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Recommended Roof Rack And Kayak Carrier For ARE MX Camper Shell

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Hello I have a ARE MX camper shell on 8’ bed. I want to add a roof rack system with platform for hauling 3 kayaks. Im kind of lost trying to find the right set up. Could you suggest the right set up for this type of weight

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Your ARE MX camper shell will need roof tracks in order to install a roof rack. Sometimes they come with the roof tracks, so I will provide you with everything you need for a roof rack with roof tracks and for one without them.

If you need the roof tracks, my recommendation is the Thule Roof Mounted Top Rack System - 60" Long, part # THTB60. Once you have the roof tracks, you will need the Thule rack that goes with them.

Thule WingBar Evo Crossbars - Aluminum - Black - 60" Long - Qty 2, part # TH711520
Rapid Podium Feet for Thule Crossbars - Fixed Point - Qty 4, part # TH460R
Fit Kit for Thule Podium-Style Roof Rack Feet - 3101, part # THKIT3101
Thule One-Key System Lock Cylinders - Qty 4, part # TH450400

The next thing you need is a kayak carrier. I recommend a kayak stacker because you want to carry three kayaks. My recommendation is the Thule The Stacker - Rooftop Multi-Kayak Carrier, part # TH830. This is a good carrier for boats up to 10' in length. If you are carrying longer boats, you can use the Rhino-Rack Nautic Stack Kayak Carrier w/ Tie-Downs - Post Style - Folding - 4 Kayaks, part # RRS520.

I have included product description links and a video review link below.


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