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Roof Rack For 2012 Ford F-150 SuperCrew Cab For Carrying Canoe

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Im looking for a ladder rack style rack to carry a 18 foot canoe. I own a 2012 Ford F150 XLT SCREW with an Truck Cover American Roll Cover with Yakima rail integrated on the cover rails. Will a Yakima OverHaul HD fit without modifications with the Tonneau Cover Adapter Kit for Yakima OverHaul HD and OutPost HD Truck Bed Ladder Racks - Y01155? I see similar installs on other makes and different covers. Thanks for the support and professional support. Regards

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While the Yakima rack and tonneau adapter won't fit the standard Yakima rails on an American Roll cover on your 2012 Ford F-150 SuperCrew, what you can do is add a roof rack to your truck along with a canoe carrier. The best option for this is from Rhino-Rack because it is the best overall value for a roof rack; Rhino-Rack's quality is equal to similar brands, but at a better price point because you aren't paying extra for a specific brand name printed on the crossbars.

The parts that make up the Rhino-Rack roof rack that fit your 2012 Ford F-150 SuperCrew are the following:

- Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero Crossbars - Silver # RRVA150S-2 or Black # RRVA150B-2

- Rhino-Rack 2500 Series Legs # RRRLKVA

- Custom DK Fit Kit # DK150

This rack uses long, 59 inch aero bars which gives you a lot of space to mount even a wide canoe, and the aero-shape of the crossbars use rubberized vortex strips on top which disrupt the air flow, giving you a much quieter ride than other types of bars. Then for a kayak carrier I recommend an option from Malone:

- Malone BigFoot Pro Canoe Carrier with Tie-Downs - Gunwale Brackets - Side Loading # MPG112MD

This is an easy-to-use carrier that just clamps onto the crossbars and has a robust 165 lb capacity. It also comes with load straps to secure the canoe to the rack, and bow/stern tie-downs. The only other thing you may need, if your F-150 doesn't have easily accessible tie-down points, are the Malone QuickLash T-Style Hood Loops for Bow and Stern Tie-Downs # MPG308.

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