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Recommended Roof Rack To Carry Kayak And SUP On A 2016 Toyota Highlander LE Plus


I have a naked roof on Toyota Highlander 2016 LE Plus. Can I carry a kayak and a SUP at the same time? What shall I buy for this? Have a Yakima bike rack, but can go with another brand if needed.


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I do have a roof rack to fit your 2016 Toyota Highlander LE Plus. Your options will be based upon what type of roof you have on your vehicle.

If you have flush rails on your vehicle, your roof rack will consist of the following items.

Yakima CoreBar Crossbars - Steel - Black - 50" Long - Qty 2, part # Y00421
SkyLine Towers for Yakima Crossbars - Fixed Mounting Points, Flush Rails, and Track Systems - Qty 4, part # Y00148
Landing Pad 16 for Yakima SkyLine and Control Towers - Qty 4, part # Y00242
Yakima Same Key System (SKS) Lock Cores (QTY 4), part # Y07204

This roof rack has a weight limit of 165 lbs. I also included the Yakima Same Key System lock cores so you can secure the rack to your vehicle.

If your roof rack has a naked roof, your roof rack will consist of the following.

Yakima CoreBar Crossbars - Steel - Black - 60" Long - Qty 2, part # Y00422
BaseLine Towers for Yakima Crossbars - Naked Roofs - Qty 4, part # Y00146
BaseClip Fit Kit for Yakima BaseLine Roof Rack Towers - Qty 4, part # Y06130

This roof rack also have a maximum weight limit of 165 lbs. You will be able to carry your Yakima bike rack on each of these roof rack options. In order to carry a kayak and a SUP at the same time you will need the following items. I recommend a j-style kayak carrier like the etrailer J-Style Kayak Carrier - Folding - Universal Mount, part # e98878. It comes with bow and stern tie downs and cam straps to secure the kayak to the carrier. My next recommendation is the Thule SUP Shuttle Stand-Up Paddleboard Carrier with Tie-Downs - Roof Mount - 2 Boards, part # TH811XT. This SUP carrier can carry up to two SUP's.

I have included product description links and video links below.

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