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Lockrack Watersport Carriers Review - 2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

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Review of the Lockrack Watersport Carriers on a 2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

Speaker 1: Today on our 2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, we're going to be test fitting the Lockrack Watersport Carrier for kayaks, canoes, or up to two standup paddle boards. This is side loading, and it's part number is 3-3-9-L-R-U-N-I-S-E-T-A. We already have a kayak installed up here. Let's go ahead and take a closer look and show off some of the features. One of the biggest features, or biggest differentiators, from the other kayak carriers out there is the fact that, once this is installed, and the racketing arms are pushed into place, it does not require any tie downs, at all. As those can be pretty cumbersome, especially for those taller roofs, where you have to throw the straps on the other side and do it in a specific configuration.

Not to mention, the bow, and stern tie downs that come up towards the front. Then you have to find a tie down point for that, whether it be under the bumper or under the hood. With this, you don't have to worry about that, at all.The arms do lock into place and have four keys that come with it. At the ends of these keys, are these little attachment points, here, so you can put it onto your key chain, if need be, so you don't lose it. You install it, like so, turn to unlock it, and then it ratchets into place for it to lock in place.

Moving to the back here, with everything installed, it's actually not going to interfere with opening our hatch, or our rear window, here, all the way, if need be. More than enough space in between and there's enough space on the other side to even install another one of these carriers, or an additional accessory, if need be.This does have a carrying capacity of 175 pounds, but you always want to double-check with your vehicle's manual, as well as, the actual roof rack that your putting it on to make sure it can take those weights. It does have thick rubber padding, where it makes contact with the hull of your kayak on all four attachment points. As well as, at the base, here, where as this thick rubber padding with a little bit of tread to keep it in place, when you initially install it. This is comprised of an aluminum construction, so it's going to be corrosion resistant once it's installed.

And also, when you have the kayak taken off, these arms do fold flat for easy storage. But, if you want to keep it on, it also folds flat to cut down the wind noise and drag while you drive.Right now, we have it attached to these square bars, that you see here, but this will also work with round, aero, elliptical, and even the roof racks with the channel mounts in it, as this is a universal rack. There you have it for the Lockrack Watersport Carrier for kayaks, canoes, and up to two standup paddle boards on our 2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited.