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Hey guys and gals,

I drive a 2013 ford escape. It doesn't have any of the necessities for a roof rack, just a bare roof. So, I'm looking at buying a roof rack to carry 2 12' kayaks weighing 68 lb each. Any recommendations? Thanks!!
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The rack foot and clips can be the expensive parts. If you're able to find a used system you'd still most likely have to buy those new. Have you considered converting a used jet ski trailer? Sometimes you can find one for less than $200, then you also don't have to lift a kayak onto your car's roof.
Most after market rack base system's are pretty muck the same, one brand may be a little less expensive or have less wind noise. I have a areo blade yakima system was $500 ish new. was supposed to be quieter than the Thule set up but it still has some noise.
2 large pool noodles and 2 straps are all you need. Simple, cheap, and easily put on & taken off.
Works great.. have done that in the past but wouldn't go that way with a nice car and a heavier boat. My junk canoe put some dents in my junk LeBaron.
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