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- Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
This is designed for small white water kayaks. Not suitable for rec or touring kayaks.
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I got this stacker to use on a trailer. We were looking for a system that would accommodate 1,2,3 or 4 kayaks, without breaking the bank. This ticked all those boxes. Easy to install & easier to use.
Does the Yakima BigStack Boat Rack work...
Does the Yakima BigStack Boat Rack work with a 2000 nissan xterra?
Please use the configurator located at the top of the page or visit www.Yakima.com to ensure proper fit.
Hi, I have a 2002 Xterra and have had the Bigstack for a few years now, i'm very happy with it, i also bought the multi mounts for carring paddles. I already had a set of Yakima towers and crossbars, so i didn't have to figure out if it fit the factory rack, my only problem is i off road, so my X has a lift so need to take a folding stepladder to load my boats, lol and when the Bigstack came out it was sold as being able to carry up to 4 boats, it does, i only take 3 because my cross bars aren't long enough
Awesome, i cna fit two kayaks (probably more) but thats all i need.
Working great, it did come with 4 straps as well, which was awesome.
2 straps have fender guards to protect your car for the front and back and then two straps for the rack.
Aweosme product i would absolutely recomend this to anyone!
very impressed with these so far. Fits factor crossbars on my 4runner just fine. Although I'm pretty sure the manual I received in the box said it could carry up to 4 boats....
Does it fit 2002 Ford Explorer factory...
Does it fit 2002 Ford Explorer factory flat bar rack?
Hey Rob Jestadt,
Thanks for your question. I checked with Yakima and I found that it will depend on whether your 2002 Ford Explorer with Factory Crossbars is the 2-door or 4 door version. It will fit on the 4-door and it will not fit on the 2-door version.
I just got my roof rack last week and I'm...
I just got my roof rack last week and I'm considering getting a set of these for my kayaks. I was wondering would it be a good idea to get some kind of rack pad to go along with this, or is that unnecessary?
The pads will help the kayaks from possible slipping a little and thats if you don't really tighten it down.
I wouldn't go buy pads I would just use some old towels or something and if you feel as if the towels make a huge difference than look at purchasing pads in the future. No sense in spending money on something that "might" not be needed.
I own a 2007 Suburban Z-71 with factory...
I own a 2007 Suburban Z-71 with factory rack and cross bars. I currently carry 3 kayaks cockpit down on a custom built platform. The 12' & 14' are on the bottom, with the 10' above them on a "T" bar. Would I be able to fit all 3 edgewise with the big stack system? I want to be able to use the rear hatch at the same time. Would 2 of the systems fit on my vehicle?
Does this rack work with a 22' double...
Does this rack work with a 22' double kayak?
Yes, works with just about every style of kayaks including river, whitewater and recreational kayaks.
I have a 2003 Mazda Tribute with factory...
I have a 2003 Mazda Tribute with factory cross bars. I want to carry two 8' sit on top kayaks. Does anyone know how well the Big Stack might fit my factory cross bars?
Mounts directly to virtually all factory roof rack crossbars.
Works well on Subaru Outback Sport
I put this Yakima BigStack kayak rack on my '04 Subaru Outback Sport factory cross bars in about 15 minutes out of the box. I use it for 2 recreational kayaks, 10' & 14'. I can load them on the car by myself, but if my car was any taller it would be difficult. I would recommend this to anyone with a shorter car and cross bars.
I have a 2004 Land Rover Discovery with...
I have a 2004 Land Rover Discovery with no roof rack system, just the bars down each side and a rain guard. Which rack system do I want and would the BigStack be good for hauling two Kayaks?
Check the "fit my car" link at http://www.yakima.com/ to see what options you have for your base rack system.
This option would definitely allow you to fit 2 boats on top of your vehicle. However, I must point out that this will be about the most difficult setup to load (since you must lift the boats to the center of the vehicle). And also, I would only use this setup for short carries because of how the boats rest directly on the bars. I break the rules and allow my boat to stay on top of my vehicle for days at a time, so I wouldn't dream of having it not cradled in something like a Hullraiser or Bowdown. But like I said, that's just me. Check my response to your other question for some options concerning carrying 2 boats. Good luck! Oh, and if Phil beat me to the answer while I was typing out this book, you can listen to what he has to say. He seems to know what he is talking about ;-)
Haha Phil, you buttnugget! Made me really work for that one!! Yeah, so neither Yakima nor Thule give dimensions for crossbars in their vehicle fit tools. I guess they figure all Discovery's have factory crossbars and that no one would ever want to upgrade them. Well after about 20 minutes worth of google-digging so as not to lose face, I found this link:
If you scroll nearly to the bottom, the guy states that 50" thule bars fit nearly perfectly (see his pictures). So that being said, in Yakima I would suggest going with Railgrabs and 58" crossbars. Allowing for 4" of overhang each side to tie straps to or sawing them down a few inches for a cleaner look if necessary.
Hope this helps! Thanks Phil :-P Haha
want to haul 2 kayaks on2008 chry mini van...
want to haul 2 kayaks on2008 chry mini van no roof rack ould like to haul 3 kayaks
You're going to have to do two things. First of all, you need a roof rack. Call Yakima and they'll tell you exactly what you need for your make and model of car (which you'll need to provide). Second, decide whether you want to haul two kayaks or three. You say both in your question, and you need to decide. And for god's sake, try to write a legible, coherent question next time. Maybe in the form of a real sentence.
Do you need extra saddles to carry two...
Do you need extra saddles to carry two kayaks?
You don't need saddles, just the normal straps and some bow and stern straps, although some bar pads do the trick to ease up on the kayak. I take my Jeep and two kayaks 70mph+ with this thing no problem.
I need to haul two kayaks on a 2004 Jeep...
I need to haul two kayaks on a 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee with factory crossbars. The Yakima BigStack is very reasonably priced and would meet my needs. Would I need to purchase anything else to affix this rack to my Jeep or does the BigStack come with everything I need?
You will need the Mighty Mount 25H for it to be compatible. Look at the rack configure link at the top of the page.
Works Great on Factory Bars
I have an 06 4-Runner and the Big Stacks fit great. They fold down and hide themselves well and make no noise when I drive. Go buy yourself a set!
I have the yakima bars and had bought the thule kayak rack initially because it said it was compatible and i got it for just a bit cheaper. major problems with it. It rotated on the bars super easy and didn't have a lock, so i had to take it off every time. however, the yakima bigstack is perfect. holds great with less rotation. locks in place on top and has held my kayak on with speeds of 65mph. make sure you use the straps like they recommend inside the box. straps are plenty long. folds down easily so they are not standing up looking goofy too.