- Q & A
newer skis with dampening systems
this rack does open very wide in the bottom and it does not allow you to put 2 skis together and slide into lower section of ski rack, we have newer skis with a dampening system top mounted, so skis had to be slid into rack seperately going from a 6 ski pair holder to 4 pair... just an fyi...
Really limited use and inconvenient
I have the Hitch ski Twin tip skis don't fit well at all, same with snowboards. Once the stuff is in there the carrier work fine but be prepared to spend some time getting things in the rack.
You are lucky if you can fit 3 or 4 pairs of skis on this rack. Unless you are using skis from before 1991 you cannot fit 6 pairs of skis on here. On top of that, most pairs of skis are too thick for the mechanism to be shut over your skis and hold them stable on the rack. The bottom rack doesn't even open so good luck wedging a twin tip in there. This rack would have been decent 15 years ago, but now there are much better items. Just get a rack for the top of your car.
yakima ski hitch saddle
The locking down of the hitch is inadaquate. add another $70 for locks alone.
The hitchski works great otherwise.
any idea if this will work with a surf...
any idea if this will work with a surf board or SUP?
Does anyone have the measurements of this?...
Does anyone have the measurements of this? Particularly the span of the bars that rest on the bike rack portion? I'm trying to find out if this would be compatible with my Allen rack...
Sure, here you go Brodacious.
Dimensions: 24 deep x 22 tall x 31 wide
17 1/4" Center to Center of top arms.
What are the differences between the older...
What are the differences between the older and newer models?
To all that have reviewed, were you using...
To all that have reviewed, were you using the older style model (square shaped) or the new model (slightly trapezoid like)? It looks great. However, if I can't use it to store 4 snowboards, I'm not interested.
I was probably reviewing the older model because mine is square. I looked at some pictures of the new model and it shows a pair of twin-tip skis mounted on it stacked, which I can't do. The description says "2 position upper arms, adjustable lower arm". So I guess depending on the adjustability of the lower arm you may be able mount ski back to back, but unless the lower arm is actually hinged there it is unlikely you will get two snowboard back to back in there. I have mounted four snowboards before but it required I dissassemble the lower arm to get them mounted in, it was a pain in the butt and I won't do it again.Has anyone gotten this to work?
I drive a Jeep TJ, it has a bike rack that...
I drive a Jeep TJ, it has a bike rack that bolts onto the spare tire, no trailer hitch. It works great for my bikes which I use all year round but would also like to have a rack for my ski;s/boards. I heard you can add or switch it up for your needs. Can you please make sugestions. Thank you Lorna
The yakima website will have your answers.