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#11516384 - 04/01/16 02:11 PM Roof rack
SK. Online   content
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Registered: 12/18/10
Posts: 972
Loc: N.Houston/Fort Worth
I drive a Toyota corolla due too my commute to FW to work & since I'm up there all week I'm thinking of getting a yak. I've researched a few roof racks but wanted to see if someone had one they would recommend.
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#11516639 - 04/01/16 04:49 PM Re: Roof rack [Re: SK.]
elbandito78 Offline
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Registered: 06/22/02
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Loc: Richardson, Texas, USA
I had a Thule roof rack on my Jetta that worked really well. I drive a jeep now, so I'm about to get rid of it. Too bad I'm in the DFW area. smirk
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#11516699 - 04/01/16 05:26 PM Re: Roof rack [Re: elbandito78]
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Originally Posted By: elbandito78
I had a Thule roof rack on my Jetta that worked really well. I drive a jeep now, so I'm about to get rid of it. Too bad I'm in the DFW area. smirk
I'm in the DFW area during the week.....I work in Fort Worth...
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#11516819 - 04/01/16 06:07 PM Re: Roof rack [Re: SK.]
christian myrick Offline
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Registered: 08/03/11
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Loc: little elm
Go check out mariner sails. They have thule, yakima and a few others. Geatest place ever
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#11517203 - 04/01/16 09:58 PM Re: Roof rack [Re: SK.]
TTUshane Offline
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Registered: 01/05/15
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Loc: Dallas
I drive a VW Passat (slightly bigger than your corolla - similar to a camry) and I use the Thule roof rack. It works great but is pretty pricey. I'm able to load my Raptor up there with relative ease. With all that said, I envy the guys with trucks and trailers!

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#11517591 - 04/02/16 09:15 AM Re: Roof rack [Re: SK.]
JCG57 Offline
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Registered: 05/08/02
Posts: 868
Loc: DFW
I used a Yakima system on my Jetta (a lot of VW owners on this thread). I bought the towers, cross bars and kayak saddles and straps from someone on Craigslist, then bought the Yakima car-specific clips from an online retailer. I used it for about five years (until we got a truck) then sold the rack system on Craigslist for about what I paid for it five years earlier - net cost was the price paid for the clips.

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#11517853 - 04/02/16 01:44 PM Re: Roof rack [Re: SK.]
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Registered: 12/18/10
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Loc: N.Houston/Fort Worth
Thanks for the input guys...
I found it stunning the price variation on these racks....
Are the cheaper ones not worthy?
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#11517928 - 04/02/16 03:35 PM Re: Roof rack [Re: SK.]
mjsliv Offline
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Registered: 09/08/14
Posts: 6
I use a jetski trailer. Much easier to load/unload and you can find them for about half the price of a full Thule/Yakima setup. But, I also use a thule on-top rack for my bicycles. I just didn't want to fork over another couple hundred bucks for a kayak adapter. I really like the ease of a trailer.

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#11518667 - 04/02/16 11:49 PM Re: Roof rack [Re: SK.]
elbandito78 Offline
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Registered: 06/22/02
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Loc: Richardson, Texas, USA
Originally Posted By: SK.
Originally Posted By: elbandito78
I had a Thule roof rack on my Jetta that worked really well. I drive a jeep now, so I'm about to get rid of it. Too bad I'm in the DFW area. smirk
I'm in the DFW area during the week.....I work in Fort Worth...


Apparently my reading comprehension isn't so good these days. Lol. I sent you a pm.
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