We have a new Ascent and I would like to find a setup to haul 2 Kayaks, does anyone know if you can safely haul 2 units at once? If so, what rack system?
Wow. Thanks for this. I was on the phone with the eTrailer folks trying to sort this, and now that you mention the lower slot for mounting on the feet, I can see how buying the 60" bars would have probably been a mistake. So many details to cross check.My experience with the aero bars is that the way they attach to the towers limits the length of the bars. The under side of the aero bars are slotted to fit into the tabs of the towers and thus the length of the slots limit the width +/- between the car rails that a specific length bar will fit. This was the case with a friends RAV4 that we got longer Aerobars than what we recommended and had to retiuurn them for the recommended length. So a 60" aero bar may not have enough adjustability to fit the width of the Ascent Rails.
According to the specs on the eTrailer site, the loader telescopes out as far as 98.25" and it has pivot feet to meet the ground at whatever angle necessary to gain clearance from the vehicle. Should be enough....I hope.One thing to check with the Malone Downloaders is if there is a specific distance that the rails need to extend so the downloader doesn't hit the side of the car.
It may not be due to the structural integrity of the car in static or dynamic loading. It could be vehicle handling dynamics. Putting 700 lbs above the roof would be very unstable and could lead to a roll-over.I have always wondered how the car companies determine the load carrying capacity for their roof racks.
is there really a sticker there? I’m not doubting it I just can’t believe I never noticed it! 😂.. but it's on the rail sticker on the driver's side, at the rear, if anyone wants to check.
Was this crosswind a hurricane? I have the regular aero bars and put my kayak on it’s side up there regularly, including a couple longer highway trips. There might be a little flexing in them but they certainly haven’t bentSomeone else used the regular Aero bars with side standing/mounted kayaks, and the bars bent in a crosswind.