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Kayak Brackets w/ MOPAR cross bars

Hey everybody... I've been searching for J style kayak brackets to install on my 2014 JGC. I have the MOPAR cross bars. I've searched around the forum but didn't see any strong opinions. Anyone have a recommendation on a model? I have two ~10.5' long kayaks, ~50 lbs each. I'd be doing at max a 3 hour drive on highways but mostly around town.

Any recommendations would be appreciated. Thanks everyone!



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Re: Kayak Brackets w/ MOPAR cross bars

I have used three different Thule racks for my various kayaks over the years and all of them have worked very well. The first pair I had were simply the fixed "Hullaport" J style cradles. I went from those to the "Hullaport Pros" the only difference being that you can fold the "Pros" down when not in use. A couple years ago I purchased "Hullavators" which are exceptional as they lower to waist height at the side of the vehicle and I am no longer hefting my kayaks above my head to toss them up on the cradles. There are other glide or roller/saddle options but I have not used them. Pricey but very worth it in my opinion. I am sure there are other lesser priced options that work very well too. You may just want to consider effort/convenience factor when choosing.

I also currently have Thule Areoblades as crossbars and have previously used square crossbars as well. I assume you would have little problem attaching to your Mopar bars.
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I have these.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004KI3FP0..._xrlevb1DXP7RN


No issues work great with mopar cross bars.


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Re: Kayak Brackets w/ MOPAR cross bars

Both of you guys, thanks for the information. Nice Jeeps too.

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I was actually looking at those on Amazon as well. Are you using the hardware (straps) from the original purchase or did you get different ones?


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Both of you guys, thanks for the information. Nice Jeeps too.

PurdueMET,
I was actually looking at those on Amazon as well. Are you using the hardware (straps) from the original purchase or did you get different ones?


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I am using other ratchet straps to wrap the kayaks. I didn't trust the red straps that came with. They were only pinch locking not ratchet. It added piece of mind on the highway.


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