ford escape kayak rack

just purchased a new escape w/factory rack. anyone have experience hauling kayaks on one?

thule or yakima? jcradles or…

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Does the factory rack have siderails AND crossbars or just siderails? If it has crossbars that you feel are strong enough then just go with the saddles of your choice (most any brand will fit or can be made to fit with the right adapter). If there are no crossbars the you’ll need to get some as well as some way to attach it to the rails. I like the Thule Crossroads towers that wrap around and clamp to the factory rails and work with the square Thule crossbars. They can also have locks installed that will deter theft and reinforce the connection. Yakima makes a similar item although I am not as familiar with it.