We are trying to figure out how to haul 4 ClearWater NuNu kayaks (9’6" long/43# each) on our 02 Odyssey mini van without breaking the bank. We aren’t going far to start- just a few miles to the water. We have a factory rack and crossbars. I am looking at the Thule stacker 830 because it says it can hold 4 kayaks and it will fit on our existing crossbars. The 4 kayaks will go over the 100 load limit on the crossbars though. Then I thought maybe we could put 2 of the kayaks on the stacker and trail the other two by somehow modifying our sailboat trailer.
- How serious are the weight limits on a roof rack?
- Will the 830 Stacker even hold any of these kayaks? (Some sites say whitewater kayaks only.)
- Any suggestions other than a $1000+ trailer or getting rid of the two kids?