I’ve got Yakima Low Rider towers from my 2001 Outback. Just picked up a 2017 Forester. Emailed Yakima to see if they will work on the Forester, Since the Low Rider was discontinued they do not know, and suggested I buy new towers. I should have expected that. Someone at RackAttack told me he knows of Forester owners that use them but could not verify if they are safe.
I’ve mounted them, they seem OK and do not wiggle or move with as much force as I can exert.
Since I will be carrying a 17 foot 75# canoe or two 55# kayaks I want to make sure I’ll have no problems. Bow will be tied to Thule straps mounted to inside fenders, rear ties to Thule toggle loops under rear gate (until I figure out a better way at the rear).
Has anyone used Low Riders on the current generation Forester?