What do you think of this roof top carrier for a kayak?
While wondering why anybody would risk their neck climbing up on the roof of a Travato to mount a kayak way up high I stumbled on these videos for levered roof racks for carrying ladders on high top vans. This looks more manageable and suggests the possibility of mounting a Yakima cargo carrier or maybe a spare tire on one of these systems. What do you guys think? http://www.kargomaster.com/van-shelving ... -rack.html
Re: What do you think of this roof top carrier for a kayak?
Gee, 330 lbs makes me wonder about Hymercar's loft bed. If you fit two adults up there in a queen sized bed that's averaging 300 lbs. Maybe they only recommend kids sleep up there.
So for this levered roof rack system long lighter items such as: kayaks, surfboards, a porta-bote, and perhaps a Yakima cargo carrier probably would work out. My main concern would be accidental deployment during turns or high winds while driving. I noticed they do offer driver side mounts so it wouldn't interfere with a passenger side awning.