Originally Posted by 12VOLTMAN
Can anyone tell me how sturdy the Thule roof rack system is? I have two 14' kayaks that I used to carry with a ladder rack in the bed of my old truck. When I bought my F150 crew cab, I purchased a hard cover for the bed and haven't been able to take them camping since. I'm considering buying the Thule racks like Snake has pictured above, but I'm concerned about stability. Would it hold them ok? And, would I have to tie down the front and back of the kayaks? I would hate to see rope flapping in front of me the entire time I'm driving!
The picture above with the red dodge and three kayaks, that is mine and they are sitting on a Thule system, three kayaks, a total of 195 pounds of kayaks, two of them are 16 foot, the third is 14 feet, I never have tethered the front and back of the kayaks, I just have two straps per kayak around the girth strapped to the cross bar.
I am a big fan of Thule, it has never failed me yet, I have used bike racks, ski racks, kayak racks, all have performed as desired.
Hope that helps.