Another option which makes this method of transport safer and more practical is a bed extender.
Also, if you find that some part of your kayak is making contact with the roof after you tighten it down then placing a piece of rug or padding there is a good idea to protect the car from scratching. We recommend passing the straps through the scupper holes of the kayak and tying that off in the bed of the truck. When transporting the kayak in a flat bed pickup don't choose places on the kayak to fasten to that can fail - like the handles.Motorcycle loading ramps come in many styles and designs and with the added features available make loading or unloading your motorcycle both easy and safe. Motorcycle loading ramps generally come in one of three main styles. Options include a bed extender, tail light "garnish", chrome bumper trim, 17" wheels, body side protectors, roof rack, fender flares, running boards and a towing package mentioned above. Other options include heated leather seats, a six-disc CD changer, satellite radio, sunroof, grille cards, bed extender and 18-inch wheels. With the right equipment.
This little device works to help you get your kayak up on your vehicle.
loading, transporting, and unloading your kayak is very manageable. Racks and kayaks will decrease your vehicles MPG. (An extender can also be reconfigured to support your , with one end resting on the cab roof and the other on the extender in the vertical position.) They will also maximize your roof space to allow for extra kayaks or other accessories. This method is kind of like the duct tape approach to kayak transport. If the kayak is sliding back and forth on the bars or in the carriers than you need to go back and tighten the straps. Just to place the mat (with rubber backing down - so it won't slide) on the rear of the vehicle and place one end of the kayak on the mat and slide onto the rack. Roller Loader: Lift Assist Accessories: Thule Roller Coaster: a roller attached to a set of saddles that allows you to push the kayak up onto the roof from the rear of the vehicle. Factory racks systems do have weight limits, but most can handle 1 or 2 medium to light weight kayaks without a problem.