Transport your gear in comfort and style with the Yakima Rack and Roll Trailer. Never again will you hurt yourself, or your car's finish, by lifting heavy objects onto your roof. Connecting, moving, and storing the Rack and Roll is a breeze because of its lightweight, yet strong aluminum construction. Best of all, it looks great behind any car, truck, or SUV. Go with Rack and Roll and put your roof rack behind you forever. Works with Class I, II & III hitches when a 2" sized ball is attached. Includes a standard flat 4 light vehicle connector.
|Weight:||150 lb / 68.04 kg|
|Capacity:||250 lb / 113.4 kg|
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The best investment we ever made, no lifting heavy wet, muddy, kayaks up onto the top of your vehicle, no saltwater, mud, sand, etc, dripping on your vehicle roof. All of your merchandise in view at all times, so no stopping to see if everything is where its suppose to be. The suspention is wonderfull unlike some other trailers , this trailer actually babies your merchandise, keeping the road roughness away from your investments. Buy one you'll never regret it.
First off, I have to say I have no problem with ACK. They have the best customer service and prices anywhere. Yakiama...not so much. This is an expensive trailer, even at ACKs sale prices. For the price, I expected top of the line materials and finish. The basic structure is first rate and exactly as described. The parts, however, are a cheap grade. They arent marked so its hard to say what grade they are but tightening one of the axel bolts to torque spec stripped the bolt and gouged the castle nut. A call to Yakima got a replacement axel sent overnight but wouldn't have happened if these were grade 5 or 6. Likewise, installing the tongue lock resulted in a broken lock core. Its made of pot metal and a replacement is being sent by Yakima, so well see if it actually works. Lastly, the bolts and nuts arent exactly metric sizes; I found the crossmember bolts were really 5/8 not a 17mm. So...the engineering is what I paid for but Yakima really needs to upgrade the components. Assembly is straight forward and the instructions are very well done. Overall, I'll get over the poor quality fasteners and this trailer looks to be lighter and more nicely made than the competition. Lastly, none of this was ACKs fault and Ill certainly do business with them again.
I bought the Yakima Rack and Roll trailer to haul and launch two kayaks. The overall design is very good as is the construction. Assembly is not too difficult although the instructions provided by Yakima leave a lot to be desired and parts were missing and a light was broke with the trailer I received. It does come apart in a few minutes time to store in very little space if desired. The cross bars work with all the Yakima rack items so it can be used to transport boats, bicycles, and a storage bin. I added a conduit carrier under the cross bars to transport the Hobie sales and masts with the boats. Assembly requires having a variety of tools including a couple of 8" spanners or a 16mm, 18mm, 21mm, and 22mm wrench, and pliers and Phillips screwdriver, 5mm hex wrench, torque wrench, and 16mm socket. Oddly some of the electrical connections use watertight fittings and others do not. I used dielectric grease and heat shrink tubing to make the fitting watertight. This is the primary shortcoming of the Yakima trailer for boating use. It cannot be put into the water to launch or retrieve a boat the way that the Malone and other true boat trailers are designed to do. Customer service from Yakima after the sale is non-existent. Every time I phoned Yakima I was put on hold and they do not respond to messages left on the customer service line. Pick a good dealer or you will have no support at all for your trailer. The Yakima has its positive attributes but the inability to put it into the water is a big drawback and had I realized it had this shortcoming I would have bought something else.
Beautifully made trailer, Austin Kayak is great company, fast shipping, and they matched the price.