I would have really liked this product if there had been a few more
inches of adjustment in the height in both of the configurations. The
bad part was the tubing is undersized, so the extender hangs down
quite a bit. I'm going to need some 1/16 angle iron to take the
This product works great. It is simple to install and easy to use. This
extender fits two (2) Wilderness Systems Tarpon 160's perfectly in a
standard length bed. There seemed to be some play at the
connections when first installed, but is absolutely solid when yaks
are strapped down. I have traveled several hundred miles with this
having zero problems. I zip tied 2" diameter tubular foam to the top
rail to reduce wear and movement and it works great. Product
shipped quick and arrived as described.
Very simple to use and easy to mount to truck. This extender fits
two (2) Wilderness Systems Tarpon 160's perfectly in a standard
length truck bed. At first use there seems to be some play between
the connections, but once the yaks are strapped down it is solid. I
zip tied 2" diameter tubular foam (plumbing insulation) to the top
rail to reduce wear and movement and it works flawlessly. Product
shipped fast and arrived as described.
Solid, does the job at a fair price. Just a reminder, if your laws on
extended loads requires a flag during the day, it may require a light at
night. A red bicycle light may do the trick on that for you.
Excellent product. I needed a simple way to transport my two kayaks
with my SUV. the extend a truck is perfect. I didn't want to struggle
with a rooftop solution and had no place (or the money) for a trailer.
Now my wife and I can easily and affordably load our kayaks in 10
minutes with very little effort.
Even better than I expected. Works perfectly with my husband's Jeep
and Port a Bote.
I bought this for my Slayer 13 Kayak ,it's simply ,works great. !
very functional product. I
bought it when I got my
new Predator, and it sure
makes hauling it a breeze. I
put foam rubber on the
cross piece and the yak
rides great. The height of
the cross bar is adjustable,
so it fits most any truck bed.
I bought this to haul a 14 foot
Jackson Cuda kayak. I own a
Nissan Titan short bed truck
(67 inch bed length). The
Darby extender works great
for my truck. The fit in the tow
hitch is a little loose and
shakes some, but this is no big
issue. The 14 foot kayak
extends roughly two feet
beyond the extender. With
good secure winch type straps
that secure to the extender
and inside the bed of the truck
the kayak stays in place and
does not move. The extender
has ample width to it. The only
real drawback(which I haven't
dealt with yet) may be the
length of the extender. If going
up steep inclines there may be
the possibility of grounding out.
My driveway has a decent
incline to it and the bottom of
the extender almost hits as I
go up or down my driveway.
So be careful and watchful of
the terrain you travel over
using this product. Otherwise it
is a good, strong durable multi
use extender. I would
reccomend for the price. ACK
customer service was excellent
also. Fast shipping.
The Darby Extend a Truck Bed in
extremely easy to install and
Scott Spokane Wa.
Just what I needed for double
kiac. good construction and fits
This the perfect way to haul
kayaks up to 15 feet in my
2014 Silverado with 6.5 foot
bed. Safe and secure! The
foam pad (extra) does protect
the kayak but needs much
In my truck the hitch is 6"s
longer than the bed giving me
a total length of 12' from front
of bed to the rack. My truck
has a fiber glass bed lid and
provides great protection for