The Stinger does not work with
my 2012 Toyota Tacoma Quad Cab
with the factory-installed
roof rack...Not enough
clearance underneath the
crossbars for the Stinger to
function without the screws
and knobs scratching the roof
of the cab.
Good value - durable - on a lower
roof this makes loading very
easy - on top of my high truck
not so easy but with two persons
works well. Once kayak up there
hold well even over rough
Need to check bolts very so often
on rough terrain as can come
loose if you forget to tighten
Would recommend .
Looks like an improvement over the
older model. The older model, like
the sea wings, do not work well
with Wilderness Commander.
I got my stinger to assist me in loading my 120 Tarpon onto the top of a Wrangler unlimited by myself. It did exactly what they claimed. With my application 2" cross bar the leverage from the stinger tilted the wing back when the kayak was loading (clamping the bracket as hard as I could. Part of the issue could be my application. My Stinger is a bit different from the photo it has a V bar at the end instead of the balls which I believe is a bit too tall because the kayak rests on the v bar instead of the wing with the stinger in the store position. I was able to load by myself. The price point I feel is a bit high for the product. ACK delivered my order again in such a fast manner it makes my head spin.
The Stinger Loading Module is cleverly designed and easy to install and use. Very helpful especially in loading larger, heavier kayaks to roof rack. Also, Austin Canoe and Kayak was very prompt in shipping my order and the price beat any other retailer's price. Highly recommended by me.
Works as promised, lets me load and unload my large fishing kayak alone. I wish it were a little wider.
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