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post #1 of 3 Old 07-27-2018, 08:04 PM Thread Starter
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Question affordable kayak rack for 2016 Compass?

Hi All,
Can anyone suggest an affordable roof rack for 2 kayaks that will fit my jeep? We are only beginner weekend warriors (and not even every weekend!) so I def. don't need the 'cadillac' version. This is my first Jeep, so I am unfamiliar with their more streamline rack.
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post #2 of 3 Old 07-27-2018, 10:22 PM
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I've only seen one off-brand crossbar kit on amazon and it didn't review super well, so far people have only reported being happy with the mopar ones (which I think are made by thule?).

I'm getting pretty close to simply fabricating my own. The OEM kit is too expensive, aftermarket hasn't caught up for them yet, might as well do it ourselves. I'm way too busy to start on that any time soon though. For the moment, it is slim pickings, spreading the wallet and getting the OEM kit probably the best way to go at this time. If you have a small utility trailer you can use, could wait for better aftermarket options.

You definitely can't just toss stuff on the roof like my old SUV, you can feel the thin metal flexing under your hand when washing the roof. Its meant to have any roof cargo supported by crossbars and nothing touching the actual roof it seems.
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Can anyone suggest an affordable roof rack for 2 kayaks that will fit my jeep?
Hi @tinalynnm,

If you are looking for an affordable yet vehicle-specific roof rack for your Compass, I recommend considering this option:
Black Horse® - Replica Cross Bars at CARiD
Here is an installation instruction for the product.
There are many other roof rack systems for your Compass, yet this one is the most cost-effective vehicle-specific one.
When you install cross bars, you can mount the kayak carrier on top. Below is the link to view the kayak carriers we've got:
2016 Jeep Compass Canoe Carriers & Kayak Racks at CARiD
By ordering these products you will be able to carry your kayaks on the roof of your Compass.
Hope this helps!


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