Rhino-Rack® - Folding J-Style Kayak Carrier

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2005 Subaru Outback
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    Subaru Outback 2005, Folding J-Style Kayak Carrier by Rhino-Rack®. The space saving design enables you to mount other accessories such as a luggage carrier to transport extra gear. The design also includes a cradle for carrying paddles. The Universal fitment allows the S512 to be compatible with all current roof rack systems with specific fitting kits. Whether you're out paddling by yourself or with others, the S512 Folding J Style Kayak Carrier has you covered so you can enjoy the most out of your day. The S512 comes with all the necessary accessories to get you started including: 2 cradles, stainless steel hardware, rubber tube padding and 4 tie down straps. The Folding J Style Kayak Carrier is designed to transport your kayak or canoe on the side to save space allowing for a second watercraft to be mounted on the other side of your roof racks dependant on the length of your crossbars.


    Space-Saving Design

    Space-Saving Design
    Space-saving design to fit more onto your racks.

    Folds Flat

    Folds Flat
    Folds flat for improved roof clearance.

    Built-in Cradle

    Built-in Cradle
    A built-in cradle is available to hold your paddles.

    Universal Fitment

    Universal Fitment
    Universal fitment – fits most popular brand of roof rack crossbars.

    Padded Tie-Down Straps

    Padded Tie-Down Straps
    Includes two 9.9’ padded tie-down straps to secure kayak to carrier.

    Tie-Down Straps

    Tie-Down Straps
    Includes two 18’ tie-down straps to secure bow and stern of boat to vehicle.


    Limited 3-year warranty.

    Conventional Kayak carriers transport the boat on its top or bottom, which doesn’t leave much room on the cross bars for anything else. If you want to take along another kayak or additional gear on your trip, you’re going to have to find another way of carrying it. The Folding J-Style Carrier is the solution to the space problem. This carrier transports the boat on its side, which leaves plenty of space on your cross bars for cargo or another kayak.

    The Folding J-Style Kayak Carrier can be folded flat for additional roof clearance, so you probably won’t have to remove it when you’re in a parking garage. With the addition of the optional extension pieces, the folding carrier can also be set up to carry 2 kayaks back-to-back. To preserve appearance and to resist fading and corrosion on the tough carbon steel tubing construction, Rhino-Rack applies a state-of-the-art coating for protection. Rubber tube pads are included to cushion and protect your kayak’s finish. Once your boat is loaded, use the 2 included 9.9’ padded tie-down straps to secure the craft to the carrier, and the 2 included 18’ tie-down straps to secure the bow and stern of the boat to the vehicle.

    Stainless steel security hardware and clamps are included to attach the J-Style cradles to Rhino-Rack Aero cross bars, factory cross bars, and most popular aftermarket cross bar shapes, and a security hex key is included. If your vehicle has Rhino-Rack H/D cross bars, an optional fitting kit is needed for installation. The Folding J-Style Kayak Carrier comes with detailed, illustrated installation instructions, and it’s backed by a limited 3-year warranty to the original purchaser against defects in materials and workmanship.

    Rhino-Rack® offers a wide range of quality roof racks and accessories to meet any load carrying needs, whether you are a hardworking craftsman, a weekend warrior, or a serious holiday traveler. Since 1992, Rhino-Rack® has proven to be Australia's most diverse commercial roof rack company, with a range of rack systems to suit everyone from the ladder-carrying tradesman to the desert assaulting 4-wheel driver. Rhino-Rack specializes in Roof Racks, Kayak Carriers, Ski & Snowboard Carriers, Luggage Trays and Roof Boxes. Not to mention they are experts in trade solutions and offer a massive selection of ladder racks and ladder loading equipment.

    Warranty Information

    Rhino-Rack goods come with guarantees that cannot be excluded. You are entitled to a replacement or refund for a major failure and for compensation for any other reasonably foreseeable loss or damage. You are also entitled to have the goods repaired or replaced if the goods fail to be of acceptable quality and the failure does not amount to a major failure.

    The benefits given to you by Rhino-Rack under this warranty are in addition to your other rights and remedies under a law in relation to the goods to which the warranty relates.

    Subject to the conditions of this warranty, Rhino-Rack warrants the following products manufactured by Rhino-Rack will be free from any manufacturing defect in materials or workmanship for the following periods from the date of purchase (each a "Warranty Period"):

    • Lifetime for roof racks*;
    • 1 year for products made from textile and fabric, locks and electrical components;
    • 3 years for steel (ferrous) products and components;
    • 5 years for all other products.
    • *Lifetime warranty applies on all Euro, Heavy Duty and Vortex cross bar systems and does not apply to Pioneer and other roof tray products.

    Requirements for warranty claims

    To make a warranty claim you must return the defective product or components to the place where the product was purchased together with the original proof of purchase or receipt. No warranty claim will be processed without proof of purchase.

    A warranty claim must relate to a defect which appears within the Warranty Period and must be made within 15 days of the Warranty Period ends.

    The cost of returning the defective product or components to the place of purchase will be borne by the person making the warranty claim.


    If a defect appears during the time periods referred to above, Rhino-Rack will, within a reasonable time of being notified of the warranty claim, repair or replace, at Rhino-Rack's option any defective product or defective component without charge for parts or labor.

    Conditions and Exclusions

    This warranty does not apply to:

    1. any person other than the original retail customer or recipient of the product (in the case of acquisition as a gift or promotion) and it is not transferable.
    2. any defect in materials or workmanship, if: the purchaser examined the product before having agreed to purchase the product and that examination ought reasonably to have revealed the defect; or the defect was specifically drawn to the purchaser's attention before the purchaser agreed to purchase the product;
    3. failures caused by inadequate maintenance or non-compliance to fitting instructions supplied by Rhino-Rack. It is your responsibility to maintain the product adequately. Rhino-Rack recommends that this product be removed from your vehicle for regular cleaning and when not in use for extended periods. Any components subject to normal wear, degradation or consumption through use or exposure to the elements must be inspected periodically and replaced with Rhino-Rack parts as required;
    4. any defects, loss or damage caused by a product being fitted to a non-compatible vehicle, for example, because of the vehicle's shape or build;
    5. any defects, loss or damage caused by conditions beyond Rhino-Rack's control including, but not limited to any cost, loss, misuse, neglect, accidents, attachment of accessories not originating from Rhino-Rack, act of God, overloading beyond recommended capacity or other improper treatment of the product, including incorrect assembly or fitment by the purchaser, retailer or any other third party;
    6. any defects or damage caused by modifications to the vehicle or the product or the user's failure to properly secure cargo as recommended by Rhino-Rack;
    7. any consequential or incidental damage, including but not limited to damage to your vehicle, cargo or to any other person or property.
    Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act:
    Legally, a vehicle manufacturer cannot void the warranty on a vehicle due to an aftermarket part unless they can prove that the aftermarket part caused or contributed to the failure in the vehicle (per the Magnuson Moss Warranty Act (15 U.S.C. 2302(C)) Learn More

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    Rhino-Rack® - Folding J-Style Kayak Carrier
    Rhino-Rack® - Folding J-Style Kayak Carrier
    Average Rating: 4.9 of 5
    5 of 5
    Great Product!
    I am super impressed with this kayak carrier. I feel absolutely reassured when my kayak is secured now. This carrier is super easy to install on my luggage rack and load my kayak on. I would definitely recommend this product. The delivery was quick as well.
    Posted by (Sedalia, MO) / 2005 Subaru Forester
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    5 of 5
    Great Product
    This is a great product. I like the folding style to allow for a cleaner look. This product is great quality, and very easy to install. No tools required. This product comes with straps as well so you have everything you need in one box ready to hit the road with your kayaks. The price is a little higher than other products but the quality and ease is worth the extra cost. I purchased the Rhino-Rack Folding J-Style Carrier and the expansion carrier. I still have room on the top of my FJ cruiser and I intend to buy another set. Great products.
    Posted by (Springfield, MO) / 2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser
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    4.8 of 5
    Great Product
    Very easy to install. The only thing was that the bolts to mount were not long enough for the roof rack that I bought, but I think it was because I got the heavy duty cross bar racks from Rhino that are much thicker than the normal ones. But just had to change them out, no big deal. Still a great product.
    Posted by (Dyer, IN) / 2013 Mercedes E Class
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