Rhino-Rack® - Folding J-Style Kayak Carrier

6 reviews|Item # 2534760442 
$115.00 - $189.00
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2013 Hyundai Sonata
Fits Following Model(s):
  • Naked Roof
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Hyundai Sonata Naked Roof 2013, 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. Attached to a S512X extension piece, it is possible to carry up to 4 kayaks or canoes on your roof racks depending 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.


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Rhino-Rack® - Folding J-Style Kayak Carrier
1-6 of 6 Reviews
Awesome stuff. Heavy duty and rugged, plus, easy on, easy off!
Posted by Customer / August 30, 20202011 Mercedes GLK Class
Would only get I car is narrow. When paired with folding j racks, one lays flat, others held too upright which easily tips over. Also places tie-down positions in the center of the vehicle, hard to reach. Works if the only solution. I feel it was a waste of money and ordered second j racks.
Posted by Customer / August 23, 20202012 Ford Focus
5 of 5
Rhino Rack Folding Kayak Carrier
Rhino-Rack® S512 - Folding J-Style Kayak Carrier
Customer service has been top notch! The racks are very functional and easy to use. I have the whole Rhino Rack system for my vehicle. Would highly recommend both this product and this vendor for future purchases.
Posted by Customer / July 13, 2020
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 David (Sedalia, MO) / November 07, 20142005 Subaru Forester
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 Danielle (Springfield, MO) / July 23, 20142007 Toyota FJ Cruiser
5 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 Kyle (Dyer, IN) / June 22, 20132013 Mercedes E Class
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