You know what carries gear better than the inside of your car? A Yakima Roof Rack System. Its not only provides the most options and capacity for carrying the widest range of gear, it frees up room so you can carry more friends, too. Plus, over 35 years in biz, Yakima put the time and resources into creating systems that are custom-designed for each roof.
BaseLine Tower 2016 - Present: For naked roof fits, uses BaseClips. Not compatible with Q, Y, or RidgeClips
Q-Tower 1994 - Present: For Naked roof fits. Q-Towers use Q-Clips, not compatible with BaseClips or Y-Clips. Q-Towers are being phased out and will be replaced by the BaseLine in 2018
TimberLine Tower 2016 - Present: Fits Raised factory rails, replaced RailGrab towers in 2016.
RidgeLine Tower 2016-Present: Mounts to factory flush mount and some SideRails using RidgeClips.
SkyLine Tower 2016 - Present: Mounts to factory tracks and some RaisedRails with the use of Landing Pads.
1A HighRise Tower 1979 - Present: Used on cars with external rain gutters or with TopLoader, SideLoader or Widebody Brackets. For more information on the brackets click here. Not compatible with tracks, naked roofs, or any type or clips, Q, Y, or BaseClip.
Do not take your rack through an automatic car wash, even touch less ones. Parts of the car wash can snag on your rack causing damage to your rack, vehicle and the car wash. Also some the soaps and waxes used can cause damage to the rack materials.
To clean your rack Yakima recommend hand washing it with a mild dish detergent. After washing take a moment to do the following:
There are 7 basic roof types:
To determine what type your roof is, check out the images below.
The 1A Raingutter Tower is the only tower Yakima offer a "spacer, or riser" kit for. All other tower the height is dependent on the surface being mounted to and cannot be adjusted.
Slight height differences, between caps and cabs of trucks is normal and typically should not pose an issue.
The LongArm can support up to 300 lbs without the extension and up to 165 lbs when the extension is used.
Measurements are taken from the top of the tongue to the top of the cross bar. (vertical orientation)
LongArm has 3 height settings:
LongArm Height Extension The extension adds 7.5-21.5" with incremental heights approx 1-5/8" apart
LongArm Tilt: The LongArm can also be tilted to four different angles, the distance is measured from the top of the tongue to the top of the crossbar at each of the adjustable heights (see first image), the measurements are:
Here are the four angles:
Why does my knob spin when I try to remove it from my vehicle? Is it stripped?
The Speed Knob assembly is in the lock position when it spins freely. Using the key turn the lock counterclockwise will allow the knob to engage with the rod. This action will then allow you to loosen the rack and remove from your hitch.
The diagram below illustrates the position of the lock when it is in the locked and unlocked.