Yakima DryDock hitch rack
An excellent solution for transporting long equpiment and gear, such as a canoe, extra-long kayaks, rowing shell, lumber, ladders and more, is to mount the Yakima DryDock T-bar hitch mast to any 2 inch trailer hitch receiver combined with a half pack roof rack system used on the front of the vehicle (in this video the Yakima Q Towers Half Pack roof rack is mounted to the pickup truck cab roof). Video includes a demonstration of how the 8002589 Yakima Dry Dock mounts to any 2″ trailer hitch, offers a broad range of height adjustability. Cross bar sold separately to allow for the selection of the cross bar length that suits your needs. The very long items you are hauling, such as canoe, kayaks, ladders, lumber etc., can then span between the front half pack roof rack crossbar and the rear Yakima DryDock crossbar.
Yakima DryDock video
Terrific shot of a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup truck kayak rack system with Yakima Q-Tower Half Pack System (Yakima Q-Tower Half Pack, Yakima Q118 Q-Clips, Yakima 66" crossbar) and Yakima DryDock hitch mounted rack with Yakima 66" bar and Yakima HullyRollers kayak rollers and Yakima Mako Saddles combo.
This customer needed to carry his kayak on his 2005 Dodge Ram 1500 and he has suceeded with flying colors. For longer loads such as kayaks, canoes, and lumber, it’s best to achieve maximum crossbar spread between the front and rear crossbars, and this system allows that. For the front crossbar on the truck cab, he has installed the Yakima Q-Tower Half pack system which is made up of a Yakima Q-Tower Half pack, one set of Yakima Q 118 Q clips, and a single Yakima 66″ roundbar. For the rear crossbar, he is utilizing his receiver hitch and has installed a Yakima DryDock rack matched up with another single Yakima 66″ crossbar. For supporting the kayak, he has a pair of Yakima HullyRollers on the rear crossbar for easy loading and unloading, and on the front crossbar he has a set of Yakima Mako saddles. The truck bed remains empty for loading up all his gear. Great job!
Complete 2005 Dodge Ram 1500 kayak truck rack customer install details.