We recently upgraded our tow vehicle (Jeep Patriot) to a new Jeep Wrangler Willy’s Edition and excited about all of the 4×4 action. We also enjoy our kayak and finding a good solution for the Jeep has been a challenge, but in the end we think we have a huge success worth sharing. First we had to tackle flat towing the Jeep behind the RV which worked out well, but finding a solid solution for Kayak started as a daunting task.
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Here is a look of the final project.
We researched the few options of kits they had out there, but some were cheap looking and we didn’t like the full cargo rack look to just carry our Kayak. It took some good planning but in the end I think we nailed a great solution without having to drill which most kits required. Combining of the Kargo Master “A” Frame hoop and the removalable Thule “Goal Post” make it all possible and clean looking. I would be happy to share any additional info or questions you might have about this.
Detailed pics below:
In the end our Wrangler has a nice beefy look with the “A” frame around the windshield for every day commuting and without having a clunky Cargo Rack installed.
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RV Tow Set Up:
Blue Ox: Blue Ox BX7365 Alpha 6,500lb Tow Bar
Blue Ox: Blue Ox BX88296 Tow Bar Adapter Kit
RV tow Connector: Hopkins 48425 6 Pole Round Vehicle Connector
Blue OX Wiring Kit: Blue Ox BX8869 Bulb and Socket Tail Light Wiring Kit
Blue Ox Locks: Blue Ox BX88177 4-Lock Kit
Kayak Set Up:
Front Kayak Support: Kargo Master “A” Frame Hoop (Favorite)
Bike Hitch: CURT 18084 Hitch-Mounted Tray-Style Bike Rack
Tandem Kayak: BIC Trinidad Fishing Kayak, Green
Kayak Straps front: Keeper 85243 8′ x 1″ Lashing Strap, 2 Pack
Kayak Straps rear: DORSAL Surfboard Kayak SUP Surf Rack Tie Down Straps – Black Pair (15FT)
Kayak Foam Pads: Rhino Rack Aero Crossbar Pads
Stanley Jump Starter: Stanley J5C09 1000 Peak Amp Jump Starter with Built in Compressor
Rugged Ridge: Rugged Ridge 15209.01 3.5″ 18W Round LED Light
Jeep Air Intake: RedRock 4×4 J100285 Cold Air Intake Kit – Black Wrinkle Coating
Jeep Bug Deflector: Rugged Ridge 11348.02 Matte Black Bug Deflector
Cargo Net: Bell Automotive 22-1-33653-8 Cargo Net
Rugged Ridge tail: Rugged Ridge 11226.11 Textured Black Euro Guard for Tail Light
Rugged Ridge front: Rugged Ridge 11230.03 Black Front Euro Guard Head Light – Pair