RV – Jeep Wrangler Kayak rack solution

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.

In the paragraph below you will find links to our Amazon store with the exact products we used and hopefully this will help in your search for a proper solution.

Here is a look of the final project.

All geared up and ready to go. Heading up north for summer! See you on the road

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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Again, feel free to reach out with any questions.


RV Tow Set Up:

Arb Bumper:  ARB 3450400 Satin Black Stubby Winch Bumper for Jeep Wrangler JK

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)

Thule Goal Post: Thule 997 Goal Post Hitch Mount Truck Adapter for Thule Canoe and Kayak Carriers

Dual Hitch: Connor Towing 1625370 2″ Dual Hitch Extender (GTW-4000 lb.)

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


Extra Goodies:

Smitty Winch: Smittybilt (98510) X2O Waterproof Synthetic Rope Winch – 10000 lb. Load Capacity

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


Alien Shade: Alien Sunshade for Jeep Wrangler 2-Door JK – Covers Front and Back

Antenna: AntennaX Off-Road (13-inch) Antenna for (07 thru 16) Jeep Wrangler JK

Best top: Bestop 81040-09 Charcoal All Weather Trail Cover for 07-13 Wrangler JK 2-door

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