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Kayak Racks on Truck Cover

Ready to take on Class VI Rapids or just heading out for a day at the lake? In any case, your launch is a distant dream if you don’t have kayak racks on your truck cover. 

Don’t Capsize!

Sure, you could throw your kayak in the truck bed, or directly on top of your tonneau cover, but neither is a great solution. 

To begin with, you need to consider local restrictions on the permitted overhang and make sure to have warning flags hung on the end (there’s nothing like getting a ticket to ruin a good day). However, the biggest problem – both for the safety of your kayak and yourself – is having an unsecured load. At minimum, your kayak won’t appreciate being jostled around, but a traffic accident would be even worse. 

If you have a double cab, you might consider a roof rack system, but you’ll need to be aware of the roof weight limit and the complication of driving with that much added height. A utility rack is another option, but a pretty intense one. 

With these options thrown out, all that’s left is a truck bed rack, and lucky for you, Renegade has just the one – and it’s ready for your kayak racks. 

Example Kayak Racks

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Surfboard Mounted on Bed Cover

Eskimo Rock and Roll

Kayak racks vary in design and capacity, but your basic choice is going to be between saddles, J-cradles, and stackers. But, as any pro knows, it’s way more complicated than that. 

There’s a host of other considerations, like: How much weight can your truck bed cover hold? Where are you going to store everything else you need (cooler, tackle box, lifejackets, camping gear, and more)? How many kayaks do you plan to transport? Most kayak mounts hold two kayaks, but if you want to carpool with a group, a stacker will be the way to go. 

Before you get too excited about a specific kayak rack model, you’ll need to make sure it fits the type of kayak you have. Is it a sit-on-top or sit-in kayak? What type of hull does it have? Is it a recreational or touring kayak? Is there a place to secure your paddles, or do you need an extra accessory? 

Perfectly pair your kayak racks with the Renegade Aero Bars for the easiest combination with the Renegade Cover L-Track.

Cartwheels, Squirts, and Enders

Whatever you decide, it needs to be easy to install and user-friendly. Adding kayak racks to your truck bed cover isn’t meant to make things more complicated. The goal is more time on the water and less time dealing with straps, webbing, and clips!

Lucky for you, mounting most any kind of truck bed accessory to the L-Track system on Renegade’s Tonneau Cover is super simple. Or, you can add accessories like kayak racks onto Renegade’s high quality Aero Bars. The options are nearly limitless for securing your kayak or kayaks to the racks on your truck bed cover. 

But don’t forget, if you are adding kayak mounts to racks on your tonneau cover, that means you’re prioritizing your truck bed for storage. Whether we’re talking the adventure of a lifetime or every weekend, you need a lot more than yourself and a boat. And the last thing you want is for all that stuff to walk away while you’re grabbing pancakes on your way to the lake.

Make a Wet Exit

Knowing your kayaks are secure on your truck bed cover, and that your other gear is safe under your tonneau cover, you’re ready to hit the road. So get back to reading water, not reading reviews. Order your Renegade Cover today and start making real plans for a summer like no other. 

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