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I have a set of the Thule extended cross bars for our ‘18 touring. We have a SUP carrier and J cradle for our boards and kayak. I wanted to know if it was ok to mount the J Cradle for the kayak on the outside of the roof rail on the extended portion of the rail. I won’t be able to mount the cradle and sup carrier on the inside of both the rails due to the width of the boards/kayak.

I’d rather put the board carrier out past the rail but it would be sticking out about a foot past the rail.

My concern is the loading from the kayak will be focused outside of the bar mount and won’t direct translate loads into the rails as a centered load would. I can still tie down the kayak to the center of the bars? But that will only help when the top of the kayak tries to rotate away from the car.

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