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Unread 06-24-2013, 10:25 AM   #1
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Hey, just moved from a 99TJ to a 09JK Unlimited. Need to get a canoe up over the soft top. I am thinking light bar and some sort of square tubing that mounts to the trailer hitch (2") receiver. Anyone got a lead on something that exists or am I looking at custom?

Big fan of the TJ forum, looking forward to JK advice now

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Unread 06-24-2013, 08:10 PM   #2
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Pool noodles, you know, those flexible styrofoam tubes you buy in the kid's dept in Walmart. Place those across the windshield and the sound bar, tie down the canoe/kayak to the front tow hooks and rear spare tire (Note: NOT to the front spare tire. J/K...I've had a few too many at the time of writing.).

Cheap, easy, voila! Works for my kayaks.
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Unread 06-24-2013, 10:11 PM   #3
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This might work for the hitch mount option.


They even have a couple of them mounted to an older Wrangler.

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Unread 06-25-2013, 09:46 AM   #4
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I am interested to see pictures of where pool noodles placed and of kayak on noodles. Do you have any? I have been looking for a way carry Ocean Kayak without attaching permanent rack that will prevent me from parking in many parking garages due to height restrictions.
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