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    Ordered the Thule Compass kayak carrier on stock rails. Where do yall recommend attaching bow & stern to w/o hitch? Any additional tips for straps to not damage paint?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MyFirstMazda View Post
    Can the RR's carry a full sized aluminum canoe?
    Don't see why not. My kayak is close to 100lbs
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    Quote Originally Posted by whatisthispower View Post
    Ordered the Thule Compass kayak carrier on stock rails. Where do yall recommend attaching bow & stern to w/o hitch? Any additional tips for straps to not damage paint?
    I bought the rhino rack "bonnet straps" and use one on the hood for my kayaks.

    I tie my rear to a hitch step, however, you could use a second one in the hatch to do the same.
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    Hi, I have put on the RCL, and like the look. But I do notice, even with the sunroof closed, at about 30mph that i can hear some whistling from the wind going across the front bar (with sunroof "door" covered i cant hear it tho). Is this what others find? I would have thought it would be higher speeds before hearing it so much. Pretty sure I installed rubber on top and bottom correct.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SaintsReturn View Post
    I bought the rhino rack "bonnet straps" and use one on the hood for my kayaks.

    I tie my rear to a hitch step, however, you could use a second one in the hatch to do the same.
    Did you install an aftermarket hitch? I looked for a hitch step but have not found one for the small factory receiver.

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    Thanks for sharing all this. I did the same thing following your advise. And it is working perfectly for my cx-5 2019. Not much sounds and not hurting the fuel economy so much.

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