I have a 2002 SE Wagon. Haven't tried the ford kayak carriers, but did
purchase the Yakima racks (About $180US, all told) that clamp onto the
existing rack system as well as the Yakima kayak attachments. Was awesome
for 2 kayaks, felt very secure (used 2 adjustable straps with like 1,200lb
max ratings and a heap of bungie cords), but it was a bit sluggish and got
crappy gas mileage due to the added weight and significant reduction in
aerodynamics. And I must add, it looked VERY SILLY.
Strangely, my gas mileage used to improve with two 18' race boats on the
roof. I figured it was a streamlining effect. I also thought it looked
cool... sort of like a WWII fighter with two big drop tanks. :-)
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