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2001 BMW 328Ci roof rack kayak carrier and tandem bike rack - Thule 753 BMW car rack system (complete multi-purpose base rack system mounts to the 2001 BMW 328Ci rooftop) / Thule 503 Load Stops and 523 Heavy-Duty Straps (carries the tandem kayak; also ideal for hauling a canoe, ladder, lumber and more) / RockyMounts R4 tandem bike rack (also using the Rocky Mounts Offset Bracket for easy one person loading of the tandem bike).
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R.A. explains "If you love somebody, Go Tandem! We installed the roof rack and tandem bike rack first, biasing it to the outside of the roof mounting hardware to enable the single-person loading feature of the Rocky Mounts rack (just lock the front fork into the swivel bracket and then swing up the rear tire into the tray). With the bike to the side there was plenty of room to fit our new tandem kayak, even on our relatively small car (a 2-person vehicle for all intents and purposes, to match the roof gear). We used the Thule load stops to perfectly center and retail the kayak. This system is amazingly stable and quiet on the road-- you don't even know the equipment is there."