**We will be shutting down for vacation Thursday, July 29th – Sunday Aug 8th. Returning to the shop on Monday, Aug 9th. If you need orders filled before this timeframe, please reach out to us so we can get you taken care of. We will still be taking orders while we're gone, but they won't ship until the 9th. Thank you!
VertiYak measures 63” from the top of the main beam to the hitch pin hole, 40” deep by 37” wide at the top cradle, and 20” wide at the bottom cradle. The main beam and upper section are constructed of 14-gauge steel and the lower cradle is constructed of 11-gauge steel. It is powder-coated black. When in use, this is a vertical hitch mount. When you are not using your kayaks, you can fold it flush to the rear of your RV, or vehicle to keep it out of the way. VertiYak is made in America. It’s durable, efficient, and sure to last you through many adventures.
This kayak rack is designed for kayaks and paddleboards up to 12 feet in length. It mounts to a 2” hitch receiver (receiver not included) and works best with frame-welded receivers, but you can also use it on bolt-on receivers for your bumper. It can store up to 2 kayaks/paddleboards and each kayak or paddleboard must have an end that can fit within one of the two lower cradle openings. The openings measure 11 ½” by 17”. We recommend at least 5” of your kayak sitting down in that lower cradle. The lower cradle hoop has holes for 3 different mounting heights. Always make sure it is installed with adequate ground clearance to avoid hitting the ground.
Also be aware of overhead obstacles and the height of your kayaks (bridges, limbs, etc.). We do not recommend it going over the height of your air conditioner. Always secure the kayaks with 2 ratcheting straps and use foam padding such as pool noodles around the lower cradle to further protect the kayaks and lower cradle (pool noodles not included). We also offer an anti-rattle device that is placed inside the VertiYak tube which goes inside your hitch. It comes with a locking washer and threaded bolt. The threaded bolt replaces your hitch pin so it can be tightened for a nice snug fit in your hitch receiver.
Altogether, the kayak rack weighs 46 pounds and is rated for 150 pounds