um.... a little pricey
Review by let'sgo
Hey guys, this is an excellent trailer, but weight is limited to 250 or 350 lbs... not a big problem with this. It's elegant, well thought out, and sturdy, but it is so expensive. There are companies that make small trailers for loads over 700 lbs and they cost TEN TIMES LESS than the Yakima. Now of course, the Yakima is superbly built and looks great behind a $50k vehicle, but at TEN TIMES the cost, it seems to me to be a touch pricey for what you get.
Quality and Utility.. no compromise!
Review by Modav8
Certainly the best trailer for any purpose and built for ultimate performance. Transports like it's on rails, serves as a canoe cart when unhitched plus ideal storage in the garage. I also mount my bike adjacent to expand my exporation options. Hard to believe that anything provides so much convenience and a variety of options. You need this.
Review by mad_minorcan
Light, tracks well, easy to maneuver, adaptable, doesn't take up much space in garage, well built. We really love our trailer. Pulled it from FL to Western US, mountains, off road, high elevation, highways, behind our Suburu Outback...all good. Be prepared to answer questions from strangers.
Smooth & Easy
Review by John
Man I love this thing and wish I hadn't waited so long to get one. So easy to load and unload, light enough to unhitch and manhandle in tight spots and a breeze to fit into the garage. Improved gas mileage is icing on the cake. 23.4 MPG with two kayaks on board with a full sized pickup is amazing and I can't even tell it's back there it's so smooth and quiet. I've heard comments that it's "pricey", and yep, quality ain't cheap but it really is worth every penny. I even got a great deal including free shipping at a Rack Warehouse promotion. You need one of these.
Review by Dennis
I just finished my first season. It was a joy. Putting my boat on top of my SUV had become such a chore that it was a hindrance to going out. I tow it with my MKZ hybrid. It lowers MPG a bit, but is easily towed. Having the boat behind on a trailer is far superior to having it up top as a huge sail. The design is very well thought out and the welds are a thing of beauty.
It is quite pricey, but worth every cent. I also bought the kickstand, but it is quite flimsy. On the other hand, the three foot tongue extension should be seriously considered. The longer trailer is easier to maneuver.
Overall great product
Review by MikeF
For a small trailer with a less-than-desirable load capability, it's a bit expensive. I bought it as a gift for my wife who takes 2 or 3 kayaks to the lake with friends and can handle the trailer easily. And most folks can use it to double as a dolly to get to lakeside. I'd recommend upgrading to the more robust spring suspension for increased carrying capacity. The only thing I've found of poor design is the tongue lock. After it broke from normal use, and also cut my wiring, I used a normal 3/8" through bolt and lock combo. Remove the lock cylinder - it's not worth cutting your wiring harness. Having said this, I've never seen a better built trailer anywhere, and it's a beaut. Yakima engineers: get busy on that crappy tongue lock!!
Another Great Yakima Product
Review by Alan and Joan
We have had our Rack and Roll 66 in. trailer for a summer now, and I feel ready to write a review. We love it!! We think that the trailer is costly outlay, but worth it. I had a chance to purchase one slightly used for about the same price as a new one, but I opted to buy it new and have the experience of putting my trailer together so that I knew every nut and bolt. Glad that I did. Also bought the kick stand and spare wheel for peace of mind on trips. Rack and Roll went together like a dream using instructions and YouTube videos.
Our kayaks are not lightweight fiberglass or Kevlar, so loading them on top of the car, they seemed to get heavier each year as we got older. As much as we love kayaking, we got to the point that we dreaded going out each time. Now we leave our two kayaks on the Rack and Roll in our garage and can hook up and be ready to go in about ten minutes.
We go to Florida and Maine every year from Washington, DC and I could not imagine pulling a trailer with tiny wheels. Pulling the Rack and Roll with it's 16 in. wheels and shocks is a dream. Compared to other trailers without shocks, it seems to glide over country roads so well that I need to look back once in a while to see if we still have the trailer. On interstates the trailer feels the same and because it rides in the slip stream of the car, I find that we are getting between 5-10 mpg. more than when we carried the boats rooftop. Make sure you buy a hitch that will put to hitch ball 22 in. high so that the Rack and Roll tongue rides level.