Last post on Dec 20, 2008 at 7:51 AM
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Mazda MAZDA5, Van
#11 of 12 Re: Roof rack and kayaks is not a weight issue [coolmazda5]
Dec 19, 2008 (7:38 pm)
Thank you watkinst. That is the answer I was really looking for. It is not the weight of the kayaks that are a concern. Combined they weight slightly more than 100 pounds. That is not a great deal of weight. It is more the drag than the weight that concerns me. Another concern is cross winds. I would still appreciate it if anyone has any real experience with kayaks on top of their Mazda 5, especially so if you have the kayaks in "saddle roof racks" and could tell me how it has affected the handling and power of this vehicle.
I'm pretty sure we are going to get this vehicle no matter what the answer, as hauling kayaks is not the only or even the major thing we will use this vehicle for. I do like the Mazda 5, I would just like to know what we are in for if we hit a cross wind or even a head wind with a couple of kayaks on top. I think your answer watkinst came closest to the information I was looking for, but I do thank all for the replies.
#12 of 12 Re: Roof rack and kayaks is not a weight issue [Quickbeam]
Dec 20, 2008 (7:51 am)
I'm pretty sure we are going to get this vehicle no matter what the answer
Anyway, in summary, it will haul you around safely and it won't flip