Transport Kayaks?

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    Hello...I'm new to these forums. I recently purchased a couple of kayaks that weigh 40 lbs. each. Could anyone suggest the best way to transport them on top of my 2012 Prius V wagon? Thanks in advance.
     
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    The Yakima website shows a roof rack for the 2012 Prius v with standard or panoramic roof and carriers for two kayaks that fit it: Yakima

    The Yakima solution is expensive - retail price $500 for the rack/crossbars and $200 for the kayak carriers.

    etrailer where I buy most of my towing equipment also has roof racks that are said to fit but they are similarly expensive: 2012 Toyota Prius v Roof Rack | etrailer.com

    Edit: I see the roof rack sold for the similar 2012 Prius+ in Europe listed as being available from some online sellers in the U.S.. It is substantially less expensive if it really is available and kayak carriers should fit it. Google part number PZ403-G8610-GA

    Here's a link to the installation instructions on the Toyota Europe service website: https://www.toyota-tech.eu/aimuploads/6a3d684f-1e77-4e2d-8f52-4d36fc35e3e9/Prius%20plus_Roof_Rack_PZ403_G8610_GA_AIM_002_288_1.pdf
     
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