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$39.00–$78.00

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Yakima Landing Pads let you fit Control Towers to factory racks or permanently install them on virtualy any vehicle. Get a custom fit and get outside with your gear on the roof.
  • Custom Landing Pads work with the Control Towers to fit a broad range of factory tracks or can be used to bolt through the top of your vehicle or canopy.
  • A snap on cover is provided for each landing pad to keep out dust and grime when not in use.
  • See Fit List for specific fit information.

Use the Yakima Fit Guide to determine what products work best for your particular vehicle.

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Weight: 0.5 lbs.
Attachment: Factory track system
Features:
  • For use with Control Towers
Notes:
  • Use the Yakima Fit Guide to determine what products work best for your particular vehicle.

video: Yakima Control Tower Rack Mounts Video

Yakima Control Tower Rack Mounts Video (2:30)

For cars with factory racks mounted on tracks. The Yakima Control Tower Rack Mounts are multi-sport towers that can fit almost any roof and carry any load.

video: Why A Rack For Your Car? Yakima Makes Road Trips Easy

Why A Rack For Your Car? Yakima Makes Road Trips Easy (1:16)

Show us any car-driving, outdoor-loving person and we'll wager he or she has a storage problem. And if they don't, then they're probably not taking as many friends and family along for the ride as they could.

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  • Yakima Landing Pads

    Q:

    I am planning on installing a roof rack on my fiberglass truck cap. I want to install the rack permanently by bolting them on the cap but I'm not sure what size landing pads to order.
    Asked on 10/17/2013 by john

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      John, if the inside of the cap is accessible for affixing a nut and washer, the Type 6 is for you. If the inside isn't accessible, the Type 7 uses a "blind" mounting system. Note: These are sold as a set of two, which will support one cross bar.

      Answered on 10/18/2013 by Clyde from NRS
  • Yakima Landing Pads

    Q:

    How do you know which size to get?
    Asked on 4/16/2013 by Heidi from Clever, MO

    5 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I went on the yakima web page and entered the data for my car. from there i was able to determine which landing pads i needed

      Answered on 4/17/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      There are 2 types of landing pads Heidi, one that bolts through the roof of
      your vehicle and the other that rests on the roof and clips on to a rain
      gutter or if there is no rain gutter it clips to the top of the door frame.
      Most people don't want to drill holes in the roof of the car or truck cab
      and select the clip on "Q-clips". However these most likely won't work on a
      truck cap, one that fits over the truck bed, and there it's not hard to bolt
      on a pair of bolt on ones, I have this combination on my Ford Ranger, bolt
      on the rear cap with 2 mounting pads, and clip on on the truck cab in front,
      this permits me to spread out the 2 rack bars for 2 18' kayaks. You will
      need 2 pads for each bar. Now comes the hard part, Q-clips are different for
      every make and year of vehicle so you need this info to look up which one
      will work on your vehicle, all of the mounts that bolt through are alike as
      far as I remember. Your best bet is to go to the Yakima home page and see
      their tables to find which one matches up to your vehicle, this site also
      explains all of what I have told you and maybe more.
      Good luck
      Bill

      Answered on 4/16/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I really can't remember where I found this information, but I do remember
      that it was a real pain to find. I suspect Yakima wants you to get your
      rack installed at a dealer. If you Google your car and "landing pad"
      +Yakima you should find which version fits your car. You are really on your
      own with this product; no-one will tell you where to drill or what you might
      drill in to. I spent a lot of time deciding where to drill and then the
      holes for the back position hit a roof beam. It was too close for the
      provided nut clips to work; I ended up bending the roof beams slightly to
      resolve the problem. No regrets, but it is a bit scary when you start to
      drill. If you do install some of these, bear in mind that the curvature of
      the roof where you decide to mount them has a big affect on the actuation of
      the tower cams. I ground some off the bottom of my landing pads to better
      match the curvature; otherwise the cam could not engage the tower; too
      tight.
      Joe

      Answered on 4/16/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Follow the links through "Yakima vehicle fit list"

      Answered on 4/16/2013 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Heidi, use the Yakima Fit List to determine the right size for your vehicle - http://www.nrsweb.com/shop/product.asp?pfid=YAKIMA&pdeptid=1968

      Answered on 4/16/2013 by Clyde from NRS
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  • Easy to install (3)
  • Easy to use (3)

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      5.0

      Just perfect

      By Moses

      from Vernon, ct

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Install
      • Easy to Use
      • Stable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Small Cars

        Comments about Yakima Landing Pads:

        Very stable set up if you car will accept these landing pads. Plus the quality of Yakima products can't be beat.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        4.0

        Landing Pad #11

        By Pond Duck

        from Snoqualmie, WA

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

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          Cons

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              Comments about Yakima Landing Pads:

              The landing pad #11 is for cars that have built-in mounting eyelets. Our Mazda CX-5 has two threaded fittings at each corner. The Landing Pad 11 is only long enough to use one of these. The single screw is 6mm, which is frighteningly small for a 165 pound payload.

              You have to be careful not to tighten the fasteners much at all because you will bend the sheet metal strip that holds the fittings. I only recommend these for fairly light use and certainly with additional ties on the bow and stern of a boat. Once installed, they do feel surprisingly secure, but I worry about any uploading caused by wind and bumps. I would expect the sheet metal fittings to suffer a fatigue failure with extended rough use.

              My plan is to eventually pot metal pads over both roof fittings and attach the Landing Pad #6 to these pads. This is certainly too much work for the average person, but the result will be more secure and have a much smaller profile. The #11 pads are huge by comparison; nearly twice the height, width, and length.

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              • No
               
              4.0

              Simple attachment and very secure

              By flarimer

              from Granville, OH

              About Me Avid Cyclist

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Install
              • Easy to Use
              • Lightweight
              • Stable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Mountain Bikes
                • Road Bikes
                • Small Cars

                Comments about Yakima Landing Pads:

                These plus Control Towers converted my existing Yakima rack to fit a new car (2012 Hyundai Accent 5 door). Easy to install with a one bolt attachment. Covers are supplied to cover the Control Tower attachment point when the rack is removed.

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                • No
                 
                4.0

                Does the job

                By Pond Duck

                from Snoqualmie, WA

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Stable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Yakima Landing Pads:

                    These comments are about Landing Pad 7, the bolt-on version. These landing pads are just what you need if you want to have a permanent attachment for your racks that does not risk scuffing your paint and door seals. Due to liability issues, Yakima is not willing to give you guidance on installation locations on specific cars and you have to decide for yourself how much curvature is acceptable. If you install these on a curved surface they will bend to match, but the more you bend them the harder it is to engage the tower locking pins. Also, the covers that are included for use when the rack is not installed will be loose because you are spreading the receiving sockets. I sanded the underside somewhat so that they would match the roof curvature a little better, but still had to use tape on the cover tabs so they would not rattle. If you have a flat surface you will have no problems. Be prepared for some drama when you drill that first hole in the roof when you can't be sure what is under there.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    5.0

                    Fine Yakima Product

                    By raysuf

                    from Paragould, AR

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Install
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight
                    • Stable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • SUV's

                      Comments about Yakima Landing Pads:

                      Works as expected. Bought these to share existing rack system on a second car.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes

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