Download 2019 Acura RDX Kayak Attachment Installation Instructions – Installing the Kayak Attachments 1. Using isopropyl alcohol on a shop towel, clean the stay where the upper pad will attach. Remove the adhesive backing from the upper pad, and attach the upper pad to the stay. 2. Using isopropyl alcohol on a shop towel, clean the kayak attachment bracket where the lower pad will attach. Remove the adhesive backing from the lower pad, and attach the lower pad to the kayak attachment bracket. 3. Thread the thumbwheels and washers into the barrel nuts as shown.
NOTE: Make sure the smaller clamp area of the kayak attachment bracket is facing up. 4. Repeat steps 1 through 3 for the remaining stays and kayak attachment brackets. 5. Place the four kayak attachments on the crossbars as shown. NOTE: Make sure the knobs are facing away from the vehicle. 6. Rotate the loose thumbwheel and barrel nut up into the slot on the kayak attachment. Repeat for the remaining three brackets. NOTE: Make sure the barrel nuts are properly lined up with the slots. How to Load a Kayak on the Kayak Attachments 7. Slide the four levers on the kayak attachments, and rotate them up into an “L” position.