Safest, easiest way to transport 4 kayaks on minivan
Hi! I am completely new to recreational kayaking. I just bought 4 Perception Swifty recreational kayaks for me and my three sons, ages 14, 12, and 8. We bought a Thule Stacker and have them on top of my minivan. They are pretty hard for us to get all lined up on edge side by side. But we've been doing it and having lots of fun.
I am wondering if there is an easier way... as in a different rack or a different way to stack them. Can they go one on top of each other and then strapped down? 2 on each side?
Do they have to have the front and back tie downs attached to the front and back of the car?
What would be the advantage of on edge as on opposed to on top of each other?
Thank you for any help. I'm following instructions but still feel pretty clueless about it......