I have a 2010 Frontier CC SWB. I need a rack for the bed to put my and a buddy's kayaks on top. They are 12 foot yaks and the factory racks on the LEs look totally useless. I know Nissan makes exactly what I want for the Titan but not the Frontier (who knows why since the Frontier is more the sportsman truck). I need something that looks basically like a ladder rack. What's available or do I need to have it made?
Since you have the LE roof rack, have you considered anything like this:
I just picked one of these up a couple weeks ago and have used it to haul a 10.5' sheet metal brake and some extension ladders, but I used it in this configuration:
It was only $30 from Harbor Freight...
Truck Bed Extender
Just an FYI, the one that HF actually had in the store was not identical to the one on the website (they source from all sorts of Asian manufacturers)...mine only has about 7 inches of adjustment. In the ladder rack configuration, it fits damn near perfectly level on the lowest setting with the factory roof rack. In the bed extender position on the lowest setting it's perfectly flush with the floor of the bed. on the highest setting it lines up pretty well with the top of the wheel wells.
I know sometimes HF stuff is garbage, but this looks like it'll do enough for what I need and without seeing other manufacturers stuff in person to see how thick the metal is, the design is, for all intents and purposes, identical.
Many other vendors sell their designs for any where from $100-150 so I figured it'd be worth taking a $30 gamble and it's been great so far.