The gummy transluscent feet for Yakima Q towers can easily fall off when you have them off the car and are carrying the racks around.
When the weekend comes around, you go to re-install the racks, and you find you are missing one or more gummy feet, you're screwed. When this happened to me, my Yakima dealer, REI, did not have separate gummy pads, and I had to spend ~$40 for an entire set of clips to get the pads.
I have not found a way to keep the pads from falling off. I complained to Yakima, and they said they thought we would like it that the pads come off easily. (!*%##)
I recommend that Q-pad owners get some spare gummy pads from Yakima and keep them where you can find them in a hurry. Don't let poor design cost you a weekend of paddling.
Touring Kayak Paddles
2-3 Canoe/Kayak Trailer
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