Only had our 2016 a few weeks and have been testing various options. Still trying to find clamps for my Rhino Rack bars, so still using factory. First attempt below was a tandem kayak on j-hooks, terrible! Needed a stepladder to strap up and bounced like mad. This weekend we had a 8' in the j-hooks and a 10' on saddles. The saddles were a breeze to load and much easier to strap up. Will be ditching the j-hooks and getting more saddles! Intent is to build a vertical kayak/bike rack for the trailer as that's when they get used most. I do wish the rails continued forward more so that loads were better supported at the front. My Flex was sturdier!