I've transported mine on the top of my suburban and my pickup on occasion but had a Thule slipstream system to make it a little easier. The rack would pull out from the rear of the vehicle and had a roller on it. I would lift the front of the kayak up onto the roller and then push it up onto the vehicle from the back. It took some muscle though to lift it up and wouldn't want to be doing it several times a week. A shorter vehicle might be easier. With my truck i carried it in the bed with an extender most of the time and just put it on the roof when travelling with the family. I still have the slipstream and may be offering it up for sale. It's is heavy so you do need a way to slide it up onto the rack if your doing it yourself.