I just bought my PA 12 couple of days ago and took it out for the first time yesterday. I have the Yakima roof rack and love it. Yes the PA is a beast but if done right while loading it shouldn't be a problem. The shop where I bought it from said you don't need any of the expensive attachments, aero saddles, showboat, hulley rollers etc. Just a good strap down to the cross bars should do it
I'm curious...How do you get your PA loaded onto your Yakima roof rack. From the front or rear of your SUV? If you load it from the rear, how do you slide it over the rear hatch of the SUV without damaging the SUV or the PA? If you load it from the front of your SUV, how do you get across the hood without damaging the SUV?...I ask because I have the Yakima roof rack installed on my truck and know from experience that you'd be better off using a showboat, if it would work with your application (it might not work with your rack being so far forward) to protect the rear hatch area of your SUV and more importantly, YOUR BACK...And some kind of pad mounts (landsharks, hullyrollers, makos) to protect the PA's hull once you get it on the Roof Rack to keep the PA from deformation during transport.
I believe that your PA dealer misinformed you. If you continue to load your PA in the manner shown in your pic, ultimately...You will hurt yourself, or damage the SUV or PA loading or unloading it...And BTW...You DO need to secure the PA at the front and rear in addition to securing it from the sides...Sorry...I'm not trying to disrespect you or your dealer...I'd just hate to see you and Murphy (Murphy's Law) become best buds...Speaking from someone with past experience with Murphy...Or like someone who knows Allstate's MAYHEM all too well