Today well be installing the Rhino Rack Kayak T-load, part number RTL002. After receiving your T-load, there will be some assembly required. Well go ahead and show you how to do that. Well begin by taking the top tube from the package along with our main support, the three M8 button head cap screws, as well as the M8 flat washers, and the M8 nuts and well assemble that together. And with our top tube, youll see that one end has pre-drilled holes. Therell be two on opposing sides of the square tube and one pre-drilled hole on the opposing sides of the other square tube.
Youll want to line up the sides with the two pre-drilled holes with the same on the main support bar like so. Well then take our bolts and feed them through. Next well take our M8 flat washer and nut and on the other side, we'll tighten them down. Now, these arent nylon locking nuts so they will require the use of a tool to tighten them down. That tool is provided with our kit.
Well use the wrench end of the multipurpose tool and our Allen wrench to tighten the bolts down. With our two bolts tightened here, well now take our third bolt and slide it through the pre-drilled holes and again with our M8 washer and nylon luck nut on the other side, well simply tighten it down as well. Well now grab the M12 button head cap screw, two of the M12 flat washers, as well as our bottom tube and our M12 nut, and install it into the clamping portion of the bottom tube. After sliding the bolt through, we need to put both washers on and then our nut. Again this is a nylon lock nut, so you will need the tool to tighten it up.
At this point were just going to snag it down. We can slide our top tube into the bottom tube. Well now go ahead and install our bottom bar stop, well need to flip over the bottom bar. Now, youll notice that there are two pre-drilled holes in the bracket itself. You can use either of the two holes.
The only difference is when the bottom bar folds out, if you use a closer bolt hole, it will not allow the bottom bar to fold as far giving you less travel in the swinging motion. For our purpose, were going to go ahead and install it in the bottom hole. Well use our M10 cap screw, our 10mm rubber sleeve, two M10 flat washers and our M10 nylon locking nut. Well take our M10 bolt and install our flat washer, slide it into the first hole and as we slide it in, well use our rubber sleeve to protect the bolt. Well then take our flat washer, slide it over the bolt and install our nylon locking nut. We can then come back with the multipurpose tool and the larger Allen wrench, also provided and tighten it down. Now, our T-bar does come with an arrow crossbar. So, well go ahead and assemble that now. We'll start by removing the rubber strip from the arrow crossbar. Now, youll notice the crossbar does come with two pre-drilled holes in it. These will be the mounting locations for our upper mount of the T-bar itself. Well simply take the square nuts, slide them into the channel and position them closely to the holes in the bar. We can then take the N-caps and install them on the crossbar. After installing the square nuts into the channel, we can go ahead and reinstall our rubber strip. Youll need to be careful when installing the rubber strip to not move the square nut from the hole. Now, the rubber strip will hold the square nut in place once its installed. Well now take our upper clamp and the universal clamp and well sandwich the bar between them. We can then take our carriage bolt, slide it down through the upper clamp and install our wing nut. Now, youll want to leave it slightly loose so that it can move around a little bit until we are a little closer to our installation. Well now simply repeat that process on the other side. Now, because we are loading a kayak today, we are going to make sure that the angled part of the bracket is facing in towards each other. With our arrow bar assembled, were ready to go ahead and attach it to the T-loader. Well flip the arrow bar up to access the holes and well align the T-bar upwards. After lining up the holes, well take our M6 tamper proof torch bowl, the lock washer and the flat washer, and snug it down into the square nuts on the other side of the aeroblade And with our tamper proof torch bolts snug, we can use the special tool provided to tighten them down. And that will attach our arrow bar to the T-load. Were now ready to go ahead and put it on our vehicle. Now while holding on to the bottom tube, we simply insert the shank into the hitch itself. After lining up the hitch pinhole, well install our anti-rattle bolt. Well go ahead and tighten it down with our wrench. Well install the safety pin on the other side. And that will secure the T-load to the vehicle. After installing the T-bar on your vehicle, youll notice that the top bar will actually telescope in and out of the bottom bar. When you have it telescoped out to a position that you like it in, you simply take the included tool and tighten down the carriage bolt to hold the top bar into place. Youll notice there is a small hole pre-drilled on the bottom tube of the T-bar. If youre using a location within the top tube frequently, to provide a pen and clip to go in this hole, all youll need to do is simply drill out the top tube to match the bottom two holes, then you can slide this pin in and clip it into place. So if youre using this particular product on the same vehicle over and over again, this may be a good idea to do to help save time adjusting it. You'll also notice that your Rhino Rack T-loader does come with a nylon strap. This strap is used for carrying your kayak and will simply install in to the brackets here. Youll notice that the nylon strap has two metal brackets woven into it. Well take the first metal bracket and run it through the bracket here itself making sure that the strap is protected by the nylon cover to protect your boat. Well then run the strap over to the other clamp and slide it through the other side. We can then simply pull the nylon strap to tighten it down. And that will do it for our installation of part number RTL002, the Rhino Rack Kayak T-load kit.