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Inno Kayak Lifter Load Assist - Clamp On - Side Loading - 90 lbs

Inno Kayak Lifter Load Assist - Clamp On - Side Loading - 90 lbs

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This lift assist allows a single person to easily load a kayak onto a roof rack. Swing-out arm holds your boat upright - away from your vehicle - as you load it, and it stores on your crossbars when not in use. Easy, clamp-on installation. Call 800-298-8924 to order Inno accessories and parts part number INA453 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Inno products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Inno Kayak Lifter Load Assist - Clamp On - Side Loading - 90 lbs. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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Inno Accessories and Parts - INA453

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This lift assist allows a single person to easily load a kayak onto a roof rack. Swing-out arm holds your boat upright - away from your vehicle - as you load it, and it stores on your crossbars when not in use. Easy, clamp-on installation.


  • Load assist makes it easy for one person to lift a kayak or canoe onto a roof rack
    • Eliminates the need for a second set of hands while loading
    • Takes the strain out of lifting your boat onto the roof
  • Swing-out arm lets you load boat from the side of your vehicle
    • Helps protect boat and vehicle from scratches and scuffs
    • Secures in stored position with ratcheting strap
  • Board pads (INA771 - sold separately) help protect your kayak during loading
  • Tie-down straps (sold separately) secure boat to the roof rack
  • Easy, clamp-on installation to most crossbars
  • Lightweight, rustproof aluminum construction with silver powder coat finish


  • Application: round, square, aero, elliptical, and most factory crossbars
    • Maximum crossbar dimensions: 3-1/2" wide x 1-1/8" tall
    • Crossbar spread: 27" - 39"
  • Weight capacity: 90 lbs
  • Swing-out arm length: 18"
  • Base bar length: 43"
  • Weight: 8.8 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty

Inno Kayak Lifter dimensions

Inno Kayak Lifter

The Inno Kayak Lifter allows one person to easily load a kayak or canoe onto a vehicle's roof rack. The swing-out arm lets you load your boat away from the side of your vehilce to help avoid scratches and dings, and it stores on your crossbars when not in use. The load assist is constructed of rustproof aluminum, and it installs without tools on most crossbars.

Quick and Easy Installation

Inno Kayak Lifter clamp

The load assist installs easily on most crossbars - no tools required. Simply place the load assist on your crossbars with a mounting bolt on either side of the bar. Thread the mounting bracket onto the ends of the bolts - under the crossbar - and secure it in place with hand knobs.

Simple, One-Person Loading

Inno Kayak Lifter arm

The swing-out arm lets a single person easily load a boat onto the roof of a vehicle. To load, rotate the arm out and away from the base bar on the side of your vehicle.

Inno Kayak Lifter in position

Lean your kayak or canoe against the arm. lift the rear end of the boat up so that it is level with your roof rack, and set it on your vehicle's rear crossbar. Use the back end of the boat to lift the front end and pivot it into place on your vehicle's front crossbar. Once in place, secure your load with tie-down straps and bow/stern tie-downs (sold separately) to secure the kayak to your crossbars and to your vehicle. Board pads (sold separately) protect your boat from scratches during transport.

Inno Kayak Lifter secured

Once your kayak is loaded and secured, simply rotate the arm back into the stored position and secure it with the integrated ratcheting strap.

INA453 Inno Kayak Lifter Load Assist - Clamp On - Side Loading - 90 lbs

Installation Details INA453 Installation instructions

Video of Inno Kayak Lifter Load Assist - Clamp On - Side Loading - 90 lbs

Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.

Video Transcript for Inno Kayak Lifter Review

Today we'll be taking a look at the Inno Kayak Lifter, part number INA453. The Inno Kayak Lifter is specifically designed for assisting you in loading your kayak on top of your crossbars. Simply undo your strap, swing out the arm and then you are ready to load up a kayak. The best way to do it is to turn your kayak upside down, we'll simply lay one in the corner of the kayak lifter and just pushing it on up and as you can see it's acting as another person in assisting you to loading it up. Now with our kayak in place, we want to promptly secure it to our crossbars then we can take our swinging arm, swing it back into place and strap it in and then we are ready to hit the road. This kayak lifter is made out of a lightweight aluminum construction with a silver powder coat finish. The longer of the 2 arms measures 43 inches and the shorter one is going to measure 18 inches.

It can also assist you in unloading your kayak and one of the great features of using the kayak lifter is that our kayak does not make contact with our vehicle when using it. Now that we've gone over some of the features, I'll go ahead and show you how to install it. Now it is important to have our crossbar spread between 27 and 39 inches. We've got 28 inches here today. It's going to work for us. It's also good to have bar over hang on our roof rack system to ensure that when our kayak is being loaded on our kayak lifter that we have good clearance between our vehicle and our kayak.

What we'll do is we'll place our kayak lifter on our crossbars and I'm going to make sure that it is scooted out this way as far as it will go on the outside of our vehicle that is. I'll come over here to my front clamp, it's got a fork style and this end just slides in underneath, we'll just put that around our bolt and both of our thumb screws are adjustable. You want to tighten this down evenly and the universal clamps on this kayak lifter are going to allow you to fit round, square, aero, elliptical in most factory roof rack systems. Let's go ahead and do the rear. That's going to complete our look at the Inno Kayak Lifter part number INA453. .

Customer Reviews

Inno Kayak Lifter Load Assist - Clamp On - Side Loading - 90 lbs - INA453

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (2 Customer Reviews)

This lift assist allows a single person to easily load a kayak onto a roof rack. Swing-out arm holds your boat upright - away from your vehicle - as you load it, and it stores on your crossbars when not in use. Easy, clamp-on installation.

- INA453

Worked like a charm!...I put a tandem Hobie mirage on top of a Jeep jk no problem man?? Ps . Iā€™m 5ā€™6ā€ short and 61 years old ?? 651294

- INA453

What a great purchase. My Kayak is slightly over 70 lbs, I'm older and short so getting a Kayak on top of our SUV was becoming a challange. The Inno Kayak lifter changes all that. Very pleased. Also the shipment arrived much quicker than I expected. 616588


Ask the Experts about this Inno Accessories and Parts

  • Will the Inno Kayak Lifter Load Assist Part # INA453 Work with a Yakima Roof Rack
    Yes, the Inno Kayak Lifter Load Assist part # INA453 will work with all of the Yakima crossbars which includes the Yakima JetStream Crossbars like part # Y00425, the Yakima CoreBar Crossbars like part # Y00423, and the Yakima Round Crossbars like part # Y00408.
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  • Important Roof Rack Dimensions for Installing Inno Clamp On Kayak Lifter Load Assist INA453
    The mounting brackets on the Inno Clamp On Kayak Lifter Load Assist # INA453 fit on many crossbar shapes and sizes up to a maximum size of 3-1/2 x 1-1/8-inches; please see the linked photo. The roof rack crossbars also need to be spaced apart between 27 and 39 inches to ensure a stable foundation for your kayak. In terms of how much exposed crossbar you need for the carrier's mounting hardware, I measured the Inno mounting bracket and found it is 1-1/8-inches wide, so you would really...
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  • Can the Inno Kayak Lifter Load Assist Be Used On the Passenger Side
    I spoke with Inno about the Inno Kayak Lifter Load Assist part # INA453 and was informed that the arm can be swung 180 degrees therefore can be installed on either the driver or passenger side.
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  • Will Inno Kayak Lifter Load Assist INA453 Fit Factory Roof Rack Crossbars on a 2013 Toyota RAV4
    The Inno Kayak Lifter Load Assist - Clamp On - Side Loading - 90 lbs Item # INA453 will fit factory crossbars up to 3-1/2 inches wide by 1-1/8 inches tall. Measure the bars on your 2013 Toyota RAV4 to determine if they meet those specs. The swing-out arm is 18 inches long and the base bar is 43 inches long. With roof rack bars that do not extend out past the side rails that 18 inch swing arm length may or may not be long enough for you. A similar option is the Rhino-Rack Universal...
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  • Compatibility of the Inno Kayak Lifter on a 2014 Toyota RAV4
    The required crossbar spread to install the Inno Kayak Lifter, # INA453, is 27-39 inches measured from center to center of the crossbars. If your factory crossbars can be adjusted to this measurement, then the Inno Kayak Lift will mount to the top of your RAV4. The Inno Kayak Lifter will mount to square, round, and most factory bars and support a maximum 90 lbs. Inno recommends the maximum crossbar dimensions to be 3-1/2 inches long and 1-1/8 inches tall to mount the kayak lifter to...
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  • Could Inno Kayak Lifter Load Assist # INA453 Fit Factory Volvo Crossbars
    You'll need to take two easy measurements to determine if the Inno Kayak Lifter Load Assist # INA453 can fit your crossbars. Measure the width and height of the bars and if they are less than 3-1/2 inches wide and 1-1/8 inches tall this load assist will fit and work great. I attached a review video for this for you to check out as well.
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  • Recommended Load Assist Options For Kayak Or Canoe Onto Roof Rack
    The Yakima ShowBoat 66 Slide-Out Load Assist Roller for Roof Mounted Kayak Carriers # Y04068 is a fit for your 2016 Honda CRV. It looks like most of our roof rack systems have a crossbar spread of 32 inches which would give you a roller extension range or 30 inches for up to a 50 lb kayak/canoe or 24 inches for 50-80 lb kayak/canoe. Another loading option is the Inno Kayak Lifter Load Assist - Clamp On - Side Loading - 90 lbs # INA453. This allows you to load the kayak from the side...
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  • Help Loading Kayaks onto Crossbars on a Truck Camper Shell
    The ideal solution to make it easier to load your kayaks is the LongArm # Y01149-1150 for a 2 inch hitch. It will make it so much easier to get the kayak up to the roof. Another option is the Inno kayak lifter load assist # INA453. Instead of helping load from the back it helps from the side. Take a look at the video I have linked showing how it works.
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  • Load Assist to Help Load a Kayak on the Roof of a Toyota Prius with Thule AeroBlade Roof Rack
    The Malone Telos kayak loading system # MPG351XL attaches in a specific way that is only compatible with the Malone J-style kayak carriers but I do have an option for you. You can use the Rhino-Rack universal load assist # RR-RUSL. It is compatible with the Thule AeroBlade bars you have on your Prius. Basically you will rest one end of the kayak on the load assist so you only have to lift one side which will be about half the weight. I have linked a video showing how it works. For...
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  • Options for Loading 2 or 3 Kayaks on 2016 Subaru Outback
    It is possible that you will be able to carry 3 kayaks on the roof of your 2016 Subaru Outback, but it will depend on the length of the crossbars on your vehicle and the depth of your kayaks. The SportRack Kayak Carrier # SR5511 you referenced is a good, economical solution to carry the kayaks on the roof. J-style carriers typically take up approximately 17-1/2 inches of space. This means you would want around 53 inch crossbars to accommodate 3 kayaks in J-style carriers. If you typically...
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  • Recommended Kayak Lift Assist For Roof Racks To Allow One Person Lifting And Loading
    My recommendation for getting your 14.9 Scupper Pro onto your roof rack is to use the Yakima ShowBoat 66 Slide-Out Load Assist Roller for Roof Mounted Kayak Carriers # Y04068. This will allow you to easily load your kayak from the ground onto your vehicle roof by yourself. It uses a roller similar to a boat trailer to roll the kayak up onto your crossbars. It includes the tie downs and is adjustable to fit most crossbar spreads. A side loading option to give you a pivot point is the...
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  • How to Carry 4 Kayaks Weighing a Total of 139 lbs on Roof of 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Limited
    Since the total weight of your kayaks is 139.2 lbs and your 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Limited is rated for 150 lbs then you can definitely transport all 4 on your roof! For your application I do recommend using the Rhino-Rack Nautic # RRS520 over the Thule Stacker # TH830 because it isn't as wide which will help with your crossbar space. You can use the Rhino-Rack Anchor Straps # RRRBAS-2 for attachment points at your hood and hatch and then the Rhino-Rack Cam-Buckle Cinch Strap and...
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  • Recommended Roof Rack And Kayak Loader For Volkswagen Camper Van
    I found the item you mentioned online. It is exactly what you thought. It is a ladder loader made by Rhino-Rack for the Australian market. The video shows the carrier using a kayak in the loader. We do not offer this loader in the US. I do have a solution that will work for your VW Camper Van. I recommend the Rhino-Rack Roof Rack System, part # Y02-490B and the Inno Kayak Lifter Load Assist # INA453. The # Y02-490B is designed for camper shells and hardtop resin roofs and includes...
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  • Compatibility of Load Assist with 2002 Subaru Forester OEM Crossbars
    The Rhino-Rack Universal Load Assist # RR-RUSL has a couple mounting hole options to ensure a fit on most crossbars. There hasn't been a confirmed fit on your 2002 Subaru Forester factory crossbars, so I recommend you use the Inno Kayak Lifter Load Assist # INA453 instead which has been designed to fit with your factory bars.
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  • Kayak Load Assist on a 2013 Hyundai Accent Hatchback
    The only hitches available for a 2013 Hyundai Accent Hatchback are Class I, 1-1/4 inch receivers such as the Draw-Tite # 24884, while the Rhino Rack T-Load Assist Bar RRRTL001 is a Class III item and would be incompatible with any of the hitches that fit your Accent. If you are interested in load assist, you have some options, and I recommend checking out the Inno Kayak Lifter # INA453 or for a load assist and carrier in one, the Yakima Kayak Carrier with Tie-Downs - Saddle Style with...
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  • Will the Rhino-Rack Universal Load Assist # RR-RUSL Fit a 2012 Jeep Compass
    The Rhino-Rack Universal Load Assist # RR-RUSL comes with several brackets that will fit Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero, Euro, and Heavy-Duty crossbars; Whispbar Flush, Through, Rail, and HD crossbars; and Thule AeroBlade and square crossbars. If you have one of those systems then you will be good to go. If you have the factory roof rack crossbars then it is possible that one of the included brackets will fit but I cannot guarantee it and they do not make any other brackets for use with this...
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  • Kayak Load Assist for Rhino-Rack Roof Rack on a 2013 Chevy Volt
    The Yakima BoatLoader EVO Telescoping Load Assist # Y04085 is actually designed to fit inside the Yakima Corebars and Roundbars to they aren't compatble with other roof rack crossbars, but I do have alternative solutions with the Rhino-Rack Universal Load Assist # RR-RUSL and the Inno Kayak Lifter Load Assist # INA453. The Rhino-Rack option has a 132 lb weight rating and looks a little cleaner installed because you take part of it off and store it in your 2013 Chevy Volt. The Inno option...
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  • Ideas for Making Loading Kayaks Easer on 2007 Hyundai Santa Fe
    Realistically the best product we can offer would be to go with a different kayak carrier that has more of a load assist like the Inno # INA453 or to use a tire step like part # HE4040 so that you can get up higher to load and unload easier. Or you can install a 2 inch hitch like the part # 75471 on your 2007 Hyundai Santa Fe and then use an upright assist like the Thule Goalpost # TH997 which installs in the hitch and can til back to help set on the bars.
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  • Can Yakima BigStack be Used for 40 lbs, 10-1/2 Long Kayak on 2011 Subaru Outback Wagon
    The Yakima BigStack # Y04041 can definitely handle a 40 lb, 10-1/2' kayak on your 2011 Subaru Outback Wagon, and it can be loaded by one person provided that person can lift and maneuver the 40 lbs. If the 40 lb kayak is a little much for you to handle on your own you may want to look into a load assist carrier like the HandRoll # Y04082-2, ShowDown # Y04081, or a supplemental load assist like the Inno # INA453 or Rhino-Rack # RR-RUSL. We also carry steps like the Camco # CAM43675...
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  • Are Thule Xsporter Pro Crossbars Compatible with a Side Load Assist?
    The Thule Xsporter Pro Adjustable Height Truck Bed Ladder Rack - Aluminum - 450 lbs - Silver # TH500XT has load bars that are 72" long x 3-1/2" wide x 1-1/2" tall. The Rhino-Rack Universal Load Assist - Side Loading # RR-RUSL is not a fit for the taller crossbars in this application. The Inno Kayak Lifter Load Assist # INA453 is also not a fit based on the bar height but either option may work with slight modifications. There is not a direct fit available.
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