Thule Water Slide Non-Skid Loading Mat

Thule Water Slide Non-Skid Loading Mat

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  • Watersport Carriers
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Easy to clean and stow, this rubber mat attaches to the back of your vehicle and protects paint from damage when you are loading a kayak onto your roof. Top of mat is slippery to promote easy loading, and bottom is tacky to cling to your vehicle. Call 800-298-8924 to order Thule accessories and parts part number TH854 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Thule products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Thule Water Slide Non-Skid Loading Mat. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.


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Thule Accessories and Parts - TH854

Easy to clean and stow, this rubber mat attaches to the back of your vehicle and protects paint from damage when you are loading a kayak onto your roof. Top of mat is slippery to promote easy loading, and bottom is tacky to cling to your vehicle.


Features:

  • Protects vehicle finish and boat keel when loading
  • Rubber mat attaches to rear roof-rack load bars
    • Prevents sand and dirt from penetrating through to paint
  • Top layer is slippery, durable, and resistant to sun's UV rays
    • Allows bow to move onto rear saddles
  • Bottom layer is tacky to cling to vehicle
    • Stays put without sticking to vehicle paint
  • Integrated, non-scratching straps anchor pad to load bars
    • Secures rolled pad for storage
  • Easy-to clean pad dries quickly
    • Sheds debris with a shake
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Dimensions: 3' long x 2' wide
  • Lifetime warranty


854 Thule Water Slide Mat

854 Thule Water Slide Non-Skid Loading Mat



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Video Transcript for Thule Water Slide Loading Mat Review - 2012 Toyota 4Runner

All right, today we're going to do a test fit of part number TH854 from Thule. This is the Water Slide. We're doing this test fit on a 2012 Toyota 4Runner with the Thule Square load bars in place. Basically, this is a mat that you temporarily install on your rear crossbar where you're loading up your kayak so it protects the finish on your car. Since this vehicle had a spoiler on the back, this will come in handy. Okay, let's take our mat and slide it up to the bar and we'll use the hook and loop fasteners to wrap around the bar and back onto itself.

This is just to help hold it in place so it's not intended to stay on there all the time, just for loading up the kayak and that's it. There you have it for part number TH854, the Thule Water Slide, on our 2012 Toyota 4Runner.


Customer Reviews

Thule Water Slide Non-Skid Loading Mat - TH854

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (7 Customer Reviews)

Easy to clean and stow, this rubber mat attaches to the back of your vehicle and protects paint from damage when you are loading a kayak onto your roof. Top of mat is slippery to promote easy loading, and bottom is tacky to cling to your vehicle.

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Received Thule waterslide in less than a week. It helps load my kayak without damage to the back of my ford explorer. Would definitely recommend this item. Had great service and will buy from them again. 642813



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Works great 410713


Comments

All good, Thanks,

Jeff - 07/26/2018

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Excellent--I have struggled with towels and other solutions to the problem of getting my kayak on the roof rack without scratching the hull and/or my vehicle. This attaches with Velcro to the roof rack, has a nonslip backing, and the kayak glides right up where it needs to be. The mat also rolls up nicely into the mesh bag that comes with it for easy storage. 282821


Comments

still a great product

Jamie O - 08/12/2017

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Easy to use and very stable!! 246853



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Great product and great customer service. Would recommend contacting the Company before purchasing as they offer great guidance. Thank you Jean P. 158430



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I was previously loading our two kayaks using a towel to protect the SUV roof/hatch corner. However the towel would either slip off and/or bunch up. Problem solved: The non-slip side of the loading mat stayed on the painted surface w/o bunching while the kayaks would easily slide on the up facing slippery side. 144993



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Works great! Stays on top of my car when taking off and putting my kayak on. No longer scratching the paint on my car. Worth in investment. 89301


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