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Rola Hull-Hauler Kayak Carrier with Tie-Downs - Saddle Style - Clamp On

Rola Hull-Hauler Kayak Carrier with Tie-Downs - Saddle Style - Clamp On

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Rola Hull-Hauler Kayak Carrier with Tie-Downs - Saddle Style - Clamp On Rear Loading 59913
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  • Kayak
  • Roof Mount Carrier
  • Rola
  • Saddle-Style
  • Aero Bars
  • Factory Bars
  • Round Bars
  • Square Bars
  • Elliptical Bars
  • Rear Loading
  • Clamp On - Standard
  • No Load Assist
  • Non-Locking
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Rola Watersport Carriers - 59913


  • Saddle-style carrier lets you carry 1 kayak on your roof rack crossbars
  • 4 Pivoting saddles provide maximum support and protection for your kayak
    • Flexible rubber pads grip your kayak and protect it from scratches and abrasions
  • (2) 13' Cambuckle straps with buckle covers secure kayak to your roof rack
  • (2) 13' Tie-down ropes help secure kayak to vehicle
  • Quick and easy installation on most crossbar styles
    • Brackets, cap screws, and clamp knobs included
  • Application: round, square, aero, elliptical, and most factory crossbars
  • Carrying capacity: 1 kayak
  • Maximum crossbar dimensions: 4-1/2" wide x 1-1/4" tall
  • Weight: 7.5 lbs
  • Limited 5-year warranty


59913 Rola Hull-Hauler Kayak Carrier with Tie-Downs - Saddle Style - Universal Mount



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Speaker 1: Today, we're gonna be taking a look at the Rola Hull Hauler. This is a clamp on, saddle style kayak carrier with tie downs. Part number is 59913. Now with this saddle style design of the Hull Hauler, it really allows us to accommodate many different types of kayaks or canoes, whether you're got the wider, thicker fishing style kayaks, even down to the smaller, white water style kayak like we've got here. The only real limiting factor you're gonna have is on the width of your crossbar. So if you have a really wide boat, of course you want to make sure your crossbar's gonna be wide enough.

But each of the saddles, front and back, you can adjust in and out to accommodate just about any type. Now the clamps on our carrier are designed to work with just about any type of crossbar as well. You can see we've got them on an aero style here. But they're gonna fit the round, square, elliptical and even most of your factory crossbars. Something else we noticed is that all the straps are provided with this kit for securing your kayak.You're got the straps to go around the hull and also your anchors for the bow and stern.

That will eliminate the need of purchasing a kayak tie down kit. Now based on my experience and what other owners have said, there's a lot bang for the buck that you're gonna get with the Hull Hauler here. It allows you to carry just about any type of boat that you might want, keeps it nice and low. The only thing I saw, there was a couple concerns would that sometimes, your hardware will loosen up. But just like with any cargo carrier, you do need to check that periodically.

You want to make sure that everything remains secure and tight so you don't have to worry about anything coming loose. Now they've used corrosion resistant materia completely through the Hull Hauler. So even if they get wet, get a little salt on them, something like that, you're not gonna have to worry terribly about corrosion. The rubber pads the hull's gonna rest on is designed to conform to many different shapes and sizes of hulls. You'll also notice these saddles are gonna pivot.So if our boat's a little bit larger, it needs to be a little more flat on the bottom, you've got that option and they'll tilt on down, again, conforming to the design of the hull of your boat.

Now in the instructions, it does indicate once the boat is in place and down on there, we want to tighten up this knob. Well, to be honest, regardless of how tight you get this, you're still gonna have movement here. It's just the way it's designed. So I think that's an older edition of the instructions. Now when comparing the Hull Hauler to other saddle style carriers, one thing I noticed when loading, the rubberized texture that we have on the back two saddles tend to grip the boat. So it doesn't exactly slide in and out as easy as what it would if it we're felt lined or even if you had rollers. But of course, those come at a cost. Now when comparing the saddle style carrier, like we have here today, to the J hook style, we see some pros and cons there.When loading a kayak in a saddle style carrier, it tends to be easier, rather than lifting your boat up over your head to put it in the carrier. Simply slide it up and in from the back. Also, with this style of carrier, the larger boats, whether they're longer, wider, or thicker, will have accommodation for that because we can kind of adjust in and out. We don't often see with the really thick hull boats them sitting down in the J hook properly. This style carrier also provides a lower profile. The with J hook style carrier, your boat would be tipped up on edge. So you can image how much taller that would be. Now one of the shortcomings of the saddle style carrier are the number of boats that you can actually carry. With most roof rack systems, you can get two J hook systems in place, if not three, whereas with the saddle style, most often, you're only gonna get one boat on the roof and maybe an additional bike rack or something like that.Also, with J hook style carriers, you've only got two carriers to get in place or two carriers to get mounted as compared to a saddle style. You'll be putting all four in place and making sure they're positioned properly each time you use the system. Now one of the cross bar requirements that you're gonna have when installing your carrier will be from the center of one bar to the center of the other bar. We need it to be at least 24". Now the further apart that we get our crossbars, the more stability that we'll see in the kayak itself. Now here's a good look at the cradle and how they've designed it to fit all those different crossbars we talked about earlier. You'll get the indent here and here for the round bar. You see our square bar, the slider angle for our factory crossbars and then the wider for our larger aero style bars. You'll see that's just gonna fit around. We want to be sure that we have our carrier in line. We've got our bolt there. That's just gonna pass down through.It'll go through the upper plater in the bracket through the lower plate, which happens to be rubber coated and then we've got our thumbscrew we'll thread on the bottom. Once we have them in line, we'll take the provided tool. Then we can finish tightening them down. Now I like this style using the tool like this. Basically, you're not gonna have to worry too much about just your common person removing these from your roof rack, since not too many people are gonna be carrying a tool like this around with them. It helps with the security slightly. Of course, it isn't a locking system. So that's something you do want to keep in mind. Now when it comes time to load your kayak with the style carrier, we find most customers are gonna load it from the rear. This is also gonna work out really well for the wider boats and the boats with the thicker sides and the holes, just because you're not gonna have to worry about them fitting in the J hook.Something you do want to keep in mind as you slide your kayak into place is where your rear antennae is, if it's mounted up here on top of the vehicle, you may have to remove it. You can see how we would have a little bit of interference if we would have left in place. Now the tie down does have a rubber protective cover that'll come down over and keep that buckle from rubbing up against your hole. It's pretty easy to get these in place too. You're just gonna run it over, down around the crossbar, back over. You can see we've gone down around our crossbar here. Then it's just gonna go right back into our buckle. Then we can use our cam lock strap to get everything nice and secure. Any excess you have, just get it tied off. You'll want to do that on both your front and your rear crossbar. Also provided with the kit, we're gonna have to bow and stern tie down. We got our metal hook here, just simple rope to attach it.Typically, this is gonna be attached to either a trailer hitch or maybe your tow loop underneath the back of the vehicle. It's also a good option to use a tie down strap or a tie down anchor. This fits in the door seam and it'll allow you to get everything secured and connected without having to worry so much about the rope, which could cause cracking. Now this is gonna work as a good option if one of your connection points is inaudible 00:07:17 the vehicle and don't necessarily want the rope riding on the paint as you go down the road. Just use one of those tie down anchors like that. We have several type available on our website and then the tag end of the rope is gonna go up and through our handle on our kayak. Bring that down and we can get it tied off. All right, once you've got that secured, you'll of course want to repeat that same process for the other side of the boat. That's gonna complete our look at the Rola Hull Hauler, part number is 59913.


Customer Reviews

Rola Hull-Hauler Kayak Carrier with Tie-Downs - Saddle Style - Clamp On - 59913

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


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These saddles installed easily and quickly. They fit my kayak perfectly. I only wished the rear saddles were felt lined so the kayak could slide on easier. To get around that I wrap a micro fiber cloth around both rear saddles until the kayak is mounted then I remove the cloth. Overall these hold down the kayak very secure. I will need to check the knobs every now and then to make sure their tight. I may replace them with double nuts or use lock tight on them. We'll see how well the plastic portion of the upper mount hold up. I'm hoping they will not crack from over tightening. The bottom bracket is rubber coated metal. 638990



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Good pricing. Shipped timely. Product works great. Does exactly as advertised. I have heavy kayaks( BF120) and lighter kayaks( Moken 13.5) and they have held up to them both easily and are easily adjusted for different widths. Very glad I found these. 628105


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