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Thule Hull-A-Port XT Kayak Carrier w/ Tie-Downs - J-Style or Post Style - Folding - 1 or 2 Kayaks

Thule Hull-A-Port XT Kayak Carrier w/ Tie-Downs - J-Style or Post Style - Folding - 1 or 2 Kayaks

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This J-style carrier lets you transport 1 kayak on your roof while taking up just half of your usable crossbar space. Adjusts to post-style stacker to carry 2 kayaks, or folds flat for overhead clearance. Tie-down straps included. Lowest Prices for the best watersport carriers from Thule. Thule Hull-A-Port XT Kayak Carrier w/ Tie-Downs - J-Style or Post Style - Folding - 1 or 2 Kayaks part number TH848 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Thule Watersport Carriers - TH848

  • Kayak
  • Roof Mount Carrier
  • Thule
  • J-Style
  • Post-Style
  • Aero Bars
  • Factory Bars
  • Round Bars
  • Square Bars
  • Elliptical Bars
  • Clamp On
  • No Load Assist
  • Side Loading
  • Locks Not Included

This J-style carrier lets you transport 1 kayak on your roof while taking up just half of your usable crossbar space. Adjusts to post-style stacker to carry 2 kayaks, or folds flat for overhead clearance. Tie-down straps included.


Features:

  • 2 Folding, multi-position cradles let you transport 1 or 2 kayaks on your vehicle's roof rack crossbars
    • Transports kayaks on their sides to free up space on crossbars for additional gear
    • Works with composite and plastic hulls
  • Upright arms adjust with cam levers to 3 different configurations - angled, vertical, and flat
    • Angled (J-style) position lets you carry 1 kayak
    • Vertical (post-style) position lets you carry 2 kayaks
    • Flat position provides overhead clearance when carrier is not in use
  • Wide cradle mouths make it easy for 1 person to load and unload a kayak
  • Built-in ramps make it easy to load your boat from the side of your vehicle
  • Adjustable padding lets you customize cradle contact points with your kayak
  • 2 Tie-down straps with padded buckles secure kayak to carrier
  • 2 Bow/stern tie-downs secure kayak to vehicle
  • Easy, tool-free installation with universal mounting hardware
  • Thule One-Key System lock cylinders (sold separately) let you lock rack to vehicle
  • AllSurface coating on steel tubing and hardware resists rust
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Application: round, square, aero, elliptical, and most factory crossbars
  • Carrying capacity: 2 kayaks
  • Maximum hull width: 36"
  • Single kayak weight capacity: 75 lbs
  • Weight capacity: 130 lbs
  • Minimum crossbar spread: 24"
  • Maximum crossbar dimensions: 3-1/8" wide x 1-3/8" tall
  • Limited lifetime warranty


848000 Thule Hull-A-Port J-Style and Post-Style Roof Mounted Kayak Carrier

Replaces Thule TH835PRO and 848

Installation Details TH848 Installation instructions




Customer Reviews

Thule Hull-A-Port XT Kayak Carrier w/ Tie-Downs - J-Style or Post Style - Folding - 1 or 2 Kayaks - TH848

Average Customer Rating:  4.3 out of 5 stars   (14 Customer Reviews)

This J-style carrier lets you transport 1 kayak on your roof while taking up just half of your usable crossbar space. Adjusts to post-style stacker to carry 2 kayaks, or folds flat for overhead clearance. Tie-down straps included.

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Spend the money on a product that is going to truly secure your kayak so you do not have to worry while driving down the road. Ditched a no name brand for these and couldn't be happier. 700456


Comments
1 year later and no issues, we use are carrier regularly and are very happy with it.
G - 09/12/2020

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PRO: These are easy to install on the car racks. We can put 4 on the car in about 20 minutes. CON: It is very difficult to keep straps in the top strap holders when putting the kayaks on the car. The strap often falls down making it hard to get the kayak tied down properly. Unfortunately, rust is dripping out from the hinge area despite taking them off after the summer and storing them in the garage. We are worried it will stain the car. 647615


Comments
It is a great idea to garage these water carriers when not in use. I did reach out to Thule and the did say that occasionally rusting issues to occur, even with the AllSurface coating they use. It can be something within the powder coating, or a mix of the meal material within the tubing itself.
-- Rachael H - 05/30/2019

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Another fabulous experience with etrailer.com! The product arrived on time and despite the box being beat up, the racks were in excellent condition. Thanks to the videos demonstrating how to install and use the racks, my husband had them on the car in about 10 minutes. I love that I can fold them over when I'm not transporting my kayak. Now all I need is the great weather to come back so I can play! 654441



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Very helpful and responsive! 902231



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Fits perfectly and easy to install. etrailer, as always, was the exact right place to order it. Always satisfied with them. My only complaint is the way Thule designed how the straps are held while I’m putting my kayaks up on racks mounted atop my camper shell. The straps won’t stay in the cheesy guides very well. I’ll probably modify them so the straps won’t fall out. I’d suggest wider straps or ditching the little slot where the strap falls out. Very satisfied with the transaction and I do like kayak racks, especially the ease of installation, quality and the very innovative way they fold down. 894483



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These have been perfect to haul my Pelican Catch 100 kayak. They were easy to install and easy to remove for the winter. I love that they fold down when not in use. Highly recommend. 803380



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I used these a bunch last summer and it’s just as good as the first time I used it. Everything still nice and tight. It held 2 kayaks half the time. 801442



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the holder are fantastic.They are reliable .Easy installation. 800728



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I purchased this rack system to carry two kayaks. It may be a good solution for one kayak, but it's very difficult to reach across the roof to attached the second one. The straps are also difficult to keep in place while you put the kayak up on its side. I may replace this rack for two J racks in the future. 800097



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Solid construction. 802859



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This product was well built and easy to install. The strapping and ease of use is well worth the extra $$. 796642



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Great customer service kayak rack easy to install and looks great 559167



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Excellent product and excellent and professional service from Lisa D and the team at etrailer.com 542568


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Ask the Experts about this Thule Watersport Carriers

  • Will Two Thule Hull-A-Port XT Kayak Carriers Fit a 2020 Volvo XC60
    The Thule Hull-A-Port XT Kayak Carrier part # TH848 are likely too large to be able to fit two on a 2020 Volvo XC60. Instead, the Thule Compass Kayak and SUP Carrier part # TH890000 would be my recommendation.
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  • Strap Recommendations for Carrying Two Kayaks with Thule Hullaport XT Part # TH848
    The Thule Hull-A-Port part # TH848 that you referenced comes with straps for one kayak. So for additional straps you'd want to use the Thule kit part # TH521 and the part # y04031 and you'd be set.
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  • Will the Thule Hull-A-Port Work on Malone Air Flow Cross Bars
    Great News! The Thule Hull-A-Port XT Kayak Carrier part # TH848 is 100 percent compatible with the Malone AirFlow2 Roof Rack systems like part # MPG216. The Hull-A-Port uses the clamps on the bottom which will grab a hold of the Malone bars for an excellent fit. There will be no need for an adapter for the two to work together.
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  • Roof Rack Recommendation for 2010 Honda CR-V to Carry Two Kayaks
    The roof rack I highly recommend for your 2010 Honda CR-V is from Inno because it uses 51 inch crossbars, which are the longest available for your vehicle so you have the most possible room to carry your kayaks and make it as easy as possible to load them. This roof rack consists of: - Inno Aero Crossbars # INXB130-2 - Inno Through Feet for Aero Crossbars # INXS350 - Custom Fit Kit for Inno Roof Rack Feet # INTR121 This rack has a 140 lb weight capacity which is more than enough...
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  • Carrying Two Kayaks with the Thule Hull-A-Port Carrier on a 2018 Audi A4 Allroad
    The Thule Hull-A-Port XT Kayak Carrier, part # TH848, can actually carry two kayaks on its own. The only additional thing needed to carry your second kayak on your 2018 Audi A4 Allroad is another set of straps, like etrailer's Cam Buckle Cinch Straps, part # E98876-4. I've linked to a video installation of how to do this. However, if you would rather use two of the Hull-A-Ports for a more balanced look, then you can definitely do that. These carriers are designed to leave plenty of space...
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  • Carrier for 2 Kayaks on 2019 Subaru Crosstrek with Factory Roof Rack
    It's likely going to fit just fine but I checked with Thule and they haven't tested the Hull-A-Port XT, part # TH848, on the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek as of yet so I can't say with certainty. It does fit the 2018 and the 2019 is the same generation so that's a good sign. A similar kayak carrier is the Yakima JayLow, part # Y04073. It is confirmed, by Yakima, to fit the 2019 Crosstrek and will also carry both your kayaks. I've linked videos on both of the carriers. With either of...
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  • Solution for Transporting 2 Sea Kayaks on Sprinter-Based RV
    Thank you for the photo of your Dodge Sprinter-based RV with roof-mounted awning for which you wish to solution for carrying two full-size sea kayaks. Your vehicle and your intended goal are not exactly "friendly" to one another: the awning blocks one side of the roof, the vehicle's height poses a physical challenge to loading and unloading boats. Adding a roof rack would actually mean you have the raise the boats up even higher to get them on the vehicle and the presence of the roof rack...
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  • Roof Rack and Kayak Carriers with Side Loading Assist To Carry 4 Kayaks On 2019 Chevrolet Traverse
    I can help you carry 3 kayaks on the roof of the 2019 Chevrolet Traverse. If your Chevy Traverse has factory installed rails that run front to back, I recommend Yakima Roof rack with JetStream Crossbars part # Y00426 and TimberLine Towers part # Y00147. The Timberline towers are designed to the fit the factory rails on the Traverse and the aluminum bars are aerodynamic bars that cut down on wind noise. If your Chevy Traverse has a naked roof, I recommend the same bars part # Y00426...
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  • Can Two Thule Hull-A-Port XT Kayak Carriers TH848 Be Used On a Factory Roof Rack
    The Thule Hull-A-Port XT Kayak Carrier part # TH848 is about 20" long while set up. However, there also needs to be space to allow for the upright as this is not perpendicular with the base. If you have a factory roof rack on your Rav4 then most likely you will run into issues trying to use two of these. That said, if you have an aftermarket roof rack in which the crossbars extend out past the mounting feet then you could probably attach two if you were attach one set of clamps on each...
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  • Will The Thule Hullavator Pro Work On Volvo Factory Roof Rack
    I did some research on the 2004 Volvo XC70 factory roof rack and it looks like the bars attach to raised rails and the bars do not go through the feet so there is not any bar overhang. The Thule Hullavator Pro Kayak Carrier and Lift Assist with Tie-Downs part # TH898 does require 4-8" of extension past the feet of the roof rack for sufficient clearance between he vehicle and the Hullavator when using the load assist option. Without sufficient enough clearance you may end up scratching the...
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  • How to Use the Thule Hullavator Part # TH898 on a 2017 Toyota RAV4
    The Thule WingBar Evo System part # TH711520 and part # TH710401 will allow you to install both the Thule Hullavator Pro Kayak Carrier part # TH898 and the Thule Hull-A-Port XT Kayak Carrier part # TH848 on your 2017 Toyota RAV4 with raised factory side rails. The 60" long crossbars would leave you with plenty of space past the mounting feet in order for the Hullavator to work as it only requires a minimum of 4". You can also offset the bar to the side of the vehicle that the Hullavator...
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  • Is Thule Hull-A-Port XT Kayak Carrier Compatible With Malone AirFlow 2 Roof Rack?
    Yes, the Thule Hull-A-Port XT Kayak Carrier # TH848 is compatible with the Malone AirFlow2 Roof Rack crossbars that fit your 2017 Nissan Rogue with factory raised rails that run front to back. The Malone AirFlow2 Roof Rack bars I recommend for your Rogue are the 50" # MPG215. These are aero crossbars that will give you a quiet ride and come with locks so you can protect your investment. I have added a link to a video review of these bars on a Rogue for you to check out.
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  • Roof Rack for Carrying 3 Kayaks on Roof of 2003 Chevy Suburban
    To install a longer crossbar roof rack on your 2003 Chevy Suburban you'd want the Inno Roof Rack part numbers # INFR and # INB165 which gives you a 65 inch crossbar roof rack confirmed as a fit. 65 inches of bar space should be enough for 3 kayaks without being too overboard so this would work well. For a J-carrier we have the Thule Hullaport XT part # TH848 which can carry two kayaks on end if needed. And then for a saddle style carrier we have the Rhino Rack # RR581 which will work...
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  • Using the Thule Hull-A-Port XT on a 2017 Subaru Outback Wagon
    The Thule Hull-A-Port XT, part # TH848, is a great pick for the 2017 Subaru Outback Wagon and is a confirmed fit for the factory crossbars. If you don't have the factory installed crossbars, the AeroBlade Edge kit will give you an easy load onto the vehicle, letting you avoid having to hike the kayak around the ends of the bars. This kit consists of: AeroBlade Edge Bars, Silver, part # TH7601-TH7601 or Black, part # TH7601B-TH7601B AeroBlade Edge Fit Kit, part # THKIT4063 You...
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  • Recommended Kayak Carrier Compatible With Top Channel Slots In Crossbars
    The Whispbar Kayak Carrier WB-400 has been discontinued so I cannot help you with that product. I can tell you the Whispbar HD bars that have also been discontinued did have the same t-slots so the accessories that fit any Thule Aero or Whispbar crossbars will be compatible. For a kayak carrier on your Whispbar HD crossbars, I recommend the Thule Hull-A-Port XT Kayak Carrier w/Tie-Downs - J-Style - Folding - Side Loading # TH848 along with the Watersports Adapter for Aeroblade/Aeroblade...
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  • Comparing the Yakima JayLow and Thule Hull-A-Port XT
    The Yakima JayLow Kayak Carrier part # Y04073 and the Thule Hull-A-Port XT part # TH848 are just two different brands' version of the same carrier. There are very few differences between the two in regards to function. The main takeaway is that the JayLow has a weight capacity of 80 lbs whereas the Hull-A-Port has a weight capacity of 75 lbs but either is a great option for you. I have attached a review video of each option. Unfortunately, I am not familiar with the Thule ProGlide.
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  • Will Thule Hull-A-Port XT Kayak Carrier Work on Yakima Round Bars
    Yes, the Thule Hull-A-Port XT Kayak Carrier # TH848 that you referenced is compatible with Yakima round crossbars. As you mentioned because round bars don't have any edges you will just want to make sure you tighten the clamps down pretty good so they don't move around too much when attached. This is only a potential issue when you don't actually have a kayak loaded as the weight of one will hold the cradles securely into place. I have attached a short video review that you can check...
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  • Thule Hull-A-Port XT Folding Kayak Carrier TH848 Compatibility with Rhino-Rack Vortex SG Rack
    Yes, the Thule Hull-A-Port XT Folding J-Style Kayak Carrier # TH848 is compatible with most shapes of roof rack crossbars including elliptical and aero types like those in the Rhino-Rack Vortex SG roof rack system # RRSG59.
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  • Will Thule Hull-A-Port Pro Kayak Carrier Fit on a 2017 Toyota Highlander with Factory Roof Rack
    The Thule Hull-A-Port XT # TH848 is confirmed, by Thule, to fit the factory roof rack on your 2017 Toyota Highlander and will hold up to two kayaks. It includes the bow and stern tie-down straps. To make it easier to connect the straps to your Highlander I recommend using the Thule Quick Loops # TH530.
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  • Will Thule Hull-a-Port XT Kayak Carrier TH848 Fit Yakima Jetstream Roof Rack Crossbars
    Yes, the Yakima Jetstream roof rack made for the 2015 Mazda CX-5 that has a bare roof (made of parts # Y00425, # Y00148 and # Y00233) is fully compatible with the Thule Hull-a-Port XT kayak carrier # TH848. This Thule kayak carrier is made to fit almost any shape of roof rack bar. I linked an installation video for the Yakima rack.
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  • Will the Thule Hull-A-Port XT Kayak Carrier Fit a Thule Xsporter Pro Ladder Rack
    I do have a solution for you but first I checked with Thule and the Hull-A-Port XT Kayak Carrier # TH848 will not fit the Xsporter ladder rack bars and there isn't an adapter for the type of mounts on the carrier. You can, however, use the regular Hull-A-Port, # TH834, by using adapter # THXADAPT11 to fit the Xsporter bars. I have linked a video review of this carrier for you.
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  • Can Thule Hull a Port Pro Fit Thule Aeroblade Crossbars
    To install the Thule Hull a Port Pro part # TH848 on Thule Aeroblade crossbars requires the use of the # THXADAPT11 that you mentioned. Otherwise it would not fit on the bars.
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  • Will Thule Hull-A-Port XT Kayak Carrier Fit 2017 Chrysler Pacifica with Factory Roof Rack
    Yes, the Thule Hull-A-Port XT # TH848 will fit the factory crossbars on your 2017 Chrysler Pacifica! No adapter will be needed. I have linked a video review of this carrier for you.
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  • Thule AeroBlade Edge Compatibility with Thule Hull-A-Port XT Kayak Carrier on 2018 Jeep Cherokee
    The Thule Hull-A-Port XT # TH848 is a great kayak carrier and when paired with the Thule AeroBlade Edge Roof Rack # TH7501-TH7502 will allow you the room for 2 kayak carriers. The total weight capacity of each carrier is 75 lbs, so that will limit the total capacity of your roof rack system's carrying ability. These crossbars are different lengths with the rear bar being longer and are a custom fit for your Jeep.
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  • Tube Pad Cover Replacement for Thule Hull a Port Pro # TH835PRO
    Sounds like you are looking for the tube pad part # 853-5540 which is the lower vinyl covered pad for the Thule Hull a Port Pro part # TH848 that you referenced.
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  • Roof Rack and Kayak Carrier for Truck Cap to Carry Heavy Kayak or Canoe
    To answer your first question the Thule Hull-a-Port XT Kayak Carrier # TH848 has a 75 lb capacity for a single kayak and 130 capacity for a pair of kayaks because as you can see in the accompanying photo, the Hull-a-Port XT has one kayak inside its cradle and the other resting up against it, which means it can only support a portion of that kayak's weight and leaning it up against your Hullavator Pro # TH898 would not change that (nor would I recommend doing that). If you do decide to go...
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  • Roof Rack and Assisted Kayak Carrier for Truck Camper Shell Recommendation for Easy Loading
    I think your best option would be to get a TracRac CapRac Ladder Rack for Camper Shell/Truck Cap # TH29200XT for a roof rack system that will install on your camper shell. Then for an assisted kayak carrier the Thule Hullavator part # TH898 would be your best option. It lowers down on the side of the vehicle to make loading and unloading the kayak very easy.
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  • Roof Rack Kayak Carrier for Hobie Oasis Tandem Kayak
    Some kayak carriers have a finite weight capacity, such as the Thule Hull-A-Port XT # TH848 which can handle up to 75-lbs. Since you have a fairly heavy kayak I suggest using a lightweight foam block carrier to keep your total roof weight load within the car's rating. As an example, the Malone # MPG152 features two 18-inch foam blocks and includes load straps and bow/stern tie-downs. If this is not wide enough for the Hobie you might consider using two of a similar smaller foam carrier,...
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  • Kayak Carrier Recommendation for Hobie Compass Kayak
    While we have a solution that will work, the weight of your Hobie Compass being 87 lbs will be too much for the capacity of the Thule Hullaport # TH848 you mentioned. You'd want the Rhino Rack kayak carrier part # S510 instead which has a capacity of 99 lbs.
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  • Parts Needed to Transport a Kayak and SUP with a 2016 Chevy Tahoe
    The roof rack that I recommend installing on your 2016 Chevy Tahoe is the Thule WingBar Evo system which consists of the 60" Bars # TH711520 Black or # TH711500 Silver, the Podium Feet # TH460R, and the Fit Kit # THKIT4041. Then for carriers I recommend the Thule Hull-A-Port XT # TH848 for your kayak because you can use the lock kit # TH450600 to lock/unlock both the roof rack and the carrier with one key. This carrier also features ramps on one end to help make loading your kayak easier....
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