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Thule DockGlide Kayak Carrier with Tie-Downs - Saddle Style - Rear Loading - Universal Mount

Thule DockGlide Kayak Carrier with Tie-Downs - Saddle Style - Rear Loading - Universal Mount

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The DockGlide lets you carry 1 kayak on your roof rack crossbars. Felt-lined rear saddles allow easily loading from the rear of vehicle. Padded front saddles provide maximum stability and protection. Tie-downs and mounting hardware included. Lowest Prices for the best watersport carriers from Thule. Thule DockGlide Kayak Carrier with Tie-Downs - Saddle Style - Rear Loading - Universal Mount part number TH896 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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Thule Watersport Carriers

  • Kayak
  • Roof Mount Carrier
  • Saddle-Style
  • Aero Bars
  • Factory Bars
  • Round Bars
  • Square Bars
  • Elliptical Bars
  • Thule
  • Rear Loading
  • Clamp On
  • No Load Assist

The DockGlide lets you carry 1 kayak on your roof rack crossbars. Felt-lined rear saddles allow easily loading from the rear of vehicle. Padded front saddles provide maximum stability and protection. Tie-downs and mounting hardware included.


Features:

  • Saddle-style carrier lets you carry 1 kayak hull side down on your roof rack crossbars
    • Great for sea, river, recreational, and most fishing kayaks
  • 4 Pivoting saddles provide maximum support for your kayak
    • Adjustment lever allows saddles to conform to the shape of your hull
  • Rear saddles allow kayak to be loaded from the rear of vehicle
    • Felt lining helps kayak slide into position and protects hull from scratches while loading
  • Front saddles have flexible rubber pads that grip your kayak and protect it from scratches and abrasions
  • 2 Load straps with padded buckles secure kayak to your roof rack
  • 2 Ratcheting bow/stern tie-downs anchor kayak to your vehicle
  • Quick and easy installation on most crossbar styles
    • FlipFit mounting brackets secure to crossbars with integrated hand knobs
    • T-track hardware installs directly into the channels on top of your crossbars
  • UV-resistant, glass-reinforced nylon saddles and stainless steel hardware ensure durability


Specs:

  • Application: round, square, aero, elliptical, and most factory crossbars up to 4" wide x 1-1/2" tall
  • Carrying capacity: 1 kayak
  • Weight capacity: 75 lbs
  • Maximum kayak width: 36"
  • Weight: 6.8 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty


896 Thule Dock Glide Rooftop Horizontal Kayak Carrier - Rear Loading - Universal Mount

Replaces TH875XT, TH878XT, TH883, and TH896

Item # TH896






Customer Reviews

Thule DockGlide Kayak Carrier with Tie-Downs - Saddle Style - Rear Loading - Universal Mount - TH896

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (18 Customer Reviews)

The DockGlide lets you carry 1 kayak on your roof rack crossbars. Felt-lined rear saddles allow easily loading from the rear of vehicle. Padded front saddles provide maximum stability and protection. Tie-downs and mounting hardware included.

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Easy to deal with. Had an issue with what I ordered. Etrailer quickly resolved in a very satisfactory manner




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The Thule DockGlide Kayak Carrier and the Tie-Downs that came with it are a very functional High Quality Product. Once the DockGlide Carrier was properly positioned on the Cross bars it attached easily and solidly with the associated hardware. The Kayak slides on and off the Carrier very easily and is quite secure once properly tied down. I enjoy Kayaking and the DockGlide Kayak Carrier enables me to get where I want to go.




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Wasn't sure this would fit my rowing scull - but with a few small adjustments - seated it soundly and securely. Especially like the fore and aft tie downs - nice system. Very easy to install.




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Have not used or installed yet. Easy to order, very descriptive with excellent supportive photos and videos. This company is well run. The shipping is quick and the communication is excellent. I will update once we actually install and use the DockGlide Kayak Carrier




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No matter how we tie down the kayaks they shift on the saddles have to stop and rescue them.very frustrating




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I had a problem with fitting the rack to my factory cross bars and Laurie was able to help me by giving me the number to Thule. Thule was also very helpful with giving me instructions on fitting the bottom bracket by turning it around to accomodate wide and narrow cross bars. They both saved the day. During this Covid-19 crisis it makes most things very challenging. I appreciate the guidance and the professionalism.





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Completely satisfied with my purchase. Price,customer service, and shipping were all excellent. I would recommend etailer without hesitation.




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Love the design and they fit perfectly on my rack.




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I have not installed the product yet, however it is exactly as described. The entire contact with etrailer.com was super easy and delivery very fast.




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I Just got it and put it together and now just wait for better weather to use it!




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