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Thule Hullavator Pro Kayak Carrier and Lift Assist with Tie-Downs - Side Loading

Thule Hullavator Pro Kayak Carrier and Lift Assist with Tie-Downs - Side Loading

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This carrier with built-in lift assist takes the strain out of loading a kayak onto your roof rack. Arms with gas struts let you load and tie down kayak at waist level, then easily lift it onto your roof. Tie-downs included. Mounts to most crossbars. Lowest Prices for the best watersport carriers from Thule. Thule Hullavator Pro Kayak Carrier and Lift Assist with Tie-Downs - Side Loading part number TH898 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Thule Watersport Carriers

  • Kayak
  • Roof Mount Carrier
  • Thule
  • Saddle-Style
  • Aero Bars
  • Factory Bars
  • Round Bars
  • Square Bars
  • Elliptical Bars
  • Track Mount
  • Clamp On
  • Load Assist
  • Side Loading
  • Locks Not Included

This carrier with built-in lift assist takes the strain out of loading a kayak onto your roof rack. Arms with gas struts let you load and tie down kayak at waist level, then easily lift it onto your roof. Tie-downs included. Mounts to most crossbars.


  • Kayak carrier with lift assist makes it easy to load a boat onto your roof from the side of your vehicle
    • Allows you to load and tie down your boat at waist level - no need to reach top of vehicle to secure boat to carrier
    • Eliminates the strain of lifting boat over your head to load
  • Folding arms with gas struts reduce strain of loading your boat from the side of your vehicle
  • Adjustable cradles accommodate your boat's hull
    • Top arms slide along a built-in track and tighten down with wing nuts
  • Closed cell foam padding on cradle arms protects your boat and vehicle from scuffs and scratches
  • 2 Tie-down straps with padded buckles secure your boat to the carrier
  • Sturdy steel construction
  • E-coat and aluminum-colored powder coat finish resist corrosion
  • No-drill installation onto most roof rack crossbars
    • Clamp on bars or mount in crossbar channels
  • Lockable with 2 One-Key System cylinders (sold separately)


  • Application: round, square, aero, elliptical, and most crossbars with top channels
    • Minimum crossbar spread: 24"
    • Requires approximately 31" of load bar space
  • Carrying capacity: 1 kayak
    • Maximum kayak width: 36"
  • Weight capacity: 75 lbs
  • Carrier weight: 39.7 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty

Note: Your vehicle's roof must have a load capacity of at least 130 lbs to use the Hullavator.

Thule Hullavator Pro Crossbar Specs

The Hullavator Pro gives your back and shoulders some relief as it helps you lift your boat onto your vehicle's roof rack. And you won't need to stand on your running boards or a step stool to position and tie down your boat. This carrier with lift assist comes down along the side of your vehicle so that you can load your boat and strap it to the carrier at waist height. The arms of the cradle adjust to accommodate your boat's hull, and padding helps protect your boat from getting scratched. Folding arms with gas struts deliver your boat in the cradles up onto your roof for transport.

Thule Hullavator Pro

Installation onto Existing Crossbars

The Hullavator Pro installs on top of your existing crossbars. This system mounts onto square and round roof rack crossbars with included hardware, and it slides into the channels of AeroBlade crossbars. To ensure there is sufficient clearance between your vehicle and the Hullavator when it is lowered, your crossbars must extend between 4" and 8" beyond the feet.

A pivot pin secures the arms of the carrier to the bar mount assembly and allows the rotation necessary to reel your kayak onto your roof rack.

Lift Assist with Gas Struts

Gas struts eliminate the majority of lifting required to mount your kayak onto your roof rack. Cradles roll out and down to a vertical position along the side of your vehicle so that you can load your kayak - cockpit out - into the carrier at waist height.

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To lower the cradles, remove the release pins and squeeze the handles. The arms will unfold to lower the cradles down to the side of your vehicle.

To adjust the cradles, loosen the knobs and slide the upper arms of the cradle along the built-in track.

Squeeze the handles on both arms and lift your boat in the cradles straight up to roof height. The gas struts will assist you. Rotate your kayak onto the roof and gently lower the cradles onto the roof assembly. Pull the handles so that the arms snap into place for transport. Secure the Hullavator on the roof with the pin and clip.

You can add 2 One-Key System locks (sold separately) to secure the basket to your roof rack.

Padding and Tie-Downs

Thule Hullavator Pro Side Load

Tie-down straps with buckles are included for securing your kayak in the cradles. You can tie your boat down when it's at the side of your vehicle, so you don't have to reach up or throw the straps over the roof. Loop these straps through the arms of the cradles and around the hull of your boat. The straps have padded buckles that let you tighten the straps and secure your boat.

898 Thule Hullavator Pro - Lift Assist Kayak Carrier

Item # TH898

Installation Details TH898 Installation instructions

Video of Thule Hullavator Pro Kayak Carrier and Lift Assist with Tie-Downs - Side Loading

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

Video Transcript for Thule Hullavator Pro Kayak Carrier and Lift Assist Review

Today, we're going to be taking a look at the Thule Hullavator Pro Kayak Carrier and Lift Assist with Tie-Downs, part number TH898. The Thule Hullavator is a great product for helping you lift your kayak up on your vehicle without putting any additional strain on your back. It uses gas struts to help you lift it up, enabling you to actually put this onto your rack, and it helps you lift this or take it back down. Since it loads to the side, it gives you the advantage of tying this down at waist level as opposed to trying to reach up over the roof. The two kayak cradles up at the top are adjustable to fit different-sized kayaks but can only fit a kayak up to 36 inches max. All tie-downs needed for the kayak are included with the kit. The cradles also have this closed cell foam padding, and this is going to make sure that your kayak doesn't get scratched up once it's installed.

This will be on both cradles. To adjust the cradles, you simply loosen up the wing nut here in the center, and that will enable you to move it to where you need it to be. Also at the ends here on both cradles, we have these spots here where you actually can put in the Thule lock core system, part number TH512, so once this installed, you can actually secure it to your roof as well. This is made from a solid-steel construction and coated with an aluminum-colored powder coat which will resist corrosion. This will fit round, square, aero, elliptical, and most factory crossbars. This fits around your crossbars by two ways; it either will clamp onto your crossbars, or like in this situation, it'll fit into the channels as well. Now that we've gone over some of the features of this, let's go ahead and show you how you load up a kayak. Now, before I lower the arms, I'm going to go ahead and fold in the side mirror if possible just to make sure that the kayak doesn't hit it while I'm trying to load it.

Next, I'll go ahead and fold out our arms. You come to the front here. It has this very convenient handle that you pull towards you, and you push the front end up and then pull it out, doing this slowly to make sure as you pull this out you don't hit the side of your car, till you hear the click. We'll do this with the other side as well. With our arms folded down, then we can go ahead and put our kayak in place, setting it down onto the arms. Now, when you place the kayak onto the arms, you want to make sure it's put on evenly as possible to distribute the weight.

Once we're satisfied with the placement of the kayak, we'll come to the inside here, loosen up these knobs, and push this pad up against this side of the hull. Then we'll go ahead and tighten it back up. We'll do the same for the other side. Next, we can start tightening the kayak to the actual rack. To do that, we have these straps here with the rubber ends. We'll take our one end and put it through the bottom loop, bring it around to the top, put that through as well.

Now, you want to make sure you go around the edge here; you don't want it over the actual cockpit. Go ahead and feed it through our cam buckle and tighten it down. Then we'll put our rubber protector over that so it doesn't scratch up the actual kayak. We'll repeat this for the other side as well and put our protector over it. Now we can tie up our excess. Now we're ready to go ahead and lift our kayak back up into the position on top of the vehicle. We'll come down, grab it by both handles, squeeze towards you, lift it up, and you're going to feel it helping you lift it back into position. Now once you get it up here, you want to make sure that you're holding onto it because you don't want it to slam back down into place. All right, now we'll go ahead and attach our bow and stern tie-downs. Our black strap here we'll wrap through our point at the top. Then we'll attach our carabiner to the other end. Then we'll attach this hook underneath the car to a tow hook or some other point. Then we'll pull this in till it's tight. We'll repeat this for the other side as well. Once you're satisfied with how tight it is, we'll go ahead and tie up the excess on both sides as well. There you have it for the Thule Hullavator Pro Kayak Carrier and Lift Assist, part number TH898.

Customer Reviews

Thule Hullavator Pro Kayak Carrier and Lift Assist with Tie-Downs - Side Loading - TH898

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (7 Customer Reviews)

This carrier with built-in lift assist takes the strain out of loading a kayak onto your roof rack. Arms with gas struts let you load and tie down kayak at waist level, then easily lift it onto your roof. Tie-downs included. Mounts to most crossbars.

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I installed the Hullavater on my 2002 Toyota Tacoma's canopy that has 2" tubular rails. I couldn't find any cross bars to fit so I custom made the cross bar from scrap square tubes. It also lowers the high by about 4" compared to stock cross bars. Assembly is simple. I went online to download the English version instruction instead of the one in the box. Installing the loaders on the base bars is just a simple one pivot pin each. It depends on your vehicle's high, I have to climb a little to line up the holes to pin them. Maybe after frequent use, I will perfect my method. I first installed the cross bars too close together. When I strapped the kayak down, it put tension on one of the carriers made it difficult to snap lock in place. Realigned the cross bars, now it works as design. One down side is they sit very tall on top of my truck so I have to install them outside and remember to remove them before I back into my garage. I wish they can be folded down. I would give them a five stars. I read some complains about the bases get rusted easy. I sprayed them with rubber paint before I installed them. So far they look ok under Seattle sky. Although they are a little pricey, I really like that I don't have to climb up to strap my kayak not to mention it is easy on my back when load and unloading. 588481

Its been a year. So far so good. the only complain I have is the rubber pads left black marks on bottom front of my kayak. It is very narrow in front even the bars are adjusted down to minimum, the bottom of kayak is rested on those rubbers leaving black marks.
Anthony - 12/07/2019


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The carrier requires a lot of assembly. The written instructions were not the best. It would have been nice to see an installation video. It installed without any problems. It is a little tricky installing and removing it to the fixed mount and installing the pin. Once I realized there was a bar to hook the carrier onto while installing the pin I was fine. As with most Thule products the quality is good. It would have been nice to have the locks included considering the price. 321832

The Hullavator has worked very well. I just purchased a second one so I can carry two kayaks.
BobG - 12/03/2017


Thanks for the follow up Bob G. I would like to caution you to make sure that the roof of your vehicle and the crossbar system that you are using will adequately support the weight an additional Hullavator and your boat.

-- Rachael H - 12/4/2017

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I absolutely love this carrier. I have an 80 lb sit on top kayak, and it was sometimes a struggle to get up on roof of vehicle. With this hullavator, it is a snap. Can’t recommend it enough. 601768

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The Hullavator Pro works like a charm! It allows us to put our 15' touring boats on top of the Jeep easily, and has turned a two-person job into a one-person job. The staff at e-trailer were wonderful too! They answered all our questions, did a price match, and got our Hullavator out to us in a timely manner. I highly recommend this company. We have made multiple purchases from them within the last two years, and all of our experiences have been great. 545331

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I Luv it. I used to think twice about going with my kayaks because of the pain of putting 2 kayaks on my jeep roof. I have a very heavy tandom kayak. Now with hullavator, its easy. And it holds them really secure on The Jeep. Well worth the investment. 389131

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I recently upgraded from a 2017 Ford F-150 to a 2019 Ford F-350 and the height difference between the two over the bed with a Leer cap was substantial. The Hullavator kayak carrier system seemed like a good way to save my back while towing our travel trailer and having the kayaks go with us. This is not an inexpensive why to get the kayaks on top of my F-350's cap but it is the safest way. The carrier arrived on time and most importantly not damaged or missing parts. The carrier appears to be built to last and the fit and finish is well thought out. The instructions made the assembly and installation fairly simple to accomplish. I have not as yet traveled with it but I have loaded a fishing kayak on it. I loaded a 32 inch wide fishing kayak on it in both the upright position and upside down. I do not anticipate any problems while traveling in either configuration. I have given it 4 stars because of the high price which is Thule's problem and not Etrailers. Etrailer's representatives were very informative and helpful in my decision to purchase this item. 738613

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I recently ordered 2 heavy Hobie kayaks and need to be able to carry them on top of my truck so that I can tow a Fifth Wheel. The Hullavator Pro carriers seem much sturdier than competing brands, and the lift assist will make loading on top of my F350 much easier. They were easy for me to assemble and install. (I purchased 2 sets). They are expensive, but it’s not worth losing a kayak in traffic in order to save a few bucks. I have had other Thule carriers, and have been very happy with the strength and longevity. 728868


Ask the Experts about this Thule Watersport Carriers

  • Will Thule Hullavator Fit a Yakima Roof Rack on a 2018 Subaru Outback
    The Thule Hullavator, # TH898, will fit on a Yakima roof rack so if you like the spacing and looks of the Yakima racks you can certainly go that route for your 2018 Subaru Outback. With the Hullavator the roof rack crossbars need to stick out past the mounting feet by at least 4 inches. What this means you will need to use longer bars than what would normally be recommended for the vehicle. If you go with a round bar system then you will need the following parts: Crossbars # Y00409 SkyLine...
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  • Thule Roof Rack Recommendation for 2019 Subaru Forester to Use Thule Hullavator
    I checked with Thule and the recommended Wingbar Evo roof rack for your 2019 Subaru Forester will allow you to use the assisted Hullavator part # TH898 consists of the part numbers # TH711220 and # TH710401. This gives you a roof rack with a crossbar length of 47 inches which is long enough for the Hullavator to fit and work well. I attached an install video and a picture that shows this rack installed on a similar 2019 Forester as yours.
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  • Can Thule Hullavator Install on Yakima Crossbars
    The Thule Hullavator Pro # TH898 can fit round bars by grabbing around the crossbar and can fit aero shaped bars if the bars have a channel on top of them. Which the Yakima aero shaped bars don't have top channels so to go the Yakima route will require round bars which includes the part numbers # Y00408, # Y00148, # Y03536, and # Y00241 and you'd be set.
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  • Can Thule Hullavator Be Used on 2019 Subaru Outback Wagon with Factory Roof Rack
    I do have a way for you to be able to use the Thule Hullavator Kayak Carrier # TH898 on your 2019 Subaru Outback, however as you mentioned in your question you won't be able to attach the carrier using the factory roof rack on the vehicle. This is simply because The Hullavator requires that the roof rack crossbars extend past the feet at least 4 inches so that there is the necessary clearance between the carrier and the vehicle. Since the factory crossbars are flush with the feet/side rails,...
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  • Will The Thule Hullavator Pro Work With The Yakima CoreBar Crossbars
    The Thule Hullavator Pro Kayak Carrier and Lift Assist with Tie-Downs part # TH898 is not supposed to work with the Yakima CoreBar Crossbars but we have been able to make it fit with the Mounting Kit part # TH7520970001.
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  • Load Assisted Kayak Carriers for 2019 Honda Pilot for 2 Kayaks
    The Thule Hullavator Kayak Carriers # TH898 weigh 40-lbs each by themselves so the two empty carriers alone will consume half of the Pilot's rated 165-lb roof capacity. While there are some lightweight kayaks out there most weigh 40-lbs or more apiece. Apart from the weight concern there is the matter of space; each Hullavator requires 31-inches of space on the crossbars so the Pilot would have to be fitted with very long bars. Even the longest aftermarket roof rack bars made for your...
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  • Roof Rack Recommendation for 2020 Toyota Corolla for Thule Hullavator Assisted Kayak Carrier
    Yes, the Thule Hullavator part # TH898 is a confirmed fit for the Yakima Jetstream Crossbars like the rack that fits your 2020 Toyota Corolla part numbers # Y00425, # Y00146, # Y06135, and # Y06151. The carrier would fit into the top channel of the bars for an easy and very secure install. This rack would also work with the DockGlide part # TH896 as well but the Hullavator is much easier to load kayaks with so it would be what I would recommend. I would not recommend either with a SeaSucker...
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  • Can Toyota Prius C Install Thule Hullavator Assisted Kayak Carrier
    Yes you can install the Thule Hullavator assisted kayak carrier part # TH898 on the roof of your 2014 Toyota Prius c if you install a roof rack first. For that you'd want the Yakima roof rack part numbers # Y00428, # Y00146, # Y06135, and # Y06179 or the Rhino Rack roof rack part numbers # RRVA106B-2, # RRRLKVA, and # DK351 which both have a top channel that's compatible with the Hullavator. I attached an install video for the Rhino Rack roof rack on a Prius C just like yours as well...
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  • What Length of Crossbars Will Work With Thule Hullavator on 2017 Audi Q3?
    To use the Thule Hullavator # TH898 with your 2017 Audi Q3 you would use the 47" crossbars, # TH711200; these would give you the necessary room for the Hullavator. A complete roof rack for your '17 Q3 would include those crossbars, along with the Thule Foot Pack for Aero Bars # TH460R and Thule Fit Kit # THKIT4027. The Hullavator # TH898 is a unique and highly effective kayak carrier due to its lift assist feature, which makes mounting your kayak a much less daunting prospect after...
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  • Will Rhino Vortex Roof Rack Work With Thule Pro Hullavator
    I checked on the dimensions and the Rhino Vortex Aero Bar Roof Rack for your 2015 Toyota Highlander with flush mounted rails should work with the Thule Hullavator Pro Kayak Carrier, Item # TH898. You will need to check and make sure you have sufficient clearance between your vehicle and the Hullavator when it is lowered which means your crossbars on the Hullavator loading side must extend 4 inches to 8 inches beyond the feet (see picture). You will also need to check and make sure that...
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  • Roof Rack for 2019 Subaru Outback with Stowable Rack System to Carry Hullavator and Hull-a-Port
    The 47 inch bar would definitely not work for two Hullavators; thanks for calling that to our attention and that information has been edited. You would need crossbars that are a minimum of 62 inches for a pair of Hullavators.
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  • Kayak Carrier Recommendation that has Weight Capacity for Hobie Mirage Compass Duo Tandem Kayak
    The Thule Hullavator part # TH898 has a weight capacity of 75 lbs. We only have one kayak carrier with enough capacity for your Hobie Mirage Compass Duo Tandem Kayak that weighs 92 lbs. For that you'd want the Rhino Rack carrier part # S512 which has a 99 lb capacity.
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  • How To Use the Thule Hullavator on a 2011 Subaru Outback Wagon with the Factory Roof Rack
    If by standard you mean factory then this cannot be used to attach the Thule Hullavator Pro Kayak Carrier part # TH898 on your 2011 Subaru Outback Wagon. The reason for this is that the Hullavator requires a crossbar overhang which the factory roof rack does not have. Instead, I recommend Thule WingBar Evo Crossbar System part # TH711420 and part # TH710401 which will mount up perfectly to the Hullavator on your Outback. The best part is you don't have to remove your factory roof rack either,...
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  • How to Install Thule Hullavator Pro Kayak Carrier on 2018 2018 Subaru Outback Wagon w Factory Rack
    The Hullavator Pro part # TH898 that you referenced requires a set of aftermarket crossbars with a bit of overhang to install. So for your 2018 Subaru Outback Wagon you'd need to install an aftermarket roof rack. For that you'd want the Thule Aeroblade roof rack part numbers # TH711200, # TH460R, and # THKIT4063 and you'd be set to carry your Hullavator.
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  • Recommended Crossbars for 2010 Toyota RAV4 for Thule Hullavator Pro Kayak Carrier Compatibility
    Thanks for the photo. Because you have the raised side rails, the best option is to use the Rhino-Rack SX Series Legs for Vortex Aero Crossbars - Raised Factory Side Rails - Qty 4 # RRSX100 and then use bars that will give you the additional length needed. I recommend the Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero Crossbars - Aluminum - Black - 54" Long - Qty 2 # RRVA137B-2. This combination will give you the bar length and support you need for the Thule Hullavator Pro Kayak Carrier and Lift Assist with...
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  • Thule Roof Rack to Fit a 2018 Ford Edge with a Glass Roof to Carry a Kayak with the Hullavator Pro
    We have a couple of Thule roof rack systems that fit a 2018 Ford Edge with a glass roof as long as it has flush mounted side rails. If the Edge has a naked roof then there isn't a compatible Thule rack. For an aero bar rack use the 47 inch WingBars, part # TH711200 for silver or # TH711220 for black, the Podium Foot Pack # TH460R, and Fit Kit # THKIT4047. Or for square crossbars use # TH712200 with the same foot pack and fit kit. If the Edge has a naked roof there are other racks...
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  • Roof Rack Recommendation for 2015 Toyota RAV4 with Raised Rails for Use with Thule Hullavator
    For your 2015 Toyota RAV4 with raised side rails on the roof I recommend the Thule square bar roof rack part number # TH711420 and # TH450R for use with the Thule Hullavator that you bought. The older style of Hullavator was more limited with the bar shapes it could fit but the Thule square bars fit really well so that's the way to go. I attached an install video for this roof rack on a 2015 Toyota RAV4 for you to check out as well.
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  • Recommended Roof Rack for 2016 Buick Encore to Mount Thule Hullavator Kayak Carrier
    I do have an option for you so that you can use your Thule Hullavator # TH898 Kayak Carrier on your 2016 Buick Encore, however there aren't any square bar mounting feet available that have been confirmed to fit the factory side rails on the vehicle's roof. Your best option is going to be with the Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero Bar System that consists of # RRVA126S-2 for the two 49" Vortex Aero Bars and # RRSX040 for the SRB Mounting Legs. Please just keep in mind that the bars won't be long...
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  • How Can Thule Hullavator Kayak Carrier Get Installed on 2019 Ford EcoSport with Flush Rails
    If you'd be willing to remove the flush rails on the roof of your 2019 Ford EcoSport so that you could install a naked roof Yakima rack that fits your vehicle like the JetStream kit part # Y00425, # Y00146, # Y06129, and # Y06169 you'd have a great way to install the Thule Hullavator part # TH898! There isn't an aftermarket roof rack configuration out there though that will fit with the flush rails you have now.
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  • Roof Rack Recommendation 2018 Chevy Colorado 4 Door to Install Hullavator Assisted Kayak Carrier
    We have just what you need to install a roof rack on your 2018 Chevy Colorado Crew Cab with a naked roof so that you can install the Thule Hullavator part # TH898. The best option is the Thule WingBar Evo roof rack part numbers # TH711420, # TH710501, # TH145179 which Thule has confirmed is a fit for your truck and also confirmed to work with the Hullavator when installed on your truck. This is the highest quality roof rack available which means it will install easily and perform well...
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  • How to Use the Thule Hullavator on a Truck Bed Topper
    The Rhino-Rack Roof Rack System part # Y02-500B is the perfect solution for you to use the Thule Hullavator Pro Kayak Carrier part # TH898 on your 2011 GMC Sierra 2500's topper. The main requirement for the Hullavator is that the crossbars must extend out 4" past the mounting feet. If you take a look at the attached photo of a very similar setup, you can see the crossbars extend out past the mounting feet a good amount and should allow for you to use the Hullavator without issue. The...
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  • Mounting Hardware Only for Thule Hullavator Kayak Carrier
    I believe I know what you are wanting to do and for this you would just need two of the Replacement Bar Mount Assembly # 7521741001. This is the piece that gets installed onto the roof rack crossbar to which the lift arm and cradle assemblies for the Thule Hullavator # TH898 attach. To install the new bar mounts to square crossbars bars you will need 4 each of the Carriage Bolt # 915-0622-54, Washer # 951061254, and Round Nut # 853-5439. If you are using integrated T-channels on aero-style...
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  • Can the Thule Roof Rack from a 2014 Subaru Outback be Used on a 2019 Subaru Outback
    The Thule Hullavator Pro Kayak Carrier part # TH898 and what looks to be the Thule DockGlide Kayak Carrier with Tie-Downs part # TH896 that you had on your 2014 Subaru Outback Wagon can still be used on your 2019 Subaru Outback Wagon assuming space permits. However, the 2014 Subaru Outback (non-sport) has raised side rails and the 2019 Subaru Outback (non-touring) has flush side rails so the mounting feet and fit kit cannot be carried over. Instead, you will need to swap these out for the...
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  • How to Use the Thule Hullavator Pro Kayak Carrier on a 2016 Jeep Wrangler
    In order to use the Thule Hullavator Pro Kayak Carrier part # TH898 on your 2016 Jeep Wrangler you will need to have a standard roof rack like the Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero Crossbar System part # RRVA165B-2, part # RRRLT600, part # RRRJKB2, and part # RRQMFK06. The reason for this is because the Hullavator requires that the crossbars extend out at least 4" beyond the mounting feet and there would be no way to obtain this with the Rhino-Rack Pioneer Platform Rack. If you wanted to keep your...
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  • Thule Roof Rack Recommendation to Use Thule Hullavator Kayak Carrier
    I checked with Thule and they recommend the 47 inch long bars like the Aeroblade roof rack part numbers # TH711200, # TH460R, and the # THKIT3166 to use the Thule Hullavator part # TH898 on your 2018 Honda CR-V.
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  • Best Cross Bars To Use With Thule Hullavator on 2016 Subaru Forester
    The best crossbars for your 2016 Subaru Forester that will allow you to use the Thule Hullavator # TH898 are going to be the 53" Thule Wingbar Evo which come in 2 colors- # TH711400 (silver/aluminum bars) or # TH711420 (black bars). In order to mount these bars to your existing side rails on your Forester, you'll need the Thule Evo Raised Rail Feet for Thule Crossbars # TH710401 . These bars will provide you with all of the crossbar space and support you'll need to safely carry your kayak...
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  • Easily Removable Roof Rack and Kayak Carrier Setup for 2019 Honda Pilot
    If you are having OEM flush roof side rails installed on your 2019 Pilot you can use any profile of aftermarket crossbar (round, square, aero or elliptical) since the Malone DownLoader Kayak Carrier # MPG114MD fits any bar shape. By the way their Telos Load Assist # MPG351XL measures just under 59-inches long when retracted. All roof racks for this flush rail configuration are shown on the linked page. Roof racks for the flush rail setup are not really intended for repeated installation...
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  • Adapting Hullavator Pro Kayak Carrier TH898 to Full Size Ladder Rack
    Yes, since it sounds like you're up for a bit of DIY modification if you were to able to securely clamp/mount Thule basic square bars to your existing rack you could then install Hullavators on both sides of the bed. Thule square bars are available in many lengths. You want to select bars that will give you the needed 4 to 8-inches of overhang outside the rack uprights as shown in the linked diagram, such as # THLB96, a 96-inch bar, sold individually. You can select a long bar and simply...
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