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  • How To Attach The Hullavator Pro Kayak Carrier To The Roof Of A 2015 Toyota 4Runner
  • The Thule Hullavator Pro Kayak Carrier # TH898 can certainly be installed onto a roof rack that is not Thule brand. To determine what size crossbars you need, you will want to measure from the center of one roof rail to the center of the next roof rail as seen in the attached photo. Thule states that you need overhang of at least 4" on each side. If your measurement was 50" or less than you will for sure be able to use the Malone AirFlow2 Roof Rack - Aero Crossbars - Raised, Factory...
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  • Recommended Kayak Carriers for Two 85 Pound Kayaks
  • I do have a great option for you, however the Thule Compass Kayak carrier # TH890000 won't be able to support your two kayaks that weigh 85 pounds each. The 130 pound capacity you see is for the total weight of both kayaks (75 pounds each). We do not have a similar 2 kayak carrier available that has this kind of capacity so your best option will be to go with separate carriers, one on each side of the vehicle's roof. This is going to make for easier loading anyway since you won't have...
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  • Best Kayak Carrier for Fishing Kayaks on 2013 Subaru Outback With Factory Crossbars
  • We have a great option to carry a pair of 34" wide fishing kayaks on the factory roof rack of your 2013 Subaru Outback. To do this you will need to use a post- or J-style carrier to carry the kayaks on their sides because there won't be enough room to lay the kayaks flat on your roof. I strongly recommend the Thule Compass Kayak and SUP Carrier # TH890000 because it is a 2-in-1 carrier that has the necessary size enough to carry a pair of kayaks that are 34" wide (it fits hull widths...
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  • Kayak Carrier Options that Can Fit TracRac Truck Bed Ladder Rack
  • The load bars of the TracRac ladder racks are much thicker than standard roof rack crossbars which allows them to have the higher weight capacity but also is what prevents roof rack accessories that need to wrap around the bar from fitting. But the kayak carrier solutions that fit into the top channel of crossbars like the Rhino Rack Nautic 580 # RR580 will work so this would be your best solution. We do have one foam block solution that can fit around the TracRac load bars with the...
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  • 2 Kayak Carrier Recommendation for Fitting on Narrower Crossbars
  • I attached a picture of a single kayak carried by the Yakima SweetRoll Kayak Carrier # Y04074 and it takes up most of the roof rack crossbars which would be longer than what you have so I'd anticipate two not fitting but I do have a solution. For carrying two kayaks on narrower bars the Rhino Rack 2 Kayak Carrier part # S512-S512X is a really great option since the rack does not require much bar space and it holds them very securely.
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  • Is Thule Hullavator Kayak Carrier Compatible with OEM Roof Rack on a 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee
  • To use the Thule Hullavator Pro Kayak Carrier # TH898 on your 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee you're going to need to upgrade your roof rack system. The Hullavator requires that the crossbars stick out past the roof rack legs by at least 4" so that the arms won't come in contact with the vehicle when they are lowered. Since your OEM crossbars end in the feet they won't be long enough. For upgrading your roof rack system I highly recommend the Yakima JetStream system which consists of the 50"...
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  • Fit of Malone MPG114MD Downloader Kayak Carrier on Factory Roof Rack of 2021 Subaru Outback
  • The answer to your question will depend on how much usable crossbar space is offered by your existing crossbars. If you have about 35 inches of available crossbar space on your roof rack, measured side to side, you would indeed be able to install two of the # MPG114MD Malone Downloader kayak carriers on your vehicle roof. If you don't have that much available width, you could go with longer crossbars such as the # MPG215, also from Malone. You might also be interested in something...
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  • Roof Rack for Thule Hullavator on 2021 Subaru Outback With Stowable Rack System
  • I checked with Thule, and can verify there is a way for you to carry a Hullavator like the Thule Hullavator Pro # TH898 (and older Hullavators) on your 2021 Subaru Outback with the stowable rack system. Since there aren't fittings or extensions, what you will need to add is a Thule roof rack. The rack doesn't fit the side of the rails, what it will do is attach to the factory crossbars when they are in the stowed position; the fit kit is what will allow this, and you'll then attach the...
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  • What Is The Easiest Kayak Carrier To Install And Use?
  • If you're using the Malone SeaWing Kayak Carrier # MPG113MD it is just as easy to take the carrier off as it is to put it on. You can see how easy in the review video I've included for you! I would recommend locking them whenever driving with them installed. You can keep them on your roof for their whole life if you want. The materials do a good job standing up against the elements. There are carries that do fold, as this one does not. I use the etrailer J-Style Carriers # e98878 because...
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  • Can Thule Stacker Kayak Carrier be Mounted to Thule TracRac SR Crossbars
  • I do have a solution for you to use a track mounted stacking style of kayak carrier to your TracRac SR T-Slots but unfortunately the Watersports Adapter # THXADAPT11 is not compatible with the Thule Stacker # TH830 and there is no way to adapt the Stacker for a T-Slot application. Instead you can use the Rhino-Rack Nautic Stack Kayak Carrier # RRS520 which has the same basic design and comes with hardware to mount it to crossbars with a T-Slot. I have attached a review video of this...
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  • Does The Thule Hullavator Kayak Carrier Or The Yakima ShowDown Make It Easier To Load Kayaks
  • It is correct you will need at least 4" of bar overhang to use the Thule Hullavator Pro Kayak Carrier # TH898 or Yakima ShowDown Kayak # Y04081 so that the lift assist does not touch the vehicle during the loading process. For the roof rack on the 2019 Toyota RAV4 I recommend the Malone AirFlow2 Roof Rack # MPG216 which are aerodynamic bars that attach to the raised side rails of the Toyota and measure 58" long so will provide plenty enough overhang for the lift assist features. The...
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  • Solution For Carrying Two Kayaks On Top Of A 2014 Subaru Outback
  • The J-style kayak carriers will certainly add a little more wind drag as opposed to the kayaks resting flat against the roof rack. For a flat-style carrier you could look into the Malone SeaWing Kayak Carrier # MPG107MD or the Rhino-Rack Nautic Roof-Mounted Kayak Carrier # RR581. You will need 2 of whatever carrier you decide on, as these carriers are setup for one kayak. I really like the Malone SeaWing because it has a load-assist on the back end which will help out tremendously. I...
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  • How to Carry a Fishing Kayak on the Roof of a 2019 Toyota RAV4
  • Yes you can substitute for longer bars on your 2019 Toyota RAV4. The Thule WingBar Evo Crossbars 47" # TH711200 have a more factory look because they don't stick out too far. I attached a video below with this set on a 2019 Toyota RAV4 and you can see how they don't stick out too far. To go wider you will need to use the Thule Rapid Podium Feet # TH460R and the fit kit for your car # THKIT3177 The 47" bars are recommended but you can go wider as long as you don't extend past your mirrors....
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  • Can I Use Two Thule Hullavators # TH898 For My Two Kayaks On My 2020 Subaru Outback Wagon?
  • The Thule Hullavator Pro # TH898 will work on your 2020 Subaru Outback Wagon but it only has the capabilities of carrying one kayak and there is no way to get two systems on your roof. If you are wanting to carry both of your kayaks at the same time, you will need a roof rack system. If you have factory raised rails you can use the Malone AirFlow 2 Roof Rack # MPG216. They are 58 inches long, made of aluminum and have an aerodynamic look to them. This will help prevent loss of fuel economy...
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  • Bar Length for Carrying two Yakima ShowDown Kayak Carriers
  • Since the Yakima Showdown part # Y04081 hangs over the crossbars quite a bit when installed and they are 42 inches long the best bar length for two of them would be 60 inch like you mentioned. So for that you'd want the # Y00426 if you had the Jetstream bar setup or the # Y00422 for the CoreBar since these are the only two bar styles from Yakima that are available in 50 inch and 60 inch.
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  • Will the Thule Compass Kayak and SUP Carrier Work With a Hobie Kayak
  • The best kayak carrier for a Hobie kayak is the Yakima BigCatch Kayak Carrier part # Y04091 which is specifically designed for larger fishing kayaks. The Yakima BigCatch has a 150 lb weight capacity and you can adjust the cradles to fit the exact shape/width of the hull on the Hobie kayak allowing for the best fit. The Yakima BigCatch will also fit the factory crossbar on the Subaru Crosstrek no problem. The Yakima BigCatch comes with all the required tie downs as well so you don't have...
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  • What is Needed to Haul 2 Kayaks With the Darby Hitch Extender and Crossbar Kit
  • The Darby Hitch Extender and Crossbar kit part # DTA944-968-924 comes with a foam block and straps to secure one kayak. For a second foam block you'd want the # DTA924 and then for straps you'd want the part # TH521. You'll need a quantity of two of the strap kits since the Darby does not include any.
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  • Recommended Bow and Stern Tie-Downs to Keep Camera Views and Sensors Working As Designed
  • The etrailer J-Style Kayak Carrier - Folding - Universal Mount # e98878 is a great option and does take the camera interference out of the picture. Many vehicles will want to use this type of tie down because of that possibility especially if there are integrated speed sensors as well. With kayaks you will only have one tie down on your hood per kayak so it shouldn't interfere with anything at all. You won't use a V-style like the photo you sent with the canoe. I've attached a video...
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  • How To Carry Two Kayaks On a 2018 Toyota Highlander with Factory Roof Rack and Have Load Assist
  • I do have an option for you but there are two issues you are going to run into trying to use the Thule Hullavator Pro Kayak Carrier part # TH898 or the Yakima ShowDown Kayak or SUP Carrier part # Y04081. The first issues is that these are each over 40" long therefore you would not be able to fit two side by side and they both require there to be an overhang on the crossbars which the factory roof rack for a Toyota Highlander does not have. If you want to go with a trailer like the Malone...
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  • Which Folding Kayak Carrier Will Fit The Thule Wingbar Evo Crossbars?
  • We do in fact have several folding kayak carriers that will fit your Thule Wingbar Evo Crossbars on your 2013 Volvo XC90. I recommend looking into the Malone DownLoader Kayak Carrier with Tie-Downs - J-Style - Folding - Side Loading # MPG114MD. This is a folding carrier that will allow your roof to remain low-profile when no kayaks are on top of it; I attached a photo to show what this looks like in the folded down position. This carrier will simply clamp onto the Thule crossbars, but...
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  • Roof Rack and Kayak Carriers for Two Kayaks on 2015 Toyota Rav4
  • First, we need to get some crossbars on your roof! Since you have raised side rails, you can attach a Yakima roof rack system with just two parts: # Y00425 and # Y00147. Those are 50" JetStream Cross Bars # Y00425 and TimberLine Towers # Y00147 that mount to your rails. For the kayak carriers, we have many options. If you're looking for J-style carriers, we have the etrailer J-style Kayak Carrier # e98878. These are nice since they can fold down when not in use. You can put two up on...
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  • Can I Use the Thule Hullavator on a Gobi Safari Style Rack on a 2005 Jeep Wrangler
  • I may have a solution for you, but the Thule Hullavator # TH898 requires that your crossbars extend 4"-8" outside of the side rails, so your safari style rack won't work for this carrier. Instead, you may want to consider using the Malone SeaWing Kayak Carrier and Load Assist w/ Tie-Downs - Rear Loading - Clamp On # MPG113MD, which has a load assist feature and can be used on the round bars of your 2005 Jeep Wrangler TJ with a safari rack and soft top. I've linked a short review video...
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  • Thule Roof Rack for 2020 Subaru Outback Touring for Thule Hullavator Pro Kayak Carrier
  • That's a great photo you sent and I'm very sorry to hear of your recent loss. Your pups do look thrilled to be on the water with you (I love those hats and life vests) and we can set you up with everything you need to get back on the water with them. The Hullavator Pro is as good as everyone says because it makes mounting your kayak a breeze, and you'll just need to add a roof rack to your 2020 Subaru Outback to use the Hullavator. In order to use the Hullavator Pro on your 2020 Subaru...
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  • 2 Kayaks on Roof of Ford F-150 SuperCrew Cab with 5.5' Bed
  • We can get you on your way to adventure quickly using a roof mount system to put your two kayaks on your 2019 Ford F-150 with SuperCrew cab and 5.5' bed. You will first need roof cross rails installed. I recommend the Rhino-Rack crossbars # RRVA150B-2. You will additionally need Rhino-Rack # RRRLKVA legs and Rhino-Rack # DK427 Fit Kit to complete the crossbar installation. I have quoted the black crossbars - If you prefer silver specify RRVA150S-2 instead of RRVA150B-2. I have attached...
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  • Does Thule Compass Carrier Fit around Thule Wingbar Evo bars?
  • The Thule Compass Kayak and SUP Carrier # TH890000 is a great fit for your 2020 Honda Fit. It has a wide mouth to make it easier for loading kayaks. It also has nice adjustability like J-style for one kayak or post-style for two kayaks. I attached a screenshot where Thule gives instructions for installing it on your Thule Wingbar EVO crossbars. You need to use the 80mm bolts included with this carrier to install it onto your bars. For your older kayak carrier like the Thule Hull-A-Port...
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  • Roof Rack and 2-Kayak Carrier for 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer Sedan
  • Yes, the Thule Compass 2 Kayak Carrier with Tie-Downs # TH890000 will absolutely work for your 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer 4-door sedan, you simply need to add a roof rack to mount the carrier on. By far the best option for a roof rack for your Lancer is from Rhino-Rack because it is the best value for your Lancer - the rack is premium quality but with a better price tag than similar options. It also has aerodynamic bars for a quieter ride and each part of the rack is so durable it comes...
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  • Kayak Carrier Recommendation for a Perception Kayak-Rambler Double Seat 78 lb Kayak
  • Since your Perception Kayak-Rambler is a larger kayak I recommend using the Yakima Kayak Carrier with Tie-Downs # Y04083-04082. This combines the DeckHand and HandRoll carriers so that you get the ease of loading with the rollers but the stability that saddles offer, plus it has a weight capacity of 80 lbs which is perfect for your setup. This kit also comes with everything you need to secure your kayak, although if you aren't able to find good anchor points on your vehicle you can use...
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  • Recommended Roof Rack for 2019 Ford Explorer with Flush Side Rails
  • In order to put crossbars on the flush mounted side rails of your 2019 Ford Explorer you'll want to use the Rhino Rack # RRRCH4 feet with # RRRCP45-BK fit kit and the Rhino Rack Vortex Aero Crossbars # RRVA137B-2. Rhino Rack offers a similar quality and durability of the more expensive roof racks at a much better price point and they will allow you to carry a kayak carrier Thule Hull-A-Port # TH834. This Rhino Rack will mount to the fixed mounting points on your flush mounted side rails...
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  • What Yakima Landing Pad Do I Need For My 2021 Subaru Outback
  • Your 2021 Subaru Outback Wagon needs Yakima Landing Pad 27 for Yakima SkyLine And Control Towers - Qty 4, part # Y46VR. This Landing Pad provides the mounting points for your Yakima Skyline or Control towers. If you are using the SkyLine Towers for Yakima Crossbars - Fixed Mounting Points, Flush Rails, and Track Systems - Qty 4,part # Y00148, you need to make sure you are using the RoundBar SL Adapter for Yakima BaseLine, SkyLine, TimberLine, and RidgeLine Towers - Qty 4, part # Y03536....
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  • Best SUP Carrier For Easy and Quick Loading
  • It really depends on the carrier you go for. For the Thule Taxi XT # TH810001 I recommend putting a tie down in the front. Just because there is only one narrow strap securing your paddle board to the carrier and when you're driving at high speeds the paddle board will catch quite a bit of air which will raise the front of the board. I suggest the same thing for a Yakima Rack like the SUPDawg # Y04075. Same idea here, highway speeds will raise up the front end so again I recommend using...
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  • Easy Load Kayak Rack Options for a 2022 Kia Telluride for 2 Kayaks
  • I have a couple different options for you. You are correct that you are not going to be able to get 2 kayaks on the roof of your 2022 Kia Telluride with the Thule Hullavator # TH898 because of space and weight. And honestly you will probably have a difficult time getting 1 kayak on a Hullavator and one on a different style of carrier. The Yakima Kayak Carrier # Y04083-04082 you mentioned would also be difficult because these style of carriers have the kayak lay flat and that takes up a...
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  • Will the Lockrack Adjustable Watersport Carrier Work With Scott Prospector Fishing Kayak
  • I reached out to Lockrack on your behalf about the Lockrack Adjustable Watersport Carrier part # 339-LRUNISETX and they stated they just actually released a new version of this carrier for fishing kayaks with the deeper hulls so instead I recommend using the Lockrack Adjustable Watersport Carrier with XL Arms part # LR54FR which they said would work with a Scott Prospector.
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  • How To Carry Both Kayak and Paddle Board On Crossbars
  • The best option we offer to carry both kayaks and paddle boards but not at the same time is the Thule Compass Kayak and SUP Carrier part # TH890000 because the upright can be folded down to carry up to two paddle boards or one kayak and the upright can be folded back up to carry two kayaks. If you need to carry both at the same time, you'd need to go with a true j-style like the etrailer J-Style Kayak Carrier part # e98878 and true saddle style like the Thule SUP Shuttle Stand-Up Paddleboard...
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  • How to Use Thule Hullavator On a 2020 Subaru Outback
  • In order to use the Thule Hullavator Pro Kayak Carrier and Lift Assist part # TH898 on a 2020 Subaru Outback you will need an aftermarket roof rack because the factory roof rack does not have the needed crossbar overhang. For this, I recommend the Malone AirFlow2 Roof Rack part # MPG216 as it's a great cost effective option that won't break the bank.
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  • Do Bow/Stern Tie-Downs Need To Be Attached to Hood and Rear of Vehicle To Secure Kayaks
  • The Thule Stacker # TH830 is a great solution to secure a few 10 foot kayaks on their side. The carrier does include a set of tie-downs but you will need to add extra straps # TH855XT and # 753-2030-02 for all 3 of the kayaks. When actually securing the kayaks onto the roof of your CR-V I absolutely recommend attaching the ropes to the front and back ends of the vehicle. This prevents wind during travel from catching underneath the kayak and trying to lift it off the roof. Simply looping...
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  • What SUP Carrier do You Recommend for My 2019 Toyota 4Runner for Traveling at Highway Speeds?
  • To transport a paddleboard securely on your daughter's 2019 Toyota 4Runner, I recommend the Lockrack Paddle Board Carrier # 339-LRSSUPSETX (for 1 paddle board) or the Lockrack Adjustable XL Watersport Carrier # LR54FR (for up to 2 paddle boards). The reason why these are the most secure for traveling with paddle boards is because both of these models come with locking arms that hold the boards in place. Since your daughter is traveling on the highway, I recommend purchasing the Malone...
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  • How To Mount Thule Hull-A-Port Kayak Carrier 834 On Thule WingBar Evo Crossbars
  • In order to mount the Thule Hull-A-Port Kayak Carrier part # TH834 on Thule WingBar Evo Crossbars you need the Watersports Adapter for Aeroblade/Aeroblade Edge Bars part # THXADAPT11.
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  • What Kayak Load Assist Can I Use With My Lockrack For My 2016 Subaru WRX
  • I do have a solution for you, but will not involve the Lockrack Loading Bar. You will still have to remove, or adjust the orientation, of the arms for this solution to work, but this method would be your only option. You can use the following items to help you load your kayak with the Lockrack Loading Bar. Yakima BoatLoader EVO Telescoping Load Assist - 28" Extension, part # Y04085. This load assist bar is stored in your crossbar when it is not in use. It has a weight limit of 80 lbs....
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  • Fit of Thule TH898 Hullavator on 2019 Subaru Ascent
  • In order for the Thule # TH898 Hullavator to work on your roof rack, the crossbars will need to extend at least 4-8 inches beyond the roof rack feet as shown in the provided diagram. If you already have the factory crossbars, you'll need to remove them and install aftermarket crossbars to get the proper length. The Malone AirFlow 2, part # MPG217 would likely work, but you'd need to measure the outside side to outside distance of the rails on the roof of your Ascent. If this distance...
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  • Recommended Crossbars for 2017 Toyota RAV4 Compatible with Thule Hullavator
  • To add aftermarket crossbars to your 2017 Toyota RAV4 that are compatible with your Thule Hullavator # TH898 you will need both the bars and towers compatible with your raised side rails. I recommend using the Thule Roof Rack system for 2017 RAV4 which uses parts # TH711320 (crossbars) and # TH710401 (towers); these towers will attach the to raised side rails on your RAV4 and the bars are compatible with the Thule Hullavator # TH898, so it's the perfect solution for you. I've linked...
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  • Black Ladder Rack for 2021 Jeep Gladiator to Carry Paddleboards and Kayak
  • The best priced black ladder rack that fits your 2021 Jeep Gladiator is the Adarac Pro Series Ladder Rack part # A38ZR. Then for a carrier that can carry up to 2 SUPs or a kayak the LockRack part # LR54FR would be a great option that is also compatible with the ladder rack since it attaches to the top channels of the bars.
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  • etrailer Kayak Carrier or Rhino Rack 2 Kayak Carrier Recommendation for Carrying 2 Kayaks
  • If the goal is to carry two kayaks I would go with the Rhino Rack 2 Kayak Carrier # S512-S512X since it's carrier designed to easily carry a pair of kayaks like what you have and even comes with a paddle holder. It's also easy to install so it's a really great solution for you.
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  • Recommended Roof Rack and Kayak Carrier for 2015 Ford Edge with Glass Roof
  • For your 2015 Ford Edge, the Rhino-Rack ROC25 Roof Rack for Naked Roofs - Vortex Aero Crossbars - Aluminum - Black # RR26XR is my recommendation for your roof rack. Then I recommend using the Inno Locker Watersport Carrier - Locking - Channel Mount - 1 Boat or 2 Boards # INXA445 which will give you the best clearance between your roof and the bars because it utilizes the tracks in the bars instead of wrapping around them.
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  • Which Roof Rack For 2020 Subaru Crosstrek Is Compatible With Thule Hullavator Kayak Carrier?
  • The Thule Hullavator Pro - Lift Assist Kayak Carrier # TH898 requires crossbars that have at least 4" of overhang on each side of the roof. You will need to measure from the center of one roof rail to the center of the next roof rail on your 2020 Subaru Crosstrek; if this measurement is less than 50" then you can for sure use Malone AirFlow2 Roof Rack - Aero Crossbars # MPG216. The Malone crossbars are 58" long and have a weight capacity of 165lbs. They are low-profile and aerodynamic to...
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  • Will Thule and Curt Kayak Carriers Fit Thule Crossbars
  • Yes both of the kayak carriers the Malone part # MPG114MD and the Curt # C18320 that you mentioned can fit the Thule crossbars that you have.
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  • Recommendation To Help With Reaching Taller Van Roof To Load Paddleboards
  • I can help you get your Isle Paddleboard on the roof with the Thule SUP Taxi XT Stand-Up Paddleboard Carrier part # TH810001. I recommend to use the Thule Telescoping Ladder for Vans - 9 Steps - 8-1/2' part # TH301404 the bracket easily attaches to the side of the van with magnets. Then the ladder snaps into the bracket so you can reach higher when you are loading the paddleboard to make it much easier. It also folds up and fits into a handy storage bag when you are not using it. I have...
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  • Will the Thule Hullavator Work on 2013 Lexus RX 350 With Factory Crossbars
  • I do have an option to carry kayaks with load assist but the Thule Hullavator Pro Kayak Carrier part # TH898 won't work with factory crossbars. Instead, I recommend using the Yakima ShowBoat 66 Slide-Out Load Assist Roller part # Y04068 with the Yakima SweetRoll Kayak Carrier part # Y04074 which is the best option for load assist with factory crossbars. There really aren't may other options unfortunately due to their being no overhang on the crossbars which is what the issue is with most...
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  • Load Assist Loading 2 Kayaks on 2 Vehicles
  • I have a couple of solutions for you. Neither the Hullavator nor the ShowDown units are a 2-kayak solution. The are too wide for two kayaks. If you want a solution for assisted loading AND 2 kayaks on one vehicle, you should consider the Malone “Downloader” # MPG114MD-351XL kayak load assist with J-style kayak racks. This product includes the loading rails and J-racks for one kayak. For the other side you can purchase the Malone # MPG114MD, which is the J-racks only. You can use the loading...
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  • Ground Clearance of Malone WideTrakAT Kayak/Canoe Cart
  • The Malone # MPG521 WideTrakAT Large Kayak/Canoe Cart uses a V-shaped axle that provides 6 inches of ground clearance right behind each wheel which increases to 9 inches in the center. The wheels are 12 inches in diameter, so the radius would be half that, 6 inches. I suppose if you could find larger wheels compatible with a 20mm axle tube, you could use them but Malone doesn't recommend doing so. If you'll be using the cart on sand, balloon tires like # MPG516 are available separately....
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  • How Much Crossbar Overhang Is Needed To Install The Thule Hullavator Onto 2019 Subaru Forester?
  • The Thule Hullavator Pro - Lift Assist Kayak Carrier # TH898 requires a minimum of 4" overhang on both sides, no matter which crossbar setup you go with. For your 2019 Subaru Forester I recommend going with the Yakima JetStream Aero Crossbars 50" long which will be plenty to accommodate the Thule Hullavator. These crossbars also feature a T-slot top channel in case you decide to install any channel-mounted accessories down the road. If your roof has factory rails running front to back...
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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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  • Mounting Options For Thule 878XT On a 2015 Toyota Sequoia
  • The Thule 878XT you mentioned is actually a Set-To-Go Kayak Carrier, and not a Hullavator like the Thule Hullavator Pro Kayak Carrier # TH898. I was able to find some info on the Thule 878XT and you will need the included 60mm Bolt # 915-0660-31 to install on to the factory crossbars on your 2015 Toyota Sequoia. If you do have a Thule Hullavator Pro Kayak Carrier # TH898 your crossbars will need to overhang 4-6 inches past the feet of your crossbars. I attached a picture that will...
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  • What Rhino-Rack Roof Rack do You Recommend to Use My Hullavator on My 2015 Ford Edge with Glass Roof
  • Yes! We do have a great non-Thule WingBar Evo set that works great with a Thule Hullavator # TH898 on the panoramic roof on your 2015 Ford Edge. For that system, I recommend the following setup: - Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero Crossbars - Aluminum - 54" Long # RRVA137B-2 (black) or # RRVA137S-2 (silver) - Rhino-Rack 2500 Series Legs for Vortex Aero Crossbars - Naked Roofs or Fixed Mounting Points # RRRLKVA - Custom DK Fit Kit for 4 Rhino-Rack 2500 Series Roof Rack Legs - Naked Roof # DK432 -...
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  • Thule Truck Bed Tailgate Pad and Bike Rack That Fits 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
  • We do have a Thule GateMate Pro Tailgate Pad and Bike Rack that fits a 2019 Chevy Silverado 1500, though it is a different one than you mentioned. The correct fit for a 2019 Chevy Silverado 1500 is the Thule GateMate Pro Tailgate Pad and Bike Rack # TH824PRO. I have added some photos showing this on a '19 Silverado 1500 as well as a link to a video review showing it in use on this same truck.
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  • Is the Thule Compass Kayak Carrier Lockable
  • I have a solution for you but the Thule Compass Kayak and SUP Carrier w/ Tie-Downs part # TH890000 does not have it own locking system. This is fairly common among the kayak carriers. The best solution to lock the Compass would be a cable lock like the Thule Cable Lock w/ One Key System Lock - 6' Long part # TH538XT. The Thule Hull-A-Port Aero Kayak Carrier w/ Tie-Downs part # TH849000 is a carrier that can be locked to the roof rack but only transports one boat so you would need two of them.
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  • Roof Rack Recommendation for 2018 Audi Q5 for Attaching Thule Hullavator
  • The Thule Wingbar Evo roof rack for your 2018 Audi Q5 part numbers # TH711320, # TH710601, and # TH186045 would be the best for attaching the Thule Hullavator # TH898 to. The Hullavator would easily fit into the top channels of the Wingbars for a clean and solid connection.
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  • Recommended Kayak Carrier for 2017 Subaru Legacy
  • When it comes to trying to find the best fit for kayaks with different shaped hulls, I prefer jointed saddle style carriers like the Rhino-Rack Nautic 581 # RR581. These are channel mounted carriers similar to the Yakima SweetRoll # Y04074 you were asking from. I recommend the Nautic 581 instead though because they have t-track mounts that will work well with your Rhino Rack crossbars on your 2017 Subaru Legacy. Those separated saddles are nice because they can adjust to support your...
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  • What Kayak Carrier do You Recommend that Fits the Yakima HD Crossbars?
  • I have a great kayak transportation route for you. Unfortunately, the Malone MegaWing # MPG207 and SeaWing # MPG107MD do not have clamps that are able to mount onto the Yakima HD Crossbars like the # Y01158. This is because the Yakima Crossbars are too thick. However, for a great kayak carrier that can clamp onto the bars is the Yakima JayLow Kayak Carrier w/ Tie-Downs - J-Style or Post Style - Folding - 1 or 2 Kayaks # Y04073. Since the cradles on the JayLow can accommodate crossbars...
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  • Differences Between Rhino Rack Kayak Carrier # RRS520 and Malone Kayak Carrier # MPG115MD
  • The Rhino Rack Kayak Carrier part # RRS520 and the Malone Stax kayak carrier part # MPG115MD are both very similar but the big reason the Malone is listed for only 2 kayaks is because it comes with two foam blocks for kayaks to rest on and then the Rhino Rack does not come with the blocks so it's possible to add additional kayaks without carrying them in a different way. Either will work great on a Malone roof rack as well.
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  • Does Thule Stacker TH830 4-Kayak Carrier Require Additional Straps and Ropes for 4 Kayaks
  • Using the Thule Stacker # TH830 multi-kayak carrier with 4 kayaks will require additional bow/stern ropes and additional straps since the carrier comes equipped with enough for one boat. Each of the 4 kayaks must have its own set of bow/stern tie-down ropes # TH855XT or something similar as well as its own straps to secure it to the Stacker, such as # 753-2030-02, or again, a similar item like # E98876-4. You can certainly use another brand of straps/ropes like # IMF12637 so long as...
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  • Replacement Brackets for Thule Hullavator 897XT
  • The mounts for the older Thule Hullavators, 897 and 897XT are different than the newest iteration, the Thule Hullavator Pro Kayak Carrier # TH898. If you have the oldest version, which is the 897 (and only available from February 2005 - December 2005), I checked with Thule and they no longer offer replacement mounting brackets. If you have the Hullavator 897XT though, there are a number of replacement parts available, depending on what you need. - Replacement Underbar Bracket for...
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  • What Kayak Lift Assist do You Recommend for 2 Kayaks on My 2020 Subaru Outback?
  • I have a great kayak option with a lift assist for you. While you are absolutely correct that you need aftermarket overhang-style crossbars in order to use the Thule Hullavator # TH898 on your 2020 Subaru Outback Wagon, the only crossbar system offered by Thule does not give you the required overhang needed on either side of your vehicle for the Hullavator to function. This is because the Hullavator needs at least 4 inches of overhang past the feet of your setup to work. The Thule crossbar...
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  • How to Fit Rhino-Rack J-Style Kayak Carrier to Adarac Pro Ladder Rack
  • In order to install the Rhino-Rack J-Style Kayak Carrier # S512 on your Adarac Pro Series Custom Truck Bed Ladder Rack # A4000964 you're going to need the Crossbar Adapters # KC-FK8. This allows you to install the kayak carrier using the top channel of the ladder rack crossbars.
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  • Solution to Carry Stand Up Paddle Board on Roof of 2004 Honda Civic Coupe
  • I do have a solution for you, but there isn't a roof rack option available for your 2004 Honda Civic Coupe that would allow you to carry your SUP (stand up paddle board) using a traditional board carrier, like the Thule # TH810001 you were looking at. Your best option is to use the SeaSucker Board Carrier # 298-BX1806. This carrier uses incredibly strong vacuum cups to securely attach directly to the roof of your Civic, without the need for a separate roof rack system. It works with...
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  • Correct MegaWing V-Style Kayak Carrier For Malone EcoLight Sport Trailer
  • The MegaWing SOT Large Fishing Kayak Wing Carrier with Tie Downs- V-Style - Clamp On # MPG207 is exactly what you are looking for. This comes with the mounting brackets and hardware necessary for installation on your Malone EcoLight Sport Trailer # MAL93FR. This kit has a weight capacity of 150lbs per kayak and comes with a 15 foot long strap. This is sold as a quantity of 1, so you will need 2 in order to haul two kayaks. I have attached a demonstration video for this kit.
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  • Recommended Saddle Style Kayak Carrier for Adarac Aluminum Series Ladder Rack
  • The Malone SaddleUp Pro Kayak Carrier part # MPG1001 or Rhino-Rack Nautic 581 Rear Loading Kayak Carrier part # RR581 are what I recommend for a Adarac Aluminum Series Custom Truck Bed Ladder Rack like part # A4001219. The Malone SaddleUp and Rhino-Rack Nautic both have channel mounts which will match the channels on the Adarac Aluminum Series Custom Truck Bed Ladder Rack. The Thule DockGlide Kayak Carrier with Tie-Downs part # TH896 dosn't have channels so would not mount to the Adarac...
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  • Do Yakima Kayak Carriers Fit Right-On Ruff Sport Trailers for Heavy Fishing Kayak
  • I took a look at the website for the Right-On Ruff trailers and it specified that Yakima accessories will fit the crossbars of the Right-On Ruff Sport trailers. We do have a carrier that will work for you, although the Yakima Mako has been discontinued for some time, and it's replacement, the Yakima Kayak Carrier with Tie-Downs - Saddle Style with Rollers # Y04083-04082, only has an 80 lb capacity. That's not enough for your Jakckson Kayak 360 Angler, which, based on my research weighs...
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  • Rhino Rack Kayak Carrier Compatible with Thule Track Rack Ladder Rack
  • The Rhino-Rack Nautic 580 Side Loading Kayak Carrier - Saddle Style - Side Loading - Channel Mount # RR580 or Rhino-Rack Nautic 581 Rear Loading Kayak Carrier - Saddle Style - Rear Loading - Channel Mount # RR581 will be compatible with your Thule TracRac SR. The clamp on style options of these carriers won't fit because of the larger crossbars but the channel mounts will work. These would be great options for up to 3 kayaks based on the width of most trucks. The Rhino-Rack Nautic...
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  • What Do You Recommend for a Canoe Carrier for a 17-Foot Canoe Weighing 90 Pounds?
  • For a 17-foot canoe that weighs 90 pounds, I recommend the Yakima KeelOver Rooftop Canoe Carrier with Tie-Downs - Universal Mount # Y04069. The KeelOver will fit crossbars with maximum dimensions of 3-1/2" tall x 3-1/2" wide. In addition, the KeelOver comes with 2 heavy-duty tie down straps and 2 bow/stern ties. The carrier itself weighs about 5 pounds. As long as the weight of your canoe is less than the roof capacity of your vehicle this should work well for you. The only concern...
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  • Recommended Roof Rack for Hullavator and Kayak Carrier on 2019 Honda Pilot
  • Thank you for all of the information! While you are able to use the Hullavator # TH898 with your setup as far as weight goes, this kayak carrier does require the crossbars to stick out 4" - 8" out past the roof rack feet. Since the Thule SquareBars have a limited amount of space under them for the feet you can only use the 53" Bars # TH712400 but this wouldn't give you the required spacing for the Hullavator. I recommend using the Yakima 60" JetStream Crossbar # Y00426 instead with...
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  • Will the Rhino-Rack J-Style Kayak Carrier Work With Rhino-Rack Crossbars
  • The Rhino-Rack J-Style Kayak Carrier part # S510 is listed as a fit for round, aero/elliptical and most factory crossbars therefore they will work with anything from Rhino-Rack. It will also work with crossbars with channels using the Crossbar Adapter part # KC-FK8. Rhino Rack makes several different types of crossbars which is why I can't give a yes/no answer.
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  • Which Style Kayak Carrier Is Best For My 21 Foot Tandem Kayak On My 2021 Toyota Rav 4?
  • First, you'll need a roof rack for your 2021 Toyota Rav 4. If you already have factory crossbars then you should just get the Malone Pads # MPG314 and our strap kit # e36ZR. I like the pads for larger kayaks since you won't have to worry about angling it up. This will just allow you to put your kayak upside down on the rack which is easier and it won't fill up with water if you run into rain on the way to or from kayaking. If you don't have a roof rack and have raised side rails, get...
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  • Attaching The Hullavator Pro Kayak Carrier To Thule WingBar Evo Crossbars
  • The Thule WingBar Evo crossbars do not require you to cut the rubber inside the channel at all; the rubber simply separates when you push into the channel so you don't have to worry about that. You can install the Thule Hullavator # TH898 by using the included clamps or by using the included T-bolts which install into the channel. You do not need to buy anything else since the Hullavator comes with all the necessary hardware to install it. If you happened to lose the hardware or maybe...
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  • What Is The Difference Between The Two Lockrack Adjustable Stand-Up Paddle Board Carriers?
  • The difference between the Lockrack Adjustable Stand-Up Paddle Board Carrier # LR47FR, and the Lockrack Adjustable Stand-Up Paddle Board Carrier # 339-LRSSUPSETX is that # LR47FR is designed to be used with cross bars with a t-track channel, while # 339-LRSSUPSETX is meant to be used with round, square, aero, elliptical, and most factory crossbars. So, if your roof rack does not have t-slots, you'll want to use # 339-LRSSUPSETX as this rack includes hardware for channel mounting as well...
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  • Will the Thule Hullavator Fit on Yakima Jetstream Crossbars on a 2021 Toyota Highlander
  • The Thule Hullavator # TH898 will fit on the Yakima Jetstream bars without any issues and I do recommend going with the 60" bars just to ensure that you've got the needed clearance to use the Hullavator's lift assist system. If you've got a naked roof you'll want the Yakima roof rack system that uses parts # Y00426, # Y00146, # Y06153 and # Y06132. If you've got the flush mounted rails you'll want to use # Y00426 for the bars still but use the # Y00148 and # Y66VR for the towers and...
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  • Will the Thule Hull-A-Port Fit the Crossbars on the Malone MicroSportXT Trailer?
  • If you are talking about the standard non-folding Thule J-Style Hull-A-Port # TH834, I confirmed with my contact at Thule that this model will fit the 1.25-inch square bars of the Malone MicroSportXT Trailer # MPG460XT. However, if you are talking about the folding-style Thule J-Style Hull-A-Port Aero # TH849000, those unfortunately will not fit the width and height of the square crossbars (even with the square crossbar adapter # TH8897). With the MicroSportXT, you will need more accessories...
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  • J-Style Kayak Carrier For Old Town Sportsman 120 Kayak
  • While we have an option for you, according to my research an Old Town Sportsman 120 kayak weighs over 80 lbs, which is too heavy for the 75 lb capacity of the Curt J-Style Kayak Carrier # C18320. So what I highly recommend is a different carrier: - etrailer J-Style Kayak Carrier # e98878 This carrier will be able to easily hold your Sportsman 120 kayak, which is a pretty standard 33-1/2 inches wide, so there will be no issue with its depth, and the etrailer Kayak Carrier # e98878...
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  • Roof Rack Recommendation for 2020 Chevy Traverse With Raised Side Rails
  • I would be happy to recommend a roof rack for your 2020 Chevy Traverse, and it sounds like you are looking Thule racks, which is smart because their racks are the highest quality. Your Rhino-Rack J-Style Kayak Carrier # S510 will fit the Thule crossbars, and it looks like you have the factory-installed raised side rails on your '20 Traverse. The rack I recommend for you is made up of the following: - Thule WingBar Evo Crossbars # TH711420 (Black) OR # TH711400 (Silver) - Evo Raised...
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  • How Do I Tie Down 3 Kayaks On My Roof Rack With The Rhino-Rack Nautic Stack
  • The weight limit for the Rhino-Rack Nautic Stack Kayak Carrier w/ Tie-Downs - Post Style - Folding - 4 Kayaks, part # RRS520, is 165lbs, so it can support the weight of your kayaks. If you have an aftermarket roof rack, and it is not an Inno roof rack, that is also the weight limit of your rack. (If it is an Inno Roof Rack that weight limit is 120 lbs.) That 165 lbs includes the weight of your roof rack, your roof rack accessories, and the weight of the items you will be carrying. If your...
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  • Is Thule Hullavator Kayak Carrier Compatible with Yakima CoreBar Crossbars
  • The Thule Hullavator Pro Kayak Carrier # TH898 is only compatible with the Yakima CoreBar crossbars if you also use the mounting kit # TH7520970001. Just be sure that you have the proper clearance (4" - 8" beyond the feet) for this to work correctly and avoid contacting your vehicle. I have attached a photo showing how to make sure your CoreBar is long enough. If you happen to need longer CoreBar crossbars we have them available here: 50" - # Y00421 60" - # Y00422 70" - # Y00423 80"...
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  • Fit of Yakima Kayak Carrier with Curt Roof Rack for Raised Side Rails
  • Yes, the Saddle Style with Rollers Yakima Kayak Carrier, # Y04083-04082 will fit the aero bars on the Curt Roof Rack for Raised Side Rails, # C18118. This will also fit round, square, elliptical, and most factory crossbars. For added security, we offer the 12 foot long Yakima RipCord Multipurpose Locking Straps w/ Rubber-Coated Buckles, # Y04048.
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  • Can I Use The Thule Compass On My 2022 Hyundai Tucson With A Factory Rack
  • I spoke with a Thule representative and you will be able to use the Thule Compass Kayak and SUP Carrier w/ Tie-Downs - J-Style, Post Style, or Saddle - 2 Kayaks or SUPs, part # TH890000, in conjunction with the Thule Xsporter Ladder Rack Adapter for Thule Compass Watersport Carrier, part # THXADAPT13. I have included a product description link, a video of the Thule Compass being installed, and a video demo link below.
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  • Will Two J-Style Kayak Carriers Fit On the Rhino-Rack ROC25 Roof Rack for Naked Roofs
  • Yes, you will be able to fit two j-style kayak carriers like the Rhino-Rack J-Style Kayak Carrier part # S512 on the Rhino-Rack ROC25 Roof Rack for Naked Roofs like part # RR23QR no problem. The boarding ramps would likely sit over the ends of the feet but this won't be an issue.
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  • Yakima JayLow Compatibility W/ Malone MicroSport Trailer
  • Per Malone, the Malone MicroSportXT Trailer - 78" Crossbars - Retractable Tongue - 800 lbs, part # MPG460XT, has crossbars that measure 1 1/4" X 1 1/4". Your Yakima JayLow Kayak Carrier w/ Tie-Downs - J-Style or Post Style - Folding - 1 or 2 Kayaks. part # Y04073, should be able to fit these crossbars without issue. I have included product description links and video review links below.
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  • Recommended Roof Rack To Use Thule Hullavator On 2020 Ford Expedition
  • I confirmed with Thule that the Thule WingBar Evo Crossbars - Aluminum - Silver - 60" # TH711500 and Thule Rapid Crossroad Feet # TH450R will fit your 2020 Ford Expedition with factory roof rails. This setup is compatible with the Thule Hullavator Pro Kayak Carrier # TH898 so you won't have any issues using this setup on your vehicle. The Hullavator requires crossbars that hang over the edge of the towers at least 4" on each side, so the Hullavator will not work with your factory crossbars...
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  • What is the Best Way to Transport 4 Kayaks on My 2021 Ram 1500 Crew Cab?
  • It looks like you have the Adarac Pro Series ladder rack on your 2021 Ram 1500 Crew Cab. Unfortunately, with two sets of the Rhino-Rack 2 kayak carriers # S512-S512X, you need at least 56 inches of crossbar space. However, depending on height of your kayaks (the thickness of the hulls when the kayaks are on their side in the post style), there may be an option for you. If you have thinner kayaks, the best bet is the Rhino-Rack Nautic Stack Kayak Carrier w/ Tie-Downs - Post Style -...
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  • Does Thule Hullavator Pro Fit on 2017 Toyota Prius Prime with Thule Wingbar Evo Roof Rack
  • I checked with Thule just now and they confirmed that the Thule Hullavator Pro part # TH898 does fit on the WingBar Evo roof rack that fits your 2017 Toyota Prius Prime part numbers # TH711420, # TH710501, and # TH145029. There would be plenty of crossbar overhang for it to fit and work great.
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  • Can Two Malone Downloaders Fit on Rhino Rack Roof Rack that Fits 2016 Chevy Colorado
  • Two Malone Downloader Kayak Carriers # MPG114MD could fit on the Rhino Rack Vortex Aero Roof Rack # RRVA126S-2, # RRRLKVA, and # DK330. Since the Downloader is a J-style kayak carrier and the boats are held at an angle it frees up quite a bit of space for fitting more than one carrier.
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  • Will Inno Locker Watersport Carrier Fit with OEM Crossbars on a 2016 Toyota 4Runner
  • Sounds like you've done your research! The Inno Locker Watersport Carrier w/ Crossbar Pads # INA446 is a great option for a carrier and you are correct that pretty much any accessories won't work with the OEM crossbars on your 2016 Toyota 4Runner due to how low they sit to your roof. If you swap out your OEM crossbars for the Malone AirFlow2 Roof Rack it will give you the height you need for the Inno carrier. You can use either the 50" Crossbars # MPG215 or the 58" Crossbars # MPG216. Attached...
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  • How To Use Thule Hullavator On a 2020 Volvo V60
  • In order to use the Thule Hullavator Pro Kayak Carrier and Lift Assist part # TH898 on a 2020 Volvo V60 with flush factory side rails you will need a new complete roof rack which consists of the Crossbars part # TH711200, Mounting Feet part # TH710601, and Fit Kit part # TH186010. Please note, I am not sure if you wanted to try and reuse the old square bars but this won't be an option unfortunately since Thule discontinued them.
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  • Can A J-Style Kayak Carrier Be Attached To A Yakima Warrior Cargo Basket
  • Yes, you can attach a j-style kayak carrier like the Yakima JayLow Kayak Carrier part # Y04073 directly to any of the Yakima LoadWarrior like part # Y07070 or Yakima MegaWarrior part # Y07080 roof rack cargo baskets on your 2018 Subaru Outback. If you like you can add the Replacement Movable Bar part # Y8870046 for the MegaWarriors or part # 8870042 for the LoadWarriors but otherwise you can just use the front and rear bar on the actual basket unless they are too far apart.
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  • Recommended Kayak And Canoe Roof Top Carrier For Toyota RAV-4 With Factory Crossbars
  • The Malone SeaWing Kayak Carrier and Load Assist w/ Tie-Downs - Rear Loading - Clamp On # MPG113MD can absolutely be removed easily from the factory crossbars on your Toyota RAV4 when you are wanting to carry a canoe instead. When you are ready to carry your canoe I recommend using the Malone Canoe Carrier with Tie-Downs - Foam Block Style # MPG156 which will protect your canoe from running on your crossbars, and the included tie downs will keep it secure on the roof of your RAV4. I...
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  • Malone DownLoader Kayak Carrier and TelosXL Load Assist Fit On Stock 2019 Chevy Tahoe Roof Rack
  • No problem at all! The Malone DownLoader Kayak Carrier and TelosXL Load Assist w/ Tie-Downs # MPG114MD-351XL uses standard J-Style cradles that have openings for the load-assist system to attached to. The carrier will fit around your crossbars just fine so you just need to make sure you have the carrier positioned as close to the outside of your 2019 Chevy Tahoe as you can so you can use the load-assist feature. Attached is a review video for you to check out!
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  • How to Carry 2 Kayaks on Pickup Truck With Over-The-Rail Tonneau Cover
  • If you want to carry two kayaks on a pickup truck that will not interfere with an over-the-rail tonneau cover you have a few options. First you could use a Malone # MPG544 Dual 2” Receiver Extension, using the lower receiver to hitch your trailer, and the upper receiver to hitch the Rhino-Rack # RTL002 T-Load Bar. This will support one kayak at the rear of the truck. To support two kayaks you will additionally need the Rhino-Rack # RR-RTLK Replacement Kit to obtain 2 additional load...
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  • Whats The Difference Between The Two Different Thule Hull-A-Port Kits?
  • The difference between Thule Hull-A-Port Kayak Carrier # TH849000 and # TH849000-97 is the mounting hardware. # TH849000 comes with hardware to secure it to any Thule crossbar via T-Slot and the other type of Thule Hull-A-Port # TH849000-97 is strictly for a square bar roof rack systems or crossbars with T-Slots. If you were wanting to put the Thule Hull-A-Port # TH849000-97 on the roof of your 2017 Subaru Outback Wagon touring with flush rails you'll need the Thule SquareBar Evo Crossbars...
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  • Can Paddle Boards be Transported with J-Style Carriers
  • I do have a solution for you but J-Style carriers are meant to be used for carrying kayaks because paddle boards are supposed to be transported laying down flat. The only way to have 2 J-Style kayak carriers and be able to transport your 2 paddle boards is with the Thule Compass Kayak and SUP Carrier w/ Tie-Downs # TH890000. For your application you need to lower the upright and stack your paddle boards on top of each other as you can't carry paddle boards using the J-Style setup. If...
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  • Crossbars For 2019 Jeep Cherokee That Work With Thule Hullavator Pro Kayak Carrier
  • In order to install the Thule Hullavator Pro - Lift Assist Kayak Carrier # TH898 you will need crossbars with a weight capacity of at least 130lbs. I recommend going with Thule WingBar Evo Crossbars - Aluminum - Silver - 53" Long - Qty 2 # TH711400. You will also need Thule Rapid Crossroad Roof Rack Foot Pack # TH450R to install the crossbars to the roof of your 2019 Jeep Cherokee. This crossbar setup has a weight capacity of 165lbs which will be enough for the Thule Hullavator Pro....
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  • Yakima Roof Rack for 2020 Toyota Highlander Compatible With Thule TH898 Hullavator Kayak Carrier
  • The Thule # TH898 Hullavator can either clamp onto a crossbar like the Yakima CoreBar, or its mounting hardware can slide into the channels mounted into the top of Yakima JetStream Crossbars. You don't mention which roof rack you'd looked at, but either the Yakiima JetStream or CoreBar roof rack would work with the Hullavator. The CoreBars don't have the slots in the top, while the JetStream Bars do. Because the Hullavator takes up 28-1/2 inches of crossbar space, in order to fit...
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  • Will Malone MPG125 Kayak Carrier fit on Rhino 2500 Vortex Aero Roof Rack Crossbar
  • The Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero crossbars are 3-1/8 wide by 1-3/16 inches tall. According to the nice folks at Malone, their MPG125 Kayak Carrier which we offer as part # MAL38FR fits crossbars up to 3-1/8 x 1-1/2 inches, so the carrier will fit those crossbars perfectly. You can see a demonstration video for the kayak carrier by clicking the provided link.
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  • Which Crossbars for Rhino Rack BackBone System to Use Thule Hullavator
  • The best solution to use the Thule Hullavator # TH898 with a Rhino Rack Backbone system would be to use Vortex Aero bars like the Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero Crossbars - Aluminum - Black - 65" Long - Qty 2 # RRVA165B-2 (if you're using 3 bars on this setup you'll also need to order the # RRVA165B for a single bar). The extra length on these bars compared to the 59" long bars will give you the extra clearance you need to get away from the side of your Jeep with the Hullavator. You can use...
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