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  • Are Roller Bunks or Keel Rollers Needed on the CE Smith Boat Trailer Part # CE48810
  • The CE Smith Boat Trailer part # CE48810 comes with guide ons which help to center your boat during loading and to hold the boat during transport so I don't really recommend adding anything additional in regards to this aspect because of the size of the boat. However, if you will be launching your boat at night or in the early mornings I recommend using the CE Smith Post-Style Guide-Ons with LED Lights part # CE27740 which will provide visual targets. What I do recommend using is a two...
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  • Carrying 3 Kayaks While Towing a Trailer with a 2015 Ram 1500 Crew Cab
  • It can be tough to bring along all your gear when also towing a trailer but we do have some solutions for you that will allow you to bring all the kayaks with you. If the trailer is a bumper-pull and not a 5th wheel or a gooseneck then a great option is a ladder rack. Ladder racks aren't just for ladders anymore! Take a look at the Rola Haul-Your-Might ladder rack # 59742. This rack has a 400 pound capacity and aluminum bars to resist corrosion. Since the bars are the same size as the...
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  • Yakima BigStack Kayak Carrier Compatibility with Malone Crossbar Conversion Kit for Utility Trailer
  • The Malone Crossbar Conversion Kit for Standard Utility Trailer # MPG475 will allow you to add crossbars to any standard utility trailer using 78 inch square load bars. This will allow you to use the Yakima BigStack Roof Mounted 2 Kayak Carrier System # Y04041 you mentioned as it is compatible with square load bars. This will allow you to carry 2, 3, or 4 kayaks as you stated but will require additional straps for more than 2 kayaks. I've attached a photo from the instructions to show...
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  • How to Carry 4 Bikes with a 2017 Chevrolet Volt
  • It sounds like you're trying to carry four bikes on a 2017 Chevrolet Volt. I have a solution for you, but the Volt is limited to only 2 bikes on a hitch mount carrier and we do not have any fits for roof racks to carry bikes. The only option we have to carry all 4 bikes is to install a hitch receiver on the Volt and tow the Yakima Rack and Roll # Y08106 behind it carrying the bikes. The Rack and Roll is basically Yakima roof rack on wheels so it can be used to carry a variety of things...
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  • Recommendations for Carrying 4 Kayaks on a 2017 Ford Escape
  • Carrying 4 kayaks on a vehicle roof is going to require a special type of carrier and the kayaks would have to be carried on their sides directly on roof rack crossbars. The first thing you will need is a roof rack that includes crossbars that run side to side if your 2017 Ford Escape does not already have one. I have included a link to the roof rack main page for your vehicle. There are 2 roof options listed, not existing rails or crossbars and factory raised rails. Choose the type that...
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  • Malone DownLoader Kayak Carrier Compatibility With Factory Crossbars On 2016 Jeep Cherokee
  • Can you send me a picture of your Jeep's factory crossbars? Or if you can send the picture with the DownLoader on the bars showing how it doesn't fit. We haven't had the chance to install the carrier on a Cherokee yet so I'm not sure how well it fits on the factory bars.
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  • Using Malone MegaWing Kayak Carrier on Trailer to Secure Old Town Fishing Kayak
  • The Malone MegaWing Kayak Carrier # MPG207 referenced in your question is a great option for your Old Town Fishing Kayak that weighs around 120 pounds. The MegaWing is made specifically for heavier fishing kayaks like this and its 150 pound weight capacity is more than enough to safely support it. The carrier is designed to mount to a couple of crossbars that are up to 4-1/4 inches wide so you will need to fabricate a rack to mount to your trailer's frame or you can use something like...
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  • Trailer Recommendation to Carry 3 Heavy Kayaks
  • I looked up the kayaks that you have and estimated that at the most the kayaks together could weigh as much as 328 pounds. This is within the capacity of many trailers we have including the Malone MicroSport # MPG460G. The capacity does not include the weight of the trailer itself since the trailer is supporting itself at the wheels. But the crossbars on the MicroSport are only 65 inches long which seems like a lot but when you start to load kayaks on it you will soon realize that it...
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  • Recommended Front Mount Hitch and Kayak Carrier for 2019 Chevy Silverado 2500
  • Starting with the front hitch for your 2019 Chevy Silverado 2500 I recommend the Draw-Tite # 65078 because it won't reduce the truck's ground clearance at all. Unlike the Curt alternative the hitch receiver on this unit will protrude through the front fascia instead of sitting below the bumper. I have attached an image to clarify this. The hitch features a 500 pound vertical load limit. I have also attached an installation video that you can use for reference. Then to secure your...
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  • How to Easily Transport a 10' Kayak with a 2013 Chevrolet Equinox
  • I have a 2010 Chevy Equinox and I can tell you that a 10 foot kayak will not fit in the back of my vehicle so unfortunately I don't think you are going to be able to fit one in your 2013 Equinox. Maybe if you don't have a passenger and you put the front passenger seat down too, but not just with the back seats. If sounds like you are needing an easy way to load your kayak as lifting it up to a roof rack can be challenging. We do have an alternative solution for you though. This involves...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Using the Thule Hull-A-Port XT on a 2017 Subaru Outback Wagon
  • The Thule Hull-A-Port XT, part # TH848, is a great pick for the 2017 Subaru Outback Wagon and is a confirmed fit for the factory crossbars. If you don't have the factory installed crossbars, the AeroBlade Edge kit will give you an easy load onto the vehicle, letting you avoid having to hike the kayak around the ends of the bars. This kit consists of: AeroBlade Edge Bars, Silver, part # TH7601-TH7601 or Black, part # TH7601B-TH7601B AeroBlade Edge Fit Kit, part # THKIT4063 You...
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  • How To Carry Kayaks On 2015 Ford Escape With Naked Roof and Moonroof
  • Yes, the Swagman Coastal Kayak Carrier part # S65156 can be used on the naked roof of the 2015 Ford Escape with moonroof as long as you do not put the foam block directly on the glass. If your moonroof is small enough to where you can place the blocks on either side of it and the kayak does not touch the glass you are good to go. You will need cam buckle cinch straps part # S65137 to tie the kayaks down. If your kayak is larger you may consider adjustable SportRack part # SR5527 to accommodate...
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  • Does Thule SUP Taxi # TH810XT Fit Thule Aeroblade Edge Crossbars
  • The Thule SUP Taxi part # TH810001 that you mentioned is a confirmed fit for Thule Aeroblade Edge crossbars like what you have. I attached a picture that shows it installed on an Aeroblade Edge crossbar for you to check out as well. Is it possible you have a ladder rack which uses larger crossbars like the # TH500XT.
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  • Rhino-Rack Storage Rack for Thule XL Cargo Box
  • The XL Thule cargo boxes like the Thule Hyper XL Rooftop Cargo Box # TH612 are at least 15" tall and the Small Rhino-Rack Storage Rack # RRRWHS is only 20-1/2" deep x 15-3/4" tall, which isn't going to be enough for an XL cargo box to fully set. What you can use instead to mount your XL Thule cargo box is the Large Rhino-Rack Storage Rack # RRRWHL, which is 24-9/16" deep x 25-3/16" tall, which is a large enough space for a big cargo box like yours. I have added a link to a video review...
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  • Comparing 339-LRUNISETX vs 339LRUNISETA Lockrack Watersport Carriers
  • The biggest difference is that the Lockrack Watersport Carrier # 339LRUNISETA has a single pad that you use to mount your kayak, canoe, or SUP on while the Lockrack Adjustable Watersport Carrier # 339-LRUNISETX has 2 sets of pads that your kayak, canoe, or SUP rests on. The advantage of using the adjustable option is that if your roof rack does not use round bars you can actually ignore the middle black piece and adjust the pads freely from each other on your roof rack. This means that...
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  • Extra Strap Recommendation for Thule Stacker Kayak Carrier for Carrying 3 Kayaks
  • You'll want the Thule Quick Draw Tie-Down Ropes # TH855XT for additional straps with the Thule Stacker part # TH830. You'll want two sets of these since you have three kayaks and the Stacker comes with straps for one kayak. I attached a review video for this strap kit for you to check out as well.
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  • Recommendation For Mounting 4 Kayaks On 2018 Ram Laramie Crew Cab
  • I recommend the Thule square bar system to mount your 4 kayaks to your 2018 Ram 1500 Laramie Crew Cab. There's a few separate parts you need: Square Load Bars, Item # TH712400 Roof-Rack Foot Pack, Item # TH710501 Roof-Rack Fit Kit, Item # TH145106 Once you have the roof rack add the Stacker, Item # TH830, to carry the kayaks on the rack. It's a great choice because it can handle all 4 of them. Although if your kayaks are 10 feet or longer then the Thule Stacker will not work for...
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  • Carrying 4 Kayaks and Storage Trunk on Malone MicroSportXT Kayak Trailer
  • Along with the MicroSportXT # MPG460XT you could simply add 4 of the Malone J-Pro Kayak Carrier # MPG116MD. You may want to consider a more economical option with the Malone MicroSport Trailer with J-Pro Kayak Carriers # MPG462G2 and add Storage Trunk for Malone MicroSport and XtraLight Trailers # MPG481. The Microsport with J-Pro Carriers comes with the ability to carry 4 kayaks, has a 375 lbs capacity, measures 164" long x 65" wide and has a coupler that attaches to a 2" hitch ball....
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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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  • Thule Hull-A-Port XT Folding Kayak Carrier TH848 Compatibility with Rhino-Rack Vortex SG Rack
  • Yes, the Thule Hull-A-Port XT Folding J-Style Kayak Carrier # TH848 is compatible with most shapes of roof rack crossbars including elliptical and aero types like those in the Rhino-Rack Vortex SG roof rack system # RRSG59.
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  • 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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  • Best Way To Carry Two Kayaks on a 2015 Jeep Cherokee with Raised Side Rails
  • The Rhino-Rack 2 Kayak Carrier w/ Tie-Downs part # S512-S512X is one of my favorite kayak carriers on the market. The reason for this as you mentioned is that it will save a ton of space on the roof. This saved space could then be used for other accessories such as a bike rack like the Rhino-Rack Hybrid Roof Bike Rack part # RRRBC050. The kayak carrier also has a folding upright so you don't need to remove it each time if you had any overhead clearance issues like a garage. It comes with...
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  • Best Way to Secure the Yakima Rack and Roll Trailer
  • The best way to secure the Yakima Rack and Roll Trailer part # Y08106 or part # Y08107 both while coupled to the hitch ball and while uncoupled to the hitch ball would be to use the Deadbolt Trailer Hitch Lock and Coupler Lock Kit part # TSK1-AS. This kit comes with a latch lock that will prevent the trailer coupler from unlatching from the hitch ball both on purpose or by accident. It comes with a hitch pin lock that will prevent the ball mount from being slide out of the trailer hitch...
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  • Ladder Rack Compatibility of Malone SaddleUp Pro Truck Bed Kayak Carrier MPG1001
  • Yes, the crossbars in a ladder rack like the Thule TracRac TracONE # TH27000XT do have T-slots for accessory carriers like the Malone SaddleUp Pro Truck Bed Kayak Carrier # MPG1001. The SaddleUp's slot mount can be seen in the linked photo. These items will work fine together.
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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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  • Truck Bed Bike Rack for 2013 Ford F-150
  • An E-bike is not meant to be used with a fork-mounted bike rack. There may be a way for you to fit them in your truck bed though if you let me know what year your F-150 is.
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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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  • Kayak Carrier for a 2019 Toyota Highlander with Factory Roof Rack
  • I'm sure we're going to have kayak carriers that fit the factory crossbars on your 2019 Toyota Highlander but nothing is confirmed at this time. A very common and likely fit for you is the Yakima JayLow, part # Y04073. The JayLow is great for two kayaks because it's a J-style for one but can be converted to a Post-style for two. It can also be folded down when not in use. You will need extra tie-downs for the second boat. Use part # Y04031. To lock the JayLow to the crossbars use...
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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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  • Solution for Transporting a 14 Foot Kayak, Two Bikes, and a Vespa Behind Winnebago
  • The best option we have available to transport your mentioned cargo is the Yakima EasyRider Double Decker Trailer # Y08129. This is a lightweight aluminum trailer with enormous versatility due to its two storage levels, heavy-duty crossbars, and built-in tie down points. You could secure your 14 foot kayak on the bottom level and your two bikes on the top level using a couple of the excellent Yakima FrontLoader Carriers # Y02103. With these items loaded you would still have room for additional...
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  • Recommendation for a Kayak Carrier That Will Fit a TracRac Ladder Rack
  • I have a solution for you, but J-hook style Kayak carriers like the Rhino-Rack J-Style Kayak Carrier # S512 cannot fit the 4 inch wide crossbars that are on the TracRac Ladder Racks. The Rhino-Rack carrier can fit up to 3-1/2 inch wide crossbars. A foam block like the Malone Foam Block for Kayaks, # MPG159, can fit the bars of a TracRac ladder rack and allow you to mount 1 kayak per set of blocks. The Malone blocks are sold a piece, so you will need two for one kayak. I also recommend...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Will etrailer.com J-Style Kayak Carrier Move Around on Yakima Round Crossbars
  • The etrailer.com J-Style Kayak Carrier # E98878 that you referenced is compatible with your Yakima round crossbars and their rubberized brackets will limit a lot of the movement, but the cradles will still likely move around a bit on the bars until a kayak is actually loaded. Once a kayak is in place the cradles will secure to the round bars and won't move at all. This is really just the nature of round crossbars and standalone accessories like J-style cradles in general. The only way...
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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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  • Kayak Rack for 2018 Subaru Outback Limited with Factory Roof Rack
  • The Yakima JayLow, part # Y04073, is a great J-style carrier that fits the factory crossbars on your 2018 Subaru Outback. All of the tie-downs are included. I like the JayLow because it can be folded down when you're not using it and it can also be adapted to carry two kayaks if you ever need it. They aren't required but I like to recommend the Malone QuickLash hood loops, part # MPG308, to make the tie-down connections easier. For another option look at the Lockrack carrier, part...
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  • Does Thule Kayak Stacker Fit on Factory Crossbars of 2018 Subaru Outback
  • Thule confirmed that the Kayak Stacker, part # TH830, does fit the factory crossbars on your 2018 Subaru Outback; however, if your kayak is over 10 feet long you want to use the Hull-A-Port XT, part # TH848, instead. Both carriers include tie-down straps to connect the kayak to the carrier as well as 2 more for the bow and stern. I recommend adding the Malone QuickLash Loops, part # MPG308, to make the bow and stern connections easier.
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  • Rola Kayak Carrier that Can Fit on Rola Haul Your Might Ladder Rack
  • Yes, the Rola Hull-Hauler Kayak Carrier with Tie-Downs # 59913 that you mentioned will fit on the Rola Haul Your Might T3 ladder rack part # 59799 as the crossbar size of the T3 is a compatible size with the Rola Hull-Hauler Kayak Carrier # 59913.
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  • TracRac Ladder Rack Kayak Carrier Recommendation
  • TracRac ladder racks have very thick crossbars compared to standard roof rack crossbars. The only style of kayak carrier we offer that fits that bar shape is the Malone Foam Kayak Carrier # MPG159 which would would be a great option for you. For a tie down kit then we have the part # MPG306.
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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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  • Recommendation for Transporting 2 Kayaks on 2014 Subaru Outback Wagon with Factory Roof Rack
  • The Yakima JayLow Kayak Carrier # Y04073 referenced in your question will work great for transporting your kayaks as long as the factory crossbars on your Subaru Outback Wagon are not wider than 3-1/2 inches or taller than 1-11/16 inches. There should also be a minimum crossbar spread (distance between the two crossbars) of 24 inches. You will have no issue mounting both of your kayaks with this system. You can actually safely secure both of your kayaks using just one of these systems,...
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  • Recommended Roof Rack and Kayak Carriers for 2011 Toyota Camry with Fishing Kayak and Regular Kayak
  • If your 2011 Camry doesn't have a roof rack, we need to start there. I recommend the Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero Crossbars - Aluminum - Black - 54" long # RRVA137B-2 (instead of the 46" Long # RRVA118B-2), 2500 Series Legs # RRRLKVA, and Custom DK Fit Kit # DK114. This system comes with the locks you need and also will give you a capacity of 165 lbs. This will allow you to carry a fishing kayak using the Rhino-Rack Nautic 581 Rear Loading Kayak Carrier - Saddle Style - Rear Loading -...
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  • Side-Load Kayak Carriers for 2007 Yukon XL
  • For a tall vehicle like your 2007 Yukon I recommend two side-load kayak carriers that face to the outsides of the vehicle since these will make loading easier. My kayaks are the same size as yours and although they are not particularly heavy (about 40-lbs each) I like not having to lift them any more than necessary! All side-load carriers that fit factory roof racks are shown on the page I linked for you and they are all pretty similar, but in terms of features and value it's hard to...
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  • Kayak Carrier Recommendation for Carrying 2 Kayaks
  • Since your kayaks are longer than 10 feet you can't use the Thule part # TH830 but since you have two kayaks the Yakima Jaylow part # Y04073 would be a fantastic solution since it can be a J-style for a single kayak or can carry 2 in a stacker like configuration.
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  • Replacement Mounting Hardware for Thule Hull-a-Port Kayak Carrier
  • I understand your concern about your Thule Hull-A-Port Kayak Carrier # TH834 coming loose from your vehicle roof rack crossbars but I cannot recommend using any alternate hardware (such as that from another Thule carrier). What I suggest you do is apply a thread lock compound like Loctite # LT37643 to the hardware's threads. This should prevent the knobs from coming loose on their own but still allow you to remove the carrier if you wish. If you still have an issue then I suggest...
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  • Is Anything Else Needed with the HandRoll Kayak Carrier on a 2019 Subaru Outback Wagon
  • The HandRoll Carrier # Y04082 that you referenced is actually just the part of the carrier that has the wheels. To complete the carrier you also need some saddles like the DeckHand # Y04083. This combination is available for your 2019 Subaru Outback Wagon in the kit # Y04083-04082 and is compatible with round, square, or aero-style crossbars. To add locks to either setup you need the 4 lock core set # Y07204. You can potentially also use the Yakima ShowBoat 66 Slide-Out Load Assist...
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  • Transporting 2 Kayaks on a 2017 Prius C
  • The most economical way to haul two kayaks on a 2017 Toyota Prius C consists of a few parts. A roof rack, and a kayak solution. The most bang for your buck in terms of roof racks is the Rhino-Rack 2500 kit, consisting of the following parts: - 2500 Square Crossbars, part # RREB106B - 2500 Series Legs, part # RRRLKVA - Euro Bar Adapter, part # RREB-FK1 - DK Fit Kit for 2500 Roof Racks, part # DK351 As far as for the kayak carrier itself, there are two options that will fit your...
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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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  • 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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  • Fishing Kayak Carrier for 2017 Subaru Outback
  • For your Jackson Big Rig Fishing Kayak, I recommend the Rhino-Rack J-Style Kayak Carrier # S510 or the folding # S512. Both of which are rated for 99 lbs which will be right at the weight of your fishing kayak. If you prefer a different mounting style, then I recommend the Malone MegaWing Sit-On-Top Kayak Carrier with Tie-Downs - V-Style # MPG207 This carrier is rated for 150 lbs capacity. These are made for the larger fishing kayaks. All of these options will work on your 2017...
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  • Does etrailer.com J-Style Kayak Carrier Fit Square Crossbars
  • Yes, the etrailer kayak carrier part # E98878 you referenced does fit on square bars so it would work well on the Sportrack part # SR1010.
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  • 2017 Subaru Outback Wagon Kayak Racks for Factory Roof Rack Systems
  • For the 2017 Subaru Outback Wagon, I recommend the Malone DownLoader, part # MPG114MD. This is a flexible, J-Style rack that installs quickly onto your crossbars, and folds flat for when you don't have time to pull it off immediately. The carrier also includes small load-assist ramps on both J's of the carrier, helping support at least a little weight of the kayak as you get it onto the roof of your vehicle. Additionally, the DownLoader can support kayaks up to 36 inches wide, so you...
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  • Roof Rack and Kayak Carriers with Side Loading Assist To Carry 4 Kayaks On 2019 Chevrolet Traverse
  • I can help you carry 3 kayaks on the roof of the 2019 Chevrolet Traverse. If your Chevy Traverse has factory installed rails that run front to back, I recommend Yakima Roof rack with JetStream Crossbars part # Y00426 and TimberLine Towers part # Y00147. The Timberline towers are designed to the fit the factory rails on the Traverse and the aluminum bars are aerodynamic bars that cut down on wind noise. If your Chevy Traverse has a naked roof, I recommend the same bars part # Y00426...
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  • Adapters for Yakima Gear on 2018 Subaru Outback Factory Crossbars
  • There are adapters that could allow you to carry your Yakima gear on your 2018 Subaru Outback's factory roof rack, but there is not an all-encompassing single solution; it will depend on the gear you have. For example, the Yakima HullyRoller Roof Rack Kayak Carrier # Y04035 will need the Universal MightyMounts for Yakima Roof Mounted Accessories # Y03590. If you let me know what gear you have I would be happy to let you know what may be compatible with your OEM rack.
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  • Kayak Carrier Recommendation for 2014 Subaru Outback Wagon with Factory Crossbars
  • The Yakima JayLow pat # Y04073 is a fit for your 2014 Subaru Outback Wagon's factory crossbars and can carry up to two kayaks plus fold down when not in use. Because of that I would recommend it for you.
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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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  • Roof Rack Parts Needed to Install Thule Hullavator TH898 Kayak Carrier on 2010 Subaru Outback
  • The Subaru factory-installed roof rack on your 2010 Outback Wagon cannot be used with the Thule Hullavator load-assisted kayak carrier # TH898. The Hullavator needs a roof rack whose crossbars extend out past the rack feet by no less than 4-inches. This is shown in the linked diagram. Without this extra bar space the carrier could contact the side of the car. If your Outback has raised front-to-back roof rails you can install their Crossroads square bar rack, part # TH45050, and then...
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  • Recommended Upgrades to CE Smith Boat Trailer Model 48810
  • Upgrading the carpeted bunks on your CE Smith Boat Trailer to roller bunks like the CE Smith # CE27710 is a great way to upgrade the trailer. These will allow for much easier loading and launching of your boat and reduce the stress put on your hand winch during operation. These are 5 foot long bunks that will work perfectly to replace the 5 foot bunk boards on the trailer. You can use the Bunk Brackets # CE10003G-4 to mount them to the trailer. It looks like the trailer is equipped with...
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  • Roof Rack Recommendation for 2010 Honda CR-V to Carry Two Kayaks
  • The roof rack I highly recommend for your 2010 Honda CR-V is from Inno because it uses 51 inch crossbars, which are the longest available for your vehicle so you have the most possible room to carry your kayaks and make it as easy as possible to load them. This roof rack consists of: - Inno Aero Crossbars # INXB130-2 - Inno Through Feet for Aero Crossbars # INXS350 - Custom Fit Kit for Inno Roof Rack Feet # INTR121 This rack has a 140 lb weight capacity which is more than enough...
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  • Can Yakima Rack and Roll Trailer be Jacked Up for Tire Change
  • The Yakima Rack and Roll trailer part # Y08106 doesn't have any safe jacking points on it so if you were in need of changing the spare you'd have to remove the kayak and raise the trailer by hand.
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  • Will the Malone Retractable Tongue Kit Fit A CE Smith Multi Sport Plus Trailer
  • The CE Smith Multi Sport Plus Trailer part # CE48870 and the Malone MicroSport Trailer part # MPG460G which is what the Retractable Tongue Kit for Malone MicroSport Trailers part # MPG494 is designed for both have a 2" x 3" trailer tongue so the Retractable Tongue Kit should in theory work as well but we have not tested this. The other option you have is a fold-away tongue kit, the Fulton Fold-Away Coupler Hinge Kit part # FHDPB230101 which we do know will work.
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  • Recommended Load Assist And 2 Kayak Carrier For 2017 Subaru Outback
  • For 2 Kayaks, it will be difficult to fit a load assist along with J cradles. I really like the Thule DockGlide Kayak Carrier with Tie-Downs - Saddle Style - Rear Loading - Universal Mount # TH896 that replaceced the TH883 you mentioned and it may fit along with the Thule Hull-A-Port XT Kayak Carrier w/Tie-Downs - J-Style - Folding - Side Loading # TH848. This is a great combination that most likely will fit, but doesn't help with all the aspects of load assist as you still need to get...
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  • Roof Rack and Surfboard Carrier Recommendation for 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee
  • First you'll need a roof rack installed on your 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee if your vehicle does not have one already from the factory. You need crossbars that run from left to right on the roof for a surf board rack to install. So you'll need to look at the rails on the roof of your vehicle that run front to back. If there is a chrome center section on the rail then you have the E Group style rails and you'd want the Yakima roof rack part numbers # Y00421, # Y00148, and #Y00244 which is...
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  • Solution for Transporting 2 Sea Kayaks on Sprinter-Based RV
  • Thank you for the photo of your Dodge Sprinter-based RV with roof-mounted awning for which you wish to solution for carrying two full-size sea kayaks. Your vehicle and your intended goal are not exactly "friendly" to one another: the awning blocks one side of the roof, the vehicle's height poses a physical challenge to loading and unloading boats. Adding a roof rack would actually mean you have the raise the boats up even higher to get them on the vehicle and the presence of the roof rack...
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  • Comparing Thule DockGlide Kayak Carrier to the Thule DockGrip Saddle Style Kayak and SUP Carrier
  • For your Thule truck rack aero bars, the Thule DockGlide # TH896 is better if you want to slide your kayak from the back and utilizes felt pads to protect your boat and ease loading. I've attached a video to assist. The contrast is the Thule DockGrip # TH895 which has rear feet that grip. This is helpful for Stand Up Paddleboard use as well. I've attached that video for you to see the contrast. I recommend the Thule DockGlide for Kayak applications as the preferred easier product.
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  • How to Carry 2 Kayaks on a 2015 Toyota Tacoma
  • There are several different ways you can carry 2 kayaks with your 2015 Toyota Tacoma. First, you could put them in the bed of the truck and use a tailgate pad such as # S64761 to protect both the truck and the kayaks and to secure the kayaks to the tailgate and pad. Another option is to utilize your trailer hitch (as long as it is a 2 inch hitch) and half of a roof rack. It sounds a little strange but if you put one crossbar on the roof and then used the Yakima LongArm, # Y01149-1150,...
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  • Can Rack'em Fitz-All Enclosed Trailer Ladder Rack Carry Two Kayaks
  • The Rack'em Fitz-All Enclosed Trailer Ladder Rack # RA-28 can absolutely be used to carry a pair of kayaks as the rack has bars which are 2-1/6" tall x 1" wide so you can use a saddle-style kayak carrier. The best carrier depends on the weight of your kayaks; if they are heavier kayaks you can use the Malone MegaWing # MPG207 which has a weight capacity of 150 lbs. If you do not need that much capacity then the better option is the Malone SeaWing Kayak Carrier # MPG107MD which has a...
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  • What Crossbar Pads Will Work With the TracRac Ladder Rack Crossbars
  • I do have a crossbar pad that will work with the the TracRack crossbars but the Malone SUP 30 Rack Pad Kit with Tie-Downs part # MPG312 will not as the crossbars themselves are wider than the actual pad. For a set of crossbar pads that will work with the TracRack crossbars I recommend using the Thule Surf Pad part # TH804. You will also want to use the Thule Express Surf Strap part # TH531 to secure the cargo onto the pads.
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  • How to Easily Load Two Kayaks on a 2012 Honda Odyssey
  • In order to carry two kayaks on your 2012 Honda Odyssey, I recommend using the Malone AirFlow2 Roof Rack part # MPG216 with the Malone DownLoader Kayak Carrier part # MPG114MD and the Malone TelosXL Load Assist Module part # MPG351XL. The AirFlow2 will allow you to mount both kayaks using the carrier with the load assist in addition to most cargo boxes from Yakima, Thule, Rhino Rack etc. The load assist bars are angled and have height adjustments so you do not need to worry about any...
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  • Tube Pad Cover Replacement for Thule Hull a Port Pro # TH835PRO
  • Sounds like you are looking for the tube pad part # 853-5540 which is the lower vinyl covered pad for the Thule Hull a Port Pro part # TH848 that you referenced.
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  • Bunk Boards Needed to Carry Kayaks on Boat Trailer
  • You can actually purchase the carpeted bunk boards and the brackets that hold them, like what is on the CE Boat Trailer # CE48810, separately. This way you can add more to your trailer if you have the room for it. The Bolster and Swivel Bracket Assemblies # CE10000G-4 can be installed on your boat trailer using the CE Smith U-Bolts # CE15283GA-4. These U-Bolts are 3-13/16" long, 3-1/16" wide, and have a 1/2" diameter. For bunk boards we have a couple of different length options for...
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  • How Much Weight Can I Put On the Roof of a 2017 Volkswagen Passat
  • The owner's manual for your 2017 Volkswagen Passat should have the roof weight capacity but if not your dealer would. I cannot access the online version of the owner's manual for your 2017 Volkswagen Passat so you will need to look this up on your own unfortunately. However, the weight of the roof rack, kayak carriers, and two kayaks must all be under the vehicle's roof weight capacity. With that being said, I took a look at your order and saw you choose the Rhino-Rack Nautic Roof Kayak...
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  • Recommended Roof Rack for 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe with Panoramic Glass Roof
  • I recommend Thule's AeroBlade Edge roof rack system for your 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe with Panoramic Glass Roof. This rack is made of parts # TH7602B-TH7603B and # THKIT4093. I like this rack because it features the quieter aerodynamic type of crossbars that will make less wind noise at highway speed. These wing-like bars cut through the air better than all other shapes and they allow you to mount accessory carriers (for bikes, skis and kayaks) in either of two different ways. Compatible...
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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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  • 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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  • Can a Thule SUP Taxi XT and Thule Hullavator Be Used Together
  • I do have an option for you but there would not be enough space on the crossbars for your 2017 GMC Yukon XL to use both the Thule SUP Taxi XT Stand-Up Paddleboard Carrier part # TH810001 and the Thule Hullavator Pro Kayak Carrier part # TH898 together. If you need to carry both a kayak and paddle board on the roof of your Yukon XL at the same time then you could still use the Thule SUP Taxi XT but you would need to substitute the Thule Hullavator for the Malone DownLoader Kayak Carrier...
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  • Recommended Way to Carry a Kayak for a Ford F-150
  • As long as you have a 2 inch receiver on your 2016 Ford F-150, I recommend the Thule Goalpost # TH997. This is one of our better options for kayak carriers and installs directly into your hitch. In addition to this carrier I recommend using a roof rack to secure your kayak to the roof of your truck instead of the foam blocks. If you have the SuperCrew Cab, the Rhino Rack Aero Bar Roof Rack kit is a great option. This include the Crossbars # RRVA150S-2, the Legs # RRRLKVA, and the Fit...
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  • Recommended Canoe Carrier For Short Bed Truck
  • The longest load extender is the Erickson Big Bed Load Extender for 2" Hitches - 400 lbs # EM07600. This is 52-1/2" long x 48-1/2" wide. For a 16 foot canoe, there really isn't a good solution for such a short bed without going onto the roof. I recommend the Darby Extend-A-Truck Kayak Carrier w/ Hitch Mounted Load Extender and Single-Bar Roof Rack # DTA944-968-924 for your application. If you really don't want anything on your roof, then I recommend the Malone MicroSport Trailer -...
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  • Will Rhino-Rack Storage Rack # RRRWHS Work with Thule Hyper XL Cargo Box
  • Since the Thule Hyper XL part # TH612 is only 16 inches tall the smaller Rhino-Rack Storage Rack # RRRWHS would work just fine. The inside of the hook portion of the rack stick out 20-1/2 inches which would be plenty to allow the cargo box to angle once set in the rack.
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  • Roof Rack to Replace Factory Rack on 2017 Kia Sedona to Use Thule Hullavator
  • In order to use the Thule Hullavator Pro Kayak Carrier and Lift Assist # TH898 or the older Thule Hullavator TH897XT you will need to replace the factory roof rack on your 2017 Kia Sedona. The link to the video in your question did not work, though I can tell you there are no roof rack crossbars which will extend and retract. I checked and the only roof rack I know will work as a replacement for your factory rack and also work with the Hullavator is from Yakima and is going to have...
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  • Load Assist That Can be Used With Lockrack Watersport Carrier
  • Though you can load your kayaks from the rear onto the Lockrack Watersport Carrier # 339LRUNISETA or # 339-LRUNISETX if you choose, the Yakima ShowBoat 66 Slide-Out Load Assist Roller # Y04068 won't work because its bars have a maximum spread of 32 inches, while the smallest the Lockrack assembly will be from outside to outside is 34 inches. There is an option for a rear-loading assist, the Thule Water Slide Non-Skid Loading Mat # TH854 which has a slick top layer to help you easily...
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  • What is the Difference Between Rhino Rack Nautic and Nautic 581?
  • The difference between the two kayak carriers are the type of crossbars they mount on. The Rhino Rack Nautic # RR571 is compatible with round, square, aero, elliptical, and most factory crossbars by clamping on. The Rhino Rack Nautic 581 # RR581 is compatible with crossbars that have a bar or T-slot channel. I've added links to video installs of each product so you can see the difference. As for a spacer, it would depend on how tall your crossbars are, and though you may be able to...
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  • Is Rhino Rack Nautic 581 Kayak Carrier Compatible With Rola Haul-Your-Might T3 Ladder Rack?
  • Yes, the Rhino Rack Nautic 581 Rear Loading Kayak Carrier # RR581 is compatible with the cross bars on the Rola Haul-Your-Might T3 Truck Bed Ladder Rack # 59799 that fits your 2017 Toyota Tacoma.
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  • Strap Recommendations for Carrying Two Kayaks with Thule Hullaport XT Part # TH848
  • The Thule Hull-A-Port part # TH848 that you referenced comes with straps for one kayak. So for additional straps you'd want to use the Thule kit part # TH521 and the part # y04031 and you'd be set.
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  • Troubleshooting Tire Pressure Leakage on Yakima Rack and Roll Trailer Stored for 18-Months
  • The tires on the Yakima Rack and Roll trailers # Y08106 and # Y08107 are indeed specified for inflation pressure of 40-psi. To lose about half that pressure after a year-and-a-half of storage is not at all surprising, but for the two tires that lost all of their pressure I suggest some further testing before you embark on your 2400-mile trip. You did the right thing by inflating all three tires to the specified 40-psi pressure so you can keep an eye on them for a few days. If they hold...
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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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  • 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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  • Will Thule Compass Kayak and SUP Carrier Fit OEM Crossbars on a 2019 Subaru Outback Wagon
  • Yes, the Thule Compass Kayak and SUP Carrier # TH890000 is compatible with the OEM roof rack on your 2019 Subaru Outback Wagon. I have attached the installation instructions for you to check out. If you would like to add locks to this system you can use part # TH450200 for that.
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  • Carrier for 2 Kayaks on 2019 Subaru Crosstrek with Factory Roof Rack
  • It's likely going to fit just fine but I checked with Thule and they haven't tested the Hull-A-Port XT, part # TH848, on the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek as of yet so I can't say with certainty. It does fit the 2018 and the 2019 is the same generation so that's a good sign. A similar kayak carrier is the Yakima JayLow, part # Y04073. It is confirmed, by Yakima, to fit the 2019 Crosstrek and will also carry both your kayaks. I've linked videos on both of the carriers. With either of...
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  • Recommended Kayak Carrier, Canoe Carrier, and Bike Rack for 2018 Honda CR-V
  • I see you have asked a pair of different questions, one about transporting 2 kayaks and the other about a canoe and bike rack. What will you be transporting on your CR-V, and if it is bikes, how many are you looking to carry? If you can get back to me with that I can try and find you the best solution.
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  • Does Malone SeaWing Kayak Carrier Load Assist w/ Tie-Downs # MPG113MD Fit 2019 Toyota Highlander
  • The Malone SeaWing Kayak Carrier and Load Assist w/ Tie-Downs # MPG113MD does fit the factory crossbars of your 2019 Toyota Highlander and as long as you load the kayak/canoe to either side of the shark fin antenna you'll be fine. The Toyota Highlander I attached pictures of and an install video for has a very similar antenna and we were able to load to either side of it.
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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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  • Roof Rack and Watersport Carriers for 2017 Honda Pilot to Transport Ocean Kayak and SUP
  • We can help you get your 2017 Honda Pilot ready for transporting your ocean kayak and SUP. We have many roof rack and kayak carrier options so we'll definitely have items suited to your boat and board as well as to your Pilot. Let's start with a roof rack. Since you do not currently have the Honda factory roof side rails I can offer you options that do not require this expense. One of the linked pages displays roof racks that fit on the Pilot that has a bare roof (no side rails). Among...
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  • Kayak Carrier for a 2017 Ford F-150 SuperCrew
  • There are ways you can carry 138 pounds worth of kayak with your 2017 Ford F-150 but I need a little more information. Are you wanting to carry them on the roof, above the bed, in the bed, somewhere else? Will you also be towing a trailer at the same time and if so what kind of trailer (5th wheel, bumper pull)? The location you intend to carry the kayaks will determine the best options.
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  • Comparing Malone J-Style Kayak Carriers
  • You're correct the J-Pro2, part # MPG117MD, is a newer model of the J-Pro, part # MPG116MD. The difference between the two is the J-Pro2 has more padding to protect the kayaks. Other than that and the color they're basically the same. The J-Loader, part # MPG118MD, goes a little further to add the ramps which help with loading. You slide the kayak up and over the ramps helping to guide it in place instead of having to lift it over the ends of the carrier like with the J-Pro and J-Pro2....
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