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Thule Hullavator

    Thule Hullavator

    Thule is always looking to raise the bar, but this time they’ve lowered it! The Hullavator kayak lift system brings the load platform down making it easy to load and unload a kayak. See details

    • $599.95
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    Item # 723901

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    Thule is always looking to raise the bar, but this time they’ve lowered it! The Hullavator kayak lift system brings the load platform down making it easy to load and unload a kayak.

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    Thule is always looking to raise the bar, but this time they’ve lowered it! The Hullavator kayak lift system brings the load platform down making it easy to load and unload a kayak.

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    Thule is always looking to raise the bar, but this time they’ve lowered it! The Hullavator kayak lift system brings the load platform down making it easy to load and unload a kayak.

    • Gas-assist struts lift and lower 40 lbs. of the kayak's weight allowing a single person to load and unload the kayak
    • Reduces lift height required to load and unload a kayak by 40 inches
    • Reduces effort required to lift boat with gas-assist shocks that help raise the boat onto the vehicle roof
    • No need to reach top of vehicle to secure boat; strap it while in the down position
    • Integrated padded support protects boat surface
    • Lift system only requires approximately 25 inches of load bar space for mounting, leaving room for other accessories
    • Fits Thule and Yakima load bars
    • Includes lift system, integrated padded support, mounting hardware and all straps necessary to transport one kayak
    • Locks to load bar, (locks sold separately)

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    Thule Hullavatoris rated4.5714out of5by7.
    Rated5out of5byfromShould have bought Hullavator first!Use every week. Worked flawlessly from (Union) Olympia WA to Golden Gate Sea Kayak Symposium 2014 through sun, wind, rain, hail and snow. RacknRoad attached Hullavator to Thule towers 2001 Pathfinder. Went through other usual Thule + Yakima kayak carrier devices.
    Date published: 2014-02-09
    Rated5out of5byfromSuper for SinglesAs a single kayaker, I knew this would be the only way to load my 50 lb. kayak onto the top of my SUV independently. After having REI install the Hullavator (about a 2 hour process) they happily demonstrated its use and made me practice how to load and unload my kayak onto the Hullavator. I have used it the last month or so and it is a dream!
    Date published: 2013-10-14
    Rated5out of5byfromWorks like it is suppose to !It was easy to install. I have used it for sit on top and sit in kayak. I also have used for a heavy tandem sit it kayak , ( which is the reason I got it) and it worked great - easy to lift and put on roof and take off again. I installed it on square bars attached with crossroad mounts to my factory mount. Because I have seen some review concern about rust- I take off the arm assembly when not in use ( which is easy to do) and leave the bar mount assembly on my car. The hullavator is expensive but if you have a heavy boat and want to be able to mount it on your car or SUV and do it without help - it is worth it!.
    Date published: 2013-10-06
    Rated4out of5byfromLives up to reviewsI am a 5' mid-fifties woman with not a lot of arm strength. I tried Thule's Slipstream and could not muscle my 50 lb. kayak to the roof of my Toyota Highlander. The Hullavator makes it fairly easy. The only issue I have is that my garage is too low for the carrier so I have to remove the arms each time I use it. I had it installed at REI because I also needed crossbars.
    Date published: 2013-09-27
    Rated5out of5byfromMakes Loading My Kayak a Breeze!!!Is this expensive? Yes! Is it worth it? YES! Easy to install and remove when not using. Makes placing my kayak on a somewhat tall SUV extremely easy. No fears of damaging my vehicle. No fears of hurting myself. I can easily load my kayak by myself.
    Date published: 2013-06-27
    Rated5out of5byfromCouldn't go without itI got this rack so that I could go kayaking whenever I wanted to, even if no one else wanted to tag along. It works! I have only used it a few times, and the first time was awkward, but now it is pretty quick and easy. It seems durable, but I haven't had it long enough to know. The construction seems good and everything connects and fits well. I am glad I bought it. I just wish the water was a little closer.
    Date published: 2013-06-13
    Rated3out of5byfromRustsIt was great when it was working. I really liked not having to lift the boat above my shoulders. It made loading a boat really fast. It started to rust a few months after I purchased it before it had had any exposure to sea water. We will see how Thule customer service works. May be bringing it back to REI. Thule should really have better quality control for an item this pricey.
    Date published: 2013-03-20

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