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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pretty solid, but some niddling issues I haven't had a chance to use this yet, as I bought it so that I could transport the Kayak I intend to buy home from the store and then out for use. So this review is simply on the construction and assembly. It seems solidly built. Heavy duty steel throughout, and nice tight fittings. But they should have carried that over into the hardware. One of the carriage bolts rounded off while tightening the nylon locknut, and now it can't be disassembled until I cut a slot in the head of that bolt with the Dremel tool to try to lock it in place long enough to back the nut off. And seriously, 6mm carriage bolts? They should have been hex head for sure. The only other issue is the attachment of the two straps that stabilize it side to side. I guess you're supposed to use the holes in the upper section of the upright to secure the hooks, but on a Toyota Tacoma there are none showing above where the two sections join. It's tall enough at the lowest setting to sit level with a 480 Traverse setup with a square bar. Again, not a deal breaker. I drilled two holes through the upper section and bolted some anchors to it, which are probably more secure than the original idea of using the holes. All in all, it seems very well built, and very secure when put in place and strapped down. I don't suspect I'll ever have an issue with it in use. I'll update if I do.
Date published: 2016-08-11
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Questions & Answers

Will this rack extend passed a Jeep Wrangler spare tire?

Asked by: Spike
We're sorry, but that information is not available. We encourage you to contact Thule directly for additional info.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2018-02-04

can this rack support two kayaks for transport?

Asked by: raderanthony
The Thule GoalPost can carry up to 130 lbs. once the weight of the rack itself is taken into consideration. As long as the two kayaks don’t weigh more than 130 lbs. total, the GoalPost could handle them. You would need to carry them on their sides using a rack like the Thule Kayak Stacker: http://www.rei.com/product/710459/thule-kayak-stacker
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-06-28

Can you carry a 17'6" sea kayak using this wrack on a half ton?

Asked by: browmi03
Whether this will work with your kayak will depend upon which kayak rack you put on the cross bars. We recommend running your vehicle through Thule's fit guide to see if this rack will work with your vehicle. https://www.rei.com/ThuleFitGuide
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-07-12

Can you use this hitch rack for Paddle boards instead of Kayak or Canoes?

Asked by: Crystal_01
This hitch rack can be used for kayaks, canoes and stand-up paddleboards.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-06-19

Do you carry sectional kayaks? I've seen these from competitors. They have bow, mid section, stern, that slide together and buckle tight. You can have more than one mid section, ie 3 or 4.

Asked by: H2O Buff
We do sell kayak sections from Point 65. We have kayaks sections for both sit-on-top and closed cockpit boats. In the search bar on REI.com, you can type in Point 65 and view all of our kayak sections.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-06-07

Will my 2 Jaylow kayak cradles clamp on to the cross bar?

Asked by: john
​Unfortunately the Jaylow kayak cradles are not compatible with the GoalPost.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-06-07

With the Thule Goal Post Rack is it possible to use the rack and tow a trailer?

Asked by: Sparkrock
​You are unable to tow a trailer and use this hitch-mounted rack at the same time.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-10-23

Other than kayak racks, can this be used with other accessories such as cargo box or rooftop tents?

Asked by: zookeeper
Thule only recommends using this rack with Thule kayak, canoe or paddleboard racks.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-10-08
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