Discount Ramps is proud to offer the 897XT Hullavator, this kayak carrier features a dual handle load assist system that helps load a kayak to a vehicle from the waist level by supporting up to forty pounds of the load weight. Integrated is an eight point touch support that is padded to ensure that the kayak is protected and secured during transportation. With this kayak carrier, Thule’s lowers the bar and then raises it. The Hullavator features integrated gas struts that do all the work by reducing lift height, which in turn makes loading and securing your kayak or canoe a simple task. When you have to raise the kayak to the roof of your automobile, the Hullavator takes the work out of lifting it into position. The Hullavator’s set up also allows you to transport the boat along other carriers and racks. The Hullavator works next to paddles, masts, and oars as the this system only uses about 25 inches of space for mounting. You could also fit another rack or carrier next to the Hullavator to carry two toys at once. The Hullavator is a complete system that gives you an effortless and safe kayak mount. The carrier extends down to 40 inches in order to allow the boat to be unloaded and loaded from the waist. When the carrier is in the down position, the boat can be strapped easily; this means you will not have to reach on top of the vehicle to get the boat secured down. The superior protection of the kayak comes from integrated padded support system. The padded supports offer great protection of your kayak, and a One Key Locking system secures the carrier to the vehicle. Simply load and strap in the kayak from the side of your automobile and use the lift-assist handles to raise the kayak to the roof of your vehicle from the waist level. The padded eight point supports, give you eight touch points to ensure that the Hullavator protects and secures the Kayak to your roof. Included in this kit is all the necessary hardware and straps required to transport a single kayak. An comes with Thule Rack’s limited lifetime warranty.
The Discount Ramps model number for the Hullavator 897XT is 897XT. This wait load kayak carrier can hold kayaks up to 36 inches wide with a 11 inch deep hull and up to 100 pounds. This Hullavator reduces the effort needed to lift the boat with the gas assist shocks to help raise the boat on to the vehicle’s roof. Included in this system is integrated padded supports and all the hardware to mount the Hullavator. This Thule system mounts to Thule standard, Rapid Aero, Xsporter, and all Yakima load bars, as well as some of the factory load bars and roof racks on your vehicles. The integrated padded supports, all eight of them, give you the best support for your kayak. This system requires around 25 inches of load bar space.
If you would like to learn more about the Thule 897XT Hullavator Kayak Carrier or would like to place an order, please visit our Slipstream Kayak Carrier website. Discount Ramps offers a wide variety of vehicle crossbars. If you plan on using any one of our Kayak or bike roof mounted racks you would need to add cargo bars to the roof of your vehicle. These cargo bars allow you to hold extra cargo or use other roof mounted carriers. Discount Ramps has many different roof racks available from clamp on to inflatable. Visit our Cross Bars page to find the cross bars that are right for you. Discount Ramps also offers the Portable Wheel Step for those of you who have trouble getting in to your rooftop cargo rack. This step attaches to your vehicle’s tire, up to 22 inches in diameter, and will hold a person up to 220 pounds safely. If you are interested in this item please check out our RAGE Power-sports portable wheel step’s website. Discount Ramps also offers a wide variety of other Kayak Carriers. Transporting your canoe or kayak can be simple with a rooftop carrier. Discount Ramps offers a variety of Kayak and canoe racks — from the L-rack to the J-Rack to the big bad Bigfoot canoe carrier — we have something to fit everyone’s needs. These carriers are all designed to transport your boat on the top of your vehicle using existing roof bars. If you would like to know more please visit our rooftop boat carrier’s website.