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Thule Hullavator Pro Lift-Assist Kayak Rack Part #897XT Customer Reviews

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great lift assist

Reviewed by Kathy W (SPRINGERVILLE, AZ) Reviewed for a 2016 Toyota Tundra — Jun 10, 2015 8:11 PM

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Piston lift is great for high vehicle. Needed different straps for my kayak

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Reviewed by Eric R (El Dorado, CA) Reviewed for a 2009 GMC Sierra — Feb 26, 2015 5:23 PM

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful.

This thing is amazing. Its Very Secure and easy to put together on my thule exporter rack on my pickup. No I wont scratch the bottom of my kayak trying to put it on the rack. I like that it has space for the lock. but it did not come with the locks but luckily I had some left over from my truck rack. One thing I don't like is that there is only 2 screws per holding this thing to the rack. I used stainless steel zip ties to secure stronger. Over awesome product!!!

71 yr. old solo kayaker

Reviewed by john C (OAKVILLE, WA) — Dec 27, 2013 12:49 PM

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful.

Works wonderful. Easy to assemble . Makes loading and off loading a boat effortless. AutoAnythings price was unbeatable. Love it!

This should be a mandatory purchase with any kayak!

Reviewed by Jeff G (HOMESTEAD, FL) Reviewed for a 2010 Toyota Tundra — Nov 29, 2013 7:29 AM

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful.

This thing is a marvel of engineering. Thule saw a need and filled the void. I am 5'7 and my Tundra is 7 feet high. I own two 40lbs Malibu Kayaks Stealth 9's. Before the Hullavator, I had to open the doors to step up to place the kayaks on the rack. I nearly killed myself on several occasions. Now, I just drop the Hullavators, place the kayaks on that and up they go! No more issues! They are extremely easy to use and can be mounted on Yakima round racks! I am extremely happy with my purchase!

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Reviewed by Gary K (Fort Wayne, IN) — Sep 01, 2013 3:58 PM

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful.

Easy to use. Makes loading a kayak on a SUV a one person job

Hell of a lift system

Reviewed by Donato R (Riverhead, NY) Reviewed for a 2010 Kia Soul — Aug 04, 2013 7:20 AM

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful.

the system was easy to install and just as easy to use

A true back saver!

Reviewed by Edward P (Gainesville, FL) Reviewed for a 2010 Toyota Sequoia — Jul 10, 2013 1:27 PM

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful.

My husband and I have 2 hullavators and have had them for about 5 years and are very happy with them. They can easily be used by one person and require little maintenance.

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Reviewed by Tonya B (TAMPA, FL) Reviewed for a 2004 Toyota Sequoia — Jul 09, 2013 6:08 AM

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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful.

I absolutely love this thing, I could have never gotten my kayak up on my roof without it, only throw back is it should be made to fit more factory racks although my brother made it work with my roof rack

Great help

Reviewed by Katherine S (Croton On Hudson, NY) — Jul 05, 2013 5:11 AM

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful.

The Hullavator has made all the difference in being able to paddle anytime, anywhere. Especially for my 14 footer. I am able to lift and go on my own in less than 15 minutes with very little exertion and never worry about damage to kayak or car. Only negative is the rattling when empty and the annoying whistling the rack makes when loaded.

Thule Hullavator is the bomb

Reviewed by william m (Seaford, NY) Reviewed for a 2011 Chevy Suburban — May 29, 2013 5:07 AM

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful.

Easy to install just make sure you buy load bars that are 6 inches longer on both sides of vehicle. This is the only way To. Go if you are a kayaker. Well engineers , it like having bionic arms when lifting kayak on truck.

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