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When it comes to loading and unloading a kayak, canoe, ladder or any extra-long cargo all by your lonesome, even the most pumped-up paddler can have a whale of a time. So, the next time you're loading lonely, give yourself a helping hand with the Rhino-Rack Universal Side Loader.

The Rhino-Rack Universal Side Loader is designed to temporarily clamp to most factory or aftermarket crossbars. Just clamp it on, load your load, unclamp, put it in the included storage bag and stow it behind your seat. It'll be there the next time you're on a solo mission to load or unload your gear.

For loads greater than 40 pounds, Rhino-Rack includes a collapsible support pole. And, once your gear is loaded, the integrated load stop prevents it from sliding off while you're underway. Plus, to top it off, Rhino-Rack backs your Universal Side Loader with a 3-year warranty.


Rhino-Rack Universal Side Loader Customer Reviews

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6 Customer Reviews

Great Tool!!!

Reviewed by Robert M (Fenton, MO) — May 02, 2015 10:51 AM

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Tryed it as soon as I received it. Works great fits perfectly. Life Saver

Happy with purchase- almost perfect!

Reviewed by Mark H (Republic, WA) Reviewed for a 2015 Chevy Silverado — Mar 17, 2015 10:40 AM

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.

I purchased this to have the freedom to load/unload my kayak while on the road without having to unhook my travel trailer, and it functions exactly as I hoped it would! It's designed to fit most popular racks out there but I had to modify mine to fit- had they drilled more mounting holes in the adapters this wouldn't have been necessary. Very well built otherwise and padded to save scratches/dings on your vehicle. Also could be a bit less $$ in my opinion. Happy nonetheless

Great Loader

Reviewed by Jeffrey S (PLANTATION, FL) Reviewed for a 2011 Volvo XC60 — Dec 05, 2013 4:52 AM

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful.

I am finally able to load a Kayak by myself! This item is so simple it is wonderful!

kayak loader

Reviewed by Harold T S (Bradenton, FL) Reviewed for a 2012 Honda Fit — Dec 04, 2013 12:47 AM

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful.

great piece of equipment hooks on real easy take up very little space when it is taken apart and put in it's storage bag

Not really universal

Reviewed by Bruce J (WINCHESTER, VA) — Aug 23, 2013 6:51 AM

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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful.

Before purchasing, I checked with AutoAnything to see if this would work with my factory installed rack on my 4Runner. I was assured that it was "universal" so there would be no problem. However, none of the supplied "hooks" work with the rack, so I'm stuck trying to improvise a way to get it to attach securely. I imagine it works well with Thule and other standard after market racks, just don't bet on it fitting factory installed rack.

Rhino-Rack Universal Side Loader

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