Thule Slipstream Kayak Load Assist Rack 887XT
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Thule Slipstream Kayak Load Assist Rack 887XT

Item Number: 887XT
Premium extendable roller kayak lift assist system supports half the weight of your heavy, bulky kayak for easier loading and unloading and carries your boat with maximum safety and security to the water.
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Lifting a kayak over your head onto the roof of a vehicle is a good way to hurt yourself and/or your boat or paint job. The Thule 887XT SlipStream kayak roller system fits most factory installed and aftermarket crossbars and assists with loading and unloading a single kayak from the rear of the vehicle while protecting the paint job from dings, scratches and scuffs. Both front and rear kayak saddles and roller are mounted on a frame that slides back up to 30 inches, enabling the roller to clear the rear of the vehicle (in most cases) protecting it from contact with the kayak. Once 887XT is fully extended back, the bow of the boat is placed on the roller, the stern is then lifted off the ground and the boat is easily guided forward into the rear saddles and then into the front saddles, a process that only demands lifting half the weight of the boat. Once boat is strapped into the saddles, the 887XT Slipstream is pushed forward, locking into place, and ready when you are.
  • Sliding kayak roller load-assist extends beyond the back of any vehicle and supports kayaks up to 75 lbs and 36" wide and helps with 50% of the kayak's weight
  • The 887XT SlipStream kayak roller extends back as much as 30” from the rear crossbar (based on 24” crossbar spread. Extension decreases with wider crossbar spread)
  • Premium pivoting front and rear kayak saddles automatically conform to any kayak for very safe and secure transport.
  • Strong durable construction with double-coated, heavy-duty steel for corrosion-resistant years and years of use
  • Thule 887XT SlipStream attaches directly to all Thule base rack load bars including square, AeroBlade and Thule Xsporter truck racks (with Xadapt 3 long bolt kit sold separately), as well as attaches to most aftermarket crossbars from Inno Racks, Yakima/Whispbar, and virtually all factory roof rack cross bars
  • Includes all hardware, 2 heavy-duty straps, buckle bumpers and a pair of Thule 855 Quickdraw ratcheting tie-down straps for securing boat bow and stern
  • Thule Racks Lifetime Warranty!
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Thule Slipstream Kayak Load Assist Rack 887XT
5 Stars based on 1 Review(s)
New Hampshire
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Great rack, excellent customer service.
July 7, 2017
1. Customer service was excellent- responsive and helped me get just the right rack at a great price..thank you! 2. Rack: Used on a 5dr Subaru Impreza. I'm a 5'1" woman with poor height advantage and not so great upper body strength. This was easy to install, works great for one-person loading.It does require some ability to lift and guide, but with a little practice, it was easy. RECOMMENMDED: Kayak dolly! This made the whole operation easier. For use, you just slide the frame back and it overhangs the roof edge. I recommend a moving blanket or rug to protect your car in case you slip...the rack itself works great, but I've fumbled a time or two and nearly scratched the car. The stern rests on the overhanging roller pad and you just feed your boat up onto the rack. As you do, the frame slides forward on your car. Tighten the 4 side nuts and then strap on with the Thule straps included. ***I considered the Hullvator, but for cost, wind drag (not too much with this one) and relative ease of use, this was an excellent solution.

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