ATTENTION, PLEASE NOTE:
ALL 2014 (and newer) MODEL 897XT THULE HULLAVATOR KAYAK RACKS INCLUDE ALL UNIVERSAL MOUNTING HARDWARE NEEDED FOR INSTALLING THE CARRIER DIRECTLY TO THULE AEROBLADE LOAD BARS, etc. NO ADDITIONAL CONVERSION KIT COMPONENTRY REQUIRED.
The Thule Hullavator AeroBlade Bars Adapter Kit (part#: 7521383001 / replaces discontinued part#: 7521558001) is one component (two Thule AeroBlade Bar Mount assemblies also required; part#: 753352403) for converting pre-2014 model Thule Hullavator kayak racks to attach directly to modern-style, multi-purpose base roof rack cross bars with T-slot channels running the length of each bar, such as Thule AeroBlade model load bars (however, not compatible with AeroBlade Edge roof rack systems), Whispbar Racks cross bars, Malone Aero, Inno XS Series, RockyMounts cross bars, Thule Xsporter Pro truck racks, etc. Of course, for those with multi-purpose base racks that use standard, classic-style aftermarket square (Thule, Inno, Malone, SportRack, etc.) and round (Yakima, etc.) crossbars, the Hullavator kayak rack will also continue to mount directly to these cross bars.
Converting any pre-2014 model Thule Hullavator kayak rack for compatibility with modern, aerodynamic, T-slot (c-channel) integrated cross bars is easy...
Easy conversion instructions included. And, as always, please contact us with any additional questions you may have.
By using the 7521383001 Thule Hullavator Adapter Kit and two 753352403 Thule AeroBlade Bar Mount assemblies to convert any pre-2014 model Thule Hullavator kayak rack for compatibility with premium, aerodynamic cross bars with t-slots (c-channels) integrated along the top of the bars, a much more premium, low-profile look is achieved. Your pre-2014 model Thule 897XT (897) Hullavator kayak rack will mount flush to the cross bars, allowing the kayak carrier to sit lower and closer to the vehicle rooftop, and also eliminating the unsightly appearance of regular mounting hardware that wraps around the outside of the cross bars.