Thule Hullavator Pro 898 Lift Assist Kayak Rack
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Thule Hullavator Pro 898 Lift Assist Kayak Rack

Item Number: 898
The 898 Hullavator Pro replaces the 897XT Hullavator, now including direct-to-T-slot mounting hardware and the ability to accommodate even wider kayaks (up to 36” wide) while maintaining legendary side loading lift assist functionality.
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The renowned Thule Hullavator lift assist kayak rack, newly updated as the Thule 898 Hullavator Pro, was a recipient of the Silver Industrial Design Excellence Award, a highly prestigious, global award for product design innovation. The accolades continue from countless kayakers who are now able to go kayaking solo thanks to the amazing lift assist of the Hullavator. Offering unrivaled lift assist for loading kayaks up to 75 lbs and 36” wide, the 898 Hullavator Pro lowers the cradles to about waist height for loading/unloading and strapping and uses gas-assist struts to support up to 90% of the kayak’s weight when lifting to and lowering from the roof . Thanks to award winning design and technology, the 898 Hulavator Pro kayak lift system makes the process of getting the boat from the ground to the roof and back a manageable task that is easily achieved without the help of another person.
  • Greatly reduces effort required to load and unload kayak from roof with waist level loading/unloading and strapping and gas assist struts that lift up to 90% of the boat's weight
  • Attaches directly to Thule traditional square bars, Inno square bars and Yakima round bars, as well as Thule Aeroblade bars (excluding Aeroblade Edge systems) and Thule XSporter Bars. Please note--In order to avoid the 898 Hullavator from contacting the side of the vehicle when in loading/unloading position, four to eight inches of cross bar extension beyond the foot or tower is required, so offsetting bars to the mounting side or longer crossbars may be necessary
  • Works with all types of kayaks including touring, sit-on-top, tandem, whitewater, sea & recreational kayaks etc. up to 75 lbs
  • Cradles feature eight touchpoints of padding for ultimate protection and adjust to up to 36” wide
  • Includes heavy duty nylon load straps with cam buckles and buckle covers and Quick-Draw ratcheting bow and stern tie down straps
  • Thule lock cylinders (sold separately) lock 898 Hullavator Pro to crossbars (Locking load straps and locking cables for locking kayak into carrier are sold separately)
  • Thule Racks Lifetime Warranty!
Picture of 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee side loading canoe rack for two canoes or kayaks using the Thule 460 Podium roof rack system with Fit Kit 3142 and two Thule 898 Hullavator Pro kayak racks.

Picture of 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee side loading canoe rack for two canoes or kayaks using the Thule 460 Podium roof rack system with Fit Kit 3142 and two Thule 898 Hullavator Pro kayak racks.

There's a lot going on with this Jeep Grand Cherokee canoe rack for two canoes. Thule has a new fit for a 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee crossbar system that attaches to the factory tracks and it is the Thule 460 Podium roof rack system using Fit Kit 3142, shown here happily mounted to the Grand Cherokee's roof. Attached to the Thule load bars (Thule Fit Guide recommends LB50 50" loadbars, but this is usinug LB58 58" loadbars because of the Hullavotors) are two Thule 898 Hullavator Pro side loading kayak racks. Typically, the 898 Hullavator Pro kayak racks are used for kayaks, but because of the smaller size of the canoes shown and the fact that they weigh less than 75 lbs, these canoes are able to be carried with the benefit of side loading and lift assist.




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Thule Hullavator Pro 898 Lift Assist Kayak Rack
$629.95
4.5 Stars based on 3 Review(s)
katie m
casper, wy
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Kayak lift assist
March 25, 2016
lift helps huge. it takes away the agony of lifting the boat onto the roof. being 5'2" I had struggled loading my kayak onto my Honda crv. now the arms come just above my waist and its so easy with the lift assist arms to get it into the final resting spot

steve
texas
4 Stars

hydraulic replacement
November 18, 2015
The hullavator works as stated and is worth the money if you have a bad back or shoulder. But the hydraulics on it seem to only last about 4/5 years. I have had to replace 2 lifts because of this. Even though they really push the lifetime warrant. Thule make you jump through hoops to replace it. Even though they really push the l lifetime warrant. I was even told not to really expect then next one to be replaced. I could change out the hydraulics myself but I am having trouble finding where to order the replace part. Because the manual did not come with a replacement part section.

kevin rice
keene, NY
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Easy
October 28, 2015
I can fold the rack down lift my kayak tomy waist and its on the rack! rack arms help with the rest of the lift. so simple I wish I had spent the $ before. I almost gave up kayaking because after shoulder surgery I couldn't load my boat, now its on in 10 seconds thule has a home run product here
Pros:
easy load easy unload sturdy on the road and even bumpy dirt roads
Cons:
if you live where it snows take it off salt causes issues and may rust rack



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