The Thule 898 Hullavator Pro Lift Assist Kayak Carrier lifts up to 40 lbs. of the kayaks weight assisting you in positioning it on the vehicle roof top while allowing you to load and unload kayaks at waist level, at the side of the vehicle for greater convenience and safety.
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We love the Thule 898 Hullavator Pro Lift Assist. It is all that we had expected and hoped for from the description. Installation was not trivial, but nor was it a challenge. Loading our two sea kayaks on a Tahoe has become a breeze. This has been very valuable for us as neither of us is tall, and we are in the prime of our lives (read 60+).
It does what it claims to do: assist with raising a heavy or bulky boat onto the roof rack. The installation is straight forward on either round or square racks. The hydraulic assist arms can be removed and stored in the vehicle if desired; the locking system as for all roof rack devices is not very strong. I use it for kayaks and rowing sculls.