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Replacement 6" Pad for Thule Roof Mounted Kayak Carriers - Qty 1

Replacement 6" Pad for Thule Roof Mounted Kayak Carriers - Qty 1

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Replace a cradle tube pad for your Thule roof mounted kayak carrier. Includes 1 replacement 6" pad. 1-800-940-8924 to order Thule accessories and parts part number 853-5540 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Thule products. Great prices and Fastest Shipping for Replacement 6" Pad for Thule Roof Mounted Kayak Carriers - Qty 1. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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Thule Accessories and Parts - 853-5540

  • Watersport Carriers
  • Roof Mount Carrier Parts
  • Pads
  • Thule

Replace a cradle tube pad for your Thule roof mounted kayak carrier. Includes 1 replacement 6" pad.


Features:

  • Replace a cradle tube pad for your Thule roof mounted kayak carrier
  • Fits models:
    • Hull-A-Port (TH834, 835, TH835XT, and TH835XTR) and Hull-A-Port PRO (TH835PRO)
    • Hullavator (TH897XT) and Hullavator Pro (TH898)
  • Includes 1 replacement 6" pad


853-5540 Replacement 6" Pad for Thule Roof Mounted Kayak Carriers - Qty 1

Replaces 8535540





Video of Replacement 6" Pad for Thule Roof Mounted Kayak Carriers - Qty 1

Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for Review of Thule Watersport Carrier Parts - Replacement Pad for Kayak Carriers - 853-5540

Ellen: Hey everybody. I'm Ellen here at etrailer.com, and we're going to be taking a quick look at the replacement pad for your Thule kayak carriers. This is going to be a six-inch pad to go on the ends of your roof-mounted kayak carrier to help protect the hull of your boat from any kind of damage.So it's just going to be this covered, basically, foam pad that's going to go around the ends of your carrier. It's got a little hook and loop closure to help keep that in place. Maybe this flew off, got bumped off, ripped up, or damaged in some kind of way, this is going to be a direct replacement from Thule to get that back on your carrier.So let's take a closer look and make sure it's the right fit for your particular carrier. Again, this does measure six inches from side-to-side.

So six inches there. About closer to six and a half inches longways.It just opens up. We'll have those layers of foam to help protect our carrier and also our kayak or any other watercraft that we're using with this. This works with the Hull-a-Port and Hull-a-Port Pro, as well as the Hullavator and Hullavator Pro. For the actual part numbers, you can see those listed on our product page here at etrailer.com.

And if you need a replacement cradle arm, we do also have those available for those J-Style carriers. So that's going to be the Hull-a-Port.So, if you need any other replacement parts for any kind of tool year, we usually have just about anything you can think of. So check us out right here at etrailer.com. Thanks for watching.

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Replacement 6" Pad for Thule Roof Mounted Kayak Carriers - Qty 1 - 853-5540

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (172 Customer Reviews)

Replace a cradle tube pad for your Thule roof mounted kayak carrier. Includes 1 replacement 6" pad.

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Kayak carrier pads arrived in time for my next river trip!
Very easy to order online. Will buy from etrailer again.



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Easy to order. I appreciated the video which helped me to know I was ordering the right replacement pad for my kayak carrier.



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Exactly what I was looking for! The new Thule racks come with a curved pad - mine is an older model, and I wanted more padding for my kayaks. They were super easy to install!

Nancy K.

8/31/2016

Pads still working wonderfully! We do remove the hulivator in the winter to save uv damage.



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Product arrived quickly, fit on the thule hullavator J-bar and time will tell how well they hold up in the sun and cold weather. I would recommend this product.



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Excellent replacement pads for my Thule folding J’s.
After 9 years (everyday) of exposure to all of the weather elements in SW, Ohio, I needed new replacement padding for my Thule folding J’s to carry my new Epic GPX kayak.
Perfect replacement padding-equipment !
Thank you very much etrailer !!!



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I was able to order the replacement pads for my Thule kayak rack. The parts were delivered swiftly and were installed easily.



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Easy ordering and quick delivery! Thanks for having the replacement pads in stock. So much better than having to buy new kayak racks!



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Exactly as described, quick shipping. I appreciate the updates regarding the timeline. Would definitely order from etrailer again



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etrailer provides great communication and quick shipping.
The replacement pads for my Thule kayak racks fit perfectly and I'm excited about the new tie down strap loops.

Stpand

7/30/2016

After a year the pads have held up great, I would order them again.



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Correct items. Delivered in a timely ma nner



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Exactly as advertised and arrived quick ly.



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As good as new, but with new design even better.



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Perfect product. Exactly what I was hoping for



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The Thule replacement pads were perfect! I bought them to replace the ones that I had on my car’s kayak rack for the last six years. The old ones were ok but they had faded I wanted new ones. The service was EXCELLENT! I had originally ordered online one of each pad. Then a little while later I realize that I really needed two of each pad. When I called, the service department was excellent. Donna P. corrected my order for me. Donna P. was a pleasure to speak with and I even revived a follow up email. I received my order in a very reasonable amount of time. This is the second time I have ordered from this company and I will order any future needs I may have from Etrailer!



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I needed replacement foam pads for my Thule kayak racks so I went online to search for them. That's how I found etrailer.com. They had exactly what I needed so I ordered them. The price was fair and I received the pads a few days later. I replaced my old pads and the new ones fit great. I would recommend etrailer.com for accessories and parts. They carry many!



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We ordered the 6" Thule replacement pads for our Thule Kayak Racks we bought in 2009. It was easy to pull off the old ones and slide on the new ones; didn't even need to remove the kayak racks from the roof when we installed the new ones. Works great and the Kayak Rack now looks the way we bought it 10 years ago. Highly recommend buying these if yours are to torn & worn out. The price of these pads at eTrailer is very competitive and the service they provided was excellent



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Now I need 3 more. Will order soon



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The product that I received was exactly what I was looking for and was delivered in a timely manor. Thank you.



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My rack is a Yakima Showdown. It is not well padded. These pads add protection to the rack and keep my kayak from getting scratched. Communication from etrailer was great, fast shipping. I will definitely be a repeat customer.



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This is my second purchase from etrailer. Both purchases were easy transactions, shipped in a timely fashion and delivered quickly. The products were as promised - high quality, new condition and dependable. My twenty year old Thule kayak racks look like new with my replacement pads. I always check etrailer first and will continue to do so. Dependable, courteous and reasonable. And shipments are easy to track with their awesome tacking app. Thanks again!



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I needed a new cover for my kayak carrier , the old one was at least 10 years old and shredding. I found a new cover at etrailer that fit. I ordered it and it came within a couple of days. it is in excellent condition.
the product was exactly what I was looking for!



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Product arrived quickly customer service excellent "hannah"



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This product was just as described and a great replacement for the Thule pads that were worn out and faded.

Margaret

7/20/2020

A year later I’m still happy with this product. No wear showing and it’s great!



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The items I purchased were replacements for the pads that came with the Thule kayak rack I bought years ago. They original pads were used and abused, and exposed to the elements and UV light for years. I'm sure that the new pads from etrailer will last just as long as the originals.



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When I went to load my kayaks this Spring I noticed my original pads were completely rotted. Found these perfect replacement pads on etrailer and they arrived quickly and were just what I needed. I will be ordering again from etrailer.


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    I do have another option for you, but unfortunately the 9" pads that you were looking for have been discontinued by Thule. The only pads still made for your Thule Hullavator 897XTS is the 6" version, # 853-5540. It may be possible to purchase some foam and some sort of bag from a local hardware store to make your own if you have to have longer. I included a video of the # 853-5540 for you to take a look at.
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