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Replacement Aeroblade Shim for Thule Hullavator Kayak Carrier - Qty 1

Replacement Aeroblade Shim for Thule Hullavator Kayak Carrier - Qty 1

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Replaces 1 aeroblade shim for your Thule Hullavator kayak carrier (TH897XT). Allows you to install the Hullavator on your AeroBlade, WingBar EVO, or T-slot crossbars. 1-800-940-8924 to order Thule accessories and parts part number TH56JV or order online at Free expert support on all Thule products. Great prices and Fastest Shipping for Replacement Aeroblade Shim for Thule Hullavator Kayak Carrier - Qty 1. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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Thule Accessories and Parts - TH56JV

  • Watersport Carriers
  • Kayak Cart Parts
  • Roof Rack on Wheels Parts
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  • Aeroblade Shim
  • Thule
  • Hullavator

Replaces 1 aeroblade shim for your Thule Hullavator kayak carrier (TH897XT). Allows you to install the Hullavator on your AeroBlade, WingBar EVO, or T-slot crossbars.


  • Replaces an aeroblade shim for your Thule Hullavator kayak carrier (TH897XT)
  • Allows you to install the Hullavator on your AeroBlade, WingBar EVO, or T-slot crossbars
  • Quantity: 1 shim

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Video Transcript for Review of Thule Watersport Carrier Parts - Replacement Aeroblade Adapter for Hullavator - TH56JV

Ellen: Hey everyone. I'm Ellen here at and we're going to be taking a quick look at this replacement part for your Thule Hullavator. Now this goes to the Thule Hullavator that's a little bit earlier style. It's going to be part number 897XT. So you want to make sure that's the Hullavator that you're using. If it's the newer one, this is not the adapter that goes with that.

It's going to look a little bit different for the updated one.Thule usually has a sticker on their products with that part number. So check that, make sure that's the part number that you need, that 897XT. And this should be the one that you need to get it attached to your T-slot on your AeroBlade bars. So let's take a closer look. Talk a little bit more about where this is going to go and how it installs.

So the curve portion is going to go underneath the bracket that attaches it to your bar. There's typically that bracket that goes around and would fit around the square bars, but this adapts it to go into the T-slot on your AeroBlade bars. Now, when that Hullavator was made, there was only the AeroBlade, but now there's the WingBar Evo and other manufacturers make AeroBlades as well.So it should fit in those two. That slide is pretty universal and that's where this is going to fit in. It's just going to kind of slide into that slot and keep it from turning or moving to.

Attach this, you will still need the M6 by 12 bolt to go through and a flat washer underneath the head of that bolt. And it's going to go into the square nuts that fits into that T-slot on your T-slot bar on your AeroBlade style bar. So I hope that helps figuring out where exactly this goes.You do need two of these per load bar. So one for either end of each part of the carrier. So for a complete kit, if you lost all of these, you would need four in total.

This does just come as a single part. So again, if you need more than one or if you lost both, you'll need some additional part numbers.There is an instruction link at our website here at to make sure that you can figure out where this goes. I hope this has been helpful in deciding if this is the right replacement part for you. We do have a lot of other replacement parts for all kinds of Thule stuff and other manufacturers, and all kinds of things. So check them out right here at Thanks for watching.

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Replacement Aeroblade Shim for Thule Hullavator Kayak Carrier - Qty 1 - TH56JV

Average Customer Rating:  4.3 out of 5 stars   (3 Customer Reviews)

Replaces 1 aeroblade shim for your Thule Hullavator kayak carrier (TH897XT). Allows you to install the Hullavator on your AeroBlade, WingBar EVO, or T-slot crossbars.


I am happy the product. It did successfully install & make my 879xt's compatible with "Thule wingbar's evo roofrack"! I provided a picture of how the part installed to assist others.

-Things to note:

-The "cradles" do not mount centered over bars with "shims"... they will be either ahead, or behind the bars.

- These are plastic and hold lots of pressure, & I do worry about durability.

- You must use the M6*16 bots that come with the Hullavator 879xt. I assume the person in the video misspoke and meant M6x16 because M6x12 bolts (mentioned in instruction video) DO NOT come with hullavator 879xt.

-"Shim" adaptors did not come with directions and the provided video was not the best guide for the install.

I hope this review and picture helps others find what they need!


I'm waiting for the fit kit for another car to put up my hullavator


Took about 17 days for the Hullavator parts to arrive, but they did arrive. Can't wait to go out and use it.


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    We do not have any photos or visuals on how the Replacement Aeroblade Shim for Thule Hullavator Kayak Carrier, part # TH56JV, attaches, but I can explain it for you. The curved portion is meant to attach upward into the bottom of your older Hullavator where the mounting portion of the older adapter would. The two straight edges underneath the adapter are then meant to mount into the T-slot of your aero bars. The M6 bolt will go through the hole with a washer between its head and the top...
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  • Will Thule Hullavator Work With Thule ProBar Evo Crossbars
    I have a replacement option for you, but I reached out to my contact at Thule and he confirmed that the older Thule Hullavator 897XT you have will unfortunately not fit your new Thule ProBar Evo Crossbars # TH713600. He mentioned that unfortunately the Shim # TH56JV you mentioned will not allow the 897XT to work on your crossbars. Instead I recommend selling your current Hullavators and replacing them with the new Thule Hullavator # TH898 as it will slide into the t-track channels on your...
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