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Thule Hull-A-Port Aero Kayak Carrier w/ Tie-Downs - J-Style - Folding - 1 Kayak

Thule Hull-A-Port Aero Kayak Carrier w/ Tie-Downs - J-Style - Folding - 1 Kayak

Item # TH849000
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This folding kayak rack installs without tools in the T-slots on your Thule crossbars. It has built-in ramps for easy loading and unloading, and soft rubber pads for hull protection. Includes locks and tie-down straps. Lowest Prices for the best watersport carriers from Thule. Thule Hull-A-Port Aero Kayak Carrier w/ Tie-Downs - J-Style - Folding - 1 Kayak part number TH849000 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-1624 for expert service.
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Thule Watersport Carriers - TH849000

  • Kayak
  • Roof Mount Carrier
  • J-Style
  • Folding
  • Thule
  • Track Mount
  • Side Loading
  • Load Assist

This folding kayak rack installs without tools in the T-slots on your Thule crossbars. It has built-in ramps for easy loading and unloading, and soft rubber pads for hull protection. Includes locks and tie-down straps.


Features:

  • 2 J-style cradles let you transport 1 kayak on your vehicle's roof rack crossbars
    • Work with a composite or a plastic hull
  • Folding cradles carry your kayak on its side to free up space on roof for additional gear
    • Arms fold flat for overhead clearance when carrier is not in use
    • Front release handle secures arms when folded flat
  • Built-in ramps and wide cradle mouths make it easy to load your kayak from the side of your vehicle
  • Thick rubber saddles and padded arms help protect your hull from scratches and scuffs
  • 2 Tie-down straps with padded buckles secure your kayak to your roof rack
    • Integrated StrapCatches keep straps in place during transport
  • 2 Bow/stern anchor ropes with rubber-coated cam buckles secure your kayak to your vehicle
  • Tool-free installation to T-slots on your Thule crossbars
    • Adapter (sold separately) required for installation on Thule SquareBars
  • Integrated locks secure rack to your vehicle
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Application: Thule crossbars with T-slots
    • Also fits Thule SquareBars with adapter (sold separately)
  • Carrying capacity: 1 kayak
  • Weight capacity: 75 lbs
  • Carrier weight: 13 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty


849000 Thule Hull-A-Port Aero J-Style Roof Mounted Kayak Rack






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Thule Hull-A-Port Aero Kayak Carrier w/ Tie-Downs - J-Style - Folding - 1 Kayak - TH849000

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (69 Customer Reviews)

This folding kayak rack installs without tools in the T-slots on your Thule crossbars. It has built-in ramps for easy loading and unloading, and soft rubber pads for hull protection. Includes locks and tie-down straps.

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Thanks etrailer, your YouTube videos are very helpful. I have a 2013 Ford F-150 and was looking for kayak transportation solutions. I already had that Thule Evo Wing Bars and needed to find something to go with that. I first tried the Thule Hullavator but that proved to not work. 1: The combined weight of the bars, kayaks and 2 Hullavators exceeded my roof weight limit. 2: The 60” bars are not long enough to allow the Hullavator to swing down over the side of the cab. So, I switched to the Hullaport Aero which I ordered from etrailer. The website ordering was simple and shipping was super fast! The package was well boxed and the installation of the Hullaport Aero was super simple on the Thule Wing Bar Evo. Thanks! I would highly recommend you and would do business with you again in the future.



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I bought two sets of these, and got them put on in less than an hour. Used them for the first time this morning and they were very secure. Also let me keep parking in my garage when folded down. Totally pleased with this purchase.



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This is the Kayak Carrier you want have ...



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Worked great on my new Track rac...



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Awesome, looks great and installs in mi nutes



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This was a very satisfactory affordable alternative to the higher priced racks with T slot. I did find that inserting the bolt for Thule Hull-a-Port carrier required that I pull the noise-reducing strip, cut it down, and reinstall it. The instructions that the strip could just be pushed down did not work for these bolts -- just too large. Overall pleased once I played with it a bit.



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Great, sturdy product! Easy to install and use. Highly recommended!



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High Quality, Easy Install. Product was back ordered but still arrived in a timely manner. Very strong, durable and tough construction. I like the fold down feature.



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Really high quality - can't wait to drop the yaks on 'em!



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This thing is solid. Love the clean look of attaching it to the aero rail t-slots. Worth the price in my opinion.



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Review from a similar Hull-A-Port in Watersport Carriers


I recently made a 4 hour trip home after picking up a new kayak while using the following equipment for the first time: Thule Xsporter Pro Truck Bed Ladder Rack, Thule Hull-A-Port Kayak Carrier w/Tie-Downs - J-Style, Thule Watersports Adapter for Aeroblade/Aeroblade Edge Bars and Thule Bow/Stern Tie-Downs. I'm impressed with the performance of all of those components.



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Review from a similar Hull-A-Port in Watersport Carriers


these kayak racks work great and comes with all the needs and just bought my first kayak



- TH834
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Review from a similar Hull-A-Port in Watersport Carriers


This product is excellent. I have transported my kayak on these J Hooks several times going 70+ mph down the highway. It never moves. The bolts that come with it are short. If you have a thick roof rack, you will need longer stainless steel bolts. Make sure you you orient the blue straps with the buckle on top so you can pull down to tighten it up.



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Review from a similar Hull-A-Port in Watersport Carriers


I think the Thule Hulaport kayak racks are the best, most secure way to transport your kayaks. I had these on my Xterra and hauled two kayaks up to Cape Bretton park in Nova Scotia, Canada from Connecticut, USA no problem. We were even able to store gear in the kayaks for the trip. I’m so excited to have them for my Crosstrek. Highly recommend these!



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Review from a similar Hull-A-Port in Watersport Carriers


This product was perfect for what I needed. I used this carrier along with the Thule Glide and Set to carry two kayaks and enjoyed using this system way more. What I liked most was how easy it was to load and unload the kayak from the side of my jeep. It was also a bit easier to install too because there was only two pieces, where as the Glide and Set took a couple times to get it adjusted to fit the hull of the kayak correctly. I also liked the way the straps tied around the kayak. The only thing I wish this system would have came with is the ratcheting pulleys like with the Thule Glide and Set.



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Review from a similar Hull-A-Port in Watersport Carriers


These kayak saddles worked great with the Thule roof rack I also purchased from etrailer. I needed it in a hurry and got it ordered over the phone and delivered on time with Rose's help. Fantastic customer service. Would definitely buy from this site again!



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Review from a similar Hull-A-Port in Watersport Carriers


These are good racks, only its not really easy or friendly to install on the wingbar evo, although it was indicated that it was compatible. I think the screws provided with the adapter kit are a little too short and because of that, the j rack doesn't fit well in the T slot. Too much of a chore for the average person.


Comments
Thank you for your review. Our installers have noticed if you press the rubber strip is pressed down firmly inside the slot to avoid any bunching making it difficult to install the adapter. The other trick is to the t-bolts first and then install the adapter part # THXADAPT11
Watersports Adapter for Aeroblade/Aeroblade Edge Bars
$34.95
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-- Etrailer Expert Heather A - 05/06/2021


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Review from a similar Hull-A-Port in Watersport Carriers


The J-Style kayak carrier worked well for my 4Runner. I was easy to put on with the simple knob and I felt like it held securely to the aeroblade bars. I was concerned about how securely it gripped since it was on the outside of my bars, but it was solid and I felt good about it. The J shape, as opposed to carrying the kayak flat, frees up some roof space. Putting it on the outside gave me room to get the paddleboard and paddles on the roof also. No water toy left behind for the river trip. It rode well. I checked it about 100 miles into the trip and everything was still tight. I really liked the ratcheting bow and stern hooks. They were quick to put on and gave me a bit of extra warm and fuzzy, nothing is going to end up on the highway, feeling.


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