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How to Carry 2 Kayaks On One Vehicle and Then Move to Another Vehicle

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Thule Hullavator Pro Kayak Carrier and Lift Assist with Tie-Downs - Side Loading. Hello, please advise on using 2 sets $1,400 m/l two 12 ft kayaks, 50-60 lbs each, for 2020 subaru forester with factory rails/sky roof, and 2020 tundra crewmax 4wd/Leer shell, with no rack. Pay you for tundra rack and mounting. Can I easily move a set of 2 racks 2 kayaks between subbie and tundra?

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I have a different solution since 2 Hullavators will not work. The Hullavators are two large to place two of them on one vehicle. I reached out to my contact at Thule and they said a Hullavator takes 38 inches of space between the cross rails feet, then an extra 4 to 8 inches of extra bar to over hang the edge of the roof. That's over 7' wide which exceeds the width of your vehicle and DOT rules.

However, if you want a solution that will let you haul two kayaks on one vehicle AND be quick plus easy to move to and from multiple vehicles you could use SeaSucker # 298-SX6000B "Monkey Bars" roof rails and Thule # TH890000 J-Style kayak carrier for one or two kayaks. The SeaSuckers are super fast to install and work on a multitude of vehicles. The Thule rack includes all the straps you will need and will attach directly to the Monkey Bars.

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