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Can I Put Two Hullavators on Pioneer Platform on 2020 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited?


I own a 2020 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 4-door hardtop. I wish to roof carry 2 Hobie 13foot kayaks @ 75lbs each. Looking at Rhino Rack JB0893 which per specs should support the weight. Due to overall height, we would like to use the Thule Hullavator to assist with loading. a. is this possible b. if possible, what cross bars would be recommended for this fit? c. can you put together a quote of all parts required?


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My main concern is if your Jeep roof has the capacity for this whole set up. Two Hullavators + 150 lbs of kayaks + pioneer platform # JB0893 is a total of 320 lbs. You would also need 60" crossbars bars like # TH711520, or the 'not confirmed fit' 60" platform rack to get sufficient overhang on your Jeep.

While I can still put together a list of parts for this system, I do not recommend using two Hullavators mainly due to weight and overhang obstacles. We have other load assist options that still require some lifting but make it easier like the Malone DownLoader Kayak Carrier and TelosXL Load Assist # MPG114MD-351XL option, just make sure to pick up another DownLoader # MPG114MD. These kayak carriers will fit on crossbars like the Rhino-Rack system with parts # RRVA150B-2, # RRVA-FK1-2, # RRRL110S5-2.

For the best experience though, I recommend considering a kayak trailer. No overhead lifting and it's easier to secure your kayaks. The Malone MicroSport Trailer with Saddle Style Carriers # MPG461GU can easily carry two kayaks. These trailers come in different configurations from the standard MicroSport to the fully-loaded MegaSport # MPG550-U.

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