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What Roof Rack do You Recommend for Using a Hullavator # TH898 on My 2012 Honda CR-V?

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Hi I am just trying to do a research on what roof rack I need to get for a 2012 Honda CR-V naked roof and plan to also buy a Thule hullavator for my kayak. Just want to make sure I get the roof rack that is compatible with hullavator thank you for you input and time!!

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When considering a roof rack that will allow you to use a Thule Hullavator # TH898 on the naked roof of your 2012 Honda CR-V, one of the important factors you need to consider is the amount of crossbar space length you have past the feet of the crossbars. In order for the Hullavator to descend, you need to have at least 4 inches of length after the feet. With most systems, the longer the crossbars, the more length you have after the space of the feet. For this reason, I definitely recommend the following setup:

- Yakima JetStream Crossbars - Aluminum - Black - 60" Long # Y00426
- BaseLine Towers for Yakima Crossbars - Naked Roofs # Y00146
- BaseClip Fit Kit for Yakima BaseLine Roof Rack Towers # Y06148
- BaseClip Fit Kit for Yakima BaseLine Roof Rack Towers # Y06152
- Yakima Same-Key System Locks # Y07204

With the 60-inch JetStream crossbars, you will have plenty of length in order to have the required 4 inches past the feet. To give you perspective about how much length you will have, I attached a video that shows these crossbars installed on a 2016 model CR-V. You will have a very similar overhang when installed on your 2012 model. Also, the Hullavator will mount onto the JetStream crossbars with no issue. This roof rack provides you with 165 pounds of weight capacity. As with all roof racks, I recommend confirming with your Honda owner's manual to make sure your roof can accommodate the weight you wish to transport.

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