Thule 884 Roll rack
Posted by: Waterbird on Apr-22-13 9:37 PM (EST) Category: unassigned
I have a compact car. I don't totally see the advantage of the Thule roller. Watching a video of this unit in use, it seems like a) the kayak still touches the rear window or the roof as it slides up and b) the saddles work just as well as the roller for pushing the kayak forward.
Am I missing something?
I currently have the Hydroglide saddles. They work fine except that the kayak runs over the edge of the trunk, the rear window, and the edge of the roof. I'm trying to see how the roller would improve that setup.
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Posted by: Marshall on Apr-23-13 12:03 PM (EST)
Not quite the right vehicle for the Roller.
Aha. I think I get it. Thanks.|
Posted by: Waterbird on Apr-23-13 9:52 PM (EST)
The Roller looks like it would be better for a vehicle with a square back. The Splipstream would fit a compact car better because it extends out over the trunk. Is that what you mean?
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Posted by: shirlann on Apr-24-13 11:36 PM (EST)
where you're having a problem of the boat touching. When the boat is loaded, just throw it in the trunk until needed again.
Posted by: Waterbird on Apr-25-13 1:20 AM (EST)
I've more or less destroyed my car with loading bikes and kayaks over the years. Fortunately it's a disposable car at this point.