Thule Load-Assist Outrigger II
One person can load and unload a boat with this unique retractable arm that fits inside your Thule load bars
Ever have that moment where you've got your kayak lifted almost up over your vehicle but it's definitely feeling a bit heavier? You're afraid if you try to heft it the last bit the boat could possibly end up dropping and maybe bouncing off (and breaking off) a sideview mirror?
Thule's Outrigger II™ is a great solution that doesn't take up room and is simple to use. This rod hides nicely inside your Square Thule load bar when not in use and then can be extended to support up to 50% of the kayak's weight (up to 75lbs maximum), while preventing vehicle contact.
This means you can lift the nose of your boat up onto the Outrigger II™ bar first (much more manageable!), lift the rear of the kayak onto your carrier, then pop the nose onto the carrier as well and then slide the rod away into your rack system. An integrated load stop prevents boats from sliding off the bar.
Holds nearly every kayak shape and size
Fits Thule square bar rack system only