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PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2012 1:03 am 
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I am still looking for the best way to carry my Adventure Island atop my Prado. Currently I am using a rack n roll and turning it upside down to carry on rubber padded Thule bars. It rides really well but I have scratched the sides and roof during loading at times so I am looking for a better method which minimises lifting and turning it over to unload, which can be tricky on slopes or in windy conditions. I have had several comments from people as to their method but I am really after the best way which I can use as I get older (cost is not the main issue).
If you have any method that you think would be the perfect solution I would be happy to hear from you but I need to know from someone who has a 39 kg. kayak to lift onto a high vehicle.
Especially interested in anyone with a Thule K - Guard or Hullavator (which is only registered to lift 35kg.)

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 9:12 am 
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Here's how I do it.....
http://www.norcalkayakanglers.com/index ... ic=38831.0

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 12:19 pm 
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I took up this style as well, after our Baja trip i was a believer...


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2012 9:45 am 
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I have the Hullavator which can be a handful with an A.I. especially as you get older so I purchased a Malone MicroSport XT Kayak Trailer Kit MPG460XT from Texas Kayaks which makes loading and unloading a lot easier. This trailer also has a retractable tongue and folds up to rest on it's back rubber bumpers to minimize storage space.

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http://www.austinkayak.com/products/675 ... 460XT.html

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2012 4:07 pm 
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this is mine
viewtopic.php?f=73&t=32534
mine is the black car.

However I tried this with my new toyota klugger and it was far more difficult, the car is 3 times taller and I did not have steps on the out side.

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