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Product Highlights

  • Allows a single individual to lift watercraft into roof racks
  • Lever-controlled suction cups are easy to install
  • Unique molded cradle designed to work with most boats
  • Compact size makes it easy to store in trunk or backseat
  • Great for use on windows, hatchbacks, and trunks
  • Comes with one boat roller & two suction cups
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Kayak Lift Assist | Suction Mounted Roof Roller

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Product Highlights

  • Allows a single individual to lift watercraft into roof racks
  • Lever-controlled suction cups are easy to install
  • Unique molded cradle designed to work with most boats
  • Compact size makes it easy to store in trunk or backseat
  • Great for use on windows, hatchbacks, and trunks
  • Comes with one boat roller & two suction cups
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Product Description

Single-person roof rack loading made simple. Ever have trouble lifting your kayak on to your roof rack? You're not alone - most kayaks take two people to lift up without scratching or banging into your car. Fortunately, this Kayak Roof Roller provides a neat solution to this issue. The Kayak Roof Roller is a kayak lift assist that allows you to slide your kayak into place. This eliminates the need to awkwardly lift your kayak overhead. Instead, you can align it with your roof rack and just push it into place!

How does it work? The Kayak Roof Roller has a durable frame and two heavy-duty lever-controlled suction cups that allow you to securely fasten it to a window, hatchback, or trunk. Its closed-cell foam padding gentle cradles your boat during loading. The load assist can be adjusted to one of 2 mounting angles to make loading easier depending on your vehicle. The entire Kayak Roof Roller (one frame and two suction cups) is small enough to keep stored in a trunk or rear compartment when not in use!

Will it work on my vehicle? Because the Kayak Roof Assist can be set at one of 2 mounting angles it's compatible with almost any vehicle! For hatchbacks, SUVs & vans, one Kayak Roof Roller load assist frame should work just fine for loading your kayak. 

 

  • 2.75" tall when set to 90°
  • 6.75" tall when upright
  • 27" wide
  • 4.62" roller diameter
  • (1) Sherpak boat roller frame
  • (2) Suction cup assemblies
  • Assembly hardware
  • Assembly and installation instructions
Kayak roller assist
Posted: April 19, 2017
Written by: Seth S.
Rating:5

The roller assist makes putting large kayaks on top of the vehicle much easier. Just make sure the suction cups are secure! Definitely a product worth buying

Single?
Posted: February 22, 2017
Written by: Traci L.
Rating:5

Don't let being single keep you off the water. I needed to find a way to load my kayak on top of my SUV. This roller was a cheap, easy, and convenient product. Awesome gadget. I just lean the tip of the kayak on the rollers, position my portable step ladder beside the kayak, pick up the other end and start walking towards the vehicle and up the ladder. Hardly any upper body strength needed.

Might or might not work on your car.
Posted: January 20, 2017
Written by: David Wilson
Rating:5

The roller probably works well on a few car models, but on mine at least, the arm does not rise above the roofline. Doesn't matter how the suctions are oriented, the kayak scrapes the roof. Anyone want an unused roof roller?

Also, if you have any curvature in your rear window, forget attaching the device. The shoes do not rotate to account for curvature. Overall, before you buy, try.

Just what I needed!
Posted: December 28, 2016
Written by: Richard N.
Rating:5

Gone are the days when I could toss an 85 lb. boat on the roof rack by myself. This roller works beautifully - and doesn't break the bank. There's a bit of a learning curve to get the suction cups to seat properly, but that's a small problem. I love it!

5 4
Q:
Will this work on a ford f-150?
A:
Do you have a covered/capped bed on your Ford F-150? Or would you be in the bed loading the kayak up onto to the roof? The kayak lift assists work to help elevate the kayak - they aren't roof racks, so you would need to have some roof rack system to secure your kayak to your truck once loaded. To work on the truck, if you don't have a capped bed, you could possibly use one of the assists on the back of the cab and maybe the 2nd one top of the truck, to help lift the kayak up; it probably wouldn't work to load from the tailgate to the roof though. If you do have a covered bed, you probably could use one or two of the assists to load it up the back of the cab onto the rooftop. Since its a mostly universal system there isn't an exact fit guide to guarantee it will work, but I hope that gives you an idea on whether it might.
Q:
We have two folding kayak roof cradles. When we load our 11ft ocean kayaks, we turn kayaks sideways and put up in cradles! Do this for both on our SUV! Would this work for our roof cradles! The cradles are back to back and we load one kayak in the two cradles on one side. Than do the same for the other kayak on other side. Kayaks are sideways and back to back to each other
A:
With these Kayak Roof Roller Lift Assists, you will be placing the kayak's bottom onto the rollers (as if it was on the water), in order to maneuver it onto the rooftop. So to get your kayaks into the J-type cradles, you would still need to turn the kayak onto its side, once it was on top of your vehicle, to position it into the cradles. The lift assist could help you get the kayak up to the top of the roof, but it won't get it there with the boat already on its side. How much assistance that gives you loading your kayaks would be a question-mark. Since those are large kayaks, perhaps the momentum of the lift assist will help some. If it did help, using it for first the one kayak and then the second kayak, would not be a problem - but again, whether it offers much assistance, when you still have to turn the kayak onto its the side at the top of the vehicle (or how well/easily that works) may be a question-mark.
Q:
will this product work with a lexus RX 350 SUV?
A:
Does your Lexus SUV have a roof rack system in place already, or do you have a roof rack system you can use on it already? I noticed that some models have the roof rack system already but some do not. The reason I am asking is because the kayak lift assists work to help elevate the kayak - they aren't roof racks, so you would need to have some roof rack system to secure your kayak to your SUV once loaded. Since its a mostly universal system there isn't an exact fit guide to guarantee it will work, but I hope that gives you an idea on whether it might.
Q:
Will this roller work with a 2013 Acura RDX? I have a Yakima Sweet Roll and rack system on the vehicle.
A:
Our Sherpak Kayak Roller should work for your model/year Acura. There isn't a manufacturer's fit guide to guarantee it for any model/make/year auto - so what you would need to consider is the height of what looks like a lip or spoiler above the rear window on your model Acura. The boat roller in the upright position will be raising your kayak a little under 7" high - so when you place the roller on the back window, if 7" clears the top lip/spoiler, you should be fine, and it will help get the boat onto your roof rack. That would be the main concern and something you might want to look at.
Q:
Will this work for a stand up paddle board?
A:
These Kayak Lift Assist Rollers are not suited for use with a SUP, the are fitted to work with the shape of the bottom of a kayak. Unfortunately, we don't currently have a comparable item that would work helping load a paddle board on your rooftop.
Q:
Will it work on a 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe? It has a roof rack and cross bars. I am looking for something that will lift it above the funky antenna thing that sits in the middle behind the cross bar at the back.
A:
With this kayak lift assist roller in the upright position, it will will raise the boat about 6.75 inches above the car, so if you placed the roller in the right spot, it might have the kayak at the right angle to clear the antenna; if placed at the other angle, 90 degrees, it raises the boat about 2.75" above the car, but at that increased angle, so that could also possibly work to clear the antenna. I can't 100% guarantee it will work -- but it appears like you should be able to find the right spot on the car, and the angle to use and it would work.
Q:
Will this work on a nissan rogue with a rear spoiler?
A:
These Kayak Lift Assist/Roof Roller may be able to work with that spoiler; there isn't an official fit guide for them, so we can not guarantee they will work for a specific year/make/model vehicle, though. They have a few adjustments, so it may depend on where you place it on your rear window, whether it will clear that particular spoiler; at the two main adjustments: at one setting, they are going to raise the boat about 2.75" above the car, and that is at a 90 degree angle, so the boat will be tilting upwards towards the rooftop - so it will be a bit more than that 3" inches that it will be raised - so depending on where you place the suction cups when using that angle, it could have enough clearance. At the other setting, upright, it is raising the boat up 6.75" above vehicle, so that as well could possibly clear the top. So you may want to look at your car and your boat and see if either of those angles could possibly work to give yourself an idea.

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