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.
Bought this a few years ago. Very rarely will it stay suctioned to the car glass.
The suction cups have a small nipple in the center which make this very difficult to get connected to a flat surface. Once you do, it's an excellent solution for loading a kayak by yourself. Mine is a tandem kayak and I'm loading it to the top of a Jeep Liberty. It was near impossible any other way. I suggest you buy two as I did, one for the hood and one for the top of your vehicle.
Securely attaches and makes it so much easier to load my kayak.
did not work for my vehicle which is a Toyota 4Runner which is quite tall and has a faring on the back and this item does not clear the faring. The suction cups didn't work either but since the fit was not right anyway I did not try too hard to get them to work right.
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
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.
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.
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!
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