Reply To: Feedback sought on systems to load kayak onto roof by yourself

Nancy Flexman

I have a Rav4 with the sherpas boat roller on my Thule bars and a 50 lb  kayak for 5 years.

I use a bath rug over the back Rav4 window bar(need rubber backing) and able to lift the nose up on the rollerbar and at shoulder height push the kayak on to the from cradle.I have a tape on the side of the kayak where it needs to be to tied down to help knowing how far to slide it.

You need the rug if unloading by yourself that you don’t damage the back of your car…..also helps sliding your boat up when getting the bow on the roller.

Having wheels has also made me an independent woman!

Nancy Flexman