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- Telescoping boat load-assist arm helps you easily get big boats and boards up to your roof
- Protects kayaks, canoes, and your car from dings, scratches and dents
- Extends 28" from end of bar for superior clearance and ease of use
- Retracts into the bar for instant storage
- Corrosion-resistant material provides years of rugged use
- Fits Yakima CoreBar and RoundBar crossbars only
- Weight: 3.80 lbs.
- Dimensions: L 36.50 in x W 3.30 in x H 3.00 in
- Limited Lifetime Warranty
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Works perfectly! I have one on each side of my rack and I can easily load my Hobie Compass and Passport on the rack by myself. It was a game changer for loading the kayaks.
I have a pretty tall pickup with a canopy on the 8' bed. Yakima racks on top of the canopy. With a pair of these extenders I can load a 100 pound kayak by myself. And I'm an old guy. Here's how it works: the rear of my truck is higher than the front so I pull the rear extender out all the way. I pull the forward extender out part way. I lift the rear of my kayak onto the fully extended rear one. Then I roll the kayak over. Then I lift the bow of the kayak onto the forward extender. Next I slide the rear of the kayak fully onto the rear rack and then the bow fully onto the front rack.
I have actually had a full firetruck full of firefighters come running over to offer to help me load my kayak, but I refused them. It is easier and safer (for me, the kayak, and the truck) if I do it myself where everything is fully under control at all times. Without these extenders I could not do it at all.
I read the review from Jillian. I wish I could have shown her how to do it. I'm sure it would be just as easy for her to load her boat onto a car as it is for me to load mine onto a tall truck. It's all a matter of having a system that works. Also, the rod is steel, not plastic. The bushings that center the extender rod inside of the crossbar are plastic and the little sand dollar is plastic or rubber. I've actually owned the one on the rear since 1995 or so when I used it for loading rowing shells. I added the front one in early 2018 in order to help me load the much heavier kayak.
Bought one years ago when we canoed. Made getting that 15 footer up there a snap! Forgot we had it and found it finally. Now we use it on the kayaks and it is just great! We only have one so I am on here pricing another. We figure we will put one on each side of the rack an just toss those kayaks up there!