After such a beautiful weather 60 degree weekend what’s keeping my mind off the wintery sampler platter of precipitation that is occurring on this fine New England morning? Well, it is the knowledge that Spring is right around the corner. As winter winds down, we have all been trying to squeeze in as much snow time as possible, but now is also the perfect time to make sure that you’re prepared to carry all the gear necessary to dominate your favorite warm weather activities. It was definitely a blast pedaling my bike all over Boston this weekend, but there is nothing like breaking out the Kayak for the first time of the season. So for today’s showcase install, I have chosen an application that suits my current want for warmer weather.
For this 2008 Volvo v50 Wagon we installed a Permanent Thule Fixed Position System. Which includes Thule’s TK14 Tracker Kit which creates a solid mounting point for the Thule 43o Tracker II foot pack towers on any vehicle without a factory rack. The Thule TK14 Tracker Kit is made for a sheet metal roof. It includes “flaring” hardware and an installation tool. To take a peek at the installation instructions for the TK14, which might give you a better picture of what it is all about Click Here. If you would like to watch a product video for the 430 tracker, please Click Here. Using these we were able to mount a set of Thule 50 inch Load Bars, and the system is secured to the roof using a 4 pack of Thule Lock Cores.
Our customer was interested in mounting one kayak on her vehicle, but she hadn’t had much success lifting it on to J-Style kayak carriers in the past, due to the overall weight of her kayak. The solution to this problem, The Thule 887XTR Slipstream, which is a premium load-assist carrier that supports up to 50% of the kayak’s weight, all while ensuring there is no contact made with the vehicle during loading and un-loading. This year’s newly released model 887XTR Slipstream is now contructed from a Double-coated, heavy-duty steel design for a long, corrosion-resistant product life. To watch a product video for the 887XTR Slipstream Click Here. This system allows the owner to utilize the full spectrum of accessories including ski and snowboard accessories, Roof Mount Bicycle carriers, all water sport carriers, as well as Cargo Bags, Baskets and Cargo Boxes.
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