Thule® 847 - Outrigger II Load-Assist

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Universal Outrigger II Load-Assist by Thule®. This handy accessory for Thule square load bar rack systems enables one person to easily load and unload a kayak onto a roof rack from the side of the vehicle. The Outrigger II slides out from inside the load bar and supports half the kayak's weight. Just lean one end of the boat against the Outrigger II and raise the other end onto the roof. Then lift the other end from the bar onto the roof. The Outrigger II can handle kayaks up to 75 lbs.


  • Supports up to 50% of the kayaks weight and prevents vehicle contact
  • Integrated load stop prevents boat from sliding off bar
  • Holds nearly every kayak shape and size
  • Fits Thule square bar rack system only

When heading out on a camping trip, backcountry excursion, or anywhere in between, outfit your prized possession with a stylish and rugged roof rack that will let you take everything you need for whatever the adventure calls for. Designed to deliver exceptional stability, versatility and ease of installation, this is hands down what the doctor ordered for your short or long road trip. Use the muscle of this tough rack made from high tensile tubing to be strong enough to carry all your gear. By providing unmatched durability, this top-notch rack is sure to stand the test of the time.

Pick out yourself a rock solid and reliable roof rack that will maximize your vehicle’s above roof cargo load capacity and free up space for your buddies or valuable things by allowing to secure all that stuff outside of your vehicle. With this rack, it’s easy squeezy lemon peasy to take all you want without making your vehicle’s claustrophobic. It will keep what’s in stow positioned right, preventing load shifting. So, your gear will stay safe and sound during transport, resting on your roof until you need them. This convenient rack provides easy access to the top of your automobile’s roof which makes loading and unloading a snap – just stow it up and get go.

We've all been in difficult physical situations where we felt that it would be easier to accomplish something if we just had another hand. Loading a kayak onto a roof rack may be those circumstances for you. If so, Thule offers an extra hand in the form of the Outrigger II Load-Assist accessory. The Outrigger II fits inside the load bar of your roof rack. When you're ready to load your kayak, just extend the Outrigger II arm. It acts just like a helping hand, supporting one end of the kayak and up to 50% of its weight, while you lift the other end onto the roof. The Outrigger II continues to hold the end of your boat until you lift it off onto the roof rack. Once your kayak is in place, retract the arm into the load bar until it's needed again.

The Outrigger II has an integrated load stop to keep the boat from slipping off the bar while loading. It can hold just about every kayak shape and size and works with kayaks up to 75 lbs. The Outrigger II Load-Assist fits Thule square load bar rack systems only. It comes with everything necessary for installation, including detailed instructions. The limited lifetime warranty applies to the original purchaser of the product, and warrants the product against manufacturer's defects in materials or workmanship.

Thule® designs and manufactures products for outdoor enthusiasts, athletes, and those that lead an active lifestyle. They specialize in developing and marketing cargo transportation solutions so these people can bring their gear with them wherever they go, whatever they drive. Thule was founded in Sweden in 1942, and built their first roof rack system in the 1960s. Today Thule leads the market with innovative products for transporting, bicycles, watercraft, snowsport equipment and other gear on the roof, with the trailer hitch, on the trunk or hatch, or in the pickup bed. Thule manufactures the strongest, most durable and longest lasting load carrying systems on the market, and backs their products with a lifetime warranty. Over 80% of Thule products sold in North America are made in USA, and Thule employs over 1,000 American workers.

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This part is universal
  • Fits Square Bars Only.

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