2008 GMC ENVOY “Moosehead”

1 02 2012

This 2008 GMC Envoy is setup with the Ultimate kayak system. 

 We started by using the Thule 460 Podium footpack paired with Fitkit 3101 and 65″ Thule Load Bars to attach into the factory siderails on the Envoy. 

 From here we added a Hullavator on each side of the system.  The Hullavator is a load assist kayak rack that will lift the boats from waist height to the top of the vehicle with little effort on the users part. 

The Hullavator is capable of carrying/loading boats up to 36″ wide and 75lbs.  The Hullavator portion is easily removable when not in use as to not interfere with low clearances.  

The base system is also capable of accepting any Thule Ski, Bike or Cargo accessories as well as many Yakima and Inno products.  Just another little creation from Rack Attack

Stay tuned to see what other fun systems we have come up with.





Custom Yakima Hitch Mounted Wheelchair Carrier

16 04 2011

This idea came from a customer’s need of transporting her wheelchair, but wanted something more stable than a tray on a hitch with bungees.  We started with the Yakima Hold-up 1.25″  hitch mounted bike carrier.

We modified this by flipping the rear bike tray so that the 2 trays are facing the same direction.  Next, I removed the hook used for retaining bikes and discarded it.  The chair is secured with the ratchet straps in the wheel hoops, and 1 hook over the armrest area of the chair.  The hoops for the front wheels were folded back against the footrests and secured with a tiedown strap.  This has turned out to be an easy to use great functioning system for our customer.





Thule 916 T2 Bike rack

15 04 2009

The Thule 916 T2 Bike Rack  is a great solution for those who want to carry their bikes with a rack that does not make contact with the bike frame. The way this works is that you set your bike in wheel trays and there is an arm that grabs down on the front wheel in front of the bike fork.  The boke rack will carry 2 bikes or you can add-on the Thule 918 Add-On to carry a total of 4 bikes.

Thule 916 T2

Thule 916 T2

T2 with add-on ( 4 bikes)

T2 with add-on ( 4 bikes)

You can add some theft prevention security to the rack by adding lock cores into the arms which will then lock down onto the tires they are holding. You also have the option of adding Thules STL2 lock, which locks the bike rack to your vehicles hitch. The THule 916 T2 is designed to work with vehicles that have a Class III – 2 ” hitch receiver, however the Thule 917 T2 will work fo Class II- 1 1/4″ hitches. The 917 T2 will carry a total of 2 bikes and does not have the add-on option. Visit Rackattack.com for more info.





Acura TL Hitch and Bike Rack

25 03 2009

Acura TL hitch rackThe Acura TL allows for a hitch receiver to be bolted to the underside of the trunk. The hitch requires two holes to be drilled through the bottom of the trunk in order for the hitch to be bolted to the vehicle. Installation is rather simple and can be done in about an hour. With this hitch you can tow a maximum of 2,000 lbs or in this case carry 2 bikes with a tongue weight capacity of 200lbs. On this application we attached a Thule Roadway 2 bike rack. This bike rack accommodates mountain and road bikes.

Thule Roadway 2

Bike Rack Tilts down for easy trunk access.Thule Roadway 2 tilt feature








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