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Thule 997 Goal Post Hitch Mount Truck Adapter for Thule Canoe and Kayak Carriers

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Color Black
Vehicle Service Type Truck
Brand Thule
Item Dimensions LxWxH 12.48 x 57.99 x 73.82 inches
Item Weight 24.9 Pounds

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  • Adjustable watersport carrier uses 2 inch truck hitch receivers to haul canoes, kayaks, paddleboards and more
  • Works with both the Hydro-Glide and Set-To-Go kayak saddles (sold separately)
  • Anti-sway design for stable, more secure transport. Dimensions-12.5 x 58 x 73.8 inch. Length of straps-1 x 6.5 feet
  • Telescoping mast adjusts up to various truck cab heights
  • 2 vertical load stops and hook straps to help stabilize and hold load in all conditions

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Product Description

The hitch mounted GoalPost provides a rear mounted load bar on vehicles equipped with 2" receivers

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The Thule Goalpost Adjustable Watersport Carrier is a hitch receiver based system that combines with your truck's existing front load bar to easily haul canoes, kayaks, paddleboards, sailboards and more. It is compatible with 2-inch hitch receivers and possesses an anti-sway, multi strap design for stable, more secure transport in all driving and road conditions. Additional features include a telescoping mast assembly that allows for use on most any pickup, vertical load stop attachments to prevent side-to-side movement of cargo and a limited lifetime warranty.

Thule Goalpost Adjustable Watersport Carrier
The hitch receiver based watersport carrier for trucks.
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The Hitch Receiver Based Watersport Solution for Trucks

Designed for use with pickup trucks, the Thule Goalpost Adjustable Watersport Carrier allows you to transport different sized kayaks, canoes, paddleboards, boats and sailboards to and from your destination. Connecting to your truck's 2-inch hitch receiver (1¼-inch receivers not supported), the Goalpost serves as the back support section of a transport system, with front support coming by way of your truck's existing cab load bar. Canoes are aerodynamically transported hull side up on these two load bars, while when transporting kayaks, the Goalpost can be use with either Thule Hydro-Glide or Set-To-Go saddles (sold separately), which cradle kayak hulls at the front and rear, allowing for maximum support and ease of loading and unloading of boats without causing scratches or warping.

Assuming an existing load bar, the Goalpost can be used on and between a variety of trucks, regardless of their height. This is possible through the Goalpost's telescoping mast which adjusts to a range of truck cab heights in seconds via its pin secured connection to the the unit's 2-inch hitch stinger section. The 58-inch Thule steel load bar provided with the Thule Goalpost has a durable plastic coating, which protects it from damaging friction with loaded items and comes with two vertical load stop attachments. These attachments give the unit its namesake goalpost look, and when firmly secured provide easily adjustable barriers that keep loaded canoes or other haulable cargo like lumber, pipes and tubing from sliding from side to side while in transit. Finally, the Goalpost's hitch connection was created with an anti-sway design for a more stable, more secure transport as well as 2 load straps that connect its center mast assembly to your rear bumper at either sides to help stabilize and hold the load.

Thule Goalpost Adjustable Watersport Carrier with kayak and saddles
Compatible with Hydro-Glide and Set-To-Go kayak saddles.
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What's in the Box

The Thule 997 Goal Post Hitch Mount Truck Adapter, all necessary mounting hardware and straps and installation instructions/warranty information.

Key Features

  • Works with both the Hydro-Glide and Set-To-Go kayak saddles (sold separately)
  • Hitch mounted, height adjustable load bars
  • Anti-sway design for stable, more secure transport
  • Telescoping mast adjusts to truck cab heights
  • 58-inch Thule steel load bar with durable plastic coating
  • 2 vertical load stops and hook straps to help stabilize and hold load in all conditions
  • Works with 2-inch receivers only

Limited Lifetime Warranty

Thule will warranty all Thule brand car rack systems and its accessories manufactured by Thule during the time that an original retail purchaser owns the product. This warranty terminates if a purchaser transfers the product to any other person. No warranty is given for defects caused by normal wear and tear, cosmetic rust, scratches, accidents, unlawful vehicle operation, or modification of, or any types of repair of a load carrier system other than those authorized by Thule.

About Thule

Thule was founded in 1942 by the Thulin family, when Eric Thulin, a true lover of the outdoors, put the Thule name on a pike trap he designed and began to sell in Scandinavia. It wasn't long before he added other practical items to the company's portfolio. By the 1960s, the company began to concentrate on car-related products, including its first roof rack. The Thulin family sold Thule to the publicly listed company Eldon in 1979, and it has continued to grow both organically and through acquisitions ever since. The Thule Group is a world leader in providing transport solutions for an active life.


Product details

  • Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
  • Product Dimensions : 12.48 x 57.99 x 73.82 inches; 24.9 Pounds
  • Item model number : 997
  • Department : Unisex-adult
  • Date First Available : October 1, 2001
  • Manufacturer : Thule
  • ASIN : B0001HACGE
  • Customer Reviews:
    3.6 out of 5 stars 52 ratings

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5.0 out of 5 stars Great for transporting canoes and lumber
Reviewed in Canada on November 15, 2018
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5.0 out of 5 stars Works well on Toyota Tacoma!
Reviewed in Canada on September 8, 2014
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good Product as described
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3.0 out of 5 stars not really useful for kayaks under 15ft
Reviewed in Canada on November 26, 2015
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