I have a pair of model 898 Hullavator Pros that originally were installed on Yakama round bars on my old 97 p/u that still had “rain gutters”. When I sold that truck, I bought Thule AeroBlade roof mounts for the 2016 p/u. I contacted Thule for help on mounting the Hullivator(s) on that new rack system. They sent me new bolts and some square slide-in ‘nuts’ to secure the unit. Well, I finally got around to trying to install the Hullavators (now that kayaking season is here) and found that the parts they sent me did NOT secure the Hullavator to the AeroBlades. Not even close. Bolts were too long. So off to Home Depot to get shorter bolts. Three trips to the ‘Ho’, in fact, and nothing would work. I called Thule and talked to a rep who suggested I send pics to show what my problem was. A couple of hours later I got a response. He and his co-workers pretty much said I was doing everything right and it should mount just fine. Well - NOT!
Later we find (on the Thule website) a thing called an “AeroBlade Adapter” which looks to be the answer to our problem. I guess it actually came with the original parts bag that accompanies Hullavators (according to the Thule rep I was emailing back and forth with), but since we had ours ‘professionally’ installed on our old p/u, we didn’t get this parts bag. Now I’m waiting for Thule to get back to me about what parts I DO need to get our Hullavators installed.
Has anyone else mounted a Hullavator on a set of Thule AeroBlade roof racks? If so, how did YOU do it?