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Yakima ShowDown Load Assist Kayak And SUP Mount

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Product title: Yakima ShowDown Load Assist Kayak And SUP Mount

The Yakima ShowDown side loader assist handles both SUPs and kayaks, making loading and unloading a breeze. The easy-to-use lightweight mount tilts down more than two feet from your rack so you can load at a waist-high position. Once loaded, the ShowDown securely cradles your craft for the ride.

  • Holds one kayak or two boards
  • Provides a low platform for easier loading & unloading
  • Tilts down over two feet from your roof rack height
  • Simple intuitive design conveniently slides out and tilts down
  • Provides 30-45% weight assistance depending on boat width
  • Adjustable felt-covered saddles flex to match hull shape & can be positioned for width
  • Folds flat when not in use to reduce drag & wind noise
  • Tool-free 5-minute installation
  • Universal mounting hardware attaches to almost any crossbar shape
  • All tiedown straps included
  • Locks to base rack with SKS Lock Cores for added security (sold separately)
  • Manufacturer limited lifetime warranty

Please Note: Some brands may not be shipped internationally. This item can only be shipped to U.S. addresses. We would love to ship the item, please be sure the address provided upon checkout is within the U.S. Otherwise, we will contact you via email to advise that your order has been canceled due to the shipping restriction.

Technical Specifications

Load Capacity 1 kayak or 2 surf/SUP boards
Weight Capacity 80 lbs.
Tilt/Drop Range 26"
Weight Assistance 30 - 45%
Minimum Crossbar Spread 24"
Dimensions 42" L x 9" W x 9" H
Weight 21 lbs.

Boat Width/Saddle Guidelines: Use the standard kayak saddle for boats up to 28 inches wide. For all boards or a more flat-bottom boat from 28 to 36 inches wide use the SUP saddle.

Product Tips:

  • You must have a minimum of 3.5” of crossbar protruding beyond the tower
  • The outboard clamp can be no farther than 4” from the tower. This limitation does not apply to Overhaul HD truck rack.
  • ShowDown should be adjusted on the crossbars so that it clears the vehicle by 4” when deployed.
  • User should fold in side mirror if possible before deploying ShowDown and loading boat.
  • See the Owner's Manual for complete installation details

Yakima ShowDown Load Assist Manual

Rated 4.5 stars
Based on 2 reviews
2 reviews
  • ST
    Suzanne T.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 stars
    1 year ago
    Love it!

    The Yakima Showdown Load Assist is great. It allows us to easily load our kayaks to our Subaru Forester.

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    Sergiy K.
    Flag of United States
    I recommend this product
    Rated 4 stars
    4 years ago
    Look and feel is very good. Easy to install

    Tried today. So far no issues - works as advertised. Look and feel is very good.

    Easy to install. I used "Yakima Showdown" with "53” Universal Locking Roof Rack Crossbars by Vault" - both could be added and removed very quickly on Toyota 4Runner 2016.

    Kayak load/unload/strap is much faster and convenient now. I even can't compare how much easier it was to load / unload my Wilderness 17' kayak vs. my old "Yakima HullyRollers" and "Yakima DeckHand Kayak Saddles" set. (There is nothing wrong with these two - is just much easier for one person to use Yakima Showdown.)

    It could be five stars but I don't like bow and stern tiedown lines hooks - they should be some sort of snap spring clip carbine hooks - I really felt uncomfortable and insecure with the open hooks.

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