Yakima ShowDown Load Assist


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Yakima ShowDown Load Assist

Item # 8004081

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

Technical Specifications

Load Capacity1 kayak or 2 surf/SUP boards
Weight Capacity80 lbs.
Tilt/Drop Range26"
Weight Assistance30 - 45%
Minimum Crossbar Spread24"
Dimensions42" L x 9" W x 9" H
Weight21 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.

Yakima ShowDown Load Assist Manual


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