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 1 kayak or 2 boards
  • Provides a low platform for easier loading & unloading
  • Provides 30-45% weight assistance depending on boat width
  • Simple intuitive design conveniently slides out and tilts down
  • 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
  • SKS lock compatible (locks sold separately)

Technical Specifications

Load Capacity
1 Kayak or 2 Boards
Weight Capacity80 lbs.
Tilt Range26"
Weight Assistance30 - 45%
Minimum Crossbar Spread24"
Dimensions42" L x 9" W x 9" H
Weight21 lbs.

Yakima ShowDown Load Assist Manual



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