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Old 09-29-2012, 05:53 AM   #1
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Need ski rack advice

Hello Everyone, looking for some advice on a ski rack. The seasons coming soon and I have a new jku. What are you guys using to tote skis around? So far I have only seen 1 option - the bike rack that has a ski rack attachment. Could someone that has one let me know how it is? Its like 500 bucks for the setup and I'd like to know if it works well first. Thanks

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Old 09-29-2012, 08:39 AM   #2
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Immamully...I have a 2012 JK with the Thule ski attaches to the Thule Spare Me bike rack. Heres the only drawback...IF you are not looking to upgrade your tires, then this is a great system. IF, in the future you are looking to get a larger tire AND you do the spare too, this system will not work...the Bike rack cannot work with a larger tire unless you start to compromise the rack which I would not recommend...the other well known system is the Yakima...I believe that will work if you are looking to get a larger spare, but check the Yakima before you buy.
i have the Thule, I upgraded to larger tires, but could not upgrade my spare..I was not willing to sell the Thule just for a larger spare to match...hope this helps

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Old 09-29-2012, 08:39 AM   #3
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oh yes, the Thule system works well and
i really like it
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Old 09-29-2012, 11:55 AM   #4
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I have a roof mounted Thule Rack & crossbars with a kayak system mounted to it. No reason why you couldn't use the same basic rack and add a ski option.

Basic Thule rack & crossbars with the mounts attached for the Hullavator:

Hullavator mount close-up attached to cross bar:

Hullavator attached to mounts:

Inside thumb mounts, 6 on each side. One is hidden by roll bar:
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