A lot of SUV’s, CUV’s, and Minivans are quite high and for the average height person makes loading and unloading kayaks a slow and difficult task. But not with the new Thule 897XT Hullavator it drops down to the side of the vehicle about 40″ and takes about 90% of the weight or up to 75lbs. Making loading a kayak a one person job even with vehicles that are high. At Rack Attack in Coquitlam we recently had a customer that was vertically challenged like myself and she had a Ford Expedition which made matters worse. So after seeing our video on www.rackattack.com she had to have the Thule Hullavotor. Because a lot of factory racks are not that strong or will not work with the Hullavator, we also recommended going with the Thule 430 system, Tk1′s, 6 pack locks (4 for the base rack and 2 for the Hullavator’s), and 58″ Thule bars to finish it off.