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    Goal Post

    Kick your kayak, canoe, or SUP up onto the Thule Goalpost and follow the red-dirt road down to your favorite paddling spot without worrying about your boat getting tossed off your truck. The Goalpost plugs solidly into any two-inch hitch receiver and has a telescoping mast that extends to work with pickups of any height (you do need to purchase the appropriate Thule cab rack separately). Two solid load straps keep your boat from bouncing around while you wind down to the put-in, and the plastic coating on the rugged steel load bar makes sure your baby doesn’t get dinged in transit.

    • Hitch-mounted load bar for moving your kayak, SUP, or canoe
    • 58-inch steel bar balances out your cab rack (sold separately)
    • Load bars are height adjustable for a customized fit
    • Compatible with 2-inch hitch mounts
    • Two load straps stabilize and secure the load
    • 25-pound weight is easy to manage single-handedly
    • Item #THU0079

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    Thule Goal Post

      Does exactly what is described. I found it to be quite sturdy with my 65 lb 17 ft canoe on my GMC Sierra. Easy to put together, easy to install on the truck. I'm impressed and happy with my purchase. The only thing that would be better is if it was a little wider to enable carrying two canoes.

      What A Dream

        We are SOOOO happy with our Thule Goal Post and Roof Rack system. It makes loading our canoe for trips to the river a breeze. Several people have stopped us to ask where we got it. Ordering from this site was crazy fast and easy.

        The Goal Post

          I have a 2003 Ford Ranger. Hauling a canoe around was not an easy task until I found the Goal Post by Thule. What a great invention for pickup trucks. I also bought a load bar for across the cab. Now I can haul my canoe, planks, mattress, or just about anything. Very easy setup. I'm a happy customer.

          Thule Goal Post

            Great Product. I use it on the front of my truck to support two kayaks, and I also use it on the back of the truck's 5th wheel to support and dry my SCUBA gear. Instead of using the factory supplied support straps, I bought two of the ratchet type, as they are much more positive and easier to adjust.

            Thule Goalpost

              This was the perfect solution for my situation, already having a Thule roofrack, but having switched from a car to a pickup (w/bedcover that precludes any rack that uses the bed or the stake holes); needed to carry windsurfers and kayaks. Very easy to install and fit. My only gripe is that the stabilizer straps just have a simple pull-through cam lock with no mechanical reduction, so it's hard to get them really taut; I might replace them with something with a mechanical reduction, (like a trucker's hitch)to reduce the load on the welded L-joint (I've heard rumors that the weld can crack over time from taking all the torque from the load if the straps aren't tight enough). Still, a great piece of gear all in all.

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              Will this rack work with 2 SUP's - each...

              Will this rack work with 2 SUP's - each 12' long?

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              I have an SUV with the spare tire on the...

              I have an SUV with the spare tire on the rear door. Will an hitch extender compromise the stability of the Goal Post?

              I have a 2004 Ford 250 super cab pickup...

              I have a 2004 Ford 250 super cab pickup with a canopy (same level as the cab). Want to haul 2-grumman canoes (aluminum, weighing 75 lbs each). Will the goalpost work for 2 canoes (plus the half-packs and bar up front) and what other accessories do I need to buy with this equipment? Thanks, Ken

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              It's unlikely that the Goal Post will work for two canoes. Most canoes are somewhere around 35" wide, so unless you are able to stagger them enough, or get longer crossbars you won't have enough room for two boats.

              To get one boat loaded, you'll also want a Thule Canoe Carrier. This will provide a fixed point on the crossbars to strap the canoe to. The Goal Post is rated for 165lbs, so if you are able to fit them both you won't be over the weight limit. You can also increase security and stability with a Thule Snug Tite, but this is optional.

              This is a tricky setup that you are attempting, so my advice is to start early, order the parts and try it out, so you have time to adjust/adapt before you hit the road. Remember, has a great customer service policy. If something doesn't work out, just send it back. You pay only a flat shipping rate (about $7).-


              I have a 2007 Toyota Tacoma extended cab....

              I have a 2007 Toyota Tacoma extended cab. It has a short bed and no roof rack. Can I use this Goal Post rack WITHOUT a roof rack/support bar, using pads to protect the surface of the vehicle?

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              I have a 2007 Dodge Nitro will the Thule...

              I have a 2007 Dodge Nitro will the Thule Goal Post work with this vehicle and the factory car top luggage carrier. If so will I need to have a front tie down and do tie downs come with the goal post, if not tell me what would work best.

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              Thule goal post for canoe and kayak on a...

              Thule goal post for canoe and kayak on a pick-up with receiver hitch...what do you recommend for rack on cab? Would goal post work
              if canoe was put in bed of short bed pick-up?

              Will this Thule Goal Post hold 2 canoes?

              Will this Thule Goal Post hold 2 canoes?

              As is this will not work to carry two canoes. This comes with a 58" load bar witch will not be wide enough for two canoes as most canoes are 36" wide. By getting a longer load bar you could make this work but you would need to have the Thule Canoe Carrier to see that the boats are secure.

              As you wouldn't be using this rig at the beam of the canoe(s), rather you would be mounting the canoes closer to bow or stern where they're much narrower. Even with two 36"-wide boats touching at the gunwhales, their centers would be at roughly 36" from one another. Assuming they're overhanging the crossbar by at least a couple of feet, a 58" load bar should be plenty. Thule wouldn't include it if it didn't work for the majority of needs. You would definitely want gunwhale brackets or load stops as well.

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              I will be pulling a 5th wheel, 4 bikes on...

              I will be pulling a 5th wheel, 4 bikes on the rear and would like to mount the kayaks on the roof of the pickup I will need to slide them forward will the goal post work with the (stacker) and support the kayaks?