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This replacement lid lifter hinge fits many different Thule rooftop cargo boxes.
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Today we're going to review part number TH14936. This is the replacement dual force strut hinge. This part will fit the Thule Evolution cargo box and the Thule Atlantis cargo box. This is a hinge that's attached to the cargo box, and the way it attaches is on the cargo box, on the bottom of the cargo box there will be a ball socket. This will snap onto the ball socket at the bottom and on the top lid of the cargo box will be another ball socket. This top part of hinge will snap onto that.
It is used when you open your cargo box. This is spring loaded so it will open. It has spring tension onto it. That should do it for part number H14936.
Average Customer Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars (95 Customer Reviews)This replacement lid lifter hinge fits many different Thule rooftop cargo boxes.
When the hinge on our large (and very expensive) Thule cargo box suddenly snapped, I thought it might not be repairable. But a quick internet search brought up the replacement hinge on etrailers site, and a video showing how to install it. Perfect! I ordered two, so that I would have a backup. Getting it both on and off was harder than the video made it seem, but some persistence and resourcefulness got it done (one hint: dipping the ends in very hot water for a few minutes created some give in the plastic that helped me pop them on by hand since I didn't have a pair of channel lock pliers with a big enough opening to fit around the hinge and the bar it attaches to). All in all, it wasn't too tough to get the old one off and the new one on, and now our expensive Thule cargo box is good as new. Thanks etrailer! 264052
by: Rob D.08/19/2014
Perfect brand new replacement part. Easy to install, just snaps in place. This is definitely a quality part. etrailer instructional video made this a 1 minute installation. 147508
I spent a good four months struggling with a broken hinge on my Thule Ascent 1700 until my last trip and I finally decided I had enough. Thought I was going to have a hard time finding this replacement piece until I stumbled on etrailer. I saw etrailer Customer Service already confirmed that the part would work for the Ascent 1700, so I placed my order. etrailer processed and shipped my part the same day I ordered, and I had my new part in a couple of days. I watched the video on how to replace the part on the etrailer website and within five minutes I had my new hinges in place. My five year old Thule Ascent 1700 works just like the day I bought it! Thanks etrailer! 276813
by: Brian K08/14/2016
I have a list of go-to vendors that I keep for future purchases. Who makes the list are vendors that have most or all of the following: 1. Easy to deal with 2. Have reasonable prices (Total cost plus S&H) 3. Are organized (Including website navigation, etc.) 4. Ship quickly 5. Stand behind their products. etrailer.com IS NOW ON THIS LIST. What a great transaction. They meet all 5 criteria and I'm very pleased with this transaction. I received the item quickly, and just this morning installed the replacement part on my Thule Evolution Carrier and it fits perfectly and performs flawlessly. I highly recommend etrailer.com 283691
Great part, fast shipping and excellent communication from etrailer 218192
by: Andy G08/02/2015
I just acquired this used Thule Atlantis 1800 cargo box and needed a new hinge. I searched online and was fortunate to find etrailer. The correct product was easy to find, the price was more than reasonable, and the purchase quick and easy. I received a confirmation of the order immediately, notice that the product had been shipped the next day - followed up by a personal note from George at etrailer - and received the hinge two days later via priority mail. Installed now and the cargo box works like a charm. Thank you etrailer for making this process simple, inexpensive and oh so pleasant! 216132
Works better than the original part. 116736
by: James M05/31/2013
I swear this replacement hinge didn't exist anywhere on the internet until recently. Whatever the case, I was elated to find this part available at etrailer. Installing this hinge was a bit of a chore - it took a lot more pressure to pop the socket over the hinge posts. Don't laugh, but I actually crawled inside the topper to get a better angle on installing the hinge. That worked for me, at least. The hinge works perfectly, and my Evolution 1600 doesn't need a prop stick to hold it open anymore. 82747
by: Cole O.08/29/2016
I snapped one of the hinges on my Thule sonic XL. I was looking for the replacement hinge and etrailer was one of the only places I could easily find the replacement. I bought two because I wanted to have one on hand. I'm glad I did, it is a perfect fit and easy to replace. I used a screwdriver and needle nose pliers to pop it off and channel lock pliers to press the new hinge onto the box. eTrailer had it shipped and delivered very quickly. 288948
by: Todd G12/31/2013
I recently put our Thule cargo box on the roof of our Denali to head north for a week of skiing with the family. Unfortunately the lid lever broke which made opening and closing the box difficult. After a quick search of the internet, the only folks that could help me was etrailer.com. Even Thule was out of stock. The lever arrived a day later and we are having a great week of skiing with a fully functional Thule Box. Well done etrailer.com. 111640
by: Harold W.07/17/2016
Highly impressed with the website. Starting right off the bat with individual reviews and suggestions on cross references for what will fit on other manufacturers products. Was looking for hinges for my car top carrier. I was immediately shown 2 suggestions, and which one would work the best due to Spring strength. Regular shipment time was amazing. Have them installed and they work perfect 272987
by: Kevin M09/14/2016
My Thule hinge broke about a year ago, couldn't find a hinge anywhere and needed something fast for a trip I was going on. Found one on etrailer and its already lasted longer than the original one! Installation was as simple as snapping the piece onto the Thule cargo box. It took just a couple seconds. Couldn't be more happier with my purchase and speedy delivery. 294605
by: Eileen D.11/03/2013
We ordered this to replace a broken one on our Thule box, and we had been having trouble getting our local Thule dealer to help us with the part. Etrailer customer service was excellent, I was given immediate information on shipping, and follow up emails when it arrived. We received it quickly and I would definitely order from this company again! 106122
The Thule roof top hinge was exactly what I needed to fix my Thule Atlantis 1600XT. Not only did it ship fast, the instructional video I found from etrailer made the installation easy. Good product, good price, easy payment options, good instruction, and quick shipping. I could not ask for more. Thanks! 212279
by: Jacob H.10/28/2013
Hinge was exactly what was needed to replace a broken hinge on my Atlantis 1800 Thule. E-Trailer was the only place I could find this simple piece. Their site was easy to use, customer service and shipping was prompt and tracking identification was sent when package was in the mail. 105403
Installation on a late-model Thule Adventurer box was fairly straightforward. The original gas-assisted cylinders had stopped working, and needed something to replace them. They're not a perfect fit on the ball/socket, but it should do exactly what we need for quite a while. 128521
by: Peter D03/03/2016
The replacement hinge was easy nearly plug and play. Due to the odd angle I had to use a vice grip to pinch it into place. It was very easy to do. This box gets a lot of use each weekend with the family and the part has performed just as it should! Thanks for the help! 239332
Great service, great timing for delivery. The part was a little tricky to snap on - I ended up using a clamp and slowly tightening it until it snapped. Instructions on which end goes up and which goes down would have been appreciated - but I figured it out. Thanks e-trailer. 180837
This hinge worked GREAT! It was quite difficult to pop onto the ball, however that means that it will be equally difficult to come back off, which is the goal. Product just as described. Thank you for your fast shipping and quality communication throughout. 110919
by: Brian A.07/31/2013
I needed, for a 15 year old Thule roof carrier, a replacement for a hinge that was a discontinued part. I got great advice on a hinge that would work as a substitute. The shipping and delivery were as fast as advertised, and the part worked perfectly. 92511
good match for the broken hinge. It would of been helpful to know that the metal inserts have to be cut out of the old hinge (Once I cut them out, I pressed them into the new hinge with a vice). Next time I'd just buy new metal inserts as well... 235166
by: Mike S.08/15/2016
Worked like a charm. After years of struggling with a broken hinge I did a quick google search and found this part on etrailer. I followed what others said and put both ends in very hot water for a minute or so and the piece snapped right on. 284082
by: Tom H07/19/2016
The part arrived on time, and safely packaged. I had to find some youtube videos on how to remove the broken part, but once I understood the technique, it was easy to do so. The part has been installed now for a year and is in good shape. 273521
Excellent replacement for the worn out hinges on my Thule box. Somewhat stiff to install but I think this is a good thing as they are pressure fitted balls fitting into the socket on the hinge. Excellent service and shipping. Thanks 146167
by: Mike N.09/13/2014
Read review that the hitch would work with Sears 20-SV. Even asked the e-trailer pro and was told to buy two even though there was no right or left strut. Did not work and made closing lid impossible. Was a waste of money and time. 150937
by: Ian C03/23/2014
Product worked as advertised. Customer service from etrailer was first class, arrived ahead of schedule with great e-mail communication to let me know where it was at each stage of the process. Would highly recommend etrailer 121838
by: Rich B.02/04/2014
The part looks perfect and was delivered on time. I haven't installed it yet, so I can't comment on that yet. However, I'm very certain that it will work well on my Adventurer box. I will advise if this is not the case. 115716
by: Thom H06/05/2015
Service was excellent. Ordered a replacement hinge for cargo box and was amazed to see it arrive the next day, yet I did not select or pay for overnight delivery. Pretty great! Thanks for processing the order so quickly. 200907
I bought the hinge to replace two broken hinges on an older Cascade XL model. With a bit of drilling (the older hinges have a stud and nut design) they worked perfectly! Thanks for saving me $$$ on a new Thule box! 69688
by: Robb M.09/16/2013
This product is exactly what I was expecting. I am using this hinge on a 20-year-old Thule cargo carrier, and with slight modification to the carrier, this is a great replacement part for the old gas piston lifters. 100093
Nothing much to say, after using the cargo box for several years, this part was worn out and a new hinge was needed, it is quite cheap and very easy to install, watching the video. Shipping was quick as well. 180275
Just what we needed to fix our second hand Thule carrier. Price plus shipping from etrailer.com was equal to shipping costs alone from other retailers! Great deal and extremely happy with our purchase! 286487
by: Bruce G.10/18/2013
This product saved the day! Replacement pistons from Thule were no longer available, and the lid on my Adventurer box wouldn't stay up at all. These spring-loaded hinges are perfect! 104288
by: Bob J.07/14/2016
The hinge was received on time and was as described. The video provided clear information on how to remove the broken hinge and install the replacement. Great product and transaction. 271886
by: Kristen V08/23/2016
This is exactly as described and as good if not better than the Thule OEM. The same problem that other reviewers described with installation was easily remedied with a large C clamp 286667
by: Trevor G.11/03/2011
Super fast delivery, several emails in a couple days indicating each phase of procurement, shipping, tracking, etc. Exactly right in procedure and product - definitely recommend! 26501
Part fit and worked perfect. Was a little tough to get on there at first, but worked like a charm. Arrived quick and they kept me informed by email during the whole process 92826
by: Matt P01/12/2014
Product works very well. I don't think I could be any happier with the performance of the product. That being said, installation can be very difficult without a good tool. 112590
by: Matt D06/27/2016
The hinge works perfectly with my Thule Sonic XL. Super easy to replace thanks to the video http://www.etrailer.com/tv-review-thule-replacement-hinge-th14936.aspx 265709
Perfect replacement part for the Thule Adventurer. Easy to install and works great! Etrailer has been great to work with. Easy ordering and fast delivery! 91321
Fast well packaged shipping. Hinges better than originals that came on sears Luggage carrier. Sturdy with stronger spring. Excellent supplier. 153588
Perfect replacement for my Evolution hinge. At this price might buy a spare to have in the event I need another replacement. 89767
Part shipped quickly and snapped in to the mount points easily. I would recommend etrailer.com and this replacement part. 188707
by: Peter R02/08/2012
Great service. I was able to track package from the day I ordered it. Would order from etrailer again. Thanks Peter R 31327
by: Rick C.04/06/2015
Great product. Feels solidly build and a lot stronger than the original hinge that I broke on my thule evolution 1600. 183503
by: Jim C08/07/2016
Product was exactly what I needed. Not as hard to instal as I've read across reviews. Great service, fast shipping. 280903
by: Jon B.09/05/2016
Part was very well-priced, shipped fast, and fit perfectly. I'm highly satisfied with this product and your service. 291448
Worked great to replace the broken hinge on our Thule. I used a bit of scrap wood and a Irwin clamp to install it. 302665
by: Ced N03/09/2015
Easy to replace, and works great. It fit my Thule Frontier box, even though it was not one of the boxes listed. 177557
As factory as it can get at a much lower rate. Will order from here now on. These things break all the time. 294839
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