This smoothly designed rooftop carrier is perfectly suited for carrying all of your gear. The Sidekick is sure to keep golf clubs, camping supplies, and anything else you need safe and secure. The sporty design is a great addition to any vehicle. Lowest Prices for the best Roof Cargo Carrier from Thule. Thule Sidekick Roof Mounted Cargo Carrier Box - U-Bolt Mounts - 8 Cubic Feet part number TH682 can be ordered online at or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Thule Sidekick Roof Mounted Cargo Carrier Box - U-Bolt Mounts - 8 Cubic Feet

Thule Roof Cargo Carrier

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Code:   TH682


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Thule Roof Cargo Carrier - TH682

This smoothly designed rooftop carrier is perfectly suited for carrying all of your gear. The Sidekick is sure to keep golf clubs, camping supplies, and anything else you need safe and secure. The sporty design is a great addition to any vehicle.


  • Mounts to most removable and factory installed roof racks.
  • Lid opens from the side and locks in the open position for easy loading and unloading.
  • One key locking system included for cargo box.
  • Aerodynamic design reduces wind resistance.
  • Impact resistant, polyethylene construction ensures durability.
  • Weather-resistant design helps keep cargo dry.
  • Four adjustable mounting brackets clamp to crossbars on existing luggage rack


  • Overall Dimensions: 54" long x 25" wide x 15-1/2" tall
    • Inside Dimensions: 51-1/2" long x 23-1/2" wide
    • Holds 8 cubic feet.
    • Carries up to 2 sets of golf clubs.
  • Weight Capacity: Determined by roof rack capacity of vehicle, see vehicle owner's manual
  • Carrier Weight: 16 lbs
    • Product dimensions make package ship as a 70 lbs. package
  • Will mount to crossbars between 23-5/8" and 28"
  • Maximum bar diameter: 3-3/4"

682 Thule Sidekick Roof Mounted Cargo Carrier Box - U-Bolt Mounts - 8 Cubic Feet

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Today we are going to show you the Thule Sidekick roof mounted cargo carrier, part number TH682. The Sidekick features 8 cubic feet of storage space and only weighs 16 pounds. The lid opens from the passenger side and there are two locks, front and back, to secure the lid closed. The contour of the lid and the foam gasket help the box seal up and keep moisture out. Inside, the spring assisted hinges help you open the lid. Inside the box, you will find pre-drilled mounting holes for our U-bolt mounts. Thule includes a set of vinyl stickers to cover the unused mounting holes. This will help keep moisture out of the box. The Sidekick uses a U-bolt mounting system. The U-bolts go on the underside of your cross bar and come up through the bottom of your Sidekick. On the inside, the plate fits over the top of the U-bolts and the wing nuts secure the cargo box on to your crossbars. It is designed to fit most aftermarket and factory installed roof racks. Once we have all of the U-bolts in place and tightened down, we can go ahead and load the cargo into the Sidekick. And that does it for the Thule Sidekick, part number TH682.

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Thule Sidekick Roof Mounted Cargo Carrier Box - U-Bolt Mounts - 8 Cubic Feet - TH682

Average Customer Rating:  4.2 out of 5 stars   (13 Customer Reviews)

This smoothly designed rooftop carrier is perfectly suited for carrying all of your gear. The Sidekick is sure to keep golf clubs, camping supplies, and anything else you need safe and secure. The sporty design is a great addition to any vehicle.

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by: DuckFan11/19/2013

Like many others, I found assembly to be...challenging. Something I found helpful was to attach the end supports first (the parts that prop the lid up when opened), BEFORE attaching the lid to the side hinges. The supports hold the lid up and allow some travel to better align holes for the hinges. Oh, I still had to get my legs inside the box for leverage and enlist the help of my 11 year-old son, but at least the lid didn't keep falling on my head while I did it! Contrary to other reviews I've read all over the web, I did not find the lid or base to be flimsy. When assembled, the carrier felt fairly solid. Mounting is incredibly easy using the factory rails from Subaru. Regarding size, I was pleasantly surprised by the amount of room in the interior, as well as the wide opening when loading. We're mounting this on top of our 2009 Subaru Outback and it is making a significant impact on the amount of stuff that usually winds up piled in the kids' laps during trips. Overall a great product, a fantastic value, and the perfect solution to short or mid-range vacations. I would definitely recommend the Thule Sidekick to friends and might even offer to help with assembly...maybe. 107822

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by: marvin mattson09/16/2013

I once had an old Yakima Cargo Box (white on top & gray bottom) & I backed out of my car port w/its lid open~~of course, I totaled it! So, I chose the small Thule Cargo Box & was disappointed in its construction. 1). The box was very flexible due to its light construction. 2). The box comes w/two locks. Couldn't get the rear lock to catch because either the lock-arm was too short or the catch mechanism was riveted too low. Anyway my Yakima was of sturdy plastic which I had for a number or years. It held about 15 cubic feet of gear instead of the 8 that this product holds. I wouldn't recommend this product to any of my friends. 100199

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by: bonnie d10/07/2013

this item came as advertised. it isn't the easiest thing to put together but it works well and fits my Honda Fit. etrailer had the best price for this thule cargo box and they shipped promptly. 102833

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by: Paul E.07/29/2011

We used this product for a family vacation to South Carolina. It did the expected job. 20582

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by: Gene09/16/2011

Best price I found on this item. Very fast shipping. The Thule Sidekick is a good box for the price. It seems a little flimsy at first but is sturdy when monted to my roof racks. Have taken it on a couple of test runs and it did great. Easy to put together with a helper. I have a 2011 Honda Element and it lines up perfectly with the factory roof racks. Great for the occasional user. Sure beats the almost $500 price tag on the Honda factory box. 24074

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by: Rick08/06/2014

Thule website said this fit my 2014 Subaru Outback. Not quite. I had to add two holes (one for each side) to get the rear clamp to work for the bar spread. It does swallow a lot of gear, so thumbs up. Also, got a little bit of water inside the box driving through a down pour in North Carolina. Replaced a Yakima RocketBox that was just way too long for this car, and had similar issues on the road. Quick shipment from etrailer. 144806

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by: Helmut F.07/08/2013

Received product on date as indicated. Was disappointed that product was not in inventory when ordered??? Assemble was easy. Hinge installation need definitely two people. Screws for hinges in package not the same as in guide sheet, thus little gray capes for outside don't fit!!! 88152

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by: Gary L04/15/2014

Great people to deal with, product fit exactly as they said it would, shipping was fast and at the door when they said it would be. I definitely will order more stuff I need from these folks. 125130

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by: Tom F.01/09/2015

Great 'price match' deal and fine, fast service. Got it the following day the price match was approved, when I was expecting it to be delivered in 2 or 3 days afterward. Thank you! 168352

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by: Susan Ross11/22/2010

cargo carrier I really like my cargo carrier once it was assembled but attaching the top to the bottom half was quite difficult. Now that it's done I am very happy with it. 3725

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by: Kim P.04/03/2015

I received my product in an excellent, timely manner. This is the second time I have used etrailer and I would recommend them highly for future use. 182727

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by: Mel07/07/2012

Great product, easy to install. Best price we found anywhere,even with express shipping! Arrived quickly as scheduled. Perfect size for a small SUV. 47072

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by: Jim S.03/11/2011

You need 2 people to assemble this product in an efficient manner. It is as advertised. A very good inexpensive carrier. 9127


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  • Rooftop Cargo Carrier Recommendation for a 2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Hardtop
  • We offer many rooftop cargo carriers ranging from baskets to boxes and even bags. Before you load a cargo carrier on the roof of your 2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, I would recommend installing a roof rack if you do not already have one. If you do not already have a roof rack on your Jeep, then I would recommend the Thule roof rack, which consists of the 58 inch square load bars, # THLB58, and the Gutter Feet, # TH300. The feet of this roof rack will mount on the rain gutters on your...
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  • Thule Cargo Box Recommendation for a 2015 Toyota 4Runner with Factory Crossbars
  • I checked with Thule and the only roof box they recommend for your 2015 Toyota 4Runner is the Thule Sidekick Roof Mounted Cargo Carrier Box # TH682. I wish I could recommend the # TH624 for the factory bars of your vehicle, but the only way I can do that is if you get the Thule Roof Rack part # TH45058 and have the # TH624 attach to them. Check out the review video for the Sidekick I attached.
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  • Recommendation of Easy-To-Install Cargo Roof Box for 2010 Honda CR-V with Factory Roof Rack
  • For ease of installation and removal I would recommend the Yakima RocketBox Cargo Box, part # Y07192. This cargo box attaches easily to the factory crossbars of your 2010 Honda CR-V with clamps that slide forward and backward and tighten around the crossbars with the hand knobs. It is a much easier installation system than the cargo boxes that use a U-bolt to connect the cargo box to the crossbars. It measures 74 inches long x 33 inches wide x 16 inches tall. It has a storage capacity...
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  • Is the Thule Outbound Roof Mounted Cargo Bag Water Proof and Mounting On a 2005 Volvo S80 Sedan
  • You will need a roof rack kit to mount a cargo bag or carrier on your 2005 Volvo S80 Sedan. I have listed the items needed below. Thule Traverse Roof-Rack Foot Pack, Item # TH480 Thule Roof-Rack Fit Kit for Traverse Foot Packs - 1111, Item # THKIT1111 Thule Load Bars - 58 inch, Item # THLB58 Cargo bags are water resistant and while some, like the Thule Outbound Roof Mounted Cargo Bag, item # TH868, do a very good job I would not recommend them if you need to keep items dry for...
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  • Does the Thule Sidekick Cargo Box Have to be Centered on the Cross Bars of a Roof Rack
  • You can mount the Thule Sidekick to one side or the other when installing it on a roof rack cross bar. We recommend you put it closer to the passenger side so that if you were on the side of the road you would be on the side of your vehicle that would be on the opposite side of traffic. Check out the review video for this product that I attached also.
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  • Roof Mounted Cargo Box and Roof Rack Crossbars for 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan
  • Once the Tiguan is equipped with crossbars, the Thule Sidekick Roof-Mounted Cargo Box you referenced, part # TH682 will fit your 2012 VW Tiguan. For square load bars, you can use the following parts: 50 inch load bars # THLB50 Thule Crossroad Foot Pack # TH450 To eliminate wind noise that square bars can cause, a Fairing is offered # TH870XT. For the Thule Aero Blade Load Bars, use the following: 47 inch Aero Blade Load Bar, # THARB47 Thule Rapid Aero Foot Pack, # TH450R Due...
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  • Can QuickGrip or AcuTight Be Used to Replace U-bolt Mounting System
  • I spoke with my contact at Thule and she told me that the Quick Grip Mounting System # TH05738 and the AcuTight Mounting Assembly # TH7521484001 are not interchangeable and cannot be used in place of the U Bolts that come with the Thule Sidekick Cargo Box # TH682. If you would like replacement U-Bolts for the Thule Sidekick you will want part # TH02943.
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  • Is Short Roof Adapter # TH487 Needed for Thule AeroBlade Roof Rack on 2003 Mini Cooper
  • Yes, your particular vehicle, the 2003 Mini Cooper, does require Thule's Short Roof Adapter # TH487 in order to install their AeroBlade roof rack system. This complete rack system consists of the following parts: # THARB47, # TH480R, # THKIT1366 and # TH487. The AeroBlade system offers the quietest rack option thanks to its aerodynamic-shape crossbars that generate far less wind noise than typical round or square bar racks. The linked installation video shows this system in use on a 2005...
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  • Which Thule Roof Rack Compatible With SportRack XL Cargo Box # SR7095 on 2009 Yaris 5-Door Hatchback
  • Your 2009 Toyota Yaris 5-Door Hatchback can use the Thule Roof Rack System consisting of parts # THLB50, # TH480, # THKIT1427. This system uses 50-inch square steel load bars, and the Traverse foot pack and fit kit. The cargo box you reviewed, the 18-cubic-foot SportRack SkyLine XL Cargo Box # SR7095, will fit on the above roof rack but will prevent full opening of your rear hatch. Smaller Thule cargo boxes that will fit your Yaris without rear hatch interference include the 8-cubic-foot...
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  • Roof Mounted Cargo Box Recommendation for a 2013 Infiniti JX35
  • Thule only lists the Sidekick, # TH682, as a fit for the factory crossbars on an Infiniti JX35. I checked with Yakima and for a box of similar size, 16 cubic foot, the SkyBox Pro # Y07196 is listed as a fit. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you. Please be certain to consult your vehicle owners manual or contact Infiniti for the weight capacity of the roof and roof rack and do not exceed it. If you need to add a roof rack in order to add a cargo box, I have...
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  • Determining Fit of Rola Roof-Mount Cargo Basket # 59504 on Factory Crossbars of 2014 Acura MDX
  • I was able to find an online version of the owners manual for the 2014 Acura MDX but not specific details about the dimensions or exact placement of the fixed-point factory crossbars. You can determine compatibility of the Rola Cargo Basket # 59504 or any other rooftop accessory with your factory crossbars by measuring the distance between the centers of the two bars. The Rola basket # 59504 uses moveable mounting brackets that attach between its adjacent cross rails. The brackets...
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  • Which is the Smallest Roof Mounted Cargo Box that will Fit 2010 Infinit EX35 with Factory Crossbars
  • We have an option that will work for you, however, Yakima does not list any of their cargo boxes as a fit for your 2010 Infiniti EX35 factory roof rack. Yakima does not have any options, however, Thule offers quite a few, the smallest being the Sidekick, part # TH682 and the Force, part # TH624. The Sidekick measures 54 inches long and the Force measures 65 inches long. According to Thule, these cargo boxes will fit on your factory crossbars so drilling new holes will not be necessary....
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  • Recommended Roof Cargo Box for 2014 Pathfinder w/ OEM Roof Crossbars
  • To determine which Thule roof mounted cargo boxes are compatible with your Pathfinder, and which would allow full operation of your rear hatch without interfering, you'd need to take a measurement on your roof. If the crossbars are moveable, move the front bar as far forward as possible. Then, measure from the center of the front bar rearward until you reach the seam between the hatch and the roof. Since the crossbars on the Pathfinder are shifted toward the rear of the vehicle roof,...
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  • Will the Thule Sidekick Roof Cargo Carrier Fit a 2009 Toyota Venza with a Satellite Radio Antenna
  • The Thule Sidekick Roof Mounted Cargo Carrier Box, # TH682, will fit on your 2009 Toyota Venza as long as it has cross bars that run side to side on top of the vehicle. If you do not have cross bars, you can add them. You would need Thule Complete Crossroad Kit with 50 inch Long Bars and Locks, # TH45050. I have included a video review and installation details below. As far as where the box will mount, it can vary. If you have cross bars (or need the ones I recommended) and they can...
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  • Replacement Hardware For Thule Sidekick Cargo Box
  • Yes, the correct replacement wing nut for your Thule Sidekick Cargo Box # TH682 is part # TH04877 that you referenced. If you need a complete set of installation hardware you would instead want part # TH04958.
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  • Recommended Thule Roof Cargo Box to Fit 2014 Dodge Durango with OEM Crossbars
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  • Will the Thule Sidekick Cargo Box Fit on the OEM Cross Bars of a 2012 Chevy Equinox
  • I checked with Thule and the Thule Sidekick Roof Mounted Cargo Carrier Box # TH682 is confirmed to fit the factory cross bars of your 2012 Chevy Equinox even with the antenna behind the cross bars. This box is short enough in length and should not interfere with your antenna. I attached a review video for this product for you to check out also.
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  • Karrite Expedition Replacement Mounting Hardware Recommendation
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  • Availability of Replacement U-bolts for the Thule Sidekick Roof Mount Cargo Box, # TH682
  • Yes, we do now carry the replacement u-bolts for the Thule Sidekick Roof Mount Cargo Box, # TH682. You will need Replacement U-Bolt (Qty 1) for Thule Sidekick Cargo Box, # TH02943. These u-bolts are sold in a quantity of 1.
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  • Roof Rack and Cargo Box Recommendations for a 2013 Hyundai Accent Hatchback
  • The first thing you are going to want to do is install a roof rack on your 2013 Hyundai Accent hatchback. I have included a link to the options for you. I recommend going with a Thule rack using the following parts: Load Bars, # THLB50 Foot pack, # TH460 Fit Kit, # THKIT3068 The largest box you can add and have little to no interference with the rear hatch is the Sidekick # TH682. There are other roof racks and boxes that will fit but that could lead to hatch interference....
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  • Will Roof Rack Cargo Box TH682 Fit a 2005 Nissan Armada
  • I did some research on your vehicle, and it looks like your 2005 Nissan Armada should have a total length around 17 feet, and a width around 6-1/2 feet. The # TH682 cargo box measures 54 inches long by 25 inches wide by 15-1/2 inches tall, so you should have no problem using this box on your vehicle. Your Armada should have come from the factory with one of two roof rack styles: a full factory roof rack, or tracks that run along the length of the roof. The box would attach directly...
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  • Roof Rack and Cargo Box Recommendations for a 2006 Land Rover LR3
  • In my opinion, the bars that will look the most OEM and offer a variety of accessory options are the Thule Aero Blade bars. These Thule bars offer 90 percent less wind noise and 55 percent less drag than other bars. The elliptical blade-like shape is more like what you would see in an OEM application. Check out the link I provided that has all of the available roof racks with Aeroblade bars that will work on your vehicle. You will need to select the style of your vehicle. All current...
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  • Would the Thule Sidekick Cargo Box fit Factory Crossbars of a 2015 Subaru Outback Wagon
  • The Thule Sidekick Cargo Box part # TH682 that you referenced has been confirmed to fit crossbars that are less than 3-3/4 inches in width and are between 23-5/8" and 32-1/16" apart measured on center. If the crossbars of your 2015 Subaru Outback Wagon are compatible with those dimensions the box would work great for you. Check out the review video I attached for more info.
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  • Roof Mounted Cargo Box for 2009 Mercedes 450GL with 4 Inch Wide OE Crossbars
  • I have edited a photo for you showing the relevant dimensions of the U-Bolt for the Thule Sidekick. As you can see, the U-bolt will not be large enough to fit around your 4 inch wide crossbars. I spoke with my Thule representative and unfortunately, it seems that none of their cargo boxes would be compatible with a crossbar that wide. I then spoke with my contact at Yakima, who tells me that their mounting systems will work with your crossbars. The Yakima RocketBox Pro 12, part...
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  • Fit Thule Sidekick Roof Mounted Cargo Box # TH682 On 2005 Honda Pilot
  • If your 2005 Honda Pilot has a factory roof rack with cross bars that run side to side, then the Thule Sidekick Cargo Box, # TH682, will fit. If you just have side rails that run front to back and no cross bars, you will first need to add Thule Custom Fit Roof Rack, # TH45058. This will add cross bars and you can then use the cargo box. I have included a link to the installation details below. If you do not have side rails or cross bars (a naked roof), you will need to add a Yakima...
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  • Fit of Thule Sidekick Roof Mounted Cargo Box # TH682 On 2008 Ford Escape
  • If your 2008 Ford Escape has a factory roof rack with cross bars that run side to side, then the Thule Sidekick Roof Mounted Cargo Carrier Box, # TH682, is one of the boxes that will fit your vehicle. If your Escape just has factory rails that run front to back, you will first need to add Thule Complete Crossroad Kit with 50 inch Long Bars and Locks, # TH45050. You can then add the cargo box. I have included a link to a video review of the Crossroad Kit and Bars and the installation...
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  • Will the Thule Roof Cargo Carrier # TH682 Work on my 2005 Lexus RX 330
  • As long as the bar spread between the tracks on your 2005 Lexus RX 330 is 23-5/8 inches to 32-1/16 inches, the Cargo Box, part # TH682, will fit. The sidekick also requires 14-3/8 inch mounting width on the cross bars and 7-1/2 inches of clearance from the rear of your vehicle to the back of the box. If your vehicle does not have cross bars I would recommend the Thule Roof Rack For 2005 Lexus RX330, part # TH450R, # THRAB47. I included links to video reviews of the Sidekick and the...
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  • Recommend Roof Cargo Box for a 2007 Toyota Highlander with Moon Roof and Spoiler
  • According to the Thule Fit Guide, the Sidekick part # TH682 will fit the factory roof rack with cross bars on your 2007 Highlander. It is 54 inches long if you want to double check to make sure it will not hit the rear spoiler. You should be able to use your moon roof, but it would be significantly noisier since there will be air turbulence at the nose of the box.
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  • Cargo Box Recommendations for a 2012 Mini Countryman
  • If you have cross bars that run from one side of your roof to the other there are several cargo boxes that are confirmed to fit your 2012 Mini Countryman including the Thule Sidekick # TH682 that you referenced. If you do not have a roof rack I would recommend the following products to have a complete roof rack: Thule Aeroblade Load Bars # THARB47 Thule Podium Footback # TH460R Thule Fit Kit # THKIT4020 Here are a couple other cargo boxes that are confirmed to fit your vehicle...
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  • Parts Needed for Installation of a Roof Rack Cargo Box on a 2009 Volkswagen Passat Sedan
  • The Thule Sidekick is recommended as a fit for your 2009 VW Passat sedan. Since you have a sunroof, you will need to be careful when opening it with any roof mount accessories, like the cargo box, installed. You may find that with some accessories you cannot open the sun roof. The Thule Rapid Traverse roof rack would be a great choice for your Passat Sedan. It consists of AeroBlade load bars, # THARB53, a Rapid Traverse Foot Pack, # TH480R, and Roof-Rack Fit Kit, # THKIT1592. We...
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