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2014 Subaru Forester Roof Rack

Roof Rack Includes:

Thule Square Load Bars - Steel - 50" - Qty 2
Thule Crossroad Roof Mounted Roof Railing Foot Pack


Part Numbers: THLB50, TH450

Price:$294.90

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Thule Square Load Bars - Steel - 50" - Qty 2
part number: THLB50

These steel load bars attach to Thule roof-rack feet to create a sturdy, convenient roof-mounted rack. Durable plastic coating resists corrosion and provides cushion for your load. Accomodates accessories that clamp around bars.

Features:

  • Load bars work with Thule foot packs to create a roof rack for mounting various accessories
    • Mount a cargo carrier, bike rack, kayak saddles, ski carrier and more
      • Racks and accessories must clamp around crossbars
  • Standard, square load bars are sturdy and offer extreme support
  • Crossbar length can accommodate the following, depending on the types of carriers and accessories used:
    • 1 - 4 Bikes
    • 1 - 2 Kayaks
    • 1 - 8 Pairs of skis
    • 2 - 4 Surfboards
    • 1 Cargo box (with enough room to fit 1 bike beside it)
  • Plastic coating helps to prevent rust and corrosion while providing non-scratch cushion for your load
  • Galvanized steel is strong and durable


Specs:

  • Length: 50"
  • Fits the following Thule foot packs:
    • Crossroad (TH450)
    • Aero (TH400XT)
    • Tracker II (TH430)
    • Low gutter feet (TH300)
    • High gutter feet (TH387)
    • Super-high gutter feet (TH953)
    • Podium (TH460)
  • Weight: 8-1/2 lbs
  • Weight capacity: 165 lbs per pair
  • Quantity: 2 crossbars
  • Lifetime warranty


LB50 Thule Standard Square Steel Cross Bars - 50" Long



Thule Crossroad Roof Mounted Roof Railing Foot Pack
part number: TH450

Transform your vehicle's factory installed rails into flexible, multipurpose rack system with adapters. Rubber coated steel clamping straps provide maximum security and unmatched strength while protecting existing rails from surface damage.

Features:
  • Mounting system adjusts to clamp securely to existing raised side rails of roof rack
    • Maximum rack strength and custom fit provided by rubber coated steel strap of foot
    • Integrated rubber lining on bottom of foot keeps existing rails fully protected from surface damage
  • Design and style of foot complement all vehicles
  • Easily mount and remove feet with the integrated tool
  • Optional One Key System Locks are available to secure the foot pack to the factory rails
    • Requires 4 lock cylinders
  • Includes 4 endcaps for load bars
Specs:
  • For use with Thule square load bars (#s THLB50, THLB58, THLB65 and THLB78).
  • Also available in half pack (# TH4502).

Thule Crossroad-Roof Rack Mounting System

Turn the factory installed raised rails on your vehicle into a versatile, multipurpose rack system. The iron grip of the Crossroad, provided for by the flexible steel clamping strap, allows for unmatched strength and security when mounting carriers to the roof of your vehicle. Whether you are biking, boating, skiing, or packing up for a well-deserved weekend away, this mounting system is perfect for safely transporting whatever you need to your next destination.


Crossroad foot installed

Thule Crossroad adapters strap on to the factory roof rack.


tightening the strap around the factory raised side rail

The strap is tightened by turning a screw hidden behind a lockable door.




450 Thule Crossroad Roof Mounted Roof Railing Foot Pack





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Video Transcript for Thule Crossroad Roof Rack Installation - 2013 Subaru Forester

Today on our 2013 Subaru Forester well be test fitting the Thule Square Load Bars Roof Rack System using the 50-inch bars, part number thlb50, and the Thule Crossroad Roof Mounted Roof Railing Foot Pack, part number th450. With a factory side rail system on our vehicle, well begin by placing our first bar directly onto the front part of our roof. Well set the foot packs on top of the side bars and make sure that the arrow indicator on each foot pack is in line with the center of the side rail. To ensure that our foot packs at the front are in line with each other, well pick a fixed point on the side rails and measure to the center of the foot pack. Well do this on both sides of the vehicle. Well fit the rubber-coated steel strap around the side rail back into the foot pack.

Then well use the included tool to tighten it in place. Once we have it tight, we can slide the tool back into the foot pack and it also works as a cover. Well do this for both sides of our vehicle. Once we have the front tight, we can then grab our rear bar and place it onto the rear part of our roof. In the instructions it states that we must have a minimum load bar spread of 24 inches.

Well be setting ours at 30 inches today. Well make sure that the arrow indicators on the foot packs are in line with the center of our side rails, and then make sure the straps go around the side rails and back into the foot pack using the included tool to tighten it down. Well slide the tool back into the foot pack and with that our Thule Square Bar Roof Rack System is installed and were ready to go. That completes todays test fit of the Thule Square Bar Roof Rack System using part numbers thlb50, and th450 on our 2013 Subaru Forester.




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  • Weight Capacity of Roof Rack on a 2004 Hyundai Santa Fe Carrying Two Kayaks
  • My wife and I just bought a 2004 Hyundai Santa Fe that has the factory rails that run front to back. The limit of those is 75 pounds just like on yours, and I remember thinking, wow, that is not very much. Adding cross bars will not increase the capacity of the rails even if the cross bars themselves might be able to carry more weight. Even if this is the case, you will still be limited to the 75 pounds. If you were to add the recommended cross bars, # Y00408, and the Towers, # Y00138,
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  • What Roof Rack for 2014 Honda CR-V with Factory Side Rails Can Use 72-Inch Thule Square Load Bars
  • The width of your 2014 Honda CR-V measured from the outside edges of the two side mirrors is 71 inches. For safety reasons it is not recommended to use crossbars that are substantially wider than the roof line itself. If you were to mount your 72-inch Thule square load bars onto compatible rack feet the crossbars would extend out from each side of the roof enough to pose a potential hazard. The longest crossbars recommended for your CR-V are 50-inches but since it is possible to cut
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  • Kayak Carriers for a 2008 Subaru Outback Wagon with Factory Roof Rack
  • The 100 pound capacity on the 2008 Subaru Outback Wagon most likely refers to the system as a whole. In all probability they took the lowest rated component in the system, either the roof, the side rails, or the crossbars, and went by that rating for the whole system. You may be able to find the capacity of each separate component in the owners manual or by contacting a dealership. But even if you were to add different crossbars like the Thule Load Bars, # THLB50, Thule still states
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  • Will Thule Square Load Bars Fit a 2003 Honda Civic and Accept T-Slot Bike Rack
  • The Thule load bars can fit your Civic with the correct foot pack and fit kit, but the crossbars on this roof rack do not have the T-slots that accept the T-slot accessories. This roof rack uses square crossbars that will accept most clamp on roof rack accessories. If you are needing a roof rack that uses crossbars with T-slots I would recommend the Rhino Rack 2500 Series Roof Rack with Aero Crossbars, part # DA118B, and the Rhino Rack Custom DK Clamps, part # DK009. This roof rack will
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  • Roof Rack Recommendations for a 2002 Saab 9-3, 5-Door Hatchback
  • For a 2002 Saab 9-3, 5-Door, I have included a link to the racks that will fit. For a Thule rack, you can use the following parts: Thule Square Load Bars, # THLB50 Thule Traverse Roof-Rack Foot Pack, # TH480 Thule Roof-Rack Fit Kit, # THKIT1003
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  • Recommendation for Kayak Carrier for 2010 Honda CR-V
  • I spoke with my contacts at Thule and Yakima and both said their kayak carriers max out at 75 pounds. Since you have an 84 pound kayak that is 14-1/2 feet long I recommend going with the Universal Foam Block Rooftop Kayak Carrier # Y04053. These are cost effective and come with bow and stern tie downs to secure the kayak to your vehicle. This carrier works with naked roofs so you will not need a roof rack. You will want to consult the owner's manual for your Honda CR-V to make sure
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  • Recommended Options For Carrying 4 Bikes On 2014 Volkswagen Jetta SportsWagen
  • We do have some options for you to be able to carry 4 bikes on your 2014 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen, but due to the towing capacity of your vehicle they cannot be carried on a 4-bike hitch mounted carrier. You will want to check the owner's manual or with the dealership to see what the towing and tongue weight capacities are for your SportWagen. With the hitches that are available for your vehicle all being Class l, the maximum bikes you can carry on a hitch is 2. There are a few options
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  • Rooftop Cargo Carrier for Use With Skis on 2010 Toyota Matrix With Naked roof
  • Cargo carriers come in several varieties, including waterproof soft fabric bags that can mount on a bare roof as well as cargo boxes. In order to install an enclosed cargo box you will first need to have a roof rack on your Matrix. All roof racks for your Matrix can be seen on the link provided. A great cost-effective option from Thule is their Traverse System consisting of parts # THLB50, # TH480 and # THKIT1512. I've linked an installation video for you. With a rack like this in place
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  • Parts Needed to Install a Roof Rack on a 2000 Audi S4
  • The part numbers that you listed are everything you will need to install the Thule Traverse roof rack on your 2000 Audi S4. The 50 inch Square Load Bars, # THLB50, the Traverse Foot Pack, # TH480, and the Fit Kit, # THKIT1019, make up the entire roof rack. The only additional items that you will need are roof mounted accessories. If you are interested in adding a roof bike rack, kayak carrier or cargo box, I would be happy to recommend a product for your needs.
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  • Roof Rack Recommendation for a 2011 Kia Sportage
  • For a roof rack compatible for your 2011 Kia Sportage with a naked roof I would recommend the following products: Yakima Round Bars # Y00409 Q99 Q Clips # Y00699 Q83 Q Clips # Y00683 Yakima Q Towers # Y00124 Regardless if you have flush rails or a totally naked roof the above mentioned roof rack components will work for you.
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  • Roof Rack to Carry Ladders on the Roof of a 2011 Mitsubishi Outlander ES with Side Rails
  • I will be happy to help and I think I have just the thing for you. Since you will be using the roof rack to carry ladders you will not need a fancy roof rack. I recommend a Thule square bar roof rack for your 2011 Mitsubishi Outlander ES. You will need load bars # THLB50, and Crossroad foot pack # TH450. Then you could add load stops, # TH503, to keep the ladders from sliding on the bars. Then just use some ratchet straps such as # 34413 and you'll be set! Be sure to consult the vehicle
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  • Roof Rack and Boat Carrier Recommendation for Mercedes Benz 2008 R320
  • The covers for the fixed points on your 2008 Mercedes Benz R320 will just pop off. If you are looking for the best roof rack possible for your vehicle that will be the quietest around and offer the least amount of gas mileage loss you would want the Thule Aeroblade system. This is a better rack that the MB rack and will cost considerably less. The roof rack consists of the Thule AeroBlade Aluminum Crossbars, # THARB47, the Podium Foot Pack, # TH460R, and the Fit Kit, # THKIT3038. For
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  • Crossbars And Carrier For 4 Kayaks On 2001 Ford Focus Wagon
  • For your 2001 Ford Focus Wagon with the factory side rails I recommend the Thule Crossroad Roof Rack. This includes 50 inch square steel crossbars and the side rail foot pack to give you a sturdy roof rack system on your Focus.To order this system you will need part # THLB50 and part # TH450. The Thule Stacker, part # TH830 would work well with this roof rack system. This system attaches to the crossbars, and allows you to be able to carry up to 4 kayaks at one time. For additional
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  • Are Slots On Roof Of 2002 Jaguar X-Type Sedan Used To Mount Roof Rack
  • I spoke with my contact at Thule about your 2002 Jaguar X-Type Sedan. The Thule Traverse Roof Rack is a fit for your vehicle. It attaches to the door jambs of your car and they told me that it does not use the 4 places you referenced in your question. To order this kit you will need to order 3 different numbers. You would order part # THLB50, part # TH480, and part # THKIT1229. This will give you the 50 inch square steel load bars, the foot pack, and the kit that contains the custom-designed
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  • Roof Rack Options for a 2011 Ford Flex
  • If you have factory installed side rails that run front to back on your 2011 Ford Flex you would just need Thule Square Load Bars # THLB58 and you would have a complete roof rack system combined with the Thule Cross Road Foot Pack # TH450 that you currently have. If you do not have factory raised side rails you will need the following items, Thule Square Load Bars # THLB58, Thule Traverse Roof-Rack Foot Pack # TH480, Thule Roof-Rack Fit Kit for Traverse Foot Packs # THKIT1518. I attached
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  • Single Replacement Thule Crossroad Roof Mounted Roof Railing Foot Pack
  • Thule does offer single foot pack # 753-3399-02 which is for the Thule Rapid Aero Crossroad Roof Mount Rail # TH450 that you referenced.
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  • How to Install a Yakima Roof Rack on a Jeep Wrangler with Body Armor 2 inch Diameter Roof Rack
  • Body Armor actually makes a product that we do not carry that would adapt the rack you have on your Wrangler to a Yakima rack. The part number is BA 5125. It requires you to use the following Yakima products: Yakima Control Towers # Y00212 LandingPad 6 for Yakima Control Towers # Y00226 To determine how long of a cross bar you would need I would measure the distance between the Body Armor rails. I attached a page that has all of the Yakima round bars available for you to check out
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  • Does the Thule Crossroads Roof Rack for 2013 Toyota 4Runner Require Locks be Added
  • The Thule Crossroads Roof Rack for the 2013 Toyota 4Runner, consisting of parts # THLB58 and # TH450, is a correct fit for your 4Runner as long as it has factory installed side rails that run front to back. This rack system does not include locks, so to secure it to your 4Runner you will also need to purchase Thule's One-Key System Lock Cylinders # TH544. if you have other Thule rack-mount accessories you can order a larger lock set like # TH596 to enable them all to be operated with
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  • Roof Rack Cross Bar Recommendation for a 2005 Pontiac Montana SV6 with Factory Raised Rails
  • Yes, the Thule Crossroad Roof Mounted Roof Railing Foot Pack # TH450 would work well on your 2005 Pontiac Montana SV6, with factory raised rails that run front to back. Along with the raised rail foot pack you will need a set of 50 inch cross bars, # THLB50 I would recommend going with the Complete Crossroad Kit with 50 inch Long Bars and Locks, # TH45050, which includes locks to secure the bars to the side rails. We have a video installation for this item that should be helpful, see
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Customer Reviews

Thule Square Load Bars - Steel - 50" - Qty 2 - THLB50

Average Customer Rating:  ratingratingratingratingrating4.7 out of 5 stars   (37 Customer Reviews)

These steel load bars attach to Thule roof-rack feet to create a sturdy, convenient roof-mounted rack. Durable plastic coating resists corrosion and provides cushion for your load. Accomodates accessories that clamp around bars.


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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Jerry G09/19/2013

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I already had an "older" Thule roof/bike rack, purchased for a 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee, then used on a 2010 Hyundai Elantra Touring (this was the roof rack with the "strapped-on to roof rails" feet, and the bike carriers with the cantilevered, front fork-secured, mechanism). My new 2013 Hyundai Elantra GT does NOT have roof rails, thus the need for this new Thule package consisting of: 1) TH460 - Thule Podium Roof Mounted Foot Pack for Square Load Bars, 2) THKIT3068 - Thule Fit Kit for Podium Syle Foot Pack and 3) THLB50 - Thule Square Load Bars - Steel - 50" - Qty 2. MY plan was to "re-use" the pair of "older" Thule bike carriers. Etrailer's online info was excellent. The installation videos (although not for this identical package on the same vehicle as mine - but the 2012 Honda CRV's roof-mounting system is very close to the Hyundai's) were even MORE excellent! The box arrived on-time. The components were all there, and undamaged. The installation instructions were clear and concise... even for these 67 year-old eyes/mind! My "older" Thule bike carriers fit PERFECTLY... the new load bars are identical to my old ones (the only reason I needed new ones was I'd "cut down" the old ones when I moved the rack from the Grand Cherokee to the Elantra Touring, and now they were ~2" too short!!!). We tow the car behind our motorhome and we've found the Thule roof-mounted products to be excellent for our needs... holding up to three bikes on the top of our "dinghy". Dealing with the folks at Etrailer.com was a very pleasant experience! 100578






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Amy S.05/29/2014

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Got our order for this roof rack system and CRV fit kit in a timely manner and even had the etrailer team contact us both when there was a small delay on our fit kit coming in as well as when everything actually shipped out! Assembly was super easy and straight forward. The husband worked on prepping the car while I assembled the bars to the towers and then we worked together to affix everything to the car. All in all, it took us maybe 30 minutes to complete installation. Doing it alone might take 45 and is very doable. My only gripe would be the actual footers on the fit kit. The plastic pieces looked like they were supposed to snap in somewhere but just wiggled around in the mounting gaps until we actually tightened them down. They also seemed to be a bit of an awkward fit on the existing plastic rails, but again, once tightened look fine. I was slightly worried they would crack when tightening just because the plastic isn't very thick, but no problems so far! We're only one week after installation now, but love the look of them on the car, haven't noticed any extra noise while driving, and are excited for the first kayak trip this weekend to actually use them! 133284






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Sorry for the slow response. We only installed the crossbars this passed weekend. They were very easy to install, as soon as I took the instructions away from my brother. I think they look very nice on the car, but his wife doesn't like them, so we'll be taking them off and putting them on every time we go kayaking. I have my opinions about that situation which I'll keep to myself. I've attached pics of both a front and a back view. 139637






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The Thule system was installed on my 2005 Dodge Dakota extended cab by myself, in a very short time. It works awesome. Thanks for a great product! 19397






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: John10/08/2011

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Great service provided here are etrailer.com. I am very happy with my order. I ordered the product on Monday at like 11:00AM and chose the free 5-7 day shipping. They gave me 3-5 day shipping for free and had the product shipped out that day!!! I got it on Thursday with everything I order. There were no issues with anything. They emailed me like 1 hour after the product arrived to make sure everything was good. I would definitely buy here again, and refer my friends to etrailer.com. 25272






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Bob S.01/14/2012

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ETrailer web site made product selection simple, delivery was even faster than expected, and they kept me informed of order progress via e-mail from start to finish. Thule roof rack system fit perfectly and was easy to assemble and install. Haven't used Rightline cargo bag yet, but construction and materials appear to be robust and well-designed. Overall an outstanding experience. 29728






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Bob S.01/14/2012

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ETrailer web site made product selection simple, delivery was even faster than expected, and they kept me informed of order progress via e-mail from start to finish. Thule roof rack system fit perfectly and was easy to assemble and install. Haven't used Rightline cargo bag yet, but construction and materials appear to be robust and well-designed. Overall an outstanding experience. 29727






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Geoff08/18/2012

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These roof rack bars are easy to use and put on/take off the car - I got them for a Subaru Outback. My wife can easily install them, too. (We like to take them off when we don't need them b/c they cause a low whistling sort of sound when you drive.) The delivery was really quick. I am totally satisfield with etrailer and the product I ordered. 52204






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: BK12/14/2012

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My load bars came with a crack in the one of the bars. I called customer service and they indicated they would send me a new set. The customer was very prompt with my request. I hope to receive the new set so I can install and use. 61423






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Dennis S06/19/2013

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Instructions were easy to follow and mounting them was easily done in a few minutes. sturdy and secure-does cause slight wind resistance but that would be any product of this nature. Very pleased and would recommend to others 85238






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Very quick installation and perfect fit. etrailer's shipping was spectacular. I ordered on Tuesday at 11AM and everything arrived on Thursday before 9AM! This was only with the first level shipping upgrade. Great success. 83707






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Geert12/20/2011

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The product was delivered as shown on the website. Parts arrived 1 day earlier than expected. Installation instructions were clear and easy to understand. Installation was quick and simple. Overall an excellent experience 28386






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Bierburner10/06/2011

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Easy to install and great price over the standard VW one for sale. Saved about $100. Recommend it to anyone who has rails that come stock on the vehicle and just need bars. 25174






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Thanks to the great website design I was confident these would work on my Kia Sorrento, and they installed quickly and easily with no problems. 28270






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Joel N.05/31/2012

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Easy to install on a Mazda 5. I liked the kit that eTrailer sells. Don't bother with the overpriced locks from Thule, in my opinion. 42176






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Frank J01/09/2012

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Best buy. The little extra these cost is well worht it for load carrying and the ease of attaching with the square cross section. 29358






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Skye Barcus05/04/2012

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Always a great place to purchase hitches and racks! Good prices and great customer service. 39407






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Jeff05/27/2012

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Received quickly. Got the items out of the box, and had it together in ten minutes. 41800






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Ron S.06/13/2011

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I really like the square bars instead of the round one provided by other makers. 16831






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Andy10/26/2011

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Love it. Came on time (early actually) and fit and finish was top notch. 26172






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: JSJ05/21/2012

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Easy to build and attach, all parts present, and very fast delivery! 41126






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: John F07/20/2012

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Durable product with gripped surface to cutdown on box shifting. 48647






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Larry Wallace04/09/2011

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I unpacked , , , assembled . . . and hit the road Jack! Thanks 11381






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Hugo03/23/2014

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Great so far will be trying out this weekend with 9.5 kayak. 121847






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Kavin09/22/2012

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Very prompt and in perfect condition. Thank you very much! 55509






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Colin01/10/2014

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Got them a little dinged up but hey, it's a roof rack. 112493






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Bill A.01/16/2012

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Excellent product! Put together and installed easily. 29761






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Fred B.08/19/2011

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As advertised & delivery as scheduled. Happy Camper !! 22123






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Mazda5 owner06/25/2013

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Fits fine. Will have to see its durabil ity. 85907






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Bonilla03/01/2011

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Thanks again for the great service. 8159






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: curtis smith03/14/2012

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The racks are working well. 33909






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Chuck H06/23/2011

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Sturdy and easy to assemble. 17784






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Emily s12/27/2012

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It's great. Perfect size 62024






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Sean C.05/11/2011

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Solid and well made. 13458






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Mark Pierson01/27/2011

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AWSOME 6238






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: jeff04/14/2011

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great 11745






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Stefanie B07/09/2014

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Product arrived very quickly and was in excellent condition. I was easily able to follow the instructions and put it on my Subaru Crosstrek. One thing I would recommend is to purchase the locks along with the bars and footpads. I thought the footpads would come with locks, but they do not, so I will have to make another purchase. 140330




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