Today we are going to show you part number TH857 from Thule. This is their Caravan Cargo Bag Carrier. This carrier bag has a storage capacity of 13 cubic feet, and this will mount to virtually any rooftop cargo rack, either aftermarket or factory installed. We will cover some of the features of this bag.
It will mount to any cargo rack with these tie-down straps right here - you have one, two, and two on the other side. That will hold it down to the cargo rack. And this is actually designed to fit in between the cargo bars sitting on top of the roof itself. The front of the bag also features two straps that go over the entire bag itself, stitched to the top and also stitched down to the bottom, which also converts into a nice, easy-to-use carrying handle, so you can carry the bag fully loaded to take it on and off the vehicle. And these are the buckles that you disconnect so you can get to the lid of the bag. And it is zippered right here and is covered up so that makes a weatherproof seal. All right, as you can see it also comes with its own storage bag itself. Roll it up and fold it up and it fits nice in its own little storage case and keep it out of the way until you are ready to use it again.
As you can see here we have got a Thule Caravan installed on top of a roof rack here. Now, typically with your light stuff, you can go ahead and load the bag up first and then put it up on the roof. However, if you have got some heavy material, it probably would be a better idea to put the roof bag on first and then load up your materials. Once you have that done, again, like we showed you before about the buckles that strap it down in place. So they just go around the factory bar here or any other aftermarket bar. And they simply buckle into place. We will simply tuck that back underneath there. And, if possible, bring it through to the back side of it and take up a little of the extra slack. And then you go ahead and do the same thing for the front of the vehicle. Just tuck that underneath the bag and going toward the front of the vehicle. And with that your bag is strapped in. It will not go anywhere. And the main thing also you want to make sure of is that - this is the front of the bag, the part that does not have the zipper - you want that facing the wind. And this is the zipper right here, and this is the covering for the zipper. To make sure it is weatherproof, go ahead and make sure that these Velcro straps are installed in place so it will not go anywhere. And there you have it for part number TH857, the Caravan Cargo Bag Carrier.