Today on this 2011 Toyota Sienna we are going to show you a Thule Crossroad roof rack system. The Thule Crossroad system is designed to attach to vehicles with factory raised side rails. It utilizes a steel band that is coated in rubber that wraps around the side rails. Once you have the roof rack system assembled, lay the first crossbar over the side rails. Once we have our crossbar in position, we will make sure that the bar is overhanging on either side evenly. Once we have made sure that the overhang is even on both sides, we can go ahead and begin tightening down our crossbar system. Take the steel band, pull it underneath the side rail and push it in to the crossroad foot. Take the cap with the built in Allen key and begin to tighten the clamp. We will move back and forth from driver side to passenger side to make sure we tighten down the system evenly. As we tighten the Allen head bolt, not only does it pull the steel band tight around the side rails but it also locks the Crossroad feet on to the crossbars. 1:02
Once we have both sides of our crossbar tightened down, we will go ahead and repeat the same process for the second crossbar. Once we have tightened down both crossbars, our installation is complete. The maximum crossbar spread allowable for this roof rack system is 38 inches from the center of the front crossbar to the center of the rear crossbar. You can use this information when shopping for rood mounted accessories to make sure you find one that is compatible. Today we used 58 inch long crossbars. If you need longer bars, it is recommended that you do not exceed the width of the vehicle at the mirrors. The width of our 2011 Sienna is 89 inches from mirror to mirror. So we want to make sure that if we need bigger bars, we do not exceed that measurement. With the Thule Crossroad feet, you can also add lock cores to secure the feet and crossbars to your vehicle. That does it for the Thule Crossroad roof rack system on our 2011 Toyota Sienna.