Alright, today on a 2011 Volkswagen Touareg, we're going to do a test fit of the Thule Roof Rack System using the Crossroads Foot Packs and AeroBlade bars. We're going to take the front crossbar and place it onto the vehicle. You want to check your owner's manual, check the weight limitation and the proper spacing for the measurement for your crossbars. We'll start by squaring them up with a non-point on the roof rack and then we'll move from there to the leading edge of the foot pack, then we'll go ahead and tighten it down. The foot pack comes with a tool to tighten them down and when you're down, it will store inside the foot pack. Put the front bar tightened down, we'll get and install the rear bar.
We'll place it on top of the vehicle and we'll measure out the front one to make sure everything was properly placed. The dimension from the center of the front bar to the center of the rear bar will vary depending on the type of rack you'll be putting on top of your crossbars. Well use the same procedure we used to tighten the front crossbar onto the rear crossbar. Ok, with that, our roof rack is installed and there you have it for the Thule AeroBlade Bars and Rapid Crossroads Foot Packs on our 2011 Volkswagen Touareg.