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Replacement Latch for SportRack Explorer Cargo Box

Replacement Latch for SportRack Explorer Cargo Box

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SportRack Accessories and Parts - 03347

  • Roof Box
  • Latches
  • SportRack


  • Replacement latch for SportRack Explorer Cargo Box
  • Also fits Karrite Cargo Carrier #7251, and Sears X Cargo Box
  • Includes 1 latch



03347 SportRack Replacement Latch





Video of Replacement Latch for SportRack Explorer Cargo Box

Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for Review of SportRack Replacement Parts - Roof Box Latch Clamp - 03347

Today we'll be taking a quick look at the replacement latch for SportRider Explorer Cargo Box. Now, this can also fit a couple different cargo box styles including the Karrite Cargo Carrier #7251, and the Sears X Cargo Box, but we've also had customers tell us that this fits some of the other boxes out there, from either the early aughts or 90's, so it seems to be a pretty universal size. It's just a plastic latch that's going to replace a broken or missing one on your cargo box, help to keep all your items inside, keep the rain and dust out of your box as much as possible.So, I'm going to go over some measurements with you, just so can get an idea of how big this is, to see if it will fit your box, even if it's not one of those other names we have listed here.So, as far as the total length of this portion of the handle, it's about four inches long. We look at just the total length there. The opening on that top hook is.. let me figure out a away that you can actually see this while I measure it.

It's about 3/8 of an inch wide, so just under half an inch of space there. So, as long as the lip that this is attaching on to, is at or less than 3/8 of an inch, should be good there.From this first mounting hole, to the top of that lip, just to give you a reference point, it's about 2 1/4 inches of space there, or really about 2 1/2 inches. Just to let you know where the mounting point would be, and then how much it's going to clamp down. Whenever it's fully opened, it's about 2 1/2 inches wide. So that's the space going out.The little mounting bracket where you'd actually put in your hardware, that measures about 1 3/4 inches long, or just under that, at about 11/16, 1 11/16.

It's about 5/8, excuse me, it's about 3/4 of an inch, or again about 11/16 of an inch wide. The distance between those two mounting holes is about 5/8, and the diameter on those holes is about 3/16.So, just a few measurements to give you an idea of how big this is. The widest point of that latch, at the bottom there, is about an inch and a quarter. If we have it all folded up, it looks like that, and it's going to pivot out and up, like that, so it will just latch down onto your cargo box.so, pretty easy solution to fix that cargo box. It doesn't come with any hardware, so you will have to pick up some screws on your own.

We also have some other replacement parts available here at etrailer.com for that SportRack Explorer Cargo Box, including the spring hinge, which would be that portion that goes on the side that provides the spring for the opening and closing of the box. You can check that out here at etailer.com, using part number SR03810. That's going to do it for our look at the replacement latch for SportRack Explorer Cargo Box.


Customer Reviews

Replacement Latch for SportRack Explorer Cargo Box - 03347

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (584 Customer Reviews)


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So glad I found this latch replacement. The latch doesn't hook perfect on the lid but strong enough for a good grip. No big issue for me. I called late, after 20:30, not hoping for much. But Emily was so kind and so composed, it was a real pleasure. When searching the system for answers to my questions, she was singing! Thank you Emily for nor transferring me to a robotic melody! And your follow-ups were so reassuring of the whole process. That's what I call a pleasant customer service. I will post a picture of the old latch and the new one. The new latch comes with the hook bracket that can be attached to the bottom part of the box. I will do that later, in warmer days. Thank you again.



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Love it.Perfect wish I would of ordered two. Thick sturdy plastic is the replacement the steel wire is the original.Don’t hesitate to order fits perfect and much better quality. Don’t make same mistake as I did order all of your latches to be replaced!



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First off, etrailer was the only company that gave me any hope of finding a key to fit a Karrite roof box from the early '90s. Thule told me they didn't support the old stuff from a company they acquired, but etrailer responded that there was a good chance the Thule N key of the same number would fit the Karrite lock with a 3 digit code. They were right and I'm back in business. The latches for the explorer box were an exact fit as well. The explorer spring hinges and Adventurer box support plates required some modification to work, but I expected that going in. The only thing that doesn't seem to work is the Thule change key that I added to meet the minimum order for free shipping. The spring hinges are a bit weak for the larger box which likes to distort the lid when it is being opened or closed. They work well at holding the lid open, but I bent one of the arms while closing the lid. At some point I'll reinforce the arms where they are a bit thin near the pivot. Etrailer helped make the old box functional so I didn't have to spend 10x as much for a new one.



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I have an older but in great condition Sears X-Cargo. (see pic) These newer style latches will work, but not directly. To get them to work is a simple matter of drilling two new holes for the screws. I found in order to get a better, tighter fit than I did with the original latches, you'll want to close the latch. Center it in the catch groove on top. Make sure the latch hook is seated properly. And with a slight downward pressure on the lid draw a line around the base that attaches to the bottom of the box. Next extend the latch fully. Line it back up with your pencil marks. And mark the screw holes. I marked the bottom first. Drilled it. Put the screw in then marked the second hole once realigned properly. You may find the new holes down and to one side of the original holes slightly. But the latch base covers them once attached. Personally. I replaced the foam seal on the lid prior to installing the new latch. I also replaced the nuts and bolts with marine grade stainless steel. I also used a gasket sealant on all through holes before reassembly to ensure zero leaks in foul weather. It's better than it was new with the improvements overall. My X-CARGO only needed one latch replaced. I bought two. I only replaced one with this newer style. The reason is, the original style has a provision for a small lock. These new style latches do not. I keep the second new style in a small baggy taped to the inside, just incase it's needed. I'm happy overall. My X-CARGO box is better than new, and lacks only the X-Cargo sticker to be completely refurbished. ETrailer was quick to deliver. And very courteous when I called. Ordering was simple.



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The hinges are a little different size from my originals but close enough that they look like they will work fine.


Comments
Fine so far but due to COVID travel restrictions the trailer I replaced the hinge on hasn’t been out of my garage. I won’t know the quality and durability until the trailer gets on the road again.
Ron - 09/29/2021


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Thank you for helping us quickly bring new life to a hand-me-down cargo carrier. Super fast, easy shipping. The only place where we could easily find the replacement parts we needed.



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broke the latch while storing the trunk; did a search for a replacement and surprise! Etrailer once again saves the day. Fast shipping and great prices!



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I was very surprised to find a source that could keep this car top carrier operational. Without the end latch’s , I would not be able use this type of carrier in the back of my pickup truck. I know form experience that strapping it together does not work if it is raining.



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Thank you for the prompt shipment of the exact latch that I needed for my old Yakima box.



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I’m so glad I found etrailer. They had a rare part I had been looking for and were able to ship it to me in 3 days. Excellent work!



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This was a hard to find latch. Etrailer came through and although it took over a month I was happy to find the correct replacement.



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worked just perfect and was identical to original. about a 10 min task to replace both front and rear latches which had broken over time.



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Exact replacement for a broken one on my vintage Sears X-Cargo hard shell car top carrier.



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The latch was received in perfect condition and works great. Easy to install and super product for our aged Sears X-Cargo car top carrier.



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This was my 2nd order from etrailer and I am very satisfied with the products. I will soon be placing another order and I expect that it will be of equal quality.



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This latch made my cargo carrier completely close... even I need to drill another hole but it fits perfect after all... attached pictures even my original latch that is closing the front side.... thanks for your product



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Fits perfectly! Very easy installation! Exactly what I needed, ordered, and received! Thank you.



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Latch looks very well made. The design has been changed slightly to make the point that failed on mine significantly stronger.



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Exact replacement for a very old part. Showed up very quickly.



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Worked good, easy to install



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I wish you had included the mounting hardware, the old hardware was rusted beyond use.



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Perfect replacement part!



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It's good product. Good quality.


Comments
Still strong like new
Canales C - 05/18/2021


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Perfect replacement for a latch that is no longer available. I used top hole of new latch with factory top hole in box. Had to drill a new hole for bottom because it was off a 1/2 a hole on bottom. Minor clearancing. Took longer to find drill bit and drill than it did to team hole.



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They fit perfectly and did exactly what they were supposed to to!


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