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Mounting Adapters for Surco Safari Rack 5.0 Rooftop Cargo Basket - Thule Roof Rack

Mounting Adapters for Surco Safari Rack 5.0 Rooftop Cargo Basket - Thule Roof Rack

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Mount your Safari 5.0 roof-mounted cargo carrier to your vehicle with these adapters. Brackets clamp to the crossbars of your Thule roof rack. 1-833-496-1390 to order Surco Products accessories and parts part number SPT400 or order online at Free expert support on all Surco Products products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Mounting Adapters for Surco Safari Rack 5.0 Rooftop Cargo Basket - Thule Roof Rack. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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Surco Products Accessories and Parts - SPT400

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Mount your Safari 5.0 roof-mounted cargo carrier to your vehicle with these adapters. Brackets clamp to the crossbars of your Thule roof rack.


  • Attach your Surco Safari 5.0 rooftop cargo basket to your Thule roof-rack crossbars
  • Install quickly and easily
  • Includes 4 clamp-on brackets
  • Made in USA
  • 90-Day warranty

Note: This adapter is not compatible with Thule Thule RapidAero, AeroBlade, or WingBar Load Bars.

T400 Surco Adapters for Safari Racks with Thule Roof Racks

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

Video Transcript for Surco Safari Rack 5.0 Rooftop Cargo Basket Review

Today, we're going to be reviewing the Surco Safari Rack 5.0 Rooftop Cargo Baskets. These come in a variety of different sizes ranging anywhere from 45 inches wide to 65 inches wide and 50 inches long to 100 inches long. Today, the specific one we're going to be working with is part number SPS4560, it's a 60-inch by 45-inch basket. Now to see the variety of sizes, you can check out our website at The Surco Safari 5.0 Rooftop Cargo Basket is going to be a great addition to have. It's going to allow you to free up room from inside your vehicle making more room for passengers or pets. It can also take care of hauling some of that nasty or dirty gear that you may have whether it's wet or muddy, it's going to keep it out of your vehicle and now it's on top of your roof. The Surco line of Rooftop Cargo Baskets are going to offer a weight capacity of 250 pounds.

It's got a really nice floor design with the panels and the crossbars which is going to support whatever it is that you have to load in here. This is going to be made from a lightweight aluminum construction, but yet it's very strong and very durable. It's going to feature 3/4 inch square tubing, also making it very easy to get a tie down strap, bungee cord, or a ratchet strap with a hook around the outer wall. This basket features a durable black powder coat finish to help it stand up well against rust and corrosion. Now that we've gone over a few features, we're going to go ahead and show you how to install the Surco Safari Basket onto our roof rack. This rooftop basket is available in a variety of fits for your roof rack system, it's going to fit a square bar system which is what we are working with today.

It will fit a round bar system and a factory roof rack system. Now, we've already got the basket positioned the way that we want on our roof rack system. The kit's going to include these baskets that fit over the side rail here on the basket. We simply need to line those up with our roof rack crossbars. It's going to come with these U-bolts that go around the underside of the bars and then we simply tighten those on by installing the included nuts. Now the hardware is going to be supplied with the kit. The baskets can be purchased with just the baskets and no kit, or they can be kitted together to include the fit kit.

Once we have these loosely installed, we can go ahead and tighten them down. We are going to be using a socket wrench with a long socket on it today and the size is going to 7/16 of an inch. Now, I always like to make sure that it's tightened down evenly on both sides. All right, with this bracket tight, we'll repeat that same process for the other three. Surco offers some additional accessories that are going to be sold separately, but the accessories include a light mounting bracket, part number SPLT100; spare tire carrier, part number SPST100; a hi-lift jack carrier, part number SP1108; and an axe and shovel carrier, part number SPAX100. That's going to complete today's review of the Surco Safari Rack 5.0 Rooftop Cargo Baskets.



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  • Nut Size of Mounting Adapters for Surco Safari Rack 5.0 Rooftop Cargo Basket SPT400
    The size of the nuts that come with the Surco adapter part # SPT400 is 1/4-20.
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  • What is the U-Bolt Diameter in the Mounting Adapters for Surco Safari Rack, # SPT400
    I went out to the warehouse and pulled the Mounting Adapters for Surco Safari Rack, # SPT400. The u-bolts measure 1-7/16 inches from inner edge to inner edge. You could potentially flex the u-bolts to accommodate a 1-1/2 inch diameter bar but the included brackets would maintain that smaller measurement because that cannot really be flexed. I made a short video for you as well.
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  • Can a Surco Safari Roof Mount Basket Mount to the Swagman Roamer Roof Rack
    Once the 2 sections of the cross bars are put together, each have is approximately 42 inches long. The one that appears longer has a smaller section that fits inside the other bar so I do not count that in the overall length. Once put together the bars are 84-5/16 inches long. The Surco mounting adapter # SPT400 would be the closest match. The U-bolts in this kit are wide enough to fit around the 1-3/16 inch wide bars in the roof rack kit. Be sure that you check the camper manual for...
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  • Will a Surco Safari Roof Mount Basket Fit a SportRack Frontier Roof Rack on a 2011 Hyundai Sonata
    On the SportRack square bars on roof rack # SR1002 you would need to use an adapter, # SPT400, to mount the Safari basket. If you already use these adapter on your Santa Fe then you will not need to add another set of adapters. The only issue is the SportRack crossbars are 3/4 inches wide and tall and the adapter is meant for the Thule square bars that are slightly larger so you may need a spacer of some kind to take up the slack. Be sure to consult the vehicle owners manual and/or Hyundai...
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  • Correct Adapter to Mount Surco Safari Rack to Square Thule Load Bars
    Surco Safari Rack 5.0 Rooftop Cargo Basket for Thule Roof Racks, # SPS5060-T400, will come with the correct mounting adapter for Thule square crossbars. The mounting adapter alone is # SPT400. Check out the image I attached and the video which both show how the mounting adapter interfaces or mounts to your Thule square crossbars. T400 is actually the same part as # SPT400.
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  • Best Surco Safari Rack 5.0 Rooftop Cargo Basket for a 1995 Land Rover Range Rover
    I spoke to my contact at Surco and they recommend using four crossbars for the Surco Safari Rack 5.0 Rooftop Cargo Basket 84" Long x 50" Wide part # SPS5084. If you only have two crossbars on your 1995 Land Rover Range Rover then the largest basket you would want to use is the Surco Safari Rack 5.0 Rooftop Cargo Basket 60" Long x 50" Wide part # SPS5060. In order to attach this basket to your roof rack then you would want to use the Mounting Adapters part # SPT400 if you have Thule square...
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  • parts Needed to Mount Surco Safari Basket to the Roof of a 2012 Ford E-150
    In order to install the Surco Safari basket # SPS5084 you will need a few items for your 2012 Ford E-150. First you will need rain gutter feet # INSD and bars # INB165. And you will need mounting adapters # SPT400. This set up will allow you to mount Surco basket # SPS5084 to the van roof.
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  • Surco Safari Cargo Basket and Malone Roof Rack for a 1997 Toyota LandCruiser with Factory Side Rails
    The Surco Safari roof rack will fit to your vehicle and the Malone Roof Rack, part # MPG202. You have a couple of options with mounting the basket. The Surco Safari rack I recommend for your vehicle is the 50 x 60 variant, part # SPS5060-1101. This includes an additional kit that will mount to your raised factory rails. This kit includes four clamps that will mount the basket directly to your factory rails that run front to back without actually needing a roof rack. If you're planning...
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  • 2013 Lexus LX 570 Surco Safari Rack 5.0 Rooftop Cargo Basket Installation
    Your Surco Safari Rack 5.0 Rooftop Cargo Basket - 60" Long x 50" Wide # SPS5060 can be mounted on top of Thule square bars with the Mounting Adapters # SPT400, but there isn't a way to mount it directly to your Rapid Crossroad Feet # TH450R. If your Surco Safari came with the universal mounting hardware then you should be able to mount it to your 53" WingBar Evo Crossbars # TH711420, but if you use the Clamp-On Adapters # SP1101 you can mount the cargo basket directly to the raised side...
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  • Surco Safari Rack 5.0 Rooftop Cargo Baskets For a 1999 Chevrolet Tahoe
    You will want to choose a Surco Safari Rack 5.0 Rooftop Cargo Basket based on how much available roof line you are wanting to cover and what size gear you need to carry on your 1999 Chevy Tahoe. Since your Tahoe was made in a 2-door and a 4-door version you may be limited on length as well. 50" Long X 45" Wide # SPS4550 60" Long X 45" Wide # SPS4560 50" Long X 50" Wide # S5050 60" Long X 50" Wide # SPS5060 72" Long X 50" Wide # S5072 84" Long X 50" Wide # SU87VR The Clamp-On Adapters...
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