Replacement Buckle Protector for Thule Roof Mounted Watersport Carriers or Load Straps

Replacement Buckle Protector for Thule Roof Mounted Watersport Carriers or Load Straps

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  • Watersport Carriers
  • Roof Mount Carrier Parts
  • Buckle Protector
  • Thule
This rubber protector - or bumper - slides over the buckle on the stability strap of your Thule roof-mounted watersport carrier or load straps to protect your canoe, kayak, or other cargo from scratches and abrasions during transport. Call 800-298-8924 to order Thule accessories and parts part number 853-5593 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Thule products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Replacement Buckle Protector for Thule Roof Mounted Watersport Carriers or Load Straps. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.


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Thule Accessories and Parts - 853-5593

This rubber protector - or bumper - slides over the buckle on the stability strap of your Thule roof-mounted watersport carrier or load straps to protect your canoe, kayak, or other cargo from scratches and abrasions during transport.


Features:

  • Replaces 1 buckle protector for Thule load straps
    • Often included with Thule roof-mounted watersport carriers
  • Slides over buckle of the stability strap to prevent abrasions and scratches on the surface of your kayak, canoe, or other cargo


Specs:

  • Application: Thule Load Straps (TH523), Thule Rooftop Canoe Carrier (TH579XT), Thule's The Stacker Rooftop Multi-Kayak Carrier (TH830), Thule Hydro Glide Rooftop Kayak Saddles (TH875XT), Thule Rollercoaster Rooftop Kayak Carrier (TH877XT), Thule Set-To-Go Rooftop Kayak Saddles (TH878XT), Thule Hull-A-Port Kayak Carrier (TH835PRO), and Thule Hullavator Rooftop Kayak Carrier (TH897XT)


853-5593 Replacement Buckle Protector for Thule Roof Mounted Watersport Carriers or Load Straps








Customer Reviews

Replacement Buckle Protector for Thule Roof Mounted Watersport Carriers or Load Straps - 853-5593

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (75 Customer Reviews)

This rubber protector - or bumper - slides over the buckle on the stability strap of your Thule roof-mounted watersport carrier or load straps to protect your canoe, kayak, or other cargo from scratches and abrasions during transport.

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These buckle bumpers have saved my windshield & paint. I bought a set for me and a set for a friend as a gift. They fit over strap cam buckles and make loading and strapping safer. When I drop the buckle or toss it over the car, I don’t worry about cracking a window or scratching my paint. I love them and highly recommended them. Also I’m really glad to find etrailer.com for replacement parts. Very professional & fast, easy to use web site & great prices on hard to find parts. Thanks so much! 561782



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This is one great gadget. Got a kayak rack that had 2 straps with these on them. They keep the buckles from hitting/scratching the car. No more paint or glass chips. Bought extra for all other straps. 688264



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Just the parts I needed!! Great service!! Quick processing!!! Keep it up!! Nice to be able to buy just the buckle protector and not have to buy the strap and protector as a set. 680713



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Original product replacement for Thule straps, can be hard to find. Promptly shipped. Thank you. 665741



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Easy to navigate site, found parts quickly, good order interface, nice shipping box. Very satisfied, recommended. 665525



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I have buckle protectors on straps that came with my Thule kayak j-cradles, and had been looking for years for protectors for my other kayak straps. Only e-trailer seems to carry them! I love that the protector completely surrounds the buckle, and that if I need to replace a fraying strap, the protector is interchangeable, easily sliding off the old, then onto the new strap. I highly recommend both the buckle protector and e-trailer! 662569



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Just like the original. 661473



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Fast service and excellent communications. The site has hard-to find items and has excellent tools for locating the correct items for specific car models. Highly recommended. 576395



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Great service, great product and came in right on time! 558922



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These were a replacement purchase. My Thule bumpers where worn out, so ordered a replaced set. Shippping was reasonable and customer services was great. I already recommend this to a friend that needs these. 555396



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look good and protects car when I throw the strap end over the kayak to the other side of car. 554766



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Prompt delivery, notification and customer service. I'll buy from them again! 545147



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Great product to protect my car and my kayak from damage caused by strap buckles. 545123


Comments

Still working great. High quality rubber.

lawrence w - 07/23/2019

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Fair price for these Thule Buckle Protectors, coupled with a reasonable shipping charge. Product arrived promptly & exactly as described. Easy transaction & Excellent service. 542676



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Good quality, protects your paint job. 517813



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I have been looking everywhere for a replacement buckle cover (lost it on a kayaking trip a few years ago) so I was very happy to find this site and the exact part I needed! The price was very reasonable and I received it very quickly. Thank you! 462722



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Fast shipping, exactly what I ordered. 443982



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Thule buckle covers are a perfect fit to my straps. Shipping was very fast. 442973



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It was great to find just this part that we needed. The price was excellent too. Shipping was quick and timely. 438862



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Exactly what I needed! 429129



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Needed a durable product. I had extra kayak loading straps without protective buckle covers. These fit perfectly. Placed these over kayak load strap buckles to prevent scratching or damage to kayak surface when straps are pulled tight. When my kayaks are mounted on the roof racks on my vehicle the Thule covers prevent damage to the paint when loading straps are tossed over kayaks for fastening. Couldn't find these locally in stores. Excellent product. Super customer service from etrailer, fast and precise delivery. 426612



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Still going strong 426165



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I have needed a couple of replacement parts for my Thule kayak rack system and found etrailer.com to have the OEM parts that I needed and orders were fulfilled quickly. 420844



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As described perfect match 420382



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I promptly received exactly the item I needed to replace as what came in my original Thule packaging. The price was reasonable and far less than anywhere else I can find. I would gladly recommend friends and family to etrailer.com 417450



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I looked everywhere, in all the obvious sites for this replacement buckle. I couldn't find it anywhere without buying the strap too. I was so grateful to just happen on to etrailer.com in one of my many searches. I couldn't believe my luck. Thank you etrailer.com and your excellent service 412649



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I managed to lose my previous covers and these replacements wer identical to the original and worked fine. They cover the metal bucket and prevent scratches when I toss it over my boat when loading. 401919



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excellent replacement part 400256



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We have always been satisfied with our purchases through etrailer. Good products and good customer service! 388099



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Ordered parts for a Thule kayak rack. Parts were Thule and worked well. Also ordered replacement rubber buckle protectors for Thule straps as the rubber was deteriorating after many years of use. 380814


Comments

Kayak Rack continues to work smoothly. Good quality product.

Janj - 05/15/2018

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replacements were a perfect fit and better than expected. .•:*¨¨*:•.Shipped Quickly.•:*¨¨*:•.Great Service.•:*¨¨*:• 5 Stars.•:*¨¨*:•.Thank You.•:*¨¨*:•. 336642



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I needed this part for my Kayak Rack. It was in stock, and shipped right away. But what impressed me the most is the service and communication in shipping. The folks at etrailer were on it! of which I appreciate very much. Sometimes its not the product you purchase but the service while trying to order it and get it shipped. Their email confirmation and shipping information was great easy and fast. The service is what will bring me back to this company. 331525



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Great product and great service. I have purchased a few items from this site and have always received good service. Thank you! 328422



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Worked perfectly, and still do! 304577



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Perfect!! 304054



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Got it in time, product as described. Couldn't find it anywhere else. Low price too. Thank you etrailer. 300133



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Perfect! Fast service, great product, just what we needed. 298032


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We want buckle bumpers for every strap we use for our 7 kayaks, canoes,

Sharon S - 09/23/2017

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Needed these for new straps. Quick shi p. 297979



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Does the job perfectly. 295686



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Just like the original. Perfect. 281954



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I received my order fast. At an excellent price. 279179



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These were hard to find and so glad you had them! They work really well. We had straps with these on them several years ago but they "disappeared" with one of our kayaking children. Glad they love them but we needed more. 278615



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Wow, outstanding service, super quick shipping and lowest prices anywhere. Thank you very, very much. Couldn't be happier!! 276059



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Used these for 30 year on some Yakima straps - saved more than a few dents and maybe even some cracked glass when I tossed those buckles over top of the canoes.I was very happy to find them on etrailer.com, and I was very pleased that they arrived quickly. Thanks, George, for carrying these hard-to-find items. 275703



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Ordered Thule buckle protectors from etrailer the ones I received looked used. Called the day I received them and spoke to George in customer service. He apologized profusely for the condition of the product and promised to send replacements. I received them a few days later. I am not sure why the reviews of the customer service has been negative, I spoke to a few people there and found everyone to be pleasant and accommodating. Will definitely purchase other products from etrailer. 269399


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very good

Wayne Z - 07/08/2017

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These buckle covers are great for protecting what the straps are wrapped around - the kayak and the car or truck. 265003



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I bought a kayak rack second hand and the strap was missing a buckle cover. This one worked perfectly as a replacement. 257006



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I have a few Yakima straps on which the rubber protectors dried out and broke. Called Yakima support who said they do not make replacement rubber protectors. These Thule rubber protectors fit perfectly. Order arrived quickly and the price was good. I bought 8 just to make sure I have replacements. 242908



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the Buckle Protector is great for protecting the kayaks and the vehicle. 216504



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These are great orignal/OEM Thule buckle covers used on their blue loading straps. Great price on etrailer and work perfectly on the Thule straps I ordered here (also cheapest price!). 215708


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  • Replacement Buckle Protector # 853-5593 is designed to fit Thule cam buckles that are 1-1/8 inches wide, 1-7/8 inches long, and 1/2 inch tall. It fits snug on the buckle and the strap has to run through it so it won't come off. You also might consider some hook and loop straps # SR26260 to keep straps and other things nice and tidy.
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