Replacement 12 x 40 mm Hitch Bolt for Thule Hitch Bike Racks and Goalpost Hitch Mounted Load Bar

Replacement 12 x 40 mm Hitch Bolt for Thule Hitch Bike Racks and Goalpost Hitch Mounted Load Bar

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Replaces (1) 12 x 40 mm hitch bolt for Thule Goalpost hitch-mounted load bar (TH997), or for Thule hitch-mounted bike carriers (TH956, TH957, TH958, TH9030, TH9029XT, and TH9031XT). Call 800-298-8924 to order Thule accessories and parts part number 908-1240-54 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Thule products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Replacement 12 x 40 mm Hitch Bolt for Thule Hitch Bike Racks and Goalpost Hitch Mounted Load Bar. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.


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Thule Accessories and Parts - 908-1240-54

Replaces (1) 12 x 40 mm hitch bolt for Thule Goalpost hitch-mounted load bar (TH997), or for Thule hitch-mounted bike carriers (TH956, TH957, TH958, TH9030, TH9029XT, and TH9031XT).


Features:

  • Replaces 1 hitch bolt
  • Secures the shank of the Goalpost load bar or hitch mounted bike rack to your trailer hitch receiver
  • Installs with a washer and a lock washer (956122159 and 951-1224-54 - sold separately)


Specs:

  • Application:
    • Thule Goalpost hitch-mounted load bar (TH997)
    • Thule Parkway bike racks (TH956, TH957, and TH958)
    • Thule Vertex 5 bike rack (TH9030)
    • Thule Vertex 4 bike rack (TH9029XT)
    • Thule Vertex Swing 4 bike rack (TH9031XT)


908-1240-54 Replacement 12 x 40 mm, Hex-Head Hitch Bolt for Thule Goal Post Hitch Mounted Load Bar and Hitch Mounted Bike Carriers

Replaces 908124011








Customer Reviews

Replacement 12 x 40 mm Hitch Bolt for Thule Hitch Bike Racks and Goalpost Hitch Mounted Load Bar - 908-1240-54

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (42 Customer Reviews)

Replaces (1) 12 x 40 mm hitch bolt for Thule Goalpost hitch-mounted load bar (TH997), or for Thule hitch-mounted bike carriers (TH956, TH957, TH958, TH9030, TH9029XT, and TH9031XT).

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Screw was the correct one ordered. Did not know the model of the bike rack. It was s good guess and the pictures provided helped 554458



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Perfect fit 225512


Comments

Perfect fit . Exact replacement part for my bike rack

Lawton - 09/13/2016

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Replaced my late 90's Jeep Cherokee Sport with a new Toyota 4Runner. The Toyota has a 2" receiver, so I needed a solution for my older Thule Hitching Post Pro 4-bike rack. Ideally, it would be nice to get this bolt about 3/4" longer, so it could go deeper (maybe all the way through) the 2" receiver and the adapter to the other side. But it worked good enough as-is. My old bolt was showing some age. Once I inserted the Thule adapter and the bike rack, I tightened it down and the rack did not jiggle around at all while driving. Problem solved! 358861



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Fast delivery and product exactly as pr omised!! 680070



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This was amazing. We lost our screw to our bike rack and we took 3 trips to the hardware store trying different sizes of screws- NONE FIT!! We were so grateful we could get the right screw from you!!! Perfect Fit!! 673157



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Exactly what was needed. Quality product. Thanks etrailer! 662944



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This bolt was just what I needed for my Thule bike rack. I should have ordered the washer and lock washer at the same time, penny wise dollar foolish. live and learn. Thanks for all the help. 658625



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Bolt worked great 650237



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Great CUSTOMER Service! 629439



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Worked great in my Thule hutch mount bike rack 625449



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good fit bolt - a bit longer than the original one, would be even much better if it's a half inch more longer 561049



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Just what we needed. Bought a Thule bike rack and misplaced the bolt. Thule is on backorder and we needed this immediately. Shipping was on time. Thanks so much! Will definitely order again from you guys! 545892



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I like your service and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you to a friend 544697



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Excellent svc and quality of products 512407



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Exactly what I needed for my Thule bike rack. Great hardened steel bolt. 509358



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Perfect order fulfillment! 504914



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Very sturdy and exactly what I was looking for. 496783



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It was the exact bolt I was looking for! Regular DIY stores do not carry these types of bolt so I was happy to find your company. 462659



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You have to get the original bolt. Others from the hardware store don't fit the threads as well and are not safe to use. 449958


Comments

The product has worked well

Nels - 11/07/2018

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Order was delivered fast and was a good price! Thanks! 432686



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Works on the threaded Thule hitch 417997



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Awesome customer service. Original shipment was held up for almost 2 weeks at the post office. Emailed etrailer and they sent out a replacement right away. Actually received both packages. No fault of etrailer at all. Quick response and follow up to all emails. Thank you etrailer! 417334



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Item as Described 385588



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Fit my rack! 381862



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On time, worked perfectly. Would use this company again. 370903



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Easy to find the parts I needed. I like that the site suggested parts used in tandem with what I was ordered - so helpful. Product looks just like the original product. Thanks 355257



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I have giving a 5 star rating because the product was exactly what I ordered. 349905



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Exact fit for my Thule bike rack. 344440



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Great service excellent pricing fast delivery thanks George 317054



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The website made finding my product very easy. ETrailer shipped my products right away and had excellent customer service. 305926



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Worked well 286086


Comments

It worked perfectly.

RT - 08/21/2017

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Quick delivery 281342



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PERFECT 273598



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The missing bolt for my Thule bike rack worked perfectly and allowed me to use my mike rack on my car. An excellent product that is hard to find in bike stores but easy to lose. Thank you 272961



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Works great, right part and easy to fin d. 204337



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I am delighted to have found exactly what I needed on etrailer. The parts arrived promptly & work perfectly. Thanks! 203084



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Great service...parts arrived shortly after order! 194919



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very pleased with purchase and delivery 185134



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Bought replacement anti sway parts for Apex bike rack. Parts came quickly are of very good quality. Would definitely order from etrailer again! 145309



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I needed a Thule screw for my bike rack, I ordered thru etrailer.com and the process was easy and the item was delivered quickly. I would recommend etrailer.com 130861



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Order process via phone was excellent and professional. Was amazed how fast my order left etrailer, simple tracking process was useful. Have not used product yet but it looks solid and in great working order (not that sophisticated a product so I'm sure it will work well). I will always refer friends to etrailer 116818



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I ordered these parts to modify my Thule 916 to carry an Elliptigo in addition to my two road bikes. Ordering was quick and easy plus shipping was upgraded at no charge. Do yourself a favor and order all your racks and parts from these guys. I know I will! 97714


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