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Thule Artificial Rain Gutters

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Allows gutterless vehicles or camper shells to use Thule Gutter Feet (TH300, TH387, and TH953) to build a roof rack. Call 800-298-8924 to order Thule accessories and parts part number TH542 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Thule products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Thule Artificial Rain Gutters. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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Thule Accessories and Parts

  • Roof Rack
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  • Thule
  • Raingutters

Allows gutterless vehicles or camper shells to use Thule Gutter Feet (TH300, TH387, and TH953) to build a roof rack.


Features:

  • Easy installation on top or side
  • Great for camper shells and caps
  • Requires drilling
  • Quantity: 4 rain gutter mounts
    • Includes reinforcement brackets and gaskets


542 Thule Artificial Rain Gutters

Item # TH542






Customer Reviews

Thule Artificial Rain Gutters - TH542

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (11 Customer Reviews)

Allows gutterless vehicles or camper shells to use Thule Gutter Feet (TH300, TH387, and TH953) to build a roof rack.

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I think the gutter brackets are great. they are easy to install , and seam to be of an extruded aluminum stock. great stuff for exterior use. I first used a 4 foot level for a straight edge so i could parallel the camper windows. after laying out the location , using the rack to find the best elevation, dry mounted to the gutter bracket. I marked this location. I made sure this location was parallel to the windows. Then I used the backing plate as a template while drilling , this guarantees a perfect fit. A little silicon for fit up and bolt in place . As you can see my rack is a Yakima system. But the Tully gutter brackets work great. I was glad to see they were made in the U.S.A. very cool . you need to include this bit of info in your ads ... thanks for your help.. I am a kayak fisherman. California and Baja. this will work good...see ya,,,,, 84013


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Did you use sealant in addition to the rubber gaskets that are provided with these artificial gutters? If so, where did you use it and how much? Thanks!
-- comment by: Joe l - 11/08/2014

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the retention bumps that stop the rack from sliding off are on the rail are better placed and a little bigger. it is 1/2 the price of yakima that i purchased before because you get 4 instead of two from Yakima for the same price. 872264



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Good product, well made. 844944



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Was a little frustrated with the communication on the product since when I bought it the website said there were some in stock and then got an email that it wasn’t and would be delayed by a week. They got it out quicker than expected and with all the delays in online ordering due to Covid 19, I have to say they did a good job getting the item to me quick. It’s the first time I tried Etrailer and think I’ll try them again as an alternative to online shopping. Thanks! 779193



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Looks to be good quality 569589



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Used them on my son’s camper top on his pickup. They work great! They’re used to support his kayak, canoe, and bicycle. A wonderful product. 455106



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Received items promptly and everything looks great. Thank you. 384974



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I ordered Thule ARGs and everything went perfect - good communication, fast shipping, excellent service - Thanks. 207623



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I have ordered from etrailer prior to this order with very good results. My current order is no exception, shipped very quickly and in perfect condition. I haven't had a chance to install the rain gutters but I did size it up and see no potential problems. I will let everyone know how I made out once it's installed. 146466



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There were very easy to mount on My new ARE topper 75625



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Artificial gutters work very well. Than ks 48092


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Ask the Experts about this Thule Accessories and Parts

  • Dimensions Between Dimples on Thule Artificial Rain Gutters
    The dimension I believe you are referring to for the Thule Artificial Rain Gutters # TH542 is 3-1/8" (see attached). Please note that these artificial rain gutters are designed for the Thule Gutter Feet TH300, TH387, and # TH953. If you have something else I'm not sure if these will be compatible or not.
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  • Can I Use Thule Rain Gutter Feet with Yakima Wide Body Artificial Rain Gutters
    I have a solution for you, but the Thule foot packs that attach to rain gutters like the # TH300R are only designed to fit on the Thule Artificial Rain Gutters # TH542. The Thule Rain gutter feet do work with most Thule crossbars, so you wouldn't need to get new bars in most cases, just the gutters and foot pack. With that say, if you wanted to use what's already there you can instead swap to Yakima Rain Gutter Towers # Y00101 and the Yakima Round Bars 48" # Y00408. Most roof boxes...
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  • Can Thule AeroBlade Roof Rack Crossbars be Installed on a Truck Camper Shell
    Yes, there are Thule gutter feet for the AeroBlade crossbars. They are the Thule Rapid gutter feet # TH300R. There isn't a way to adapt the Tracker II system AeroBlade bars. The newest version of the Hullavator, 897XT, does fit the AeroBlade crossbars. And the forth-coming Hullavator Pro (TH897PRO due to come out in April, 2015) will also fit the AeroBlade bars.
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  • How Many Rain Gutters Come with the Thule Artificial Rain Gutters, # TH542
    The Thule Artificial Rain Gutters, # TH542, include the parts and hardware for a complete set which is 4 artificial rain gutters. If you look at the second picture on the product page you will see that each rain gutter consists of 3 plates, 2 bolts, 2 washers, and two nuts shown in the other two images. I have included a link to the installation details below.
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  • Will the Thule Artificial Rain Gutters Work For Additional Cross Bar Spread on a 2005 Jeep Wrangler
    I spoke with my contact at Thule about the rain gutters and rain gutter kit for your 2005 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. If you are only carrying skis you could use the Thule SquareBars, # TH712500, and the Thule gutter feet, # TH300R, on the rain gutters above the doors on your 2005 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. This will provide a cross bar spread of 18 inches, which pretty much limits you to ski carriers. If you need additional cross bar spread for other roof mounted items 36 inches cross...
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  • Can Thule Artificial RainGutters Be Installed on the Roof of a 2016 Ford Explorer
    I have a solution for you, but you cannot mount the Thule # TH542 on the roof of your vehicle and still have a secure mounting point for the towers of a roof rack. From what I was able to determine, the 2016 Ford Explorer came standard with flush mounted roof rails. For this reason you can use the Rhino Rack # RRRCP45-BK, # RRRCH4 and # RRVA137B-2 to give yourself a complete roof rack for your Explorer.The Rhino Rack is a great option because it provides you with a high quality and...
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  • Distance of the Bolt Holes for the Thule Artificial Rain Gutters # TH542
    The bolt holes of the Thule Artificial Rain Gutters # TH542 measure 5-1/8" center on center. I went out to the warehouse and verified this.
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  • What are the Measurements of the Thule Artificial Rain Gutters
    I went out to the warehouse and pulled Thule Artificial Rain Gutters # TH542. When assembled the overall length is 6-1/2 inches wide by 1-3/4 inches tall. I made a video showing the measurements I took. The rain gutter plate mounting surface by itself measures 1-1/2 inches tall. The threaded part of the bolts with the unit assembled that would go into the trailer is 1 inch long.
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  • How to Use Roof Top Tent on Truck Bed with Tonneau Cover Installed
    If the tonneau cover on your Toyota Tacoma installs completely inside the bed rails then you can install crossbar tracks like the Rhino Rack # RRRTV168 that you mentioned for a 5-1/2 foot bed or part # RRRTV208 for a 6-1/2 foot bed. Just note that you will need to cut into a factory plastic bed liner if present where the rivets for the tracks need to attach. Then with the tracks installed you can add the Rhino Rack RLTF Legs # RLTF and the Heavy-Duty Crossbars # RB1800B. Whether or...
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  • Artificial Rain Gutter Recommendation for Installation of Roof Rack
    Sounds like you are looking for a set of artificial rain gutters to allow your roof rack install on your camper. For that you would need the part # TH542.
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  • Should Thule Artificial Rain Gutters Install Level on Roof of Vehicle
    The best location for artificial rain gutters like part # TH542 is going to be where the bars are allowed to be parallel to the roof line of the vehicle so that longer items won't hang off one side and hit the vehicle. That said it is up to you to install it where it makes the most sense.
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  • What Metal is the Thule Artificial Rain Gutters Made Of
    I went out into our warehouse to grab a set of the part # TH542 that we had in stock and determined that the plates of this kit are aluminum.
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  • Can Thule Artificial Rain Gutters be Used on a Toyota Corolla to Make a Roof Rack
    You could possibly add the artificial rain gutters, # TH542, to your Toyota Corolla to fabricate a roof rack but I do not recommend it because you will have to put holes in the roof. Instead, a custom fit roof rack is a much better option because it will be designed to fit your vehicle. I just need the year of your Corolla to make some recommendations. We do also have the Darby Turbo-Rack, # DTA968, if cost is an issue.
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  • How Does Thule Artificial Rain Gutter TH542 Attach to Dodge Ramcharger
    Part TH542 does not attach to vehicles with rain gutters. From my understanding, the Ramcharger already has rain gutters on it, so you would need a roof rack that fits vehicles with rain gutters. If you write back with the year of your Ramcharger, I can make a recommendation as to what rack will fit best.
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  • Are Thule and Yakima Rain Gutters Basically the Same Thing
    The reality is that both the Yakima and Thule artificial rain gutters were designed to mimic the same thing so they would work between each other. The rain gutters they tried to emulate is a universal design. So either the # TH542 or # Y08002 would work well.
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  • Recommended Roof Rack for 2013 Wrangler 2 Door with Hard Top
    The easiest solution would be to assemble a roof rack using the following parts from Yakima: 58 Inch Long Round Crossbars, part # Y00409 Yakima 1A Raingutter Towers, part # Y00101 Once the crossbars are in place, the Thule Flat Top Ski and Snowboard Carrier you already have will attach directly to the crossbars. When used on a Wrangler Hard Top, the drip rails that the roof rack towers attach to have a limited carrying capacity. Yakima recommends carrying skis or snowboards only,...
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  • Parts Needed to Install Thule Gutter Feet on Van Roof that Doesn't have Gutters
    I sent this to my contact at Thule and she said that's not how that's supposed to install. What you have are gutter feet like # TH300R which require a rain gutter on the side of the roof. What you'd need to install this setup without a gutter on the roof is the artificial gutters # TH542.
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  • Will Thule Artificial Rain Gutters # TH542 Work with Yakima 1A Raingutter Tower # Y8810137
    The Thule Artificial Rain Gutters # TH542 are roughly similar to the Yakima Side Loader Mounting Brackets for Yakima 1A Raingutter Towers, part # Y08002, but since neither Thule nor Yakima test or approve their own products for use with other manufacturers', compatibility is unknown. You will be better served using the Yakima Side Loader Mounting Brackets for Yakima 1A Raingutter Towers # Y08002.
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  • Roof Rack and Cargo Basket or Light Bar and Off Road Lights for a 1995 Ford Bronco
    To install a cargo basket on the roof of your 1995 Ford Bronco you will first need a roof rack. If the Bronco does not have rain gutters on the sides of the roof then It will require drilling into the roof for installation. I recommend Thule roof rack # TH713600 for the bars and # TH300R for the feet. These feet attach to rain gutters on vehicles. But if your Bronco does not have rain gutters then you will need the artificial ones, # TH542, and that is what would require drilling. The...
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  • Can Thule Rain Gutter Roof Rack be Installed on 2020 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited with One Touch Roof
    If your 2020 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon has gutters then you can use the Thule TH953 Rapid Gutter Feet (discontinued) with the older style square bars. If you have the 60" new style SquareBars # TH712500 then you can use the (discontinued) Rain Gutter Feet TH953R or the Rapid Gutter Feet # TH300R which has a slightly different part number but is the newest style. I have attached an installation video of this style on a 2020 Wrangler Unlimited for you to check out. If you happen...
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  • Roof Rack for 1997 Jeep Wrangler
    The rack comprised of the Thule WingBars # TH711400 and Evo raised rail feet # TH710401 attach to the existing roll bars once the hard or soft top is removed. The feet clamp to the Jeep's roll bars. If your Wrangler has a hard top that has rain gutters running along the edge of the roof, another option is the Thule 60 inch SquareBars, # TH712500 combined with the # TH300R Rapid Gutter Feet. The feet attach to the rain gutters. If your hard top does NOT have rain gutters, Thule offers...
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  • Roof Rack And Kayak Carrier Recommendation For 2009 Jeep Wrangler Hard Top W/No Gutters
    We do offer a roof rack for your 2009 Jeep Wrangler Sahara with a hard top. You should be aware that anything attached to the roof of your Jeep will create noise, The toughest part of any roof rack that is designed to fit your Jeep is that they will whistle on the highway. The roof rack we offer that is designed for your vehicle with no rain gutters is the Thule Roof Rack. This system features square bars which will create noise when attached to the roof of your Wrangler. To order this...
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  • Width of Mounting Brackets on Rola Haul-Your-Might V2 Van Ladder Rack
    The Rola Haul-Your-Might V2 Van Ladder Rack - 2 Bar - Steel - 300 lbs # 59622 is 4.4 inches wide at the brackets. The distance from the top of the gutter to the bottom of the 1-1/2 inch diameter bar is 6 inches. Using artificial rain gutters I recommend the Thule Artificial Rain Gutters # TH542. When assembled the overall length is 6-1/2 inches wide by 1-3/4 inches tall.
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