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Thule Quick Draw Tie-Down Ropes w/ Ratchets and Strap Loops - 13' - Qty 2

Thule Quick Draw Tie-Down Ropes w/ Ratchets and Strap Loops - 13' - Qty 2

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Quickly, easily secure your kayak or canoe to your roof with this ratcheting system - no more bungee cords or time-consuming knots. Hook up the ratchet and rope, run the rope through the ratchet, and pull it tight. Carabiners offer secure connection. Call 800-298-8924 to order Thule accessories and parts part number TH855XT or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Thule products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Thule Quick Draw Tie-Down Ropes w/ Ratchets and Strap Loops - 13' - Qty 2. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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Quickly, easily secure your kayak or canoe to your roof with this ratcheting system - no more bungee cords or time-consuming knots. Hook up the ratchet and rope, run the rope through the ratchet, and pull it tight. Carabiners offer secure connection.


  • Tie-down ropes with ratchets let you hoist, pull, and anchor cargo on your vehicle's roof
    • Perfect for use as bow and stern tie-downs, which are required for carrying kayaks or canoes
  • Ratchet mechanisms make it simple to tighten down ropes - no need to stretch rope or tie it in knots
    • Secure the hooks on the rope and the ratchet to anchor points
    • Pull the plain end of the rope through the ratchet to tighten
  • Steel carabiner hooks on ratchets offer secure connection to tie-down points
  • Includes:
    • 2 Polypropylene ropes
    • 2 Ratchet pulley assemblies
    • 2 Carabiners
    • 2 S-hooks
    • 2 Strap loops


  • Rope length: 13'
  • Quantity: 2 tie-down ropes
  • Limited lifetime warranty

855XT Thule QuickDraw Ratcheting Tie-Down Cargo Straps - 13' Long - Qty 2

Item # TH855XT

Customer Reviews

Thule Quick Draw Tie-Down Ropes w/ Ratchets and Strap Loops - 13' - Qty 2 - TH855XT

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (14 Customer Reviews)

Quickly, easily secure your kayak or canoe to your roof with this ratcheting system - no more bungee cords or time-consuming knots. Hook up the ratchet and rope, run the rope through the ratchet, and pull it tight. Carabiners offer secure connection.

- TH855XT

Great to work with. I was away from home and wanted my order delivered to the address I was at. I failed to enter the correct address when I placed the order. On the day of delivery I phoned Etrailer to let them know of my mistake. They notified UPS for me and I received the package that afternoon. The product was exactly what I was looking for. 821095

- TH855XT

The tallest a very well with no swag. It's easy to load and unload. It folds up and stores very well as well. 680302

- TH855XT

Works great every time! Makes tie downs quick and easy. 517213

- TH855XT

Love these!! 516528

- TH855XT

Needed to replace Thule tie downs prior to a Kayaking trip, as those I have had for many years were in bad shape. Several others I paddle with had same situation so I bought several sets. fast delivery was important and etrailer got them to me fast. Thule products are high quality, nothing more to be said! 428387

- TH855XT

pretty good ratchet. My only complain is that the clip (part connected to the black case) is small. So if you try to clip it onto a larger clip, its does not make a very big opening. Anyways, good part. Very solid construction, metal. Mine has taken a serious beating and still going strong. Rope very good quality. Does not fray. 410955

Ratchet very good, several trips, rope stuck under front tire, did not break ratchet. Solid
ted - 07/26/2018


- TH855XT

Both products arrived as advertised. Minor damage to the product box inside outer box but product not damaged. 394965

- TH855XT

This was my 3rd order from etrailer this month. The videos were extremely helpful and all the Thule products arroived when I was told they would and were exactly as described. I have been very impressed with they customer service and their follow up process post-order to make sure you are happy. Will definitely order from them again! 388700

- TH855XT

Does what it is intended to do Much easier than a self rig for sure! 253882

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Etrailer is awesome Every time I order something it arrives so fast I can't believe it Thank you 234492

- TH855XT

I just received my ratcheting Kayak tie towns to replace my old friction-based setup. They arrived very quickly and for the best price online. Having borrowed a friend's tie-downs in the past, I decided it was time for my own. I'm happy to report that they are very well made and a cinch to assemble using the provided diagram. To use, just attach the hook to your car's underside tow loop or other sturdy location. Then pass the provided nylon web loop through your kayak's locking U-bolt (or carry toggle), and join both ends to the provided carabiner. Draw the rope tight and tie off the remaining length and you're good to go! It's actually faster than reading this review! 212011

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Fast service and product was exactly as described.Would recommend doing business with trailer.Thanks 150227

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Thule stuff just plain seems to be well made. These arrived quickly and are just what we needed. 98988

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Good quality product. My only recommendation would be to add about 1 ft of a rubber covering at the bottom of the ropes, near the hook. This would ensure that bumpers do not fray or sever the rope when the load is strapped down. 95995


Ask the Experts about this Thule Accessories and Parts

  • Do the Bows and Sterns of Kayaks have to be Tied Down when Carried on the Roof
    You will want to use tie downs to secure the bows and sterns of the kayaks when transporting them on the roof of any vehicle, including your 2014 Toyota Camry Hybrid. A lot of the kayak carriers come with tie downs but if you need some you can use # TH855XT. Finding a good spot to secure the tie downs on a vehicle can be difficult but I have a great solution for you. You can use the Thule Quick Loops # TH530. I have included a link to a video review of these tie downs for you.
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  • How are Kayak Bow and Stern Tie-Down Straps Used?
    Those are bow and stern tie-down straps. They are necessary for tying your kayak down so it doesn't fly off your vehicle's roof. Tie-down straps like these are required in order to transport a kayak and come with many Thule products, including the Hullavator # TH898. I have added a link to a video showing you exactly how they work so you can keep your kayak safely secured to your Volvo.
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  • Weight Capacity and Rope Size for Thule Quick Draw Tie-Down Ropes # TH855XT
    The Thule Quick Draw Tie-Down Ropes # TH855XT are specifically for tying down canoes, kayaks, and other watersport items where typically weight is not an issue. The capacity though is 150 pounds with 1/4 inch rope. I checked specifically with the instructions on the Thule site.
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  • Replacement Watersports Ratchet For the Thule Quick Draw Ratchet-Rope Tie Down System #TH855XT
    Yes, the ratchet that you need is available. The part number is # 8522883001 Please note that this replacement ratchet is sold as a single unit. We also offer other replacement parts for Thule Watersports Carrier # TH855XT and these can be seen on the same product page as part # 8522883001.
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  • Recommendations for Transporting my Kayak with the VX01
    You can secure a kayak using this basket but you will need to make sure it stays put on the rack by using the Rhino-Rack Cam Buckle Cinch Straps # RTD3 and Thule Quick Draw Tie-Down Ropes w/ Ratchets and Strap Loops # TH855XT to secure it to your vehicle. If your concerned about scratching your Kayak I recommend the Rightline Gear Kit # RL100K10 that includes foam pads to protect your kayak and roof basket.
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  • Do Bow/Stern Tie-Downs Need To Be Attached to Hood and Rear of Vehicle To Secure Kayaks
    The Thule Stacker # TH830 is a great solution to secure a few 10 foot kayaks on their side. The carrier does include a set of tie-downs but you will need to add extra straps # TH855XT and # 753-2030-02 for all 3 of the kayaks. When actually securing the kayaks onto the roof of your CR-V I absolutely recommend attaching the ropes to the front and back ends of the vehicle. This prevents wind during travel from catching underneath the kayak and trying to lift it off the roof. Simply looping...
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  • Extra Strap Recommendation for Thule Stacker Kayak Carrier for Carrying 3 Kayaks
    You'll want the Thule Quick Draw Tie-Down Ropes # TH855XT for additional straps with the Thule Stacker part # TH830. You'll want two sets of these since you have three kayaks and the Stacker comes with straps for one kayak. I attached a review video for this strap kit for you to check out as well.
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  • Does Thule Stacker TH830 4-Kayak Carrier Require Additional Straps and Ropes for 4 Kayaks
    Using the Thule Stacker # TH830 multi-kayak carrier with 4 kayaks will require additional bow/stern ropes and additional straps since the carrier comes equipped with enough for one boat. Each of the 4 kayaks must have its own set of bow/stern tie-down ropes # TH855XT or something similar as well as its own straps to secure it to the Stacker, such as # 753-2030-02, or again, a similar item like # E98876-4. You can certainly use another brand of straps/ropes like # IMF12637 so long as...
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  • How to Transport 4 Kayaks on 2018 GMC Sierra Short Bed with Tonneau Cover
    I do have a way for you to transport your 4 kayaks with your 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 but unfortunately you won't be able to add crossbars or a ladder rack system to the truck bed with the tonneau cover installed. Any truck bed crossbar system will require mounting space either on the inside of the rails or on top of them and it looks like your cover would interfere with either of these designs. Because of this your only option (if you want to keep the tonneau cover) is to go with a roof...
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  • Best Roof Rack and Kayak Carrier for 2019 Subaru Outback Touring
    The best option for a roof rack and kayak carrier for your 2019 Subaru Outback Touring Wagon with flush mounted rails is from Thule and consists of - Thule WingBar Evo Crossbars # TH711220 (Black) OR # TH711200 (Silver) - Thule Podium Foot Pack # TH460R - Thule Roof Rack Fit Kit # THKIT4052 This is a sleek, highly functional, durable roof rack which will allow you to use the Thule Hull-A-Port XT Kayak Carrier w/ Tie-Downs # TH848. The Hull-A-Port XT is compatible with the WingBar...
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  • Single Bar Roof Rack and Load Extender Solution for a 2012 Ram 2500 and Two 30 Wide Kayaks
    If you like the idea of having one crossbar on the roof of your 2012 Ram 2500 along with a goalpost style upright then I do have a solution for you. For a single crossbar on your Ram you need the 2500 Series Legs # RRRLKVAH, the DK Fit Kit # DK043H, and a 65" long crossbar like part # RRVA165S for silver or # RRVA165B for black. This has a weight capacity of 80 lbs. Once you have your crossbar then you simply need the Yakima LongArm # Y01149 which has a crossbar that is 60" wide and...
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  • Carrying Kayaks With Thule Stacker on 2014 Toyota 4Runner
    Yes, the Thule The Stacker - Rooftop Multi-Kayak Carrier # TH830 you referenced will fit your 2014 Toyota 4Runner SR5; you just need to make sure that there is at least 24" between the crossbars, because that's the minimum spread for the Stacker. It's compatible with several Thule cross bars and most factory roof racks. For padding for the kayaks I recommend the Malone Rack Pads for Crossbars # # MPG314. They wrap around the cross bars and protect your kayaks, or whatever else you have...
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  • Thule Kayak Carrier Compatibility with Rhino-Rack Vortex 2500 Crossbars
    The 815 part number is for a basic version of the Hull-A-Port # TH834 kayak carrier sold by some lesser retail outlets. The Hull-A-Port carrier fits on round, square, elliptical, aero and most factory crossbars. Rhino-Rack Vortex 2500 bars are the aero type but are not compatible. Kayak carriers like this Thule include the required tie-down straps to secure the bow and stern ends for safe transport. If you need tie downs you can use Quick Draw Tie-Down Ropes # TH855XT.
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  • Can Two Thule Hull-A-Port XT Kayak Carriers TH848 Be Used On a Factory Roof Rack
    The Thule Hull-A-Port XT Kayak Carrier part # TH848 is about 20" long while set up. However, there also needs to be space to allow for the upright as this is not perpendicular with the base. If you have a factory roof rack on your Rav4 then most likely you will run into issues trying to use two of these. That said, if you have an aftermarket roof rack in which the crossbars extend out past the mounting feet then you could probably attach two if you were attach one set of clamps on each...
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  • How to Transport Kayaks with Thule TracRac TracOne Ladder Rack
    Because of the size of the crossbars on the Thule TracRac TracOne Truck Bed Ladder Rack # TH27000XTB that you referenced, most standard kayak carriers will not work. To transport kayaks with this system, I recommend using the Thule Surf Pad # TH845000. This split-bottom pad will simply wrap around the crossbars to provide soft pads for your kayaks to rest on. You can then add the Quick Draw Tie-Down Ropes # TH855XT to safely secure the kayaks to your truck. I have attached a couple...
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  • Can J-Style Kayak Rack Be Used With Erickson Truck Bed Ladder Rack # EM07705
    The crossbars on the Erickson Truck Bed Ladder Rack # EM07705 measure 3-1/4 inches wide and at the tallest part of the crossbar they are 1-1/4 inches tall. These crossbars are more of a triangle shape so the peak in the middle as you can see in the attached photo. From the measurements on the photo you sent of your kayak J Style rack, the ladder rack will not be compatible. I recommend using the tie-downs on the ladder rack and pads like part # RRRWP03. For tie-downs I recommend...
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  • Are J-Style Kayak Carriers Compatible With The TracRac RacOne System?
    I do have a solution for you, however I spoke with my contact at Thule (who manufactures the TracRac systems) and he stated that J-Style Kayak carriers are not compatible with the TracOne Truck Bed Ladder Rack # TA27000B that you referenced in your question. This is because the crossbars on the ladder rack are simply too wide for the J-Style carriers to mount properly. I instead recommend looking at the Thule Surf Pad # TH845000 to protect and support your kayaks on the ladder rack....
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  • Can Foam Blocks Fit Around TracRac Ladder Rack Bars to Carry a Kayak
    The TracRac ladder rack bars are quite large; too large for me to be comfortable saying that you could trim away foam blocks # RL100K10 to fit around them. But I do have a solution for you. You can use the Thule Surf Pads # TH845000 to protect the hull of the kayak. These pads will fit the old Thule Xsporter bars which are similar in shape and size to the TracRac bars. You would then just need bow and stern tie downs to secure the kayak to the TracRac bars, # TH855XT.
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  • Will Thules The Stacker Fit 2008 Nissan Xterra Factory Crossbars to Carry 2 Kayaks
    The Stacker # TH830 will fit on your 2008 Nissan Xterra, however the Thule Xadapt3 # THXADAPT3, longer installation bolts, will be needed to fit around the Xterra's factory crossbars. I spoke with my contact at Thule and he confirmed that The Stacker requires the Xadapt3 bolts for your Xterra. The Stacker # TH830 comes with the tie-downs and bow and stern straps needed to secure 1 kayak. In order to secure the second kayak, you will need some additional straps. You can use the #...
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  • Carrying 3 Kayaks While Towing a Trailer with a 2015 Ram 1500 Crew Cab
    It can be tough to bring along all your gear when also towing a trailer but we do have some solutions for you that will allow you to bring all the kayaks with you. If the trailer is a bumper-pull and not a 5th wheel or a gooseneck then a great option is a ladder rack. Ladder racks aren't just for ladders anymore! Take a look at the Rola Haul-Your-Might ladder rack # 59742. This rack has a 400 pound capacity and aluminum bars to resist corrosion. Since the bars are the same size as the...
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  • How to Transport a 90 lb Canoe on the Roof of a 2017 Dodge Durango
    I do have a solution for you but unfortunately there are no other kits like the Thule Ride-On Adapter # TH532 that have longer crossbars. To carry your 38" wide canoe you need to use a different roof rack system or use a canoe carrier. For a roof rack system I recommend the Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero Roof Rack which includes 54" crossbars # RRVA137S-2 for silver or # RRVA137B-2 for black, the 2500 Series Legs # RRRLKVA, and the DK Fit Kit # DK299. This gives you longer crossbars that have...
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  • Kayak Carrier for TracRac TracOne Ladder Racks
    Because of the size of the TracRac ladder rack crossbars the Yakima Kayak Carrier with Tie-Downs - Saddle Style with Rollers - Clamp On Item # Y04083-04082 will not fit properly. Pretty much the only option is to use Thule Surf Pad # TH845000. You will also want some tie-downs to secure the bow and stern of the kayak. I recommend Thule Quick Draw Tie-Down Ropes w/ Ratchets and Strap Loops - 13' - Qty 2 - # TH855XT.
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  • Can 4 Kayaks be Carried on the Roof of a Honda Pilot
    Getting 4 kayaks on the roof of any vehicle can be a little difficult. The Stacker # TH830 can provide support for 2 kayaks be side standing on their sides (as long as there is enough space on the crossbars for the total width). You will likely need at least one additional set of tie downs, # TH855XT. Also the weight carrying capacities of both the roof and roof rack will need to exceed the weight of the kayaks. The Stacker also works with kayaks up to 10 feet long. If the Honda Pilot...
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  • Recommendation for Carrying Kayaks With TracONE Ladder Rack on 2018 Ram 1500
    You can carry kayaks with the Thule TracRac TracONE Truck Bed Ladder Rack # TH27000XT that fits your 2018 Ram 1500 (all bed sizes). Since the bars are too wide for traditional kayak carriers you can use the Thule Surf Pad # TH845000 and to secure your kayaks you can use the Thule Express Surf Strap - Stretchable Tie-Down # TH531 along with the Thule Quick Draw Tie-Down Ropes w/ Ratchets and Strap Loops # TH855XT.
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  • Can 1 Set of Tie Downs be Used for 2 Kayaks on the Thule Stacker and 2015 Subaru Outback
    You will likely be able to use just one set of tie downs for 2 kayaks and the Thule Stacker # TH830. Ultimately though it depends on the length of the vehicle. Longer vehicles require longer tie down straps. But on your 2015 Subaru Outback I do not anticipate there being an issue. Especially if you use the Quick Loops # TH530. If you do want to get another set of tie downs you can use # TH855XT.
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  • How Long is the Rope of the Thule Quick Draw Tie-Down Ropes # TH855XT
    The # 8522883001 that you referenced is a replacement part for the Thule Quick Draw Tie-Down Ropes # TH855XT which has 13 foot long ropes. I attached a review video for this product for you to check out as well.
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  • Recommended Kayak Carrier, Canoe Carrier, and Bike Rack for 2018 Honda CR-V
    I see you have asked a pair of different questions, one about transporting 2 kayaks and the other about a canoe and bike rack. What will you be transporting on your CR-V, and if it is bikes, how many are you looking to carry? If you can get back to me with that I can try and find you the best solution.
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  • Recommendation for Transporting Hobie Island Tandem Kayak on 2017 Ram 1500
    I may have a solution for you, however looking at the size and specs for your Hobie Island Tandem Kayak, I'm not sure that a standard roof rack and carrier like the Rhino-Rack Nautic # RR570 you referenced is your best solution. The weight of the kayak, which I found to be around 240 pounds, might exceed the capacity of your Ram's roof. You might also have a hard time safely securing its large size to standard cradles like these. To transport the kayak, a better option might be with...
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