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  • If you do not know the key number, your best alternative is to have a locksmith open the lock for you. I do not recommend trying to drill the lock out, as it is highly likely that the box would be damaged. Once the lock is unlocked, you can use your control key to remove the lock core. If you no longer have the control key, we offer them as part # Y8007835. The key number will be engraved on the side of the lock cylinder. Once the key number is known, you can order a replacement...
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  • The only motorcycle carrier we offer that is approved for use on the rear of a motorhome is the Ultra-Fab # UF48-979033. The carrier itself has a 500 lb capacity, so it will easily handle the weight of your scooter, but you will be limited by the capacity of the receiver its used in. You will need to ensure that the receiver on your motorhome and SUV can handle the weight of the scooter plus the approximate 50 lb weight of the carrier.
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  • The hitch mounted cargo carrier that is selected most by our customers that have a 2012 Ford Edge, is the Pro Series 24 x 60 Railed Cargo Carrier, # 63153. This carrier is not a folding style carrier like the one you referenced though, but does have a larger platform and cutouts to insert taillights, like part # 98174LED, if the cargo you will be carrying might cover the vehicle taillights. If you like the folding option, the Curt Cargo Carrier, # C18151, that you referenced...
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  • The lowest-rated component in a system determines the overall capacity. The 1-1/4- and 2-inch hitches we offer for the Toyota Sienna have a maximum rated tongue weight capacity of 350 lbs. This is true for all model years from 2010 through 2013 (I checked several since I do not know your specific year). I have provided a link to our page for all Class III 2-inch hitches for the 2013 Sienna to illustrate some examples. I have also linked an article on hitch classes and capacities. The...
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  • For both the Thule Pulse # TH624 and the Thule Sonic # TH634B are confirmed as a fit for your Honda CR-V. For both of these cargo boxes, the distance between the knobs that secure the cargo box to the roof rack system is 19 inches. Also for both of these cargo boxes these securing knobs are adjustable so that you can move the box as needed to not interfere with the antenna on your roof. Due to the top profile of the box, for your application I recommend using the Thule Force...
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  • There are some large rooftop cargo baskets that can mount to your roof side rails without the need for crossbars. Surco offers their 60 x 50 x 5 inch # SPS5060-1101, which weighs 34 lbs, and the 50 x 45 x 5 inch version # SPS4550-1101, which weighs 32 lbs. I have included a link to our department page for all of our cargo baskets where you can see offerings from ten different brands. Most other roof baskets require crossbars for their installation. Since you plan to transport...
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  • If weight carrying capacity is an issue, going with the Rola enclosed cargo carrier, # 59110, if you have a 2 inch receiver, would be the way to go. If you have a 1-1/4 inch Class II trailer hitch receiver, then the correct Rola carrier is # 59108 and it also has a capacity of 150 pounds like the Thule model, # TH665C. If you are choosing between the two models for a 1-1/4 inch hitch, then I would go with the Rola carrier, # 59108, because even though they have the same capacity,...
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  • A good first step in considering your best option in a ramped cargo carrier is a check of your hitch's tongue weight rating, which should be indicated on its safety/warning sticker. This is the maximum weight the hitch can support and the combined weight of the cargo carrier you choose, plus what you load on it, must be within the hitch limit. If your cargo loads will get close to the hitch's limit then a lighter weight aluminum carrier may indeed be a good choice. Here are the...
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  • The biggest difference between the two cargo carriers you referenced is the overall dimensions of them. The Thule Force XXL Rooftop Cargo Box # TH626 has internal dimensions of 88-1/2" long x 34" wide x 16" tall and external dimensions of 92-1/2" long x 36" wide x 18" tall and weights 56 lbs. The Thule Sonic XXL Rooftop Cargo Box # TH636B has internal dimensions of 91-1/2" long x 35-1/2" wide x 15-1/2" tall and external dimensions of 100-1/2" long x 37-1/2" wide x 17" tall...
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  • There is a good chance that you would be able to fit 4 golf club bags in the Thule Sonic XXL cargo box, # TH636B. The internal dimensions are 91-1/2 inches long, 35-1/2 inches wide, and 15-1/2 inches tall. You would need to measure the height and diameter of each bag to determine if this box or any of the smaller ones will hold all 4. Another option is to use a smaller box to just carry 2 golf bags. Then, if the vehicle has a trailer hitch or if you added a trailer hitch, you...
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  • We have several different trailer hitch options that will allow you to use a cargo carrier on your Jay Feather M218 trailer. You must keep in mind that there is significantly more bouncing at the back of the trailer and because of this we recommend taking extra precautions when using a cargo carrier behind a trailer or RV. If you want to use a bumper mounted hitch like the Ultra-Fab Bumper Mount Hitch, # UF35-946402, you will first want to verify the weight capacity of your...
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  • In determining whether or not a rack on the front of your Ford F250 truck to carry a dirt bike will work, you have a lot of variables to consider. First and foremost, although your hitch will support 600 pounds, you have to check your owners manual to find out what weight your axles will support. If you determine that your truck does have the capacity to carry your dirt bike while taking into consideration the weight of the carrier, I would recommend the Rage Power Sport Carrier...
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  • Both of these roof boxes are very nice and would work great for you. The Thule Force, part # TH628 is a 16-cu ft box and the interior dimension is 70 inches long x 34 inches wide x 13-1/2 inches tall. This has a cargo weight capacity of 110 lbs and will carry skis or a snowboard with a maximum length of 68 inches. This box weighs just 39 lbs. The Sonic XL, part # TH635B is my preference and what I would recommend. This box has 17-cu ft of cargo space and measures 81 inches...
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  • If the 2 inch hitch on your vehicle is rated for at least 400 pounds tongue weight capacity, I would recommend using the Pro Series Steel Solo Cargo Carrier and Folding Ramp, # PS10401-10402. This carrier features a ramp for loading things like a snow-blower or lawnmower, see video link, and can easily be used to haul your camping gear when needed. The Pro Series Hitch Cargo Carrier, # 63153, would also be a good choice, but would be much harder to load a snow-blower or lawnmower...
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  • You are correct about the change key. The lock has to be unlocked for the change key to be able to remove the lock core. The issue is on the new cargo boxes like # TH624 you have to first use the key it came with and have sort of in between the locked and unlocked positions (my contact at Thule stated between 1 and 7) and the key should come out allowing you to use the change key to replace the lock cylinder with the new ones you have.
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  • The boxes both have a 17 cubic foot capacity, and both are capable of being opened on either side, but the Hyper XL # TH612 features a lid that is more rigid, which makes the lid easier to open and close. The box also features a battery powered interior lamp to make loading and unloading in the dark much easier. In my opinion, most folks would get along just fine using the # TH635B Sonic XL cargo box, but if you are looking for the absolute best the Hyper would be the way...
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  • The Yakima and Thule brands are direct quality competitors, so it's understandable that you are torn between the # Y07329 and the Thule # TH635B, but I can help shed some light on the differences to better help you make your decision. First thing I'd like to clarify is that the Thule cargo box does come with the 3 latch securing points just like the Yakima box does. What makes them different is that the Thule box will have a integrated tie-down point for the included straps...
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  • Both Pro Series cargo carriers can handle the 270 pound snow blower. The difference is that # 63153 is 24x60 inches rated for 500 pounds and meant for use in a 2 inch hitch receiver. The # 63155 is 20x47 inches rated for 300 pounds and is meant for use in a Class I or II hitch with a 1-1/4 inch receiver. The weight of the carrier and the snow blower can't exceed the tongue weight capacity of the hitch. This information will be printed on a sticker affixed to the hitch. Since...
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  • You are correct there is a weight advantage for aluminum, item # C18100, over steel, item # CC-100, but the biggest reason aluminum is considered over steel, for most of our customers, is corrosion resistance and appearance. You do not need to upkeep the carrier with spray paint every couple of years with aluminum like you do steel. As far as disadvantages, there really are none. As long as the weight capacity of the aluminum carrier is rated the same as the steel carrier they...
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  • The Thule Force XL cargo box # TH625 can mount to the factory crossbars on your Lexus RX450H but it will interfere with the rear hatch opening all the way. The largest box you can use without hatch interference is the Thule Force Medium, # TH624, Pulse Medium, # TH614, or Sonic Medium, # TH634B or # TH634S.
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