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  • Enclosed Carrier
  • Fits 1-1/4 Inch Hitch
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Fits 1-1/4 and 2 Inch Hitch
  • Tilting Carrier
  • 48 Inch Long
  • 24 Inch Wide
  • Thule
  • Molded
  • Class II
  • Class III
  • Class IV
  • Light Duty
Tilting, enclosed, hitch-mounted cargo carrier offers a great solution to transporting your gear. Includes a lock to keep it closed. 13 Cubic feet, 150-pound capacity. Works on 1-1/4" (Class II only) and 2" trailer hitches. Call 800-298-8924 to order Thule hitch cargo carrier part number TH665C or order online at Free expert support on all Thule products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Thule Transporter Combi Hitch Mounted Enclosed Cargo Carrier - Tilting. Hitch Cargo Carrier reviews from real customers.

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Thule Hitch Cargo Carrier - TH665C

Tilting, enclosed, hitch-mounted cargo carrier offers a great solution to transporting your gear. Includes a lock to keep it closed. 13 Cubic feet, 150-pound capacity. Works on 1-1/4" (Class II only) and 2" trailer hitches.


  • Mounts to existing trailer hitch
  • Carrier can tilt down to give more access to the rear of the vehicle
  • Lid locks in the open position for easy loading and unloading
  • Includes pre-wired taillights with standard four-pole flat connector ready to plug in and go
    • License plate holder with light is included
  • Cargo can be locked inside of cargo box - lock included
  • One Key Locking System in place for cargo box allows you to match locks with other Thule racks
    • (1) Lock Cylinder required to lock gear in carrier
    • Hitch lock (# THSTL2) sold separately
  • Built-in anti-rattle device reduces vibration and noise
  • Solid, ABS construction is built to withstand rough conditions associated with travel
  • Plug/valve makes clean-up easy
  • Lifetime limited warranty
  • Made in the USA


  • Works with 1-1/4" (Class II only) and 2" trailer hitch receivers
  • Cargo box dimensions: 50.5" x 25.5" x 24"
  • Inside dimensions: 48-1/2" long x 23-1/3" high x 24-1/2" wide
  • Holds 13 cubic feet
  • Weight Capacity: 150 lbs
  • Measures 7-1/2" from the center of the hitch pin hole to the back of the pivot point upright bar

Please Note: Due to the size of this item, it ships via truck freight.

Thule Transporter Combi Hitch Mounted Enclosed Cargo Carrier

The Thule Transporter Combi Hitch Mounted Enclosed Cargo Carrier is a rugged yet affordable hitch mounted cargo carrier with a great look and great price. The carrier simply slides into existing 1-1/4" (Class II only) or 2" receiver hitches and makes loading and unloading your gear easy and convenient as it's done at lower height. Having the carrier in the back of the vehicle is also more fuel efficient than a roof mounted carrier. With its tilt-down design, you can easily access the back of your vehicle in seconds. The carrier includes a lock to secure the items inside it. Included is a license plate light with holder and pre-wired taillights with a standard four-pin trailer connector ready to plug in and go. Carries up to 13 cu. ft. and 150 lbs. A plug/valve in the bottom of the cargo carrier makes clean up quick and easy.

665C Thule Transporter Combi Hitch Mounted Enclosed Cargo Carrier - Tilting

Replaces 664 and 665

TH665C Installation InstructionsInstallation Details TH665C Installation instructions

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Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.

Video Transcript for Thule Hitch Cargo Carrier - Enclosed Carrier - TH665C Review

Today we are going to be showing you part number 665C from Thule. This is their transporting and tilting enclosed cargo carrier. It slides into an inch and a quarter hitch, class 2, receiver or a 2 inch hitch which due to its lower height makes loading much easier. It has a tilt down design which makes gaining access to the rear of the vehicle that much easier. It also includes a lock for extra security. Now it also has an optional light and holder for a licensee plate for those long trips down the road which requires you to punch holes in the front of the cargo carrier. This carrier has 13 cubic feet of carrying space and has a weight capacity of 150 pounds. There is also a plug on the bottom of the carrier which makes cleaning a cinch.

Now we will demonstrate how this carrier works and show you some of the finer features we have just mentioned. We will start off with the front side of the carrier and work our way back. Now right now you cannot open this carrier as it is locked. Which is like we mentioned before for added security. Now you just need the key that comes with the carrier. Place it in the lock and turn and the carrier opens. If you look in the cargo carrier here you can see how spacious it really is. Also there is the plug valve here which actually makes cleaning a cinch. Moving further down from that you have the 2 tail light assemblies which do connect to a 4 pole connector. Also right underneath the lock you can see these 3 divots here that actually provide the set up point for your license plate holder. Moving on to the back of the cargo carrier. We will show you, this is the 4 pole connector. That will actually feed power to the tail light assemblies on the back of the carrier. You simply plug it in it to the 4 pole flat in your vehicle and it should run just fine.

To do that you probably want to actually wrap this around a couple times just to get it better secure. And then, the carrier comes equipped with a zip tie to tie this down. Then you just simply plug it into your 4 pole flat. Next is probably the most important function of this cargo carrier is the actual tilting function. If you look back here there is actually a pin you have to pull and then you can gentle let it down to gain more access to the rear of your vehicle. Pull it out and now you have more access to the rear of your vehicle. Now we are going to show you some of the tail light functions of this. To operate these lights you simply turn on the power to your lights. Then you can see it comes on. They also have a left turn, as well as a right turn. They also have a brake function. And just about anything that your car can do, these tail lights will do. There you have it for part number 665C from Thule, the transporter and tilting cargo carrier.

Customer Reviews

Thule Transporter Combi Hitch Mounted Enclosed Cargo Carrier - Tilting - TH665C

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

Tilting, enclosed, hitch-mounted cargo carrier offers a great solution to transporting your gear. Includes a lock to keep it closed. 13 Cubic feet, 150-pound capacity. Works on 1-1/4" (Class II only) and 2" trailer hitches.

- TH665C

Recieved it today. Had it put together in 30 minutes now cant wait to use it. Definitely sturdy and well built. Will handle all the kid stuff just fine. 42730

- TH665C

Extremely Happy The amount of storage capacity, and ease of use with this product is outstanding. Having this has enabled us to use the back of our SUV for the dogs and we have never run out of space yet. Easy to assemble, easy to use, kept our luggage dry in a snow storm, we are very happy we purchased this. We would however suggest getting the locking thule hitch pin, the bolt that comes with it works but you can't lock it and prevent theft of the whole unit without the lock. 809


Will the Thule Hitch Cargo Carrier - TH665C allow the rear doors to open on a Sprinter van?

-- comment by: Rod - 10/21/2013


We have not fitted this to a Sprinter, so we cannot say for sure. But I can help you get a good idea of where the carrier will sit. Measure 7-1/2 inches, straight back, from the pin hole on your hitch. Take a yard stick or dowel rod and hold it vertically to the ground at that point. That is just about where the carrier will sit.

-- Patrick B - 10/23/2013

- TH665C

Exceeds expectation! Wonderful addition to ease pressure of packing. Gives Dog plenty of space to ride comfortably! 386397

- TH665C

Easy to access, convenient I bought this a couple of years ago to free up space in our SUVs while traveling and tailgating. I love it and constantly get questions about it from other people. It is easy to access, locks, keeps things dry and protected. Because of the dimensions, I do recommend packing things in duffel bags rather than hard suitcases, and you'll be able to get a lot more in it. It does not interfere with you view or driving. In fact, you may forget it is attached. The only disadvantage of this model (compared to the Terrapin) is that it can be difficult to tilt and get back if it is fully loaded and you need access to the tailgate. 3400

- TH665C

The Hitch and Cargo carrier are very easy to install and looks great in the 2013 Jeep Wrangler Sahara. It fits with the spare tire on the back. 79172


Thanks for the photo, I have a 2012 2dr wrangler sport that i love , but when my children come to visit, i always have a luggage issue, do you think the transporter can carry three carry on size luggages, and overall has it been working out for you, I thank you in advance for your time

-- comment by: aborn76 - 05/24/2013


I have sent an email to Tim letting him know about your question. If he has anything to add, it will appear below his review. I have spent some time with this carrier, and 3 small carry on bags is doable, depending on their exact size. If it helps the inside dimensions of the carrier are 48-1/2 long x 23-1/4 high x 24-1/2 wide (inches).

-- Patrick B - 5/25/2013


Can you open the window and tailgate when tilted down? Thanks.

-- comment by: Chris - 11/17/2013


The Transporter will not tilt down far enough to allow a swing-door to open. It will allow some vertical-open hatch doors to open. I have included a link to a photo of the Transporter tilted all the way down for you to check out.

-- Patrick B - 11/26/2013

- TH665C

Lives up to the Thule name Actual carrier lacked description for installation, but it seemed pretty straightforward. Completed and ready for a trip. Don't trust what the dealer says about the wiring hookup. Mine told me it wasn't there so I purchased the extra wiring kit. After following the instructions for some time, I discovered the factory installed harness underneath the vehicle to the left of receiver. Thankfully, etrailer is taking back the kit as I don't need it. 2096

- TH665C

Terrible Good! I bought one of these back in 2003. I've used it on my Saab wagon, T&C van and Mazda5. It is great for long trips. We just throw in the cargo we plan to use at the motel stops, and store most other destination baggage in the car or van. Great additional space for a travelling family of 5. I store it by hoisting it to the garage ceiling. 2192

- TH665C

The product is exactly as advertised. It gives me the extra space in my SUV for my large Labrador pet. The only drawback is that in my advanced age, because of the weight of the unit, I am unable to handle the hook-up and release, although it is rather simple to accomplish. 625567

- TH665C

We bought this product one year ago. We have used it for some short trips locally, as well as a longer 3 week family vacation. It was exactly as advertised. Installation was a breeze, and I am not very mechanically inclined. We installed it on a Honda Odyssey mini van. The only minor drawback, and this is not product related, is that it does ride low on a minivan, due to placement of the hitch. That being said, we only hit the ground once going up a inclined driveway, and the product suffered no damage. Opening and closing of the product is easy. It holds the advertised weight. The break lights work well. Really made a long cross county trip much roomier for the family. 610681

- TH665C

This product was great. Cargo stayed dry and no increase in drag as with cartop carriers. Even though our back lights were not obcurred it was nice knowing the designers considered this and provide lights on the back, just in case. We found we could still open our rear hatch (Audi Q5) without having to tilt the box. 585990

- TH665C

Carrier did all things expected. Good value. 541002

- TH665C

+ Sturdy. easy to use. light weight. keeps items dry.perfect for camping gear - doesn't hold a lot. 516834

- TH665C

I actually just used it this weekend for the first time and it was perfect. Good purchase and I hope to use it more in the future. Thanks 382393

- TH665C

just right size and easy to install like it very much. 278558


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