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Thule Transporter Combi Hitch Mounted Enclosed Cargo Carrier - Tilting

Thule Transporter Combi Hitch Mounted Enclosed Cargo Carrier - Tilting

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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   (12 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

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

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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


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

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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


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

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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

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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

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Carrier did all things expected. Good value. 541002

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

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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

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


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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, the...
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  • Is it Better to Use a Hitch Cargo Carrier or Roof Cargo Carrier for a 2015 Honda Odyssey
  • You are correct that there are definite advantages of hitch cargo carriers over roof cargo carriers. You will have less drag improving your gas mileage and you won't have to reach up to the roof of your vehicle each time you load or unload. The biggest upsides you will find from the roof cargo carriers is accessing the cargo and of course the cost difference for the amount of cargo you can carry. A good hitch cargo carrier is the Thule Transporter Combi # TH665C. It holds up to 13...
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  • Can the Transporter Combi Cargo Carrier be Used as a Golf Club Carrier on a 2004 Jeep Rubicon
  • The Transporter Combi Cargo Carrier would be a great option for locking up your golf bag while at work. You will need to do some measuring to determine if the Transporter Combi Cargo Carrier, # TH665C, will fit on your 2004 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon though. I attached a photo showing all of the dimensions of the carrier. Basically, I am concerned about the size of the spare tire on your Rubicon. Normally the Rubicon and Sahara models have a larger spare tire that could interfere with installing...
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  • Hitch and Cargo Carrying Capacity of 2015 Nissan Rogue
  • According to the owner's manual for your 2015 Rogue, the maximum towing capacity of your vehicle is 1100 lbs GTW (gross trailer weight) and 110 TW (tongue weight). The trailer hitch and ball mount you use might have higher ratings than that, but you'll always be limited to the capacity of whatever the lowest rated component of the towing system. This means that the weight of any cargo carrier you use and the cargo placed in or on it cannot weigh more than 110 lbs. Since the Thule Transporter...
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  • Availability of Replacement Taillight Bulb for Thule Transporter # TH665C Cargo Carrier
  • A burned out bulb would be the most likely suspect, but you might also check that the pigtail that plugs into the rear of the lamp is firmly in place. The lamp that the Thule Transporter Cargo Carrier uses is a sealed unit, so the bulb itself is not replaceable. However, we do offer the replacement lamp as part # TH05252.
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  • Replacement Bulb For The Thule Transporter Cargo Carrier Part # TH665C
  • I do have a solution for you however, we do not sell just the replacement bulb for the Thule Transporter Combi Hitch Mounted Enclosed Cargo Carrier part # TH665C as the replacement bulb and lense are a sealed unit and cannot be separated. In order to replace the bulb and lens assembly, you will need the Replacement Tail Light for Thule Terrapin or Transporter part # TH05252. To replace the lense assembly, you must first open the lid to the cargo box and remove the bottom plastic lining...
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  • Will the Thule Transporter Cargo Carrier Interfere with the Rear Hatch on a 2013 Mazda CX-5
  • We have not had a chance to test the Thule Transporter Combi Cargo Carrier, # TH665C, with a 2013 Mazda CX-5 yet, but I did speak with my contact at Thule who said you should have no problem opening your rear hatch with this carrier tilted. The Transporter can tilt to a 45 degree angle away from the vehicle. As far as exhaust is concerned, we will want to do some measuring to see if they will be a problem. Constant exhaust heat can harm the carrier since the carrier is made of a plastic...
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  • Replacement Threaded Hitch Bolt for a Thule Transporter Enclosed Hitch Mount Cargo Carrier
  • Replacement threaded pin # 853-5917 will work with the Thule Transporter # TH665C because it is the replacement for the Snug Tite lock, # THSTL2, which also fits the Transporter. So if you just want the bolt it is # 853-5917.
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  • How Do I find Hitch Weight Capacity of my Pleasure Way RV
  • The hitch should have the tongue weight capacity stamped or labeled on it. Check to see if you find it there. Also, check the owner manual of the RV to see if it is listed there. You must abide by the lowest of the two figures if they are different. Remember, the weight figures you found are the weight capacity of the carriers. You also have to take into account the weight of the carrier itself. The Rola carrier, part # 59109, has a capacity of 250 pounds and the carrier weighs about...
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  • Hitch Carrier that Will Hold up to 4 Golf Bags
  • For carrying 4 golf bags the Thule Transporter Combi part # TH665C may be what you need. This has inside dimensions of 48-1/2 long x 23-1/3 high x 24-1/2 wide. You can compare the length of your golf bags/clubs to see if they will be compatible. Since the height and width are both about 2-feet odds are good that 4 sets of clubs can fit if they are not too long. It may be best to load the bags facing in alternating directions.
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  • Will Transporter Combi Hitch Mount Cargo Carrier # TH665C Fit a Dodge Dakota and is it Water Tight
  • The Thule Transporter Combi Hitch Mounted Enclosed Cargo Carrier, # TH665C, will fit on your Dodge Dakota if it has at least a Class II hitch. You will need to check the tongue weight capacity of your hitch and the capacities of the truck in your owners manual. If you do have a Class II or higher hitch, then the 150 pounds capacity plus 70 pounds of the carrier will equal 220 pounds. A Class II hitch can typically handle 300 to 350 pounds of tongue weight capacity; more than enough...
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  • Enclosed Cargo Carrier Recommendation Similar to GearSpace 34
  • I have a few similar alternatives for you, however, the GearSpace 34 Cargo Carrier is no longer available. Another product that you may be interested in is the Thule Transporter Cargo Carrier, # TH665C. This carrier is not as large as the GearSpace 34, but it does come with integrated tail lights, keyed locks and a weight capacity of 150 lbs. I have attached a link to a review video of this carrier for you to check out. I have also attached a link to all of the enclosed cargo carriers...
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  • One Light on Thule Transporter Cargo Carrier Not Working
  • The left and right lights are on different circuits for the brake light and turn signal functions. But the running lights on both sides share the same circuit. If none of the lights are working on that right side and replacing the light did not fix the problem I am inclined to believe that the problem is probably the wiring to the light. You can test the vehicle side connector using a circuit tester such as # ALL640595 to determine if there is indeed power at the connector when the vehicle...
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  • Availability of a Swing-Out Adapter to Use With the Thule Transporter Combi # TH665C
  • We have exactly what you are looking for to convert the Thule Transporter Combi # TH665C intp a swing-out style carrier. The Kuat Pivot Swing Away Hitch Extender # PV20B was created for Kuat bike racks but it can also be used for cargo carriers like the Transporter Combi. This extender is compatible with a 2" trailer hitch that has at least 9" of clearance from the center of the hitch pin hole to the rearmost edge of the bumper. As far as weight capacity goes, the Kuat adapter can...
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  • What Cargo Carriers are Available that are Larger than Thule Transporter TH665C
  • The Thule Transporter carrier you were looking at has 13 cubic feet of storage space. The largest flat cargo carriers we carry are 24x60 and we have several of those. I will link you to a page with all of our 24x60 flat cargo carriers.
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  • Replacement Tail Light for a Thule Terrapin or Thule Transporter Hitch Mounted Cargo Box
  • The replacement tail light for the Thule Terrapin cargo box is # TH05252. This is an incandescent light. There isn't an official LED light made for it but you could potentially use # STL35RB. It measures 5-5/16 inches by 3-7/16 inches and is 2-5/16 inches deep overall. I have linked a video review of this light for you.
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  • Can Thule Snug Tite Hitch Lock THSTL2 Be used With Thule Transport Cargo Carrier TH665C
  • Yes the Thule Snug Tite Hitch Lock, part #THSTL2, is compatible with the Thule Transporter TH665C. Not only do we have the lock listed as an item bought by other customers, but on the right hand side of the page we have it listed as a related product meaning it is meant to be used along with the item you are looking at. I have included a link below to the THSTL2 as well as a video demo of the Transporter to give you a brief example of how the carrier works.
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  • Methods to Deter Theft of Rightline Sport 3 XL Waterproof Carrier # RL100S30
  • Any fabric-type rooftop cargo bag, including the Rightline Sport 3 XL Waterproof Carrier # RL100S30 that you referenced, will use integrated straps to secure to your vehicle's roof rack or side rails. While it is possible to add a cable-style lock such as # CAB-10 from DeadBolt, this would only slow down any would-be thief. Since the bag's straps can be cut the lock would only provide for a modest complication for a person intent on stealing your bag and property. We do offer lockable...
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  • Will the Thule Transporter Cargo Carrier, Part # TH665C Provide Enough Room to Access Rear Door?
  • I have spoken with our contacts at Thule. Without knowing the make and model of the vehicle, they could not provide anything specific. The carrier tilts down at an approximate 45 degree angle away from the vehicle. The folks at Thule tell me that the only vehicles that could present a clearance problem are those whose tailgates open to the side. If your vehicle has a liftgate that is hinged at the top, you should have no problems clearing the carrier when it is in its tilted position.
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