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Thule Goalpost Hitch Mounted Load Bar

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  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Fixed Carrier
  • Thule
  • Steel
  • Class III
  • Class IV
  • Light Duty
The hitch mounted GoalPost provides a front- or rear-mounted load bar that allows you to carry loads longer than your truck bed. It is easily adjusted to different heights, and two load stops are included to provide lateral load support. Call 800-298-8924 to order Thule hitch cargo carrier part number TH997 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Thule products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Thule Goalpost Hitch Mounted Load Bar. Hitch Cargo Carrier reviews from real customers.



Thule Hitch Cargo Carrier - TH997

The hitch mounted GoalPost provides a front- or rear-mounted load bar that allows you to carry loads longer than your truck bed. It is easily adjusted to different heights, and two load stops are included to provide lateral load support.


Features:

  • Mounts to existing 2" trailer hitch receiver
  • Telescoping design allows for easy height adjustment for different size trucks and SUV's
    • Pin secures upright bar in place at height adjustment points
  • Includes 58" Thule load bar for attachment of watersport carriers
  • Includes two load stops
    • Provide lateral support for all gear
    • Adjustable along length of load bar
  • Constructed of high strength steel for durability
  • Built in anti-wobble mechanism keeps GoalPost snug in receiver for stability and reduction of noise and vibration
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Works with 2" trailer hitches only.
  • Telescopes vertically from 54-1/2" to 66"
  • Measures 7-3/8" from the center of the hitch pin hole to the back of the upright bar.
  • Weight capacity: 165 lbs


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Load guides slide left and right to accommodate different load widths.
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Thule Goalpost Hitch Mounted Load Bar


Thule Goalpost Hitch Mounted Load Bar
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Code: TH997

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  • Class IV
  • Steel
  • Thule


The hitch mounted GoalPost provides a front- or rear-mounted load bar that allows you to carry loads longer than your truck bed. It is easily adjusted to different heights, and two load stops are included to provide lateral load support.

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Video Transcript for Thule Goalpost Hitch Mounted Load Bar Review

Today we'll be reviewing the Thule Goal Post hitch mounted load bar part number TH997. This goal post provides a front or rear mounted load bar that works with a 2 inch hitch receiver and allows you to carry loads longer than your truck bed. It can easily be adjusted to fit different heights and includes 2 load stabs to provide lateral load support. We'll start of our review by assembling and installing it on to the vehicle. We'll first take the goal post stinger and slide it into the receiver tube of our hitch. We'll then line up the pin holes and thread our anti rattle bolt through the pin holes tightening it with a wrench. There is a built in anti wobble mechanism that keeps the goal post snug in the receiver for stability and to reduce noise and vibration.

We'll then insert the upper half of the goal post into the opening of the stinger at the top. We want to make sure that it slides all the way down we can continue working on it at about chest height. We'll then position the load bar onto to the horizontal bracket, we'll then place in our in caps at each end of the load bar. Next lining up the holes in the load bar with the holes in the horizontal bracket. We'll take the Y brackets and M6 carriage bolts and insert our carriage bolts through the holes.

We'll put the Y brackets on both the front and rear side of the goal post putting on our washer and nut and tightening it with the wrench. Once everything is all tighten down and secured, we can attach the two load stops with the shorter carriage bolts and two wing nuts keeping them tight and loosely you can adjust them for your load. This load bar has a telescoping design that allows you to adjust the height to accommodate for different size trucks and SUVs. It will telescope vertically from 54 1/2 inches all the way up to 66 inches. This pin here secures the upright bar in place at the height adjustment points. Next we'll take the included anti sway straps to help prevent the goal post from swinging back and forth while your vehicle is in motion.

Now on the top hole, for the upper part of the goal post we'll insert the silver hook into the hole and then move down to one corner of our vehicle where we will find the sturdy anchor point for the other hook. We'll then bring the strap up tightening it loosely. We'll then repeat these steps for the other strap. Now that both straps have been positioned, we can then move back and forth tightening each strap a little bit a time that the goal post doesn't lean to one side of the vehicle. We'll then secure the excess strap.

The kit comes with one 58 inch Thule load bar and 2 load stops. The load stops can be placed anywhere along the load bar to provide lateral support for all your gear. The Thule goal post is constructed of a high strength steel for all durability and is made in the USA. It has a weight capacity of a 165 pounds. Now that we've gone over some of the assembly and the installation, as well as some of the features and specs, that will complete today's review of the Thule Goal Post hitch mounted load bar part number TH997. .


Customer Reviews

Thule Goalpost Hitch Mounted Load Bar - TH997

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (13 Customer Reviews)

The hitch mounted GoalPost provides a front- or rear-mounted load bar that allows you to carry loads longer than your truck bed. It is easily adjusted to different heights, and two load stops are included to provide lateral load support.

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by: Gruf Rude10/12/2013


I recently switched from a pull-along camper to a short, lifted gooseneck camper and needed a way to carry my faithful old 16-foot aluminum canoe. I had carried the canoe on Thule racks on my 2005 Silverado 2500HD diesel crew-cab from new, but I needed to move the canoe WAY forward to clear the new gooseneck. E-trailer had the answers. First I installed a DrawTite front receiver hitch (4-bolt, 1/2 hour easy install) and then plugged the Thule GoalPost carrier onto the front of my truck. A quick and easy height adjustment was all it took to evenly distribute the canoe between all three racks. Now, the 16-foot canoe is about 6 inches clear of the trailer and the front overhang does not interfere with driving at all. Out on the road and no problem at 65MPH in typical Wyoming winds. I took some pictures and hope they show how a little browsing, thanks to the super-helpful detailed specs and 'how-to' tips and customer reviews on etrailer.com can help you solve problems. 103613


Comments

Is there any problem with front visibility and any possible laws for blocking front view? I am looking to do something similar with two kayaks while pulling my fifth wheel?ThanksSteve

-- comment by: Steve K - 06/15/2015

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Steve, there is no significant interference with visibility nor am I aware of any legal impediments to this set-up. I have been using this system for over a year now with no trouble with drive-ability and no attention from law enforcement. I have two 10-foot kayaks that I carry on the Thule roof racks as an alternate to the canoe, but they dont over-hang to the point of needing the front support that the 16-foot canoe does.

-- comment by: Gruf - 06/17/2015

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Gruf thanks for replying to Steve's question. Steve, we do recommend checking with your local DOT office or highway patrol to make sure that you are within legal cargo regulations, since they vary depending on where you are traveling.

-- Rachael H - 6/17/2015


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by: JohnC06/25/2015


We have down-sized our family car... from a full-sized V8 SUV to a Subaru Forester. However, I still need to do home repairs using my smaller new car. First situation: How do I carry 4'x8' sheets of plywood and/or 12' lumber with the Subaru roof rack? Its cross bars are only 3' apart front to rear. Answer: The Thule Goalpost. My roof rack combined with the Goalpost now has a 7' span front to rear. And, the Goalpost crossbar is over 4' wide. Easy to assembly, install and use, the Goalpost is heavily-built and the paint had no imperfections. The height of the Goalpost is adjustable and has a setting that matches my roof rack height. I do not know how they did that! This is a good product. 207097



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by: Stu W.04/27/2017


The Thule Goalpost works like a charm. Once the boat was placed on the Thule roof rack, it is easy to adjust the height of the GoalPost to level it out for safe traveling. After snugging the tiedowns front and back the boat made a 1300 mile trip without a problem. Thule products work great! 373149



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by: Gary P.03/12/2012


I think this goalpost hitch will work just fine. Here are some pictures. 33584



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by: Greg A.07/28/2013


The Goalpost Hitch Mounted Load Bar is exactly what I needed to carry my rowing scull on my pickup. It is made of high quality materials and was reasonably priced. Shipping was free and it arrived within 48 hours of my order. I am very satisfied with my purchase and ordering experience. 92036



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by: Frank H.08/03/2017


Assembly was a breeze, shipping was quick, quality is fantastic. 414463



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by: John D01/31/2012


etrailer service was terrific. They even sent the product by expedited shipping when I only purchased regular shipping. Everything arrived in great shape and was easy to install. I'm heading off today to pick up some lumber with it. 30706



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by: Dale08/08/2016


The Thule 997 Goal Post Hitch Mounted Carrier costs more than the competition, and it is worth every penny. Great job Thule, and thank you, etrailer for excellent response time. 281346



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by: Tony08/05/2017


It's a great product and I may even find a use for it sometime but now it does not work for me and I would like to return it. 415461



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by: Brad06/09/2017


I can't complain one bit. It's held up well and gets used quite a bit. etrailer's customer service is top notch too 390902



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by: RJ A08/10/2016


great product. Just as described. 282242



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by: pete t09/21/2012


product works great ! 55376



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by: Andrew F05/30/2015


Works as described. 198626


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  • The Thule ladder rack # TH500xt is listed as a fit for all models of the 2012 Toyota Tacoma. For a roof rack a lot depends on the cab style. I have included a link to the Thule roof racks that fit your truck. You will just need to look at the ones that match your cab style. If it were me, I would choose a system with the square bars because they are less expensive. Another option, if your truck has a 2 inch trailer hitch, would be to use the Thule Goal Post, # TH997. This will serve...
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