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Thule Xsporter Pro Adjustable Height Truck Bed Ladder Rack - Aluminum - 450 lbs - Silver

Thule Xsporter Pro Adjustable Height Truck Bed Ladder Rack - Aluminum - 450 lbs - Silver

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2016 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 - Thule Xsporter Pro Adjustable Height Truck Bed Ladder Rack - Aluminum - 450 lbs - Silver

  • Thule
  • Truck Bed
  • Fixed Rack
  • No-Drill Application
  • Over the Bed
  • Adjustable Height
  • Standard Duty

This truck bed ladder rack has aerodynamic load bars that adjust to 32 different heights for ultimate load-carrying versatility. Locking aluminum rack installs easily on your side rails, includes load stops, and works with most Thule accessories.


Features:

  • Adjustable-height ladder rack for your truck bed
  • CustomAdjust bars can be raised or lowered to 32 different heights for maximum load-carrying versatility
    • Higher positions let you haul long loads and free up your truck bed for other cargo
    • Lower positions let you easily load cargo and make the rack more aerodynamic
  • QuickDial hand knobs make it easy to raise or lower the load bars
    • Molded numbers on the uprights denote the load bar height
  • T-slot load bar design allows you to easily attach and adjust channel-mounted accessories
    • WindDiffuser rubber strips add finished look to load bars
    • AirTrip technology - ridges in bars redirect air over and under bars to eliminate whistling
  • Aero load stops included to help hold your cargo in place
    • Fit easily into T-slots on the load bars
  • 4 Fully welded mounting rails secure the load bar supports in place on your truck bed rails
    • Easy, clamp-on installation - no cutting or drilling required
  • 2 SecureLock clamp covers with Thule One-Key System locks secure the rails to your truck
  • 2 Locking endcaps with Thule One-Key System locks secure the upright load bar supports to your truck
  • Versatile load bars accept most Thule clamp-on and channel-mount carriers and accessories
    • Some accessories may require Thule Xadapt adapters (sold separately)
  • Reinforced, 600-grade, anodized aluminum construction is durable and rustproof
  • Silver color


Specs:

  • Carrying capacity: 450 lbs
  • Application: universal design fits most full-size and compact trucks
    • Mounting kit (THXK3 - sold separately) required for Toyota Tacoma 2005-2015
    • Mounting kit (THXK4 - sold separately) required for Toyota Tacoma 2016 to current
  • Load bar dimensions: 72" long x 3-1/2" wide x 1-1/2" tall
  • Maximum height from top of bed rail:
    • Top of crossbar: 30"
    • Top of load stop: 34-3/4"
  • Limited lifetime warranty


500XT Thule Xsporter Pro Adjustable-Height Truck Bed Ladder Rack with Load Stops - Aluminum - 450 lbs - Silver

Replaces 500

Installation Details TH500XT Installation instructions


Customer Reviews

Thule Xsporter Pro Adjustable Height Truck Bed Ladder Rack - Aluminum - 450 lbs - Silver - TH500XT

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (30 Customer Reviews)

This truck bed ladder rack has aerodynamic load bars that adjust to 32 different heights for ultimate load-carrying versatility. Locking aluminum rack installs easily on your side rails, includes load stops, and works with most Thule accessories.

- TH500XT
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More expensive than other racks but I was impressed with the quality of the components, the directions and even the packaging. I wanted racks that I could adjust as low as possible to ease the loading of kayaks and just clear the cab. These adjust to just about any height you'd want in 3/4 inch increments. My only doubt is whether the C clamps that secure the bases to the bed rails might loosen over time. 465973


Comments
With a years use now on the racks, Ive been pleased with them. The C clamps have needed to be tightened once, maybe twice but I have used the racks many times and sometimes on some fairly rough roads.
James N - 01/09/2019

48367

- TH500XT
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Muy buen producto [very good product] 747209



- TH500XT
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Still perfect, standing up to use very well 517043



- TH500XT
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2005 Dodge Ram Pickup

Easy transaction, the box arrived torn but there was nothing missing or damaged. Great price and service. Had a question and called and spoke to Lori AB. and received excellent service. Have purchased from etrailer before and will continue to make purchases with them. 516696



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2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

The Thule rack has met all of my expectations quality, ease of installation, and versatility. My install is on a utility trailer used for various tasks. Removing and replacing the rack takes about 15 minutes, highly recommend this product. 420392



- TH500XT
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Easy install. Arrived timely. Customer service was awesome. 391382


Comments
Awesome product still! Thank you
Kevin K - 06/28/2018

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- TH500XT
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2015 Ford F-150

Very expensive with poor bolt design for top rails. Bolts can easily fall out. Replacement bolts from Thule require the purchase of a whole package for $52. For the price expected a better design 351746



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Nissan Frontier

Fits my Nissan frontier,easy to install,classy looking,Fast shipping ever.Thanks Megan for helping me get my shipment.I plan to use this for work during the week and for my bike's on the weekend.I saw a lot of other ladder racks online they were not as nice as this one.Thanks. 317276



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2010 Toyota Tundra

Look and feel of quality components. Straight forward installation. 212536



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2010 Ford F-150

Easy to install. easy to use. An ideal piece of equipment for the back of your truck. 153295


Comments
would this fit on a 2015 GMC Sierra Crew Cab short bed?
-- comment by: Dan Z - 02/20/2015

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-- Patrick B - 2/25/2015


- TH500XT
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EXCELLENT 106629



- TH500XT
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got it put together, when it arrived i was a little bummed , shipping wasn't kind to my rack, has some dents in the cross bars but, i put some surfboard pads on and i can live with it. It works great, just went and bought a massive SUP board so all is good. thx much steve e. 101201



- TH500XT
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Very well made strong and sturdy,love i t. 99730



- TH500XT
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I ordered a truck rack Monday Sept 17th just after 8am pacific time. Within an hour I received an e-mail that the order was being processed. A short time later i received an e-mail that the order had shipped . I received my order on Friday the 21st. I have installed the Rack in my truck and it looks great. I am a return customer and would recommend etrailer to anyone in the market for any items they may need. Etrailer your great. Thanks for the fantastic service. 55799



- TH500XT
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I do a lot of online ordering, and etrailer stands out for their prompt service and rapid delivery at a great price... Highly recommendable, Good Work etrailer Staff! 42950



- TH500XT
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this product was great, great aluminum material, really solid rack for sure, easy installation, and adds a great look to the truck, shipping couldnt have gone any faster, by far the cheapest place ive found for this ladder rack. Thanks Etrailer.com!!!!!!! 27787



- TH500XTB-THXK4B
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Review from a similar Xsporter Pro in Ladder Racks


Box came kinda messed up ,but everything in side was fine ,took about 4 hours to put together, the xk4 clamps were kinda hard to get on there but in the end it was a good catch and being this was a special order for a tacoma 17 456008


Comments
Great, been a year and have taken them off and on and they are still holding strong . Would def buy again if i needed to.
Kevin - 11/30/2018

46236

- TH500XTB
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Review from a similar Xsporter Pro in Ladder Racks


Love these because of the adjustability. I can carry my tent lower than the roofline, or use to carry my canoe above it. The adjustable stops make it easy to change depending on whatever load you're running, ladders, plywood, a boat, etc! The black powder coat happens to match my truck perfectly. 463004



- TH500XTB-THXK4B
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Review from a similar Xsporter Pro in Ladder Racks


Awesome product and awesome service always a pleasure doing business with you folks. Mahalos & Alohas from Hawaii... 527247



- TH500XTB
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Review from a similar Xsporter Pro in Ladder Racks


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- TH500XTB-THXK4B
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Review from a similar Xsporter Pro in Ladder Racks


This rack looks great on my 2017 Toyota Tacoma. My truck has a hard top Tonneau cover and bed rail system. The rack will fit look closely at my pictures for installation.This was not hard to do if you are mechanically inclined. It will take you a bit of time to mount on the truck. Rack come with keys to keep someone from taking it. After seeing firsthand what it took to mount on the truck if a crook wants this rack it will take him/her a good amount of time to remove even if you do not put the locks on the bed rail clamps. Good and solid with the canoe on top. I gave it several test runs on the interstate at 70 mph.Would have gave this rack five stars but it takes a bit of messing around to install. Leaving for and eight hour tip to the Adirondacks soon i will update this when i return. 863229



- TH500XTB-THXK4B
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Review from a similar Xsporter Pro in Ladder Racks


The set a if Ladder Racks went together real easy. I put them together myself in a little over an hour. I think the look perfect too. 852277



- TH500XTB
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Review from a similar Xsporter Pro in Ladder Racks


Easy to order. Arrive few days later. 802413



- TH500XTB
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Review from a similar Xsporter Pro in Ladder Racks


Did some trimming on the truck bed rail to get max distance between brackets. I use the raise lower and removal function often and it’s ease to do. Only con is that I haven’t found a tonneau cover that works with it due to the bracket wrapping the bedrail. 793453



- TH500XTB
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Review from a similar Xsporter Pro in Ladder Racks


Probably the best rack I have ever purchased, I was looking for a ladder rack that could adjust easily to fit in a parking garage. Directions were very clear and easy to follow. All required tools are supplied. This rack can be removed fast if needed, and has lockable fittings to keep others from easily removing it. 765748


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  • Ladder Rack Compatible with Tonneau Cover on 2015 Toyota Tundra SR5
    The Thule Xsporter Pro Adjustable Height Truck Bed Ladder Rack - Aluminum - 450 lbs - Silver # TH500XT is not compatible with a tonneau cover because it attaches on the inside of the bed rails. Tonneau covers use that same space so the two are not compatible. If you have a tonneau that fits inside the bed rails of your Tundra, then you can use the Thule TracRac Sliding Rack # TH43002XT-610 for 6.5 foot bed or # TH43002XT-011 for 8 foot. The Adarac Pro Series Custom Truck Bed Ladder...
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  • Replacement Bed Rail Clamps and T-Bolts for Thule Xsporter Pro Ladder Rack
    We have each of the replacement parts you need for your Thule Xsporter Pro Ladder Rack # TH500XT (Silver) or # TH500XTB (Black). The bed rail clamps you referred to are sold individually, so you will need Replacement Bed Rail Clamp # 8523159001 (Silver) or # 8523159002 (Black). As for the "t-plate" you referenced, I believe you were asking about the Replacement T-Slide Casting for Thule Xsporter Pro Ladder Rack # 8523164001. As for bolts, the only bolts that this rack uses are the Replacement...
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  • Replacement Bed Rail Clamps for Thule Xsporter Pro Ladder Rack on 2015 GMC Canyon
    If you have the Silver Thule Xsporter Pro # TH500XT then you need Rail Clamp # 8523159001 but if you have the Black Thule Xsporter Pro # TH500XTB you need Rail Clamp # 8523159002. These come in a quantity of 1 so you'll need to order 8 of them if you don't have any to install the ladder rack on your 2015 GMC Canyon. For replacement mounting hardware for the clamps you need the kit # TA7521446001 along with whatever quantity of the Clamp Foot # TAPT-27300 you need to replace as well....
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  • Can the Thule Xsporter Pro Ladder Rack be Used for a Rooftop Tent and People Weighing 500 lbs Total
    You can definitely use the Thule Xsporter Pro Adjustable Height Truck Bed Ladder Rack # TH500XT to transport and use your rooftop tent on your 2019 GMC Canyon. I reached out to my contact at Thule who confirmed that your estimated 500 lbs of weight will be safe to use with the Xsporter Pro. The 450 lb weight capacity is for when you are in motion and is called the dynamic weight capacity. Since you will be sitting still while the rooftop tent is in use the ladder rack can handle a little...
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  • Thule Xsporter Ladder Rack Replacement End Caps
    The Replacement End Cap for Thule Xsporter Pro Truck Bed Ladder Rack # 852-3214001 for the # TH500XT will work the same on both sides. Thule uses the same part number for both ends. My assumption is the 1 of 2 and 2 of 2 was to ensure you received the correct number of end caps in the box.
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  • Adjustable Height Ladder Rack Recommendation for 2018 Ford F-150
    For your 2018 Ford F-150 the Thule Xsporter part # TH500XT is a confirmed fit for all of the available bed lengths of your truck and has an adjustable height so it would be a perfect solution for you. I attached a review video that shows this rack demoed on a similar 2017 Ford F-150 as yours for you to check out as well.
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  • Crossbar Spread for Thule WingBar Evo Roof Rack for 2019 Honda CRV and Roof Box Recommendation
    The Thule Wingbar Roof Rack system part # TH711420 part #TH710501 and part # TH145046 for your 2019 Honda CRV does require a crossbar spread of exactly 27.5 inches per the instructions for part # TH145046, which is the fit kit for the bare roof of your CRV. This is due to the roof rack being custom fit for the bare roof of your CRV and is designed to install, handle the most weight, and line the contours in those exact locations on your roof. I have linked the instructions for that part...
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  • Can Uprights on Thule Xsporter Pro Ladder Rack be Lifted Up and Out Easily
    There is a cap on the bottoms of each of the uprights that adjust up and down. You would need to unlock and remove the caps to take the uprights all the way out. I have included a picture showing what the caps look like when removed. So yes, you can easily remove the uprights when needed. I have also included a link to a video showing a typical installation for you.
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  • How To Secure A Kayak To The Thule Xsporter Pro Truck Bed Ladder Rack
    I do have a recommendation for you, however, Yakima does not make an adapter for the Yakima HullHound Kayak Saddles w/ Tie-Downs part Y04079 that will allow them to work with the Thule Xsporter Pro Adjustable Height Truck Bed Ladder Rack part # TH500XT. In order to secure a kayak to the Xsporter crossbars, I recommend using a set of tie down straps like the Erickson Cam Buckle Tie-Down Straps part # 05605 and foam blocks like the Malone Foam Kayak Block for Truck Racks part # MPG159...
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  • How Tall is the Thule Xsporter Ladder Rack and Will I Have Enough Cab Clearance to Haul my Kayaks
    The Thule Xsporter Pro Adjustable Height Truck Bed Ladder Rack # TH500XT is adjustable up to 27 inches. This is an overall height adjustable measurement. I measured one that we had on hand, and this measurement is from the top of the base assembly (that attaches the rack to the bed rails of your truck) to the bottom of the load bars. Additionally, the load bar is 1-5/8 inches wide, so the total measurement from the bed rail to the top of the load bar would be 28-5/8 inches. I have included...
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  • Ladder Rack for a 2013 Ford F-150 with a Capacity of 500 Pounds
    The carrying capacity of the Thule Xsporter ladder rack # TH500XT is 450 pounds which will be 50 pounds less than what you need. For a 500 pound capacity rack we have some options from Access. For an 8 foot bed use # A70590. And for the 5-1/2 foot bed use # A70490. Before using the roof top tent I recommend making sure the truck roof has the capacity for the weight you want to put on it. This information may be found in the owners manual. Another option you might want to consider...
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  • Will The Thule Hull-A-Port Work With The Thule Xsporter Pro
    In order to mount the Thule Hull-A-Port Kayak Carrier w/Tie-Downs part # TH834 to the Thule Xsporter Pro Adjustable Height Truck Bed Ladder Rack part # TH500XT on your vehicle, you will want to use the Watersports Adapter for Aeroblade/Aeroblade Edge Bars part # THXADAPT11 as confirmed by Thule.
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  • Will the Thule Xsporter Ladder Rack fit a 2013 Dodge Ram 1500 Quad Cab 6.4 ft bed
    I checked with Thule and yes, the Thule Xsporter Pro Adjustable Height Truck Bed Ladder Rack # TH500XT that you referenced will work on your 2013 Dodge Ram 1500 Quad Cab with a 6.4 ft bed. I attached a review and installation video for the ladder rack for you to check out also.
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  • What are the Dimensions of the Thule Xsporter Ladder Rack Crossbars
    If you mean the length of the bars from side to side on the Thule Xsporter ladder rack # TH500XT they are 72 inches. If you mean the width front to back of an individual bar they are 3-5/8 inches wide and 1-3/4 inches tall.
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  • Adjustable Height Ladder Rack Compatibility with Tonneau Cover
    We do have an adjustable height ladder rack in the Thule Xsporter Pro # TH500XT, but the height adjustment requires the vertical load bar have the ability to lower into the bed so a tonneau cannot be used with it. This is a confirmed fit for your 2018 Ford F-150. We do have the sliding rack like # TH43002XT-501 that are able to be used with certain tonneau covers like # BAK39327, but they are only adjustable in crossbar spread and not vertical adjustment. If you have a different size...
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  • Toolbox Compatible Ladder Rack for 2014 Ford F250/350 Pickup
    The answer to your question will depend on what kind of toolbox you have. If you have a chest style that sits completely between the bed sides without resting on the top of the bed sides, the Thule # TH500XT Xsporter would work fine. If you're speaking of a crossover style toolbox that rests on the bed sides, the Xsporter would not work for you. The T-Rac Pro 2 # TH37003XT from TracRac would allow you to mount your toolbox, using the integrated mounts shown in the photo I've provided...
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  • Availability of the Thule Xsporter Pro for a 2016 Toyota Tundra
    We do have the Thule Xsporter Pro available for your 2016 Toyota Tundra as long as it doesn't have the Deck Rail System. The Xsporter comes both in Silver # TH500XT and in Black # TH500XTB, and is compatible with any of the 5-1/2 foot, 6-1/2 foot, or 8 foot bed lengths that the Tundra comes with. I have attached a couple of review videos that you can check out as well.
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  • Is There a Tonneau Cover Compatible with a Thule Xsporter Ladder Rack?
    There is not a tonneau cover that is confirmed to fit a Thule Xsporter Rack # TH500XT. The covers all are limited because they need the same mounting location as your Xsporter. There are a few companies that have figured out that they can use the internal mount tonneau and a stake pocket mounted roof rack so they don't interfere, but no company has yet made a tonneau compatible with the adjustable height Xporter. You would need to use a soft cover tonneau and customize both the frame...
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  • Will Toyota Tacoma Mounts for Thule Xsporter Pro Work with Older Thule Xporter
    The Toyota Tacoma Mounting Kit # THXK3 is designed to mount the Xsporter Pro # TH500XT. I spoke with Thule to see if it is compatible with older models of the Xsporter, and they do not guarantee the # THXK3 will work with older models of the Xsporter. We have not tested the compatibility of the older Xsporters with the # THXK3 kit to know if they will work together. In order to use the factory installation rails in your Tacoma for an Xspoter, you will want to use the Xspoter Pro....
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  • Ladder Rack Compatible w/ Truck Bed Toolbox for 2006 Dodge Ram Short Bed
    You could install the # TH500XT Thule Xporter Pro with a tool box, but to mount the box you'd need an extra long J hook or you'd need to drill down through the box, through the mount for the ladder rack and through your bed side. TracRac has a much better solution. Their Pro 2 ladder rack, part # TH37003XT has a much larger capacity, at 1000 lbs versus 450 lb capacity of the Xsporter. The ladder rack includes integrated mounts that make installing your toolbox very easy.
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  • What is the Difference Between Models of Thule XSporter?
    I spoke with a representative of Thule, who told me that they did not classify the 450 lb weight capacity of the Thule XSporter # TH500XT as either static or dynamic and that you only needed to have a capacity of less than 450 lbs and you would be fine. As far as the models you referenced, the only difference is fit. The The Thule XSporter # TH500XT is a fit for a 2017 Nissan Titan, while the # TH500XT-XK3 is for a 2005 - 2015 Toyota Tacoma with a Deck Rail System while the # TH500XT-XK4...
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  • Is there an Adapter to Use Thule Ladder Rack with a Crossover Toolbox on 2015 GMC Sierra
    There isn't a specific adapter to move the toolbox up over the mounting base of Thule ladder rack # TH500XT. But you could probably fabricate something to be able to mount the box and ladder rack the way you want to. You could probably bolt something to the bed of the truck, under the toolbox so that the box rests on it, raising it up some.
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  • Recommendation for Ladder Rack for 2014 Ram 1500 with Ram Box Tool Box Feature
    All of the ladder racks we offer for your 2014 Ram 1500 with the Ram Box tool box feature can be seen on the link provided at right. All of these are the multi-bar type (either 2 or 3 bars). It sounds like you may be looking for a headache rack, which is a single-piece item that mounts just behind your cab. The second link at right will show you all options for your 2014 Ram 1500. Please note that some products are NOT compatible with the Ram Box, or with the 5-1/2-foot bed. At...
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  • Troubleshooting Thule Lock Cylinders That Will Not Operate on the Thule Xsporter Ladder Rack
    I contacted Thule and they explained that you my need to try an lube the lock cylinder to see if you can get the locks to engage. Using a lubricant like WD-40, spray the key and then insert into lock. Turn the key a few times back and forth between the locked and unlocked positions. If this does not work, you could use your change key to remove the lock cylinder. Insert change key and turn in the unlock position try to wiggle the lock cylinder out. This will at least allow you to perform...
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  • Dimensions for Ends of Crossbars on Thule Xsporter Ladder Rack
    The ends of the crossbars on the Thule Xsporter Pro Adjustable Height Truck Bed Ladder Rack # TH500XT referenced in your question feature a width of 3-1/2 inches and a height of 1-5/8 inches. I went out to the warehouse to confirm these measurements and attached a picture to assist. If you happen to be needing replacement caps for the end of the bars, you will just need part # 852-3214001.
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  • How Tight do the Clamps Need to be When Installing the Thule Xsporter on a 2012 Ford F-150
    Per the instructions for the Thule Xsporter Pro Adjustable Height Truck Bed Ladder Rack # TH500XT you are supposed to tighten the bolts on the clamps down to 10 ft-lbs. If you really cranked down on it and overtightened it then that is probably why your bedrail is deformed. If you didn't put the shims in-between the brackets and the bed rail then that could also be contributing to it as well. As for bringing your plastic bed rail covers to their original shape; you can try a heat...
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  • Can Thule Xsporter Pro 500XT Bars Be Moved Closer Together
    I spoke with my contact at Thule about bringing your Xporter Pro # TH500XT bars closer together. He said there should be no problem bringing the bars closer together to accommodate your ski box sitting lower, but recommended keeping the bars as far apart as possible.
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  • Can Crossbars Of Thule Xsporter Pro Truck Bed Ladder Rack Be Cut For A Custom Fit
    The crossbars that are included with the Thule Xsporter Pro Truck Bed Ladder Rack, part # TH500XT are made of aluminum. You could cut the crossbars but you will void the warranty by doing so. You will need to use extreme caution to make sure you do not damage the tracks when you cut them. I also recommend using a fine file to deburr the edges after you cut them to the size you need.
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  • Can Thule Xsporter Install on Bed Rails With Covers
    The bed rail covers of your 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 can be left on when you install the Thule Xsporter part # TH500XT that you referenced. If you check out the install video I attached that also shows a 2016 Silverado you can see the covers are left on the bed rails.
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