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Kuat Vagabond X Roof Cargo Basket and 2 Bike Carrier - Steel - 52" x 41" - 160 lbs

Kuat Vagabond X Roof Cargo Basket and 2 Bike Carrier - Steel - 52" x 41" - 160 lbs

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This stylish cargo basket lets you haul a full load of gear and 2 bikes on your roof rack. The sturdy steel basket includes 2 built-in fork blocks for bikes, a custom fairing to reduce wind noise, and locking mounts to secure it to your crossbars. Lowest Prices for the best roof basket from Kuat. Kuat Vagabond X Roof Cargo Basket and 2 Bike Carrier - Steel - 52" x 41" - 160 lbs part number VX201 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Kuat Roof Basket - VX201

  • Kuat
  • Medium Capacity
  • Square Bars
  • Round Bars
  • Factory Bars
  • Aero Bars
  • Elliptical Bars
  • Cargo Basket
  • Medium Length
  • Steel
  • Black

This stylish cargo basket lets you haul a full load of gear and 2 bikes on your roof rack. The sturdy steel basket includes 2 built-in fork blocks for bikes, a custom fairing to reduce wind noise, and locking mounts to secure it to your crossbars.


Features:

  • Cargo carrier with built-in bike fork blocks lets you transport gear on your vehicle's roof rack
    • Provides space for bicycles and a full load of helmets, shoes, and other accessories
  • 2 Fork mounts with stainless steel skewers secure bikes to cargo basket
    • Requires that your bikes have 9-mm, quick-release front-wheel skewers
    • Hold bikes that have standard or disc brakes
  • Custom fairing attaches to front of basket to reduce wind noise and drag
  • Universal mounting hardware clamps onto most crossbar styles
    • Hand knobs tighten over U-bolts to secure basket to roof rack
    • Rubber coating on U-bolts protects crossbars from scratches and abrasions
  • 2 Locking covers help to secure basket to crossbars
    • Deny access to the mounting hardware, preventing removal of basket
  • Undercut rear of basket provides clearance for hatches and roof spoilers
  • Xtender extension piece (VX202 - sold separately) lets you add 21" of length and 2 load bars to basket
  • Highly stylized brushed silver logos give basket a rugged yet sophisticated appearance
  • Sturdy steel tubing with black powder coat finish ensures durability and rust resistance


Specs:

  • Application: round, square, aero, elliptical, and most factory crossbars
    • Maximum crossbar dimensions: 4-1/2" wide x 1-3/4" tall
  • Crossbar spread: 15" - 25"
  • Bike carrier:
    • Carrying capacity: 2 bikes
    • Weight capacity: 50 lbs per bike
    • Fork mount hole diameter: 9 mm
    • Fork block width: 4-3/8"
  • Weight capacity: 160 lbs
  • Dimensions: 52" long x 41" wide x 7" tall
  • Inside (usable platform) dimensions: 44-1/2" long x 37-1/2" wide x 4-1/2" tall
  • Front and rear tubing diameter: 1-1/2"
  • Carrier weight: 43 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty


Kuat VX01 Stylish Appearance

The Kuat Vagabond X combines ultimate functionality with striking good looks to form a unique and stylish way to transport your gear. This rooftop cargo carrier features real brushed silver logos on the front and sides that - left unpolished - will collect a patina over time and actually look better with age. Add a black powder coat over solid steel tubing and you've got a basket that's built to last.


Built-In Bike Mounts

Kuat VX01 Bike Mounts

The Vagabond X has built-in fork mounts for transporting 2 bikes. The fork mounts have 9-mm-diameter, stainless steel skewers to secure your bikes in place. These fork mounts work only with bikes that have quick-release skewers on the front wheels. And they will accommodate bikes with standard or disc brakes.


Custom Fairing

Kuat VX201 Mounting Hardware

The cargo basket includes a custom fairing that reduces drag and wind noise. The fairing features a stylish brushed silver Kuat logo that's sure to grab attention. And it's easy to connect to the basket with the included clamps and screws.


Hatch Clearance

Kuat VX01-02 Mounting Hardware

The Vagabond X has an undercut rear that provides plenty of clearance for your vehicle's trunk door or hatch. This means that you don't have to go through the aggravation of removing the basket just to access gear in your rear cargo area.


Universal Mounting Hardware with Locking Covers

Kuat VX01-02 Mounting HardwareKuat VX01 Kuat Mounting hardware Locking design

This cargo basket is designed to work with just about every crossbar on the planet. The U-bolts and hand knobs secure the basket to your roof rack, and 2 of the 4 mounting assemblies include locking covers. These covers prevent would-be thieves from accessing the mounting hardware and removing the basket from your crossbars.


Versatile, Expandable Design

Kuat VX02 Extender

An extension piece (VX202 - sold separately) is available to add 21" of length to the Vagabond X cargo carrier. This extension piece includes a pair of square load bars that you can use to mount bike, snow sport, or watersport carriers and other accessories to the basket. If you don't have the extension piece - or don't want a basket longer than the Nile on your roof - you can simply attach carriers and accessories to the 1-1/2" diameter front and rear tubes of the basket itself. Note: Mounting accessories to the front tube of the basket may require temporary removal of the fairing.



VX201 Kuat Vagabond X Roof-Top Cargo Carrier Basket and 2 Bike Rack - Steel - 52" x 41" - 160 lbs

Replaces VX01

Installation Details VX201 Installation instructions



Video of Kuat Vagabond X Roof Cargo Basket and 2 Bike Carrier - Steel - 52" x 41" - 160 lbs

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




Video Transcript for Kuat Vagabond X Roof Cargo Basket Review

Speaker 1: Today we're going to take a look at and show you how to install the Kuat Vagabond X Roof Cargo Basket and 2-Bike Carrier. Part number is VX201. Now as you can see, the Vagabond X does an excellent job of freeing up space inside your vehicle. By getting items outside onto the roof our vehicle, we're able to free up space inside for either more gear, passengers, or pets.Now, it's also going to have two fork mount skewer blocks to allow you to attach two bikes, as long as they've got the removable front skewer wheel. Really, after getting it mounted up here and loaded, it's really, really secure. There's really no movement or play in the bike side-to-side.

We've got straps here on each side in the back to keep them from moving around. While it's not directly intended to be a bike rack that you'd keep on your car all the time t haul your bikes around, it does a really, really good job.Something else I really like about this cargo basket, you can see each of the supports that run across. That's going to give us an excellent area to get straps connected so we can get our gear secure. You can see we're using the spider net design for this particular basket. I like this net.

It has hooks on it designed to clip on our bigger cross tubes here on the side. This is part number ANET0B, but we also have several other options of cargo net available.Now the skewer block itself is four and three-eighths of an inch wide and it has a very common nine millimeter skewer. This allows it to work with most of the common skewer style front forks. Now, the quality of the Kuat basket is really, really nice. They seem to take it a step further.

Every one of the little joints here and welds are really well done. Has 30 steel construction, so you don't have to worry about it bending or anything like that when you're strapping stuff down, and it's fully coated with a heavy duty black powder coat finish. You can look through the reviews. There's several people that indicate after a year or two of service that it still works really well and shows no signs of rust.Now the two halves are connected here in the center on all four of our larger tubes, so here and here on each side. This allows for very easy assembly when you get it at home, or to put the extension in if you like to kind of switch it out, make it larger or shorter at times.

It can be a really quick and easy way to do that.You'll notice here at the front we're also going to have the included faring. Basically, this is going to help to reduce any of the wind noise. It gives it a smoother more aerodynamic shape so when the wind hits here, it's going to be kind of projected up and over the items on our rack. Now overall, with the aerodynamic design and the including faring, our customers report back to us that they don't really hear any more noise than what you get with just the roof rack installed.Now here at the back you can also see the really nice streamline design here. It gives us a very good look, doesn't do much for aerodynamics. It is on the back side, but this is also very useful. In a lot of vehicles we have antenna now that kind of stick up off of the rear. That gives us plenty of room there. Even in most applications you're going to be able to open this rear hatch and not have to worry about the basket interfering.Now with each clamp, we're also going to have covers. Two of them have a key block. The other two you can just stick your key in and turn them, while they're not in actual locking cover. Something we've noticed, you can see there's a little bit of movement to that when it's installed properly and if somebody wanted to, they could pull that off of there. With enough force, I'm sure you could bend or break it to get it out of the way. Now, this isn't uncommon. We see it on a lot of other cargo baskets that have these locking covers, they're just not an excellent way to get it locked out solid. It's just something we wanted you to be aware of that these typically aren't the ultimate in theft deterrence.Now there are a couple sets of measurements that will be important in determining if this is going to be the right size basket for you. First, let's talk about the overall dimensions. From the front of the basket to the rear you've got about 52 inches. From the outside to the outside we've got about 41 inches in width and then from your crossbar to the top of the basket, it's going to be about seven inches tall.The next set of measurements is going to be the inside dimensions, or the actual usable space of the carrier. From front to back we're looking at about 44 and a half. From side to side, it's about 37 and a half. Then the side rails are going to be about four and a half inches from the base of the platform.Now the basket itself has 160 pound weight capacity. You want to verify your roof's capacity of course and not exceed that. Each of the skewers has a 50 pound capacity, so that's going to be per bike. Something to keep in mind, when picking up the carrier to load it on the top of your roof it's going to be about 43 pounds.Now let's take a second and compare the Vagabond X to a very similar cargo basket, which would be from Rhino-Rack, and that's the XTray. Now the biggest difference between the two racks that I can see is going to be the bikes that are able to fit it. With the Vagabond X, as we've talked about, we're using a skewer style design. Whereas, with the Rhino-Rack XTray it's going to be used for the through axle style bikes. Now, it works with several different types and there are several different adapters available and the bike straps are included.The XTray is also going to be a little bit bigger than the Vagabond X. It's about six inches longer and about two inches wider. It has a slightly higher capacity. It has 165 pounds, versus the Vagabond X, it comes in 160 pounds. But keep in mind, you don't want to exceed the capacity of the roof of your vehicle.Now as we've talked about, this is a very nice looking cargo basket. It's designed with all the aerodynamics in mind. Here on the back, as we've said, it allows for antennas, it allows for hatches to open, it reduces wind noise on the front, having that full faring and that tapered design. But one negative that I see to that, if you're into absolutely maximizing the stuff that you can get on your rack, the way it turns up here at the rear and turns down at the front, you kind of lose a little bit of storage area. I don't think it's a huge deal, but the older traditional cargo baskets that we're more square just gave us a little bit more room in there. That would be something to definitely keep in mind.Now let's take the Vagabond out through our test course. We'll start by doing the slalom. As you can see, it's really nice and really sturdy as we go side-to-side. Of course, the rack doesn't move, but look at how solid the bikes are. As we go through our bumps course, you'll see that the bikes are very stable, our gear is held in place well, and of course, the basket itself isn't moving a bit.Now when installing your Vagabond X, you want to ensure that your crossbars have a spread, so from the center of your front to the center of the rear, of somewhere between 15 and 25 inches. That's going to ensure that we have the proper room to get our clamps in place. If yours happened to be wider than that, well then you'll want to go with the extended version, which is VX201-VX202. In that case, they can be anywhere from 15 inches all the way out to 46, so it really helps to cover a wide range of crossbar spreads.The crossbar size itself needs to be at most four and a half inches wide, so from the front to the back it needs to be under four and a half inches, and the thickness needs to be under an inch and three-quarter. Now that's going to work out with most crossbars out there on the market. Your aero bars, your factory crossbars, round, square, just about any type.Once we've confirmed that we meet those requirements, we're going to take one of our spacer blocks. You'll see these little rounded portions here and here. That fits right on the rack itself. We'll bring it in, and you can see we can just kind of push up to click it in, and then I'm going to push it over. You want to align these as close to center as you can on your crossbars. Now, depending on your spread, it might vary a little bit, but you want them as close to center as possible.Once we've got that in place, we'll take the metal portion. This is going to be the upper portion of our bracket. That's going to go right down and over, just like that. Next we've got our steel hook. It's going to be rubber-coated, so we won't have to worry about any damage to our crossbars. It'll also keep everything from slipping side-to-side. That's going to come up through the bottom. You see that comes up through that metal bracket we just put in place. Then we've got some T-nuts there I'm going to put on each side.We'll just tighten these down evenly. Now, we've already done the other three. We just wanted to give you an idea of how the clamps come together. Something I like, an improvement that they've made with these, the older style, they had lock nuts. You had to do a lot more work to get them all the way threaded down, or all the way tightened down. In this case, it's a lot easier since you can get them started on there, thread them down most of the way, and then just have to tighten them at the end.Once we've got that tightened down evenly, we've got our cover. Now this is one of the covers that just has the blank. You're also going to have two of these that have lock cores right in the middle. It's going to come with three keys so we're able to secure our cargo basket to our roof rack system. That goes down and over and then we can use a screwdriver if you want, but the key works out really well too. Just to kind of place it in there and rotate it like that. You'll want to lift to ensure it doesn't come off. You see there's going to be a little bit of movement there, not a big deal at all. Everything's nice and secure.Now for installing your bike, you just want to make sure that skewer's open. We're going to place it up on our basket here. We just want to guide our forks down and on. Once we have our forks down and in, I'm just going to rotate our handle, testing periodically until we get good tension there on our cam lever. As you can see, that holds our bike very well here in the front and in the rear we can use one of the two provided straps just to keep side-to-side movement to a minimum.Now, the attachment point there at the front is right in line with this main tube, so we're going to bring our strap around, bring it over on that side so you can see it. I'm going to push our lever there and then feed the strap up through the bottom. We'll just simply cinch that down. Now, inside of the buckle there, there's a little piece of fabric that'll help prevent any damage to our rim or to our basket, just depending on where we cinch it down at.As you can see, now the front and rear, very nice and secure. You can load up a second bike if you want and then tuck gear in between and be sure you get that secured down. That's going to complete our look at the Kuat Vagabond X Roof Cargo Basket, part number VX201.


Customer Reviews

Kuat Vagabond X Roof Cargo Basket and 2 Bike Carrier - Steel - 52" x 41" - 160 lbs - VX201

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (5 Customer Reviews)

This stylish cargo basket lets you haul a full load of gear and 2 bikes on your roof rack. The sturdy steel basket includes 2 built-in fork blocks for bikes, a custom fairing to reduce wind noise, and locking mounts to secure it to your crossbars.

- VX201
by:

The VX201 basket feels sturdy all around and looks great mounted. The halves are joined together by 2 screws with nuts and 2 plates at 4 points. It seems solid when assembled but i am curious to see how vibrarion affects the screws that hold the halves together. The assembly is pretty straight forward. There is plenty of room for 2 mountain bikes and gear in between without looking cramped. Overall pretty satisfied after a few days use. Time will tell how it holds up to the elements. 511682



- VX201
by:

First, I was surprised at how good this looks. I ordered my rack at a time, I suppose, Kuat changed their offering. This rack used to have a built in bike lock and the bars and decals were different colors. . I thought I was getting that now older vagabond x2, but I think I'm better off with this. I prefer the black powder coating and chromed logos. It looks awesome on our dark metallic gray Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk with black decals and wheels. The sunroof has plenty of clearance room, too. I was able to install by myself with no extra tools beside a tape measurer for placement. I didn't time myself, but assume it wouldn't take long if: a) you are indoors or otherwise shaded; b) you have a step stool or ladder; and c) you're tall and your back is strong enough to lift the rack to your roof. I mounted to Thule aeroblade edge bars with no issue. Instruction diagrams are no nonsense. The visor clamps were annoying but quick work. On the road, there was little added noise at 75 mph. With the sunroof venting, it's loud, but not more so than with crossbars only. I haven't tried mounting a bike yet, but I think it will be more difficult that I first guessed because of the height. I'm 6'3" and I foresee some frustration in lifting a bike over my head to pinpoint fork mounts. I'll probably have to step on the door jam or (like I'll tell my wife) need to get rock bars with a step rail to aid in actually reaching to tighten the included skewers or to reach gear. One concern, though: the instructions say NOT FOR OFF-ROAD USE. That bummed me out, as I had planned on some epic Big Bend Ranch State Park backcountry car camping. If anyone knows why they would warm against that, I'd be happy to know why. 264079



- VX201
by:

Excellent. great quality and looks gre at. 122747


Comments
Still looks great. Well made. No rust. Highly recommend this product
Alex R - 03/28/2015

10408

- VX201-VX202
by:

Review from a similar Kuat Vagabond X in Roof Basket


Great quality rack. I bought mine with the extension because of the ~32" between the base carrier bars on my 2018 Audi Allroad. I expect many years of useful hauling with this rack. It was a perfect companion for hauling family gear to the beach and freeing up space inside the car. 529008



- VX01
by:

Review from a similar Kuat Vagabond X in Roof Basket


The Kuat Vagabond was perfect for my hunting/camping trip. We had it packed to the max! I was using the extension to create an extra large basket. The rack was pretty solid. This is a super tough rack. With using the extension I did need someone to help me put in on the roof, it would be nearly impossible by yourself. I can't wait to use it again! 103450


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Ask the Experts about this Kuat Roof Basket

  • Roof Cargo Basket Compatible with 9-mm Fork to Carry Bike
    I believe what you are looking for is something like the Kuat Vagabond X # VX201 or Mini Skinny # MSR1B which come with 9-mm skewers already installed (see attached photo) since the Rhino-Rack XTray # RRRMCB03 requires a thru axle plus an adapter sleeve # RRRBCA039. If your front wheel isn't easily removable then a better solution is to use the Yakima LoadWarrior # Y07070-74 with a wheel mount bike rack like the FrontLoader # Y02103.
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  • Adding Two Bikes to a 2010 Subaru Forester with a Roof Basket and Hitch Mounted Bike Rack
    The Yakima ForkChop, part # Y02117, does work with a roof cargo basket because it clamps around the bars in the bottom of the basket. I wish I had a picture or video of this but unfortunately we don't right now. Depending on your Rola basket this may be a great option for you. The ForkChop requires a crossbar spread of 32 to 50 inches. Another option is to replace the Rola basket altogether with the Kuat Vagabond X, part # VX201. It's a roof basket that includes two built-in fork...
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  • Recommended Cargo Net Compatible with Kuat Vagabond X and Xtender
    I reached out to my contact at Kuat and the Spider Cargo Net for Kuat Vagabond and Vagabond X Roof Cargo Baskets - 41" x 34" # ANET0B is only large enough for use without the extender. With the Kuat Vagabond X # VX201 along with the 21 inch Xtender # VX202 give you overall dimensions of 73" long x 41" wide x 7" tall. For this application, I recommend the Curt Stretchable Cargo Net - 38" Wide x 65" Long # C18201.
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  • Using Kuat Vagabond X Roof Cargo Basket/2-Bike Carrier VX201 with Thru-Axle Bikes
    Kuat does not offer through-axle bike adapters for their Vagabond X Roof Cargo Basket and 2 Bike Carrier # VX201 because they have found that anther company, Hurricane Components, makes a whole range of adapters whose quality they fully endorse. Neither Kuat nor etrailer.com sells this brand but when one manufacturer enthusiastically endorses another's products, that's saying something. The product you want is called the Fork Up.
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  • Does the Kuat Vagabond X Include the Crossbars?
    The crossbars you see on top of the Kuat Vagabond # VX201 are used and included with the Xtender Extension Piece # VX202. This Xtender # VX202 will add 21 inches of length to your Kuat Vagabond X rooftop cargo basket. The Xtender includes all hardware required for attaching it to the Vagabond X, and it comes with 2 load bars for mounting accessories to the basket. If you are instead talking about the crossbars on the vehicle that the basket mounts to, these would need to be purchased...
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  • How Far Crossbars Should be With Kuat Vagabond X With Xtender
    The recommended crossbar spread for your Kuat Vagabond X, # VX201, is between 15 and 25 inches. I spoke with Kuat about the spread when using the Xtender, # VX202, and they said that while you probably want to expand beyond the minimum of 15 inches, you should be fine at 25 inches, and can expand the spread if necessary.
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  • Total Height Once Installed of the Kuat Vagabond Cargo Basket Part # VX201
    The distance from the top of the crossbar to the highest point on the Kuat Vagabond X Roof Cargo Basket and 2 Bike Carrier part # VX201 is 6-3/8". This measurement includes the mounting hardware. There is an extender available for this basket using part # VX202. The above basket has built in fork mounts that will allow you to attach two bikes, a custom wind fairing for noise reduction, and universal mounting hardware that fit most aftermarket/factory roof racks. It comes with a lifetime...
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  • Would Kuat Vagabond VX201 Fit Factory Crossbars of 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee
    Most likely yes the Kuat Vagabond part # VX201 would fit the factory crossbars of your 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee but you would need to measure first to be sure. This will fit crossbars that are up to 4-12 inches wide and spaced between 15 and 25 inches apart.
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  • Is Strap of Kuat Vagabond X Adequate for Securing Rear Wheel of Bike
    The back wheel of a bike installed in the bike rack portion of the Kuat Vagabond X part # VX201 that you have would be adequately secured with the included strap. The fork mount of the rack will do nearly all of the securing of the bike. The strap would just keep the back wheel from potentially bouncing to one side or the other. The strap wouldn't be relied on for anything other than that.
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  • Can Kuat Vagabond X2 Fit Thule Roof Rack on 2016 Toyota Highlander
    From the information we have on your 2016 Toyota Highlander the spread between the crossbars would right at 28 inches. In order to use the Kuat Vagabond part # VX201 on the roof of your vehicle you would need to use the part # VX202 which will make the basket 21 inches longer and able to fit your Highlander.
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  • Fit and Compatibility of Kuat Vagabond X on Factory Roof Rack of 2011 GMC Terrain
    The best way to determine if the Kuat Vagabond X # VX201 will be a fit for your factory roof rack is to take a few simple measurements. First one is the crossbar dimension. We know that the mounts on the Vagabond will accept crossbars up to 4-1/2 inches wide by 1-3/4 inches tall. Second is the crossbar spread. If your factory rack is adjustable this will be no problem but the Vagabond will mount to crossbar spreads from 15 to 25 inches. If both measurements work for you then...
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  • Will Kuat Vagabond X Cargo Basket and 2 Bike Carrier VX201 Fit Subaru Forester Factory Cross Bars
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  • Roof Cargo Basket Recommendation that Has Fork Mounted Bike Racks Built In
    I have a great solution for you, but you can't use the Rola # 59904 with the # 59504. Check out the Kuat Vagabond part # VX201. It has two fork mounted bike racks built into the basket already so it would be a great solution.
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  • Carrying Bikes with a Rooftop Cargo Basket
    The Rola roof mounted cargo basket, part # 59504, that you referenced isn't designed to carry bikes. It's designed to be mounted onto existing crossbars so you can carry other cargo on the roof. If your vehicle has crossbars and all you want to carry is bikes then you can use a rooftop bike carrier like the RockyMounts TomaHawk, part # RKY1222. If you do want a roof basket that carries bikes Kuat offers the Vagabond X, part # VX201. It includes two built-in fork mounts for bikes...
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  • 2013 Mazda CX-5 Compatibility withThule Aeroblade Edge with K√ľat Vagabond X
    For your 2013 Mazda CX-5 the shark fin antenna would not be a problem for both the Thule Aeroblade Edge roof rack part # TH7503-TH7503 and the Kuat Vagabond part # VX201. It would fit easily. If needed you could slide the Thule rack as far forward as possible on the roof rails and the use the rear most rails of the Kuat to attach to those crossbars.
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  • Fit and Security of Kuat Vagabond X on a OEM Factory Roof Rack on a 2013 Subaru Forester
    To check to see if this Kuat Vagabond X Roof Cargo Carrier # VX201 will fit the OEM aero bars on your 2013 Subaru Forester you will want to measure your crossbar. The # VX201 will fit a maximum crossbar size of 4-1/2 inches wide by 1-3/4 inches tall. Another important thing you may want to check is the crossbar spread. This will be the center to center measurement between aero bars. The Kuat Vagabond will have a crossbar spread of 15 inches to 25 inches. You are correct that there...
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  • Will Kuat Vagabond X Roof-Mounted Cargo Basket Fit 2013 Toyota 4Runner With OEM Roof Rack
    In order to find out if the Kuat Vagabond X Roof Mounted Cargo Basket, part # VX201, will fit your 2013 Toyota 4Runner you will need to take a couple of measurements. The # VX201 will fit crossbars that measure up to 4-1/2 inches wide x 1-3/4 inches tall. The crossbars must have a crossbar spread of 15 to 25 inches center-to-center. This carrier weighs 43 lbs and the overall dimension is 52 x 41 x 7 inches tall. It has a weight capacity of 160 lbs. You will want to check your...
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  • Will the Kuat Vagabond Roof Basket Fit a 2014 Nissan Sentra and Does it Lock and Include Bike Mounts
    The Kuat Vagabond roof basket # VX201 is designed to fit on roof rack crossbars that are spaced 15 to 25 inches apart on center and that are up to but not exceeding 4-1/2 inches wide by 1-3/4 inches tall. Looking at the roof rack options for your 2014 Nissan Sentra the bar spreads are slightly more than 25 inches but that is not a problem provided the bars themselves are narrower than 4-1/2 inches wide. This basket does come with 2 locking covers to secure the basket to the roof rack...
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  • Will the Rhino Rack Locking Skewer # RBCA002 Fit the Kuat Vagabond X Cargo Basket?
    You aren't doing anything wrong here; the Rhino Rack skewer # RBCA002 won't work on the Kuat Vagabond X # VX201 because that Rhino Rack skewer is actually 6.35mm in diameter and the hole on the Kuat Vagabond X is 4.3mm. I spoke with Kuat and they do not offer a locking skewer, nor do they have a recommended aftermarket product that they can confirm will work. I recommend using something like the MasterLock Python Adjustable Cable Lock # 8428DPS to secure your bikes to the cargo basket...
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