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Thule Trail XT Roof Cargo Basket - Aluminum - 63" x 39-1/2" x 7" - 165 lbs

Thule Trail XT Roof Cargo Basket - Aluminum - 63" x 39-1/2" x 7" - 165 lbs

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Sleek, aluminum roof basket with a flat cargo area has adjustable tie-down points for securing your gear. Built-in T-slots let you mount carriers and accessories, and a fairing reduces wind noise. Simple installation on most crossbars. Lowest Prices for the best roof basket from Thule. Thule Trail XT Roof Cargo Basket - Aluminum - 63" x 39-1/2" x 7" - 165 lbs part number TH865XT can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Thule Roof Basket

  • Thule
  • Large Capacity
  • Square Bars
  • Round Bars
  • Factory Bars
  • Aero Bars
  • Elliptical Bars
  • Aluminum
  • Cargo Basket
  • Long Length
  • Silver

Sleek, aluminum roof basket with a flat cargo area has adjustable tie-down points for securing your gear. Built-in T-slots let you mount carriers and accessories, and a fairing reduces wind noise. Simple installation on most crossbars.


  • Sleek cargo carrier with built-in T-slots lets you transport gear on the roof of your vehicle
  • T-slots on front and rear frame rails let you attach channel-mounted carriers and accessories
    • Great for mounting a bike carrier, kayak carrier, or snowboard carrier
  • 8 Integrated tie-down points let you securely anchor cargo in the basket
    • Adjust to accommodate your gear
  • Built-in fairing reduces drag and wind noise
  • Lockable with One-Key System cylinders (sold separately)
    • One-Key lock cylinders can be changed out to make all your Thule locks keyed alike
  • Anodized aluminum construction is rustproof
  • Easy installation onto most roof rack crossbars
    • Clamp onto bars or mount in crossbar top channels


  • Application: round, square, aero, elliptical, and most factory crossbars
    • Maximum crossbar dimensions: 3-1/2" wide x 1-3/4" tall
    • Minimum crossbar spread: 23-5/8"
  • Weight capacity: 165 lbs
  • Exterior basket dimensions: 63" long x 39-1/2" wide x 7" tall
  • Interior basket dimensions: 54-1/4" long x 37" wide x 5" tall
  • Carrier weight: 33 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty

The stylish Thule Trail roof cargo basket has space for your sports equipment or camping gear and built-in T-slots for carrying a bike or watersport carrier. And the integrated, adjustable anchor loops provide spots to tie down your gear.

Stylish Aluminum Construction

Thule Trail Aluminum Roof Cargo Basket

The sleek, aerodynamic Trail is constructed of anodized aluminum. The front of the basket serves as a fairing that not only looks stylish but helps deflect air and reduce wind noise. The Trail's cargo area is made up of flat planks that make it easy to load and arrange your gear.

T-Slots for Channel-Mounted Carriers

Thule Trail with T-Slots

This carrier has T-slots built into the tops of the front and rear rails so that you can attach channel-mounted carriers and accessories. This allows you to transport your bike or boat on top of your luggage and sports gear. These slots come with Thule WindDiffuser strips. You can cut these strips and place them in the slots around your mounted accessories. And when no accessories are mounted, these strips help keep dirt out of the channels and help reduce wind noise and drag.

Adjustable Tie-Down Points

Thule Trail Adjustable Tie Downs

The Trail has 8 built-in tie-down anchors - 4 per side. You can adjust the position of these anchors and loop a cargo strap or bungee cord through them and around your cargo. Or throw a cargo net over your gear and hook the net to the anchors and to the bottom of the carrier.

Simple Installation on Most Crossbars

Thule Trail U-bolts

This basket mounts onto square and round crossbars with included U-bolts. T-slot hardware is also included for installing the basket directly into the top channels of Thule AeroBlade and Xsporter crossbars. You can add One-Key System locks (sold separately) to secure the basket to your roof rack.

865001 Thule Trail XT Roof Cargo Carrier - Aluminum - 63" x 39-1/2" x 7" - 165 lbs

Replaces 865XT

Item # TH865XT

Installation Details TH865XT Installation instructions

Customer Reviews

Thule Trail XT Roof Cargo Basket - Aluminum - 63" x 39-1/2" x 7" - 165 lbs - TH865XT

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (8 Customer Reviews)

Sleek, aluminum roof basket with a flat cargo area has adjustable tie-down points for securing your gear. Built-in T-slots let you mount carriers and accessories, and a fairing reduces wind noise. Simple installation on most crossbars.

- TH865XT

Have this on a 2016 Subaru Outback mounted to the OEM roof cross bars. Installation was easy EXCEPT that its mounting hardware for the crossbars is just powder-coated metal. Using that I would have metal on metal with eventual vibration, scratiching, corrosion, etc. I had to improvise some rubber mounting strips/pads from tarp tie-downs. Thule should spend the few cents to provide something similar. But those have worked great and the rack has stayed on rock solid over a year. It looks great on the Outback. Downright stylish. Definitely happy I spent the $$ to get this vs a black steel basket as it stays on full time. ALso hasn't aged at all. Doesn't interfere with the antenna or liftgate. ZERO wind noise. OK, occasionally you get a bit of sound in a strong cross wind. But that mostly reminds me that it otherwise is totally silent. I have used it a LOT. I throw three Plano foot-locker sized bins up there to haul family camping and trip stuff. Easy to tie stuff down. Sturdy. Keeps things securely. And not much if any wind noise loaded even with all that boxy stuff on the roof. It has been a great solution to needing more space. As a final bonus, you always know which blue subaru is yours in a parking lot. :-) I'd recommend this without reservation to anyone looking for a "permanent" roof rack. Looks good, works great. 927427

- TH865XT

The product is well designed for camping and traveling. 831367

- TH865XT

I was worried this box would be to large but it looks & fits great on my 2018 Highlander. The installation went pretty good (missing installation instruction but got them from Thule's website). The platform seems really sturdy. I used the spacers provided went mounting to my roof rack. I currently hear no rattling riding around town 35-50 mph. There is quite a bit of noise if open my sunroof but with it closed I do not hear it at all. I am about to take it on the interstate & I purchased to large interstate Thule bag with it. I still have about 10" after installing the roof bag in my basket... This is done on purpose as to have room for more gear. I will update this review once I have it loaded down & return from my trip to the mountains of NC. The only con (minus 1 star) is the plastic trim on the corners of the box has gaps. It should only be an appearance issue that I plan to fix using JB weld but I feel they should of designed screws to hold the corners tightly together. 617167

- TH865XT

Great Product , easy to install 528479

- TH865XT

Excellent product. Took both of us 1 hour to assemble it but you can see the quality of materials. Minimal impact on fuel mileage and hardly notice the noise it creates when driving. I would recommend to get a cargo bag for rain and to maximize aerodynamics. It first perfectly on my 2015 Toyota 4 Runner. 396841

- TH865XT

Easy to assemble and install. Highest quality as always from Thule. Watch video on product page for more install info. Be aware that interior measurements are decently smaller than overall size measurements. Check specs in description. Definitely recommend this basket. Fits great with 58 inch Thule rail bars on 2017 Odyssey. 382704

- TH864XT

Review from a similar Trail XT in Roof Basket

A great looking basket. Relatively easy to assemble. Sturdy and secure on the car. 815871

- TH864XT

Review from a similar Trail XT in Roof Basket

I love working with etrailer.com! They have the best service and, for this item, the best price. They are definitely concerned with buyer satisfaction and keep you informed of your order status. 297080


Ask the Experts about this Thule Roof Basket

  • Cargo Bag and Cargo Net Recommendations for Thule Trail XT Roof Cargo Basket
    The Thule Trail XT Roof Cargo Basket # TH865XT has external dimensions of 63" long x 39-1/2" wide x 7" tall and a cargo net that will fit and work great is the Thule Cargo Net with Storage Bag # TH692 which measures 40" x 36" but will stretch out to cover the Trail XT cargo basket. In regards to the Curt Cargo Bag for Roof Basket # C18221, it is 59" long x 34" wide so it wouldn't be the best fit for the Trail XT which has inside dimensions of 54-1/4" long x 37" wide. Instead, for...
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  • Roof Rack Recommendation to Fit Thule Canyon XT on 2015 GMC 3500 Sierra Denali
    You'd have to install a roof rack on your 2015 GMC Sierra 3500 Denali first, but yes, once that's installed you'd be able to install the Thule Canyon part # TH865XT that you referenced. For that I recommend the Thule WingBar Evo rack part numbers # TH711520, # TH710501, and # TH145105 because this gives you an easy to install rack with aero shaped bars that will minimize wind noise. I attached an install video and picture of this rack on a similar Sierra as yours as well.
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  • Will Thule Trail XT Fit Factory Crossbars of 2017 Ford Explorer
    I checked with Thule and the Thule Trail XT Large part # TH865XT that you referenced is a confirmed fit for the factory crossbars of your 2017 Ford Explorer.
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  • Will the Thule 865XT Fit the Infiniti QX60 Crossbars?
    The Thule Trail XT Roof Cargo Basket - Aluminum - 63" x 39-1/2" x 7" - 165 lbs # TH865XT will fit your Infinity QX60 as long as the crossbars are at least 23-5/8 inches apart on center and as long as they are not more than 1-3/4 inches tall by 3-1/2 inches wide. Those dimensions are larger than most factory crossbars as well as aftermarket bars so you shouldn't have an issue as long as the spacing is greater than 23-5/8 inches. The cargo weight will be restricted by your roof rack as...
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  • Roof Cargo Basket Recommendation to Fit Factory Crossbars 2015 Toyota 4Runner
    We checked with Thule and the Trail XT part # TH865XT which measures 63" x 39-1/2" and the smaller Trail XT # TH864XT which measues 53" x 35-1/2" are both a confirmed fit for the factory crossbars of your 2015 Toyota 4Runner
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  • Does Thule Trail XT Roof Cargo Basket Fit Factory Crossbars of 2019 Subaru Outback
    Yes, the Thule Trail XT Roof Cargo Basket # TH865XT that you referenced is a confirmed fit for the factory crossbars of your 2019 Subaru Outback! I attached a review video link for this for you to check out as well.
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  • Does Larger Thule Trail XT Cargo Basket Fit Crossbars of 2015 Audi Q5
    I checked with Thule and they list the Thule Trail XT Roof Cargo Basket # TH865XT as a confirmed fit without hatch interference for your 2015 Audi Q5 with factory crossbars. The adjustability of the mounting hardware on the bottom of the basket allow it to be slid forward enough to clear the hatch.
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  • Thule Trail XT Fit for a 2015 VW Tiguan
    The Thule Trail XT Roof Cargo Basket # TH865XT is a great cargo carrier for your 2015 Volkswagen Tiguan as it installs easily and has front and rear T-tracks to allow for use of additional accessories such as bike or surfboard carriers. To use this cargo basket, you need to have a roof rack installed. If you don't already have a roof rack, the type of roof rack available depends on your vehicle configuration. If the Tiguan has factory-installed raised rails, I recommend the Thule...
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  • Large Roof Basket Recommendation for 2002 Ford Excursion
    For your 2002 Ford Excursion with factory crossbars the Thule Trail XT part # TH865XT is a confirmed fit and would work well for you as it measures 63 inches long by 39-1/2 inches wide. The front of the basket is wedge shaped to act as a wind fairing.
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  • Fit of Thule TH865XT Trail Cargo Basket on Factory Crossbars of 2019 Toyota RAV4 Limited
    As long as your factory crossbars can be adjusted so that they're at least 23-5/8 apart center front to center rear, and aren't larger than 3-1/2 inches wide x 1-3/4 inches tall, the Thule Trail XT roof basket, part # TH865XT would work perfectly for you. The basket features an integrated fairing to reduce roof noise and has 8 tie town points for securing your gear. The anodized aluminum construction makes the basket rustproof, and it's pretty light for it's size, around 30 lbs. With...
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  • Roof Rack for Thule Trail XT Roof Cargo Basket on 2020 Subaru Ascent
    Your 2020 Subaru Ascent will require a roof rack to carry any cargo basket, including the Thule Trail XT Roof Cargo Basket # TH865XT. Assuming you have raised side rails that run front to back on your Ascent, here is the roof rack that will work with your Subaru: - Thule WingBar Evo Crossbars # TH711400 (Silver) or # TH711420 (Black) - Rapid Crossroad Feet for Thule Crossbars # TH450R As for the paddleboards, there isn't anything designed to carry them in a cargo basket so you...
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  • Best Roof Basket and Roof Rack for 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe With Flush Mounted Rails
    We can get you set up with a top-quality roof basket that is quiet, durable and sleek looking for your 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe. First though you will need a roof rack, since you mentioned you had roof rails, as it sounds like you have the flush-mounted rails without a rack. There is one rack that fits your '19 Santa Fe with these rails, and it comes from Thule, a manufacturer known for combining quality and style, making it the best roof rack for your vehicle. The parts that fit your...
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  • Best Roof Mount Cargo Basket for 2018 Dodge Durango GT
    I totally understand how it can be confusing for you to look at all the roof mount basket options we have available, but I'm happy to point you in the right direction. I'll start by saying that when it comes to the construction (aluminum vs steel), you are correct in saying that an aluminum basket is going to be the more lightweight option. However, as far weight capacity is concerned, you're going to be limited by the capacity of your roof before you're limited by the capacity of the...
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  • Is Thule Trail XT Cargo Basket a Good Choice for 2019 Subaru Ascent with Factory Crossbars
    The Thule Trail XT part # TH865XT is a really nice cargo basket that is confirmed as a fit for the factory crossbars of your 2019 Subaru Ascent as well. While the Rhino Rack Cargo Bag part # RRLB500 is slightly different dimensionally it will still fit and work well. It is a bag so any width or length can easily just be pushed in. This bag would be a really great option with plenty of cargo space at 17.5 cubic feet of space and is considered to be waterproof as well which means your cargo...
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  • Cargo Box for Use With the Thule Xsporter Pro Ladder Rack
    I do have some options for you but I spoke to my contact at Thule and they said the Thule Pulse Large Rooftop Cargo Box part # TH615 cannot be used with a Thule Xsporter Pro Adjustable Height Truck Bed Ladder Rack like part # TH500XT because the crossbars are too wide. The Pulse will only fit crossbars up to 3-5/16" wide and the Xsporter crossbars are 3-1/2" wide. The Yakima SkyBox Lo Rooftop Cargo Box part # Y07338 is compatible with crossbars up to 3-1/2" wide x 1-11/16" tall so it...
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  • Will Thule Accessories Wrap Around The Rhino Rack Vortex Aero Bars?
    The ROC25 Roof Rack # RR43RR uses the Vortex Aero Bars which have dimensions of 3-1/8" wide x 1-3/16" tall. Whatever Thule Accessory you plan on using need to be able to clamp around that size bar. In the description to the Thule accessory you will see the bar requirement. For something like the Thule Trail XT Roof Cargo Basket # TH865XT it would fit as in the description it reads a maximum crossbar dimension of 3-1/2" wide x 1-3/4" tall.
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  • How to Determine if Curt Cargo Basket Could Fit OEM Bars of 2019 Honda HR-V
    The crossbars of the factory roof rack on your 2019 Honda HR-V would need to be 15", 22", or 29" apart on center for the Curt roof basket part # C18115-117 to fit. We don't have that info on your vehicle so you'd need to measure to be sure. For a basket we know does fit we have the Thule Trail XT part # TH865XT which is a larger basket.
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