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Thule Vector M Rooftop Cargo Box - 13 Cubic Ft - Gloss Black

Thule Vector M Rooftop Cargo Box - 13 Cubic Ft - Gloss Black

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83-1/2 x 34-1/2 x 14. Premium roof box features interior LEDs so you can easily load and unload your gear at night. Box easily mounts to your crossbars with quick-release clamps. Locking lid opens from either side of your vehicle. Lowest Prices for the best roof box from Thule. Thule Vector M Rooftop Cargo Box - 13 Cubic Ft - Gloss Black part number TH613201 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-1624 for expert service.
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83-1/2 x 34-1/2 x 14. Premium roof box features interior LEDs so you can easily load and unload your gear at night. Box easily mounts to your crossbars with quick-release clamps. Locking lid opens from either side of your vehicle.


Features:

  • Cargo box mounts on your vehicle's roof rack to provide enclosed storage for your gear
    • Perfect for carrying skis or snowboards and gear for up to 3 people
    • Great for sedans and crossovers
  • 2 LEDs and white lid interior allow you to see your gear at night
    • LEDs can be set to Motion Detection or completely shut off
  • Dual-side opening lid offers easy access from either side of your vehicle
    • Outer handles and internal lifters make it easy to open and close lid
  • SlideLock system with One-Key System locks ensure your cargo is secure
    • Lid locks automatically once completely closed
    • Red Indicators let you know if the lid isn't fully secured
  • PowerClick quick-release clamps provide easy, tool-free installation on most crossbars
    • Simply turn dials until they click to secure the mounting clamps to your roof rack
    • Mounting assemblies adjust along tracks to accommodate different crossbar spreads
  • Aerodynamic shape helps minimize wind noise and drag
  • Tapered tail end allows for increased hatch clearance
  • Premium felt lining cushions your cargo during transport
  • Integrated anchor points and included straps let you secure cargo inside the box
  • Storage cover protects the box against scratches when not in use
  • Durable, ABS plastic construction resists impacts, scratches, and UV rays


Specs:

  • Application: round, square, aero, elliptical, and most factory crossbars
    • Crossbar spread: 21-7/8" - 36-3/4"
  • Carrying capacity: 13 cu ft
  • Weight capacity: 165 lbs
  • Ski capacity: 3 - 5 pairs of skis
  • Snowboard capacity: 3 - 4 snowboards
  • Maximum ski/snowboard length: 185 cm
  • Exterior dimensions: 83-1/2" long x 34-1/2" wide x 14" tall
  • Interior dimensions: 73-1/8" long x 25" wide x 11-9/16" tall
  • Distance from top of crossbar to top of cargo box: 14"
  • Carrier weight: 59.3 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty


Thule Vector M Cargo Box Crossbar Requirements

Cargo boxes, bags, and baskets are great for transporting gear on your vehicle's roof. A cargo box has the added benefits of an aerodynamic shape that reduces drag and wind noise, a hard shell to protect your gear, and a higher degree of weather resistance. And you can latch and lock a cargo box for added protection against theft.


Thule Vector M Cargo Box

The Vector M lets you transport skis, snowboards, and other gear on the roof of your sedan or crossover. The aerodynamic, low-profile design helps to reduce drag and wind noise.


White Interior Lid with Integrated LEDs

Thule Vector M LED Light

The interior of the lid houses 2 LEDs so you can easily see your gear as you load and unload at night. The lights can be set to detect motion so they will automatically activate when you open the lid. They can also be completely shut off. The white interior lid reflects the light within the box for increased visibility. Includes 3 AAA lithium-ion batteries.


Dual-Side Opening Lid

Thule Vector M Cargo Box Dual Side Opening Lid

The Vector M lid opens from both sides so you can load and access your gear from either side of your vehicle. Integrated handles help you easily open and close the lid even with one hand. The lid has lifters that ensure it opens and closes smoothly, and there's also a convenient pull cord on the inside that helps you close it.


SlideLock System

Thule Vector M Slide Lock System

The cargo box has SlideLock latches on each side of the lid. These locks have built-in red indicators that let you know if the box is not completely closed. The keys cannot be removed from the locks unless the lid is closed and locked. This prevents you from driving with an open or unlocked lid. The locks include Thule One-Key-System cores so you can swap them out to make all your Thule accessories keyed alike.


Quick-Release Mounting System

Thule Vector M Cargo Box PowerClick Mounting System

The box can be mounted on your vehicle in less than 5 minutes with the PowerClick mounting system. These clamps adjust along tracks in the floor of the box to accommodate different crossbar spreads.


Thule Vector M Cargo Box Dials

To install the box, set it on your roof rack and center the clamps over your crossbars. Then simply turn the dials to tighten the clamps around the bars. The dials click when the clamps are secure.


Cargo Tie-Down Points

Thule Vector M Integrated Tie-Down Points

Inside of the box there are 6 fixed anchors that provide tie-down points for securing your cargo. Just insert your gear into the slots, loop the included cargo straps through the anchor points, and pull the straps tight to secure your gear. The interior of the base is lined with soft felt to cushion your gear and help prevent it from sliding around as you travel.



613201 Thule Vector M Rooftop Cargo Box with LEDs - 13 cu ft - Medium - Metallic Black

Item # TH613201

Installation Details TH613201 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 Vector M Rooftop Cargo Box Review

Hi everyone, it's Evangeline here at etrailer. And today we are looking at the Thule Vector M Roof Cargo Box. This roof cargo box is one of Thule's premium options, when it comes to carrying cargo, your skis, your snowboards, your gear, on top of your vehicle, instead of taking up space inside of it. If you want something that has all the nice premium features, has a really nice for you look, I think this is a great blend of aesthetics and athletics. So here we have 2 options for our cargo box. What I have is the glossy version but you can also get the matte version.

If that's a look you like, both work the exact same way. It's just the finish that's a little different. With this box, you get 13 cubic feet of space for all of your gear, your equipment, your cargo. Now keep in mind that you do have a 165 pound weight capacity. Also, please follow the weight capacity of your crossbars or your roof weight capacity, whichever is the lowest.

Well 13 cubic feet doesn't sound like much, especially compared to the extra large versions of other Thule boxes like the Thule Motion. That is actually enough to carry 3 to 5 pairs of skis or 3 to 4 snowboards, as well as the gear and ski and snowboards of up to 3 people. As for your skis, what can carry yes, 3 to 5 pairs of skis. Keep in mind that the longest ski length that this can carry is up to 185 centimeters. If you need a longer cargo space, you can also take a look at the Thule Vector Alpine Box, which is designed especially for skis and snowboards.

You're gonna get a tapered aerodynamic design. So you can see here how you have a little bit of height here at the top and you taper towards the end. That's gonna help reduce your wind drag and noise as you're out on the road. Of course, any roof cargo box is gonna still have that drag and have that noise, but at least with this design, will minimize it. With a roof cargo box though, you wanna make sure that when you're out in the elements and it starts snowing, or it starts raining that the contents of your box are going to stay dry.

So you can see here how we have different design features that are going to help with that. You have a tapered lid, where it's thicker at the top and thinner towards the bottom, and that's just gonna help your water slide off the box. The whole box is made of a durable abs plastic construction, and that's gonna work together to make sure that your box stays weather resistant as well as fade and UV resistant. Especially since it's out there in the sun. A lot of the day, you wanna make sure that UV resistance is working to keep your box durable, but also relatively lightweight for its size. Once you close that lid, this automatically locks. Another of its features is that we have our key in the unlocked position right now. And as you can see, I can't take that key out that's so that you know, that it's unlocked and you're not gonna accidentally drive away with it unlocked. You have to turn it to the lock position in order to remove the key. And that's just another measure of security. Another safety feature is our slide lock system. So in order to unlock your box, you first have to have it in the unlocked position. And then you press this latch in order to release the latch on the inside. So as you can see with it in the unlocked position, you have a red tab, that is visible showing you that you don't have it fully latched. So my first impression of our slide lock latch is it can be slightly difficult to press, that you need a little bit of muscle to do so, as well as to lift up on this lid. So that can also be a good thing. Cause then, you know, it's secure and it's holding together. Note how those levers on the side, hold it up, as well as bend to close the lid, they are facing an alternate direction, that way you can access it on each side. You can tell it's a premium box with the different premium design decisions they put into it. So on the lid, you have a white interior that looks classy, but also is a difference or helps differentiate between the black at the bottom. There's a white on the top and it helps with the motion sensor light. You have an led light on each end of the box. So you can have that set to just be off, if you want to, or when you have it on, it is motion activated. So the instant you open the box, that's gonna turn on, on each side. Another optional feature of the light that comes with the box is since it's removable, if you need some extra light, as you're bringing your gear, your cargo from your box to your campsite, you can bring this with you. If you do not have a flashlight with you, or you just need some little extra light, this is portable as well. Just put it back when you're done. It comes with a felt liner on the bottom of your cargo box. So you can choose to keep this on, it's only held in by sort of a hook and loop patch for felt. You can take it off if you want to or keep it on just to make sure that you're preventing extra scuffs and scratches occurring on your cargo during transport. So there are gonna be 3 anchor points integrated into the box. So these are kind of small and shallow and they use 3 tie-down straps that come with the box. So as you can see, our strap itself is on the shorter as well as narrower side. And that's gonna be designed to work perfectly with those anchor points. As for your mounting hardware, this comes with the power quick, quick release clamp. So this works very quickly. You just rotate to that clamp and then remove it from your crossbars. You get a sliding track that will accommodate for different crossbar spreads. That way you have a little bit more of a universal fit with these clamps. Note that these work only with this box and can't be used with other boxes. So make sure to keep these in place. That way you don't have to be using a U bolt or nuts and bolts like other boxes. You can stick with the nice and quick and easy function that comes with the power quick, quick release. For the cargo space inside of your box, you do have some grooves you get to work with. When it comes to your cargo and gear, you have some indentions over there and you also have your clamps on this side. Some of your premium roof box options have it where once it clamped down, you can take off the clamp handles. Here, this is not the case, but on the bright side, they aren't like pointy. Like you're going to get with your U bolt clamps and they are, they do have like a groove or a angle, so that it's not gonna be scratching up your cargo while they're inside. Before we take a look at the outside of the box, one thing I'd like you to remember is just to make sure that your cargo stays within the box. If you have anything spreading out or overflowing, you may cover the clamps. You have 1, 2, 3 points, as well as the levers on the side and those need to stay clear in order to completely close the lid. So here outside of the box, we'll take a look at how it fits onto our crossbars. This fits onto square, arrow, factory, even a round crossbars, since it does have a clamp that goes around those. We have them here with a Thule WingBar Evo crossbars, and those are already on the wider end of your new modern crossbars. And they still have plenty of space to wrap around. The slant you have from the bottom towards the top here in the back of the cargo box, that's designed that way, so that as you open your hatch on your SUV's, you can see how it gives a little bit more clearance there at the bottom for your hatch, but it also gives you some cargo space there at the top. The box also comes with this bag and this bag is gonna go around your box and help protect it because as you can see, I already have some fingerprints on there. And if we had this bag, it's great, especially in storage, 'cause this wraps all the way around your box and keeps it nice and safe. This is what it looks like with the storage cover over our cargo box. So this comes with your box and it's gonna be great for protecting it from scratches as you have it in storage. Also, what you can also do with it is have it on your vehicle as you have it parked. And then if you got leaves coming down or sap coming down, it's gonna keep your box protected. Now, please remember don't drive around with this cover on there. You can fold it up very quickly and put it inside your box. You can also take advantage of this nice pouch on the side, just to store your keys because once you're ready to go on to your adventure, you just grab those keys, take that cover off and throw them on your crossbars really quick, really easy. Let's take a look at that process. Before installing the box onto your vehicle, what you first need to do is make sure that everything on the inside is ready to go. So you're gonna start with our motion sensor lights. So just check those batteries, make sure they have batteries in there, as well as that they don't have the guard in place. And then once that's ready, you can press the button to check if they work and then install it inside your box. This is also the time when you install any of the straps we're gonna be using. So just feed those through your anchor points, inside your box and just get them ready to go. Do the same for your clamps here on the inside. Loosen them, then take it out. That way, it's easier to put onto your crossbars. So with all the clamps out of the way, you can then get your friend and then put them on your crossbars. So this is gonna be heavy, so please have your friend help you out as you get onto the roof. I have Bobby here and we're just gonna lift it and set it onto our crossbars. Depending on your vehicle and the crossbars on your roof, you can place your box either towards the center or towards one end. If you have it on the other end, like in our case here, you might have a little bit of extra space for a bike rack, especially one that is channel mounted. Then you're going to install these quick clamps and they operate on each track system here inside your box. So move the tracks right over the crossbar. So there's a center piece and that's gonna be centered on your crossbar. So fit your clamp right there into those tracks and make sure it clicks. That's the way you know it's fully seated and then tighten it down around your crossbar. So make sure you have all the 4 clamps tightened down properly. Just turn them clockwise until you can turn them no more. And then once you confirm that they are all secure, then it's time to fill up our box. So here's a glimpse of all of the different bags, pillows, helmets that we're gonna try to fit into our box. Lying out here on the floor. It looks like a good amount of equipment, but we're gonna try to find out the best fit, here on top of our vehicle. I'm going to be using the Moki Door Step, just to give myself a little bit of extra height. That way can reach in further into the box, as we load it up. Using the tie-down straps is also gonna help with keeping your cargo towards the middle of the box. You don't want them staying too close to the edge of the box. That's going to hinder it closing. So having these ropes and these straps will keep them centralized. With all of your cargo secured as much as you can get it with the straps. You're now ready to lower the lid and shut the box. You may think the lid is closed at first because of how secure it feels. But as long as there's a red sticker on the inside of your latch, it's not fully closed. So just press down until you hear it snap. And there's no longer any red visible. From there, you can then lock it and then remove the key. So that was a look at the install, as well as the loading up process of our box. As you can see, it was really quick and really easy, especially with those quick release clamps. I think those are my favorite part about this box. I didn't have to deal with different nuts and bolts and U bolts. I just clamped it down and we we're ready to go. So my final thoughts about this box is I do like how fancy it looks. You get all of your fancy features like those clamps, but you also get a really nice premium design, as well as those motion sensor lights. That way, if you are loading up your vehicle in the dark, you don't have to worry about being in the dark and you can still see everything you have in there. So you have a good amount of cargo space, but you also have a nicely and well made cargo box holding it all in. And that was a look here at our Thule Vector M Roof Cargo Box here at etrailer. My name is Evangeline and I hope you enjoyed the journey..


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Thule Vector M Rooftop Cargo Box - 13 Cubic Ft - Gloss Black - TH613201

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (4 Customer Reviews)

83-1/2 x 34-1/2 x 14. Premium roof box features interior LEDs so you can easily load and unload your gear at night. Box easily mounts to your crossbars with quick-release clamps. Locking lid opens from either side of your vehicle.

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