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Thule Sidekick Roof Mounted Cargo Carrier Box - U-Bolt Mounts - 8 Cubic Feet

Thule Sidekick Roof Mounted Cargo Carrier Box - U-Bolt Mounts - 8 Cubic Feet

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This smoothly designed rooftop carrier is perfectly suited for carrying all of your gear. The Sidekick is sure to keep golf clubs, camping supplies, and anything else you need safe and secure. The sporty design is a great addition to any vehicle. Lowest Prices for the best roof box from Thule. Thule Sidekick Roof Mounted Cargo Carrier Box - U-Bolt Mounts - 8 Cubic Feet part number TH682 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Thule Roof Box - TH682

  • Thule
  • Aero Bars
  • Factory Bars
  • Square Bars
  • Round Bars
  • Elliptical Bars
  • Extra Small Capacity
  • Short Length
  • Gray
  • Medium Profile
  • Passenger Side Access

This smoothly designed rooftop carrier is perfectly suited for carrying all of your gear. The Sidekick is sure to keep golf clubs, camping supplies, and anything else you need safe and secure. The sporty design is a great addition to any vehicle.


Features:

  • Mounts to most removable and factory installed roof racks.
  • Lid opens from the side and locks in the open position for easy loading and unloading.
  • One key locking system included for cargo box.
  • Aerodynamic design reduces wind resistance.
  • Impact resistant, polyethylene construction ensures durability.
  • Weather-resistant design helps keep cargo dry.
  • Four adjustable mounting brackets clamp to crossbars on existing luggage rack


Specs:

  • Application: round, square, aero, elliptical, and most factory crossbars
    • Maximum crossbar diameter: 3-3/4"
    • Crossbar spread: 23-5/8" - 28"
  • Carrying capacity: 8 cu ft
    • Carries up to 2 sets of golf clubs
  • Weight capacity: 75 lbs
  • Dimensions:
    • External: 54" long x 25" wide x 15-1/2" high
    • Internal: 50" long x 23" wide x 13-1/2" high
  • Box Weight: 16 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty


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Video Transcript for Thule Sidekick Roof Mounted Cargo Carrier Review

Today we are going to show you the Thule Sidekick roof mounted cargo carrier, part number TH682. The Sidekick features 8 cubic feet of storage space and only weighs 16 pounds. The lid opens from the passenger side and there are two locks, front and back, to secure the lid closed. The contour of the lid and the foam gasket help the box seal up and keep moisture out. Inside, the spring assisted hinges help you open the lid. Inside the box, you will find pre-drilled mounting holes for our U-bolt mounts. Thule includes a set of vinyl stickers to cover the unused mounting holes. This will help keep moisture out of the box. The Sidekick uses a U-bolt mounting system. The U-bolts go on the underside of your cross bar and come up through the bottom of your Sidekick. On the inside, the plate fits over the top of the U-bolts and the wing nuts secure the cargo box on to your crossbars. It is designed to fit most aftermarket and factory installed roof racks. Once we have all of the U-bolts in place and tightened down, we can go ahead and load the cargo into the Sidekick. And that does it for the Thule Sidekick, part number TH682.


Customer Reviews

Thule Sidekick Roof Mounted Cargo Carrier Box - U-Bolt Mounts - 8 Cubic Feet - TH682

Average Customer Rating:  4.2 out of 5 stars   (20 Customer Reviews)

This smoothly designed rooftop carrier is perfectly suited for carrying all of your gear. The Sidekick is sure to keep golf clubs, camping supplies, and anything else you need safe and secure. The sporty design is a great addition to any vehicle.

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We're taking a round the country trip in the 2016 Miata this summer and needed more space. I made fixtures to attach it to the top of the Time Out tent trailer. The top of the Thule is very flexible so closing it takes a little work to latch the locks. Otherwise would have gotten 5 stars. 258204


Comments
The trip went great and the Thule kept everything dry. It worked out great, very satisfied.
David R - 06/06/2017

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Easy to assemble, good quality, too, but this is definitely designed for a sub-compact or just small type vehicle. I ordered thinking would be large enough for a 7 (seven) passenger van, and it wasn't large enough but for a few small pieces of our luggage. Just ignorance on my part. I will definetly order something else larger from your company. This was good quality for anyone. 269031



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this item came as advertised. it isn't the easiest thing to put together but it works well and fits my Honda Fit. etrailer had the best price for this thule cargo box and they shipped promptly. 102833



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Like many others, I found assembly to be...challenging. Something I found helpful was to attach the end supports first (the parts that prop the lid up when opened), BEFORE attaching the lid to the side hinges. The supports hold the lid up and allow some travel to better align holes for the hinges. Oh, I still had to get my legs inside the box for leverage and enlist the help of my 11 year-old son, but at least the lid didn't keep falling on my head while I did it! Contrary to other reviews I've read all over the web, I did not find the lid or base to be flimsy. When assembled, the carrier felt fairly solid. Mounting is incredibly easy using the factory rails from Subaru. Regarding size, I was pleasantly surprised by the amount of room in the interior, as well as the wide opening when loading. We're mounting this on top of our 2009 Subaru Outback and it is making a significant impact on the amount of stuff that usually winds up piled in the kids' laps during trips. Overall a great product, a fantastic value, and the perfect solution to short or mid-range vacations. I would definitely recommend the Thule Sidekick to friends and might even offer to help with assembly...maybe. 107822



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I once had an old Yakima Cargo Box (white on top & gray bottom) & I backed out of my car port w/its lid open~~of course, I totaled it! So, I chose the small Thule Cargo Box & was disappointed in its construction. 1). The box was very flexible due to its light construction. 2). The box comes w/two locks. Couldn't get the rear lock to catch because either the lock-arm was too short or the catch mechanism was riveted too low. Anyway my Yakima was of sturdy plastic which I had for a number or years. It held about 15 cubic feet of gear instead of the 8 that this product holds. I wouldn't recommend this product to any of my friends. 100199



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Performed exactly as expected. 696472



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Item was received as scheduled and exactly as described on line. I have purchased a number of items from etrailer and I am very satisfied with the products and service provided 504511


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Mark - 05/05/2019

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Expected it to be more rigid, the top is very flexible and needs to by wiggled around to seat correctly. 459185



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A good carrier and filled my needs. You definitely need two people to assemble it. Fits good on the car. Good valve for the money 315656



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Received on time and in good condition. 266239



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I received my product in an excellent, timely manner. This is the second time I have used etrailer and I would recommend them highly for future use. 182727



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Great 'price match' deal and fine, fast service. Got it the following day the price match was approved, when I was expecting it to be delivered in 2 or 3 days afterward. Thank you! 168352



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Thule website said this fit my 2014 Subaru Outback. Not quite. I had to add two holes (one for each side) to get the rear clamp to work for the bar spread. It does swallow a lot of gear, so thumbs up. Also, got a little bit of water inside the box driving through a down pour in North Carolina. Replaced a Yakima RocketBox that was just way too long for this car, and had similar issues on the road. Quick shipment from etrailer. 144806



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Great people to deal with, product fit exactly as they said it would, shipping was fast and at the door when they said it would be. I definitely will order more stuff I need from these folks. 125130



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Received product on date as indicated. Was disappointed that product was not in inventory when ordered??? Assemble was easy. Hinge installation need definitely two people. Screws for hinges in package not the same as in guide sheet, thus little gray capes for outside don't fit!!! 88152



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Great product, easy to install. Best price we found anywhere,even with express shipping! Arrived quickly as scheduled. Perfect size for a small SUV. 47072



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Best price I found on this item. Very fast shipping. The Thule Sidekick is a good box for the price. It seems a little flimsy at first but is sturdy when monted to my roof racks. Have taken it on a couple of test runs and it did great. Easy to put together with a helper. I have a 2011 Honda Element and it lines up perfectly with the factory roof racks. Great for the occasional user. Sure beats the almost $500 price tag on the Honda factory box. 24074



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We used this product for a family vacation to South Carolina. It did the expected job. 20582



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You need 2 people to assemble this product in an efficient manner. It is as advertised. A very good inexpensive carrier. 9127



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cargo carrier I really like my cargo carrier once it was assembled but attaching the top to the bottom half was quite difficult. Now that it's done I am very happy with it. 3725


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  • Roof Rack Recommendation for 2016 BMW X3 and Cargo Box That Works With It and Other Vehicles
    Let's start with the roof rack, and the one your husband will need depends on if the 2016 BMW X3 has a naked roof or if it has rails on the sides that run front to back. For a naked roof, I recommend the Rhino Rack 2500, which consists of the Fit Kit # DK295, Legs # RRRLKVA, and Vortex Aero Crossbars # RRVA126B-2. This rack will clamp onto the roof of the BMW and comes with locks to secure the rack to your roof. The best part of this rack are the aero crossbars, which will dramatically...
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  • Will a Paddle Fit Inside the Thule Sidekick Roof Mounted Cargo Carrier Box
    The Thule Sidekick Roof Mounted Cargo Carrier Box part # TH682 has inside dimensions of 50" long x 23" wide. Therefore, if the object in question did not exceed this it would fit just fine inside. If you wanted to free space up inside the box you could also use the Thule Get-A-Grip part # TH839 or Malone Paddle Carrier part # MPG121 which are designed specially for paddles and other longer objects.
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  • Recommended Cargo Box for 2016 Honda Pilot with Overall Height Under 88 Inches
    The Malone Cargo12 Rooftop Cargo Box - 12 cu ft - High Gloss Gray # MPG901 will sit 17-3/8 inches above the crossbars. The Thule Sidekick # TH682 will be quite a bit smaller with only 8 cubic feet storage, but will also sit only 15-1/2 inches above the crossbars. I looked up your 2016 Honda Pilot and the factory height is 69.8 inches so that gives you minimal clearance. Between the two options, the Thule Sidekick # TH682 is the route to go because the Malone will be too tall. If...
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  • Cargo Box Options/Recommendations for a 2009 Toyota Highlander with Factory Crossbars
    I checked with Thule and Yakima and the only cargo box that has been confirmed to fit the 2009 Toyota Highlander factory crossbars is the Thule Sidekick part # TH682. If you installed the Thule Rapid Crossroad Feet # TH450R and 53" WingBar Evo Crossbars # TH711420 on the roof of your vehicle you could use the Thule Force Cargo Box # TH6358B that you referenced according to Thule.
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  • Is Replacement Ball Joint Available for Thule Dual Force Strut on Roof Cargo Box
    I reached out to my contact at Thule who said that there is no replacement ball for the Dual Force Strut # TH14933. Since there isn't a way to repair your current cargo box the only other solution is to purchase a different cargo box so you can keep your cargo dry and enough room in your vehicle for your application. If you like the Thule name and are in the market for a cost-effective option then I recommend the Sidekick # TH682. This is their economy option which uses the older style...
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  • 2016 Chevy Trax Roof Rack Recommendation to Carry Thule Sidekick Cargo Box TH682
    Sounds like you have the factory raised side rails on your 2016 Chevy Trax. If so, you would want the Thule Rapid Crossroad Feet # TH450R and 53" WingBar Evo Crossbars # TH711420 to allow you to carry the Thule Sidekick part # TH682. Raised roof rails are ones that you could slide your hand underneath. If instead you had flush rails that you couldn't slide your hand underneath (not as likely), then you would want the Rhino Rack part numbers # RRVA118B-2 and # RRSX040 to complete the...
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    We do have a really nice selection of roof racks that will work great on your 2019 Honda Civic. I highly recommend the Yakima JetStream Roof Rack which consists of # Y00425 for the two 50 inch JetStream Crossbars, # Y00146 for the BaseLine Towers, # Y06182 for the Front Fit Kit, and # Y06183 for the Rear Fit Kit. This will provide you with an extremely aerodynamic roof rack with built-in windridges on the bars that help to control air flow and dramatically reduce wind noise and vibration....
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    All of the Thule cargo boxes that are confirmed to fit your 2015 Nissan Rogue are: Hyper XL # TH612 Motion XT L # TH6297B and # TH6297T Motion XT XL # TH6298B Motion XT XXL # TH6299B and # TH6299T Motion XT Alpine # TH6295B Force XT M # TH6357B Force XT L # TH6358B Force XT XL # TH6359B Force Alpine # TH6356B Pulse M # TH614 Pulse L # TH615 Pulse Alpine # TH613 Sidekick # TH682
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  • Will Thule Sidekick Cargo Box Fit Rhino-Rack 2500 Series Roof Rack Crossbars on a 2010 Honda Civic
    The Rhino-Rack 2500 series bars are 3-1/2 inches wide. The Thule Sidekick, # TH682, fits on crossbars that are up to 3-3/4 inches wide, so the mounting hardware will fit on the Rhino-Rack bars. The cargo box requires a bar spread (center to center distance between the bars) of 23-5/8 inches minimum to 32-1/16 inches maximum. If you have a 4-door civic then the spread with the Rhino-Rack bars will be 27-1/2 inches and the box will fit fine. But on a 2-door model the spread will be...
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  • Best Roof Cargo Box Recommendation for a 2015 Subaru Outback
    Basically every Thule cargo box besides the part # TH682 that you referenced will fit the factory crossbars of your 2015 Subaru Outback. I attached a link to a page that has all of them listed. For a similar box that will fit you would want the Thule Force part # TH6357B. The nicest box available would be the Thule Hyper XL part # TH612. This box has an interior light, an automotive 2-tone paint job, and can open from either side. I attached a review video that shows this box being...
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  • Replacement Locks and Keys for a Thule Sidekick Cargo Box
    Yes! Replacement Locks and Keys # SR03807 is a confirmed fit for the Thule Sidekick cargo box # TH682. It comes with 2 locks and 2 keys.
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  • How Does the Thule Sidekick part TH682 Install on Crossbars
    If you were near St. Louis, MO you could come out and we would be happy to install the # TH682 for you. It's really not too hard to install. If you check out the install video link I attached you can see the entire install process. For the most part you would just need to set the box on the crossbars of your vehicle and then run the included u-bolts up around the crossbars and then through the box using the included wing nuts to tighten them. To make it easier to get up high enough...
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  • Which is the Smallest Roof Mounted Cargo Box that will Fit 2010 Infinit EX35 with Factory Crossbars
    We have an option that will work for you, however, Yakima does not list any of their cargo boxes as a fit for your 2010 Infiniti EX35 factory roof rack. Yakima does not have any options, however, Thule offers quite a few, the smallest being the Sidekick, part # TH682 and the Force XT Sport, part # TH6356B. The Sidekick measures 54 inches long and the Force measures 74-3/4 inches long. According to Thule, these cargo boxes will fit on your factory crossbars so drilling new holes will...
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  • What is Included with the Replacement Mounting Kit for Thule Sidekick Cargo Box
    The replacement mounting hardware, # TH04958, for the Thule Sidekick, # TH682, comes with everything that is pictured. It is the same parts bag that comes with the box when it is new. You get the u-bolts and knobs, backing plates, vinyl stripping and circles, new locks, keys, and mounting hardware. The picture is actually one that we took of the kit. The correct u-bolt by itself is # TH02943. The correct backing plate is # TH03918. The correct knob by itself is # TH04877.
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  • Replacement Locks and Keys for Thule Sidekick Cargo Box
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  • Roof Cargo Box to Fit the Factory Crossbars on a 2015 Toyota 4Runner
    From what I can find the factory crossbars on your 2015 Toyota 4Runner are very close to the roof. With the minimal clearance between the roof and the underside of the crossbars the only cargo box we carry that's confirmed to fit is the Thule Sidekick, part # TH682. There just isn't enough room for the clamps of the Force XT, part # TH6357B, to fit.
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    For a reasonably priced roof rack I recommend the Rola Roof Rack # 59896. This roof rack features Black low-profile aerodynamic crossbars and the rack has locks to secure the rack to your roof. We have several cargo boxes that will work with the Rola roof rack. First I recommend the Thule Pulse # TH614. This is a 14-cu ft. roof box that measures 67-inches x 35-inches x 16-inches, and has a 110-lb capacity. I have attached a link to an installation video for this roof box on an Optima...
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  • Replacement Side Hinge For Thule Sidekick Roof Mounted Cargo Box
    I spoke to my contact at Thule and they told me the hinge for the Thule Sidekick Cargo Box is not an item that is sold as a separate item. You may want to remove the hinge and take it to a local hardware store. Most stores have door hinges that are very similar and may have just what you are looking for.
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  • Will the Thule Sidekick Cargo Box Fit a 2015 Subaru Outback without Hatch Interference
    For the Thule Sidekick Roof Mounted Cargo Carrier Box - U-Bolt Mounts - 8 Cubic Feet Item # TH682 there will need to be at least 51-7/8 inches from the center of the front crossbar to the line where the roof and hatch meet to avoid hatch interference on your 2015 Subaru Outback. I do have another option for you though. You can use the Car Top Cargo Rooftop Cargo Box - 18 cu ft - Black Item # CTC-18S which requires just 36 inches clearance. Plus it costs less and has more cargo space...
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    I have a solution for you, but unfortunately, neither the Thule Force XXL or the Thule Motion XT will fit the 2016 Toyota 4Runner equipped with factory crossbars and allow you to operate the rear hatch. I instead recommend the Thule Sidekick, part # TH682, which is an efficient, easy to use box that will fit the factory bars. I've included a video review of this box so you can get an idea of its features.
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    I was able to find an online version of the owners manual for the 2014 Acura MDX but not specific details about the dimensions or exact placement of the fixed-point factory crossbars. You can determine compatibility of the Rola Cargo Basket # 59504 or any other rooftop accessory with your factory crossbars by measuring the distance between the centers of the two bars. The Rola basket # 59504 uses moveable mounting brackets that attach between its adjacent cross rails. The brackets...
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  • Replacement Mounting Kit for Karrite Voyager Cargo Box
    The Karrite Voyager was related to the Thule Sidekick cargo box # TH682. The replacement mounting hardware is # TH04958. You will also get some replacement locks and keys with this kit.
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  • Will the Thule Sidekick Cargo Box Fit a Thule WingBar Evo Roof Rack on a 2007 Cadillac SRX
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  • Which Roof Cargo Box Fits 2015 Toyota 4Runner Factory Crossbars
    I checked with Yakima and surprisingly they do not recommend any of their cargo boxes for the factory crossbars of your 2015 Toyota 4Runner. The only box we have as a confirmed fit is the Thule Sidekick part # TH682 which I attached a review video for as well.
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  • Will Roof Rack Cargo Box TH682 Fit a 2005 Nissan Armada
    I did some research on your vehicle, and it looks like your 2005 Nissan Armada should have a total length around 17 feet, and a width around 6-1/2 feet. The # TH682 cargo box measures 54 inches long by 25 inches wide by 15-1/2 inches tall, so you should have no problem using this box on your vehicle. Your Armada should have come from the factory with one of two roof rack styles: a full factory roof rack, or tracks that run along the length of the roof. The box would attach directly...
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