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Thule Top Track Roof Mount System, 42" Long

Thule Top Track Roof Mount System, 42" Long

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Thule Top Track system permanently mounts to the roof of almost any SUV, Minivan or camper. Lowest Prices for the best roof rack from Thule. Thule Top Track Roof Mount System, 42" Long part number THTP42 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Thule Roof Rack

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Thule Top Track system permanently mounts to the roof of almost any SUV, Minivan or camper.


  • Custom look with multi-sport function
  • Innovative fastening hardware eliminates headliner removal
  • Tracks provide almost unlimited foot positioning for load carrying flexibility
  • Heavy-duty, black anodized aluminum track is corrosion resistant
  • Integrated PVC seal on flare-nut reduces number of installation parts and provides a weather resistant seal
  • System includes:
    • (2) 42" long tracks
    • Drill bits
    • Flare-nut tool
    • Loctite silicone thread sealant


  • Application:
    • Tracker II (TH430) and Rapid Tracker (TH430R) feet - requires fit kit TK1
    • Podium (TH460) and Rapid Podium (TH460R) feet - requires fit kit THKIT3101
  • Track base width: 1-5/8"
  • Overall track length: 42"

TP42 Thule Top Track Roof Mount System, 42" Long

Item # THTP42

Customer Reviews

Thule Top Track Roof Mount System, 42" Long - THTP42

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (2 Customer Reviews)

Thule Top Track system permanently mounts to the roof of almost any SUV, Minivan or camper.

- THTP42

Arrived on time. Can’t wait to mount on my truck 910623

- THTP42

Perfect 122636


Ask the Experts about this Thule Roof Rack

  • Parts Needed to Add Thule Track Mount Roof Rack
    While we do have exactly what you need to add a track-mounted roof rack system, the Thule TK1 Fit Kit as well as the other parts that work with it, have been discontinued, which means you will need to replace that fit kit to get a full track-mounted roof rack. For a complete system, you will need to start with the tracks, and since I am not certain what application you are using this for (camper, van, etc.), you'll need to decide the appropriate length for the Thule Top Track Roof Mount...
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  • Are the Thule and Rhino Rack Square Bars the Same Dimension
    Rhino Rack square bars like the # RREB126B are 1-3/16 inches wide and 13/16 inches tall. Thule square bars like the part # TH712400 are 1-1/4 inches wide and 7/8 inches tall. So while they are very close to the same size they are different.
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  • Can Thule Podium Towers be Used with Thule Top Track Roof Mount System
    The Thule Top Track Roof Mount System # THTP42 referenced in your question is designed to permanently mount to the roof of your camper and is compatible with the Podium # TH460R Feet. If this is what you currently have, then you will be able to use the Top Track system with your existing components. You will just need to add the Thule Fit Kit # THKIT3101 if you do not have it already.
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  • Will Rhino-Rack Track Mount Roof Rack Fit Thule Tracks on a 2016 Ford F-150 SuperCab
    Rhino-Rack Roof Rack # Y01-130-NT is compatible with Thule tracks # THTP42. The tracks require drilling into the roof to install so if you are fine with doing that on your 2016 Ford F-150 SuperCab then this set up will work for you. If you want to avoid having to drill then you can use a Yakima custom fit roof rack using the following parts: Yakima CoreBar Crossbars # Y00422 BaseLine Towers # Y00146 BaseClip Fit Kit # Y06122
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  • Best Roof Track System to Add Rhino-Rack Pioneer Platform to a 2002 Chevy Tahoe Z71
    On the 60 inch long Thule tracks # THTB60 the screws are M5x40mm. But the Thule tracks are designed for use on fiberglass only (like camper shells) and not metal roofs so I cannot recommend them. You mentioned not wanting to use the cap nut system on the Yakima 60 inch tracks # Y01135 but that works out because there is a special kit needed to install the tracks on a metal roof, # Y8880039, and would require 1/4 inch holes. The tracks are aluminum. But the special feet used for the...
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  • Roof Rack Recommendations for a 2002 Ford Escape
    Thule does not have a roof rack option for your 2002 Ford Escape. The feet in your picture are Tracker or Tracker II feet which are not made anymore and the fit kits that go with them are also being phased out. New components will be needed to add a roof rack to your Escape. If your Escape has the factory side rails that run front to back then the most cost effective roof rack consists of the following parts: Crossbars # Y00408 SL Adapter # Y03536 TimberLine Towers # Y00147 For...
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  • Where Does Thule Track THTP42 Install on 2014 Honda Odyssey
    I spoke with my contact at Thule about the install of the # THTP42 on your 2014 Honda Odyssey and this is what they told me: 1. They should have a body shop install the tracks. 2. The body shop can get the information from Honda as far as where (and where not) to drill). Thule does not have that info because automobile manufacturers don’t like to share it with us but they will tell the body shops.
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  • Roof Cargo Basket and Roof Rack Recommendation for Chevrolet K5 Blazer
    I have a solution for you, but there is no type of cargo basket that is available to mount to a flat roof without bars. The Safari cargo baskets are designed to fit to roof racks or raised side rails. Since you have no rails or bars on your vehicle, to be able to use a cargo basket you will need to install a roof rack. A track mounted roof rack will allow you to install the rack on the back, hard cover of the Blazer. For a track, I recommend the Thule Top Track Roof Mount System,...
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  • Can a Thule Tracker System Be Installed on a 2012 Honda Pilot
    I do have options for you but they do not make a roof track system specifically for your 2012 Honda Pilot. In order to mount a set of tracks like the Thule Top Track Roof Mount System part # THTP42 on your Pilot you would need to either bolt or rivet the tracks onto the vehicle. There are no pre drilled holes on your Pilot to accept the tracks so drilling will be required. I recommend placing the tracks inside of the ditch as this will make fitment much easier.
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  • Will Thule Top Tracks Fit a 2013 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab
    Technically you could install the Thule tracks # THTP42 on any viable surface including the roof of your 2013 Nissan Frontier. But I am not sure why you would want to drill holes in the roof of the vehicle. If you want to go forward with that then the only way I can think of to get a diagram of roof supports or other things in the roof is to ask Nissan directly. I have included a link to the roof rack we have for your truck that do not require drilling holes in the roof.
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  • Recommended Roof Rack Components Compatible with Track Systems or Cap Rails
    Many Leer caps come with the track included, but if not you will want the Thule Top Track Roof Mount System 42 inches long # THTP42, 54 inches long # THTP54, or 60 inches long # THTB60. Then I recommend the Thule Podium Foot Pack for Aero Bars # TH460R along with the Thule One-Key System Lock Cylinders - Qty 4 # TH450400. These feet will connect to the rails using the Thule Fit Kit for Podium Style Foot Pack # THKIT3101. Then you can use the Thule WingBar Evo Load Bars - Aluminum -...
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  • How to Transport a Canoe or Kayak with a 2021 Airstream Interstate Nineteen Motorhome
    If you're looking to transport a canoe or kayak with your 2021 Airstream Interstate Nineteen Motorhome, then you have two options. The first is to use a roof rack system. Unfortunately, your motorhome does not have a custom fit roof rack, so there are a few pieces needed in order to mount one to your roof. First, you need a track, part # THTP42. These will be what mount to the roof. Then, you need a fit kit. For this setup, I recommend part # THKIT3101 for the Thule Podium Feet. Next...
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  • Installation of Roof Tracks For Thule or Yakima Roof Rack on 2011 Honda Odyssey
    The Thule Roof Mounted Top Rack System - 54" Long # THTP54 is longer than what the manufacturer suggests for your vehicle. I recommend instead using the 42 inch # THTP42 as the longer rails will provide less support on the outer ends. You simply need to install the tracks parallel to each other and close to a support for stability and strength. Close to the rain channel or cover on your roof is ideal. I then recommend the following: - Thule WingBar Evo Crossbars - Aluminum - Black...
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  • Could Thule Roof Rack Track Be Installed on 2017 GMC Sierra
    I don't like recommend track style roof racks on brand new vehicles as they require drilling through the roof and head liner. If you absolutely wanted to you could install the part # THTB60 I am sure you could. A better option may be the 42 inch long version though part # THTP42 since you want it shorter. Or the 54 inch part # THTP54.
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  • Recommended Roof Rack for 2017 Honda Odyssey with Naked Roof
    If your 2017 Honda Odyssey has a naked roof (no existing rails or crossbars), then the Thule Roof Rack referenced in your question, which consists of parts # TH711420, # THTP42, # TH460R and # THKIT3101 will work. The Thule Top Track # THTP42 component of this system is a universal track that will permanently install on almost any SUV, Minivan or camper. This will basically provide a factory-like track system that can then be used to install the foot pack and crossbars for the roof rack. With...
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  • Ladder Rack for a Leer Camper Shell on a 2007 Toyota Tundra
    We do have a camper shell ladder rack you can use with your Leer camper shell on your 2007 Toyota Tundra. take a look at the Thule TracRac CapRac # TH29200XT. This rack includes everything so it is ready to install. The load stops are also included. The bars are 65 inches long and the capacity is limited to the capacity of your Leer camper shell. If you would rather have a rack that is adjustable front to back then you can use Rhino-Rack roof rack # Y01-120-NT with 54 inch long bars...
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  • Recommended Roof Rack for 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander With Fixed Mounting Points
    The Thule 430 foot packs will work with the Thule Top Track Roof Mount System # THTP42 but it does require you to drill holes directly through the roof of your 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander. I highly recommend instead getting a new roof rack for your Outlander which will simply attach to the fixed mounting points on your roof so you do not have to drill holes into the vehicle. The Thule AeroBlade Roof Rack will fit your '16 Outlander and is made up of Thule WingBar Evo Crossbars # TH711420...
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  • Camper Roof Rack Installation That Does Not Use T-Bolts
    The Rhino-Rack Roof Rack System # Y02-500 that you referenced is installed using T-bolts. I cannot recommend using different hardware to install the track. For a track mount roof rack that does not use T-bolts to mount, I recommend the Thule Top Track Roof Mount System # THTP42. The Thule Top Track uses innovative fastening hardware to eliminate headliner removal. Instead of T-bolts, the Top Track uses a flare nut that is installed flush on the roof and a screw to secure the track to...
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  • Will Rhino-Rack Channel Mount Eyelets Fit Thule Track THTP42
    Yes, the Rhino-Rack eyelets # S604 will fit the C-channel in the Thule tracks such as # THTP42.
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  • Fit of a Roof Mounted Top Rack System on a 2013 Ram 3500
    We don't always list fit information for track kits because of the varying applications of them on trailers, camper shells and actual vehicles. This is because of the numerous variations of these vehicles and the fits that would need to be listed out for each individual vehicle. In this case, your 2013 Ram 3500 would be able to have the Thule Roof Mounted Top Rack, part # THTP54 installed on the cab's roof by drilling into the vehicle. However, the vehicle is also capable of having...
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  • Are Feet and Locks Included with Rhino-Rack Roof Rack for Thule and Yakima Tracks # Y01-130-NT
    Rhino-Rack Roof Rack for Thule and Yakima Tracks # Y01-130-NT comes with 2 bars, four legs, locks, and keys. It does not come with the Thule or Yakima tracks though. If you already have Thule tracks you will be good to go. Yakima tracks, on the other hand, will also need adapter kit # RRT-FK3. If you need tracks Thule has the following options: 42 inch long # THTP42 54 inch long # THTP54 60 inch long # THTB60 Yakima has the following options: 42 inch long # Y01126 54 inch...
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  • Recommendation for Carrying Canoe on SunLite Eagle Pop-Top Slide In Truck Camper
    The easiest way to carry your canoe is to install a roof rack on your SunLite Eagle truck bed camper. There are several options to choose from for a roof rack for your camper. The SportRack Pop-Up Camper Roof Rack # SR1020 that you referenced will work well as long as your camper has square edges. The # SR1020 will not fit trailer roofs with rounded or curved edges. This rack has a weight capacity of 200 pounds Another option is the Swagman Roamer LT Roof Rack for Pop-Up Campers...
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  • Can Thule TP42 Top Tracks Fit TracRac SR Rails on 2010 Honda Ridgeline
    The Base Rails for Thule TracRac SR Sliding Truck Bed Ladder Racks # TH21610 are not compatible with the 42" Long Thule Top Track Roof Mount System # THTP42. This system does require a permanent mount to a roof as opposed to being able to fit other rails. If you are looking for a rack system for your 2010 Honda Ridgeline, since there isn't a ladder rack that fits your truck (I double-checked with our manufacturers), the best option to carry cargo is a roof rack. The best option is from...
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  • Will Thule Tram Ski Adapter Fit Hollywood Racks Trailer Hitch Mount Bike Rack on 2012 Honda Odyssey
    The Thule Tram, # TH9033, has only been test fit on Thule trailer hitch mount bike racks (listed on the Tram product page). Out of the racks that are on that list and still available, all of them have arms that are spaced closer together than the Hollywood Racks 5 bike racks arms so it is not likely the best fit and I do not recommend it. Going with a roof rack would be the way to go. There is currently only one option for a compatible roof rack and it consists of the following: Thule...
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  • Recommended Cargo Box and Roof Bike Carrier for 2015 Honda Odyssey
    I spoke with Kevin and he told me about setup that he used at the time he wrote the review about the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider HR1400. This specific bike rack has been discontinued but Hollywood Racks replaced it with part # HR1400Z. The only real change between these bike racks is that the lock cores are on the handle of the hooks. The cargo box he is using has been discontinued but Thule has a very similar cargo box with their Hyper XL # TH612. This cargo box comes with SecureLocks...
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  • Roof Rack System and Cargo Box for a Truck with a LEER Top
    It looks like you have a good selection to get a roof rack for your LEER top on your 2005 Dodge Dakota. There are only a few changes I would make. Starting from the bottom, the Thule Roof Mounted Top Rack System - 60" Long, part # THTB60, would mount directly to your top and give you 5 feet of track. However, since your top is 5 feet, there's a chance that these tracks might not fit within that space if anything is off. Instead, I recommend the 42" version, part # THTP42. It takes away...
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