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Thule MultiLift Cargo Lift and Storage System - Ceiling Mount - 220 lbs

Thule MultiLift Cargo Lift and Storage System - Ceiling Mount - 220 lbs

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This versatile storage system lets you easily store cargo boxes, kayaks, canoes, or ladders when not in use. Simple crank-and-pulley system lifts gear off your vehicle and stores it up and out of the way. Storage lift mounts to your garage ceiling. Lowest Prices for the best watersport carriers from Thule. Thule MultiLift Cargo Lift and Storage System - Ceiling Mount - 220 lbs part number TH572 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Thule Watersport Carriers - TH572

  • Kayak
  • Canoe
  • Storage Rack
  • Thule
  • Ceiling Mount
  • Non-Locking

This versatile storage system lets you easily store cargo boxes, kayaks, canoes, or ladders when not in use. Simple crank-and-pulley system lifts gear off your vehicle and stores it up and out of the way. Storage lift mounts to your garage ceiling.


Features:

  • Convenient storage lift removes gear off of your vehicle and stores it on the ceiling of your garage
    • Can also be used to lower gear onto your vehicle for hassle-free installation
  • Heavy-duty lift holds cargo boxes, kayaks, canoes, ladders, and similarly sized gear
  • Easy-to-use crank-and-pulley system takes the hassle out of handling and storing large gear
    • Handy lift takes the strain out of uninstalling and storing gear by doing the heavy lifting for you
  • Mounts quickly and easily to ceiling studs or rafters
    • Preassembled system includes drill patterns for easy installation


Specs:

  • Weight capacity: 220 lbs
  • Dimensions: 60" deep x 36" high x 30" wide
  • Weight: 7.5 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty


572004 Thule MultiLift Roof Mounted Cargo Box Lift

Alternate part number: 572

Installation Details TH572 Installation instructions




Customer Reviews

Thule MultiLift Cargo Lift and Storage System - Ceiling Mount - 220 lbs - TH572

Average Customer Rating:  4.3 out of 5 stars   (3 Customer Reviews)

This versatile storage system lets you easily store cargo boxes, kayaks, canoes, or ladders when not in use. Simple crank-and-pulley system lifts gear off your vehicle and stores it up and out of the way. Storage lift mounts to your garage ceiling.

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For our 3 grandkids we needed a way to carry camping stuff. This works great. It opens from either side, key locked on both. We have hung it from the garage ceiling for easy installation. All the stuff fits well. 861893



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The product itself I would give 5 stars, but it took considerable effort before I could get it installed and tried out. The first obstacle I ran into is that there were no screws included. After opening the box I discovered this, read through the manual, looked at the product listing on etrailer's website, and on Thule's website. I did not see any notice that screw were not included. Finally I did see on one end of the box such a notice, and etrailer's customer service confirmed this to be the case. The second obstacle was how to install the product in my garage. The instructions were of marginal help. They are mostly devoid of words, but rather use pictures to instruct. Once I had a good idea of how all the parts were to fit together and be mounted I discovered my garage ceiling would not accommodate the parts. The ceiling rafters are installed on end, from one side of the garage to the other, and thus not wide enough for the screw holes in the pulleys or center rod mounting brackets. I improvised by installing in the garage attic two 2x8 boards perpendicular to the rafters, then three 2x4 boards snug under the garage ceiling, attached to the 2x8s by way of two 3/8 x 3.5" hex bolts on either end of the 2x4s. The 2x4s were 10', cut in half to allow room for the TH572 mounting hardware between the bolts. With appropriate structure in place (a 12-hour one man job), I started on installing the product. I used eight 1/4 x 1.5" lag screws to attach the pulleys to the 2x4s, and six #10 1.5" wood screws for the center rod mounting brackets. This part of the job took only about an hour... maybe two... it was late. Some suggestions: - make sure your garage can hand the load of the box (What you see in most attics are designed to hold the roof, not have stuff suspended from them -- I got lucky and had access to reinforced headers in the right places) - make sure your garage door can still open with whatever you are storing in place - make sure you can get your car in position under the load (rooftop box, kayak, etc) where everything is installed - make sure you can get your car out of the garage with the load attached So, my main complaints with this product are two: no screws, and minimal instructions. But with a little determination and some help from etrailer customer support, I was able to get the job done. Now I need to find someone who can make my garage door opening taller. 799123



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Etrailer is a great place. Fast, excellent service. 558854


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Ask the Experts about this Thule Watersport Carriers

  • Will 5 mm Wire Rope Work on Thule MultiLift Cargo Lift and Storage System
    Yes, a 5 mm wire rope will work with the Thule MultiLift Cargo Lift and Storage System # TH572; however, you do not need to purchase any rope separately. The storage system actually comes with a 5 mm x 10 m rope that you'll use with the system, which has a 220 lb capacity. I have added a link to the instructions of this system for you to check out as well.
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  • Could Two Kayaks Be Lifted with the Thule MultiLift Cargo Lift and Storage System
    With an evenly distributed load, the Thule Roof Mounted Storage Lift, # TH572, has a maximum weight capacity of 100kg or approximately 220 lbs. That means that if loaded properly it could carry the weight of your two kayaks. The tricky part will be positioning the kayaks so that they both lift up and neither slips out. Most likely you would have to have them both on end stacked up next to each other.
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  • Is there a Maximum Ceiling Height for the Thule MultiLift Cargo Lift and Storage System
    I checked with Thule and the max length from the mounting surface to the ends of the ropes on Thule hoist # TH572 is 200cm which in inches is 78.8 inches or about 6-1/2 feet. So from the bottom of the item on the roof of the vehicle that you need to hoist up to the mounting surface for the hoist cannot be further than that 6-1/2 feet. Another possible option is to use a hoist such as # BTEHOISTUL. Its cable is 19 feet long.
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  • Height Clearance After Installing Thule MultiLift Cargo Lift TH572
    I measured the pulleys and other components of the Thule MultiLift Cargo Lift and Storage System # TH572 in order to give you a good estimate of how much space there will be available under your cargo box once it is hoisted up. From the ceiling mounting surface the pulley assemblies will extend down approximately 4-1/2-inches. So if you had a cargo box that was 1-foot tall, its bottom would extend down from the ceiling surface approximately 16-1/2-inches (4-1/2 + 12).
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  • Maximum Weight Capacity for the Thule Roof Mounted Storage Lift # TH572
    With an evenly distributed load, the Thule Roof Mounted Storage Lift, # TH572, has a maximum weight capacity of 100kg or approximately 220 lbs.
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  • How Long are the Connections on the Thule MultiLift Cargo Lift and Storage System
    The Thule MultiLift Cargo Lift and Storage System part # TH572 has ropes that will extend about 6.5' from their attachment points which is about 4" from the mounting surface so the maximum extension from your ceiling is about 6' 10" leaving you short. For this to work you will need ti find a solution to lift the item you want to store about 3'. To get around this you can add length the the ropes to get to the floor but would need to supply your own as it is not available as an extension.
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  • Can A Worm Gear Winch with Rope Be Used To Lift and Lower a Cargo Box Off a Vehicle
    If you need to raise and lower your cargo box on and off the vehicle then I recommend the Thule MultiLift Cargo Lift and Storage System part # TH572 which is designed specifically for this purpose. This is an all-in-one kit that comes with everything that you need. The Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch part # DL10952 cannot be used with a synthetic rope as they have been known to jam the reel and drive gears together. This will be the case for most worm gear winches as well so the above is really...
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  • Storage System for Thule Force XT XXL Roof Mounted Cargo Box
    Thule does indeed offer a very clever storage system for their roof mounted cargo boxes, the MultiLift, part # TH572. The MultiLift has a 220 lb capacity, and uses an easy to use crank and pulley system that makes raising and lowering the cargo box easy.
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  • Ceiling Rack/Hoist Recommendation for Storing 100 lb Canoe
    Only worm gear winches should be used for hoisting thing like like a canoe as they are the only ones rated for that. For a winch the Dutton-Lainson Worm Gear Hand Winch # DL10954 would work great as it has more than enough capacity. It also can be mounted to the ceiling. Another solution you may like is the Thule MultiLift Cargo Lift part # TH572 which is designed for storing a canoe like what you have on the ceiling. It has a 220 lb capacity as well so it would have more than enough...
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  • Tips for Removing Broken Key in Yakima Cargo Box and Roof Storage System for Cargo Box
    What you can use to grab the bit of broken key that is sticking out of the lock core is a set of nail clippers. First I would recommend using a penetrating lubricant like WD-40 with the straw to direct the oil into the lock core, and then using the nail clippers grab what is sticking out of the core and turn it if needed and remove the lock. With the lock number on the head of the key you can order a replacement key. You will need to enter the part number Y8772-XXXX in to our search...
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