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  • Recommended Roof Cargo Box to Fit 37" - 48" Crossbar Spread of Santa Fe XL
  • The SportRack Vista XL Cargo Box # SR7018 fits crossbar spreads of 23-5/8", 25-7/8", 27-7/8", and 29-7/8". Since this is smaller than what your Santa Fe XL can accommodate I have a different recommendation for you. For your application I recommend going with the Yakima RocketBox Pro # Y07192 because it has a similar shape to the box you are looking are, a carrying capacity of 14 cu ft, and is compatible with crossbar spreads from 24" - 40". This box is on the higher end when it comes...
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  • Which Yakima SkyBox Roof Cargo Box Can fit a 78 inch Long Cross Country Ski
  • I have a great solution for you, but the Yakima SkyBox 16 part # Y07335 that you referenced can only fit up to a 71 inch long ski. The Skybox 18 part # Y07336 can fit up to an 84-1/2 inch long ski and would be a great option. The outer dimensions of this are 92" long x 36" wide x 16" tall.
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  • Thule Aero Bar Roof Rack Recommendation for 2017 Dodge Caravan to Fit Thule Force XT
  • The Thule Force XT Rooftop Cargo Box # TH6359B is a great cargo box that fits the Thule Aero style crossbars well. For a rack that is a confirmed fit for your 2017 Dodge Grand Caravan you'd want the Thule Wingbar Evo rack part # TH711520, # TH480R, and # THKIT1043. This gives you the latest Thule aero style roof rack that fits your vehicle and the cargo box! In the picture I attached you'll see the box installed on a set of Aeroblade Thule bars.
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  • Thule Force XT or Motion XT Roof Cargo Box for 2018 Toyota Highlander
  • Both the Thule Force XT Rooftop Cargo Box # TH6359B and the Motion XT # TH6299T that you referenced will fit the factory roof rack on your 2018 Toyota Highlander that has a 27-1/2 inch crossbar spread. Between these two options I recommend the Thule Force XT # TH6359B because of its sleek AeroSkin diamond-texture finish and the fact that it is just a bit lighter (52 pounds compared to 55 pounds on the Motion) that not only makes it easier to lift up on the roof but also gives you a few...
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  • Could Roof Mounted Cargo Box Hang Over Outside of Roof Line
  • As long as the box is narrower than the side mirrors you'll be fine. Most drivers are aware of the width of their vehicle using their side mirrors as a gauge for that. If your boxes are narrower than that you'd most likely never run into an issue.
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  • Will Thule Force XT Cargo Box # TH6357B Fit on 2018 Audi Q5 Factory Crossbars
  • Yes, the Thule Force XT Rooftop Cargo Box # TH6357B that you referenced is a confirmed fit for the factory crossbars of your 2018 Audi Q5. I confirmed this with Thule just now. This box will give you 16 cubic feet of cargo space which is normally good for carrying up to 5-7 pairs of skis or 3-5 snowboards. It also can open from either side too which is nice.
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  • Does Thule Force XT Rooftop Cargo Box # TH6358B Fit Factory Crossbars of 2018 BMW X3
  • Yes, the Thule Force XT Rooftop Cargo Box # TH6358B is a confirmed fit for the factory crossbars of your 2018 BMW X3. I checked with Thule to confirm this.
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  • Recommended Yakima Rooftop Cargo Box Compatible With Thule Roof Rack on 2011 Ford Transit Connect
  • The Yakima SkyBox 21 Rooftop Cargo Box - 21 cu ft - Black Carbonite # Y07337 will fit crossbar spreads up to 42 inches and is the maximum distance on center. Your current Thule AeroBlade roof rack system has a crossbar spacing of 39 inches according to Thule with a capacity of 165 lbs max. Because it uses the factory mounting locations, this box will fit and is my recommendation for your roof. Thule roof boxes max out at 36-7/8 inches crossbar spread with the Thule Motion XT Rooftop...
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  • What Crossbars Dimensions and Crossbar Spread will Thule Force XT Cargo Boxes Fit
  • I am not 100 percent clear what you are referring to in terms of cross section but I can tell you that each of the Thule Force XT cargo boxes will fit crossbars that are a maximum of 3-1/2" wide x 1-11/16" tall. They do have different crossbar spreads they can work with: - Thule Force XT Sport (11 cu ft of cargo capacity) # TH6356B: Between 23-5/8" and 35-3/8" of crossbar spread - Thule Force XT (16 cu ft) # TH6357B: Between 23-5/8" and 33" - Thule Force XT (18 cu ft) # TH6358B:...
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  • Roof Cargo Box Recommendation that Fits 2015 Toyota 4Runner
  • I did some checking and was able to find a roof cargo box that does fit the roof rack you have on your 2015 Toyota 4Runner but the Inno part # INBRA1150BK you mentioned does not due to the clamps being too thick. The only solution we have is the Thule Sidekick part # TH682 which uses U-bolts instead that are much narrower. This fits the very limited clearance your roof rack has.
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  • Yakima Rooftop Cargo Box for Tesla Model 3 with OEM Aero Roof Rack
  • The Tesla OEM roof rack for the Model 3 uses elliptical type crossbars, often also called "aero" bars for their aerodynamic shape. On an electric vehicle the rack's aerodynamic drag does become more of a concern than it would be on an internal combustion vehicle. I could not find dimensions for these crossbars but all you need to do to confirm compatibility with any given cargo box is to measure the bar dimensions, width and thickness, and to also check the center-to-center spacing of...
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  • Roof Cargo Box for 200cm Skis that Will Fit Vortex Aero Crossbars
  • Rhino-Rack Vortex roof rack crossbars are the aero-style which have an oval or elliptical "wing-like" shape. This bar shape is popular and most cargo boxes are designed to fit these bars along with most other shapes. For instance, the Thule Motion XT Rooftop Cargo Box # TH6299B fits aero and other bar shapes and has the interior space you need for your 200cm skis. The Motion XT can handle as many as 7 pairs of skis as long as 215cm so it will work great for you. Please have a look at...
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  • Thule Roof Box Measurements for Fitment on a 2016 Acura MDX
  • Attached is a photo of the measurements for mounting the Thule Force XT Rooftop Cargo Box # TH6357B that you referenced. The front crossbar to rear hatch opening measurement is 47-1/2" while the spacing between the front and back crossbars must be a minimum of 23-5/8" and a max of 36-1/8". I have also attached a photo that lists all of the mounting measurements for the Thule cargo boxes (current as of January 2019) along with a link to our list of Thule roof cargo boxes to filter through.
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  • Will Thule Motion XT 18 Cubic Foot Roof Box Fit a 2011 Toyota Prius and 2013 Toyota Prius V
  • The Thule Motion XT Rooftop Cargo Box - 18 cu ft - Black Glossy # TH6298B requires 51-1/4 inches from the front crossbar to the seam of the hatch to ensure a fit. The crossbars must be between 23-5/8 inches and 36-7/8 inches apart for this carrier which both your vehicles easily fit into, so the rear hatch clearance for complete access will be all you will need to measure to confirm the fit.
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  • Can Inno Roof Cargo Boxes Carry Surf Boards
  • Inno states that the Inno Wedge 660 Rooftop Cargo Box # INBRM660WH that you referenced can carry up to two surf boards and the 665 # INBRM665BK can carry up to three. The interior dimensions of the 660 are 72" long x 25-5/8" wide x 8-1/2" tall and the 665 has dimensions of 72" long x 25-5/8" wide x 13-3/8" tall. While we don't have experience specifically with your surf boards these should work really well for you and give you the more aerodynamic shape you want too.
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  • Determining if Thule Motion XT Cargo Box # TH6299B Will Fit on 2018 Infiniti QX60 with Factory Rack
  • Yes, the Thule Motion XT Rooftop Cargo Box # TH6299B referenced in your question will fit the factory crossbars on your 2018 Infiniti QX60. The one thing you will want to check though is the rear hatch dimension to make sure you will be able to fully open the hatch without any interference with the rear of the box when it's in place. To verify this you just need to take a quick measurement from the center of the front crossbar on the roof rack back to where the roof and hatch door meet....
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  • Camper Roof Rack Recommendation for Attaching to Malone Cargo12 Cargo Box
  • All the cargo boxes we offer including the Malone part # MPG901 require a set of crossbars to install. They all attach directly to crossbars. You'd need to have a roof rack installed on your camper like the Yakima HardTop SL Roof Rack # Y01618 and you'd be able to install the Malone cargo box.
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  • How to Pick Out Replacement Key for Sportrack Vista Cargo Box
  • On the lock cylinder there will be a number stamped on it. With the number you will be able to pick out the correct replacement key to open your cargo box. For example if you have the key number 2982 you would want the replacement key part # THKEYN2982.
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  • Comparing Thule Motion XT XL and Yakima ShowCase Rooftop Cargo Box
  • What creates wind noise is mostly the crossbars on your vehicle and both the Thule Motion XT XL and Yakima ShowCase are highly aerodynamic and streamlined so the best way to choose between these two rooftop cargo boxes is by their respective features. The Yakima ShowCase is available in Black # Y07328 or Silver # Y07329, has 20 cubic feet of carrying capacity and fits crossbars that have a spread between 24" and 40". It is a high-quality cargo box but I recommend going with the Thule...
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  • Compatibility of Thule Force XT Rooftop Cargo Box with a 2019 Honda Pilot
  • The Thule Force XT Rooftop Cargo Box - 18 cu ft - Black AeroSkin # TH6358B is compatible with a crossbar spread of 23-5/8 to 35-1/2 inches. To ensure you have the hatch clearance needed for your 2019 Honda Pilot, you will need to measure from the center of the front most factory crossbar to the hatch seam. If you have 51-1/8 inches or more between these two points then you will be able to use that roof box without any hatch interference with the roof box. If you have a different measurement...
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  • Measuring Lexus GX 470 Roof Rack for Compatibility with Thule Motion XT Rooftop Cargo Box
  • The Thule Motion XT Rooftop Cargo Box # TH6298B has specific roof rack compatibility dimensions that are shown in the linked diagram. These are easy enough to check yourself. Each OEM crossbar on the 2007 Lexus GX 470 cannot exceed a maximum size of 3-1/2-inches wide x 1-11/16-inches tall and their center to center spread must be between 23-5/8 and 36-7/8-inches to line up with the mounting hardware. Full hatch opening without interference with the box requires at least 51-1/4-inches...
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  • Low-Profile Rooftop Cargo Box for 2016 Mazda CX-5
  • Most rooftop cargo boxes are fairly tall, in the range of 14- to 18-inches. A few are slightly shorter and a few are slightly taller. Some boxes, such as the Yakima RocketBox Pro 11 # Y07193 and the Thule Motion XT # TH6297T, have recessed mounting points on their bottom surfaces where the roof rack bars will fit. This is shown in the linked photo and helps reduce the total added height of the box. Other rooftop boxes like the Malone Cargo12 # MPG901 do not have this feature. An excellent...
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  • Yakima Skybox 16 Rooftop Cargo Box Fit on 2018 Toyota Highlander with Oval OEM Crossbars
  • The Yakima SkyBox 16 Roof Cargo Box # Y07335 will fit on aftermarket or factory oval/elliptical crossbars up to a maximum size of 3-1/2 x 1-11/16-inches and so long as the bars' center-to-center spread is between 24 and 36-inches. It will allow full opening of the Highlander's rear hatch as long as there is at least 52-inches from the center of the front crossbar to the seam where the roof and hatch meet. All of these fit considerations are nicely illustrated in the linked diagram. The...
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  • Troubleshooting Lost Key for Barrecrafters Ski/Snowboard Rack
  • Barrecrafter was a company that was purchased by SportRack a long time ago. When Thule bought out SportRack the Barrecrafter portion was not purchased, so there are not replacement lock cores available for specific locks like your 93205 cylinder. Unfortunately I can't help with a replacement key. If you'd like to upgrade your rack, I've linked the page to your available options.
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  • Will the Thule Hyper XL Rooftop Cargo Box Fit a 2016 Acura MDX with Factory Roof Rack
  • According to Thule, the Thule Hyper XL Rooftop Cargo Box part # TH612 will require that you have 50-5/8" from the center of the front crossbar to the point where the roof and hatch meet. However, the rear of the Thule Hyper XL has a rounded shape so there will be a bit more leeway in regards to hatch clearance. The shape of your hatch will also come into play as not all are the same and this will also affect your hatch clearance. Therefore, the 50-5/8" measurements is a good basis but not...
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  • Largest Yakima Skybox Roof Cargo Box for 2011 Yukon Denali for Transporting Skis
  • Thank you for the photo of the roof rack on your 2011 GMC Yukon Denali. These elliptical-shape bars will work great with the Yakima Skybox 21 rooftop cargo box # Y07337 so long as their size does not exceed 3-1/2-inches wide x 1-11/16-inches tall and so long as they can be positioned apart between 24- and 42-inches (measured from the center of one bar to the center of the other). The rear hatch will be able to open fully without interference with the box so long as you have at least...
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  • Does Thule Motion XT Cargo Box Fit 2016 Ford Escape with Factory Crossbars
  • Yes it will! I checked with Thule and they list the Thule Motion XT part # TH6297B as a confirmed fit for the factory crossbars of your 2016 Ford Escape. I really like this cargo box as it's easy to install, can open on either side and can fit quite a bit of cargo space as it has a capacity of 16 cubic feet.
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  • Internal Height Dimension of the Thule Motion XT Alpine Rooftop Cargo Box from Top of Base Ridge
  • For the Thule Motion XT Alpine Rooftop Cargo Box - 16 cu ft - Black Glossy # TH6295B or white # TH6295W the interior dimensions are 84-1/2" long x 33" wide x 11-1/4" tall. Since the height appears to be an issue for garage door clearance, the distance from the top of your crossbar to the top of the box is 12-1/4 inches. I was able to confirm the interior height of 11-1/4 inches is from the bottom of the ridge on the underside, so from the top of the ridge the measurement is 10-3/4 inches....
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  • Is a Replacement Key Available for Lock B209
  • We do not make keys, only sell aftermarket parts from vendors that we work with. We have gotten questions before about replacement keys for lock cylinders that start with "B" and have been informed that those replacement keys, locks, and even styles of lock are no longer available. Your best option is going to to try and find a locksmith that could potentially make the key you need.
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  • Will Thule Force XT Cargo Box Fit 2019 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited with Factory Crossbars
  • Yes, the Thule Force XT Rooftop Cargo Box # TH6358B that you referenced will fit and work great with the factory crossbars on your 2019 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. This is an extremely high-quality cargo box that features a sleek AeroSkin diamond-texture surface, an aerodynamic design for minimal noise and wind drag, and locks to secure your investments and help deter theft. I have attached a short video demonstration that you can also check out.
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  • Will Car Top Cargo Rooftop Cargo Box # CTC-18S Fit 2018 Lexus RX 350
  • As long as the crossbars of your 2018 Lexus RX 350 are less than 3-3/4" wide x 1-3/16" tall and are spaced between 22 and 31 inches apart the Car Top Cargo Rooftop Cargo Box # CTC-18S will fit. You should note though that this box only comes ready to fit bars spaced 22 inches apart. If you had wider spacing than that you'd need to drill new holes.
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  • Rooftop Cargo Box for 2010 Toyota Highlander with Factory Roof Rack
  • I checked with Thule and the Thule Motion XT Rooftop Cargo Box # TH6298B will actually not fit on the crossbars of your 2010 Toyota Highlander if they are the factory crossbars. The only cargo box that Thule (or Yakima) confirms will fit on a '10 Highlander's factory roof rack is the Thule Sidekick # TH682. If your 2010 Highlander has aftermarket crossbars that are no more than 3-1/2 inches wide and 1-11/16 inches tall and spaced between 23-5/8 inches and 36-7/8 inches apart then the...
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  • Recommended Cargo Box and Kayak Carrier for a 2011 Toyota Yaris Hatchback with 48 Long Crossbars
  • I have some options for you but since you only have 48" wide crossbars and you will be using an awning you are pretty limited in what you can use. I recommend the Thule Force XT Sport # TH6356B as it measures 74-3/4" long x 24-3/4" wide x 16-3/4" tall and only requires 48-1/4" of front crossbar to rear hatch clearance (see attached photo). If you use this cargo box with the Thule Stacker # TH830 (which carries the kayak on its side) then you may have enough side-to-side clearance to...
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  • Is the SportRack SkyLine XL Cargo Box Weather Proof and Waterproof
  • The SportRack SkyLine XL Cargo Box # SR7095 that you referenced does come with a weather strip that you install on the lid to help prevent water from getting into the box itself, but we have heard from all of our cargo box manufacturers that if there are really high winds and lots of rain it isn't impossible for some water to get in. We always recommend putting valuables that you don't want to get wet into some kind of sealed bag or container. To qualify as waterproof the box would need...
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  • Do Locks On Both Sides of Rhino-Rack MasterFit Cargo Box Need to be Unlocked to Gain Access
  • The Rhino-Rack MasterFit Rooftop Cargo Box # RRRMFT440 referenced in your question does feature a lock on each side of the box but you only need to unlock the core on the side you are opening. The dual side opening lid allows you to load or unload your cargo from either side of the vehicle and 2 keys are included. I have attached the written instructions manual that you can take a look at as well.
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  • Roof Rack Recommendation for 2018 Lexus RX 350 For Thule Hyper XL Cargo Box
  • I checked with Thule and as long as you install a roof rack like the Thule Aeroblade Edge part numbers # TH7602B-TH7602B and # THKIT4072 on your 2018 Lexus RX 350 F-Sport the Thule Hyper XL part # TH612 will fit and work great. The Motion XT XL # TH6298T that you mentioned is also a fit but since you really wanted the Hyper that's what I would go with. The Aeroblade Edge roof rack I mentioned is a great option too that I recommend as well because it has aero shaped bars that will be...
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  • Cargo Carrier for 2016 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab With Factory Roof Rack
  • I checked with Yakima and the RocketBox Pro 12 Rooftop Cargo Box # Y07191 will not fit the bar spread of 44 inches on your 2016 Toyota Tacoma; unfortunately there is not a rooftop cargo box which will work with that spread although there is still a way for you carry cargo on your Tacoma's factory roof rack. I recommend the Yakima CargoPack Rooftop Cargo Bag # Y07405 which will attach directly to your Tacoma's factory roof rack and has 16 cubic feet of storage capacity, which is four...
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  • Will the Memory Mounts Work with the Inno Shadow 16 Rooftop Cargo Box
  • Yes, the Inno Shadow 16 Rooftop Cargo Box part # INBRA1210BK will work with the Memory Mount Clamps for Inno Rooftop Cargo Boxes part # INBRP9 and allow for quick and easy installation of the cargo box.
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  • Handle Wont Turn on the Yakima SkyBox 21
  • I am a bit confused on the situation you are in because the lock core would not be able to be removed properly unless the box was unlocked and you used the control key part # Y8007835 to remove it. If the lock core was removed using a different method then odds are the handle was damaged in the process. If you have the Yakima SkyBox 21 Rooftop Cargo Box part # Y07337 then you can use the Replacement Key for Yakima Racks and Carriers part # Y8772-A145 to enter the box on the opposite...
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  • Cargo Box for a 2006 Subaru Outback Wagon with Factory and Aftermarket Roof Rack
  • The max crossbar spread on your 2006 Subaru Outback Wagon (excluding sport) will be right at 38" with either the Yakima or Thule systems. From Yakima we have the Yakima JetStream Crossbar System part # Y00425 and part # Y00147. I recommend choosing the roof rack that has the same brand as the cargo box that way you can match the locks. The Thule Pulse Medium Rooftop Cargo Box part # TH614 that you referenced can only accommodate a crossbar spread up to 33-3/8" so it will not work on...
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  • Minimum Clearance Between Crossbar and Roof to allow Yakima Skybox to Fit
  • The Yakima SkyBox 12 Rooftop Cargo Box - 12 cu ft - Black Carbonite # Y07334 doesn't have a specific minimum clearance below the crossbars because each fit will be slightly different. My contact at Yakima estimates that the very minimum would be 2 inches between the bottom of the bar and the top of the roof, but to be safe you will want to consider 2-1/2 inches as the minimum so you can ensure the fit.
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  • Replacement Mounting Clamp for Thule Boxter 611 Rooftop Cargo Box
  • It sounds like you may have the Thule Boxter 611 which looks very similar to the Thule Hyper XL part # TH612. If this is the case then you will need to use the Replacement PowerGrip Assembly part # TH14685 which has tabs on the bottom as you can see. If you do not have the Thule Boxter 611 then please send me a photo of the white tags off of the inside of the box that way I can identify it for you and make sure you get the correct replacement mounting clamps.
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  • Thule Rooftop Cargo Box and Aero Roof Rack for Audi A6 2017 Sedan
  • Yes, the Thule Motion XT 18-Cubic Foot Rooftop Cargo Box # TH6298B will fit well on your 2017 Audi A6 sedan as long as you have a roof rack on the car to mount it to. The Motion XT offers a 165-lb weight capacity (subject to the weight limit of your A6's roof) and internal length of 79-inches. If you need a roof rack we can help you with one. I recommend a quieter aero-style roof rack that will make less noise than standard round and square bar racks. All aero-style rack systems for...
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  • Yakima Roof Cargo Box Recommendation that Can Accomodate 187 cm
  • Yakima has the correct info for the Yaima ShowCase 15. The max ski length would be 180 cm as we transferred that info to our site incorrectly. I sent an update to have this fixed on our site as well. For skis your length you'd need either the Rocketbox 11 part # Y07193 you referenced or the Yakima Showcase 20 part # Y07328 which can carry skis up to 220 cm.
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  • Will Yakima Skybox 16 Cargo Box Fit 2017 Honda Pilot with Rhino Rack Roof Rack
  • Yes, the Yakima SkyBox 16 part # Y07335 that you referenced fits great on the Rhino Rack crossbars like the rack part numbers # RRVA137B-2, # RRRLKVA, and # DK444 you have installed on your 2017 Honda Pilot with a naked roof. The box is designed to fit aero crossbars like the Rhino Rack and can hold up to 16 cubic feet of cargo space. I attached a review video link to this page for you to check out as well.
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  • Does Thule Sidekick Cargo Box Fit on Factory Crossbars of 2018 Honda Pilot
  • Yes, I checked with Thule and they just changed their stance and now no longer like the Sidekick as a fit for factory bars of 2018 Honda Pilot. Instead the most similar fitting box is the Yakima RocketBox Pro # Y07191.
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  • Thule Cargo Box Fit Recommendation for 2018 Toyota 4Runner
  • For your 2018 Toyota 4Runner with the factory roof rack the only cargo box Thule recommends as a fit is their Sidekick # TH682. The distance between the roof and the bottom of the crossbars on your roof rack is so low that only the U-bolt style of attachment like what the Sidekick has will fit without interference. Yakima also does not recommend any of their boxes as fits either.
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  • Will Thule Force Cargo Box Allow Rear Hatch To Open Without Interference
  • Here's how you'll be able to determine if the Thule Force XL Cargo Box part # TH6358B will fit the factory crossbars of your 2016 Toyota Highlander and also allow the rear hatch to open. You'll need to measure from the center of the front crossbar back to the hatch seam on your roof. If that measurement is at least 53-5/8 inches the box will allow the hatch top open without interference. The L version of the Force part # TH6357B only requires 47-1/2 inches so that would be a great option...
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  • Differences Between Thule Force XL Cargo Box and Thule Force XT XL Cargo Box
  • The Thule Force XL XT part # TH6358B is similar but definitely an upgraded version of the Force XL part # TH625. The XT has the latest version of Thule Quick Grip mounting hardware, has the newer angular look to the box, and has better clearance for allowing the rear hatch of the vehicle to open. The XT requires at least 51-1/8 inches from the center of your front bar back to the hatch seam and the standard Force requires 53-5/8. I attached review videos for both boxes that show the...
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  • Will SportRack SkyLine XL Cargo Box Fit 2015 Dodge Grand Caravan With Stow 'N Place Roof Rack
  • There is a way for you to make the SportRack SkyLine XL Cargo Box # SR7095 fit your 2015 Dodge Grand Caravan, but it will only fit roof racks that have a crossbar spread of 21-1/2 inches to 34 inches. That said, if your 2015 Dodge Grand Caravan has the Stow 'N Place roof rack (which is what I believe you are referring to by "retractable" roof rack) you should be able to position them closer than the 44 inches you currently have them at. They should have a few different positions available...
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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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  • How to Use the Thule Motion XT on a 2008 Honda CR-V and a 2012 Honda Accord
  • Yes, the Thule Motion XT Rooftop Cargo Box part # TH6299B will work on both a 2008 Honda CR-V and a 2012 Honda Accord. However, in order to make sure you can open the rear hatch on the CR-V with the Motion XT installed you will need to measure from the front fixed mounting point on the roof to the point where the hatch and roof line meet. As long as you have more than 55" you will be fine. The Thule Motion XT Rooftop Cargo Box part # TH6298B only requires 51-1/4" if that is important to...
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  • Yakima Skybox 12 Compatibility with 2007 Toyota Sequoia Factory Roof Rack
  • I reached out to my contact at Yakima and that serial number is for a Skybox 12. The Yakima SkyBox 12 Rooftop Cargo Box - 12 cu ft - Black Carbonite # Y07334 which will fit crossbars that are up to 3-1/2" x 1-11/16" max. The crossbars also need to be spaced between 24 and 42 inches on center, so based on that info it should fit your 2007 factory roof rack without issue. To have full access to your rear hatch, you will need 57 Inches from the center of the front crossbar to the seam...
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  • Roof Box for Two Sets of Golf Clubs on 2017 Mazda CX-5.
  • A standard golf bag will measure around 50 inches long, 10 inches wide, and 12 inches deep. If this resembles what you have then a great option is the Thule Pulse Rooftop Cargo Box # TH615. This particular unit features inside (usable) dimensions of 72 inches long, 31 inches wide, and 14-1/2 inches tall. This will provide plenty of room for two standard sized golf bags with some room still for a few extra sleeves of balls (not that you will need them). Its SecureLock design will help...
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  • Compatibility of Yakima Skybox 18 on Volvo XC90 with OEM Crossbars
  • I reached out to Yakima and they said that your Yakima SkyBox 18 Rooftop Cargo Box # Y07336 should fit the OEM bars you have on your 2017 Volvo XC90. The clamps should adjust location to fit your bars. The clamps do not need to fully enclose the bar but it does need to clamp and hold tight. They specify the maximum aero bar dimensions it will fit is 3-1/2 inches by 1-11/16 inches and it will fit a crossbar spread between 24 and 42 inches center to center. There is not a conversion to...
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  • Thule Motion Rooftop Cargo Box Fit for 2014 Subaru Outback Wagon
  • To determine the best Thule Motion cargo box for your 2014 Subaru Outback, you will want to measure from the center of the front crossbar to the seam where the hatch meets the roof. That distance will determine the larges box you can use and not have hatch interference. I've attached a photo to assist. The Thule Motion XT Rooftop Cargo Box - 16 cu ft # TH6297B requires 47-1/2 inches The Thule Motion XT Rooftop Cargo Box - 18 cu ft # TH6298B requires 51-1/4 inches The Thule Motion...
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  • Will the Malone Cargo12 Rooftop Cargo Box Fit a 2016 Subaru Outback Wagon
  • The correct way to measure the crossbar spacing on a vehicle is from the center of the front crossbar to the center of the rear crossbar. WIth that being said it looks like you measured correctly as the research I was able to gather indicates that you have a 30" crossbar spacing on your 2016 Subaru Outback Wagon. Therefore, the Malone Cargo12 Rooftop Cargo Box part # MPG901 will not work for you. Instead, I recommend using the Malone Cargo16 Rooftop Cargo Box part # MPG902 which will...
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  • Yakima SkyBox 16 vs Thule Motion XT L Cargo Boxes for 2016 Audi Q5 and Future SUV
  • Both the Yakima SkyBox 16 # Y07335 and the Thule Motion XT L # TH6297B are excellent options that look great, feature dual side access, and give you 16 cu ft of extra cargo space. I recommend going with the Motion XT L though because it allows you to install it on your 2016 Audi Q5, a 2019 Subaru Forester, or a 2019 Mazda CX-5 no matter what kind of roof options (with side rails or without side rails) you choose. The SkyBox will fit all 3 vehicles and allow you to open up the rear...
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  • How to Determine if Car Top Cargo Rooftop Cargo Box # CTC-18S will Fit Vehicle Crossbars
  • Since Car Top Cargo does not fit specific vehicles with their boxes you'll have to check out roof rack to know for sure if the Car Top Cargo Rooftop Cargo Box # CTC-18S will fit. As long as the crossbars are less than 3-3/4" wide x 1-3/16" tall and between 22 and 31 inches apart this box will fit and work well. It's setup to fit 22 inch crossbar spreads and if you need wider than that you'd have to do some drilling.
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  • Recommended Roof Rack and Cargo Box for 2016 Honda HR-V with Naked Roof
  • Starting with the roof rack I highly recommend the Rhino-Rack RS 2500 Roof Rack in Black # RRRS692B or Silver # RRRS692. This system is confirmed to fit your 2016 Honda HR-V that features a naked roof and it uses a clamp-style attachment to secure to the vehicle. What I really like about this particular roof rack is its flush design where the crossbars don't actually extend past the feet. This allows for a really sleek, OEM appearance that will look great on your HR-V. The slim, aerodynamic...
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  • Weight of Thule Hyper XL Rooftop Cargo Box # TH612
  • According to Thule the weight of the Thule Hyper XL Rooftop Cargo Box # TH612 is 57 lbs.
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  • Will Thule Force XL Cargo Box Fit on Factory Crossbars of 2014 Subaru Impreza
  • I checked with Thule and they confirmed that the Thule Force XL Rooftop Cargo Box # TH6358B that you referenced does fit the factory crossbars of your 2014 Subaru Impreza. I attached a review video for this cargo box for more info for you to check out as well.
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  • Will Yakima SkyBox 21 Cargo Box Attach to TracRac Van Rack on 2004 Ford Van
  • The Yakima SkyBox 21 Rooftop Cargo Box # Y07337 will clamp around crossbars that are up to 3-1/2 inches wide and 1-11/16 inches tall. The TracRac Van Rack systems we have available for your 2004 Ford Van like the part # TH29056XT feature crossbars that measure 3 inches wide and 1-1/2 inches tall. If this matches what you have on your van then the Yakima SkyBox 21 will attach to the crossbars without any modification or adapters. Please let me know if the crossbars on your Ford Van...
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  • Thule Cargo Box Recommendation that Allows Rear Hatch to Open
  • To determine if the Thule Pulse Alpine Roof Cargo Box part # TH613 will allow the rear hatch of your 2017 Subaru Outback Wagon with factory crossbars to open will require you to take one simple measurement. You will need to measure from the center of the front crossbar back to the seam on the hatch. If that distance is greater than 55-1/4 inches this box will allow the rear door to open. We had a customer with a similar 2015 Subaru Outback tell us that the distance they have there was 51...
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  • Measurement of Width Between Mounting Feet on Thule Pulse Alpine and Force
  • The Thule Pulse Alpine Rooftop Cargo Box - 11 Cu Ft - Matte Black # TH613 has a width between the mounting feet of 14-1/2 inches. The Thule Force Alpine is no longer available but has a width between the mounting feet of 16-3/4 inches according to my tech contact at Thule.
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  • Will the Inno Wedge 665 Rooftop Cargo Box Fit a 2015 Subaru Outback Wagon
  • Yes, the Inno Wedge 665 Rooftop Cargo Box part # INBRM665WH will fit your 2015 Subaru Outback Wagon with the factory roof rack. I called my contact at Inno to confirm this. The cargo box is going to add an additional 14-1/5" from the top of the crossbar. The reason this is less than the overall height of the box (15-3/4") is because the floor is concave so the front and rear points will sit lower than the sides. If the distance from the center of the rear crossbar to the point where...
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  • How Much Weight Can I Carry in a Box on the Roof of a 2018 Toyota RAV4
  • From my research your 2018 Toyota RAV4 can carry up to 101.9 pounds on the factory roof rack. That may be oddly specific but it's what Toyota states as the maximum. So you need to make sure the roof box you choose and everything in it doesn't exceed 101.9 pounds. A good roof box that you might like is the Thule Force XT Sport, part # TH6356B. It holds up to 11 cubic feet of gear and includes locks. It fits on your RAV4's crossbars with clamps that are super easy to tighten. You...
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  • Recommended Aero Roof Rack and Rooftop Cargo Box for 2019 Honda HR-V
  • I am happy to help you with an aftermarket roof rack for your 2019 HR-V so you can use a rooftop cargo box like the 18-cubic-foot Car Top Cargo # CTC-18S or its 'little sister' 9-cubic-foot model # 283-RBSM. Let's start with a roof rack. Since your HR-V has the roof style with the flush-mounted front-to-back rails I recommend the Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero system made of parts # RRVA126B-2 and # RRSX049. I like this rack for your HR-V because it offers the same kind of quiet aerodynamic...
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  • Does Yakima Rocketbox Pro 12 Fit 2009 Lexus GX 470
  • Yes, I checked with Yakima and the Rocketbox 12 part # Y07191 that you referenced is a confirmed fit for the factory crossbars of your 2009 Lexus GX 470.
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  • Will the Inno Shadow 16 Cargo Box Fit a 2016 Subaru XV Crosstrek
  • The Inno Shadow 16 # INBRA1210BK is compatible with crossbar spreads ranging from 23-1/2" - 39". Since it looks like your 2016 Subaru XV Crosstrek has OEM rails that are spaced 27" apart on center this means the Shadow 16 will fit perfectly on your crossbars. You may also want to measure from the center of your rear crossbar to the line between your roof and hatch to make sure you will have unrestricted access to your rear hatch area. If this measures at least 12" then you are good to...
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  • Kit Needed to Swap Lock Cores Out of Thule Force Cargo Box
  • You can use a Thule Re-Keying kit part # TH450200 which comes with two new cores, two keys, and a change key. But to remove the old lock core will require you to unlock it first. Once unlocked you can insert the change key and the old core will slide right out. If you don't have a key to unlock what you have you'll need a key for it. To pick out the key you'd then want the part # THKEYNXXX where the X's equal your key number.
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  • Will the Thule Force XT Fit a 2017 Ford Escape with Factory Roof Rack
  • Yes, the Thule Force XT Rooftop Cargo Box part # TH6358B will attach directly to the factory crossbars on your 2017 Ford Escape. You just need to make sure the bar spread can be adjusted to between 23-5/8" - 35-1/2" on center. You don't need to purchase anything else to make the Thule Force XT work for you. I have attached a review video for you if you would like to check out some of its features. As you can see, it's super simple to install and secure to the crossbars. The integrated...
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  • Could Malone Cargo Box MPG910 fit 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan
  • Most likely yes, but since Malone doesn't test fit their cargo boxes like the # MPG910 on vehicles you'll need to measure the distance between crossbars to be sure. If they are between 24 and 36 inches apart the box will fit and work well.
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  • Recommended Cargo Box for 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport With Factory Crossbars
  • We do have cargo boxes which will work for you, but I checked with Yakima and the Yakima SkyBox 18 # Y07336 will NOT fit the factory crossbars on a 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport. I spoke with a representative of Yakima who said the reason the SkyBox (and all other rooftop boxes from Yakima) would not fit was likely because the factory crossbars on your Santa Fe Sport sat low, which would result in the mounting clamps making contact with your Hyundai's roof. There is a great option for...
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  • How to Determine if Thule Force XT Cargo Box will Fit and Allow Rear Cargo Door to Open
  • I checked with Thule and the Force XT part # TH6358B is a confirmed fit for the factory crossbars of your 2018 Honda CR-V. They don't have hatch clearance info listed but I can help you determine if you'd have the needed clearance. You'll need to measure from the center of the front crossbar back to the seam of your hatch on the roof of the vehicle. If that distance is more than 51-1/8 inches the box will fit and allow the hatch to open all the way. The 16 cubic foot version # TH6357B instead...
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  • Barrecrafter Cargo Carrier Replacement Keys or Locks
  • Barrecrafter was a company that was purchased by SportRack which is part of Thule. If you look at the lock cylinders there may be a number found on it. If you let me know that number on the cylinder I'd be happy to assist with the key number to work with it. If you want to drill remove the cylinder and replace it with the key you may need the Replacement Lock Core for SportRack Locking Accessories - Qty 1 # 05011500000. If you have the hook style lock, then you will instead use the...
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  • How to Carry Cargo on Crossbars With a 50 Inch Spread
  • There is a way for you to carry cargo on crossbars that have a 50 inch spread but rooftop cargo boxes like the Thule Pulse Alpine # TH613 or Inno Wedge 660 # INBRM660BK cannot be modified to accommodate a spread of that size. The reason for that is they use sliding clamps to adjust to different crossbar spreads so you would not be able to drill holes to allow those clamps to work properly. There are cargo boxes that use U-bolts to attach but none that have the proper length and shape to...
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  • Can Smaller Vehicles Carry Thule Motion XT Cargo Box TH6299B
  • You'd be surprised most likely to see that most vehicles that either have a roof rack or once have an aftermarket roof rack added pretty easily carry the larger boxes like the Thule Motion XT part # TX6299B that you referenced. Thule for the most part has all of their cargo boxes fit the same roof rack dimensions and spreads. That said I feel like I have to make a joke about "transporting youths" and say that we don't recommend putting children in these boxes! haha!
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  • Cargo Box to Fit Rhino-Rack Aero Crossbars on 2019 Volkswagen Golf
  • We carry a lot of roof boxes that fit the Rhino-Rack aero crossbars. In order to know for sure if one of them allows you to open the rear hatch of your 2019 Volkwagen Golf you can take a simple measurement. Measure from the center of the front crossbar to the seam between the VW's roof and the rear hatch. You need a roof box that gives you at least this much clearance. If you can tell me your measurement I can make a recommendation. A likely option for you is the Thule Force XT,...
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  • Can Thule Motion XT XXL Fit on Roof of 2012 Mazda 5
  • You'll need to install a roof rack first on your 2012 Mazda 5, but yes, the Thule Motion XT part # TH6299B will fit on your vehicle. For a roof rack then we have the Thule Aeroblade Edge part numbers # TH7601-TH7602 and # THKIT3080 for if you have a naked roof or part numbers # RRVA118B-2 and # RRSX100 for if you have raised roof rails. Both of these are great options for your vehicle that will provide you with aero shaped crossbars that will minimize wind noise.
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  • Recommended Best Rooftop Cargo Box for 2018 Mazda CX5
  • If you already have a roof rack you will most likely have the 32 inch crossbar spread if you have flush mounted rails or the 28 inch crossbar spread if you have no rails. The best fit for your vehicle is the Thule Motion XT Rooftop Cargo Box - 16 cu ft - Black Glossy # TH6297B. The Motion XT is one of the most popular options because of the look, the tapered tail for better hatch clearance, and the interior capacity. This is followed by the Thule Pulse Large Rooftop Cargo Box - 16...
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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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  • Does Thule Force XT Roof Cargo Box Fit on 2014 Jeep Patriot with Factory Crossbars
  • Yes, I checked with Thule and the Thule Force XT Roof Cargo Box part # TH6358B that you referenced is a confirmed fit for the factory crossbars of your 2014 Jeep Patriot. The maximum ski length in centimeters is 195 cm. This would easily carry your stroller that weighs 13 x 22.3 x 36 inches as well.
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  • Difference Between Thule Motion XT and Thule Force Cargo BOxes
  • All of the Thule cargo boxes have a quite a bit in common but they do have some key differences. Thule's boxes come in four groups that relate to their standard features, the Pulse, Force, Motion and Hyper groups. All of Thule's boxes except the Pulse series have dual side access. Force boxes have Quick Grip mounting, and above average rigidity when opened. Motion boxes have the upgraded Power Click mounting, a unique lid design that creates a less "wobble" when opening, and the...
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  • Will the Yakima RocketBox Pro 14 # Y07192 Fit RailBar System on a 2018 Chevy Traverse
  • Since the Yakima RailBar Crossbars # Y00435-0436 Silver or # Y00450-0451 Black have the same dimensions as the Yakima JetStream bars and they are adjustable between 27" and 46" on your 2018 Chevrolet Traverse they will allow you to mount the Yakima RocketBox Pro 14 # Y07192 on them. I spoke with my contact at Yakima who said that when they tested their roof boxes on a 2018 Traverse the only box they recommend using is the ShowCase. If you do choose to swap out your cargo box then we...
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  • Recommended Thule Roof Box for 2005 Subaru Impreza
  • Roof cargo boxes like the Thule Force XT # TH6359B that you referenced are not vehicle specific and are designed to mount to just about any crossbar shape. As long as you have a roof rack installed with crossbars that run side to side the Thule Force XT cargo box will physically fit, as will any other Thule box. The only thing you will want to check is the available clearance to fully open the rear hatch with the cargo box mounted. The Thule Force XT features a length of 90-1/2 inches...
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  • Does Thule Motion XT Cargo Box Fit Factory Crossbars of 2017 Ford Expedition EL
  • I checked with Thule and the Motion XT Cargo Box part # TH6299T that you referenced is a confirmed fit for the factory crossbars of your 2017 Ford Expedition EL so it would be a great option for you. The internal dimensions of this box are 84-1/2" long x 33" wide x 16" tall.
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  • Thule AeroBlade Roof Rack System Compatible with 2010 Toyota Prado with Factory Raised Side Rails
  • Your 2010 Toyota Prado with raised side rails will use the Thule roof rack consisting of the Thule WingBar Evo Load Bars - Aluminum - Black - 53" - Qty 2 # TH711420 and Evo Raised Rail Foot Pack # TH710401, and locks # TH450400. The Thule Aeroblade Edge # TH7503-TH7503 will not fit properly. This roof rack will allow you to use the Thule Motion XT Rooftop Cargo Box - 18 cu ft - Black Glossy # TH6298B you are seeking which will work well on your vehicle with this roof rack.
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  • Thule Roof Rack Recommendation for 2008 Honda Pilot with Raised Side Rails
  • For your 2008 Honda Pilot we have the Thule Crossroads roof rack part number # TH45058 which is a confirmed fit and would work well. This will give you a square bar roof rack that easily attaches to the raised side rails of your vehicle roof.
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  • Does the Thule Sidekick # TH682 Have Hinges, Locks, and a Seal
  • The Thule Sidekick Roof Mounted Cargo Carrier Box # TH682 does use a combination of hinges and struts to easily raise and lower the lid. It includes locks to deter theft of your gear and although there isn't a "seal", there is a foam gasket included to help keep your gear safe from the elements. Attached is a review video for you to check out.
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  • Does Thule Force XT Cargo Box # TH6357B Fit Factory Crossbars of 2017 Dodge Grand Caravan
  • Yes, I checked with Thule and the Thule Force XT Rooftop Cargo Box # TH6357B that you referenced is a confirmed fit for the factory crossbars of your 2017 Dodge Grand Caravan.
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  • Older Yakima RocketBox Compatibility with SKS Locks
  • The Yakima RocketBox Pro 14 Rooftop Cargo Box - 14 cu ft - Black # Y07192 has the nice push button latch with SKS system you are referring to, but unfortunately there is not a retrofit for the older boxes. To lock your box, I recommend the Replacement Lock Core and Key for SportRack Explorer Cargo Box # SR03807 along with the Replacement Bottom Lock Bracket # SR00841 and Replacement Lock Locator # TH03808. This will require a slightly different mounting but will also give you the security...
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  • Does Thule Force XL Cargo Box Fit Factory Roof Rack of 2009 Chevy Avalanche
  • Yes, I checked with Thule just now and the Thule Force XL cargo box part # TH6358B that you referenced is a confirmed fit for the factory crossbars of your 2009 Chevy Avalanche and would work well.
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  • Comparing Yakima Skybox and Rocketboxes for 2018 Honda CRV Touring
  • All of the Yakima Rocketboxes and Skyboxes fit the factory crossbars of your 2018 Honda CR-V Touring so in that regard you are good. The Skybox 16 # Y07335 has 3 ribs in the lid, making it much stiffer than other roof boxes. It also has a locking handle versus the push button on the RocketBox # Y07192. They both have dual-side opening and have similar mounting hardware. Basically the additional price of the Skybox is mostly related to the latching system of the lid. Both box styles are...
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  • Determining If Inno Wedge 660 Cargo Box Will Interfere with Rear Hatch or Antenna on Honda CR-V
  • The mounting hardware for the Inno Wedge 660 Rooftop Cargo Box # INBRM660BK that you referenced will physically fit the Thule AeroBlade Edge bars that you have installed on your Honda CR-V and the spread that the crossbars provide on your vehicle will work perfectly with the cargo box. To determine if there will be any interference between the box and your rear hatch or antenna, you will need to take a quick measurement. On your CR-V measure from the center of the rear AeroBlade crossbar...
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  • Replacement Key for SportRack Vista XL Cargo Box
  • Your best option is Replacement Key for Thule and SportRack Racks and Carriers # THKEYN2806. Thule makes the SportRack products so this replacement key is the one you would need. In the event that the key won't turn you may just need to lightly tap in in with a rubber mallet so it will fully seat in the lock.
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  • Which Cargo Boxes Will Fit the Factory Roof Rack on a 2017 Mini Countryman
  • As far as physically fitting the factory crossbars on your 2017 Mini Countryman you can use any of the Thule or Yakima boxes. No adapters needed. But you will want to be cautious if you want a box that will not interfere with the rear hatch. For example one of the shortest Thule boxes is # TH624. On this box it measures slightly under 41-7/8 inches from the center of the rear attachment point to the back of the box. What that means is that you will need to have 41-7/8 inches or more...
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  • Thule Roof Box Compatible with Factory Roof Rack on 2018 Honda CR-V with Sirius Antenna
  • The Thule Force XT Rooftop Cargo Box - 18 cu ft - AeroSkin Black # TH6358B fits maximum crossbar dimensions of 3-1/2" wide x 1-11/16" tall and requires a crossbar spread between 23-5/8" and 35-1/2" on center. It also requires 51-1/8 inches between the front crossbar and the line where the roof and hatch meet to confirm there won't be contact with the hatch and you will have full access to your rear cargo. Thule does not confirm the fit, so I recommend taking the measurements to see if...
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  • Trouble Opening Mopar Cargo Box
  • If you are able to unlock the box but not open it then I doubt using the Thule Change Key # 853-1251 to swap out your lock core will help, but it is worth a shot. The replacement lock core # THLOCKN022 fits with the replacement key # THKEYN022 so you can use those if you would like. You may want to try using some WD-40 or PB Blaster to help loosen up any gunk that may be holding the lid down on the box.
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  • Troubleshooting New Yakima SkyBox 12 Not Unlocking
  • When inserting your key into the lock core for the Yakima SkyBox 12 Cargo Box # Y07334 you will want to make sure that you turn the key counter clockwise to unlock the latch. You should only need to turn the key about halfway to get to the unlocked position. You may just need to turn it a bit more so that the latch releases. Once you turn it, the handle should be able to rotate downward so that you can open the box. I have attached an image from the manual that you might also find helpful....
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