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  • If you do not know the key number, your best alternative is to have a locksmith open the lock for you. I do not recommend trying to drill the lock out, as it is highly likely that the box would be damaged. Once the lock is unlocked, you can use your control key to remove the lock core. If you no longer have the control key, we offer them as part # Y8007835. The key number will be engraved on the side of the lock cylinder. Once the key number is known, you can order a replacement...
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  • The only motorcycle carrier we offer that is approved for use on the rear of a motorhome is the Ultra-Fab # UF48-979033. The carrier itself has a 500 lb capacity, so it will easily handle the weight of your scooter, but you will be limited by the capacity of the receiver its used in. You will need to ensure that the receiver on your motorhome and SUV can handle the weight of the scooter plus the approximate 50 lb weight of the carrier.
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  • The Thule Motion XT XXL Rooftop Cargo Box - 22 cu ft - Black Glossy # TH6299B requires a front clearance of 55 inches. The Force XXL # TH626 requires 58-1/8 inches of front clearance. Unfortunately we don't have a CX-5 available to test it on for you, however, my contact at Thule confirmed it will fit. Your roof rack is supposed to have a spacing of 32 inches, so either roof cargo box will fit. The external dimensions of the Force XXL are 92-1/2" long x 36" wide x 18" tall....
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  • All rooftop cargo boxes will generate wind noise and to some degree all will negatively affect mileage but those with the more aerodynamic low-profile shape, such as Thule's Hyper XL # TH612, will tend to be quieter and will have slightly less effect on fuel economy. At 90-inches external length this is the longest box Thule recommends for your Outback. It can handle skis up to 201-cm in length so it may be more than you need. It also weighs 53-lbs empty so keep in mind that what...
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  • The lowest-rated component in a system determines the overall capacity. The 1-1/4- and 2-inch hitches we offer for the Toyota Sienna have a maximum rated tongue weight capacity of 350 lbs. This is true for all model years from 2010 through 2013 (I checked several since I do not know your specific year). I have provided a link to our page for all Class III 2-inch hitches for the 2013 Sienna to illustrate some examples. I have also linked an article on hitch classes and capacities. The...
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  • There are some large rooftop cargo baskets that can mount to your roof side rails without the need for crossbars. Surco offers their 60 x 50 x 5 inch # SPS5060-1101, which weighs 34 lbs, and the 50 x 45 x 5 inch version # SPS4550-1101, which weighs 32 lbs. I have included a link to our department page for all of our cargo baskets where you can see offerings from ten different brands. Most other roof baskets require crossbars for their installation. Since you plan to transport...
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  • The hitch mounted cargo carrier that is selected most by our customers that have a 2012 Ford Edge, is the Pro Series 24 x 60 Railed Cargo Carrier, # 63153. This carrier is not a folding style carrier like the one you referenced though, but does have a larger platform and cutouts to insert taillights, like part # 98174LED, if the cargo you will be carrying might cover the vehicle taillights. If you like the folding option, the Curt Cargo Carrier, # C18151, that you referenced...
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  • With the 24x60 Railed Cargo Carrier, # 63153, installed in the trailer hitch, you will not be able to install anything else in the hitch and nothing can be installed in the tubing in the cargo carrier. What you could do is use the Curt Dual 2 Inch Receiver Tube Adapter, # D-192. However, the bikes will be hanging above the cargo carrier, limiting the amount of space on the carrier. Also this adapter/extension has a tongue weight rating of 350 pounds. This means that the cargo...
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  • We do not recommend the Rage Powersports Motorcycle Carrier, # MX600, because the manufacturer, Rage Powersports, says that their hitch mounted motorcycle carriers should not be used on a trailer or motorhome. If you would like a motorcycle carrier that will work on a motorhome, I recommend looking at the Ultra-Fab Motorcycle Carrier, # UF48-979033. We were informed by Ultra-Fab that it is okay to use this carrier on a motorhome or trailer. The reason some hitch accessory...
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  • I have a solution for you, however there isn't a carrier that's exactly what you're looking for. Instead, I recommend the similarly sized 32 x 72 Let'sGoAero Gear Cage FP6, part # H01397 and the 30 x 50 MaxxTow Wheelchair Carrier, part # MT70106. The Let'sGoAero Gear Cage FP6 features a slide-out carrier that allows rear hatch access while boasting a 300 pound capacity. This solid floor carrier is appropriate for a wide range of vacation and camping uses, as well as handy...
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  • A good first step in considering your best option in a ramped cargo carrier is a check of your hitch's tongue weight rating, which should be indicated on its safety/warning sticker. This is the maximum weight the hitch can support and the combined weight of the cargo carrier you choose, plus what you load on it, must be within the hitch limit. If your cargo loads will get close to the hitch's limit then a lighter weight aluminum carrier may indeed be a good choice. Here are the...
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  • If you would like a motorcycle carrier that will work on a motorhome, I recommend looking at the Ultra-Fab Motorcycle Carrier, # UF48-979033. We were informed by Ultra-Fab that it is okay to use this carrier on a motorhome or trailer. For a hitch to mount to your 4 inch bumper (assuming it is rated for the weight of your scooter and carrier), you would want the part # E-100. Curt requires the use of their stabilizer strap part # 18050 when using their hitch to carry a...
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  • Since you have a small trail bike that only weighs 112 lbs, you will be able to use a cargo carrier with your hitch and stay within the tongue weight capacity rating of a Class I trailer hitch for a 2014 Kia Soul. This is my recommendation because there is not a motorcyle carrier for Class I trailer hitches due to their tongue capacity rating. I have a similar trail bike to your Coleman ct200u and suggest using the 20x48 Surco Cargo Carrier for 1-1/4" Hitches - Steel - 300...
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  • I have a solution for you, but most hitch mounted motorcycle carriers require a hitch with a tongue weight capacity rated 500lbs or more. After doing a little research, I found that the tongue weight capacity of the base and sport models of the RAV4 is approximately 150 lbs and the tongue weight capacity of the limited model is approximately 350 lbs. I would not recommend using any hitch mounted motorcycle carrier on a 2006 Toyota RAV4 to carry your 325 lb bike because the vehicle...
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  • You are correct there is a weight advantage for aluminum, item # C18100, over steel, item # CC-100, but the biggest reason aluminum is considered over steel, for most of our customers, is corrosion resistance and appearance. You do not need to upkeep the carrier with spray paint every couple of years with aluminum like you do steel. As far as disadvantages, there really are none. As long as the weight capacity of the aluminum carrier is rated the same as the steel carrier they...
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  • The Thule Motion XT XXL, # TH6299B, is a large cargo carrier at 22 cubic feet of cargo volume. Unfortunately, Thule does not recommend this size of Motion XT for the roof of a 2013 GMC Acadia. The Thule Motion XT XL, # TH6298B, at 18 cubic feet is the largest carrier of the Motion cargo boxes that they recommend for your 2013 Acadia with factory crossbars.
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  • If weight carrying capacity is an issue, going with the Rola enclosed cargo carrier, # 59110, if you have a 2 inch receiver, would be the way to go. If you have a 1-1/4 inch Class II trailer hitch receiver, then the correct Rola carrier is # 59108 and it also has a capacity of 150 pounds like the Thule model, # TH665C. If you are choosing between the two models for a 1-1/4 inch hitch, then I would go with the Rola carrier, # 59108, because even though they have the same capacity,...
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  • I pulled some Thule AeroBlade crossbars, part # THARB53 along with the mounting hardware for a Yakima Skybox Pro, part # Y90135 to do a test fit for you. I have included a short video that shows how the Skybox should fit with the crossbars. As you can see in the video, there is a small amount of gap but since the Skybox hardware is adjustable, it can be tightened to hold securely to the crossbars you have on your Forester. The Thule Snowboard Rack part # TH575 needs 4-1/2...
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  • To start with the last question, as long as your 2013 BMW X5 has the raised factory side rails that run front to back then you can install an AeroBlade Edge system using # TH7503-TH7503. You may or may not need to remove the factory crossbars to install this system. I have linked a video showing a typical installation for you. With this roof rack installed the largest box that you could install is the Motion 18, # TH6298B, and not have rear hatch interference. If you stuck...
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  • Thule's 22-cubic-foot Motion XT Rooftop Cargo Box # TH6299B is an excellent choice for a large capacity rooftop cargo carrier that can provide much better protection for your belongings than an open metal basket type carrier. The Motion XT includes 3 load-stabilizing straps as well as 6 anchor points within its interior that allow you to selectively secure certain cargo items into certain specific spots. The anchor points are shown in the linked video at about the 3:40-minute...
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