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  • How to Remove a Thule Lock Cylinder using a Universal Change Key # 853-1251
  • I spoke with my contact at Thule and she said that you will need to turn the locks to the unlock position, and then insert the change key. This should pop the lock out of its position. I then spoke with our installer who has done many lock cylinder replacements and he said that if you are still having problems you will just need to keep wiggling, and tapping it while the change key is in. He said a couple of times he has had to hold the assembly upside down to use gravity to help it...
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  • Replacement Key Recommendation For a Sears X-Cargo 20 Series Cargo Carrier
  • We have replacement keys for your Sears X Cargo 20 series cargo carrier. In order to get the correct one you will need to know the key number of your current setup. If you do not have a key to get the part number off of, the lock on the cargo box should have a number engraved in it that you can use for the key number. Once you have the key number type into our search box the letters, THKEYN, followed by the 4 digits of your key number and the correct key will come up for you. For...
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  • Best Bike Rack for Transporting Heavy Electric Bikes without Lifting
  • We have the perfect bike rack for you. The Thule EasyFold 2 Bike Platform Rack # TH903202 is designed to easily carry heavy electric bikes like yours. It has an easy to use removable ramp that allows your bikes to load easily onto the rack without any lifting. I attached a demo video for this rack for you to check out as well. A power lift bike rack isn't available, but this should work very well for you.
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  • Differences Between the Thule Force XXL and Thule Motion XT XXL Rooftop Boxes for a Ford Flex
  • The Thule Force XXL, part # TH626 and the Thule Motion XT XXL, part # TH6299T are extremely identical boxes, but you do have a few features present in each that makes them different. First off, 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...
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  • Which Hitch Receiver Size is Better 1-1/4 inch or 2 Inch
  • Sorry to hear about your car accident and your hitch and bike rack being damaged. As far as installing a new hitch, the first thought that comes to mind is, because of the accident, are all the necessary attachment points for a trailer hitch on the frame intact. I recommend asking the shop that is repairing the vehicle if, after it is repaired, would it be safe to install a new trailer hitch. If the vehicle is given the green light for a new trailer hitch, I recommend a 2 inch receiver....
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  • Comparing the Thule Apex and Vertex Trailer Hitch Mount Bike Racks
  • The Thule Apex, # TH9025, comes with some additional features that the Vertex does not. The Apex includes the EasyMount system with an integrated locking hitch pin and tool-free anti-rattle device. The Apex has a premium silver finish and upgraded cradles that better protect the bikes. Both racks can tilt down, but neither can hold the bikes while they are tilted down. Even though both racks can hold up to 4 bikes, if used on a Class I trailer hitch, you are limited to 2 bikes. I have...
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  • Bike Rack Recommendations for a Carbon Fiber Frame and Carbon Wheel Bike
  • There are many options for carrying a bike with a carbon fiber frame but the Thule Doubletrack Platform Bike Rack is not recommended as it uses the frame to secure the bike to the rack. Your best option would be a platform style bike rack that holds the bikes at the wheels like the Swagman Semi, # S64686. You would not have to worry about the frame or even carbon wheels at all with this bike rack. The adjustable arm that holds the front tire will also fit a wide variety of bike types...
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  • Comparing Yakima SwingDaddy 4 Bike Rack # Y02464 and Thule Vertex # TH9031XT
  • The two racks are very similar, but they have a few differences. Although they weigh about the same, the SwingDaddy, part # Y02464, has a higher weight capacity than the Thule Vertex Swing # TH9031XT. The Vertex can carry 140 pounds, while the SwingDaddy can handle 150lbs. The Vertex has a longer shank, which would place the rear of the upright portion of the rack approximately 14 inches away from the hitch pin hole in the receiver, versus 11 inches for the SwingDaddy. Both racks are...
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  • Is Thule Traverse Roof Rack System a Universal Fit for Most Vehicles
  • The Thule roof rack parts you referenced, # THLB58, # TH480 and # THKIT1538, make up a complete Traverse roof rack system that will fit your 2007 Nissan Sentra 4-door as well as a range of other automobiles. It is not a fully universal-fit product that will fit all or most vehicles. When installed on your 2007 Sentra 4-door, this roof rack will be positioned with its two crossbars 27-inches apart (measured center-of-bar to center-of-bar). If installed on another one of the compatible...
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  • Best Ladder Rack and Tonneau Cover Combination on 2017 Ford F-150
  • The best tonneau cover and ladder rack combination for a 2017 Ford F-150 is the TracRac SR # TH43002XT-501 with the BAK Revolver X2 # BAK39327. Most tonneau covers will either install in the same place a ladder rack or make contact with the rack while trying to open the cover. The Revolver X2 installs inside the bed rails of the truck and the SR installs in the stake pockets. The X2 is also sits a little further inside the bed rails than other covers, which keeps it from making contact...
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  • Options for Carrying Two 12 Foot Kayaks While Towing a 5th Wheel
  • There are a couple of options to carry your kayaks. Because of the length of the kayaks, they will likely interfere with the front of the 5th wheel camper if carried solely on the truck's roof. One options you have is to carry the kayas on the top of the camper. Keep in mind that this will increase the overall height of your camper, and you will want to measure the overall height to know your clearance for overpasses. We installed a Thule square bar system on one of our employees'...
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  • Best Roof Rack for 2018 Volkswagen Atlas
  • I contacted Thule to verify the correct fits for the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas. Thule does not recommend opening the sunroof with any crossbars installed, as it may cause damage to the crossbars or the sunroof's motor and glass. With the Thule Aeroblade Edge, part # TH7504-TH7504, you will not be able to use the sunroof, but the quick install and removal of these blades may make up for that. These bars ratchet to your existing siderails and can be removed quickly when not in use. Thule...
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  • How to Remove the End Caps on Thule Rapid Crossroads Feet and AeroBlade Load Bars
  • If you are talking about the end caps on the Rapid Crossroads foot pack # TH450R then they will just pull off (unless you have locks installed then you would unlock them first). For the end caps on the AeroBlade bars there is a little tab on the underside of the bar that you will need to press in while pulling out on the end cap. I made a video showing how this works for you.
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  • How to Remove the Thule Apex # TH9026 From the Hitch
  • To remove the Thule Apex bike rack from the hitch, you first need to use your key to unlock the unit. Then, at the base of the rack at the point where the bike rack attaches to the receiver, there is a black bar on the right side, pull the bar out slightly away from the rack and then loosen the anti-rattle knob. After the anti-rattle knob is loose, your rack should slide right out of the receiver. After the rack is removed, tighten the anti-rattle knob back into place. I have attached...
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  • Replacement Tamperproof Wrench or Allen Key for a Thule Roof Mount Ski Carrier
  • You will either need tamperproof wrench # 853-5270-02 or allen key # 853-0930. If the screws you are trying to remove require a wrench head with a hole in the middle, like screw # 853-5269, then you will need # 853-5270-02 that you referenced. If your screws just have a slot of an allen wrench use # 853-0930.
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  • Platform-Style Hitch-Mount Bike Rack for 2 Electra Townie Step-Through Frame Bikes
  • Your Electra Townie step-through-frame bikes pose a challenge to finding a suitable hitch-mount carrier since the bikes lack both a top frame tube and since they have fenders. These features make most carriers unsuitable since most use either the top frame tube or the front tire as the contact point for the arm that holds the bikes in place. One carrier from Thule, their EasyFold 2 Bike Rack # TH903202, includes some great features that may make it a good choice for you. It has a ramp...
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  • What are the Dimensions of the Thule Square Bars
  • I went out into our showroom and measured the dimensions of a set of Thule square bars like the part # THLB58 and found that they are 7/8 of an inch by 1-1/4 inches. Check out the video I attached to see these measurements being taken.
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  • Comparing Yakima RidgeBack, Thule Vertex, and Allen 5 Bike Trailer Hitch Mount Bike Racks
  • The arms on the Thule Apex, # TH9026, are 29 inches long. The arms on the Yakima RidgeBack 5, # Y02459, are 30.3 inches long. We do not carry Allen racks but the arms on the 5 bike model of theirs I saw were 28 inches long. The Thule arms are not the longest but they are also arced to allow for the best spacing between the bikes. It would be best for the bikes all around on the Thule Apex bike rack. The cradles on the Apex are superior to the basic padded ones used by the other racks...
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  • Recommended Bike Rack on 2017 Honda Civic Sport Hatchback
  • A roof rack is going to be your best option for a 2017 Honda Civic Sport Hatchback as long as you have a 4 door. Roof racks will cause drag which will always impact your gas mileage. And, like you said, getting something on a roof is more difficult than the trunk, but a hitch will not work with the center exhaust and a trunk rack is going to have issues with with the top spoiler. The most aerodynamic roof rack to fit the Civic is the Thule AeroBlade that consists of the load bars #...
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  • Differences Between Thule Parkway and Thule Trailway Bike Racks
  • I spoke with my contact at Thule and she said the Thule Trailway bike rack is an exclusive bike rack that Thule sells to certain retailers. The Trailway is very similar to the Thule Parkway # TH956. The main difference is the Trailway only comes as a 4 bike bike rack for 1-1/4" receivers with a 2" sleeve adapter. The Parkway comes in 2 and 4 bike configurations and options for both 1-1/4" and 2" hitches. I have included a video review of the Thule Parkway on a 2012 Honda CR-V.
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  • Which Roll Up Tonneau Covers Work with a TracRac Sliding Ladder Rack on a 2016 Ford F-150
  • The TracRac sliding ladder rack # TH43002XT-501 for your 2016 Ford F-150 mounts on the tops of the bed side so any Tonneau cover that mounts between the bed sides and not on top of them will be compatible. That gives you a lot of options if the truck does not have the factory Trac System. But not to worry. If your truck does have the factory Trac System I have an excellent option for you. First, the roll up covers that will fit models without the Trac System and that are compatible with...
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  • Which 2 Bike Rack Will Work On A Ford Escape Without A Trailer Hitch
  • Since you do not have a hitch on your Ford Escape you can use a trunk bike rack. Thule and Yakima will both have two choices each that will carry two bikes and fit a Ford Escape. The Thule Passage 2 Bike Carrier, # TH910XT, will fit on a Ford Escape. It has a weight capacity of 70 lbs. and attaches to the vehicle by six straps for added stability.. If you will be carrying any bikes that do not have a top frame bar that goes straight across (like a typical men's bike would) then I...
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  • Recommendation of Bike Rack for Beach Cruisers with Fenders and 3 inch Wide Tires
  • The Thule T2 Quick-Load 2 Bike Hitch Mounted Folding Rack, item # TH9044, will accept up to 5 inch wide tires but, unless you have over 1 inch of clearance between the fender and the front tire on your cruiser with a fender, you will not be able to secure the bike safely. Another option for both of your cruisers would be the 2 Bike Carrier for 1-1/4 inch and 2 inch Trailer Hitches - Wheel Mount, item # S64650, as long as the weight of each bike is not over 35 pounds. This rack will accept...
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  • Thule Aeroblade Roof Rack Recommendation to Fit Pace Edwards Tonneau Cover Channel
  • We have just what you need to install a roof rack in the channels of the tonneau you have. You will need the Thule roof rack system with the fit kit part # THKIT3101, the podium feet part # TH460R and crossbars part # THARB60. This will fit the 3/4 inch channel you have on the cover.
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  • What is the Difference Between the Thule T2 Pro and Thule T2 Pro XT Version
  • The biggest change between the Thule T2 Pro and Pro XT # TH9034XTS is the distance between the bikes. Originally the T2 Pro was designed to work with Fat bikes right out of the box. The only issue was people had a hard time getting 2 Fat bikes to fit because of the wider frames to go around the large tires. So the new version corrects that issue by spacing the bike trays out so they are now 12-1/2 inches apart on center. Now there is more space for Fat bikes and it makes loading 2 regular...
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  • Comparing the Thule Vertex and Apex 5-Bike Carriers
  • There are several differences between the Thule Apex, # TH9026 and the Vertex, # TH9030XT. Apart from appearance, the main difference is the cradles. The Apex has the top of the line cradles with road-dampening technology to better protect the bikes. Basically this cradles have more cushion and sort of act like shocks. The Vertex has traditional rubber cradles. Both racks have anti-sway features. The other major difference is the shank (the part that slides into the receiver). The Apex...
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  • How to Remove Broken Key from Thule Lock Cylinder
  • I spoke with my contact at Thule, and she did have a few suggestions for you to try. She said some people have had success retrieving broken keys using a paperclip. Try wiggling the key out using the paperclip along the ridged side of the key. I have had luck in the past using dental picks to work broken keys out of a lock cylinder. If enough of the key stem is protruding from the lock, you could also try grasping the key with needle nosed pliers and removing it that way. If you are...
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  • How to Lock and Unlock the Knob on Thule Apex Trailer Hitch Mount Bike Racks
  • The anti-rattle knob on the Thule Apex, # TH9025, can be tricky. The key is that the rack has to be in the hitch and the knob has to be unlocked and tightened down as much as you can by hand. Then when you lock the knob, the knob should just spin and not be able to loosen or tighten. I made a video showing this for you to view.
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  • Recommended Roof Rack for a 2015 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk with Factory Install Rails
  • The crossbar I recommend is the Thule AeroBlade # THARB53 because its extremely quiet and has integrated T-slots which make it easy to slide T-track accessories onto the bars. The roof mounted railing foot pack # TH450R (sold separately) are easily installed or removed with the integrated tool that will also act as a cover. The weight capacity of the roof rack is 165 pounds but it's always a good idea to check your owners manual to see the maximum roof weight capacity. Therefore,...
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  • Are Bike Adapter Bars Needed For Kids Bikes with the Thule Apex Trailer Hitch Mount Bike Rack
  • In order to determine if the kids bikes will fit on the arms of the Apex bike rack, # TH9026, you can measure the top frame tubes. They will need to be longer than 12-1/4 inches long to fit around the arms. If your bikes will not fit, you will need the bike adapter bar, # TH982XT. I have included a link to a video that shows how the adapter works. I have also included a link to a video review of the Apex bike rack.
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