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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Roof Rack Recommendation for a 2017 Honda Pilot
  • For your 2017 Honda Pilot I recommend the Thule AeroBlade Edge roof rack # TH7603B-TH7604B for black crossbars or # TH7603-TH7604 for silver crossbars. The AeroBlade Edge roof rack is going to look the most like a factory rack, the bars are integrated into the feet for a low-profile appearance, and the bars are among the quietest with the least wind resistance. The only other part you will need is the fit kit # THKIT3132.
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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 # TH9032 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 # TH9032, includes some great features that may make it a good choice for you. It has a ramp...
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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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  • Roof Rack Recommendation for a 2017 Ford Edge with Factory Flush Side Rails
  • We have several roof racks that will fit your 2017 Ford Edge with the factory flush side rails on the roof. I recommend a Thule AeroBlade Edge roof rack such as # TH7602B-TH7603B for black bars or # TH7602-TH7603 for silver bars. Then all you will need is the fit kit, # THKIT4047, to attach it to your flush side rails. I have linked a video showing the features of this type of roof rack for you. The AeroBlade Edge roof racks look the most like a factory roof rack. They are also low profile...
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  • What is the Difference Between Traverse Foot Pack # TH480 and Rapid Traverse Foot Pack # TH480R
  • The Thule Traverse Roof-Rack Foot Pack, # TH480, is designed for use with regular square Thule load Bars, like # THLB50. The Thule Rapid Traverse Roof-Rack Foot Pack, # TH480R, is designed for use with Thule AeroBlade Load Bars, like # THARB47. For either system, you would also need Fit Kit, # THKIT1503, that you have referenced for your 2011 Ford Fiesta.
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  • Adding Quick Grip Attachment To Older Thule Roof Mounted Cargo Box
  • I know it's really tempting to want to upgrade a U-Bolt style attachment system on a cargo box to the more modern and infinitely more convenient to use quick grip type assembly like # TH05738 or # TH05820. Thule doesn't recommend cutting slots or drilling holes in any box under any circumstances. Doing so, even if an effort is made to reinforce it, will weaken the connection to the vehicle crossbar in an unknown manner. This can cause the box to become an unintended projectile in the...
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  • What is the Difference Between a Thule Apex 5 and Vertex 5 for a Infiniti
  • The main differences between the Vertex, # TH9030XT, and the Apex, # TH9026, are the type of cradles each has, the cable lock on the Apex, and the anti-rattle function on the Apex. The Apex features Hold Fast cradles which offer road-dampening technology (RDT) and detachable anti-sway arms. The RDT technology provides 2 Layers of cushioning to absorb road shock and minimize vibration. The upper layer is composed of thermoplastic elastomer (TPE), a gel-like substance that gently but firmly...
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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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  • 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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  • Bike Rack Recommendation for 5 Bikes While Towing a Pop Up Camper
  • The Curt Multipurpose Ball Mount # D210 would be an excellent choice to be used in conjunction with towing your current pop up trailer and a hitch mounted bike rack that has a carrying capacity of 5 bikes. The # D210 is compatible with and an existing 2 inch hitch and provides a 2 inch receiver for accessory use. This hitch has a tongue weight capacity of 750 pounds total, and a receiver capacity of 350 pounds. Therefore the combined weight of the bike rack and bikes cannot exceed 350...
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  • Replacement Mounting Hardware for Thule Evolution 1800 and 1600 Cargo Boxes
  • There is a way to get replacement mounting hardware for a Thule Evolution 1600 or 1800, but the Replacement Quick Grip Mount Assembly, part # TH05738, is designed to be used on the Thule Atlantis 1600 XT - Premium Roof Rack Cargo Box - Silver - QuickGrip Mounts - 16 Cubic Feet. The replacement hardware you would need is the Replacement EasySnap Mounting Kit for Thule Cargo Boxes, part # TH05820. This kit will be a conversion kit that will take the mounting hardware that is on your evolution...
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  • Recommended Ski Carrier for 2015 Infiniti QX60 to Transport 4 Pairs of Skis
  • If your QX60 has the factory-installed crossbars that run from left to right on the roof then you can use one of the carriers shown on the linked page. All of these carriers can handle 4 pairs of skis and all fit factory crossbars. Please consider the Thule SnowPack Ski and Snowboard Carrier # TH7324. It includes locks to secure both the carrier to your car and your skis to the carrier. If your QX60 does not have crossbars then you'll need to install a roof rack the ski carrier can mount...
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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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  • 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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  • Thule Roof Rack Recommendation for 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee
  • There are indeed some roof rack options available for your Jeep Grand Cherokee. The first thing you'll need to do is determine if your Grand Cherokee has the E group package. You can easily tell this by examining the rails on the roof. If the rails have a metal strip on the top, you have the E group package. For that style roof rail, you'd want to use the Rhino Rack roof rack, which uses existing holes in the roof rails and consists of the following parts: Aero style crossbars, part...
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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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