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Roof Rack Includes:
Part Numbers: THLB50,TH450
Price: $309.90Shipping Special
These steel load bars attach to Thule roof-rack feet to create a sturdy, convenient roof-mounted rack. Durable plastic coating resists corrosion and provides cushion for your load. Accomodates accessories that clamp around bars.
NOTE: Load bars do not include endcaps. The endcaps are included with Thule roof rack legs. Load bar endcaps are also sold separately (part number THEC1).
Transform your vehicle's factory installed rails into flexible, multipurpose rack system with adapters. Rubber coated steel clamping straps provide maximum security and unmatched strength while protecting existing rails from surface damage.
Thule Crossroad-Roof Rack Mounting System
Turn the factory installed raised rails on your vehicle into a versatile, multipurpose rack system. The iron grip of the Crossroad, provided for by the flexible steel clamping strap, allows for unmatched strength and security when mounting carriers to the roof of your vehicle. Whether you are biking, boating, skiing, or packing up for a well-deserved weekend away, this mounting system is perfect for safely transporting whatever you need to your next destination.
Thule Crossroad adapters strap on to the factory roof rack.
The strap is tightened by turning a screw hidden behind a lockable door.
Video of Thule Square Load Bars - Steel - 50" - Qty 2
installation instructions And specs For complete information.
Today in our 2017 Subaru Forester, we're going to be test fitting the Thule Roof Rack system consisting of part numbers THLB50 and part number TH450. These are the load bars, 50 inches long, as well as the Crossroad roof-mounted Foot Packs. We have the front one already installed. This is a nice, sturdy bar combined with the rear load bar. This has a carry capacity of 165 pounds although you always want to double check with your vehicles manual to make sure it can withstand that weight. It's very easy to install and we have these rubber-coated steel straps that wrap around your factory raised side rails, get locked into place on the inside here, and then we have our end caps at the end here which snap in and also tighten it down. Now with this plastic piece here you can actually knock these out and replace them with the Thule Lock Core which is sold separately and you can find it on etrailer.com. When you do install these, with the locks installed as well, then you can actually secure it to your side rails after you put them on. Let's go ahead and show you how the rears one goes on. We already have it partially assembled on our table here.
Take our load bar here and then our foot pack, just slides into place like so, and we'll put our end cap on just to hold them in. Making sure that our straps are open, we'll go ahead now and lift it onto our vehicle. Making sure we wrap around our straps here and also making sure that the arrow is sitting on the top of the side rail on the side here. All right, next we'll go ahead and get our cross bar spread set. That's measured from center of the bar to center of the bar. Now we're looking for a specific measurement, what I would do is actually go by whatever accessory you're putting on your roof rack and go by it's recommendations. Today we're just gonna measure them both, keep them even, and make sure they're parallel. We'll repeat this for the other side. All right, next we'll go ahead and take a look at our load bar overhang and this is how much of the bar is going to be sitting past your foot pack.
We'll kind of eyeball it and get it even, and then we'll measure it just to be sure that it is even on both sides. All right. Now we can actually start tightening it down. We'll wrap our strap under the bottom here, now it is a little tight so go ahead and loosen that up a little bit. Now some things you can put on this roof rack, is anything from a bike rack to a ski and snow board carrier, to a cargo basket or enclosed cargo box, or even water sport carriers such as kayaks and canoes. Although when you're loading the stuff onto your roof rack be sure that you're not exceeding the weight limit for both the rack itself or for your vehicle. Make sure it goes in there all the way. We'll snap this one in as well. And there you have it for the Thule Roof Rack system on our 2017 Subaru Forester.
Average Customer Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars (52 Customer Reviews)These steel load bars attach to Thule roof-rack feet to create a sturdy, convenient roof-mounted rack. Durable plastic coating resists corrosion and provides cushion for your load. Accomodates accessories that clamp around bars.
by: Jerry G09/19/2013
I already had an "older" Thule roof/bike rack, purchased for a 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee, then used on a 2010 Hyundai Elantra Touring (this was the roof rack with the "strapped-on to roof rails" feet, and the bike carriers with the cantilevered, front fork-secured, mechanism). My new 2013 Hyundai Elantra GT does NOT have roof rails, thus the need for this new Thule package consisting of: 1) TH460 - Thule Podium Roof Mounted Foot Pack for Square Load Bars, 2) THKIT3068 - Thule Fit Kit for Podium Syle Foot Pack and 3) THLB50 - Thule Square Load Bars - Steel - 50" - Qty 2. MY plan was to "re-use" the pair of "older" Thule bike carriers. Etrailer's online info was excellent. The installation videos (although not for this identical package on the same vehicle as mine - but the 2012 Honda CRV's roof-mounting system is very close to the Hyundai's) were even MORE excellent! The box arrived on-time. The components were all there, and undamaged. The installation instructions were clear and concise... even for these 67 year-old eyes/mind! My "older" Thule bike carriers fit PERFECTLY... the new load bars are identical to my old ones (the only reason I needed new ones was I'd "cut down" the old ones when I moved the rack from the Grand Cherokee to the Elantra Touring, and now they were ~2" too short!!!). We tow the car behind our motorhome and we've found the Thule roof-mounted products to be excellent for our needs... holding up to three bikes on the top of our "dinghy". Dealing with the folks at Etrailer.com was a very pleasant experience! 100578
by: Amy S.05/29/2014
Got our order for this roof rack system and CRV fit kit in a timely manner and even had the etrailer team contact us both when there was a small delay on our fit kit coming in as well as when everything actually shipped out! Assembly was super easy and straight forward. The husband worked on prepping the car while I assembled the bars to the towers and then we worked together to affix everything to the car. All in all, it took us maybe 30 minutes to complete installation. Doing it alone might take 45 and is very doable. My only gripe would be the actual footers on the fit kit. The plastic pieces looked like they were supposed to snap in somewhere but just wiggled around in the mounting gaps until we actually tightened them down. They also seemed to be a bit of an awkward fit on the existing plastic rails, but again, once tightened look fine. I was slightly worried they would crack when tightening just because the plastic isn't very thick, but no problems so far! We're only one week after installation now, but love the look of them on the car, haven't noticed any extra noise while driving, and are excited for the first kayak trip this weekend to actually use them! 133284
by: Mark J.07/14/2011
The Thule system was installed on my 2005 Dodge Dakota extended cab by myself, in a very short time. It works awesome. Thanks for a great product! 19397
Sorry for the slow response. We only installed the crossbars this passed weekend. They were very easy to install, as soon as I took the instructions away from my brother. I think they look very nice on the car, but his wife doesn't like them, so we'll be taking them off and putting them on every time we go kayaking. I have my opinions about that situation which I'll keep to myself. I've attached pics of both a front and a back view. 139637
Great service provided here are etrailer.com. I am very happy with my order. I ordered the product on Monday at like 11:00AM and chose the free 5-7 day shipping. They gave me 3-5 day shipping for free and had the product shipped out that day!!! I got it on Thursday with everything I order. There were no issues with anything. They emailed me like 1 hour after the product arrived to make sure everything was good. I would definitely buy here again, and refer my friends to etrailer.com. 25272
by: Tyler S.08/27/2016
Shipment came in quickly, despite me being overseas. One of the bars had been damaged in shipping, leaving a large gash in the side. I contacted etrailer and they had a new one in the mail the next day. There will always be accidents that occur with shipping in this day and age. The fact that etrailer just jumped in and replaced the damaged equipment with no questions shows what kind of company they are. 289968
by: Bob S.01/14/2012
ETrailer web site made product selection simple, delivery was even faster than expected, and they kept me informed of order progress via e-mail from start to finish. Thule roof rack system fit perfectly and was easy to assemble and install. Haven't used Rightline cargo bag yet, but construction and materials appear to be robust and well-designed. Overall an outstanding experience. 29728
by: Bob S.01/14/2012
ETrailer web site made product selection simple, delivery was even faster than expected, and they kept me informed of order progress via e-mail from start to finish. Thule roof rack system fit perfectly and was easy to assemble and install. Haven't used Rightline cargo bag yet, but construction and materials appear to be robust and well-designed. Overall an outstanding experience. 29727
by: Barb R09/29/2016
This kit as well as the TH460 podium roof mounted foot pack and the THLB50 bars all arrived quicker than I expected. I followed etrailer's online tool to identify the correct system for my vehicle (2005 CRV). The fit is perfect and installation went very well. You do need 2 people for a small part of the install but other than that, all was easily achievable by a novice like myself. 301540
These roof rack bars are easy to use and put on/take off the car - I got them for a Subaru Outback. My wife can easily install them, too. (We like to take them off when we don't need them b/c they cause a low whistling sort of sound when you drive.) The delivery was really quick. I am totally satisfield with etrailer and the product I ordered. 52204
by: Stefanie B07/09/2014
Product arrived very quickly and was in excellent condition. I was easily able to follow the instructions and put it on my Subaru Crosstrek. One thing I would recommend is to purchase the locks along with the bars and footpads. I thought the footpads would come with locks, but they do not, so I will have to make another purchase. 140330
by: Richie S10/27/2016
Wow it's only been a year now since I've gotten the Tule Roof Racks! It is an amazing investment! I'm a person that likes to travel the moment the opportunity is presented so I purchased a cargo box which sits on these racks to carry the extra gear. Great buy! 313872
by: Mike J.04/03/2015
I have a set of the 58" bars for a second car also. Not much to say except they're perfect for carrying my kayaks and canoe, especially with the Thule canoe mounts and the Yakima Even Keel kayak saddles. Excellent quality and service from etrailer. 182636
by: Kurt Z.01/07/2017
Excellent high quality rack! Quick shipping with great packaging to prevent damage. Absolutely the best pricing around. Etrailer.com web page made it easy to figure out what racks and kits were needed for my vehicle. Highly recommended! 333140
My load bars came with a crack in the one of the bars. I called customer service and they indicated they would send me a new set. The customer was very prompt with my request. I hope to receive the new set so I can install and use. 61423
by: Dennis S06/19/2013
Instructions were easy to follow and mounting them was easily done in a few minutes. sturdy and secure-does cause slight wind resistance but that would be any product of this nature. Very pleased and would recommend to others 85238
Very quick installation and perfect fit. etrailer's shipping was spectacular. I ordered on Tuesday at 11AM and everything arrived on Thursday before 9AM! This was only with the first level shipping upgrade. Great success. 83707
The product was delivered as shown on the website. Parts arrived 1 day earlier than expected. Installation instructions were clear and easy to understand. Installation was quick and simple. Overall an excellent experience 28386
by: Dave v.03/29/2017
They fit perfectly on my crossover. The instructions where easy to follow and took no time at all to install. This allowed my son and I take my wife on one last special trip together. Great products, thanks so much. 362793
Easy to install and great price over the standard VW one for sale. Saved about $100. Recommend it to anyone who has rails that come stock on the vehicle and just need bars. 25174
by: Jordan C.12/19/2011
Thanks to the great website design I was confident these would work on my Kia Sorrento, and they installed quickly and easily with no problems. 28270
These cross bars fit my 2012 GMC Terrain like a glove. Thanks so much for your prompted service.I couldn't ask for better. Great job!!!!! 227257
by: Joel N.05/31/2012
Easy to install on a Mazda 5. I liked the kit that eTrailer sells. Don't bother with the overpriced locks from Thule, in my opinion. 42176
by: Frank J01/09/2012
Best buy. The little extra these cost is well worht it for load carrying and the ease of attaching with the square cross section. 29358
by: edgar m09/03/2014
was contemplating the aero or square bars but im glag i went with these. match my car color and are really sturdy 149993
by: Seth M01/25/2015
A little noisy on the highway but I think that would be expected. Nothing you can't play your music over 171171
Great. Fits our 2005 Honda Element. Easy to install. Nice that etrailer sells them as a set. 322680
by: Skye Barcus05/04/2012
Always a great place to purchase hitches and racks! Good prices and great customer service. 39407
Received quickly. Got the items out of the box, and had it together in ten minutes. 41800
by: Ron S.06/13/2011
I really like the square bars instead of the round one provided by other makers. 16831
Love it. Came on time (early actually) and fit and finish was top notch. 26172
Easy to build and attach, all parts present, and very fast delivery! 41126
by: John F07/20/2012
Durable product with gripped surface to cutdown on box shifting. 48647
by: Larry Wallace04/09/2011
I unpacked , , , assembled . . . and hit the road Jack! Thanks 11381
Great so far will be trying out this weekend with 9.5 kayak. 121847
Very prompt and in perfect condition. Thank you very much! 55509
Got them a little dinged up but hey, it's a roof rack. 112493
by: Bill A.01/16/2012
Excellent product! Put together and installed easily. 29761
by: Fred B.08/19/2011
As advertised & delivery as scheduled. Happy Camper !! 22123
Very substantial product Exactly as de scribed 253886
by: Mazda5 owner06/25/2013
Fits fine. Will have to see its durabil ity. 85907
Thanks again for the great service. 8159
by: Rich E01/24/2015
Simple ,good looking and strong 171135
by: curtis smith03/14/2012
The racks are working well. 33909
by: Chuck H06/23/2011
Sturdy and easy to assemble. 17784
by: George J.11/15/2016
Good rack and good service! 316749
Excellent Very Rugged Bars 284966
by: Emily s12/27/2012
It's great. Perfect size 62024
by: Sean C.05/11/2011
Solid and well made. 13458
Strong bars. 184946Show More Reviews
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