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Replacement Rope for Thule Roof Mounted Watersport Carriers - 1/4" Diameter

Replacement Rope for Thule Roof Mounted Watersport Carriers - 1/4" Diameter

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This 1/4" diameter rope serves as a bow/stern tie-down strap on Thule roof-mounted watersport carriers. One end of the rope is looped through a ratchet-and-hook set, and the other end holds a small hook for attaching the strap to your vehicle. 1-800-940-8924 to order Thule accessories and parts part number 853-5466 or order online at Free expert support on all Thule products. Great prices and Fastest Shipping for Replacement Rope for Thule Roof Mounted Watersport Carriers - 1/4" Diameter. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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Thule Accessories and Parts - 853-5466

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This 1/4" diameter rope serves as a bow/stern tie-down strap on Thule roof-mounted watersport carriers. One end of the rope is looped through a ratchet-and-hook set, and the other end holds a small hook for attaching the strap to your vehicle.


  • Replaces 1 rope for the Thule Quickdraw tie-down system
    • Often included with Thule roof-mounted kayak and canoe carriers
  • Serves as bow or stern tie-down for your roof-mounted kayak or canoe carrier
  • Attaches hook-and-ratchet set (853-5464; sold separately) to included small hook


  • Application: Thule Quickdraw Ratchet System (TH855), Thule Rooftop Canoe Carrier (TH579XT), Thule's The Stacker Rooftop Kayak Mounting System (TH830), Thule Hydro Glide Rooftop Kayak Saddles (TH875XT), Thule Rollercoaster Rooftop Kayak Carrier (TH877XT), Thule Set-To-Go Rooftop Kayak Saddles (TH878XT), Thule Top Deck Rooftop Kayak Carrier (TH881), Thule Hull-A-Port PRO Kayak Carrier (TH835PRO), and Thule Glide and Set Rooftop Kayak Carrier (TH883)
  • Dimensions: 1/4" diameter x 12' long

1500056247 Replacement Rope for Thule Roof Mounted Watersport Carriers - 1/4" Diameter

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Replacement Rope for Thule Roof Mounted Watersport Carriers - 1/4" Diameter - 853-5466

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (16 Customer Reviews)

This 1/4" diameter rope serves as a bow/stern tie-down strap on Thule roof-mounted watersport carriers. One end of the rope is looped through a ratchet-and-hook set, and the other end holds a small hook for attaching the strap to your vehicle.


The Thule straps are rugged and work great to secure kayaks and other loads to my rooftop carrier. An awesome companion is the Thule buckle protector which ensures my car's paint isn't scratched if I inadvertently drop a strap and buckle.


This was the second product I bought at the same time. Again, highly recommend etrailer -- product was exactly as expected.


I received my order promptly, replacement tie down rope units with attached hooks for a kayak rack. Customer service was excellent, this company is very good to do business with. Although I have just now opened the package, quality looks good.


Our original Thule ropes started breaking after about 15 years and we scrambled to find replacements. I'm so happy to have found these ropes. They are exactly what we needed - and I feel confident carrying our boats again. Note they come with a hook so no need to buy it separately.


The etrailer team did a excellent job keeping me fully updated on the status of my order. Package arrived in great condition and the replacement rope works perfectly.


item was just what I needed, perfect replacement. Totally happy with order process, delivery and actual item.


This was a replacement for my previous tiedowns for my kayak. Was happy to find them on your website.


Product delivered quickly and as advertised. If you are going to buy tie downs this is the product to buy. Replacing 15 year old Thule rope that was still functional, but wanted some back up just in case.


The rope on my kayak rack was damaged. This appears to be identical to the original from the manufacturer. Good price, inexpensive shipping.


Thinner rope than original


Product was exactly as shown, and came in a week. What more can you ask for?


Still going strong


simple and secure.






See what our Experts say about this Thule Accessories and Parts

  • What Material is the Thule Watersport Bow/Stern Tie Down Rope
    I spoke with my contact at Thule, and the 1/4 inch bow/stern tie down is nylon rope.
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    The Thule Stacker, # TH830, is pretty much the only kayak carrier that can hold up to 4 kayaks. The kayaks cannot be longer than 10 feet though for the Stacker. I also recommend some additional tie downs such as # 853-5466 or # SR0704. Be sure that the combined weight of the kayaks does not exceed the weight capacity of the vehicle roof or roof rack, whichever is lower.
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    Since the Thule The Stacker # TH830 does not carry any weight (the crossbars of the roof rack do) this carrier does not have a weight limit. The only limit this carrier has is based on the length of the kayaks. As long as the boats are 10 feet or less in length like yours this would work well. To carry 2 kayaks you will need additional tie-downs for the bow and stern like part # 853-5466, and straps like part # 753-2030-02.
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  • How Does the Thule Stacker Hold 4 Kayaks
    We have just the one kayak for demo purposes but basically with the Thule Stacker # TH830 you would have 2 kayaks on their sides on each side of the uprights. I have included a picture out of the instructions to illustrate this. Additional tie downs will be needed, # 853-5466 and # 753-2030-02.
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  • Does Thule Stacker Come with One Bow/Stern Tie Down for Single Kayak
    The Thule Stacker kayak carrier, # TH830, which you referenced, comes with 1 pair of ratcheting tie downs, 2 bow/stern straps, and buckle protectors. To carry 2 kayaks you will need additional tie-downs for the bow and stern like part # 853-5466, and straps like part # 753-2030-02. This rack is compatible with 10 foot kayaks. I have included a product demonstration video and a link to installation instructions for you to check out.
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    For your 2015 Toyota RAV4 with factory crossbars, I recommend the Yakima JayLow Folding J-Style Kayak Carrier # Y04073. It is fairly normal for elliptical and aero crossbars to be 3 inches wide x 1 inch thick. I spoke with my contact at Yakima about the JayLow fitting your factory, 3 inch wide crossbars. Since the JayLow is designed to fit aero, elliptical, and most factory crossbars, this carrier should work well on your crossbars. You would want 2 sets of these carriers to fit 2 kayaks...
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    It may be possible for you to carry both your kayaks and SUPs on your 2007 Hummer H2. To determine if you have enough room to carry both, you will want to take some measurements. To carry your kayaks on your 2007 Hummer H2 with factory roof rack, I recommend using Thule's The Stacker # TH830. This carrier can hold up to 4 kayaks vertically on your roof. This carrier takes up 6 inches on the crossbar. To the 6 inches of the carrier, you will want to add the depth of each kayaks hull. This...
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  • Carrying 3 Kayaks on a 2010 Volvo XC60 with Factory Roof Rack Made By Thule
    Three kayaks would be a tight fit on the 37 inch bars on your 2010 Volvo XC60 but I think you can do it. But you would just use the Thule Stacker # TH830 since it handles up to 4 kayaks. The kayaks fit on either side of the bars so there isn't a way that it could damage the kayaks. And the kayaks are not going to weigh enough for the crossbars to damage the kayaks. The only issue is that you need to check the roof rack and roof weight capacity in the owners manual and/or consult Volvo....
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  • Recommended Kayak Carrier for 4 Kayaks on 2017 Jeep Patriot
    According to Thule, you can have up to 5 small kayaks on the 47 inch load bars that fit on your 2017 Jeep Patriot. For your 4 kayaks I recommend Thule The Stacker - Rooftop Multi-Kayak Carrier # TH830. This will allow you to carry up to 4 kayaks with a max length of 10 feet on your 2017 Jeep Patriot. You will need to get additional load straps # 753-2030-02 and # 853-5466 for each additional kayak. If you want the quick draw with ratchets and strap loops, you will want # TH855XT.
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  • Kayak Carrier Recommendation for 2014 Chevrolet Equinox
    For your 2014 Chevrolet Equinox, I recommend the Thule SquareBars # TH712100 with the foot pack # TH710401. These crossbars attach to your vehicle's raised side rails with a rubber clamp. These square bars are an economic option from a well known and respected brand. In order to carry two kayaks on your roof rack, I recommend Thule's The Stacker # TH830. This carrier provides a support for your kayaks to sit on their sides on top of your vehicle. The carrier comes with tie-down straps...
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  • Roof Rack and Kayak Carrier for 2008 Mini Cooper
    The Rhino-Rack Load Bars, 46 Inches # RRVA118B-2 with the Legs # RRRLKVA, and the Fit Kit # DK472 will work well to carry your kayaks on the roof of your 2008 Mini Cooper hatchback. At 96 pounds, your kayaks are within the weight capacity of the rack, however you will want to check your owner's manual to confirm the weight capacity of your Mini Cooper's roof. With the load bars being 46 inches long, you should not have any problem carrying the kayaks on their sides. The kayak carrier...
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  • Replacement Hardware & Strap For Thule Hull-A-Port 834 Kayak Carrier
    We do have replacement straps and hardware for your Thule Hull-A-Port Kayak Carrier # TH834. I'm not sure what hardware you are referencing specifically, so I'll just go ahead and list out the replacement hardware and you can choose precisely what you need: - Replacement Tie-Down Strap # TH39YY - Replacement Rope # 853-5466 - Replacement Metal Bracket # 853-5513 - Replacement 3-Wing, Low M6 Hand Knob # 753-0783 - (For crossbars up to 1-1/4" tall) Replacement Carriage Bolt M6 x 65 #...
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  • How to Carry 3 Kayaks on 2013 Chevy Equinox
    You're right that a roof rack and kayak stacker are the best way for you to carry three 10' Pelican kayaks on your 2013 Chevy Equinox and I can get you all the parts you need. Since you mentioned the Rola 59786, your '13 Equinox must have raised side rails, and while the Rola fits, I recommend going with the Thule WingBar roof rack and 53" crossbars which is something you'll want in order to ensure the three kayaks fit. This rack is made up of Crossbars # TH711420 (Black) or # TH711400...
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  • Roof Rack Recommendation for 2006 Saturn Vue With Factory Chrome Rails
    We have several bars that will work for your 2006 Saturn Vue with chrome rails. I recommend the Thule WingBar Evo system. The WingBars are one of the quietest crossbars on the market. They can hold up to 165 pounds, but it is always a good idea to check your owner's manual for the weight capacity of your roof. You need the Evo raised rail feet # TH710401 and the 47 inch Wingbars in either silver, # TH711200, or black, # TH711220. I've linked a video of this system on a different vehicle....
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    Three Thule Hull-A-Port Kayak Carriers # TH834 will absolutely fit onto the 72" long load bars of the Thule Xsporter # TH500XTB that fits both the 5' and 6' bed of your 2017 Chevy Colorado. Depending on how wide your kayaks are, you may have better luck getting three kayaks to fit by using the Thule The Stacker - Rooftop Multi-Kayak Carrier # TH830, which will take up less room on the XSporter. You would need Adapter # THXADAPT3 to mount The Stacker on the Xsporter and your kayaks could...
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    I spoke with my contact at Thule and verified The Thule Stacker, part # TH830 will work with the factory crossbars on your 2006 Ford Expedition. For carrying 4 kayaks you would carry 2 kayaks on each side of the carrier. You would need to stand them on their side. This system comes with a pair of ratcheting tie-downs, 2 straps, and buckle protectors included. To carry 4 kayaks you may need additional tie-downs for the bow and stern like part # 853-5466, and straps like part # 753-2030-02....
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