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Thule Roof Basket Review - 2017 Ram 1500

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Review of the Thule Roof Basket on a 2017 Ram 1500

Today on our 2017 Ram 1500, we're going to be test fitting the Thule Canyon XT roof top cargo basket, part number TH859XT. The Thule Canyon XT is great for carrying cargo that either you can't put in your vehicle or if your truck bed is full. You can carry things such as luggage, sporting goods equipment or even some coolers. The cargo basket itself does have a nice aerodynamic shape to it, and that coupled with the fact that it comes with a faring at the front, it's actually going to cut down wind noise and drag while you're driving. This is very easy to install on your roof. Just simply clams around, and we also have knock outs available here so if you wanted to replace those with the Thule lock core system to secure to your roof rack, you can and those are sold separately. This measures 49" long by 40" wide by 6" tall at the highest point and can carry up to 150 pounds, although you always want to check with your vehicle's manual to ensure that it can withstand that weight on the roof.

Now that we've gone over some features of the Thule Canyon XT, let's go ahead and show you how these install. First off, we'll go ahead and lift it up onto our roof rack, lifts on pretty easy, and if you need to just go ahead and get an extra set of hands to help you lift it up. We'll get it installed and then we'll go ahead and get it even on both sides. Now with everything set where we want it, we do have to make some adjustments to these rear metal brackets. To do that we have long head screws that we need to loosen up with an Allen tool, and we'll do this on both sides.

Just push it back to where you need it, and then tighten it back down. Newt we'll go ahead and tighten it down to our roof rack utilizing the U bolts here with our turn knobs. We'll go ahead and make sure that they're loosened up. You want to make sure that the washers here are on the top of the bracket and not underneath it. Go ahead and put the U bolt underneath, slide it on top of the bracket. inaudible 00:02:11 and then we'll go ahead and start tightening it down.

Once they're tightened down all the way, go ahead and install our plastic bracket here, so go ahead and put this through like so, lining up our tabs, pushing it into place. Now repeat this for the other connection points. There you have it for the Thule Canyon XT rooftop cargo basket, part number TH859XT on our 2017 Ram 1500.

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