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Get all the room you need inside your car by putting your bikes, cargo or kayak on your rooftop. Thule, Yakima, Rhino Rack, Rola and Malone roof racks are built to the highest quality specifications to accommodate all your cargo needs.

Thule, Yakima and Rhino Rack offer roof bike racks in the traditional fork mount style or in the easy to load, wheel mount style.

Cargo baskets from Rola, Rhino Rack, Yakima and Thule offer a great looking way to get your cargo out of your vehicle and safely carry it on your trip. Roof cargo bags and roof boxes can also be used if you would like some waterproof or water resistant protection for your cargo.

If you need to carry bulky skis, snowboards, kayak or a canoe, putting it on the roof is a great option to unclutter your vehicle and keep the gear safe. We offer Yakima and Thule ski racks and watersport carriers that are sturdy and safe for all your cargo needs.




Roof Top Cargo Racks and Carriers

We offer custom fit roof racks from Thule, Yakima, Rhino Rack, Rola, Inno and Whispbar that will be a perfect fit for your vehicle. Just enter your year make and model above. We also offer a full line of roof rack accessories, including roof bike racks, roof cargo baskets, roof cargo boxes, kayak and canoe carriers, roof bags, ski racks and snowboard racks. If you need to do some roof rack repairs, we also carry replacement parts for all the roof and cargo racks.


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Volkswagen Passat Roof Rack Videos

Thule WingBar Evo Crossbars Installation - 2015 Volkswagen Passat

Colin: Hey everyone, it's Colin here at etrailer. Today, we have a 2015 Volkswagen Passat, and we're going to be test fitting the Thule WingBar Evo roof rack system. This roof rack system mounts to the naked roof of your Passat. It's going to allow you to get your favorite accessories on your roof to be able to transport them, whether it's a bike rack, a kayak carrier, or even a cargo box.This roof rack system consists of a couple of different parts. Up top, we're going to have our 53 inch long WingBar crossbars. These are going to have an aerodynamic shape to them, which helps cut down on wind noise and drag when compared to your standard square or round bar roof rack system.



Thule SquareBar Crossbars Installation - 2014 Volkswagen Passat

Today, on our 2014 Volkswagen Passat, we're going to be testing the Thule SquareBar Roof Rack System. This roof rack system is going to be a great accessory for your Passat. It's going to allow you to haul a ton of different roof rack accessories above your vehicle, whether if it's got bike racks, kayak carriers, or even a cargo box, really anything that can fit, you're going to be able to haul it on this roof rack.This roof rack has three different components to it. Our first one is going to be our 53-inch square bars. These square bars kind of give you the traditional roof rack look, it's kind of how roof racks first started. One thing I want to point out is that with a square bar system, you are going to have a bit more wind noise and drag when you compare it to the wing bar setup that Thule has, but one thing you can do to improve your fuel economy and cut down on that wind noise, is you're going to install a faring on the front crossbar, and that's basically going to deflect the wind and just make it run right over the top of your roof rack system.The middle man right here that's connecting our crossbars to our roof is going to be the Evo clamp feet system.



Thule WingBar Evo Crossbars - 2014 Volkswagen Passat

Today. In our 2014 Volkswagen Passat, we're going to be test fitting the Thule wing bar roof rack system. This is a great accessory for your vehicle. It's going to allow you to haul a wide variety of roof rack accessories above your vehicle. If you want to make more space on the inside of your vehicle, you can put a roof basket up there. You can put a cargo box.



SeaSucker Roof Rack Review - 2014 Volkswagen Passat

Today we have a 2014 Volkswagen Passat and we're going to be doing a test fit on the Seasucker Monkey Bar Roof Rack System, which is part number 298-XX6000.Now this roof rack system has a unique way of attaching to your roof. It doesn't use the traditional clamp system where it comes under our door frame, it doesn't even use six mounting points. It uses these vacuum cups to suction down onto your roof.Now, some people are pretty wary of this system because some people think, "How is that going to stay on the roof" Well, right here I'm going to grab a hold of it and I'm gonna start shaking and you can see that the entire car is shaking, so there's no way those are coming off. If you have a big load on top, this plastic piece right here is more likely to break than these suction cups are to be removed from the roof.It's a very easy installation process. First, we're just going to remove these caps right here. Now this is the rear bar.



Thule Roof Rack Review - 2014 Volkswagen Passat

Speaker 1: Today on our 2014 Volkswagen Passat, we're going to be test fitting the Thule AeroBlade Roof Rack System. And that's going to consist of part numbers THARB53, and that's going to be our 53" load bars we have up top. These also do come in black under part number THARB53B. Right here in the middle we're going to have our Rapid Traverse Foot Pack, and that's going to be part number TH480R. Then down here under our foot we have our fit kit, which is going to part number THKIT1775. As you can see, these bars have that nice aerodynamic shape to them along with this rubber strip up top, which is going to help cut down on wind noise and drag while you're driving.



Inno Roof Rack Review - 2014 Volkswagen Passat

Speaker 1: Today, on our 2014 Volkswagen Passat, we're gonna be test-fitting the Inno aero roof rack system. As you can see, these crossbars have a nice aerodynamic shape to them, so it's gonna cut down on wind noise and drag while you're driving. Seeing this rubber strip up here is gonna let us know we can utilize T-track accessories while we have this installed. You would simply just take off this end cap, and instead of having to remove the rubber strip, like in a lot of systems, you simply just push down right there, insert whatever accessory you might have, and it simply just slides across into place. So there's no cutting involved, you don't have to repurchase any type of rubber strip. Works just like that.



Inno Roof Rack Review - 2015 Volkswagen Passat

Today on our 2015 Volkswagen Passat, we are test fitting the INNO square cross bars. Part number for the cross bars is going to be INB127. Then, for the foot pack here, it's going to be INSU-K5. For that fit kit, it's going to be INK591. Now, we have all the parts that we need for our back cross bar here. We've already got our front one up so we're just going to show you how we put everything onto the cross bar and then also how we put it onto the vehicle.



Thule Roof Rack Review - 2007 Volkswagen Passat

Today on our 2007 Volkswagen Passat, we'll be doing a test for the Thule AeroBlade Rapid Traverse Roof Rack System, using part numbers THARB53 for the aluminum load bars front and rear, part number TH480R for the foot pack and part number THKIT1592 for the fit kit. I've already got the front one installed on our vehicle today and I've already got the foot pack installed on this side. Let's go ahead and put this foot pack together on this side, and then we'll put it on our vehicle. First thing we want to do is go ahead and remove that end cap. We'll flip over the load bar, remove the end cap, and let's grab our foot pack. We're going to flip up this portion here and this portion here.



Thule Traverse Roof Rack Installation - 2013 Volkswagen Passat

Today on our 2013 Volkswagen Passat, we'll be test fitting the Thule Square Bar roof racking system, part numbers THLB58, TH480, and THKIT1669. Now with our load bars, feet, and fit kit assembled according to the instructions, we'll start off by placing the front load bar onto the vehicle. We'll then need to measure from the front part of the glass to the first part of the foot on both the driver's side and passenger side of the vehicle. Now according to the instructions, we'll need to measure 10-5/8". We'll measure this again on both the passenger and driver side of the vehicle. Once we've established this measurement, we'll use the included torque tensioning tool to tighten down both feet to secure it to the vehicle.



Thule AeroBlade Traverse Roof Rack Installation - 2013 Volkswagen Passat

Today on our 2013 Volkswagen Passat, we'll be test fitting the Thule AeroBlade roof racking system, part numbers THARB53, TH480R, and THKIT1669. Now with our load bars and feet and fit kit already assembled according to the instructions, we'll begin our test fit by placing the front load bar onto the front of the vehicle. We will then need to measure from the front part of the glass of the front window to the first part of the foot. Now this measurement is stated in the included instructions, so we'll set it according to the instructions at 10-5/8". We'll do this on both the passenger and driver side of the vehicle, making sure that the AeroBlade is perpendicular to the vehicle, also allowing the rubber pads on the bottom of the feet to contour correctly to the vehicle's roof. Once we've established this position, we'll then use the included tensioning tool to turn the bolt on the inside of the foot to tighten down the clips to the roof of the vehicle.



Yakima Q Tower Roof Rack Installation - 2013 Volkswagen Passat

Today on our 2013 Volkswagen Passat, we'll be test fitting the Yakima Roof Rack System, part numbers Y00409, Y00625, Y00728, and Y00124. Now with our crossbars, Q towers, and fit kit all assembled, we're ready to fit it to the roof of our vehicle. We'll first open the front and passenger's side doors and set the crossbars on top of the vehicle. We'll then measure from the glass to the first part of the Q tower. We'll then place our Q tower at inches. It is important to make sure that the crossbar is perpendicular to the vehicle to ensure a good fit.



Yakima Q Tower Roof Rack Installation - 2012 Volkswagen Passat

Today on this 2012 Volkswagen Passat we're going to be test fitting a Yakima roofrack system. We'll be using the 58" crossbars, part number Y00409, the Q-Towers,part number Y00124, Q-128 clips, part number Y00728, and the Q-35 clips, partnumber Y00635. Now we already have our crossbars assembled according to the instructions, and nowwe're ready to mount them up on the vehicle. First we'll open the driver and passengerside front doors. We'll take the front crossbar assembly and place it up on top of theroof. To position the front bar properly we need to measure 9" from the edge of theseal of our windshield to the leading edge of the Q-Towers on the front bar.





Volkswagen Passat Roof Bike Racks Videos

Thule Roof Bike Racks Review - 2015 Volkswagen Passat

Jake: Hey, guys. It's Jake here at etrailer. Today, we're going to be taking a look at and I'm going to show you some of the cool features on this Thule ThruRide Bike Rack on our 2015 Volkswagen Passat.So with your Passat, you're going to have to add a roof rack to the top of your vehicle. We do have plenty of these available here at etrailer. And it's going to mount to the front and back crossbar by a couple of bolts.This bike rack is going to support your bike by the forks on the front, so by taking the front wheel off our bike, we're able to insert our two front forks here onto this locking pin. Now, my favorite part about this bike rack has got to be that it's a no-tool installation.



Rhino Rack MountainTrail Roof Bike Racks Review - 2015 Volkswagen Passat

Today on our 2015 Volkswagen Passat, we are test fitting the Rhino rack, mountain trail rooftop bike carrier. Part number for that is RBC035. As you can see, we do already have our bike on our rack. We're going to show you how we secure it in and then also how we secure our rack to our crossbars. So if we take a look back here, you can see we do have a strap, holding down that wheel. The strap's just going to keep that wheel in place and keep that from going anywhere. If you take a look upfront, we do have a skewer on the fork mounts here. To loosen it, you just pop that open and it just snaps back into place to tighten it down.



Inno Roof Bike Racks Review - 2015 Volkswagen Passat

Today on our 2015 Volkswagen Passat we are test fitting the Inno Fork Lock Roof Mounted Bike Carrier. Its a T-track mounted carrier so it is going to fit in that track on the cross bars here. The part number for that is INXA391. Now as you can see we do already have our bike on our carrier. I am going to show you how we strap down the bike and also how we mount that in that T-track. The first thing we will take a look the back wheel here. We've got a strap holding that in.



Inno Roof Bike Racks Review - 2015 Volkswagen Passat

Today, on our 2015 Volkswagen Passat, we are test fitting the INNO Multi Fork Lock Roof Mounted Bike Carrier. The part number for that is INA392. As you can see, we do already have our bike on here. We're going to show you how we secured the bike as well as how we secured the biker carrier to our cross bars and some features of the carrier as well. Back here, we've got a single strap and we'll create all for the back of our bike here. In the front, it's a little more complicated. We've got this locking cover here and anti-theft piece here and a skewer that's going to tighten and loosen on your forks of your bike to accommodate different types of bike frames that you may have. If you we're wanting to take everything off, you'd first start at the back wheel here, press down on the black lever and lift straight up on that strap.



Inno Roof Bike Racks Review - 2015 Volkswagen Passat

Today on our 2015 Volkswagen Passat, we are test fitting the Inno Fork Lock III Bike Carrier. Part number for that is INA391. As you can see, we do already have our bike on our carrier. Were going to show you how we mount the bike and secure it and then also how we secure the bike to the crossbars and some features of the rack itself. We take a look back here, you can see, we do have a strap pulling that in. We want to make sure that we put that strap between the spokes of the bike so it doesnt Of the wheel, excuse me so it doesnt damage those. Up here we have a skewer holding in the fork up here.



Inno Roof Bike Racks Review - 2015 Volkswagen Passat

Today on our 2015 Volkswagen Passat we're test fitting the Inno Tire Hold Roof-Mounted Bike Rack. The part number for that is INA389. Now if we look at the bike itself and how it's secured to the bike rack, we can see that we have these cradles down here holding the tire. We also have the tire holds that go across the top of the tire and secure it. Now the back tire is secured just about the same way, we've just got this locking mechanism here that's going to keep that tight against that bike rack and keep the front tire against there. I'm just going to get a little bit of help getting our bike down. Thank you. Now before we put it in the stow position, we'll take a look at how it's secured to our cross bars.



Rhino Rack Road Warrior Roof Bike Racks Review - 2015 Volkswagen Passat

Today on our 2015 Volkswagen Passat, we are testing fitting the Rhino Rack Road Warrior Rooftop Bike Rack, Bike Carrier excuse me. The Part Number for that is: RBC036. Now as you can see we do already have our bike on the rack. We're going to show you how we secure the bike down and then also how we secure the carrier itself to the crossbars. So, if you take a look at the back, we have one single strap holding that wheel down. That's just going to secure that there in place. This is a fork mounted, we have a skewer here holding forks in place. We just pull up on the black handle, turn to the left to loosen and turn to the right to tighten, and that just snaps right back into place. To take bike our off, we'll first start by taking the strap here off, just slides right through when you push the back lever.



Inno Roof Bike Racks Review - 2015 Volkswagen Passat

Today on our 2015 Volkswagen Passat we're test fitting the Inno Slim fork roof mounted bike carrier. The part number for that is INA387. We already have our bike on our carrier. We're going to show you how we secure the bike down. Then I'll show how we secure the carrier to the crossbars installs. The back wheel here, we have a wheel hold here.



Thule Roof Bike Racks Review - 2007 Volkswagen Passat

Today our 2007 Volkswagen Passat well be doing a test fit of the Thule sprint T-Track roof mounted bike rack thats part number TH569. This is designed to slide right into your T-channel of your Thule AeroBlade. As you can see Ive already got the Thule AeroBlade installed on my Passat here today. Normally you would measure out and cut your rubber strips to where you want your bike racks so it would just set wherever you would place it and its good. For todays demonstration were going to go ahead and take those rubber straps off so we can show you how it works. Well just simply remove our end caps, set those aside for now. All rights so what well do is well start by bringing our rear strap or rear not our rear strap but our rear clamp or our rear T and place slide that on first that way you can adjust it to match up our front.



Kuat TRIO Roof Bike Racks Review - 2007 Volkswagen Passat

Today on our 2007 Volkswagen Passat, we're going to be doing a test fit of the Kuat Trio roof-mounted bike rack, and that's going to be part number TR02. We've already got our load bars installed on our vehicle here today. Let's go ahead and begin our test fit by setting it on top. We want to make sure to line up this portion here. We'll set it on our load bar like I did there. We'll worry about the rear clamp here later.



Thule Sprint Roof Bike Racks Review - 2007 Volkswagen Passat

Today on our 2007 Volkswagen Passat, we'll be doing a test fit of the Thule Sprint roof mounted bike rack. That's part number TH528. I've already got the Thule aero blade Rapid Traverse roof rack system already installed in our vehicle here today. We can go ahead and begin our test fit by removing these, undoing these straps underneath here. We're going to put that on our load bar, make sure the strap goes underneath and then same thing with this one here. All right.



Thule Domestique Roof Bike Rack Review - 2013 Volkswagen Passat

Today on our 2013 Volkswagen Passat, we'll be test fitting the Thule Domestique roof-mounted bike carrier, part number TH513. Now to begin our test fit, we'll simply place the carrier onto the vehicle's cross bars. We'll then remove the skewer at the head of the carrier to access the Allen bolts. We'll then loosen up the Allen bolts to bring that bracket around the front cross bar. We'll then reinsert the Allen bolts into the threads and tighten them down, securing the head of the carrier to the front cross bar. We will then replace the skewer once the head of the carrier is tightened down.



RockyMounts TieRod Roof Bike Rack Review - 2013 Volkswagen Passat

Today on our 2013 Volkswagen Passat, we'll be test fitting the RockyMounts TieRod roof-mounted bike carrier, part number RKY1014. Now to begin our test fit, we'll simply place the carrier onto the vehicle's cross bars. We'll then remove the front black plastic cap at the head of the carrier to allow us to bring the rubber-coated steel straps around the underside of the front cross bar. You may need to loosen up the silver bolt to give you enough slack to bring them around to hook them into the head of the carrier. Once they're hooked into position, we can use the Allen key to tighten down the silver bolt, securing the straps to the front cross bar. We can then replace the front black plastic cap at the head of the carrier.



RockyMounts TieRod Stretch Roof Bike Rack Review - 2013 Volkswagen Passat

Today on our 2013 Volkswagen Passat, well be test fitting the RockyMounts Tie Rod Stretch Roof Mounted Bike Carrier, part number RKY1011. To begin our test fit, well simply place the carrier onto the vehicles crossbars. Well then remove the black plastic cap to allow us to bring the rubber coated steel straps around the underside of the front crossbar and hook them back into the head of the carrier. Now you may need to loosen up the silver bolt to give you enough strap to come around the front crossbar. Well then use the Allen key to tighten down the straps to secure the front of the carrier to the front crossbar. Well then replace the front black plastic cap and move to the rear of the carrier. Well loosen up the Allen bolts to bring the black bracket around the rear crossbar.



Thule Domestique Roof Bike Rack Review - 2012 Volkswagen Passat

Today on our 2012 Volkswagen Passat, well be test fitting the Thule Domestique Fork Mount Bike Carrier, part number TH513. To being our test fit, well set the carrier on top of the crossbars; well secure the front of the carrier using the backplate underneath the crossbar and tighten it down using the Allen key. Youre going to need to take out the skewer in order to access the front two Allen bolts. Once you get that tightened down you can insert the skewer and then move to the rear of the carrier where you can swing the bracket underneath the rear crossbar and then tighten it down using the Allen Key. It is important to get the bike carrier perpendicular to the crossbars, so you can get a good solid fit to the crossbars. Once we get the carrier tightened down, were ready to load our bike.



Yakima FrontLoader Roof Bike Rack Review - 2012 Volkswagen Passat

Today we're working with a 2012 Volkswagen Passat and we're going to be test fittingthe Yakima FrontLoader Roof-Mounted Bike Carrier, part number Y02103. We've already got our carrier put together and now we're ready to mount it up on ourvehicle. We'll take the carrier and lay it up on top of our crossbars. We'll fit the frontclamping head around our front crossbar and use the hand knob to tighten it down,and then we'll move to the rear and fit the rear clamp around the rear bar, using the T-bolt and wing nut to tighten it down. Now we're ready to load up a bike. We need tomake sure that the front wheel hoop is all the way up and open.



Yakima ForkLift Roof Mounted Bike Rack Review - 2012 Volkswagen Passat

Today we've got a 2012 Volkswagen Passat and we're going to be test fitting theYakima ForkLift Roof-mounted Bike Carrier, part number Y02098. We've already got our carrier put together and we're ready to mount it up on ourvehicle. We'll take it and lay it up on top of our crossbars. We'll fit the clamp at thehead of our bike rack around the front crossbar, then we'll use the T-bolt and wing nutto tighten it down. Then we can reinstall our skewer. We'll move to the back and fitthe rear clamp around the rear bar, again using a T-bolt and wing nut to tighten itdown.





Volkswagen Passat Roof Cargo Carrier Videos

Thule Roof Cargo Carrier Review - 2015 Volkswagen Passat

Today on our 2015 Volkswagen Passat, we're test fitting the Thule Canyon roof-mounted cargo basket. It's 49 inches long by 40 inches wide, and has a capacity to hold up to 150 pounds. It also has the depth of 6 inches. With the weight capacity, you want to make sure check your owner's manual before you load up your cargo basket too much. The part number for that is TH859. Now we do already have 3 of our 4 feet down and connected. We're just gonna show you this back driver's side one because it is the same way.



SportRack Roof Cargo Carrier Review - 2015 Volkswagen Passat

Today on our 2015 Volkswagen Passat, we're test-fitting the SportRack Vista roof-mounted cargo basket. Part number for that is SR9035. It's dimensions are 44 inches by 39-1/8 inches, and it has the capacity to hold up to 110 pounds. Now, you do want to check your owner's manual and make sure that your vehicle can hold that much weight on its roof. We do have three of our four feet connected and down. We're just going to show you this back driver's side one.



Inno Roof Cargo Carrier Review - 2015 Volkswagen Passat

Today on our 2015 Volkswagen Passat, we're test fitting the Inno Shadow Series Cargo Box in a gloss black finish, it has 13 cubic feet of space and it also has memory mount clamps. The part number for that is INBRA1250BK. Now, we're going to show you how we put these memory clamps on. First, we'll take a look at the clamps themselves. With this gray lever you tighten and loosen down the clamps there, and then they tighten down around your cross bars with that clamp there. They're a memory clamp so you don't have to measure out and keep screwing or unscrewing each time you put them on. We also have an anchor down spot for your straps that we have in the box.



Inno Roof Cargo Carrier Review - 2015 Volkswagen Passat

Today on my 2015 Volkswagen Passat we are test fitting the Inno Shadow Series Cargo Box with a carbon fiber finish. It's going to be 11 cubic feet of space on the inside and have memory mount clamps. The part number for that is INBRA1170CA. We do already have our front feet on so we're just going to show you the back feet. First I want to talk to you a little bit about the memory clamps. We've got some tie-down points here on each of our clamps. That's going to be great if you want to strap down any of your cargo in the top.



Thule Sonic XXL Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2014 Volkswagen Passat

Today on our 2014 Volkswagen Passat, well be test fitting the Thule Sonic XXL Roof Top Cargo Box with 22 cubic feet space in metallic silver, part number TH636S. With the Thule rapid traverse roof rack system installed on the roof of our car, well begin our test fit by placing the cargo box up onto the vehicles load bars. After positioning the clamps to fit over the bars, we can unlock the box, open the lid and expose the two closest knobs. Well then turn the knob that will tighten on the clamps around the load bars. Well then move to the other side of the vehicle and repeat the same process. Now this double-sided opening lid will also enable you to easily load and unload your cargo from either side of the car. Once everything is all tightened down and secured, that will complete todays test fit of the Thule Sonic XXL, part number TH636S, on our 2014 Volkswagen Passat.



Thule Sonic Medium Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2014 Volkswagen Passat

Today on our 2014 Volkswagen Passat, we'll be test fitting the Thule Sonic Medium Rooftop Cargo Box with 13 cubic feet of space in glossy black, part number TH634B. With a Thule Rapid Diverse roof rack system installed onto our roof, we'll begin our test fit by placing the cargo box up on to the vehicle's load bars. After positioning the clamps to fit over the bars, we can unlock the box, open the lid, and expose the 2 closest knobs. We'll then turn the knobs to tighten on the clamps around the bars. Now this box does feature the AcuTight mounting hardware, which will notify you when the clamp has been fully tightened when the knob starts to click. We'll then move to the other side of the vehicle and repeat the same process. Now, this double-sided opening lid will also enable you to easily load and unload your cargo from either side of the car.



Thule Pulse Large Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2014 Volkswagen Passat

Today on our 2014 Volkswagen Passat, we'll be test fitting the Thule Pulse Large Rooftop Cargo Box with 16 cubic feet in matte black, part number TH615. With a Thule Rapid Traverse Roof Rack System installed onto our roof, we'll begin our test fit by placing the cargo box up onto the vehicle's load bars. Now, since this box only opens from one side, you'll need to position it on the passenger's side of your roof. With the box in place, we can unlock it and open the lid, exposing the four slots in the bottom of the box. We can take the clamps, slide them down through the slots over top of each bar, and then turn the knobs to tighten down the clamps. Once everything is all tightened down and secured, that'll complete today's test fit of the Thule Pulse Large, part number TH615, on our 2014 Volkswagen Passat.







Thule Hyper XL Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2014 Volkswagen Passat

Today on our 2014 Volkswagen Passat we'll be test fitting the Thule Hyper XL Rooftop Cargo Box, with seventeen cubic feet of space, in two-toned black and silver. Part number TH612. With the Thule Rapid Traverse Roof Rack System installed onto our roof, we'll begin our test fit by placing the cargo box up onto the vehicle's load bars. After positioning the clamps to fit over the bars, we can unlock the box, open the lid, and expose the two closest knobs. We'll then turn the knobs to tighten down the clamps around the bars. Now, this box does feature the Accutite mounting hardware, which will notify us when the clamps have been fully tightened down, when the knob starts to click. We'll then move to the other side of the vehicle and repeat the same process.



Thule Force XXL Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2014 Volkswagen Passat

Today on our 2014 Volkswagen Passat we'll be test fitting the Thule Force XXL with 21 cubic feet of space and AeroSkin black, part number TH626. With a Thule Rapid Traverse roof rack system installed onto our roof we'll begin our test fit by placing the cargo box up onto to vehicle's load bars. After positioning the clamps to fit over the bars we can unlock the box, open the lid, and expose the two closest knobs. We'll then turn the knobs, which will tighten down the clamps around the bars. We'll move to the other side of the vehicle and repeat the same process. Now this double-sided opening lid allows you to easily load and unload your cargo from either side of the car. Once everything is all tightened down and secured that will complete today's test fit of the Thule Force XXL, part number TH626, on our 2014 Volkswagen Passat.





Thule Pulse Alpine Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2013 Volkswagen Passat

Today on our 2013 Volkswagen Passat, we'll be test fitting the Thule Pulse Alpine rooftop cargo box with 11 cubic feet of space, matte black in color, part number TH613. Now with the roof rack system already assembled and onto our vehicle, we'll begin our test fit by placing the cargo box onto the vehicle's cross bars. We'll position the clamps over the cross bars, and turn the key to open the lid of the cargo box. Now that the four knobs are exposed, we can tighten them down, which will grip the cross bars, securing the Thule Pulse Alpine to the vehicle. Now this cargo box does open from one side, so we will be positioning the cargo box on the passenger side of the vehicle. This will allow us to easily load and unload our cargo.



Thule Pulse Medium Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2013 Volkswagen Passat

Today on our 2013 Volkswagen Passat, well be test fitting the Thule Pulse Medium Rooftop Cargo Box 14 Cubic Feet of Space Matte Black in Color, part number TH614. Now with the roof rack system already assembled onto our vehicle, well start off our test fit by placing the cargo box onto the vehicles crossbars. Now this rooftop cargo box does open from only one side, so well position the box favoring the passenger side of the vehicle. Well then turn the key to open up the lid of the cargo box to expose the four knobs, which control the clamps of the cargo box. Well position the clamps over the crossbars and tighten them down. Once theyre all tightened down the cargo box has been secured to the vehicles crossbars.



Thule MOAB Roof Top Cargo Basket Review - 2013 Volkswagen Passat

Today on our 2013 Volkswagen Passat, we'll be test fitting the Thule Moab, also known as the "Mother of all Baskets," part number TH690XT. Now with the roof rack system already assembled onto our vehicle, we'll begin our test fit by placing the cargo basket onto the vehicle's cross bars. For today's demonstration, we'll make sure the basket is centered onto the vehicle's cross bars. Note, this basket does not have to be centered, as you can carry other roof rack accessories as well as the basket at the same time. One our cargo basket is centered onto the vehicle, we can loosen up the brackets to bring the black bracket on the underside of the vehicle's cross bars. We'll then thread the bolt through the brackets and use the gray wing nuts to tighten it down to secure the cargo basket to the vehicle.



Yakima LoadWarrior Roof Cargo Basket Review - 2013 Volkswagen Passat

Today on our 2013 Volkswagen Passat well be test fitting the Yakima Loadwarrior roof rack cargo basket, part number Y07070. To begin our test fit you may need to adjust the underside of the brackets to make sure that they fit the crossbar spread of the roof rack system. This is important to ensure a good solid fit to the crossbars. Well go ahead and hoist the basket on top of the crossbars, again to make sure and check that the brackets line up for the crossbar spread. Well swing the brackets around the underside of the crossbar and use the bolt and wing nut to tighten and bound and secure it in place. It is important to get the basket centered onto the vehicle to prevent excess wind noise and to get a secure fit onto the crossbars.



Thule MOAB Roof Top Cargo Basket Review - 2012 Volkswagen Passat

Today on our 2012 Volkswagen Passat, well be test fitting the Thule Mother of All Baskets Rooftop Cargo Carrier, part number TH690. To begin our test fit, well set the carrier on top of the crossbars and place it evenly on the crossbars. Well then swing the brackets on the bottom side of the crossbar and tighten them down with the wingnuts. Once we have all four of the brackets were ready to load up our basket. That completes todays test fit of the Thule Mother of All Baskets Rooftop Cargo Carrier, part number TH690 on our 2012 Volkswagen Passat. .



Yakima RocketBox Pro 14 Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2012 Volkswagen Passat

Today, we're working with the 2012 volkswagen Passat, and we'll be test fitting the Yakima Rocketbox Pro 14, part number y07192.We'll take our boxes, set it up ontop of the crossbars. We'll open the box from one side and then we'll make sure we fit the clamps below around our crossbars.Once we have the clamps fitted around our crossbar in the boxed position where we want it, we'll use the knobs inside to tighten it down. We can move over to the other side of the box as both sides will open to tighten down the clamps on the other side.With all four attachment points secured, our box is set up on our roof rack and ready to load up.That's it for our test fit of the Yakima Rocketbox Pro 14 roof top cargo box, part number y07192, on our 2012 Volkswagen Passat.





Volkswagen Passat Ski and Snowboard Racks Videos

Yakima Ski and Snowboard Racks Review - 2014 Volkswagen Passat

Speaker 1: Today on our 2014 Volkswagen Passat, we're going to be doing a test fit on a Yakima FreshTrack Ski and Snowboard Carrier. That part number is Y03093. This is a retro-style carrier that mounts to the roof rack of your vehicle and allows you to transport up to four boards or three sets of skis to and from the slopes. It has a nice big gray button that we push down to access where we would store our equipment. It has a spring-loaded system to where it'll stay open so you can load and unload your gear. When we shut it, it's going to lock into place just like that.





Volkswagen Passat Watersport Carriers Videos

Thule Watersport Carriers Review - 2015 Volkswagen Passat

Today on our 2015 Volkswagen Passat, we are test fitting the Thule Hull-A-Port Kayak Carrier. It's a J-style .J-hook style kayak carrier and the tie downs are included with that. The part number for that is TH834. Now we do already have our kayak connected to our J-hooks. We're going to go ahead and remove the kayak. Then we're going to show you how we connect the J-hooks to our crossbars.



Swagman Watersport Carriers Review - 2015 Volkswagen Passat

Today on our 2015 Volkswagen Passat, we are test fitting the Swagman contour J style kayak carrier, part number S65148. Now as you can see, we do already have our kayak strapped down. We're going to take the straps off and show you the best way that we strap down the kayak and also how we connect the carrier to our crossbars here. So the first thing we'll do is take off our straps on the body of the kayak. We'll just press down on the silver lever here and release that strap. Now we have the kayak connected down under the crossbar, up over the back part of the kayak through the hook of this crossbar here, and then up back over the kayak. We have it the same way on this side as well. Now we also have our bow and stern straps.



Rhino Rack Watersport Carriers Review - 2015 Volkswagen Passat

Today on our 2015 Volkswagen Passat, we're test fitting the Rhino Rack J-style Kayak Carrier. This is a universal mounted kayak carrier, and part number for that is S510. We're also using the Rhino Rack Anchor Straps for the front and the back. They come in a 1 per package, and the part number for that is RRBAS. The first thing we're going to do is unhook our kayak, and take that off, and we'll show you how we put our J-hooks onto our crossbars. We'll go ahead and undo our strap keeper here, and release that, and then we'll push down on the black lever and pull out our strap. Now, how we have the straps connected, they're looped under the cross bar, and through the J-hook here, around the back through the J-hook in the back, and then over the front side of the kayak.



SportRack Watersport Carriers Review - 2015 Volkswagen Passat

Today on our 2015 Volkswagen Passat, we're test fitting the SportRack kayak carrier, your J style kayak carrier that come with your straps here. The part number for that is SR5511. The first thing we're going to do is unstrap our kayak and take that off. We'll come up here to our body straps here. We're just going to do the excess that we have strapped in and we'll go ahead and release that. Now, if we take a look at how the kayak is strapped down, we've got the strap underneath this crossbar here, over the kayak, around the back and it's under the J-hook in the back and then back over the top of the kayak.



Thule SUP Taxi Stand-Up Paddleboard Carrier Review - 2013 Volkswagen Passat

today on our 2013 Volkswagen Passat, we'll be test fitting the Thule SUP Taxi stand-up paddle board carrier, with a two-board capacity, part number TH810. Now with the roof rack system already installed on our vehicle, we'll begin our test fit by placing the front part of the carrier onto the front cross bar. We'll loosen up the gray knobs to allow the strap to go around the underside of the cross bar, and will then hook it back into the head of the top bracket. We'll then tighten down the gray knob to tighten down the strap to secure the carrier to the cross bar. We will repeat these steps for both brackets on the front part of the carrier. We'll now place the rear part of the carrier onto the vehicle's rear cross bar, and again loosen up the gray knobs to allow us to bring the rubber-coated stainless steel straps around the underside of the cross bar, and will then hook them back into the head of the top bracket.



Thule SUP Taxi Stand-Up Paddleboard Carrier Review - 2012 Volkswagen Passat

Today on our 2012 Volkswagen Passat, well be test fitting the Thule Taxi Stand-Up Paddleboard Carrier, part number TH810. To begin our test fit, well set the carrier on top of the crossbar and bring the rubber coated steel strap around the underside of the bar and tighten it down with the grey knob. Well then repeat these steps for the rear crossbar. Once you get the carriers tightened down, were ready to load our cargo. Well undo the silver latch located at the front face of the carrier to allow us to bring the black rope out. You will then be able to put your cargo onto the carrier and then tighten it down and secure it with the grey latch again.





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