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Replacement EasySnap Mounting Hardware for Thule Time Travel ES Series Cargo Boxes

Replacement EasySnap Mounting Hardware for Thule Time Travel ES Series Cargo Boxes

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If your Thule Time Travel Series cargo box needs a tune-up, pick up a new master parts bag. Kit includes 4 EasySnap housings, 4 rubber gaskets, 4 U-bolts and 1 sheet of vinyl hole covers for complete box mounting. 1-800-940-8924 to order Thule accessories and parts part number 05704 or order online at Free expert support on all Thule products. Great prices and Fastest Shipping for Replacement EasySnap Mounting Hardware for Thule Time Travel ES Series Cargo Boxes. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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Thule Accessories and Parts - 05704

  • Roof Box
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If your Thule Time Travel Series cargo box needs a tune-up, pick up a new master parts bag. Kit includes 4 EasySnap housings, 4 rubber gaskets, 4 U-bolts and 1 sheet of vinyl hole covers for complete box mounting.


  • Replaces lost or damaged mounting hardware for Thule Excursion ES, Frontier ES or Mountaineer ES roof-rack cargo box
  • Includes complete set of mounting hardware for 1 cargo box
    • 4 Easy Snap housings
    • 4 Rubber gaskets
    • 4 U-bolts
    • 2 Tie-down straps
    • 1 Sheet of 15 vinyl hole covers


  • Application: Thule Excursion ES (TH667ES), Frontier ES (TH668ES) or Mountaineer ES (TH669ES) roof-mounted cargo box
    • Direct replacement for Thule Cascade and Evolution cargo boxes originally equipped with Quick Snap hardware
  • Dimensions of U-bolt: 3-1/4" wide x 3" long x 1/4" diameter

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Video Transcript for Review of Thule Replacement EasySnap Cargo Box Mounting Hardware - 05704

Hi there, I'm Michael with Today, we're gonna take a quick look at this Thule Replacement EasySnap Mounting Hardware for the Thule Time Travel ES series cargo boxes. This kit is going to replace lost or damaged mounting hardware for your Thule Excursion ES, Frontier ES, or Mountaineer ES roof rack cargo box. This can also work as a direct replacement for your Thule Cascade and Evolution cargo boxes that are originally equipped with Quick Snap hardware. So these are going to be an exact replacement from Thule. So it is gonna be very simple to get your cargo box put in place.

You've got your U-bolts here and will just slide into those EasySnap housings and then you'll get it tightened down to where you want it very easily. Turn that, rotate that and it will lock in place and you can push down that red tab to ensure that it won't lift up and rotate for you. So this kit is going to include four of these EasySnap housings, four of the 3-1/4 inch wide by 3 inch long by 1/4 inch diameter U-bolts, four of these rubber gaskets on the U-bolts, two tie down straps, and one sheet of 15 vinyl hole covers. So if you are needing to replace even just one of these components, this kit is gonna do a great job for you. And then you'll have some extras on hand as well.

So that completes our look for today. Again, I'm Michael with Thanks for watching.

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Replacement EasySnap Mounting Hardware for Thule Time Travel ES Series Cargo Boxes - 05704

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (64 Customer Reviews)

If your Thule Time Travel Series cargo box needs a tune-up, pick up a new master parts bag. Kit includes 4 EasySnap housings, 4 rubber gaskets, 4 U-bolts and 1 sheet of vinyl hole covers for complete box mounting.


Thule doesn't make an Easy Snap System for the older Excursion Cargo Box anymore. I contacted Hally C. at etrailer and she made her "best guess" as to which Thule Easy Snap (TH05704) would come close to fitting the Excursion. Received it on time. It didn't quite fit. Drilled one hole in each of the 4 bolt down locations for the U-bolts and the Easy Snap fit perfectly. Thank you Hally and etrailer, you were great, I couldn't have done it without you!


I was able to quickly retro fit my Thule Classic cargo carrier with the Easy Snap system. I love these ! No more twisting screws to attach to the roof racks. I only had to drill 4 holes and I was done. Took me longer to take the old mounting hardware.


I have the Thule Evolution 1600 from Sears. The mounting system that was supplied with it was simple and straight forward, but way too much trouble and aggravating to use. Item 05704, the EasySnap Mounting Hardware required the drilling of one hole for each of the four units. Also, the existing hole that is used had to be enlarged at each mounting site. The pre-drilled holes were not the correct spacing for the EasySnap. I knew that the hole spacing on the Thule was not the same as the specs given for the EasySnap before I ordered. It's not rocket science. If you're tired of stretching yourself to screw eight knobs while holding everything in place, then just go ahead and get this setup. The EasySnap was not supposed to work with the Thule Evolution 1600, but it does - if you're willing and able to drill a hole. And will get your order to you quick, as usual.

Gene P.


No problems! Easy to use. Very pleased.


Direct fit replacement and came with everything. Great purchase to keep my Thule going another 10 years!


Works as advertised after some modifications. Hole modifications to the box were required and U-bolts needed to be shortened.


Great replacement u bolt system that works on many different thules


This was recommended as replacement parts for my Thule Frontier. It works, but be forewarned that it does need some modification. You may need to drill a larger or new hole in your cargo box. Also, I had to cut down the screws with a hacksaw, as they were too long for the EasySnap clasp to close properly (my OEM Toyota bars are thinner than standard Thule rectangular cross bars). That being said, once all this was completed, it works great. I wish there was a more straightforward method, but all in all it works well.


I purchased this knowing that I may have to retro fit my 1st generation thule 673 excursion box. When it arrived I realized the holes were approx. a 1/2" closer than the original which meant I'd have to drill additional holes. I used a 7/16" drill and bored the original mounting holes larger at the 2nd hole position in on both ends of each mounting section and added one additional hole on either end to account for the possibility of different rack locations on several vehicles. I'm using it on this trip with thule load bars and it is now much easier and faster to mount than with my old quick mount hardware with thumb screws. Overall it took less than an hour to adapt it for the easy mount hardware and I can easily convert back to the old style hardware if something were to break.


I ordered the replacement mounting hardware to improve the experience with our Cargo box. Unfortunately, we didn't have the EasySnap to begin with, so I need to drill new holes. I drilled a small pilot hole and then used a 5/16 bit and was sure to have a sturdy scrap of wood beneath the target location. The EasySnap hardware works exactly as I had hoped and has made using the cargo box less of a hassle and more of a benefit. Thank you to etrailer for going above and beyond with answering my questions and getting me in touch with Thule directly for additional clarification.



Thank you! Our summer trip was soooooo much better without the struggle that came with the gear we replaced. The EZ brackets are amazing!


Excellent service! I'll be back!


Prompt delivery and great follow up.


About two years ago, I managed to loose one of the U bolts holding my Thule Evolution ski box... not sure what happened... it was just gone one day after a trip. This year I felt it was time to replace it. To my horror, finding 'just a ubolt' from Thule's website was impossible and I ended up on Ended up reading a lot of reviews and found that the best thing to do was to get the complete replacement kit #05704 which would give me new EasySnap locks + ubolts. On more than one review it was stated that the EasySnap locks should fit the Evolution box.

I received the kit in just a few days, with emails on the same day as my submitted order that the product was shipped and also email when it was delivered. Not bad not bad.

I got the ski box down from under the garage, opened it up and started replacing the original Quick locks (not sure on the name to be honest - gray lever with red plastic lock). Found it a little difficult to know what to do, how to get them off to be honest. Took a break to search for some steps on how to do it, but found none - surprising.

Started looking closely at the new EasySnap hardware, and found a little indentation on the 'legs' that go through the ski box itself on the sliding guide of my evolution box. Looked at the original hardware, and found the same bumb. Could it be that all I had to do is to pry it off with force? Tried the first one - and sure enough. Just a little elbow grease and off they all came. Where is the easy button?

Putting the new EasySnap mounting hardware back on the ski box was a little harder. Pushing too hard moved the plastic guides in the Evolution box out of the way instead of forcing the EasySnap legs into the plastic guide holes. A little 'lets do one leg at a time with a little twisting back and forth' was the trick. When the first leg was in, getting the second one in seemed not to be a problem at all.

So there you have it... hopefully this review will help somebody in the future.



Did not fit up well with my old Thule cargo box (15+ years old, do not have the make and model to provide, since I bought the Thule cargo box used a few years ago). This is not's fault but mine. The problem had to do with the gutters inside my old Thule box, not having enough clearance to turn the EasySnap to lock and unlock. So if you are looking to buy this make sure you have enough clearance inside your cargo box to lock and unlock the EasySnap. In my case there was only thin side gutters on each side of my old Thule cargo box, and if I put new holes in my old Thule cargo box to fit in the EasySnap it still would not have worked because outside (in the inside of the cargo box) of the side gutters is a raise area of the Thule cargo box you cannot use to mount hardware, so the only way that it would have worked is if my side gutters to mount this hardware was wider. Good product not enough clearance in my old Thule cargo box to make it work.


The Thule windscreen was EZ to install and made a significant difference in wind noise from my Thule square bar rack system. The windscreen fit perfectly between the factory rails on my '17 Toyota 4Runner. I went from putting the rack on when I needed it to leaving it on all the time. Now I use it more often because its less hassle and without the windnoise!


I ordered replacement parts for my Thule Excursion roof carrier. I haven't installed them yet but everything looks good. Product delivered in a timely manner.



I have been using these parts for about a year now and they work perfectly.


I was surprised that the parts fit my Evolution Thule without any modifications. The physical size difference between the new style and the old style was in the thickness of the holding bracket I am very satisfied.

Jim A.


Still use the bracket kit and it works great. I loan the Thule out forother scout functions and no one has any problem attaching it to theirvehicles.


Bought these for an older Thule Cascade cargo box. They worked perfect and are easy to use!



The parts are still great. Have held up and are easy to use. I have recommended your site to others, hopefully some have become customers.


I purchased this kit to upgrade and replace the mounting hardware for my Thule Cascade cargo box. The kit was easy to use and makes mounting the box on my car easier then the old hardware. Because the holes in the plastic sliders are further spaced then the new U-bolts I had to drill a 7/16" new hole at each location.


I retro fitted my older version of the Thule Frontier with the manual thumb screw style attachments. I had to open up some factory holes and create 4 new ones with a drill to get the new devices to drop in from the top. Works great though and nothing felt rigged with the new holes. Clean modification. The new clamps are far easier then the previous style. Takes about 1/3 of the time to secure my Thule to my Sienna Van now. Removal is about 10x faster. Since I could only fit the slim style Thule frontier in my garage I didn't want to pay a premium for a newer Thule box. This old box works great and these have brought new life into it. I actually just used my Thule again for Labor Day camping. High speed 80mph I90 driving with no issue with clamp strength. Never loosens and is secure. Great website with tons of information.


They work. I forgot I had them on when I took my thule box out this year and it made installation faster. I worry that they won't hold since they are not screwing on like an old fashioned wing nut, but as I said, they work.

The only down side is that you need to push the u-bolts in from below while simultaneously tightening the clamps from above, and I have a very tall vehicle. but I was able to do it without too much fuss.

So yes, they work.


These work great and it's nice to be able to tie items down IN the carrier. I will say though that I had to drill news holes because the brackets did not fit. Might have been my error but drilling holes in plastic was not hard. I would recommend these and I'd buy them again!


I retrofitted this to an older Frontier box. The old mounting hardware which is ironically called "quick mount" is a nightmare to use, especially in the cold and or snow/rain. I used a 1/2" bit (I read 7/16" is perfect but didn't have one) and drilled one new hole behind the existing holes. After that the Frontier now attaches in a just a minute or two. This product is going to save me a lot of time, and my kids will learn fewer new words. The U bolts are a little long, so you have to be careful to not scratch the roof. I'm not sure how well it will fit my wife's Volvo XC60 since the bars are pretty close to the roof. Overall I love this product thus far.


I bought this product to replace a different style (perhaps older?) Thule EasySnap hardware that came with my Volvo cargo box (manufactured by Thule.) The newer product works as intended, but I do like the original style EasySnap hardware that originally came with the cargo box better, but I've been unable to find those.


So happy to be able to keep my old cargo box and upgrade it with new parts. Thanks!!


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