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Rapid Traverse Feet for Thule Crossbars - Naked Roof - Qty 4

Rapid Traverse Feet for Thule Crossbars - Naked Roof - Qty 4

Item # TH480R
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These Rapid Traverse feet let you install Thule crossbars on your vehicle with a naked roof. Feet fit securely on vehicles without existing roof rack attachment points. Great Prices for the best roof rack from Thule. Rapid Traverse Feet for Thule Crossbars - Naked Roof - Qty 4 part number TH480R can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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Thule Roof Rack - TH480R

  • Feet
  • 4 Pack
  • Thule

These Rapid Traverse feet let you install Thule crossbars on your vehicle with a naked roof. Feet fit securely on vehicles without existing roof rack attachment points.


  • 4 Heavy-duty feet let you mount 2 Thule crossbars to your vehicle's naked roof
    • Combine with 2 Thule crossbars with channels on the bottom (sold separately) to create a complete roof rack
    • Works with Thule AeroBlade, WingBar Evo, SquareBar Evo, and ProBar load bars
  • Integrated AcuTight tensioning tool indicates when the rack is safely and properly attached to the vehicle
  • One-Key System lock cylinders (sold separately) let you secure legs to your roof
  • Durable, galvanized stamped steel construction
  • Corrosion-resistant black powder coat finish
  • Limited lifetime warranty


  • Maximum tower load capacity: 165 lbs
    • Always observe your vehicle's maximum roof load capacity
  • Minimum crossbar spread: 24"
  • Limited lifetime warranty

480400 Thule Rapid Traverse Roof Rack Foot Pack - Qty 4

Replaces 480R

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Rapid Traverse Feet for Thule Crossbars - Naked Roof - Qty 4 - TH480R

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (159 Customer Reviews)

These Rapid Traverse feet let you install Thule crossbars on your vehicle with a naked roof. Feet fit securely on vehicles without existing roof rack attachment points.


The whole experience was freakin awesome.
Ordered on-line, delivered when promised, all packages were in excellent condition, and all parts were accounted for - no shortages, THANK YOU!
* The Thule roof rack design, quality of materials, comprehensive instructions were really impressive. Everything went together without a hitch and really looks good installed.
* We plan on carrying our 12 1/2' SUP's on the roof rack when we head out to the lakes.
* It saves us time as our SUP's are inflatable, however it takes a bit of time to pump them up once we get there. Now it's just loosen them up and we're ready to go.

Great job etrailer, I would definitely buy more products from your organization!!



Fantastic, even though we have a full size truck with a cap on it, the ability to carry large, odd shaped things is awesome, roof rack is sturdy, has never come loose, and is relatively quiet at all driving speeds. Received many compliments as well from other truck owners who seem interested in installing a roof rack. Thanks again for an awesome product


Etrailer helped me out of a jam as I could not find the Thule parts I needed. They not only had the parts but got them to me in a few days! Made my trip to Lake Placid possible! Fantastic communication and customer service.

Wes N.


All good, used it many times with no issues. Great product


Thule is an excellent product and the fit on my 2017 Chevrolet Colorado is perfect. The good people at etrailer were super helpful in getting the correct fit parts to me as quickly as possible, especially during a tough year for all. I’ve found my Thule racks to be the perfect tool to take our kayaks on our adventures!


The transverse foot is the most complicated, and most important, part of the rack system, but was simple to assemble and install. I spent about an hour with assembly and installation of the complete system, and I wasn't in any hurry. The feet provide a solid interface between my car and the rack, and the rubber pads protect the car finish. The AccuTight tool is especially helpful because it provides a torque indicator to ensure proper tightening of the foot bracket. The tool remains inserted in the foot after installation, with a tool for each side of the vehicle. The feet contribute to the overall beauty of the rack system by their smooth contour.


Thule aeroblade w/ Curt rack. Used this Christmas for a family trip to Gatlinburg, TN and through the Smokey Mountains. It worked great to get all our gear there and back! Thanks for getting it to us on time.


I installed the Thule TH480R for my roof rack on a 2003 Toyota Tacoma Doublecab Prerunner. Fitment was perfect and the installation instructions were good. I use it to secure a kayak on the roof.


I got a complete Aerobar kit for my 2009 F150 SuperCrew and really appreciated that eTrailer packaged the bars, feet and fit kit all in one deal so that there was no chance of getting the wrong items. Service was quick and the system went together well and works great on my truck. I couldn’t be happier!


The whole process of ordering a roof rack for my new car was simple. Just needed to decide which bars I wanted to buy, all the fitting and sizing was taken care of by the website. The package arrived on time. I spent maybe 2 hours puzzling through the directions, assembling the roof rack and attaching it to my car. By going slowly and rereading the directions numerous times, I think it got it right the first time. It was used to carry a canoe yesterday and did everything it was supposed to do. Completely adequate!

Martha M.


The rack has been on my car almost continuously for a year now. It has carried dozens of boats tofrom put-ins and take-outs. It is a hassle to remove it to wash the roof of my car so Ive taken to just leaving it on all the time. THe rubber wear strips are pretty torn up now but that isnt an issue for me. It holds boats securely on my car.


Used this rack to install a rooftop tent. I have spent 45 nights in it and traveled thousands of miles since the install with no issues. Solid product, easy install, and well worth the price...


Fast shipping and Installation was easy to do with the instructions provided. Am happy with my bike roof rack. 5 stars


The roof rack fits well on my Honda Pilot. The customer service was exceptional. They were friendly and also professional. The items were packaged very well and arrived on time.


Looks great, fits great. Only complaint is Thule's instructions. Took some time to figure it out, but once you figure it out it starts to make sense. Also watching a YouTube video of the product helped tremendously.


Worked great on my 2015 Dodge Grand Caravan's naked roof. Carried fully loaded car topper over 8,000 miles without needing any adjustments. Easy to install. I deducted one star for the fact that the flip-down cover pops open and flaps around on two of the feet. Doesnt affect functionality, but it's annoying and caused me to tape it down which then doesnt look great. Despite that I'd still order these again.


I am not much of a do it yourself-er when it comes to things such as this. However, the product installed very quickly and without an issue. The instructions were better than most. I look forward to using the racks to get more involved with family outings and adventures.


First of all, awesome customer service by etrailer! My THULE roof rack is definitely a welcome addition to my 2015 F55 MCS. Next item of purchase, cargo roof box, THULE Wind Fairing and a Bike rack ...


I did receive the racks last night and installed them this morning. They're great, can't hear them while on the highway. Thanks for sending all the right parts and quickly!


They work great! I just missed the fact that I needed to order the foot pad kit for my car as well.


This is a great rack, sturdy, not loud in the wind and installation was simple!


Easy to install, fits perfectly, feels very secure on the roof, and world-class customer service!!



Still enjoying the roof rack - weve been on multiple road trips and even used it to move houses. Very good product.


We ordered the entire Thule AeroBlade system a year ago for our 2014 Volvo S60. We ordered the system to use with the Yakima FrontLoader Upright Bike Mount, knowing we wanted a rack that didn't require removing a wheel every time we used it. At the time of ordering, Yakima didn't offer an adequate bar system for our vehicle, so we went with the Thule AeroBlades after doing some research on compatibility.

After a year, we are very happy with our Thule system. Set-up was fairly easy for two people (I wouldn't recommend doing it alone) and all directions were clear. We chose the AeroBlades over cheaper systems because of the potential for noise reduction, as well as durability. We're very happy with our purchase and have had no issues so far. It has remained securely fastened to the Yakima rack. Two negatives, which others may have mentioned: the rack interferes with our satellite radio system at times and the rack does create some wind noise when we open our sun roof. Otherwise, the noise is not an issue when it is closed. Overall, we would completely purchase it again, particularly for use with the Yakima FrontLoader.


Great product,our roof racks holds up second second season now, without taking it down for storms or New England snow. Outstanding customer service - we had some hand me down parts, etrialer helped us to figure out what we need to buy and how put the entire set together and insatall. This was done over the phone, with US based customer service.



Still working great, no issues!


The instructions are terrible and I ended up with leftover parts that aren't listed anywhere in the documentation. Once you get the feet attached correctly and if you can do it without breaking your car or the foot they are great.

Matt C.


Thank you for purchasing this Thule product. The extra parts you received are probably the end caps for our older Rapid Aero load bars. We always packaged the end caps with the foot packs until we introduced the AeroBlade load bars. The AeroBlades have the end caps included. During the transition time between the discontinuation of the Rapid Aero bar and AeroBlade bar we decided to leave the old end caps in the box, just to make sure we didnt short change any of our Rapid Aero customers. If you have no use for those end caps you can discard them as you choose. Thanks!


Thule is the best! Top quality and built to last. The people at did a great job of getting me set up with all the right components. They are friendly, provide expert advice, and care about their customers.

Mark C.


Thanks for checking. We are still very happy with the roof racks and basket


I ordered a Thule roof rack fit kit, Aeroblade along w/ a Curt roof rack for my 2005 Ford Focus. We were a family of 5; and now we are 4, we had always traveled in our larger Toyota 4-Runner, which had enough room for everyone and their luggage. Now that we sold the 4-Runner and have only the smaller gas saver, it presented a problem for travel. I ordered the roof rack for our trip to Gatlinburg, TN. It worked fantastic. The shipping was fast and made it to us in time for us to install it. We were able to install it in about 20 minutes after watching the installation videos on It was able to accommodate all 4 of our large suitcases and freed up leg room to provide a more comfortable trip. The Aeroblades were very quite. We are very pleased with our purchase and would recommend this to anyone who asks.


The installation directions & online video by etrailer were invaluable, both clear and concise. Along with the Thule fit kit designed specifically for my 2017 Prius & the Thule crossbars, these "feet" more than securely attached the rack to the roof of my vehicle. Plus they are very easy to remove. Very ingenious system (and an improvement over my old 20-year-old Thule roof rack, which although aging, still works great on our other vehicle). I do recommend purchasing locks (sold separately). Also, I did need to contact etrailer customer service on a matter unrelated to this particular part, and they replied promptly, very courteous & helpful.

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