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Thule Tram Ski and Snowboard Carrier Adapter for Hitch Bike Racks - 6 Pairs of Skis or 4 Boards
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Thule Tram Ski and Snowboard Carrier Adapter for Hitch Bike Racks - 6 Pairs of Skis or 4 Boards

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Transport skis and snowboards safely and securely on your hitch-mounted bike carrier with this adapter. The Tram secures to your bike rack's existing cradles and straps. And the cushioned, hinged arms of the adapter include One-Key locks. Lowest Prices for the best ski and snowboard racks from Thule. Thule Tram Ski and Snowboard Carrier Adapter for Hitch Bike Racks - 6 Pairs of Skis or 4 Boards part number TH9033 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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Thule Ski and Snowboard Racks - TH9033

  • Hitch Rack
  • 6 Pairs of Skis
  • 4 Snowboards
  • Thule
  • Bike Rack Adapter
  • Board/Ski Lock

Transport skis and snowboards safely and securely on your hitch-mounted bike carrier with this adapter. The Tram secures to your bike rack's existing cradles and straps. And the cushioned, hinged arms of the adapter include One-Key locks.


Features:

  • Adapter lets you carry skis and snowboards on your Thule dual-arm, hitch-mounted bike rack
    • Maximizes your carrying capacity by transporting skis and snowboards upright
  • Ultra-soft rubber pads on arms protect your skis and snowboards from scratches
  • Hinged arms with large push buttons let you easily load skis and snowboards onto the carrier
    • Arms can be adjusted to accommodate thicker ski and snowboard bindings
  • Easy installation - mounts to your bike rack using the existing cradles and straps
    • Secures to the mast of the bike rack with included U-bolt and hand knobs
  • 2 One-Key locks keep your skis and boards secure on the rack
    • Cable lock (TH538XT - sold separately) can be used to lock Tram to bike rack
  • Sturdy steel frame construction ensures durability


Specs:

  • Application:
    • Thule hitch-mounted bike racks: TH912XTR, TH934XTR, TH956, TH957, TH958, TH9024XT, TH9025, TH9026, TH9027, TH9028, TH9028XT, TH9029, TH9029XT, TH9030, TH9030XT, TH9031, and TH9031XT, TH9056, TH9057, TH9058
    • Thule spare tire bike racks: TH963PRO and TH963XTR
  • Carrying capacity for 2" hitches: 6 pairs of skis or 4 snowboards
  • Carrying capacity for 1-1/4" hitches (Class I and Class II): 4 pairs of skis or 2 snowboards
  • Maximum usable space: 15-5/8"
  • Weight capacity: 165 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty


Don't strain yourself lifting skis and snowboards onto the roof of your vehicle - just add the Thule Tram to your existing dual-arm, hitch-mounted bike rack. This adapter lets you carry up to 6 pairs of skis or 4 snowboards upright on your bike rack, maximizing your carrying capacity.


Thule Tram installed with rubber cradle straps

This adapter installs easily on your bike rack using the existing cradles and rubber straps. The upper arms of the Tram rest in the bike cradles and are held in place with the rubber straps.


Thule Tram mounting bracket from view

The Tram is also anchored to the upright mast of the bike rack with the included U-bolt, bracket, and hand knobs. If you are mounting the Tram to the Thule Spare Me spare-tire-mounted rack, use the included socket head cap screws to anchor the Tram frame to the bike carrier.


Thule Tram padded arms

The Tram has ultra-soft rubber pads on the hinged arms. These pads help to hold your skis and snowboards in place and protect your gear from scratches and abrasions during transport.


Thule Tram easy-to-open arms

The hinged arms of the carrier open easily with large push buttons. These buttons make the arms easy to operate even when you're wearing gloves. The arms can also be adjusted to carry skis and snowboards with larger bindings. Simply slide the back clip of the hinged arm to the outside setting.


Thule Tram lock cores

The Tram includes a Thule One-Key lock core on each hinged arm. These locks ensure the security of your skis and snowboards, and they can be swapped out to make all your Thule products keyed alike. You can also use a Thule cable lock (TH538XT- sold separately) to secure the Tram to your hitch-mounted bike rack if your bike rack doesn's have a cable lock built in.



9033 Thule Tram Ski and Snowboard Carrier Adapter for Hitch-Mounted Bike Racks

Installation Details TH9033 Installation instructions




Customer Reviews

Thule Tram Ski and Snowboard Carrier Adapter for Hitch Bike Racks - 6 Pairs of Skis or 4 Boards - TH9033

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (24 Customer Reviews)

Transport skis and snowboards safely and securely on your hitch-mounted bike carrier with this adapter. The Tram secures to your bike rack's existing cradles and straps. And the cushioned, hinged arms of the adapter include One-Key locks.

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Happy to find it in stock. It took a couple of hours to assemble both the rack and the tram. Looking forward to many years of use!


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Still working well!
Francis - 07/26/2021

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This rack works well.
I did however
need to manufacture a rubber wedge to go between the lower cross bar (TH9033) and the bike rack so the attach point would lay flat against the bike rack.

Many thanks to Cathy at etrailer.com for the excellent customer service she provided.


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I sold this product. It was very unstable when the wind would catch the skis and snowboard.
Wade J - 01/13/2016


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I use this to transport four snowboards (two on each side sandwiched bottom-to-bottom) a pair of skis and a pair of ski poles. It is reasonably easy to attach to my bike rack and it holds the gear very securely. I love that I can still access the rear hatch of my SUV and it is a LOT easier to load my gear on this hitch mounted rack than it was on my old roof rack. The one thing that drives me nuts though is that if it was just a couple inches wider you would be able to fit two snowboards side-by-side and double its snowboard capacity.



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One of the holes didn’t quite line up so it took some strength and manipulation to get the bolt through, but works as it should. Only real option for hauling skis on a Jeep Wrangler soft top.



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Not a snatch to assemble, but once in place, appears to work well. Capacity less than advertised, especially if full-size skis and platform mounted bindings: these will only fit single not paired (too thick). Stable at highway speeds. Weakest link appears to be the hinge/swivel ... will see how long that lasts with open/closing over skis. All-in-all, a good way to "dual use" the Thule bike during the winter!



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We recently purchased the Thule Tram Ski and Snowboard Carrier Adapter from etailer.com, and they made this such a delightful experience. We received personalized and real time emails from their Customer Service and Operations departments, and they really cared about us having an enjoyable experience.

As for the product itself, we recently got back from our first ski trip with the carrier, and it worked perfectly. We could easily put 3 sets of skis and poles on the carrier (with space for more), and the rack was very stable, even after a 4 hour interstate drive.

If you decide to install/build this carrier yourself, I would recommend finding a youtube video for your specific setup as we found the Thule instructions to be inadequate and challenging (at best) to follow.

Great product though, really really happy we purchased it, and purchased it from etrailer.com



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We ordered product 6 days before our MLK weekend ski trip. etrailer.com expedited the order (without my prompting) which was a nice touch. The product arrived in time and it took about 1 hour to put together (probably will be quicker for the more technically gifted ...). We fit 5 skis on the rack with no problems. It takes a bit of time to get used to putting the skis on the rack because they fit upright (gravity ...) however that shouldn't be an impediment to buying this product. The only potential downside is that the bottom of your skis will pick up a some road dust/dirt so you should wipe down the skis at the end of your journey. Again, you should also do this with skis fitted to conventional roof racks.



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Great product-although it comes with some assembly required! I have a Yakima 2 bike rack, and Yakima only makes a ski rack for their 4 bike models. Have not transported with skis yet, but it is well made, and feels sturdy. Skis do project a bit above the roof line (Jeep Grand Cherokee), something to be aware of. As always, great experience with etrailer!



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Super fast shipping. One rip in the box but does not appear to have damaged the product.



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It has gone through two boarding seasons without any issues. It is fairly easy to use and has the added benefit that you can store the board holder and use it as a bike rack.



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After a year of use I still enjoy the functionality of this bike/ski rack. The swing arm allows for getting into the rear of vehicle (to biking shoes or ski boots) while the rack is attached! Very easy to use.



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Shipment arrived quickly and I received several emails confirming each step of the process from purchase to shipment to delivery. Excellent experience overall.



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Packaging arrived damaged, but the rack was perfectly fine. Great customer service and delivery was fast! Our family can’t wait to hit the slopes this winter in Lake Tahoe!



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It’s a great addition to the bike rack! I used it and it makes things easy. Easy to install, easy to mount the skis and secure. Can’t wait to use it again this winter season.



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Thule ski and snowboard rack is easy to use and very well made!



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Excellent product. We use it for skis and snowboards with no issues. It's a little heavy, but the durable construction makes it worth it.



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After opening the box, all material inside is in good condition. Now I have to wait for snow to use the ski rack. Thanks and
nice doing business with the company
John



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I got exactly what I ordered when I needed it most. etrailer's Customer Service representative went beyond my expectations to be helpful. Pictures to follow!



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We were disappointed when we put it on the car and it wouldn't hold 2 wide boards next to each other. We thought it would hold 4 boards and only held 2. ( 3/4 boards for our trip were wide) . We wouldn't have bought it if we knew that.



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Worked great now I don't have skis in my car anymore cutting up my car seats.



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