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

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

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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. Lowest 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 etrailer.com or call 1-800-496-5010 for expert service.
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Thule Roof Rack - TH480R

  • Feet
  • 4 Pack
  • Thule
  • Locks Not Included

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.


Features:

  • 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


Specs:

  • Maximum tower load capacity: 165 lbs
  • Minimum crossbar spread: 24"
  • Limited lifetime warranty


480400 Thule Rapid Traverse Roof Rack Foot Pack - Qty 4

Replaces 480R

Installation Details TH480R Installation instructions




Customer Reviews

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

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (158 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.

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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.


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All good, used it many times with no issues. Great product
Wes N - 03/28/2022


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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!




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The whole experience was freakin awesome.
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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!!


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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
Allen - 07/20/2020


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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.




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2013 Ford Edge

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.




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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...




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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.




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




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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.




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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.




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2015 Mini Cooper

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 ...




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This was the best price I found for the roof rack. My order arrived with a torn box which was UPS's fault so I was missing the end caps for the bars. When I called in a very friendly agent helped me and sent me the replacement caps free of charge and kept in contact with me until I received them. I will definitely buy from here again.




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




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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!


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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.
Martha M - 05/13/2019


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


Comments
Still enjoying the roof rack - weve been on multiple road trips and even used it to move houses. Very good product.
Jim - 06/29/2021


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2009 Ford F-150

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!




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Not only does this serve it’s purpose well & look good, it was easy to order online and arrived in a timely manner. Hopefully going to be able to order the kayak attachment soon. ;-) Adventures await!


Comments
Even better than I expected. Look brand new after a quick wash and hold my kayaks up. Great for my little 2018 Corolla.
Jule - 12/08/2020


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Chevrolet Traverse

The Traverse Feet are well designed, ruggedly built, and straightforward to install. However, though the One-Touch levers on the inside of each foot are easy to open, they require some muscle to lock into place. Also, according to stage 7 (p. 13) of the assembly instructions, the tension bolt "will stop when completely loose," but mine decoupled. However, Teresa J, kindly recommended finding the opening at the back of the foot from which you can see the tension bolt and easily rethread it to the securing nut. I found the best way to do this was to turn the whole assemblage upside down and use a strong flashlight.




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2014 Volvo S60

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.




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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.


Comments
Still working great, no issues!
Marketa - 01/21/2020


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Mounted these to my 2014 Lexus RX450h and they've performed admirably - I've logged close to 50,000 miles with them so far and no issues!

Make sure you install them per instructions, or you might do what I did and accidentally install them backwards, which will lead to a lot of wind noise. Set up correctly, the sound is minimal (although the noise does comes through when the moonroof cover is slid open - anyways, this is fine because you can't really use a moonroof with something mounted on a rack anyways.




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2005 Ford Focus

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 etrailer.com. 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.




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2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Got a 2020 Grand Cherokee with the black metal roof side rails. I had planned on using the 60" Aerobars with the 460R pedestals, but oddly the bar didn't have long enough mounting points. So after talking with these folks, I opted for the 480R instead. While they 'technically' worked, the rack sat way in front of the factory rails. I did a LOT of talking with Thule and others and finally opted to get the 69" Probars. They work with the 460R pedestals, fit into the factory side rails and while I did have to get them cut down to 60", have enough room for everything I need to mount. So, my only compliant is that both Thule and etrailer don't seem to have the Probars listed as an option for the Grand Cherokee. They are the best option, especially if you have a Hullivator. And they look great!




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Chevrolet Traverse

The Thule SquareBar Evo Crossbars, Rapid Traverse Feet, and Fit Kit for the Roof Rack Feet were all promptly shipped and delivered within three days of the order. I had them all assembled and installed on my Ford Focus in less than an hour.




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2006 Mini Cooper

I bought this with the mini cooper 2006 package. I had looked around locally and got some quotes for a rack for my girlfriends 06 mini, and I was getting prices over 850 dollars for the complete package. There were 650 with shipping (I chose the expedited) and arrived in 3 days, which is really fast where I live. The racks fit and I was able to find an installation video from the etrailer youtube website which was very helpful. From what I heard from the locals shops they stopped producing this set so if you have a mini cooper thats 06 and earlier this is the one to grab while they still have them in stock. We did have to adjust the back measurements a bit from what the manual said and it was a bit tough to work the back mounts into place but after some work the racks look great and are very sturdy!



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