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Fitting a Roof Cargo Basket to a Truck Bed Camper Shell With Thule Roof Tracks

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I have Thule roof track on my truck camper shell. I want to bolt a roof basket on it. Need a T-bolt that can fit in the channel of roof track. Thanks.

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I have a solution for you, but its extremely unlikely that you'll be able to get the rack to line up properly with the tracks on your vehicle.

Thule tracks have a matching fit kit for roof racks that includes the correct bolts to mount a roof rack as part # THKIT3101. These will fit the channel of the tracks properly and allow you to mount a roof kit.

I reached out to Thule to help find the lowest-profile kit for you and we came up with the following kit:

- Thule Rapid Podium Foot Pack, part # TH460R
- Thule Fit Kit for Podium-style feet, part # THKIT3101
- Thule SquareBar 53 inch, part # TH712400 or 60 inch, part # TH712500
- Canyon Basket, part # TH859XT, and optional extention, part # TH8591XT

This will install a flexible roof mounted rack to the camper shell, as well as a roof basket. I strongly recommend going this route, as the added flexibility of accessories that can be added to the roof rack will pay off in the long run.

I've included videos of an installation of this rack, as well as a review of the Canyon Basket so you can get an idea of how these parts work.

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