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Fit of a Curt Roof Basket with OEM Factory Crossbars on a 2015 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen


The VW OEM roof rack specifies mounting the crossbars just over 29inch apart. Will this fit, or is that outside of the tolerances required by this roof basket?


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The Curt Roof Basket, part # C18115-117, requires that your crossbars be about 29 inches apart from center to center, so there is a good chance that you can still fit the roof basket if that measurement is 29 inches.

If not, or if you don't want to risk, the similar Thule Canyon XT, part # TH859XT is a good alternative. The mounting points on this roof basket are mounted on bars that run front to back, allowing them to be adjusted to a range of 20-37 inches to make a better fit to your vehicle.

I've included videos of both racks so you can get a better idea of what kind of features each rack has and how they fit to a vehicle.

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