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Will the Thule Roof Basket Fit a 2008 Honda Pilot


Will the Thule Roof Basket Fit a 2008 Honda Pilot and which one would you recommend.


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The Thule Roof Mounted Cargo Carrier # TH859XT that you referenced would work great for your 2008 Honda Pilot, if the crossbars on your Pilot are situated so they are between 20 inches and 37 inches apart. If they are adjustable, it is recommended to use the widest spread your vehicle can support.

This Thule Roof Cargo Carrier has a maximum weight capacity of 150 pounds. The carrier itself weighs in at 29 pounds. Please check your owners manual and determine the roof cargo capacity of your 2008 Honda Pilot and make sure that you do not exceed the capacity of the lowest rated component in the system.

This cargo carrier is designed to fit a variety of cross bars including: round, square, elliptical, and most factory crossbars. If you do not already have a factory installed roof rack, then you will need to install one to in order to mount the cargo basket on your Honda Pilot.

If your Pilot has factory installed raised side rails that run from the front to the back of your vehicle, then I recommend the Yakima Roof Rack System. This Roof Rack System uses your existing rails and attaches crossbars, it is composed of the following parts # Y00409, # Y03536 and # Y00147. This is also a round bar roof rack system.

You may also be interested in a tire step for loading and unloading your cargo basket. I recommend the Hitchmate # HE4040. This step is designed for use on SUVs, motorhomes, and light duty trucks. It is adjustable to fit a variety of tire sizes and height adjustable. This step is 22 inches wide and 10 inches deep.

I have included links to the products mentioned above, a helpful article, and a few product videos for your reference.

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