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Thule Roof Basket Review - 2018 Ford Explorer

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Review of the Thule Roof Basket on a 2018 Ford Explorer


Speaker 1: Today on our 2018 Ford Explorer, we're gonna be test fitting Thule's Canyon X2 roof cargo basket. The 49 inch long model is part number TH859XT. And you can get a longer 69 inch model with part number TH859XT-8591XT. This cargo carrier is gonna allow you to get stuff outside of your vehicle and up on your roof. So, now you can get more passengers inside the vehicle. The multiple bars that run across it are gonna offer plenty of tie down points, so no matter what sized gear you have, you'll find a way to strap it down.

The fairing in the front is gonna help reduce wind noise and drag as you go down the road. Throw a clamp around whatever type of crossbar you have from square bars, round bars, to arrow bars and hold it securely in place on top of your roof rack. After you've got your roof rack set up on top of your arrow bars, you'll take the clamps with the small nuts on top, slide that in place, and then tighten down that handle inaudible 00:00:58. You'll repeat this for the remaining four positions.After you've got it tightened down, you can take your cover, slide it over top, line up the small tab at the back with the opening at the back of the cover, flip it forward and turn the lock key to keep it in place. They come with a plastic lock that can be upgraded to a keyed metal lock with part number TH544.

It measures 49 inches long, 40 inches across, and 6 inches deep. With this large size, it will accommodate objects that may be too large to fit in the back of your vehicle. The cargo carrier has a carrying capacity of 150 pounds and the unit itself weighs 29 pounds, so you want to keep that in mind when determining if your roof rack system is capable of carrying whatever load you have on it. And that completes our installation of Thule's Canyon XT roof cargo basket on our 2018 Ford Explorer.


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