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Thule Roof Basket Review - 2015 Toyota Highlander

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Review of the Thule Roof Basket on a 2015 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2015 Toyota Highlander, we're going to be test fitting the Thule Cannon XT Rooftop Cargo Basket, part number TH859-XT. This has a carrying capacity of 150 pounds, although you want to double check with your manufacturer's recommendations to make sure your car can withstand the weight on the roof. It measures 49 inches long by 40 inches wide by 6 tall at its highest point. Its aerodynamic shape and fairing that is include also cuts down wind noise and drag while you're driving. With it installed in this position, you're not going to face any clearance issues between the hatch and the cargo basket itself. It's very easy to install. It simply just clamps around your roof rack system with these two knobs and this U-bolt.

It's also adjustable by loosening these two screws in the center here. You can adjust it for different cross bar widths. I'll just go ahead and show you how the last one goes on. We'll take our U-bolt, making sure that the two washers on either end are going to be on the top of our bracket here. There we go.

Now we'll just tighten it down. Some of the uses for this cargo basket pretty much vary. You can keep anything from wet or oversized materials up here to free up more space in your vehicle for you and your family, or you can load it up with camping gear, sporting goods equipment, anything you want to keep out of the vehicle. Once everything's tightened down, we'll take our cover here, push it into place, and then you can lock that in with this plastic piece here with a screw driver, or you can replace it with a Thule Lock System and actually have it secured to your roof rack so you don't have to remove it. Also, if you wanted to have an extension on this, this is sold separately, which you can find on's website. There you have it for the Thule Cannon XT Rooftop Cargo Basket on our 2015 Toyota Highlander.

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