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Thule Roof Basket Review - 2016 Audi Q5

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Review of the Thule Roof Basket on a 2016 Audi Q5


Today on our 2016 Audi Q5 we're going to be test fitting the Thule Canyon XT Roof Cargo Basket, part number TH859XT. This has a carrying capacity of 150 pounds, although you want to double check with your vehicles manual to make sure it can withstand that weight on the roof. It also measures 49" long by 40" wide by 6" deep at the top point. It has a fairing included at the front as well as this nice aerodynamic shape and that's going to cut down wind noise and drag while you're driving. Now it clamps around to your roof bars. We have these metal u-bolts here that clip up then we have these covers that will lock it into place. You can replace these plastic pieces at the end here with Thule's lock core to completely secure it to your vehicle.

Let's go ahead and show you how the last one installs. Now you can see we have nothing installed in this one here on the passenger side. If you needed to adjust this along the length of the cargo basket we have these 2 bolts here that you would loosen up and you can adjust it for your crossbar spread. Go ahead and take our u-bolt here with our tightening knobs. We'll loosen them up a little bit. You want to make sure that the washers are going to be on the top of our bracket here.

Slide that on and you just simply tighten them down. Now some items you can put on this cargo basket is a wide variety, such as luggage, sporting goods equipment, camping equipment, anything you want to keep out from the inside to possibly make more room for your family or if things are wet, you don't want to have those on the inside as well. Once it's tightened down we want to make sure that this opened portion here goes a long the backside, get this tab on, push that in place and you lock it down. Then you're ready to go. Before we do that I also want to show that it doesn't really interfere with your rear hatch. As you can see here, you're not going to have any interference issues here.

There you have it for the Thule Canyon XT Roof Mounted Cargo Basket, part number TX859XT on our 2016 Audi Q5.


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