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Thule Roof Basket Review - 2016 Honda Pilot

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Review of the Thule Roof Basket on a 2016 Honda Pilot


Today on our 2016 Honda Pilot we're doing a test fit of the Thule Canyon XT roof cargo basket. That part number is TH859XT. Now this is 49" long by 40" wide by 6" deep, and has a 150 pound weight capacity. We already have three of our four mounts in place. We've got our brackets in place as well. We're going to show you how to secure the back bracket onto our crossbar.

One great thing about this basket is that it is going to work with different types of crossbars because we have this bracket here. We have three different types of u-bolts that go underneath. We have a small, medium, and large. We're using our medium one today to fit around these aeroblade bars. You can also use the t-track-mounted, which are just bolts that go into our channel there. We're going to start off with our u-bolts here.

We've got two flat washers that are going to go in between our bracket and our thumbscrews. We're just going to slide this into place, making sure that it fits over. Then we're just going to tighten down our two thumbscrews. Now this basket is great. It's going to empty up space inside your vehicle for more cargo or passengers.

This is going to carry different types of cargo, from sporting equipment, camping gear, or luggage. With the shape of the outer edge we're able to use ratchet straps or bungees to tighten down our gear. We also have a fairing at the front which is going to help to reduce wind noise and drag and make this a more aerodynamic shape. That's all tightened down. We're going to take our plastic cover.

We have this plastic lock here. You can always put in a metal lock core as well. We have those available on our site. We're just going to place it over the top, push that in. Then with a plastic lock core in there I like to use flat blade screwdriver, make sure it's in place, and tighten that down. Now in this position you'll see we have more than enough room. We're not going to have to worry about opening up our hatch here. There's a lot of space in between there, so you still have access to that. We'll open that up to show you how much space you have. See, more than enough room there so you can get any cargo out if you had any in your back hatch area. That's going to be our completed look at the Thule Canyon XT roof cargo basket, part number TH859XT, on our 2016 Honda Pilot.


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