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Thule Roof Basket Review - 2017 Jeep Cherokee

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Review of the Thule Roof Basket on a 2017 Jeep Cherokee

Today on our 2017 Jeep Cherokee we're doing a test fit of the Thule Canyon XT roof-mounted 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. Although it does have that high weight capacity we do want to double-check with our vehicle's owner's manual to make sure it can withstand that much weight. Now we already have three of our four mounts secured down. We're going to show you how we secure our last one down. We already have or you bracket in place.

To start off we're just going to step up here. We've adjusted our bracket by loosening up these two bolts with our included tool. We're going to take our u-bolt and we've got a flat washer that we're going to place in between our bracket and our wing nut, one on each side. We're just going to put these around our bar. Might need to loosen them up just a bit.

Then we can tighten these down. What's really great about this basket is that it comes with three different types of u-bolts. We've got our medium ones here, which will fit around the Thule AeroBlade bars, but we also have thicker ones, the blue ones and then the red ones, which are our smallest, to accommodate different style crossbars. We also have the t-mounted option, which would bolt down through this hole here and insert into your channel. A really great thing about the basket is that we do have many different tie down points all along the basket for any of the cargo that you're carrying.

We also have a fairing at the front which is going to help to reduce wind noise and drag. This is great to open up room inside your vehicle to accommodate more cargo or more passengers. Now we're going to take our cover, since we have that tightened down, and we're just going to place it over top of our bracket and our u-bolt. We're just going to slide that into place, making sure that the plastic lock inserts into this portion of our bracket. Then I like to take a flat blade screwdriver and lock that into place. Now we can actually replace these with metal lock cores.

Those are available on our site. You would just pull out the plastic ones and replace those. Now with that we're going to check our hatch clearance back here with our door completely open. You'll see we're going to have plenty of room. We're not going to have to worry about that making contact, which means we're still going to have full access into our back hatch area to get anything in or out that we may need. Once again, this is great for any type of cargo, whether that's sporting equipment, camping gear, or luggage. That's going to be our completed look at the Thule Canyon XT roof cargo basket, part number TH859XT, on our 2017 Jeep Cherokee.

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