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Thule Roof Basket Review - 2018 Jeep JL Wrangler Unlimited

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Review of the Thule Roof Basket on a 2018 Jeep JL Wrangler Unlimited

Speaker 1: Today on our 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL Unlimited, we're doing a test fit on the Thule Canyon XT Rooftop Cargo Carrier. Now this cargo carrier, as you can see, has a really unique design and it tapers off at both ends, gives us a more stylish or a more aerodynamic look than we get out of some carriers. This one that we have one the car measures 49" long by 40" wide. The part number is TH859XT. There's an extension that can be added in that'll give you an addition 20", so it'll 69" by 40". That part number is TH859XT-8591XT.

Now the basic uses for these are just to get gear outside of your vehicle. It's going to free up room inside for passengers, pets or additional gear you might want to take with you. These can also be paired with a cargo bag, so that you can get more of a weather resistant situation if you need just to keep things from getting wet if you're encountering weather or anything like that.Now we've got it mainly secured. We've left one clamp open here. You can see it's just a metal plate.

It's going to sit down on top of the crossbar. And we've got a U bolt here. We've got thumb screws on each end. And on each side, we want to be sure that we have a flat washer and a lock washer. We're just going to slide this right into the slots on each side.

Just like that and then we'll begin to tighten these down. They're going to come up, make contact with the bottom of the crossbars. They do an excellent of holding them in place. And they're simple to operate, so it doesn't take a whole lot of work to get them in. We're going to have our cover.

You see it has a just a turnstile lock on it. You can operate it by hand or with a screwdriver. But this can be replaced with one of the Thule locking cylinders. Each foot pack's going to have it, so you can then secure your basket or the cargo carrier down to your crossbars.There's a little notch here on the back. You want to get that slid into place first. It's going to go onto the little back tab here. It's kind of hard to see but you'll see it when you're putting yours on. Then we'll rotate the front into position. And then just turn it to lock it. Just like that. It'll keep everything nice and secure. There's plenty of tie down locations as we go around. Once you have your gear on there, you can get it secure. It's going to be about 6" tall at its highest point here on the side. Just double check that, make sure that's exactly what you'll be adding to your crossbar hight. Yeah, 6" maybe 6-1/4". Just keep that in mind if you're pulling in and out of a garage. If you don't have that clearance, take it off before you do it. And then to help reduce noise, nay kind of vibration, you can see Thule's added a fairing across the front of it here. It's going to help to keep that down.Now when comparing this one to other baskets out there, you're going to see more squared sides on most of them. There might be a little bit of taper in the front and the back but nothing like what we see here. It give us I think a more stylish look. The weight of it is pretty comparable. The finish on it's pretty comparable. Overall, I think it's just going to be a good way to get some gear outside of your vehicle. And that'll complete our look at the Thule Canyon XT Rooftop Cargo Basket on 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL Unlimited.

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