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Thule Roof Basket Review - 2018 Nissan Frontier

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Review of the Thule Roof Basket on a 2018 Nissan Frontier

Speaker 1: Today on our 2018 Nissan Frontier we're going to be test fitting the Thule Canyon XT rooftop cargo basket, part number TH859XT. This basket measures 49" long by 40" wide by 6" tall at its tallest point. It has a carrying capacity of 150 pounds, although you always want to double check for the carrying capacities of both your roof rack system as well as your roof itself to make sure you're not going to overdo it as far as putting weight on there.What this is designed to be used for is to store anything you want on top of your vehicle to free up space inside your vehicle, or if the truck bed itself is going to be completely full. You can use this for camping gear, sporting goods equipment. In some cases you can actually mount aftermarket spotlights up here as well.The aerodynamic shape of the basket coupled with the fairing that comes preinstalled, this is actually going to cut down wind noise and drag while you drive as well. This is very easy to install.

While we have most of our u-bolts already installed, we'll show you how the last one gets done on the rear side of our passenger side.These are adjustable back and forth by loosening up these two bolts here with the included tool. Turn them to the left to loosen them up. Then you want to maneuver it over the existing bar. Once you have these two portions here over our bars to where we could actually get our u-bolts through, then we can tighten these bolts down. Then we can grab our u-bolts and our turn knobs and start tightening those down as well.

These do come with several different u-bolts to choose from. We used the medium size ones for this particular install since we're going around our aero bars. This will also work with square, round, elliptical, and most factory roof racks as well.Then we'll take our second knob, begin to tighten it down, getting it loosely tightened first on both sides. Then we'll tighten it down until it's secure in place. Next we'll take our plastic cover.

We'll line up this tab with this open portion like so, and then push the other side in place and move the plastic lock in. Now we're ready to load up our gear and hit the road. There you have it for the Thule Canyon XT rooftop cargo basket on our 2018 Nissan Frontier.

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