Do all Thule roof boxes fit all Thule roof bars?
Thule roof boxes will fit on all Thule rack systems, round bars and many factory-installed roof racks. To determine the correct rack fit, visit our website at: http://www.thule.com/en-us/us/cargo-carrier and consult our “Buyer’s Guide”. Fit only certifies a secure attachment to the crossbars.
Are Thule cargo boxes easy to break into?
Thule and Yakima boxes are NOT easy to break. I’ve had to take a short handled sledge to some for work, and they take multiple direct strikes until they actually crack. Even then, you’re going to rip your hand to shreds trying to get inside. Also, this is being done while the box is on the ground, not on the roof rack.
How fast can you drive with a Thule roof box?
Many roof cargo box manufacturers will include a recommendation for the maximum speed you should drive in the instructions that come with your roof box. Boxes made by the Swedish manufacturer Thule have a maximum speed limit of 80 mph.
Do people steal roof cargo boxes?
I didn’t realize that a locked rooftop cargo box could so easily be stolen right off the car, cross bars included! Apparently someone had a special tool that allows you to simply take off the cross bars and take anything that’s locked to them. Not a scratch to the car or anything else amiss.
Can a Thule roof box be stolen?
A thief might also decide to go after the roof bars that the box is attached to. Roof boxes without locks would also be a prime target for even a casual thief. Thule are one of the best roof box manufacturers and have a wide range of cargo carriers that should suit your needs.
Is Thule still in business?
Thule Group AB (/ˈtuːliː/) is a Swedish company that owns of a collection of brands related to outdoor and transportation products. These include cargo carriers for automobiles and other outdoor and storage products, with 4,700 points of sale in 136 countries worldwide.
Why are Yakima cargo boxes out of stock?
The unfortunate news is that we are in a heavy recovery stage as demand has outstripped our supply. We are out of stock on most of our products. We know our customers depend on Yakima products all the time so as the economy begins to recover so do we but we need a moment to catch our breath.
Do roof boxes damage your car?
If your roof bars aren’t fitted correctly, then they can indeed damage your car. For example, if screws or clips are over-tightened, then the tracks in your roof or connection points can become warped or go out of shape.
Do people steal car roof boxes?
Introduction. Roof boxes and roof racks are a great way of storing your luggage and equipment. However, they have one major disadvantage: thieves may steal them or your gear from the top of your car.
Does an empty roof rack affect gas mileage?
As we found when we tested roof- and hitch-mounted bike racks, the SUV’s mileage, on the other hand, showed less of a drop. The empty roof rack had a nearly 2 percent impact on fuel economy, which translates to a little more than three-quarters of a gallon of gas. Mileage went from 41 mpg at 65 mph to 40 mpg.