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Best Thule Cargo Box

Im going to give you a quick overview of the best thule roof cargo boxes available in 2016. There are two main ranges available, first one is the thule touring series, there are five boxes in that range and the Thule Motion Series, four boxes in that range.

The touring boxes are the entry level of box. They all have a carrying capacity of 5o kilograms. With the exception of the 600 model, they all open from both sides, the 600 only opens from the offside.

They come in two finishes, Titan Aeroskin, which is a matt silver, dimpled effect or black glossy. The Motion series…they are a more reinforced box and have a carrying capacity of 75 kilograms and are slightly more robust. They come in two finishes, glossy silver or glossy black.

Other boxes from Thule include the Dynamic series. This is a particularly smart and stylish set of boxes. They come in two sizes and two colours. This is the Titan glossy and there is also black glossy.

Thule also do the Ranger series, these boxes are half roof box and half roof bag shall we say? They will fold up for easy storage. We also stock the Karrite range of boxes, Karrite is a Thule company and we have four different boxes in that range.

I’ll go through the range of boxes for you in a moment but I’ll just mention that we usually have the full range of Thule roof boxes on display. If you are thinking of buying one, call into our showroom where you are able to check the suitability of the different boxes with the items that you need to carry.

Amazon.com is a Thule Partner and as such we guarantee that you will not find a genuine Thule product being sold else where, either online or on the high street at a cheaper price.

The Thule Touring boxes come with the Fast Click system for securing to the roof bars. Unlike the Power Click system, the clamps are not permanently fitted in the box. Simply slot in and and are tightened around the roof bar.
You can see that the handle clicks to indicate that sufficient torque has been reached.

The Thule Motion and Thule Dynamic roof boxes have the Power Click system for securing to the roof bars. Simply turn the screw at each corner of the box, it brings the jaws together around the roof bar, and when it’s tight enough it will click so that it cannot be over tightened. This is a Dynamic box and you can see that the base of the Dynamic is covered with a non slip coating.

This is the Thule Touring 100, soon to be known as the Touring S. It has a volume of 330 litres, a carrying capacity of 50 kilograms. The overall weight of this box is 10 kilograms. The dimensions are – 139 centimetres long, by 90 centimetres wide and 40 centimetres deep.

This is the Thule Touring 200, soon to be known as the Touring M. It has a volume of 400 litres and a carrying capacity of 50 kilograms and weighs 13 kilos. The overall dimensions are 175 centimetres long, by 82 centimetres wide and 45 centimetres deep.

This is the Thule Touring 600, soon to be known as the Thule Touring Sport. It has a volume of 300 litres and a carrying capacity of 50 kilograms. It only opens from a single side, the offside and weighs 12 kilos. The overall dimensions are 190 centimetres long, 63 centimetres wide and 39 centimetres deep.

This is the Thule Touring 700, soon to known as the Thule Touring Alpine. It has a volume of 430 litres, a carrying capacity of 50 kilograms, it opens from both sides and the weight of the box is 15 kilos. The overall dimensions are, 232 centimetres long,70 centimetres wide and 42 centimetres deep.

This is the Thule Touring 780, soon to be known as the Thule Touring L. It has a volume of 420 litres, a carrying capacity of 50 kilograms, it’s dual side opening and weighs 15 kilos. The dimensions of the box are 196 centimetres long, 78 centimetres wide and 43 centimetres deep.

This is the Thule Motion 200, soon to be known as the Motion M. It has a volume of 410 litres and a carrying capacity of 75 kilograms. It’s dual side opening and weighs 16 kilos. The dimensions are 175 centimetres long, 86 centimetres wide and 46 centimetres deep.

This is the Thule Motion 600, soon to be known as the Thule Motion Sport. It has a volume of 320 litres, a carrying capacity of 75 kilograms, it’s dual side opening and weighs 14 kilos. One of the advantages of a sport box is – because of its narrow width it can be pulled to one side of the roof bars and leave you space to get other things on the rest of the roof rack such as bikes or fishing gear. The dimensions of this box are 190 centimetres long, by 67 centimetres wide and 42 centimetres deep.

This is the Thule Motion 800, soon to be known as the Thule Motion XL. It has a volume of 460 litres and a carrying capacity of 75 kilograms. It’s dual side opening and weighs 19 kilos. The dimensions are 205 centimetres long, 84 centimetres wide by 45 centimetres deep.

The Thule Motion 900, soon to be known as the Thule Motion XXL, is Thule’s largest roof box.
It has a volume of 630 litres with a capacity of 75 kilograms. It’s a dual side opening box and weighs 24 kilos. The dimensions are 235 centimetres long, by 94 centimetres wide and 47 centimetres deep.

This is a Thule Dynamic 900, soon to be known as the Thule Dynamic L. The Dynamic series are one of the best looking boxes on the market. Very aerodynamic, very stylish but, more shallow top to bottom than other boxes. So if you have bulky items to go in, then this may not be the box for you. But, if appearances are important to you, this is fantastic! Perfect for you.

The 900 has a volume of 430 litres, it’s got a capacity of 75 kilos and weighs 22 kilos. It comes in two finishes, the Titan Glossy, which is this one and Black Glossy. It’s 235 centimetres long, 94 centimetres wide and35 centimetres deep.

 March 2nd, 2016  
 heserve  
 Cargo Box  
   
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Jan
20

Receiver Hitch Bike Rack Reviews

Today were going to talk about getting your bikes together with your vehicle so you can go riding. Over here we have a variety of different bikes, the mom and dads bikes, and the kids bikes.

Obviously, they have all different types of frames and sizes. What we are going to do here is figure out what kind of bicycle rack works with your type of bikes.

To start off there are three different types of bicycle racks, i guess you could say three different configurations. One is the single arm version, on the left hand side here.

It is pretty much the original design bicycle rack, not much has changed besides clamps and the hinge part at the bottom. It is the most economical one, for the most part it is the most tried and true piece of equipment.

The next one in the center here, is called the two armed version. Basically, it is more stable, has two points of contact on the bicycle rack. It has pretty much been around as long as the single arm version, again it has proven technology, and pretty much there is not much to it except for the width on them.

And then the last version is the wheel mount, which is relatively new. It grabs the bikes by the wheel and the frame so you have three points of contact compared to the other two.

Bike Rack Installation: The first thing we need to do to determine the bicycle rack is to check what size hitch opening you have on your hitch.

You just measure across left to right and you will have either a inch and a quarter inch receiver or you will have a two inch receiver. Two inch receivers are the more common of the two. If you can, get that type which will give you more variety of bicycle racks.

Also, I will show you one other thing, a lot of bicycle racks now days come with adapters so you can go from either an inch and a quarter or a two inch receiver hitch.

That way, you can switch from one vehicle to another as in this example right here. Alright, first we will demonstrate with using a single arm bicycle rack. I will show you how I attach it to the hitch.

It will attach to the hitch just like any other ballmount you would use to pull a trailer with, utilizing the pin and clip.

And the clip goes in and that is the basics of it right there. We will show you another option of how the bicycle rack will attach to the hitch. Instead of using this pin and clip, some versions come with a bolt that goes through the hitch and bicycle rack.

It also doubles as a security device and it also keeps it from rattling around as an anti-rattle device. I will show you how that goes on.

Alright, we are going to load up this single arm bicycle rack here and show you how the bikes fit on and what you run into while you do it.

 January 20th, 2016  
 heserve  
 Bike Rack  
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