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Today on our 2016 Volkswagen Jetta, we’re doing a test fit of the Thule Canyon XT roof-mounted cargo basket. This is 49 by 40 by 6 inches, has a weight capacity of 150 pounds and the part number for that is TH859XT. Now, keep in mind, with that weight capacity, you do want to check your vehicle’s owners manual to make sure that the vehicle can withstand that much weight. We already have three of our four mounts down in place. We’ve got both of our front ones and our back passenger’s side. We’re going to show you our driver’s side now. We’ve gone ahead and adjusted each of our plates here, or our brackets.
Those are easy to adjust just using the Thule tool that you would use if you a Thule roof rack or you can use any other type of security Allen key that you have. I’m just taking our u-bolt, we have two washers on there an two wing nuts. We’re just going to take off one of our wing nuts and we’ll set that off to the side. Loosen up the other one here so that it’s just screwed on to our u-bolt. We’re just going to fit this up underneath our bracket.
It’s going to come out the two slots on the top here. We can take our other wing nut and we’ll start to tighten that down. This cargo basket is great for small vehicles like this that don’t have a lot of room in the cargo area. You can fit any type of different gear that you may need up here on your vehicles roof whether that’s suitcases or sporting equipment or anything else you might need. We’re just tightening this down, making sure that it’s nice and secure. What’s great about the u-bolts is that they do have different sizes, so we’re using our medium size today.
They’re going to fit around different style cross bars, like our aero ones here or even your round, square, elliptical, and most factory. With those completely tightened down, now we’re going to take our end cap here and that’s just going to cover up this portion. We have our included locking mechanism that’s going to rotate as soon as we place it on. We’re just going to place it over, fit it on and lock that down. Our whole basket’s going to be completely secure. Now would be the point where we would load up our gear and we’re ready to hit the road.