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Thule 690XT M.O.A.B.™

Roof top rack basket

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by Ralph Graves
Thule

The Thule M.O.A.B. (Mother Of All Baskets) cargo basket is right at home on most 4X4s, SUVs, or wagons. It features durable tubular steel construction with a smooth, black finish, and installs quickly with its stainless steel fasteners. Adjustable load bars let you attach bike, ski or water sport carriers to the basket. All Thule equipment passes tough European safety standards for car racks.

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Highlights:

  • two basket halves with connectors
  • mounting hardware included
  • polycarbonate fairing
  • locks with 4 optional lock cylinders
  • construction:
    • lightweight tubular steel
    • injection molded, impact-resistant plastic
  • stainless steel fasteners
  • sized for most 4x4s, SUVs, and wagons
  • 39"W x 6-1/2"H x 44" L
  • warranty: limited lifetime
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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Features

Overview: The Thule 690XT-M.O.A.B. is a roof-mount cargo rack which mounts to most factory installed and aftermarket vehicle roof racks.

Fit: The cargo rack requires an aftermarket or factory installed roof-mount rack to mount to the roof of your vehicle. Its perfectly sized to fit on 4x4s, SUVs, and wagons (44"L x 39"W x 6.5"H).

QuickGrip Mounting Hardware: The cargo rack features pre-installed QuickGrip mounting hardware for easy on/off attachment to roof racks (no tools required).

Optional One Key System: An optional One Key System can be added to the 690XT-M.O.A.B. and locked with 4 lock cylinders.

Expandable: Adjustable Thule load bars allow for attachment of bike, ski and water sport carriers.

 
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2 out of 5

Fairing Attachment Very Difficult

Written By Tom, Santa Fe, NM on Monday, January 30, 2012
 
While this is a rugged basket, the end of installation is extremely frustrating. Step 10 is to mount on vehicle. Step 11 is to install fairing (wind screen with Thule mark), using "push-through" fasteners and fairing clips. My fasteners did not push-through; had they done so, it would have been very difficult to align the holes in the fairing clips. Furthermore, doing this with basket on vehicle was very awkward. I wasted 2 hours on this and gave up. For the cost, Thule ought to have a much better system to attach its ad to one's car.
Pros:
Once on vehicle, seems extremely secure.
Cons:
Installation difficulty noted above. Also, though I've not loaded the basket yet, the way it mounts to factory roof rails may make loading awkward because of the way mounts project into basket. Finally, because the screws mounting to the roof rails go from beneath the basket up, I am concerned that when removing, I may scratch the surface of my (new) car.
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5 out of 5

Mammoth with extension kit

Written By Curtis, Portage, MI on Monday, August 08, 2011
 
This basket combined with the optional extension kit is huge. We use it on top of our minivan and takes up easily 3/4 of the roof. The netting option is also nice to keep everything in place. If you want to load up your roof this is the ticket.
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