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Just got a new tow vehicle. I took off my THULE 460 roof rack system to put on my 2018 Ford Explorer. Turns out I need a different mounting platform. I contact Rack Attack which informs me THULE no longer supports my model and sent me to Ebay. I just want people to be aware of the lack of support this high end rack company fails to provide. A new rack is $450 from these jokers. Never again. Buyer beware


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Try Rack Warehouse. They have some Thule 460 components.

eTrailer has some Thule 460 components.

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Lack of support? How long do you expect a company to continue making something that is obsolete? Vehicles are constantly changing and companies that manufacture accessories for them have to change with them. An old rack with square bars probably doesn’t fit with most of today’s rounder, more aerodynamic vehicles. That’s why Thule designed curved aero bars. Mounting points are much different as well. They will only make parts for what they can sell. Simple supply and demand.


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camp-n-family wrote:

Lack of support? How long do you expect a company to continue making something that is obsolete? Vehicles are constantly changing and companies that manufacture accessories for them have to change with them. An old rack with square bars probably doesn’t fit with most of today’s rounder, more aerodynamic vehicles. That’s why Thule designed curved aero bars. Mounting points are much different as well. They will only make parts for what they can sell. Simple supply and demand.


Much truth above but....
Whenever you pay the freight for these expensive racks you expect many years of support.
Thule has mounts for the new vehicles, apparently just doesn’t want to be able to adapt them to an older rack. Can’t be that hard. It ain’t rocket surgery!

When I was considering a roof rack for my truck, I found square, round, and wing bars from each of the big name rack makers. But too expensive for my purposes. Truck width made universals not an option.


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Thule, Yakima, and a few others are nothing more than paying for a name. There are plenty of other options that are just as good for a lot less $. Some folks just need to have the show off factor going. Put a Thule rack on the BMW they can hardly afford the payment on.

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