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X-Cargo Xtreme Car Top Carrier
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X-Cargo Xtreme Car Top Carrier

Item# 02872016000P | Model# 90033 | Added on October 21, 2010 | Seller: Sears.com
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Choose X-Cargo X-treme Car Top Carrier for Spacious Aerodynamic StorageYou can peacefully reach your Destination when you know all your travel gear is safely packed in the X-treme Car Top Carrier. Easily installable on most SUVs and cross-over vehicles, this aerodynamic roof-top carrier comes in a smooth black finish which adds to the beauty of your vehicle. This spacious carrier has a capacity of 16 cu.ft. to comfortably hold your traveling essentials and belongings.
The X-Cargo X-treme Car Top Carrier comes with a useful security lock with two spare keys to keep your cargo safe while outdoors. Designed with dual self-supporting struts, this versatile cargo carrier comes completely assembled and ready to be mounted on a universal railing carrier.

  • Smooth body of the X-treme Car Top Carrier is designed to hold a maximum weight of 100 lbs.
  • Aerodynamic design holds up to 16 cu.ft. of luggage
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  • Shell is constructed from high-quality ABS material with a black metallic finish
  • Completely assembled carrier needs to be mounted on a roof rack system (sold separately for cars without factory mounted roof racks)
  • See Owner's Manual for complete Fit Guide)
  • Two self-supporting struts
  • Item Weight: 37 lbs.
  • Dimensions: 76" (L) x 33" (W) x 16" (H)
  • One year manufacturer's warranty
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21 found this review helpful
by BillyRappleye
April 13th, 2012
Works perfect with some modifications

I was a bit reluctant to purchase this cargo carrier after reading some of the negative reviews, and even more worried when I first installed mine and saw it making the same nerve-racking 'oscillations' that eventually destroy the carrier that others were talking about. However, with a very simple modification, this cargo carrier works perfectly and is dramatically more stable, so I thought I would share. The fix is to add two 4 ft slotted angle bars inside: (here's a link to the part: http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1v/R-202183536/h_d2/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10053&langId=-1&keyword=slotted+angle&storeId=10051) that span from the front to the back of the box, attached where the rack bracket bolts fasten, and done on both the left and right sides. So for about $30 more, it is signficantly stronger, and even doubles as a rail for hooking bungee cords or other tie downs to secure the load inside. After this modification, I can now drive at freeway speeds, even with an empty box without worry and very little if any vibration. I wonder why they don't just manufacture these this way... So in summary, if you're slightly handy and are willing to make this modification, this is an excellent cargo carrier for the price and I'd recommend it. If you'd rather not have to make modifications, you may want to try a different carrrier.

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by surekul
August 31st, 2012
negative review

wobbles, rattles, cracked at site of the bolts in probably four trips. . very very unsafe on the highway.staff not helpful rude& condescending blaming us for the damage.  supervisor  also sides with employees without talking to customers

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bigred2k

Great find

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We had ordered a Thule top on the internet and found out 2 days before our trip that it was cancelled due to the size of the item they could not ship it. I went online and found out that our local Sears store carried them. We absolutley love it! It afforded us plenty of room for our trip and was easy to use. It did not cause any air noises that you hear with many toppers.

April 10th via sears.com
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bongopa

Ski Trip

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I purchased the item to transport my families skis to the Mtn with us. I am happy with the product. Very simple to mount/dismount.

January 16th via sears.com
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BajaArt

Too Much Wind noise

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Had to drill holes to fit my Lexus RX330 with factory rack even though it was supposed to fit.. Somewhat flimsy but put two angle irons inside and that helps..

In addition, too much wind noise at 60-65 mph.

December 22nd, 2014 via sears.com
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bthomas312

Poor

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December 18th, 2014 via mobile
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bthomas312

good

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December 18th, 2014 via mobile
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bthomas312

nice

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December 18th, 2014 via mobile
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Adventurist

X-CARGO XTREME

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Purchased two days after "Black Friday" Extreme challenge to install the two furthest nuts-you'll need two people to mount and assist with securing the cargo-carrier. Traveled from Kentucky to Va and realized our clothes were partially wet as the front lip wasn't tightly closed, also due to the rain water had sipped thru the unused holes for the screws which contributed to our clothes being wet. Returning due to the the extreme challenge of securing the unit-especially the inner screws.

December 3rd, 2014 via sears.com
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pren123

xcargo carrier

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this was a perfect size for my vehicle very easy to install. great value for this product . made by Thule for sears. Solid hardware. lock and keys included.

October 29th, 2014 via sears.com
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PeterD123

Worked great no problems; quiet; easy to operate; not too heavy

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I have this installed on a Jetta Sportwagen (a small-medium sized wagon) on VW load bars set at 30" on center. On a taller vehicle you may need a ladder for tightening the bolts but I managed to do it in the Sears parking lot standing on the door sills. Advise reading and understanding the quick connect feature such that you can pre-assemble them onto the carrier on the ground before lifting the carrier onto the vehicle. That would have saved me time and effort. Suggest bringing a tape measure so you can tell which set of holes to use. You may need two people for putting on and taking off of vehicle as there are metal brackets and bolts that dangle down when not fastened to the load bars. After use I am storing the carrier in a shed from the ceiling with straps holding it where the load bars go.

I drove about 70 miles at mixed speeds, mostly highway, and found the carrier to be quiet and not to vibrate or otherwise seem to be a problem.

Fully loaded with cargo we drove about 300 miles at mostlly highway speeds and here too the carrier was quiet and did not vibrate. It was hard to tell it was there actually. Fuel mileage suffered a few MPG, as expected.

The hinges and mechanical features were good, gave no trouble and were easy enough to operate. The feature where you can't remove the key unless it is locked is a good one. When loading for the return trip had to adjust the position of something to not interfere with the locking mechanism.

Overall, very pleased with the purchase. It is clearly well engineered and nicely made. Thought it was a good value for the price paid too.

September 16th, 2014 via sears.com
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DSB1974

Don't Waste Your Money

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Heading down the highway at 70 miles per hr with other motorists honking & pointing at the roof and then we can see our shadow and the rooftop carrier is bouncing up and down. Emptied it at the next rest stop into the trunk and attempted to finish the trip but the empty carrier was now worse on the highway. Stopped again and strapped it down with nylon tow straps for the rest of the trip. We will return it to the nearest Sears before driving the 400 miles home.

August 21st, 2014 via mobile
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DissatisfiedBuyer

Very Bad Product

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This luggage box is very flimsy and would gap open and start flapping while we were going down the interstate at 70 mph. Very disappointed!!

July 31st, 2014 via sears.com
4 of 4 found this review helpful.
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LockNRoll

Spare Keys

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Are available here http://www.thule.com/en-us/us/support/spare-parts-keys

March 20th, 2014 via sears.com | The reviewer indicated they are affiliated with this product
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cls1059

Good Car Top

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Holds quite a bit. There seemed to be a lot of bounce as I watched it through the roof window. On the return trip we secured it with a ratchet thing and it stopped the bounce.

January 20th, 2014 via sears.com
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jphunt533

perfect for skis and boards

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January 19th, 2014 via sears.com
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Clay10111

No no no

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The carrier was easy enough to mount. And it drove well enough. However, they give you stickers - yes stickers - to plug the holes that were not used in installation. After a day of driving, our clothes are soaked. Tomorrow, when we arrive at our destination, we will have to do laundry instead of begin our vacation. We shall see if Sears has any customer service on this one.

November 29th, 2013 via sears.com
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iamdanoman

X-cargo car top carrier

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We love this car top carrier. I was looking at more expensive carriers until I saw this. It mounted directly on the crossbars of our 2003 Honda odyssey ex, it seemed very flimsy but stiffened up when mounted.

My family of 6 took a road trip from Washington state to my hometown, upstate New York for summer vacation. Each of us packed a bag plus a sleeping bag which ALL of it fitted in the carrier. Everyone was comfortable because of the carrier holding so much.

I mounted the carrier so the front of it was aerodynamic - in line with the windshield and the rear dropped off with the rear hatch. No noticeable wind noise, it never leaked when we hit rain and it withstands 99.8 MPH on GPS (long lonely road daytime in Montana while everyone was sleeping!). I was still able to get up to 27 MPG at times so no noticeable loss in mileage.

If you are considering getting this, do so.

November 17th, 2013 via sears.com
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Benski2

Needed modification but works fine and looks great!

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I wanted a ski/cargo carrier for a ski trip with 2 other guys. I found one of these used, that had scratches and some mounting cracks for $50! I put the mounting plated on TOP and inside of the carrier. It makes sense to reinforce it from the inside! With the wingnuts hand tight it should not wobble, vibrate or crack. I used a good quality black sealant on the cracks. It does get a little water in it driving through a long heavy rain but I cut a mat and put it in the bottom. It worked great on my trip and even fits my 6'1" surfboard! I'd buy one new, I think it is worth the money.

March 13th, 2013 via sears.com
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trhadley03

Magnificent for a MiniVan

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Excellent. The volume doubles the cargo space that is behind the back seat of a Grand Caravan / Town & Country mini-van, and the fuel cost was about 1.5 miles per gallon. You must have a factory roof rack to mount this carrier to the cross bars. The interlocking lid lock is great. No rain leakage. I used it on four trips from Washington DC to Kennedy Space Center last year. As you may know, traffic runs mostly at 10 MPH over the 'recommended' numbers on that interstate, and there was no noticeable wind noise.

January 31st, 2013 via sears.com
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Captdownhill

Great Carrier at Super Price!

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I bought this on sale online at a super price $242 and couldn't be happier! Picked it up at the local store and saved the $90 shipping cost and had it installed on my new 2013 Escapes existing vehicle rack within 1/2 hour for only $15. Looks Unbelievable and performs Awesome! Very little wind noise, aerodynamic and water tight! Drove 4 hours in a driving rain sleet storm with winds up to 40 mph and hardly a drop inside and no carrier movement. Locks solid and opens wide from the side. Exceeded my expectations. You won't get a better rack paying a couple hundred more. One tip for all carrier owners buy a moving blanket to drap inside. Great for protecting and eliminating shifting of skies or any other sporting equipment. And No I do not work or own Sears stock it's just a Super product! Buy one you won't be disappointed!

January 7th, 2013 via sears.com
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LaraLiz

Light as a feather.

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After initial assembly it is super easy to take on and off. Be sure to balance the load. Hold my camp chairs. does not affect the drive or gas mileage on my Honda Odyssey.

December 20th, 2012 via sears.com
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