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X-Cargo Xtreme Car Top Carrier

Item# 02872016000P | Model# 90033 | Added on October 21, 2010
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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
  • 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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20 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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7 found this review helpful
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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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.

26 days ago 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 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 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 via sears.com
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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 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 via sears.com
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jphunt533

perfect for skis and boards

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January 19th 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
2 of 3 found this review helpful.
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luv-labs

Great and economical

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I've used this carrier on my '05 Chev Malibu for well over a year constantly. I attached it to my Yakima rack. I never took it off, I moved and had it stuffed with stuff.
It hasn't leaked; doesn't seem to effect my gas milegage and is solid while driving. Great carrier and a lot less cost than the other brands.

November 20th, 2012 via sears.com
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surekul

negative review

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

August 31st, 2012 via sears.com
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resprot

X-cargo X-treme Car Top Carrier caused X-treme vibrations

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<p>Bought this for big family vacation and had Sears install on my grand caravan.  Worked ok on first trip.  On second trip, after we had emptied it, started vibrating like crazy on the interstate.  Scared me to death.  My husband got out and tightened all the clamps as best he could, but still had problems when wind was blowing a certain direction.  Have tried again full, thinking it was the fact that it was empty, but it still  vibrates excessively at higher speed (&gt;55 mph) and at lower speeds under certain wind conditions.  It now sits in my garage as it is out of warranty and I refuse to use it...would rather travel for 10 hours with luggage on my lap than worry about that thing ripping the top off the van.  It was that bad!!</p>

July 26th, 2012 via sears.com
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depotnut

Family car top carrier - Adequate not perfect

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<p>Bought this from Sears because I had already used REI dividend to buy tent.  I would have splurged on a Yakima or Thule.  Got a good deal on this.  Have used it a couple of years stradled on top of a Chrysler Town &amp; Country.  Securing it to the roof rails is a challenge for the interior brackets - hinge side.  If there are tips/tricks to doing this - I am unaware.  Usually takes about 20 minutes to bolt on - in decent weather.  Okay storage for camping, ski trips, etc. for a family of five.  Apparently, this is made by Thule buy haven't confirmed.  If you can get it for around $250 - I would pull the trigger. </p>

July 25th, 2012 via sears.com
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MACinRI

X-Cargo great product

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Because we travel with a dog, we decided to attach a cargo carrier to the top of the 4-Runner. At the time of the purchase four years ago, we paid the additional $40.00 to Sears Automotive to install an X-Cargo onto the roof. It was well worth the $40.00. Since then, we have down-sized and purchased a RAV-4. Unfortunately, the carrier extended over the roof and windshield, making it less efficient driving in wind, and overall aerodynamics, and reduced gas mileage. We also installed it ourselves onto the new RAV4, and probably didn't do the good job that Sears had done on the 4-Runner. Moreover, we dented the roof of the new car slightly as we lifted the carrier onto the roof. Needless to say, due to the positioning of the carrier, age, and improper installation, the X-Cargo cracked and oscillated on an out of state trip. We stopped, unloaded the contents into the backof the vehicle, put the dog between the kids and left the carrier at a Nissan dealership. We miss the X-Cargo, but will see what carrier products Sears has to meet the fit of the current auto we own.

July 18th, 2012 via sears.com
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Sfaiv

Damaged

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We went through a lot of trouble to get this particular cargo carrier and when we finally got it the corner was cracked. We exchanged it for the less expensive model (rear loading) and it has been great! Glad we saved ourselves $100.

July 16th, 2012 via sears.com
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kfr

Great car top carrier, solid and dry when it rains

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I have had a Sears X-Cargo Xtreme carrier for about four years and it has allowed me to drive a small-ish car and take my family, including the dog, on vacation. There is lots of room in it but it has a very aerodynamic profile. I used it for years on a Ford Focus wagon, which had a built on roof rack with cross bars. I noticed no effect on the car's gas mileage. I just came back from a 3,000 mile trip in a new car (Honda Fit) and had no problems with the carrier. I had it attached to a Yakima car top rack and it stayed solidly attached to the round bars of the Yakima rack. I was a bit concerned starting out because with this new car the Sears carrier sits more forward than it did on the Ford station wagon, with the box extending about 18&quot; in front of the front Yakima bar and overhanging the front windshield by three or four inches. I could lean forward and look up through the windshield and see the front of the carrier. Even at 70+ mph there was only a very slight vibration in the carrier - absolutely none of the wobble that others have reported. I can't imagine HOW one could ever get very much movement given the rigidity of the Sears Xtreme carrier (which I believe is made by Thule - mine certainly LOOKS the same as other people's Thule boxes). The only thing I can imagine is if one's crossbars are flexible, then maybe you'd get some movement.
I haven't had my Honda Fit long enough to know what the gas mileage is without the Sears Xtreme carrier, but with it I averaged about 31 mpg, about 2 mpg less than the EPA highway estimate.
Other people's comments on the tricky-ness on attaching the carrier to a car top rack are legitimate. It is not that the attachment is technically complicated, it is just hard to get the far side (driver's side) attached without using a step stool and another person to help. With somebody else to hold the screws in place as you reach into the inside to turn the attachments it is fine. Once on it is good to go and I have never had to stop and retighten anything in mid-route. The wind noise is not a problem (and it in fact eliminates the quite loud noise my empty Yakima rack makes). The locking mechanism continues to work well and it creates a positive three point closure (you can't get the key out of the lock unless the locking pins are fully engaged).
This has need a great carrier - it was a comparative bargain relative to Thule and Yakima products. Without it (or something like it), I would have to own a much bigger car.

July 6th, 2012 via sears.com
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