I was shocked at the size when the associate brought this item out to my van. With the four back seats down and taken out of the box, it barely fit in the back. One person installation onto our existing factory Honda roof rack was simple with bolts and nuts (plastic wing nuts). It is just out of the way of our sun roof and back hatch so it's perfect in my opinion. I haven't put anything in it but did drive around town with it installed, I honestly didn't know it was there. No noise, no noticeable drag. Storage could be an issue if you don't have somwhere for it but this gives you a bunch of room on your car/truck/van. I am looking forward to using this for our 13 hr drive on vacation with 7 people. This will add siginificant space! With a few discounts I scored this for just over two bills ($206 to be exact) and it seems like a fantastic deal based on the other models I looked it. Recommend!
The ad states that you can 'sit back and enjoy the ride knowing that all your precious cargo is shielded from the elements.' We sat back thinking that the rain outside our car would not be inside the car carrier... we were WRONG. Your items will get wet if it is raining outside and you are moving. Just beware!
We tried a variety of hitch-mounted cargo carriers and rooftop bag-type cargo carriers and all of those products failed to provide the convenience and ease-of-use features we were looking for. Getting items in and out were a pain and caused way too much frustration all while we were supposed to be enjoying ourselves on vacation.
This hard shell rooftop cargo carrier installed in less than 20 minutes and held ALOT of stuff !!! We drove roundtrip from NJ to FL averaging 75mph - through hot sun, wind and rain. This carrier didn't budge and everything inside of it was DRY !!
Aside from the big space it consumes in our garage when not in use, the lack of a sufficient/stronger locking mechanism and a side opening instead of the hard-to-reach rear opening, this was an excellent investment and I'm happy that I purchased this product from Sears. We will continue to enjoy this extra large capacity cargo carrier for many years to come.
I purchased the car top carrier to give my family more room inside the vehicle for traveling. I am pleased with the amount of luggage that fit. All five family members were able to put their suitcase in it (two large, one medium, and two smaller). There was additional room as well. It was say to install. I drive around for two days prior to packing it with no difficulties. I didn’t notice any noise or vibrations at all while using it. We did secure it closed with a ratchet tie down, for added piece of mind. The only difficulty we noticed was accessing it due to the height of our SUV and not being able to enter a parking garage with it on top. With a smaller SUV or a car, you’d probably be fine. We are very pleased with this product.
Great product and service
4/10/18- If you have a 2018 Santa Fe w factory installed racks, this product WILL NOT FIT even though their chart says it will. I even called X-Cargo to make sure I was interpreting their chart right and they told me it would fit. That's not even the worst part. When I tried to return it to Sears they came up w everything in the book to try to not give me a refund. I showed them the email from X-Cargo that confirmed this wouldn't fit my vehicle and that their chart was wrong. First, I was accused of using it and then trying to return it, then told I'd be charged a 50% restocking fee, then told they couldn't refund it bc I didn't have a paper receipt even though the purchase was done through Sears.com. I got my full refund back though. I'm done w Sears and their unbelievable crappy service!