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Thule Pulse XL Roof Box


    Thule Pulse XL Roof Box

    Protecting your gear wherever you roam, this rugged Thule Pulse XL roof box is ideal for year-round use on car-top racks! See details

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    Item # 851056

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    Protecting your gear wherever you roam, this rugged Thule Pulse XL roof box is ideal for year-round use on car-top racks!

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    Protecting your gear wherever you roam, this rugged Thule Pulse XL roof box is ideal for year-round use on car-top racks!

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    Protecting your gear wherever you roam, this rugged Thule Pulse XL roof box is ideal for year-round use on car-top racks!

    • Large capacity swallows skis (6 - 8 pairs), poles, snowboards (4 - 6) and paddles with ease, and frees up all kinds of trunk space no matter what you're heading out to do
    • Rugged construction with impact-resistant ABS plastic
    • Passenger-side opening provides easy access for loading and unloading
    • Can be mounted on square and round crossbars and most factory racks (see Fit List)
    • Easy-grip mounting assembles quickly and easily attaches to car rack
    • Thule Pulse XL roof box has a SecureLock feature that ensures cargo box is closed securely

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    Item 851056

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    Thule Pulse XL Roof Box Specs
    Best use
    Passenger side
    453 liter
    27,648 cubic inches
    6 - 8 pairs
    4 - 6
    76 inches
    33 inches
    16.5 inches
    36 pounds
    Box opening
    Gear capacity (L)
    Gear capacity (cu. in.)
    Ski load capacity
    Snowboard load capacity
    Internal straps
    One-handed opening
    Length (in.)
    Width (in.)
    Height (in.)

    Thule Pulse XL Roof Box

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    Thule Pulse XL Roof Boxis rated4.3333out of5by6.
    Rated5out of5byfromVery ConvenientUsed this Thule Pulse to move from NJ to IL. Attached this bad boy to factory roof rack on 2008 BMW 335XI. Was able to store clothes in grocery bags up there and able to use the rest of the car for bigger items. I recommend if you pack clothes in there to use trash bags so just in case it rains, nothing will get ruined. I haven't used this in the rain yet, so I can't write about how it handled. I also plan on using this rack when I go skiing as well. Hopefully the the other reviews in regards to to the cargo box carrying skis will hold true. The roof rack is super easy to attach to roof rack. The fact that you can lock the rack came in handy since had to stay overnight in hotel with drive to IL. In regards to gas mileage, the best I got for whole trip was 26 MPG (all highway driving) which is not bad considering I get in 27 MPG with no cargo box attached. When driving in the city areas, of course I got much less, don't know how much because MPG averages out hwy/city driving. If I had to say anything bad about this purchase is that when the cargo box is empty and you go over bumps and what not it makes rattling sound, but other than that the Thule Pulse XL is amazing storage for the money!
    Date published: 2013-09-22
    Rated4out of5byfromOverall, Good Product!Overall, I'm satisfied with purchasing this product. I'd say it's good for this price range. I installed Thule Pulse XL on the factory roof racks (and cross bars) of 2011 Mazda CX-9. It perfectly fits with good shape. Please be aware that this is a single-side opening cargo-box, so you can load/unload your stuffs in passenger side only. If you want load/unload your stuffs from both side, you need to look for more expensive line-ups. Dual-side opening would be good if you want to well-organize your stuff in the area of driver side cargo box and you don't want to bend your back to fasten driver side easy-grip clamps. However, I personally don't feel to spend more money for the dual side opening features because moving and having foot steps in another side of cars should be annoying too. The material of outter plastic is failry light and flexible, this is good for reducing total weight and the box wouldn't break easily due to this flexibility. I drove over 70 mph speed on the highway, I can't feel any extra wind noise, shaking or rattling etc... I also didn't feel noticible mpg differences. The only complaint I have is that, this is actually annoying, rubber strips (easy-grip sealing strips) in the bottom of the cargo box. (This is for cushioning bottom-slot-edges to prevent damages by fastening clamps) Everytime when I insert easy-grip clamps into rubber lined mounting slots (for box install), the rubber strips keep detached from the mounting slot edges. This is because easy-grip clamps need to be inserted between very narrow space of two rubber strips and the inserting direction of clamp is also rubber wrapped so clamps push rubber strips and it easily falls apart from the slot edges . Sometimes it's hard to make clamps and rubber strips in good position. It seems that more expensive line-ups have better trim on these slot lining area, so you can get what you paid for. Apart from this minor rubber-lining issue, I could give this 5 stars.
    Date published: 2013-07-28
    Rated4out of5byfromGreat CarrierReally easy to install. Holds all of our essentials for trips and allows more kids in the vehicle
    Date published: 2013-06-19
    Rated5out of5byfromExactly what we neededDrove from MN to CO for a ski trip with 4 adults and 2 1 year olds. In addition to ski gear, we had lots of cargo for the children. The roof box was perfect. All of the skis and poles went up there as well as umbrella strollers for the kids and ski clothing. There is a 110 pound limit and we weighed things before we put them up there to be sure we stayed under the limit. I did buy a cane to help in moving cargo around within the roof box -- this was very helpful. Also, I made fabric sleeves for the skis so they wouldn't cut the roof box or other items carried up there. It was fairly windy (cross wind) on the way back, and it didn't bother that we were carrying the roof box (designed well for that sort of thing). Very happy customer.
    Date published: 2013-04-19
    Rated4out of5byfromDid EXACTLY what I wanted this to doI bought a 2103 Subaru Crosstrek....and was concerned about being able to accomodate four golfers with equipment....without having to take down the back seat, and make two guys sit on each other on route to course because of clubs. This roof rack was big enough to load four sets of clubs (two cart large bags, and two carry bags). It did what I needed it to do. I didn't want to get a bigger car simply for the ability to handle four guys and clubs! And even going back to airport, the guys two hard shell cases with clubs fit in this Thule roof case! I got lucky and bought the display item at the salesman helped me bring it out to the car..and I clamped it down with four clamps in less then a few minutes, and was off! I can lift it on and off the car by myself....not too heavy. I'm very happy with this product! ljw
    Date published: 2013-03-27
    Rated4out of5byfromEasy to install, good product overallIt's really easy to install. Because it's so big, it has to be lightweight, I suppose, so the plastic isn't real solid. Still, it opens and closes just fine and the locks work well.
    Date published: 2013-02-06

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