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  • Bars span vehicle's roof providing the point of attachment for gear mounts and accessories
  • Load bars are available in 4 lengths; refer to Thule's Fit Guide for the minimum length recommended for a specific vehicle
  • Bar dimensions are 78 x 1.3 x 0.96 inches

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Perfect for Two Canoes 78" Thule load bars are perfect when carrying two canoes. At this length I wish they were a little stiffer, but this works fine. Add straps and tie down ratchets on the ends and you are good to go!
Date published: 2010-06-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lots of room for several kayaks Thule fitter only listed 58" bars for Ford Flex. But the 78" bars fit great and I can put another sea kayak on top of my Flex. Great system and was able to use Yakima universal wraparounds to mount Yakima saddles even stronger than on a Yakima round bar.
Date published: 2009-04-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Disappointed a little. I bought these a few years ago and they do the job just fine but the problem is if you lose and end cap you have to go through Thule for a replacement as REI doesn't carry them in the stores or online as far as I can see. I just went in the store to buy 58 inch cross bars and learned that for $100 dollars you don't even get the end caps. You have to purchase the towers, needless to say I left the store empty handed and disappointed.
Date published: 2016-11-19
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