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  • Tilt-down design offers quick and easy access to the rear of your vehicle
  • Comes complete with 1.25 and 2 in. receiver hitch adapters for added versatility
  • Includes Thule's One Key System® and 4-pin pre-wired taillights
  • Also includes LPA license plate adapter so you're still street legal
  • Carrying capacity is a hefty 165 lbs.
  • Requires 1.25 or 2 in. receiver hitch, Class II or higher

Made in USA.

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Best Use Travel
Gear Capacity (L) 368.1 liter
Gear Capacity (cu. in.) 22,464 cubic inches
Weight 76 pounds
Ski Load Capacity 0
Snowboard Load Capacity 0
Height (in.) 24 inches
Width (in.) 25.5 inches
Box Opening Rear
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Storage Option I bought this a few months ago and have used it on a couple of camping trips. The roof of my car cannot take too much weight, so after looking around a while I finally found this--and think it is probably better than a roof cargo box. It is easy to attach to the hitch and holds a lot of gear. Even nicer, it is easy to load and unload without any worry of standing in car doors and reaching to the roof. It rained a lot on one of the trips, but everything in the Thule Transporter stayed dry. There is a little learning curve to figuring out how to pack it, but after that it is great. I do wish Thule included the lock and did not charge an extra $50 for it. Overall, very satisfied and not sure what we would do without it.
Date published: 2014-08-02
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Is it really stable? [...] There's no place to lock the unit to the trailer hitch. I don't like the fact that it's just a single screw that keeps it attached to the car. 2-3 turns of the screw and it's loose. Can easily be stolen in less than 10 secs!!! Total weight it can handle is 165lbs. Don't think so. We put up to 150lbs and the shell seemed like it was going to come off the frame. I think with long travel, and some bumps here and there, this unit will NOT last. Quality isn't that great. Material is thin. [...] Keep in mind this thing adds about 3-4ft to the length of your vehicle when parking.
Date published: 2011-05-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nearly perfect We also drive an GMC Acadia which, with the back row seat up, leaves about enough storage room for a large sack lunch, forget a weekend trip. This carrier has made it possible for our family to make cross country trips. It is quite spacious and driving is vastly better than a rooftop carrier when used alone in terms of aerodynamics and gas mileage especially in windier areas (though it does add a little bounce over poor roads.) With 3 daughters I usually up using both a rooftop and this cargo box but I digress. After 18 months and over 20,000 miles of use I have no concerns about the durability of this box. This thing is pretty sturdy. The frame that supports the bottom is a combination of a 2 inch square steel mains with 1 1/4 inch supports. Did I mention its big? My 12 year old can fit in it easily. (Tempting but never tried.) Unfortunately, when its off your car its also huge and somewhat awkward to store. The trailer hitch comes off the bottom and leaves the unit unbalanced and sort of tippy. I haven't yet figured out how to suspend it so it sits on some 2X4's in the corner of the garage. It can be mounted by one person as I usually do, but lining up the retention bolt can be tedious. I don't really have any concerns regarding having anyone steal this thing. Fully loaded and mounted it would take two good sized men to pull this out and run with it. Think a treasure chest sized box weighing 150 lbs. I suppose it could be cut open but windows can be broken too. I've never had the bolt loosen during use and usually carry a 3/4 in box wrench to remove it. The biggest issue i've experienced is the locking mechanism. The box has to be locked to remove the key. During some of the nastier winter storms I've had the lock freeze up. Placing a piece of duct tape over the lock and keeping a lighter handy has been a decent work around. I would definitely recommend this.
Date published: 2012-08-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Jeep Wrangler Owner My daughter has a Jeep Wrangler for college with limited space. We bought the Thule to add lockable storage for her car. So far, it appears to work smoothly. One review said it was flimsy and I would concur and say it is similar to our roof top Thule in strength. It holds a lot and was easy to put together and mount. The only flaw was having to buy a hitch lock for the bumper. When you spend $450 for the cargo carrier, wouldn't you think they would add a lock???? It appears to be as advertised.
Date published: 2014-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Made packing the car so easy! We have five in our family and packing our GMC Acadia was a bit of a puzzle. We would fill every inch of space, even for long weekend trips. We recently purchased the Thule Transporter Combi and we love it. Packing the car is so easy and we have so much more room! We can even travel with our BOB Dualie now which we were having to leave at home because we just couldn't fit everything. The box is easy to install and with the snug-tite lock it is securely locked on the hitch. It does make our vehicle longer but we found we've fit fine in every spot we parked. Loading the box is very easy and since the box tilts you still have access to the back of your vehicle. We did learn not to pack the heavy stuff all on one side because the box will tilt. Even when we did this we didn't have any problems with the box we just noticed a tilt. We are very happy with our purchase.
Date published: 2011-06-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cargo room. easy locking,secure and lots of cargo space for a little convertible vw.
Date published: 2017-03-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Extra Storage Capacity It stored 100 lbs of extra belongings that would have had to go in the back of our SUV. The downfall of this item is that it needs to be unloaded to tilt down. Thus trying to get the dog out of the back was a chore.
Date published: 2012-08-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from quite a bit more space Adds quite a bit more space, and allowing it to fold away is convient when accessing the back of the suv. It bolts in the hitch. Thats good for noise control, but I would like to be able to lock it to the vehicle.
Date published: 2012-06-28
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Can this unit be tilted down when it is loaded? Thanks.

Asked by: JBadger
The Transporter Combi Hitch can be tilted down for partial access to a trunk, hatch or tailgate.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-24

i've been reading on reviews that didn't come with a key. how do we buy a key?

Asked by: Lucy89
​Replacement keys are available from Thule directly.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-30

Can I use a Reese 5/8" locking pin to secure this device to my hitch?

Asked by: lock pins
This includes everything you need to secure the Transporter to your hitch. It is not compatible with a 5/8" locking pin, but you could purchase the Thule STL2 Snug-Tite Receiver Lock STL2 if you want a locking pin,. The STL2 is available for purchase on Thule's website.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-10-27

can it hold 2 sets of golf clubs

Asked by: jdsdds
Answered by: James Davidson
Date published: 2017-04-25
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