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Old 08-09-2015, 11:25 AM   #1
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THULE roof cargo carrier

does anyone have any ideas about THULE roof cargo carriers, I am looking at getting one on my roof but I am concerned I might get stuck under a bridge cause my van would be too tall. I am getting a 2015 Merc sprinter SM.
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Old 08-09-2015, 05:44 PM   #2
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Re: THULE roof cargo carrier

road and rack have a very good selection and good prices
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Old 08-09-2015, 09:50 PM   #3
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does anyone have any ideas about THULE roof cargo carriers, I am looking at getting one on my roof but I am concerned I might get stuck under a bridge cause my van would be too tall. I am getting a 2015 Merc sprinter SM.
You won't be that tall. Most 18 wheelers are 13'6", and most vans are not even 8 feet, a Sprinter high roof is 9.25 feet so you might be as high as 11' at most with the rack and box. Sure there are low bridges out there, so measure your van with the rack/box and keep that number in mind. Bridges are required to have their clearance plainly marked. Low hanging branches are a different story altogether. Always be on the lookout for those in any oversized vehicle.

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Re: THULE roof cargo carrier

I have a large Thule cargo box on my E350 & love it. It holds a tone of stuff. We put 3 snowboards with boots plus a lot more in it on snow trips. In summer it holds the inflatable kayak plus vests and more. Never had an issue with the height except parking garages & the like but I couldn't get in those anyways.

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Old 08-27-2015, 12:57 PM   #5
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Re: THULE roof cargo carrier

A little late to the thread, but no issues with a high roof sprinter with thule racks and a thule hullivator with two SUP boards stacked on top. As 86Scotty stated, you still won't be anywhere near tractor trailer high.

Parking garages are an entirely different matter though!



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