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THULE 480R Traverse Rapid Foot Pack

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  • THULE 480R Traverse Rapid Foot Pack

    The new Thule Traverse Foot is the perfect combination of modern technology, state-of-the-art testing, timeless design and ease of installation.

    Features/Benefits:

    • Patented MaxClamp technology provides 25% greater attachment force to hold the rack to the vehicle stronger than other racks on the market
    • Integrated AcuTight tensioning tool indicates when the rack is safely and properly attached to vehicle
    • Exclusive EZAssemble design features 50% fewer parts and requires half the time to install than competitors
    • Lockable outdoor cover with bold, contemporary styling hides and protects foot while blending flawlessly with any roofline
    • Locks to roof with Thule One Key system (available separately)
    • Designed to fit the aerodynamic Thule Rapid Aero bars instead of the standard square load bars
    • Please consult the Thule Fit Guide to match the correct Thule parts with your vehicle.

  • THULE 480R Traverse Rapid Foot Pack

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THULE 480R Traverse Rapid Foot Pack
 
4.3

(based on 8 reviews)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (7)
  • Easy to install (5)
  • Stable (5)
  • Easy to use (4)
  • Lightweight (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

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        • Advanced (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (7)

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      5.0

      Worked Great!

      By JW

      from Kansas City

      About Me Beginner

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Install
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Stable

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about THULE 480R Traverse Rapid Foot Pack:

          I was looking for racks to hold my Thule Atlantis 1800 cargo box. I bought these footpacks along with the Aero Bars. I read a ton of reviews on various websites before buying these. They have turned out to be a fantastic purchase. They're very sturdy. I drove from Kansas City to the mountains in Colorado and back with a the car and the cargo box completely stuffed and these footpacks along with the bars had no problem at all.

          I was concerned about them scratching my car. I put them on along with the bars and box and drove a few days with it to test it and had no problems or scratches. After my Colorado trip (where I carried a ton of weight on it), there were still no scratches. So needless to say I was very impressed.

          Install takes maybe 45 minutes to an hour the first time. After that, it hasn't taken me longer than 5-10 minutes to throw the bars up on there. As far as initial install, I found the videos on Thule's website to be the simplest way to figure it out.

          I would definitely recommend this product!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          1.0

          Box had been raided

          By JLL

          from Maryland

          About Me Advanced

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Install
          • Stable

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about THULE 480R Traverse Rapid Foot Pack:

              Great product...but my box had been raided. Waited until the night before I needed it to install...big mistake. This had obviously been used - broken foot, missing pieces, no instructions. What a pain. Bought at EMS in Annapolis. Disappointing.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Easy Install

              By Skip the Skier

              from Michigan

              About Me Intermediate

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Install
              • Easy To Use

              Cons

              • NONE

              Best Uses

              • No Factory Rack Cars

              Comments about THULE 480R Traverse Rapid Foot Pack:

              The footpacks were easy to install and adjust. Even locked on to the crossbar, there was wiggle room to twist it slightly to line up better with your rain rails. It's nice that you don't need any tools.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Aeroblade System Rocks!

              By JJ

              from Delaware

              About Me Advanced

              Pros

              • Attractive
              • Lightweight
              • Quiet
              • Stable
              • Sturdy

              Cons

              • Time Consuming Install

              Best Uses

              • EVERYTHING

              Comments about THULE 480R Traverse Rapid Foot Pack:

              I ordered my entirely new load bars & fit kit from EMS as part of a rack and yak promo. I have a new car (ACURA TL '12) and my old rack didn't fit this car. I took the plunge and upgraded to the Aeroblade, even tho it cost more, and I couldn't be happier. Not only does the look of it complement my nice new car, but it is SO QUIET compared to my old rack I almost couldn't believe it. Installation of a rack is always a little time consuming, but this was much easier than the last time (once you do it it gets easier). I recommend using the video instruction (thank goodness for YouTube). I'm just at the shore for my first kayak experience with my OWN boat this year, and I was up with the birds and looking forward to exploring the back bays this morning. If you're worried about whether to pull the trigger on this one, DON'T. Just buy it.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              4.0

              Excellent product by Thule

              By Clifford_Ball

              from East Longmeadow, MA

              About Me Intermediate

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Install
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Stable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • SUV's

                Comments about THULE 480R Traverse Rapid Foot Pack:

                Bought this foot pack for my Ford Edge. Took the family to Burlington VT for my sons hockey tournament. Couldnt fit his goalie equipment in the car with all of our luggage so I picked up a Thule Tahoe bag and a rack. It was bitterly cold outside when I installed the rack but thankfully this one went on the car very quickly without any problems. Thanks to the built in measuring guides I was able to set everything up before venturing outside and I just put it on the car, measured back from the windshiled and cranked it down. Piece of cake and its sturdy as can be.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                4.0

                good product; terrible instructions

                By none

                from MD

                About Me Advanced

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Lightweight
                • Stable

                Cons

                • Hard To Install Or Use

                Best Uses

                • Trucks

                Comments about THULE 480R Traverse Rapid Foot Pack:

                Good product - expensive even with EMS discount - absolutely terrible, next to useless, installation instructions

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                good look

                By EDoc

                from Boston, MA

                About Me Advanced

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Install
                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Small Cars

                  Comments about THULE 480R Traverse Rapid Foot Pack:

                  Bought the rack for my snowboard. It was a choice between this or the square bars, glad I went with the rounded bars. The snowboard attachment fits on great.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  Roof rack

                  By zee the camper

                  from Clifton. NJ

                  Pros

                  • Nice package

                  Cons

                  • none

                  Best Uses

                  • Toyota Prius camping

                  Comments about THULE 480R Traverse Rapid Foot Pack:

                  I am very happy with my purchase.

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