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Bill Porreca

Bill Porreca

Bill Porreca

Bill Porrecawrote a review of on February 3, 2016

Still Holding Gear Well Over 5 Years Now
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I couldn't be happier with this purchase 5 years ago when I got my new Subaru. This set up has lasted and I haven't taken it off my car yet.

I do wish I got the AeroBlade's as they are quieter and dont eat up as much gas mileage but, the square bars get the job done.

I cant recommend putting over 50lbs on the square bars but, I can tell you that I have done it and not had an issue. I have had a fully loaded cargo box and a mountain bike at the same time on the square bars and drove across the country without an issue. If you look at my bars now though you can see a slight bend in them but, it has not hurt the performance of them at all.

If you have any questions such as:
Car compatibility?
Should I go with Yakima or Thule?
Is it worth the upgrade to the better bars?
What mounts can fit on the square bars?

Feel free to contact me directly!
Bill Porreca
801-736-6398
bporreca@backcountry.com

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Bill Porreca

Bill Porrecawrote a review of on February 3, 2016

Best thing to purchase for adventures
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Someone told me the cargo box was the way to go. It would change the way I travel on trips. I looked at the cost and balked. Its expensive but, I needed a way to get skis and camping gear around in my sedan. I finally bought one and they were all right, it has made travelling SO much better.

The dual entry is very important. Sometimes I put the gear in on my driver side and then park too close to a snowbank or something to use that side to get gear. With the dual entry I can just go over to the passenger side.

Remember you cannot remove the key until you close the box. This is an important feature that makes sure or makes it really hard to drive away with the box wide open. Sometimes, especially when I really pack the box, I need to really push down along the entire edge of the box to make it close. If the box isnt closing easily thats all it really takes, get it closed and then go around the box and press down where you think gear inside is not allowing it to shut and can be compressed a bit.

I've owned this box for well over 5 years and never had an issue. I use it on a Thule Base rack with square bars. I do recommend getting the better bars be it Aeroblade's from Thule or the Yakima Whisper Bars. They are far less noisy and save on gas mileage loss.

If you have any questions such as:
Compatibility with other base racks?
How much can you fit in here?
How much Gas mileage per gallon do you lose?
Is it waterproof?

Feel free to contact me directly!
Bill Porreca
801-736-6398
bporreca@backcountry.com

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