The Artificial Rain Gutter is a permanently installed mounting point for your camper shell or truck cap for Thule Rain Gutter Feet. Editor's Note: Drilling required. Please call if you aren't sure what parts you need.
Thule Gutter, Gutter High, Super High Gutter Foot Pack s
I have a cap on the back of my full-size pick-up. These were super easy to install (just drill two holes each), and come with an awesome rubber backing piece that keeps those holes water-tight. Bars attach/detach easily, these little pieces accomplish their task perfectly and simply, I love them they were a great purchase.
If they are indeed artificial rain gutters in that they mimic the shape of rain gutters, they should work. But be advised that you may potentially void your Thule warranty if you use non-Thule artificial rain gutter brackets.
Generally--I say again...generally--most Thule and Yakima racks when set up properly hold up to 165 lbs. However, adding that much weight to the roof of your vehicle radically changes the center of gravity and may cause extremely adverse reactions when braking and/or maneuvering at high speeds. You should always attempt to keep weight up top to a minimum. And make sure your canopy can actually support what you plan on carrying up there. And the 165 lb. number I threw out their refers to all four towers--not just one pair. Always check your vehicle and canopy owner's manual in regards to weight limits, and observe all installation weight limit guidelines when purchasing car rack components.
Functionally, it might--because both mimic the once-common standard rain gutter found on older vehicles. But you likely will void the warranty if you match a Yakima bracket and Thule tower or vise versa.
I had to buy bolts with full threads, since the ones provided were only threaded half way. Normally I can see this would be OK, but I mounted them to my VW camper van top, which is much thinner than "normal applications". I went with stainless steel too since, the provided bolts were only painted steel...expensive!!