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ThuleElite Van XT
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April 26, 2021
Solid Rack but not Convenient to Use
- I've used it several times
- True to size
I'm quite happy with the delivery from Backcountry as it was timely and everything in good order. Assembly is not difficult but pictorial instructions are not done well. The rack is solid and bikes are held firm. The biggest issue I have is the rack is so high on my Sprinter van that I need a ladder or platform to get the bikes up and to secure the braces to the frames. The key locks are very difficult to reach. I bought a rear step mounted in the trailer hitch so I have something to step on, but it is still difficult. Also, with the bikes off and the rack folded up, the lower bike rail is perfectly located to mash the back of my head when I close the back door while standing on the ground. Even though I know this, I have still forgotten a couple time and smashed my head. There is no way my wife could get the bikes on or off due to the height. This is with the rack at the lowest location of the three positions shown in the installation manual. It seems Thule could have provided a lower mounting position and I expect better from Thule.
March 14, 2021
Will this rack fit my 2021 Winnebego Travato which is built on the 2020 Ram Promaster 3500 Cargo chasis? Also, my wife's ebike and my gravel bike weigh about 75 or 76 pounds and see the maximum capacity is 77 pounds, is the combined weight of our bikes pushing the limit too closely?
September 30, 2020
For a $600 bike rack, this thing falls a little short. First, on delivery, there was some loose hardware in the box separate from the bag of the rest. It seems that Thule has some quality control problems. One of the critical bolts is not the same size, and that's important because it has to go inside the top rail. Unless it's user error, I'll have to cut it down or find a replacement. Second, mounting the rack to a vehicle requires a few ounces of glue. For $600, I would think a few ounces of glue would be included in the kit. Going to the hardware store isn't the worst, but I'm surprised. Once I get the glue and the right size bolt, then I can see how it works as a bike rack.
March 25, 2021
Hi Scott, curious to see if you got the Thule Elite Van XT bike rack mounted and how it's working out if so. Thanks for any insight you may have!
June 26, 2020
Do the bike trays fold up when not in use?