Thanks, any reason for switching to a Thule box vs. Yakima? Also, wondering do you ever have problems with the wind blowing it open.
I got the Thule box because it was on sale at the shop I frequent. The Thule box will work with factory cross bars, Thule square bars and Yakima round bars. Never had wind affect it, I always keep the locks on the box locked whenever we have it on. We've had our box for going on eight years now, we only use it 3 or 4 times per year, but it's held up great.
I have Yakima everything else because I worked at a bike shop at the time when I bought the Yakima racks and mounts and I had a good employee discount on Yakima products.
I've got a couple yakima systems...the q-towers for my car and the control towers for my jeep. Both have worked very well and the crossbars have lasted quite a while. I would go with everyone else who says to buy what you find between Yakima/Thule...both have quality stuff.
I have a Yakima ski/snowboard carrier. It works great, the only complaint I have is my snowboard bindings would rub on the top of my car. I just shove a folded up paper towel in there before I take off, and it is no problem driving from dsm to steamboat.
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