Re: cause!

Posted by Chris Taylor on Jun 21, 2004

The cause appears to be that he simply had not installed them tight enough. There was no evidence of mechanical failure or damage and the rack is back in operation. Thule is a good rack (I have used them for years). They do have to come up with designs specific to just about every type of vehicle manufactured and I guess some are easier, or less vulnerable to owner installation faults than others. Comparing his set up to mine (2000 Jetta) there is no question that the Jetta arrangement is far more secure and "fool-proof" than his. Install them correctly and make sure everything is firmly tightened. They should be OK - if you are uncertain about the installation, get the help of someone qualified.

In Response to: Re: bow lines - use them! by Mac on Jun 19, 2004


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