The M.O.A.B. is built for the outdoor adventurers lifestyle. Easy to install with quick on and off mounting hardware, and perfectly sized to fit on 4x4 vehicles.
Completely redesigned hub system for ease of installation
Adjustable Thule load bars allow for attachment of roof top accessories
Custom fairing provides a finished look
Mother of all baskets, it carries up to 165 pounds
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I've had the Thule MOAB mounted to the top of my Subaru Outback for the past 3 years and it has seen pretty much everything. -30 degree temperatures, 110 degree heat,deep snow, ice, daily commuting, many many drive-thru car washes, as well as several road trips with about 150 pounds of stuff loaded in this basket. Oh yes, and its NEVER seen a garage. I have to say that I am impressed with its durability and the Thule quality really does show. As of of this writing there is no faded paint/plastic, and the structural integrity is sound. I do throw a coat of Carnuba wax once a year but that's the only attention it gets. I get comments on it all the time and it helps me distinguish which Subaru is mine among the Sea of Subaru's parked at REI.
Pro's: *Durability *Build Quality *No noises or excess road/wind noise *Only affects my gas mileage by 1-2mpg at most *Hauled me and my wife's stuff on several thousand mile road trips worry free *Thule...
I purchaed the thule MOAB carrier from Amazon. I needed the extra space for since my Acadia hatch space was so small. THe box arrived undamaged and timely. I began following the instructions, and things started ok. You have to assemble a left half and a right half of the basket and put them together. Each side is joined by a clam shell with 5 screws. I assembled the first side joining them and tightning the screws. BE CAREFULL! The screws should not be overly tight, or they will screw through the other side! That is the first problem.
The second problem is that the the the other side was not FLUSH and the rigth and left did not line up! As I said, the box was not damaged when I arrived, so this is clearly a quality problem. I would have sent it back, but I needed it for a trip and would not have been able to get a replacement in time. I had to disassemble the side I had just done, and with plastic and metal screws, this is not something that should be done...
For the amount of money I spent, I would have thought that this roof basket would have been made (designed) a lot better. Don't get me wrong. The construction and welds are awesome, its just how the two halves of the basket are held together by a cheap plastic handle with self tapping screws. There are two plastic handles are held together by self tapping screws. over tightening the screws can cause the tip of the screws to come out the other side. Overall am happy with this product, but Thule needs to improve the connection point.
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