Also available: Thule 480 Traverse Half Pack version.
(1 bar roof rack system w/ square load bar, 480 Feet & Fit Kit)
The Thule 480R Rapid Traverse Half Pack roof rack system is a 1 cross bar roof rack system, serving as an ideal complete multi-purpose base rack solution for cars and trucks without raingutters or factory racks and only need 1 Thule AeroBlade load bar and 2 Thule 480R Rapid Traverse Feet instead of the normal 2 AeroBlade load bars and 4 Thule 480R Rapid Traverse Feet. The Half Pack system is an especially great component for creating car & truck racks to transport canoes, kayaks, ladders, lumber etc on gutterless pickup truck cabs and car roof tops when used in combination with a rear trailer hitch receiver T-mast style rack or a pickup truck bed rack. For example, use a Thule 480R Rapid Traverse Half Pack roof rack system up front on the car rooftop or pickup truck cab roof and a Thule 997 Goal Post hitch mount T-mast style kayak / canoe / ladder rack (sold separately; see accessory add-ons below) on the rear of your vehicle. Or use the 480R Rapid Traverse Half Pack system up front and a Thule Xsporter truck rack system (sold separately; see accessory add-ons below) in the pickup truckbed.
The complete Thule 480R Rapid Traverse Half Pack roof rack system includes all 3 components that are necessary to attach two 480R Rapid Traverse Feet & one AeroBlade load bar to your pickup truck cab roof or car roof top:
- Two (2) 480R Rapid Traverse Feet.
- set of Thule Traverse Fit Kit clips (specific to your vehicle; see ordering notes below. You may receive all four Traverse Fit Kit Clips, since a majority of the Thule Traverse Fit Kit Clip models are not offered as just one pair).
- One (1) Thule AeroBlade load bar. (bar end caps included).
Thule Half Packs are a great solution for creating car & truck racks to carry watersport gear like canoes, kayaks etc. Carry longer gear including construction equipment and materials such as lumber, ladders, piping and more. (Thule 997 Goal Post sold separately; see accessory add-ons below.)
Can be locked to the vehicle using two-pack of Thule lock cylinders (not included; see accessory add-ons below). Protective surfaces on Half Pack prevent shifting and protect vehicle's paint. No tools required for assembly; easy-to-follow instructions manual included. Thule Racks Lifetime Warranty!
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