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The all-new, 2014 model 500XT Thule Xsporter Pro truck rack-ladder-rack delivers premium upgrades and redesign over previous generation Thule Xsporter truck racks. Thule Racks has now included set of four, all-purpose Load Stops for stabilizing and preventing cargo from shifting during transit (pair of rack straps recommended for use with Load Stops; straps not included, see accessory add-ons below). Thule proprietary CustomAdjust delivers maximum vertical height adjustability and positioning of truck rack towers and cross bars height for a custom match with whatever it is you are hauling. The 500XT Xsporter Pro offers universal compatibility with both full size pickups and mid-size / compact trucks. 450 lbs. maximum load capacity.
NEW THULE 500XT XSPORTER PRO FEATURED HIGHLIGHTS:
- All-Purpose Load Stops - now includes set of four, heavy-duty, all-purpose Thule Load Stops for stabilizing cargo loads such as ladders, lumber, conduit, canoe and much more. Load Stops adjust and position anywhere along the cross bars to match your gear load (pair of rack straps recommended for use with Load Stops; straps not included, see accessory add-ons below).
ATTENTION: For those with previous generation 500 Xsporter Pro, 422XT Xsporter models, the 7533761 Thule Load Stops are available.
- CustomAdjust Bar Height - provides maximum carrying versatility for easy loading, carrying and storage. (uprights extend to 28" maximum height / lower down to 5" minimum height)
- AirTrip Technology - a result of extensive wind-tunnel testing, AirTrip is integrated into the truck rack cross bars to redirect airflow for superior aerodynamics.
- WindDiffuser Technology - raised textured strip disturbs airflow for ultra-quiet road performance.
- SecureLock System - includes four One-Key locks to secure 500XT Xsporter Pro rack to the pickup truck bed rails.
- Reinforced Aluminum Design - provides strength to carry up to 450 pounds. Highly durable and non-corrosive.
- Quick and Easy Installation - requires no cutting or drilling – limited assembly.
- Toyota Tacoma Compatibility - works with 2005+ Toyota Tacoma truck bed channels by simply using the Thule XK3 Adapter Kit (sold separately; see accessory add-ons below) in combination with the 500 Xsporter Pro system.
The Thule 500XT Xsporter Pro multi-height aluminum truck rack-ladder rack is an incredibly versatile system thoughtfully designed to maximize the load capacity of any pickup truck. The two commercial-duty, overhead load bars (also called cross bars) are 72" in length and easily hold up to 450 lbs. Includes four-pack of Thule Racks One-Key locks and keys to fully secure the 500XT Xsporter Pro truck rack to the pickup truck bed rails. Quickly raise the load bars to carry long loads and free up cargo space in your truck bed or lower the 500XT Xsporter Pro truck rack load bars for convenient bed level loading. Raise and lower to any custom height adjustment! Simple assembly with fast install. No drilling or cutting required.
Virtually all Thule roof mount gear carriers attach directly to the 500XT Thule Xsporter Pro truck rack load bars or using Thule Xadapt adapter kits (sold separately; see accessory add-ons below). Please click the link below to view compatibility specifications of the most popular, current Thule sports gear carriers when used on Thule Xsporter bars:
» complete Thule gear carrier compatibility chart
2005+ Toyota Tacoma pickups with truck bed channel systems require the Thule XK3 Adapter Kit (sold separately; see accessory add-ons below) to install the Xsporter Pro 500XT system. We recommend using our Thule Racks Fit Guide (see above or below) to determine Thule 500XT Xsporter Pro compatibility with your specific pickup truck year, make and model.
- Includes pair of load bars (also called crossbars) with a length of 72 inches.
- CustomAdjust Bar Height allows for any vertical height adjustment -- low positions: easy bed level loading and unloading for bikes, snowboards, and short boards / high position: long loads are held secure while the cargo bed remains usable for other items. (uprights extend to 28" maximum height / lower down to 5" minimum height)
- AirTrip Technology is integrated into the cross bars to redirect airflow for superior aerodynamics.
- WindDiffuser Technology via raised textured strip that disturbs airflow for ultra-quiet road performance.
- Easy to install with no drilling required. Limited assembly required.
- Includes SecureLock system with four-pack of Thule Racks One-Key locks and keys to fully secure the truck rack to the pick-up truck bed rails.
- Now includes Thule Load Stops for stabilizing cargo loads such as ladders, lumber, conduit, canoe and more. Load Stops adjust and position anywhere along the cross bars.
- Virtually all Thule roof mount gear carriers attach directly to the versatile aerodynamic cross bars or using the Thule Xadapt Kits.
- Dual-slot reinforced load bars feature 2 slots of reinforcement within load bars for added strength, rigidity and accessory attachment.
- Four fully welded mounting rails (with locks included) that clamp onto the top of the truck bed rail and lock upright towers in place for easy installation and security.
- WearGuard Strips integrated into both load bars to protect against wear on equipment and damage to building materials.
- This commercial-duty, all-purpose Thule truck rack-ladder rack has a 450 lb. maximum load capacity.
- Long lasting, great looking, high strength, industrial grade aluminum construction.
- Thule 500XT Xsporter Pro easy-to-follow installation instructions manual included.
- Thule Racks Lifetime Warranty!
500XT Thule Xsporter Pro Truck Rack Resource Wall
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this Thule 500 Xsporter Pro truck rack review by Jeff T.
vehicle year/make/model: 2012 Ford F-250
item(s) transported: 32' ladder
This product is incredible. Not only will it support the weight of my 32' fiberglass ladder, but it doesn't even shake traveling down the road. My son climbs in the truck bed & hangs from it all the time & it's never even come loose or bent. Extremely good quality product. To add to it, the rails even drop down into the truck bed when I'm not hauling my ladder around. The mounts even come with individual locks so no one can adjust or remove them without my key. To make matters better, I simply called ORS Racks Direct, gave them my information & the product showed up at my house 2 days before it was scheduled to. They even gave me the tracking number 2 hours after I got off the phone with them. Definitely recommend buying from ORS Racks Direct for the exceptional customer service.
Discuss the Thule Racks Xsporter Pro 500XT ladder rack-truck rack. Use the form below to fire away with your questions, answers and general comments about this product.
Tallman asks - What are the minimum and maximum heights of the Thule 500 rack?
ORS Crew answers - The minimum height is 5 inches, providing it is a standard bed rail with no interference and allows the towers to go all the way down. Maximum height is 28 inches.
Jonesy asks - I have a Thule roof rack (one bar) on the cab roof of my Toyota Tacoma, and I'm wondering if you can just purchase one Thule 500 Xsporter bar/assembly, as I want to sit one end of my canoe on that, and the other end on the cab rack crossbar? Thanks.
ORS Crew answers - Yes this is available for purchase as a single crossbar w/ two towers (as opposed to the full truck rack system with four upright towers and two crossbars). It is not offered as a product that is orderable on our website directly. Give us a call (toll free 1-800-894-7547) and we can get you all set up.
ORS Crew explains - The included pair of cross bars are 72" long.
ORS Crew says - We have tested and verified that the Yakima universal mounts, that come with Yakima kayak racks and upright mount bike racks, will fit nicely to the Thule Xsporter bars. Great news for anyone with Yakima carriers currently or interested in purchasing these carriers for use on this truck rack.
Aaron asks - I'd like to be able to have 2 834 Hull-a-Port j-racks on the Xsporter, then fill up the rest of the bars with a ski rack (plan to use them as fishing rod holders which are perfect for fishing rods) but I dont want to buy more than what will fit on the bars though. Thoughts?
ORS Racks Direct crew answers - The cross bars are 72" long. The 92726 and 92725 ski carriers take up about 30" of bar space and the 92724 takes up 22". The 834 Hull-a-Port’s take up approx 18" apiece, so you you have plenty of room.
Ben asks - I have a '05 Toyota Tacoma and would thus need the XK3 adapter. As I would like to only mount the Tule Xsporter to the truck when in use, I was wondering how long it would take to put the rack on the truck and then take it down. What is the process with this adapter and the time needed for setup?
CRAWDAD answers - I do this with my Xsporter Ben. The XK3 adapters mount fast to the track system. Then all you do is attach the base of each Xsporter Tower onto each adapter. So taking it out is so easy. I usually just remove the Tower and leave the base intact on the XK3. But its not a hassle to loosen the XK3 adapters and then just slide out the 422XT bases if you prefer.
CB asks - Does the Thule 500 fit a 2009 Colorado pickup?
ORS Racks Direct Crew answers - Yep. This model works great as a 2009 Chevy Colorado truck rack.
George B. asks - Do the Thule Xporter towers have the option to be locked down to the bed of the truck? If not how about the Yakima Outdoorsman 300 towers?
ORS Crew answers - Yes, in fact the Xsporter includes a 4-pack of Thule locks and keys to lock all 4 towers to the truck bed. No need to purchase any additional security locks. The Yakima Outdoorsman 300 truck racks do not have a locking option available.
C. Watson says - Will this work as a 2001 Dodge Dakota extended cab pickup truck bed rack? I want to carry surfboards and a 12' long cedar Hawaiian water sled. Thanks.
ORS Crew answers - Absolutely, the 500 Xsporter PRO is fully compatible and highly recommended for the 2001 Dodge Dakota.
C. St. Onge asks - I want to buy this truck rack but would like to doublecheck that it works on the 2012 Toyota Tundra (access cab 6' bed).
ORS Crew answers - All set, this will serve as a superb 2012 Toyota Tundra pickup truck bed rack system.
FP asks - Does the Thule Xsporter Pro 500 fit a FORD RANGER 2012?
ORS Crew answers - You are all set. This is a Thule Racks confirmed and sanctioned fit. The 500 Xsporter Pro serves as a superb 2012 Ford Ranger truck rack-ladder rack complete system.
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2005+ Toyota Tacoma pickups with truck bed channel systems require the Thule XK3 Adapter Kit (sold separately; see accessory add-ons above) to install the Xsporter Pro 500XT system.
Includes SecureLock system with pack of 4 Thule locks to fully lock the truck rack to the pick-up truck bed rails.
Includes set of four Thule Load Stops that position anywhere along the cross bars and stabilize cargo loads such as lumber, ladders, conduit, canoe and plenty more (pair of rack straps recommended for use with Load Stops; straps not included, see accessory add-ons above). ATTENTION: For those with previous generation 500 Xsporter Pro, 422XT Xsporter models, the 7533761 Thule Load Stops are available.
The two commercial-duty, overhead crossbars (also called load bars) are 72" in length and easily hold up to 450 lbs.
Virtually all Thule roof mount gear carriers attach directly to the Xsporter Pro truck rack-ladder rack load bars or using Thule Xadapt Kits (sold separately; see accessory add-ons above). Please click the link below to view compatibility specifications of the most popular, current Thule sports gear carriers when used on Thule Xsporter bars:
» complete Thule gear carrier compatibility chart
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Alternatively, we suggest using our easy, automated Thule Racks Fit Guide to check for compatibility with your specific year/make/model pickup truck and/or order any gear carrier attachments you may want:
*please note: Thule Racks fit guide does not always show all compatible options. Please contact us with any additional compatibility questions.