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also available: 502 Thule Aero Load Stops
(*for use on Thule AeroBlade bars, Xsporter truck racks etc.)
The all-purpose Thule 503 Load Stops are an economical solution for transporting a wide range of gear and equipment such as construction materials, lumber & plywood, ladders, crates & containers and more. Great for also transporting a canoe and other boats etc. Secures load and prevents any lateral side to side shifting or front and rear rocking of load. The Thule 503 Load Stops attach to Thule base rack system square load bars and Inno roof rack square cross bars only. Packaged as a set of four Load Stop brackets (one pair attaches to front load bar and one pair connects to rear load bar). Recommended for use in combination with a pair of Thule rack straps (not included; see accessory add-ons below).
- Heavy-duty Thule 503 Load Stops help you carry any load with edges on your Thule base rack system square bars (also compatible with Inno roof rack square crossbars).
- Prevents any lateral shifting of load during transport.
- Ideal for construction materials, lumber & plywood, ladders, crates & containers, a canoe and other types of boats etc.
- Each bracket is 4 inches high, offering superior stability and strength.
- Center holes in each bracket allow you to tie rack straps or ropes directly into the Load Stops.
- Highly recommended for use in combination with a pair of Thule Heavy-Duty rack straps (not included; see accessory add-ons below).
- For total safety and stability when transporting long loads we highly recommend also using a pair of Thule Bow & Stern tie-downs (not included; see accessory add-ons below).
- Set of four Load Stop brackets included.
- Thule 503 Load Stops easy-to-follow installation instructions manual included.
- Thule Racks Lifetime Warranty!
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Read the reviews below to find out what other customers are saying about the Thule Load Stops for use on Thule and Inno roof rack square cross bars.
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this Thule 503 Load Stops review by Daniel
vehicle year/make/model: 2004 Chevy Avalanche pickup truck
item(s) transported: ladders, wood
These stops do an excellent job. Time to time I have to transport extension ladders or long wood materials. Everything is much easier and faster with the Load Stops. I use them with a pair of Thule 523 Load Straps.
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T.T.D. asks - Does any all-purpose Load Stop brackets fit the Thule AeroBlade Bars?
ORS Crew answers - Great question. As of 2/25/2012, not in the traditional sense of Load Stops are there any that are compatible with the AeroBlade cross bars. However, we have gotten creative and done quite a bit of testing to come up with a great list of innovative, all-purpose Tie-Downs / Load Stops for the AeroBlade load bars used with all the Thule Rapid AeroBlade roof rack systems (such as 460R Podium, 450R CrossRoad, 480R Traverse etc.) You can use the following: TracRac deluxe tie-downs (sold as a pair, order 2 pairs, also need pair of rack straps), TracRac economy tie-downs kit (sold as a set of 4, also need pair of rack straps), Malone BigFoot Pro canoe brackets (sold as a set of 4, also includes pair of rack straps), Inno 451 Cradles (sold as a pair, order 2 pairs, also need pair of rack straps)
WYOCAMPER asks - We just bought a SportRack roof rack cross bars system for our Flagstaff Popup camper. Will the Thule LoadStops fit to hold a canoe on this rack?
ORS Crew answers - Yes the Thule Racks Load Stops will also fit the SportRack base rack square cross bars.
ARL asks - Will the Thule Load Stops fit on the Malone cross bars that come with the kayak trailer?
ORS Crew answers - Yes the Thule 503 Load Stops are fully compatible with the square cross bars on the Malone kayak trailers.
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Packaged as a set of four.
Mounts to Thule multi-purpose base rack system square load bars and Inno roof rack square crossbars only.
We recommend the SteelCore locking straps or the Lashlock locking system to protect your load from theft (not included; see accessory add-ons above).
Use in combination with pair of heavy duty Thule Load Straps (not included; see accessory add-ons above).
For total safety and stability when transporting long loads we highly recommend also using a pair of Thule Bow & Stern tie-downs (not included; see accessory add-ons above).
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Alternatively, we suggest using our easy Thule Racks automated fit guide to quickly order the correct Thule complete roof rack base system if you don't currently have one installed:
*please note: Thule Racks fit guide does not always show all compatible options. Please contact us with any additional compatibility questions.