Reviewed By Gyla B (New Brockton, AL) Reviewed for a 2014 BMW X1 —3/5/2015 10:33 AM
Do not need to strap down...quieter not strapped...pulled bmwx1 mpg down about 18?. Excellent !
Reviewed By LJ G (New York, NY) Reviewed for a 2003 Toyota Highlander —8/30/2015 10:43 AM
I consider myself a handy guy. I've assembled IKEA bunk beds, hung blinds, built stairs, cabinets. The Sidekick looked like a piece of cake. However, the instructions are in need of another go-round. Make the pictures bigger, Thule!! Also, to assemble the top piece to the bottom piece you really do need another person to help line up the hinges with the attaching hardware. That or turn yourself into The Rubber Band Man. Once the Sidekick is put together things get a tad easier.
Reviewed By Eric B (Warren, NJ) —8/27/2015 4:24 AM
It's a good product that's constructed well against the elements. It's easy to install and stow away. Note: The carrier is unstructured so you have to load items towards the from and put a filler behind it such as blanket or towels. Also, the carrier tended to slide backwards due to shifting and wind (my setup rested on the roof) so a skid resistant mat would help, appox. $20. For added security, use a lightweight cable lock that threads through the zipper pulls and secures to roof rack.
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