srelyea said:That sounds good. My only concern would be with a carrier that long, whether it would interfere with the hatch opening. Folks on this board have had some problems with the long carriers stopping the hatch from fully opening (e.g. Yakima Rocketbox).
Does anyone know if the Cascade creates a problem with the hatch?
jazcar said:I like the Mountaineer because it is offered in white or black, plus the 28+" width does look good. Since my Pilot won't come for another few weeks, I can only observe other cars, but the Pilot rails do not seem to go very far forward. How far forward does the leading edge of the box wind up relative to the cross bar (if your box is on the car now)?
Interesting about the wind noise.
Do you hear that with the Thule cross bars without the box, as well as when the box is installed? Maybe that's why Thule automatically suggests a fairing (for $45) along with a box when you go through their fit guide.
Somehow I think I'm being baited here, but if this were my mother-in-law, the removal of the bars would have resulted in blissful peace before I put the car in drive again ... for a few seconds :2:Originally posted by Mkell
The bars were so bad that my mother-in-law said - "what's that awful noise" in her first ride in the Pilot (w/out box on it). I then pulled the bars off at the next stop and had blissful peace in the cabin.