Originally Posted by mcbear
I have used Thule racks since 84 and have had nothing but perfect service from them. Even when a knob rusted after the rack was on the car for 3 years [it was the bicycle team sag wagon] Thule sent four new ones even though only one rusted.
I ran 4 bikes on the 84 VW Quantum Wagon at 95 mph for a solid hour without a single item loosening up after the Mount Mitchell Hill Climb.
serious answers are welcome too, and it does not surprise me that it came from Mr. Mcbear - many thanks.
In comparing the two systems, I knew both are very good to begin with but there had to be something where one had to have an advantage over the other; I found it.
It's the load stop - I know I'll be carrying lumber, plywood, etc. and it would be one of the essential accessories I'll need on my roof rack system. Thule's version looks to be better designed and built, with center holes to allow for straps to be passed through.