Yeah ... global sourcing at it's best! Another example: More than half of the stuff that IKEA carries (furniture) comes from Poland. Former East Block countries are successfully competing with Chinese manufacturers but with much higher quality due to the very skilled work force in fomer East Eurupean conutries.....Thule is Swedish, I believe. I just got some Crossroads 450 and I noticed it said Made in Poland.
Not only "assembled" here but also manufactured here by the U.S. company called Cequent. Even Subaru roof top box is made by Thule but manufactured (fabricated) by Cequent Group....they are swedish. a friend at REI was explaining how they're assembled over there, but the great majority of their parts are fabricated in the united states.
you can't really go wrong with either brand... just have to develop your own preferance. mine is thule, if for no other reason than the fact that their racks are shinier
I had forgotten about looking at that cargo box. I saw the notice pop up in my email and came in and responded.Whoa, kybishop, I am impressed. You responded to a 3-1/2 year old post in less than an hour.:29::29:
No worries at all. That was probably why I brought it back as well, like you, I didn't find many threads on it.Yeah...sorry to bring this one back up, but I hate having to go through a hundred different threads for the same topic. I figure best to keep it in one consolidated area. I am surprised I couldn't find more posts about cargo carriers on here. Anyway...I am stuck on what to do...I have an 01 Outback wagon, and I want a cargo box that can carry long skis (including my XC skis of size 211). It seems like all the long ones will hit the hatch as it opens. Does anyone have a specific model that seems to work for this set up? I have factor bars, so I don't really care if it is Yakima or Thule, though I do have an old Thule ski rack that would be nice to add on the same racks if I needed to get Thule racks.