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07 May 2020 11:05 #221983 by treps
Hi, Has anyone used a Thule EasyBase rear mounted carrier on a Gen4?
I seldom need additional carrying capacity so it would be rarely used but greatly valued when needed. They look robust enough and easy to fix and take off. Any feedback appreciated. Thanks.

www.thule.com/en-gb/cargo-carrier/towbar...le-easybase-_-949000

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07 May 2020 12:23 #221986 by Lambert
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That could be a useful tool on occasion, less of a pain than a trailer in the right circumstances and within the vertical load of the tow bar. I guess you would just have to remember it was there when reversing!

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07 May 2020 12:51 #221988 by Busta
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Check whether your towbar sits under the spare wheel of sticks out behind. It looks like you need it protruding to be able to fit the vertical front section. You'll need to remove whatever is on the rack in order to open the door, which could be a pain.

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07 May 2020 23:23 #221999 by Scimike
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Busta may have identified the first issue with the need to remove the spare to fit it, worth checking. I have a removable swan neck tow bar fitted to our GEN 3 which when fitted protrudes a good way from the vehicle, however our Thule towbar clip on bike carrier will not fit with the spare attached.
Could be useful, but small items will fall through the rail base unless securely fixed. I have similar issues with the rail base of my roof rack, to stop this I place a plywood floor on the rails before I load it, you may need the same.
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08 May 2020 06:20 #222001 by Lambert
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Of the 4 Jimny we have had the 3 with tow bars have all protrude well past the spare wheel, do some designs not?

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08 May 2020 09:22 - 08 May 2020 09:24 #222003 by Scimike
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Hi Lambert - think even our tow bar (Witter removable Swan neck) is just past the spare wheel, so it looks like they all protrude past the spare ?
The issue is the Thule we have leans back slightly when the clamp is fixed to the towball, so the upper part hits the spare wheel. It's probably a feature of the bike carrier and may not apply to the Easy Base, but it's worth checking just in case.
That said it looks like you can remove the vertical arms from the easy base, or bend them slightly as they only prevent any load from touching the vehicle body.
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08 May 2020 09:25 #222004 by Busta
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All of mine have been under the spare. I have recently fitted a 40mm spacer which brings the centreline of the ball inline with the back edge of the spare tyre, but it certainly isn't protruding past the spare.

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08 May 2020 09:36 #222007 by Busta
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These are my 2.

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08 May 2020 19:09 #222028 by treps
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Thanks for your replies. I have the OEM removable 'elbow' bar. It seems to go past the spare wheel; just but should be enough. I will keep an eye out for one in the sales and report back. Cheers

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08 May 2020 21:10 #222030 by Soeley
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What about one of these to go with it?
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08 May 2020 22:03 #222034 by Lambert
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When I get Dreadnaught back I will install the shin cracker and get a picture to be sure. It says Witter on the bag but the cover for the receiving part says something like gmd which I think are a German manufacturer? Remind me in a fortnight or so once I have her back home.

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19 May 2020 22:39 #222556 by Soeley
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I knew I'd seen these somewhere but couldn't find it whe searching for this thread. This one is on Wish, I like the idea of the removable wheels so you can use it as a truck when you get to your destination.

I don't know how good these actually are, but for demonstrating the idea it will do.

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