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I would love recommendations of a good roof cargo basket. We're towing a tiny tent trailer (under 500 lbs total) and would like to put the coolers on the roof. Thanks!
 

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We bought this one on E. It worked great for our trip that we needed it for.

It’s a little noisy above 50 mph, but it’s tolerable.


 

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Not greatly. Highway driving was around 20mpg if I remember, and the basket and car were loaded with stuff. Around town it’s the same.
 

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We bought this one on E. It worked great for our trip that we needed it for.

It’s a little noisy above 50 mph, but it’s tolerable.


Unrelated. Where is your D-riNg shackle attached? I can’t find anywhere on the front of the vehicle for a front recovery point. It annoys me to no end that Subaru did not include one. Not even a front eyelet hole. It’s one reason I remiss to any riskier off roading.
 

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I use a Rola roof basket. It's pretty nice. Thule's are much nicer.
 

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Unrelated. Where is your D-riNg shackle attached? I can’t find anywhere on the front of the vehicle for a front recovery point. It annoys me to no end that Subaru did not include one. Not even a front eyelet hole. It’s one reason I remiss to any riskier off roading.
They're here:
  • FRONT: Underside of the car along the frame rails, two tie-down points (dont use with a shackle) and one recovery point (use with a shackle).
  • REAR (NO HITCH): under the bumper cover's cover plate on driver's side. Your eye bolt will be under the cargo area, and screws into the bumper.
  • REAR (WITH OEM HITCH): Buy a 2" hitch shackle - you lose the thread in recovery point when you lose the bumper.
Drawings of the locations are in the Owner's Manual, but, I cannot get the drawings right now to post.
 

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They're here:
  • FRONT: Underside of the car along the frame rails, two tie-down points (dont use with a shackle) and one recovery point (use with a shackle).
  • REAR (NO HITCH): under the bumper cover's cover plate on driver's side. Your eye bolt will be under the cargo area, and screws into the bumper.
  • REAR (WITH OEM HITCH): Buy a 2" hitch shackle - you lose the thread in recovery point when you lose the bumper.
Drawings of the locations are in the Owner's Manual, but, I cannot get the drawings right now to post.
Thanks Robert. I will have a look at the manual and have read other posts on this. However I thought people mentioned that this was the 'tie-down' point used for downward pulling force, not in line recovery force?

The picture that @Ty3 posted has the D-ring shackle located right near/on the front bumper. I am wondering if he cut through the bumper and custom made an attachment point? I don't think the frame rails extend that far.
 

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Thanks Robert. I will have a look at the manual and have read other posts on this. However I thought people mentioned that this was the 'tie-down' point used for downward pulling force, not in line recovery force?

The picture that @Ty3 posted has the D-ring shackle located right near/on the front bumper. I am wondering if he cut through the bumper and custom made an attachment point? I don't think the frame rails extend that far.
I too would love to know what it's hooked to. It's below the frame rail.

I did a quick and horrible video for you. Here's the tie down locations and the recovery location. I suspect he's got something bolted to the recovery location. @Ty3 I'd love to know what.

 

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Not greatly. Highway driving was around 20mpg if I remember, and the basket and car were loaded with stuff. Around town it’s the same.
Thank you! I have a Yakima Loadwarrior with the extension that's just sitting in the garage. Been itching to put it on, the something always comes up
 

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