Rooftop Carrier Subaru Outback
I have a 2012 Subaru Outback and I am looking for guidance on using the Thule 867 roof bag. My documentation recommends using the factory installed rack in the cross bar configuration rather than as side rails. My question is – since the crossbar spacing is approximately 30 inches on center – is there a proper and secure way to attach the bag knowing that it will overlap the rear cross rail by 11 inches? Thanks in advance.
Using crossrails makes the bag far more secure than just using the siderails. The bag comes with 4 straps allowing it to be secured to the roof. If we understand you correctly, you have a Subaru Outback with a factory installed crossbar. If so, according to Thule’s website, the Thule 868 and Thule 869 both should work on your model. We rent both the Thule 868 and Thule 869.
Your question was in relation to the Thule 867 which is previous model to the 868 and 869.
In relation to your question about length, I’m attaching the instruction manual. Please see Step 3(b) called “mounting to crossbars”. I believe this explanation answers your question about dimensions and attaching. The short answer is the four straps can be moved around as there are clips on all sides if you need to adjust. Please let us know if we can assist further.