Thule XSporter Truck Rack Review

My truck has handled transporting surfboards with just a simple tailgate pad, but when I picked up an 11′ Laird standup paddle board I knew my bed was too short and I need to get a truck rack.
The best looking one I saw also offered a lot of flexibility so I went with the Thule 422XT Xsporter Multi-Height Aluminum Truck Rack. This is a medium-duty rack system designed to maximize the load capacity of any pickup truck. You can raise the load bars to carry long loads like my SUP board or lower them for bed level loading. You can also attach a cargo box to them for more protection.
There was no drilling required to install the rack but I did need to cut out holes in the factory bed liner so I could attach the footings directly to the underside of the bed rail.
It’s performed flawlessly and even with 5 boards strapped to the top it feels totally secure.

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    Georgetown Plumbing
    March 16, 2009 at 3:25 pm

    Thanks for the link. I didn’t know that Canpages had a blog. The article was well illustrated, with a lot of useful tips. I think I can do the job by myself but…. if I spent too much time on this, I’ll pick up the phone 🙂

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    August 13, 2009 at 3:08 pm

    Spoilage of water due to leaky faucet or pipe should be fixed right away. This is to avoid hassles and accident that might occur. It is also better to call a water plumber to do this for you quickly.

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    August 13, 2009 at 2:54 pm

    To harm no one due to leaking faucet is to fix it right away. This will help not to spill the water all over the floor and might lead someone to accident. Also, having a leaking faucet will increase your water bill consumption.

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    Water damage
    November 14, 2009 at 12:44 am

    I own a restoration company ( and recently got a call for water damage that resulted from a blocked sewage line. The sewage backed up into the house and came out the toilet and bathtub – what a mess. A plumber went out and the source of the blockage was tree roots in the sewage line. Guess what? Tree roots are not covered by your home insurance. Apparently it falls into the “maintenance” side of things and you are expected to maintain your sewage lines and keep them free of tree roots by pouring a chemical down the toilet once a month to prevent root growth. How is a homeowner meant to know that? Go figure…

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    plumbing supplies
    July 13, 2011 at 10:21 am

    Your tips are probably great. It is easy to understand and execute.

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    Simone Gambler
    April 3, 2012 at 5:00 pm

    As the saying goes, “Prevention is better than cure.” That applies to plumbing as well. It is advisable that, before you experience any troubles and damages in your kitchen/bathroom, you should already have undergone the process of choosing a good and reliable plumber. That way, whenever you encounter any problems, you know who to contact instantly. It’s also a good idea to get recommendations from your friends and family. They know better since they already had a firsthand experience with the plumber.

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    Bibi Karpel
    May 14, 2012 at 5:58 pm

    That is a very clear picture showing all the parts inside a toilet bowl. This can be a helpful guide if you have something wrong with your toilet. Well, it depends on which part is causing the problem. If the handle is too loose, you just have to reconnect it with the flush valve. More importantly, you just have to check it on a daily basis to see if the remedy is effective.

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    Darryl Iorio
    May 22, 2012 at 5:53 pm

    Absolutely! We can never have enough plumbing skills. It is best to seek professional help when the situation is more than a pipe drip or a clog. Taking things into our own hands can just cause flooding and aggravate the situation. Remember: when the problem is more complex than your knowledge, consult the proper authorities on the matter.

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    Carina menendez
    June 28, 2012 at 11:47 pm

    The most common reasons for clogged toilets are the large amount of toilet paper flushed down. And these are the simplest to fix. Generally, a plunger is used to clear a clogged toilet. But if the plunger doesn’t work, you can use a wire coat hanger. You can just hook the obstruction then pull it back out. If a coat wire hanger won’t work, then it’s time to call out the pros.

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