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Hi all,

I'm considering purchasing a Thule Atlantis 1600 cargo box for the RX but have a simple question. Namely, do I need to purchase the Thule crossbars or can I safely mount the box on the RX crossbars? The box weighs 39lbs with a recommended max. cargo weight of 110 lbs for a grand total of 159 lbs. Looking through the owners manual, I found a max. weight limitation of 165 lbs. for the roof cargo area but it's not clear as to whether that limitation is about the crossbars/sidebars themselves or the entire roof. Any clarification would be appreciated; especially from those of you who have been using one on your RX. The Thule bars aren't cheap so I'd prefer to use the factory crossbars if they're strong enough.

Thanks!

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