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Cargo Rooftop Box Carrier Voyager XL $207 + tax or $180 + Tax AFTER 10% Coupon At Pepboys

npatel3c 191 December 14, 2011 at 09:11 AM in Travel (4) More Walmart Deals
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Pepboys has a rooftop cargo box named "Voyager XL" for $229.99 at my local pepboys. I have read online that some pepboys have these for &199.99. Use this link to get 10% offExpires 1/5/2012 when you click on pdf attachment on the link. Even after the coupon expires SDers are slick enough to google or sd-search again and I am sure another 10% coupon can be found.

This is a LOCAL store PICK-UP. Product does not come up online, call your local store to find out.

$229.99 - 22.99 (10% OFF) = $207 + Local Tax

I got $10.00 back that I was expecting in the form of reward dollars. Signup at the register when you buy this item. That puts cost for the item at $197 + Tax for me!

The reason, I think it is good deal is because the SAME product under different name - "SportsRack Aero XL" is being sold by different vendors on Amazon [amazon.com] for $299.99 +FS (?), and walmart [walmart.com] for $269.99 + Tax with sitetostore FS.

This product has very very good reviews and I have used it for some time now and I love it. Check reviews for yourself.

I know it is THE SAME Box because the manual it came with has both names on it: "Aero XL" and "Voyager XL". SportsRack is Thule Subsidiary and makes good products. I called SportsRack/Thule to find out about voyager and Rep told me they did sell them as Voyager XL before, not currently though, but same product as Aero XL.

It may not be a hot deal, but I think someone who comes into SD and types rooftop box is sure to find it very useful. Nothing in SD currently in this reference.

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the cargo box you linked to off amazon is Thule brand, I'd think the one at Pep Boys is a generic brand. idk what you're trying to haul, but this looks small to me. I got a bigger one at Pep Boys for under $80, I wouldn't bother with a smaller one. When i use it for camping, it fills up fast with sleeping bags, air mattresses, pillows & camping gear for me and 4 kids.
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the cargo box you linked to off amazon is Thule brand, I'd think the one at Pep Boys is a generic brand. idk what you're trying to haul, but this looks small to me. I got a bigger one at Pep Boys for under $80, I wouldn't bother with a smaller one. When i use it for camping, it fills up fast with sleeping bags, air mattresses, pillows & camping gear for me and 4 kids.
Yes, It is made by SportRack - A Thule Subsidiary.

This is a typical rooftop carrier box made out of ABS plastic and it is VERY Big. It fits a lot of stuff, it is water tight (I drove in heavy rain a few times). Below is the information copy pasted from Amazon which also includes dimensions and cu.ft. volume capacity. Plastic rooftop box bigger than this would be VERY VERY Big. You did not mention product name and dimensions for your box. May be other people find helpful for comparison and review of the product. Checkout review for this box on Amazon or other places.


Product Features
18 cu. ft. (509 liter) capacity
Mounts directly to most OEM and aftermarket crossbars with included Quick Release u-bolt mounting kit
Rear-opening design includes a lock for secure, easy access
ABS construction is durable and UV-resistant
Dimensions: 63"(l) x 38"(w) x 19"(h) / 38 lbs (17 kg), Maximum load of 110 lbs (50 kg)
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Yes, It is made by SportRack - A Thule Subsidiary.

This is a typical rooftop carrier box made out of ABS plastic and it is VERY Big. It fits a lot of stuff, it is water tight (I drove in heavy rain a few times). Below is the information copy pasted from Amazon which also includes dimensions and cu.ft. volume capacity. Plastic rooftop box bigger than this would be VERY VERY Big. You did not mention product name and dimensions for your box. May be other people find helpful for comparison and review of the product. Checkout review for this box on Amazon or other places.


Product Features
18 cu. ft. (509 liter) capacity
Mounts directly to most OEM and aftermarket crossbars with included Quick Release u-bolt mounting kit
Rear-opening design includes a lock for secure, easy access
ABS construction is durable and UV-resistant
Dimensions: 63"(l) x 38"(w) x 19"(h) / 38 lbs (17 kg), Maximum load of 110 lbs (50 kg)

Oh and like I said in my post - Pepboys Box is NOT generic, but it is made by SportRack (Thule Subsidiary). I know and vouch for it, because I have one. Box says Voyager XL - SportsRack and Manual says SportsRack all over it with name of both Aero XL and Voyager XL on it. I also ordered one Aero XL. Opened them BOTH up. Compared everything. Returned the more expensive AeroXL, because it is THE same Box. The fact that lot of people dont know this, hence the usefulness of the post in my view.
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I tried searching pep boys site to find the box I got from them, but their search function is absolutely useless. It is bigger than this one, and cost me $80. It did need to be assembled, which was a pita, but for $80 it was cheaper than anything I found anywhere else. imho, if somebody were willing to pay a premium for Thule, they'd want it to say 'Thule' on it. I just needed something big enough to jam all my camping gear in it.
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I tried searching pep boys site to find the box I got from them, but their search function is absolutely useless. It is bigger than this one, and cost me $80. It did need to be assembled, which was a pita, but for $80 it was cheaper than anything I found anywhere else. imho, if somebody were willing to pay a premium for Thule, they'd want it to say 'Thule' on it. I just needed something big enough to jam all my camping gear in it.
As I told you: The Box of the Box says SportRack on it. SportRack is Thule subsidiary. What more? They are the same boxes.

Do you know the model name of your box? size of the box? is it a plastic box? color? how long ago did you buy it? There are cheaper (and obviously quality goes with it) boxes that I know of are gray Explorer boxes? but you need to look at both boxes in person to realize the difference.

I am having hard time comparing with no information from your side other than it is bigger and cheaper. Unfortunately, that tells me or anyone else Nothing.
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As I told you: The Box of the Box says SportRack on it. SportRack is Thule subsidiary. What more? They are the same boxes.

Do you know the model name of your box? size of the box? is it a plastic box? color? how long ago did you buy it? There are cheaper (and obviously quality goes with it) boxes that I know of are gray Explorer boxes? but you need to look at both boxes in person to realize the difference.

I am having hard time comparing with no information from your side other than it is bigger and cheaper. Unfortunately, that tells me or anyone else Nothing.

well it looks like it's just me & you and nobody else on this thread, so idk who else you think you're informing here. The cargo box I got is grey top, black bottom, opens on the side, clamps in the front & back. I think but am not sure it's called 'explorer'. I am not impressed with brand names, so I wouldn't consider this one here a bargain because other places charge more for this model from this brand - and if I were inclined to pay more than double for a smaller cargo box just because it's a name brand, I'd want the actual name brand stamped on it so all my upscale snobby friends would see the Thule stamp on it. All I'm saying is, if somebody wants a Thule, they want that because it says 'Thule' on it. If they didn't care about the brand name on the box, they could save alot by going with the no name brand for $80. Buying a sportrack box at the premium price charged for Thule boxes is like buying an Izod shirt without the alligator on it - yeah, it's a tiny bit cheaper, and the same quality, but it's not going to impress people that pay premium prices for brand name stuff.
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well it looks like it's just me & you and nobody else on this thread, so idk who else you think you're informing here. The cargo box I got is grey top, black bottom, opens on the side, clamps in the front & back. I think but am not sure it's called 'explorer'. I am not impressed with brand names, so I wouldn't consider this one here a bargain because other places charge more for this model from this brand - and if I were inclined to pay more than double for a smaller cargo box just because it's a name brand, I'd want the actual name brand stamped on it so all my upscale snobby friends would see the Thule stamp on it. All I'm saying is, if somebody wants a Thule, they want that because it says 'Thule' on it. If they didn't care about the brand name on the box, they could save alot by going with the no name brand for $80. Buying a sportrack box at the premium price charged for Thule boxes is like buying an Izod shirt without the alligator on it - yeah, it's a tiny bit cheaper, and the same quality, but it's not going to impress people that pay premium prices for brand name stuff.
I don't think it is fair to compare a box with an unknown box. I am posting about the cheapest way to get very popular rooftop box with very good reviews that I posted dimension information from. Who looks at on top of your car to see what brand rooftop it is? Even though you KNOW they are the same box, (I know because I ordered both) somebody would pay 70 dollars more for it to say SportRack Aero XL instead of Voyager XL?? In any case, please start a separate thread for your box. if you find cheaper price for "this" particular box then post here. Otherwise it is not helpful. Currently, all you are doing is comparing $80 unknown brand box to this box and are caught up on the fact that they put different sticker on boxes they make for pepboys.
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I don't think it is fair to compare a box with an unknown box. I am posting about the cheapest way to get very popular rooftop box with very good reviews that I posted dimension information from. Who looks at on top of your car to see what brand rooftop it is? Even though you KNOW they are the same box, (I know because I ordered both) somebody would pay 70 dollars more for it to say SportRack Aero XL instead of Voyager XL?? In any case, please start a separate thread for your box. if you find cheaper price for "this" particular box then post here. Otherwise it is not helpful. Currently, all you are doing is comparing $80 unknown brand box to this box and are caught up on the fact that they put different sticker on boxes they make for pepboys.
My point is, you seem to be touting this box as being the same as the Thule branded box you linked from Amazon, and I'm sure it is, except for one thing, it doesn't say 'Thule' on it. So, for people who put a value on their things carrying the status of a brand name, this doesn't do that. For people who just want functionality and don't care about the brand name, what's the purpose in paying the premium price for this if it doesn't carry the brand name? I'm glad you're happy with your purchase. From the complete lack of interest in this thread by anyone else but you though, I'd think it's safe to say no one else shares your enthusiasm for a generic branded box selling for the brand name premium price. It's an izod shirt with no alligator on it. nobody wants that.
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My point is, you seem to be touting this box as being the same as the Thule branded box you linked from Amazon, and I'm sure it is, except for one thing, it doesn't say 'Thule' on it. So, for people who put a value on their things carrying the status of a brand name, this doesn't do that. For people who just want functionality and don't care about the brand name, what's the purpose in paying the premium price for this if it doesn't carry the brand name? I'm glad you're happy with your purchase. From the complete lack of interest in this thread by anyone else but you though, I'd think it's safe to say no one else shares your enthusiasm for a generic branded box selling for the brand name premium price. It's an izod shirt with no alligator on it. nobody wants that.
What makes you think either one of them says Thule on it? Neither one does. I have seen both boxes, but seems like all you say is they are small, and one of them does not say Thule on it, without seeing them. I am glad that you are extremely interested in this thread, but, realize that you do not provide any valuable input. In my Original Post, I clearly said that this is for someone who comes to SD and types rooftop box in search function. People do this. I do it. I am glad someone will save over 70 dollars one day on box bought from pepboys, that does not say Thule on it, similar to one from Amazon or Walmart. Aero XL or Voyager XL are NOT made by Thule, but they BOTH, I repeat BOTH are made by SportRack. What do you not understand? Box from Pepboys comes in a box that says SPORTRACK all over it. Same is the case for Aero XL model. Both are same boxes with different model names. No Thule on ANY Box anywhere. From the beginning, I had a feeling that you did not read my post clearly.

To provide you an analogy: you keep saying, I have one camera that is better than yours, but I don't know how long ago I bought it, what brand is it, how good is the quality..I have alos NOT seen your understood your camera well yet, BUT, I think Yours is not that good...and mine is cheaper. So useless in my opinion. No value.
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This is an excellent deal on a great rooftop cargo box. Manufactured by Thule as already said, so you get the quality of a known brand at a discounted price. Similar to what Costco does with some of their Kirkland products. For example, Costco tortilla strips labeled by Kirkland are actually manufactured by Mission. Same chips, different label.
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This is an excellent deal on a great rooftop cargo box. Manufactured by Thule as already said, so you get the quality of a known brand at a discounted price. Similar to what Costco does with some of their Kirkland products. For example, Costco tortilla strips labeled by Kirkland are actually manufactured by Mission. Same chips, different label.
Thanks, Spindizzy..

Quality of the box was very important to me when I was in the market. When you look at the boxes side by side, it becomes obvious. This thing has close to five star reviews everywhere. You are right, both boxes made by SportRack - A Thule Subsidiary. So you do get Thule type quality. Thule - not stamped on the box any of these boxes though.

I am hopeful I am able to save people some money on a quality box like you said. I first learnt about this pepboys think from a amazon reviewer.
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I got $10.00 in the form of reward cash from Pepboys - that made the deal even sweeter..Don't forget to signup for loyalty membership (?) when you buy this or other things!
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