Yakima/Thule

Discussion in 'Tackle Talk' started by LushLife, Nov 19, 2018.

  1. LushLife

    LushLife

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    Do you guys leave the towers and bars on your vehicles all winter? They're kind of a pain to uninstall and then reinstall but I'm a little worried that the weather might affect the towers if I leave them on all winter long. On the other hand, I didn't buy the core locks to if they do seize up then at least they'll be secure.
     
  2. QuickRiver464

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    I am leaving my towers for the third winter, everything is fine, without any problems, so do not worry
     

  3. syonker

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    I left my Yakima bars with the factory end caps on my Explorer for 3 years.

    Eventually water entered into the bars from the end caps(?) and caused them to corrode from the inside which made them swell to a point that they wouldn’t slide out of the towers.

    I would remove if not being used.