The Thule 987XT Hitch Ski Carrier has been replaced by the Thule 9033 Tram Hitch Ski Carrier with Locks
Thule 9033 Tram Hitch Ski Carrier with Locks

Thule 9033 Tram Hitch Ski Carrier with Locks

The Thule 9033 Tram Hitch Ski Carrier with Locks attaches to your Thule hitch rack or Thule Spare Me to transport your skis or snowboards securely and safely on the back of your vehicle. The Thule Tram holds up to 6 pairs of skis or 4 snowboards.

Thule 987XT Hitch Ski Carrier

Thule 987XT Hitch Ski Carrier
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Rating of 3.5/5 on 6 reviews
Product Code: 100987xt
Status: Discontinued
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Use the Thule 987XT Hitch Ski Carrier to convert your spare tire or Thule hitch mount bike racks to a ski and snowboard rack. The Thule Hitch Ski carries up to 6 pairs of skis or 4 snowboards.


  • New extended bracket allows thicker ski bindings
  • Locking arm secures skis and snowboards in carrier
  • Rubber strap included to secure skis while loading
  • Uses Thule's One Key System, and locks are included
  • The Thule 987XT Hitch Ski Carrier will only work with the following Thule hitch mounted bike racks: 964, 954, 912(XT), 914(XT), 915(XT), 963(XT), 956, 975 or 958
  • Does NOT work with Thule Apex or Vertex bike carriers
  • Limited to 4 pairs of skis or 2 snowboards with 1.25" class 1 receivers
  • Limited to 6 pairs of skis or 4 snowboards with 2" receiver size (receiver class 2 and above)
  • Limits full swinging function of 998xt when installed
  • Need a receiver hitch? Try our Curt Hitch Finder (US Customers Only)


Weight: 47.7lbs

Length (carton): 23.5"

Width (carton): 22.5"

Height (carton): 17.5"

UPC: 091021987371

Manufacturer: Thule

Manufacturer Part Number: 987xt

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I purchased this unit at the end of last season last year and I love it. Very easy to put on my Thule bike holder also,also safe and secure. Best add on I've purchased

2008 Acura MDX


I just bought this for my Jeep (using it combination with my Thule spare tire bike rack). It's awesome! I was unsure about buying it after reading some other comments, but I went for it and I'm really happy with it. My snowboard is very secure, you can lock it, and it sits high enough that the snow and ice don't get it dirty. I really don't know what some of those other people were saying, but this is definitely a great rack!! LOVE IT!!!!

2009 Jeep Wrangler X


Works great for me I can store 4 snowboards in it and they are pretty secure. It will even fit wide snowboards!

2008 Jeep Wrangler Unlim Rubicon


While the rack design is ideal from a hitch point of view and the fact that you can leverage an existing investment in a previous Thule rack, the design is flawed when it comes to snowboards. I could not securely place my snowboard on the back of this and feel confident it would not get damaged on the trip to the point I did not use the rack. I personally did not like the way you attach skis or snowboards to the rack. Finally... Thule needs to consider allowing the bottom arm to swing out to allow the use of snowboard and/or ski bags. They also need to do away with the flimsy rubber secure cords. I hate to say, but this design was done with out consideration of the potential uses. Thule needs to go back to the drawing board on this design and come back with an update.

2007 BMW X3


I bought this at a local Rack Attack this time last year. I got the Ridgeline rack by Thule, which is amazing! However, this Hitch Ski really isn't that great. It requires a few bolts that take a lot of finagling to get lined up, and the locking top bar doesn't come in contact with the boards (You have to rely on a rubber strap to hold the boards in... They seem sturdy enough, But i'd like the added comfort of having the locking cross bar hold them in too). I think the Yakima version of this would be a better buy. It's MUCH easier to install (Make sure you buy a lock for it though), and the implementation of the top bar makes it seem a lot sturdier overall (with less parts). Just my 2 cents...

2007 Jeep Wrangler

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Frequently Asked Questions

Below you will find a list of the most frequently asked questions for this product. If you need more assistance you can email a rack-install technician, or call us at: 1-877-432-8301

If your vehicle has crossbars this rack is easy and quick to install in about 15 minutes. If your vehicle doesn't have any crossbars then you will have to get those first (excluding the Thule Snowcat or SportRack Groomer 8, which only need raised rails to mount).

As long as you're staying with the same brand you can specify a key number with your order, and we will match any included or purchased locks.

All of the ski racks we sell come as a pair!

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