I got a brand new Thule box from Thule about 6-7 years ago that is still in service and used all winter long every season. Why did I get a free one you ask... I had one of the flat Thule racks that holds skis or snowboards and it broke open with boards flying all over I-95 in New York. Took pictures - got box.
I also have the old style Thule snowboard rack where they sit at 45 degree angle. Love to use them, bot not hte newer ones that are all plastic and have cables to hold em in.