Recommend me a roof box for the car.
I picked up a Volvo Weekender through ebay for £80 from a Volvo dealership. Its sort of 3/4 length and 3/4 width.
Designed by Thule, so same shape as one of theirs, same locks, fittings, hinges but made out of a more flexible plastic so it bends rather than shatters if its impacted. And its plain black (with the badge taken off)
win-win situation 🙂Posted 4 years agoGrahamSSubscriber
Anyone got any experience of foldable roof boxes like the Thule Ranger?
We could do with a box for road trips with the kids, but I don’t really want a massive box taking up valuable bike space in the shed.Posted 4 years agojamieaMember
Another vote for the Kamei Husky from Roof Box. I brought ours last year with a set of Whispbars, the wider through bars, and I reckon I can just about get two Thule 532s on their with the box according to their quoted sizes.
It’s sooo much easier packing the car for a camping trip with the box, even allowing for all the extra stuff, and car seat, for a toddler!
Fuel consumption isn’t too bad either, I reigned it in a bit a couple of weeks ago- stayed below 70 most of the time- and still got over 50mpg from our diesel Cee’d.
Cheers,Posted 4 years ago
Oh, and with a bag if you park anywhere, some scallywag with a knife walks up to your car, cuts the bag and disappears with the contents.
I’ve just bought an Exodus (Halfords) one. 360L, gloss black, quick release fittings, half width ski-box type thing. £80 on eBay but they are on offer for £200 new at the moment IIRC.Posted 4 years agobigGMember
I just bought a Kamei box from roofbox.co.uk at a massive discount for an ex display one. Reduced from £300 to £240. No damage but it’s been out of the box so they can’t sell as new.
Have a look at their ex display / returns boxes some real bargains in there.
I’ve had a thule box in the the past and have to say that I think the Kamei box is as good, and a fraction of the price.Posted 4 years agoColemanMember
The Halfords Exodus range might be worth a look – half price at the moment plus another 10% off with roof bars. If BC member another 10% also.Posted 4 years ago
No frills design but quality seems ok – more than likely old style Thule boxes rebadged.
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