Roof Box Recommendations


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I'm on the hunt for a roof box, as it's likely I'll be doing a lot more UK traveling/holidaying/camping (2 adults and 2 kids). I drove down to Hampshire last year with all 4 of us in the car and the boot was full to the brim and we had to leave a lot of useful stuff behind (footballs, kids scooters, etc.).

An easy solution would be to buy a decent size roof box (I'm guessing 350-500L) and use that on our trips. I've got flush rails on the car at the moment, so fitting bars is fine.

I've not used a roof box before, but imagine it's one of those things where buying cheap = buying twice. Any recommendations or tips?

The two I'm currently looking at are:


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Ha, we've just come back from Cornwall, and have come to the conclusion we need a bigger car and a roof box, so will be keeping an eye on this thread! :lol:
 

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I think I trailer might be a bit overkill for me :lol:
 

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Roof boxes are out of stock everywhere at the moment, but I'm going to try and get one in the coming days, so I'll report back soon :).
 
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I'm not surprised, it took us 6 hours to get back from Newquay last weekend., It's usually a 4 and a bit hours drive. It was a sea of caravans and roofboxes.
 

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I found a roof box available and in stock last night, so jumped on it - went for the "Hapro Traxer 6.6 roof box". It's arriving today, so hopefully I can report back at the weekend :D.
 

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*That moment when you realise you've grown up and got old when you get excited about a seeing someones thoughts and opinions of a roofbox.*

:lol:
 

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Haha, that's exactly how I described this purchase to my mates. I'm getting old!

I've got it all fitted now, bought it from https://www.roofbox.co.uk/. It took just over an hour to do, I was expecting it to be a simple job but you really do need to read the instructions and not just wing it like I tried at first :lol: . Turns out that each "identical" mount is not actually identical and needs to go in a specific location.

Feels like a good quality box, along with some Airo Fix aluminium bars. Going to have a test drive this weekend when I'm off to the tip, so can see how noisy it is. Will likely just leave the bars on if they're quiet, as they're a pain to reattach.
 

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Good to know you got it on and happy with it. :cheers:


I would also like you to test the coefficient of drag on the weekend and report it back to us :p:p:p
 
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Yeah wind noise and effects on handling are my main concerns.
 

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