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Old 01 July 2013, 17:29   #11
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Thanks all. So Thule is the way forward for quality and having viewed the link to the roof box company from mick not too much more money than the halfords box.

Ps thanks for the congratulations.
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Old 01 July 2013, 17:32   #12
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Matt, make the most of it now, just wait till they get to 25, then see how much stuff they need
Ha ha.. Having a couple of days away in lymington in sep and dread to think how much stuff we need to take.
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We've a Monte Blanc roof box which we've been very pleased with. Makes a huge difference using Aero Bars to reduce whistling.

We used it with first child on an A3 Sportback. We used to get the buggy, mosses basket and a few soft bags in it.

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If you have a modeo estate I have a set of ford roof bars I was going to eBay - if needed
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Thanks for the offer but I already have aero bars. Just after a half size box. Think ill opt for the thule motion 600 as the roof box company have this discounted, throw in a free storage hoist and will match all my existing locks on roof bars and cycle carrier's for free. Not a bad deal.
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Was looking at a halfords exodus 360 being a half size box so we can still get both bikes up top too ...
Just keep an eye on your roof loading ... the Mondeo handbook should say what the roof load is. Typically it's 70kg, and this includes not only for any bikes/kayaks/kitchen sink/box contents but also the weight of the box itself and all the associated rails, bars, brackets, fixings etc.
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aha, welcome to your new life, oh no, sorry, you don't have one anymore.

Congratulations though.

Yes, my 3 series touring is full with a pram and a black lab and two rugrats on the back seat, so we then have no room for luggage. The roofbox means you can then put all your bags in. it pretty much gives you another boot. Well worth it.
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Hhhmmmm handbook says max load is 75kgs. Take off roof box weight, bars, cycke carriers and cycles im probably already there before packing it with stuff.
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Hhhmmmm handbook says max load is 75kgs. Take off roof box weight, bars, cycke carriers and cycles im probably already there before packing it with stuff.
Yep, that's what I found a couple of years ago ... two kayaks and an empty box plus bars and rails ... oops, almost at the limit

IIRC the load capacity of Thule rails themselves was 50kg
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