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Old 01 July 2013, 15:08   #1
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Roof boxes

In the last two weeks life has changed somewhat with the addition of our first child. I can't quite believe though that someone so small comes with so much stuff, not to mention the boot sized pram.

Because of this I'm thinking of investing in a roof box for our mondeo but was wondering if you actually gain that much space with one.

Was looking at a halfords exodus 360 being a half size box so we can still get both bikes up top too, plus they are currently half price.

Does anyone have experience with these types of boxes and do you gain much space?

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Old 01 July 2013, 15:25   #2
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These will be your best bet http://www.roofbox.co.uk/
Good to deal with etc I would go for a big ski box you can get loads in
We av one of these http://www.kamei.co.uk/scripts/rbveh...en&query=KM416
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I don't have the roof box on question, but what I would say, is choose something that won't turn your aerodynamic car into a windbreak!

The Exodus looks nifty!

I've had a Thule roof box and aero bars for a number of years, and you definitely get what you pay for. It certainly increases load space and gets rid of awkward items that would otherwise be in the car. Maximum load from memory is 50kg for the model I use. I can squeeze one bike next to it too.
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Can definitely recommend a roof box.

Bought a Thule ne with aluminium roof bars on eBay - just had to get the right feet from roof box.co.uk
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I think we have a Thule 100, a very handy piece of kit
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Thule are the best quality I've had !
Can be bargains on ebay but probably the wrong time of year for the lowest prices.
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In the last two weeks life has changed somewhat with the addition of our first child.
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I use a long ski type roof box, it's tapered at front so more aero dynamic, good for me as it will take fishing rods, lots of boat / camping kit, also fits to one side of roof bars so can still get 2 x bikes on top, be aware of height barriers on some carparks .
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Couldn't agree more

As the folks say once you have one you won't believe how you coped without, we have a Thule roof box, bought off eBay last year, used loads of times and can still carry two bikes next to it on the roof. You do get what you pay for, fitted and removed in minutes.

Carries five good sized bags and you can arrive all things dry as a bone
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In the last two weeks life has changed somewhat with the addition of our first child. I can't quite believe though that someone so small comes with so much stuff, not to mention the boot sized pram.
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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
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