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Roof Luggage Boxes

There is a huge range of choices for car luggage boxes. We usually carry over 20 different models in the store which we have selected as the ones that have proven the most popular. We can also order in at short notice another 15-20 varieties from Thule, Rhino, Rola or Yakima. To help identify what the important features are for your purpose we have prepared a helpful buying guide.

Luggage box display Thule Pacific 200


Thule Motion XT Range

Thule Motion luggage box

The Thule Motion XT range is extremely popular giving great features at a good price. With 4 sizes rated to 75kg and dual side opening there is a box for most requirements. Installation to your roof racks takes just a few minutes with rapid fitting 'power grip' attachment claws. The Motion XT boxes have a smart gloss finish so as well as being practical they look great too.

Model Vol. (ltr) External (cm) Internal (cm) Weight (kg) Opening Colour $ Comments
XT-Sport 300 189x67x43 185x60 16 dual Titanium or black gloss $975 Smart ski box
XT-M 400 175x86x46 169x80 17.5 dual side Titanium or black gloss $1075

Large general luggage box.

XT-L 450 195x89x44 191x83 20 dual Titanium or black gloss $1175 Great all rounder: skis and luggage
XT-XL 500 215x91x44 2050x86 23 dual Titanium or black gloss $1279 All rounder with even more room: siks and luggage
XT-XXL 610 232x95x47 226x87 26 dual Titanium or black gloss $1675 Simply huge.
 

Thule Powergrip Power grip Thule Dual side open Thule

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Thule Touring Range

Thule Pacific Luggage box thule fast grip

The Touirng range is Thule new entry level range offering great features at a competitive price. They are high quality European manufactured boxes in a range of sizes. Installation to your roof racks is very quick with the 'Fast-click' attachment claws. All boxes are available in either a 'titan aeroskin' textured finish or for a small extra they are available in a smart gloss black finish.

Model Vol. (ltr) External (cm) Internal (cm) Weight (kg) Opening Colour $ Comments
M 400 175x82x45 169x76 13 dual side grey $729 Popular general luggage box
L 420 196x78x43 190x72 15 dual side grey $775 Large general luggage/ski box
 

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Rhino Master Fit Luggage Boxes

Rhino Master Fit 440 luggage box on car

The Rhino Master Fit range is the latest box from Rhino and offers top end features for an excellent price. This range of boxes is manufactured to very high standards resulting in a tough and stylish box. Attachment to your roof racks is by 4 robust quick fit clamps which suit most roof rack profiles. All the boxes come with dual side opening and with a metal reinforcing strip that allows for a 75kg load capacity.

Luggage box attachment

Model Vol. (ltr) External (cm) Internal (cm) Weight (kg) Opening Colour $ Comments
RMFT320 320 193x65x42 188x60 15 right black $675 Sports box

RMFT370

370 177x77x42 172x72 15 dual black $675

Smaller box for a bit of extra storage.

RMFT410 410 191x81x42 186x76 18 dual black $725 Great all-rounder ski box and general luggage.
RMFT530 530 215x90x43 21x85 21.5 dual black $850 Great value for an extra large box.
 

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Yakima SkyBox-CARBONITE

Yakima SkyBox Pro

The SkyBox-CARBONITE boxes are Yakimas newest range of cargo pods. They take many of the high end features of SkyBox-PRO range, with a smart dimple finish and an excellent price. High end features at an economical price. They are manufactured to a high quality in the USA and built tough with lots of reinforcing not seen in other brands. Featuring dual side opening, 75kg ratings and quick release mounting clamps as standard. The lids have internal reinforcing panels making the boxes the sturdiest on the market. The quick fit attachment system allows the boxes to fit on to most styles of cross bars rapidly and securely.

Model Vol. (ltr) External (cm) Internal (cm) Weight (kg) Opening Colour $ Comments
SkyBox 12-CARBONITE 340 233x61x41   18 dual   $699

Smaller box for a bit of extra storage.

SkyBox 16-CARBONITE 450 205x91x38   21 dual  

$799

Great all-rounder ski box and general luggage.
SkyBox 18-CARBONITE 510 230x91x41   24 dual   $999 Large box for skis and luggage.
SkyBox 21-CARBONITE 600 230x91x45   28 dual   $1099 Supersized box
 

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Foldable roof box: Thule Ranger

Thule Ranger roof box

The Thule Ranger is a clever combination of flexible storage bag with built in rigid base. It gives you an extra 340 litres of roof top storage when you need it then when you are finished it rolls up in to comapct bag. Attachment is via 4 'Easy-Snap u-bolts.

Model Vol. (ltr) External (cm) Internal (cm) Weight (kg) Opening Colour $ Comments
Ranger 90 280 110x80x40 105x75

 

Zip sides and rear black-grey $550

Flexible general luggage bag.

Ranger 500 260 190x50x30 185x45   Zip side Black-grey $650

Flexible ski bag (3 pairs).

Notes: Does not fit Prorack Whispbar or Rhino/Rola heavy duty bars
 

Thule Ranger 500

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