Roof box on Mazda 5

(8 Posts)
WickWackThurso Mon 04-Mar-13 09:05:25

I have no idea how roof boxes work <dim>

Has anyone done this? Where do I start?

Tia

WMittens Mon 04-Mar-13 20:12:05

First off you'll need roof bars to attach it to. There will be fitting points for bars on the roof (or they'll attach to existing longitudinal roof bars, if you have them). I don't know if it's a universal fitting though.

WickWackThurso Mon 04-Mar-13 22:19:06

Thanks - we have got bars running front to back.

I had a quick look at Halfords earlier - it's an expensive business it seems!

PhyllisDoris Tue 05-Mar-13 21:52:34

You can rent top boxes from Halfords, and they'll fit them for you too.
Worth every penny if you buy one though IMO.

zumo Thu 07-Mar-13 06:51:56

Google roof box rental, some on Ebay too about £45 for a week.
Heres one in Liverpool to give you an idea
http://www.tomarroofboxhire.co.uk/

WickWackThurso Thu 07-Mar-13 10:50:35

Thank you - will look into rental. I know we'd get the use if we vought one - it is just a lot of money up front.

PhyllisDoris Thu 07-Mar-13 15:22:09

If you do buy one, go for a good make such as Thule. Don't buy a cheap crap Halfords own brand. Our Thule has lasted for years, and also survived a break in attempt in a Nice multi-storey.

zumo Thu 07-Mar-13 20:37:11

AS above I sold our Thule one a few years ago when we bought a Discovery, now the Discos gone we have a Halfords one its not the same quality but it was only £20 from Ebay so its not too bad, I never put valuable stuff in it though

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