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Message posted by Leeee on 21/6/2015 at 5:52pm
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I need a bit of extra storage for my camping equipment I've seen you can get these cargo roof bags that just strap to your roof of your anybody used them before

Message posted by Leeee on 21/6/2015 at 5:57pm
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They seem a lot cheaper than a roof box

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got one but haven't used it yet

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they are cheaper and a lot easier to store, if you are considering one though- we have both types cargo and traditional roof box it will depend on how you camp.

Cargo bags are a lot easier to break into and steal the contents,if you are having a stopover for example. It would be worth packing everything with a bin liner too in case it rains...most are water/weatherproof but keep to the safe side of ensuring gear is dry.

You will not hold heavier gear etc in a cargo bag, we have the purpleline stowaway for around one season, then a 2nd hand roof box bought for 40 bargain and then went for a new farad box with 680 litres.

After gaining a cocker spaniel this season we have gone for a tow bar and trailer ...IT stops there though.

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Quote: Originally posted by youlbury on 21/6/2015

After gaining a cocker spaniel this season we have gone for a tow bar and trailer ...IT stops there though.



If you get a hardtop or plywood top for your trailer you could have another roof box mounted on top of the trailer?

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Message posted by sarahlr on 21/6/2015 at 8:22pm
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We have a Thule ranger which is a soft bag but attaches with clamps to roof bars the same as a box does. Better than being direct on the car roof and more securely fixed on. Ours holds five sleeping bags, three roll mats, two airbeds, five pillows and three vacuum packs of towels, blankets etc.

Not an enormous amount but it's all the squashy stuff that won't go in the boot!

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Message posted by youlbury on 21/6/2015 at 8:53pm
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Quote: Originally posted by CamperStoke on 21/6/2015
Quote: Originally posted by youlbury on 21/6/2015
After gaining a cocker spaniel this season we have gone for a tow bar and trailer ...IT stops there though.



If you get a hardtop or plywood top for your trailer you could have another roof box mounted on top of the trailer?



Ha ha covered that camperstoke got a 2nd hand Anssems GT500 HT with rails and Thule bars included so a little bit more to expand on...when I get turfed off the campsite with 7.5 T truck I know I have bought too much!

What I have noticed and me included when people say never buy another tent, chair, bed , roofbox, trailer what they really mean is NOT this year, possibly next year..you get the idea.

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Message posted by xSASSx on 21/6/2015 at 9:57pm
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I looked at them but wasn't happy with the security aspect so we went for a full on roofbox and I love it.

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We needed more space too. After our first camping trip last weekend for only 2 nights and 2 adults our car was packed to the rafters including passenger footwell and lap.
So we have been studying our options. Although cheaper we were worried about the security and how waterproof the soft ones were, we didn't want it on car so would need to invest in bars too.
So we've decided on a traditional roof box. The icing on the cake is I was talking to a friend on Friday and she has given us one on permanent loan 😀😀😀

Message posted by Francais on 22/6/2015 at 9:22am
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I have now reached my camping kit storage Nivarna, with Car+RoofBox and Trailer+RoofBox, Trailer also has a Tongue Box for Gaz storage etc.

In fact being only the two of us, we have actually a fair amount of spare capacity now, and last year we even had spare capacity to fit our Son's bike and Tent/Kit in the Trailer along with all our kit.

No room in the car for Son though, so he had to get a return Flight to Nice Airport!

Like the old saying "What Will Do More, Will Do Less".

Message posted by ballycfc on 22/6/2015 at 11:55am
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I have the Handi Holdall, great piece of kit, made of dry bag material, fully waterproof and you can squash stuff in that a rigid box may not, I have a large holdall of clothes, 5 sleeping bags, 3 airbeds, 2 300x300 carpets, and any thing else I can stuff in.

Only possible draw back is you either have to take it off when you are there or lash it down flat. But as it packs up small it can be taken off.

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