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Message posted by Briffster14/8/2014 at 2:25pm
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After a roofbox for a Passat Estate. Not sure which to opt for. Budget is around 250 top whack, would like to get one cheaper if possible.
Ta in advance

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Message posted by mikegalagher14/8/2014 at 3:34pm
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Whatever you decide on, roofbox.co.uk is a great site for info and deciding on needs, and if you go via the UKCS discount page, 5% off.

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Message posted by Francais14/8/2014 at 4:39pm
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We got the Kamei Delphin 380 from the RoofBox co back in June, very well made box and has the added security of embedded lid closure retainers.

You see so many roof box's that folk lash down with straps, so I can only think that those box's may have sprung open along the journey one time, either that or they are not confident with the closing mechanism.

The Kamei Husky XL is a good size, and you may get one of those within your budget, as they often appear in the returns/bargains section of the RoofBox co website.

I can only assume that some folk buy the Husky XL to find that it is to long for there car so can't open the tailgate hatch fully, such a box will be fine on a Passat Estate though

Message posted by rayjdyer14/8/2014 at 5:22pm
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Completely agree with Francais on the Husky. We have one and it's excellent. Low wind noise, easy to fit and secure. Would recommend aero bars to keep wind noise to a minimum.

I got ours from roofbox.co.uk. Highly recommended.

Message posted by epa61114/8/2014 at 5:29pm
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Tried to use roofbox.co.uk to buy an Atera bike rack, but they wouldn't match a German retailers price (30 cheaper), so a UK based company lost out on a sale by 30.

I won't be using them again.

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Message posted by mikegalagher14/8/2014 at 6:02pm
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We wanted a wide/deep box, so also went for the Kamei Delphin 380 from roofbox.co.uk with the 5% disc here. Hinges only on 1 side but the locking system feels secure.

The car had the rails and I sourced some new Yeti bars cheap on the Yeti forum, and got the T track adapters with the box.

Good service and delivery.

Works well for us.



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Message posted by Quechappy14/8/2014 at 6:22pm
Outfit:  Quecha iIlumin 4.2xl Fresh     Location:  South East
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Hi

This is really helpful for future reference for week plus trips especially abroad . You can only do so many weekends and take so much for a week away!!

Message posted by greenback15/8/2014 at 10:02am
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I'd second Kamei as a manufacturer. We've had a Corvara for 5 years and it has been subjected to a huge amount of abuse (was stored outside for 2 years uncovered as we didn't have a garage). Still going strong. Another recommendation for roofbox.co.uk who supplied it to us originally.

Message posted by Robbo187615/8/2014 at 11:50am
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We have a Kamei Delphin - comes with a six year guarantee.

Message posted by Kelper15/8/2014 at 12:32pm
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On our passat estate we have a Thule Atlantis .... opens either side, and locks onto roof bars via internal hand screwed knobs .... very quick and easy to mount/dismount.
Here's an equivalent for 120 quid ... bargain!

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Message posted by Beanyman15/8/2014 at 12:47pm
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We too have the Thule Atlantis and it's still going strong after 8 year of use.   


Message posted by Hugmar23/8/2014 at 1:54pm
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Warning on delivery, I would have recommended roofbox.co.uk before but I am having a delivery nightmare now. (I have used before)
Ordered a roofbox for next day delivery expected on Thursday and l wasn't required to be in as it could be left without a signature, it didn't arrive nor did it arrive on Friday and it might arrive on Tuesday but too late for me to leave on Monday!!
So don't bother paying for or relying on next day delivery. Nice enough to deal with but still don't have my roofbox.


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