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Re: (European) car for kitesurfing?

Postby nothing2seehere » Mon Jan 29, 2024 1:45 pm

HALF wrote:
Sun Jan 28, 2024 12:32 pm
Thule has a very nice roofbox crane that can be setup in the garage, makes removing and storing boxes very easy
I would suggest its easier to unbolt the roof rack than to undo the roofbox from the roof rack. It was certainly half the number of bolts last time I used one. If you live in a country where petrol isn't cheap then you'll want to take the roof rack off each time anyway.

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Re: (European) car for kitesurfing?

Postby Carlos_C » Mon Jan 29, 2024 1:55 pm

my local Kitebeach in Europe has made its choice


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Re: (European) car for kitesurfing?

Postby HALF » Tue Jan 30, 2024 12:51 am

downunder wrote:
Mon Jan 29, 2024 7:33 am
HALF wrote:
Sun Jan 28, 2024 12:32 pm
Thule has a very nice roofbox crane that can be setup in the garage, makes removing and storing boxes very easy

cargo-box-ceiling-hoist-overhead.jpg
Did you get this massive garage with it? :naughty:
And a Q5?

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No garage yet so box stays on the A5 all the time
but q5 and garage are on the todo list for this year :D

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Re: (European) car for kitesurfing?

Postby HALF » Tue Jan 30, 2024 12:55 am

nothing2seehere wrote:
Mon Jan 29, 2024 1:45 pm
HALF wrote:
Sun Jan 28, 2024 12:32 pm
Thule has a very nice roofbox crane that can be setup in the garage, makes removing and storing boxes very easy
I would suggest its easier to unbolt the roof rack than to undo the roofbox from the roof rack. It was certainly half the number of bolts last time I used one. If you live in a country where petrol isn't cheap then you'll want to take the roof rack off each time anyway.
Box is attached with 4 hand screwed knobs
RoofBarKnobs.jpg
removing the bars themselves requires a lot more unscrewing again with hand tools but way more fiddly to reattach later.

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Re: (European) car for kitesurfing?

Postby nothing2seehere » Tue Jan 30, 2024 9:40 am

Interesting. Looks like Thule do something a bit different. My borrowed one had the traditional U bolt fixings. I never really trusted the mounting anyway so used to then tie the roofbox onto the roof rails as well.

Probably comes from my windsurfing days when I would be driving at 60mph into a 30mph wind so you'd want to be REALLY sure how well fixed your board was onto the car.


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