Here is a universal truth: no matter how big the trunk of our car is, it will always end up being small. Therefore, roof racks and roof racks can make life easier when the boot is not enough. Fundamentally, roof rack bars are used to place bicycles, skis, surfboards or luggage boxes on top of them. The latter is an interesting alternative to get an extra trunk without having to buy a trailer. The luggage rack bars are a small contradiction in themselves, since in reality they do not serve to carry luggage, but act as a support for the roof rack or any other device that is installed on the roof of the car. Very few vehicles incorporate these serial bars, so if the manufacturer has not been asked to install them at the time of purchase, the driver must do so afterward, either personally or with the technical support of the brand.
Thule rooftop cargo box:
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Assemble both the chest and the bars for your car so you do not have to worry about the assembly as well as the storage of the chest. The chests we offer are suitable chests for the transport of suitcases, boxes, baby carts, as well as for transporting skis and snowboards.
Luggage trunks or car trunks are the best options to carry excess luggage such as suitcases, skis, baby carts, car seats, backpacks, etc. There is a great variety. From those designed for cars to those heavier and with greater capacity for SUVs or trucks. But do not worry, in this article, we will tell you everything about them and we will help you choose the one that best suits your needs.
- We cannot talk about the roof bars without referring to the luggage boxes, since, together with the transport of bicycles; they are the majority use given to these bars. When choosing one of these additional luggage compartments, we must carefully analyze that the weight of the box + contents + vehicle + luggage does not exceed the maximum weight authorized by the manufacturer, since this could endanger the stability of the car.
- It is also important the size: we all want a large luggage rack that fits everything, but it is essential that it does not exceed the windshield line and that it does not hinder the opening of the trunk. Also, check that the chosen box leaves at least ten centimeters apart from the roof of the car to not disturb its aerodynamics and stability and that the closure offered is safe enough not to open in the middle of the trip or to be a prey Easy for thieves when the vehicle is parked.
- – If the vehicle has longitudinal bars: most cars do not incorporate them, but many SUVs, minivans, and ranchers do. The roof bars that we buy must be of the ‘railing’ type if our vehicle has these longitudinal bars; in that case, the first ones are set comfortably on the second, and ready to start the trip.
- – If there are no longitudinal bars: the roof bars must be installed on anchor points fixed by the manufacturer or, failing that, on the upper part of the doors. In this case, the process is a bit more complex and it is preferable to go to an authorized installer. Thule rooftop cargo box is so far the best!