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Old 01-16-2013, 04:45 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Afternoon.

I have secured myself a set of roof bars from a fellow FSTi owner, which gives me the confidence I need that they'll go on!

The JPP ones that Fivos pointed out didn't have any keys, so you will note they have now been removed from sale.

Anyway, next step is a suitable roofbox. This is a whole new world for me, so I don't really know what to go for.

If anyone has any tips, experience, or better still personal recommendations (with photos) that would be tip-top.

This is needed for a family holiday, so the usual crap will be piled in the car!

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Old 01-16-2013, 05:12 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Thule or Yakima box off of craigslist. The Thule box works well with the stock cross bars on a Fozzie. Well that is if Europe has a craigslist or used item site like we do...You can buy a new one but they are in the neigborhood of $300 US.
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Old 01-16-2013, 05:29 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I got a Thule box with fast grip fixings and it opens either side. The fast grip is great as it's so easy to fit on my own, and I've used the dual side opening more than I thought I would (helps with fitting too). I also like the fact I can't take the key out unless I've locked it.

Like this, but I got mine when they had a sale on, and I got the display item so it was cheaper still.
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Paid about 200 for mine, which I felt was a lot at the time, but I think it was worth it having used it for a while (and it's fine at speed )
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The JPP ones that Fivos pointed out didn't have any keys, so you will note they have now been removed from sale.

Does that mean they simply don't lock Gareth or they can't go on at all?
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Can't go on at all... they should have keys!!

Cheers for the replies chaps!
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I have the Thule Atlantis 1800. Great box with tons of room and just fits the SG body. Clears the rear hatch and barely overhangs on the front.

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Can't go on at all... they should have keys!!

Cheers for the replies chaps!
Thanks, that saved me the time as I was intending to go and look at them!

Not impressed with them selling them like this!
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If I had the monies I would get the Thule roof bag as it folds up and then stores away in a small space.
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ive used a few, thule really are about the best and when i had a lock foul up, they sent me the parts through no problem.
but that was like 10 years ago lol
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Old 01-16-2013, 08:51 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I got a Thule box with fast grip fixings and it opens either side. The fast grip is great as it's so easy to fit on my own, and I've used the dual side opening more than I thought I would (helps with fitting too). I also like the fact I can't take the key out unless I've locked it.

Like this, but I got mine when they had a sale on, and I got the display item so it was cheaper still.
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Paid about 200 for mine, which I felt was a lot at the time, but I think it was worth it having used it for a while (and it's fine at speed )
+1 for this one we got it because the fast grip claws are fantastic and they also move so they different gaps between the bars. Also the dual opening thing is great if you are going abroad as you can open the box safely from the pavement side.

If you want to try mine on your Foz when you get the bars that would be no problem.
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I have the same on that Legacy showed in his picture. Access to both sides makes loading/unloading a breeze. It is a very good box.
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Thanks, that saved me the time as I was intending to go and look at them!

Not impressed with them selling them like this!
For the sake of balance, I contacted them about the bars and asked the question whether they were locking bars and were all key present. I also suggested I pop by to fit them before buying.

The chap responded saying the keys had been misplaced, so the item was no longer for sale as it could not be fitted in the current condition.

Now, obviously I asked a question that required a response, but I do not think they were trying to pull a fast one. Just think they have genuinely lost the keys.

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+1 for this one we got it because the fast grip claws are fantastic and they also move so they different gaps between the bars. Also the dual opening thing is great if you are going abroad as you can open the box safely from the pavement side.

If you want to try mine on your Foz when you get the bars that would be no problem.
Thank you, I may take you up on that offer. Very kind of you.
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I got a Thule box with fast grip fixings and it opens either side. The fast grip is great as it's so easy to fit on my own, and I've used the dual side opening more than I thought I would (helps with fitting too). I also like the fact I can't take the key out unless I've locked it.

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Paid about 200 for mine, which I felt was a lot at the time, but I think it was worth it having used it for a while (and it's fine at speed )
Same as mine Neil...'tis like the Tardis, and the wife fits in it nicely too.




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+1 for Thule, I have an Atlantic 780 (from memory) and it's been fine.

Edit: the grabby claws are certainly handy, but they protrude into the box quite a lot and reduce the max size of thing you can get in there. No problem fitting bags and cases around them though.

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Thule for me



Its not huge, but eats enough, also packs down into its own bag for storage
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