You must not exceed the maximum load recommended by the roof box, roof bars or your car’s roof (check the handbook)
Tips for loading your roof box:
1 Load soft bags rather than rigid suitcases
Most people find they can fit more in the roof box if they are carrying luggage in soft bags rather than rigid suitcases.
2Place soft bags / items in the nose of the box
Always try to ensure that you put soft bags or items in the nose of the box. This will prevent damage to the box in the event of items moving under heavy braking.
3Distribute the weight evenly
Distribute the weight evenly i.e. putting heavier items in the middle of the box.
4Use the straps provided
Most of the boxes that we supply include straps. When straps are provided with the box, you should use them to secure the load.
5Do not obstruct the locking system
Make sure your load does not obstruct the locking system inside the roof box before closing the box.
Remember no roof box will be 100% waterproof so you will need to put anything that you would prefer not to get damp in bags if rain is forecast.
Can I put a pushchair in a roof box?
Pushchairs and buggies can be fairly bulky and it’s often best to put these in the boot of your car and other luggage in the roof box. If you have to put them in the box fold everything down and check the internal dimensions of the roof box carefully. The folded-down size of pushchairs can vary considerably, so we can't really recommend one particular box, but you will often have to consider fairly deep roof boxes.
Can I carry skis / snowboards in a roof box?
Lots of our roof boxes are long enough to accommodate skis and snow boards, check the length of your gear and the internal dimensions of the roof box you are interested to make sure. You can find the internal length on the 'specifications' tabs on the roof box pages. Most boxes also come supplied with straps that we would recommend using if you are carrying skis or boards.
You can also buy ski carriers that fit inside some roof boxes to make loading your skis easier and help prevent them moving inside the box. If a ski carrier is available for a roof box, we'll list this as an additional accessory on the roof box product page. Alternatively, we would recommend plenty of padding under the skis, lots of people use their ski jackets and pants.