Roof Boxes ?

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  1. Yorick

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    At end of next year, we are planning to live part of the year in Lanzarote, and rather than fly over, we plan to drive down to Cadiz and get the ferry over.

    This means we can take Elvis and carry more of our gear. And we get a touring holiday to boot :Smile:

    Anyway, I have seen some roof bars for Ford Transits and seem OK.

    Now need to know about roof boxes. Any ideas ?

    And HTF do you get onto the roof ? I assume a small ladder ? One attached to rear door ?

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    I've always thought of you as angelic, couldn't you just float up?:Wink:
     
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    Angelic ? Moi ? Why ? :Laughing:
     
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    I would be wary of fixed ladders as they are a very convenient way for thieves to get onto your roof and enter through any rooflight you may have left open for cooling when away for the day or when asleep at night.

    You can get telescopic ladders but even when collapsed they are not small.

    I would look at back boxes instead, fiamma make one and you can get any number which fit onto towballs.
     
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    God like?:Rofl1:
     
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    The back boxes are too small. Gonna be taking a lot of gear :Laughing:
     
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    That's very nice of you to say, but I have no idea why ? :Laughing:
     
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    You are omnipresent..:RollEyes:
     
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    then take a trailer instead...


    A lot of stuff high up will affect the vans handling and stability by altering the centre of gravity....possibly drastically or even dangerously.

    And a roof box will reduce your mpg...maybe by 3 or 4 mpg.

    You will get far more in a trailer without the dangers.
     
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    Why don't you just have a small trailer? We've had a top box and they are abit of a ball ache, difficult to load/unload, stuff slides about in them, noisy and they do affect your mpg.
     
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    Hmm, I want to get away from trailers. I pulled one with the bike on for 10 years and bought this van to carry it inside.

    There won't be a lot of weight, and we can take a bit of a fuel hit once a year.
     
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    This one finger of mine is just toooo slow..
     
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    As previous reply, will only be once a year and only stuff we need when we get there.
     
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    Stuff you can leave out there? Somewhere?

    Thinking outside the box, what about that company that ships student trunks around the world cheaply? Maybe you could just send your stuff?
     
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    couple of sky-hooks,rope ladder, when done roll ladder up and take sky hooks down:thumb::thumb::thumb:
     
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    if you not taking lot why not a back box then when finnish you can take it of
     
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    On your roof. Bad news. But I'm sure you know this.
     
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    Perhaps one of these?
    scissor ladder

    or these?

    telescopic ladder
     
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