Thule Top Box.

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  1. Pikey Pete

    Pikey Pete Read Only Funster

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    I bought this van with a top Box already mounted on the roof and have had it now for two years with the box filled with an awning an various other bits of kit, so fairly heavy.

    Today I decided to empty the box and see how difficult it was to remove.

    It is held by 6 large screws through mounting plates and bonded too the roof. Or rather it wasn't, the bonding had failed completely and the 3 front screws had rotted away, so all that was holding it on was the 3 back screws.

    How this has stayed on the roof all the way to and from Spain, twice. is beyond me.

    I can only assume it was the sheer weight of the contents that stooped it lifting and ripping out the back screws.

    Might I suggest that if you have a Thule or Fiamma box fastened to your roof and it's been there for a while, you unload it and check the fittings.

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    I thanked you for this post, not because I have a Top box
    But
    Because I dont want one, thro my front window:Wink:
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    I've not heard of one coming off, but had mine done so on a motorway, I dread to think of the carnage it could have caused.


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