Roof Box Or Trailer
Posted 25 May 2009 - 08:42 PM
I've been looking at roof boxes and trailers and they seem to be of a similar price.
My C4 Pic has a tow bar fitted but I don't have fitted rails for a top box.
I would have storage problems with both options when they are not in use.
The trailer could be used for trips to the tip. But isn't there a speed limit and lane restrictions when towing?
How did the roof box affect fuel consumption and wind noise?
Dave Liverpool 2007 C4 Picasso 1.8i SX
Posted 25 May 2009 - 09:54 PM
No problems whatsoever, about 10-15mpg sacrificed for the pleasure (2.0 HDI)
No problems with parking (as I would imagine with a trailer), speed limits and no problems with manoeuvrability.
I was however very, very "careful" (spam filter cropped my first choice of words) when it came to attaching the roof box to the rails. I used the standard U clips as well as drilling some holes to allow cable ties to be used. Add to this the four ratchet straps around the box and it wasn't going anywhere.
You would be able to get more in a trailer though, and you can fit a roof box onto a trailer too. I suppose if you were that way inclined (or had loads of stuff) you could have a roof box and a trailer with a roof box!
Edited by halli, 25 May 2009 - 09:55 PM.
Replaced with a Fiat Ulysse.
1990 Eunos Roadster - The Daily commute
Posted 25 May 2009 - 10:04 PM
Posted 26 May 2009 - 10:17 AM
You'll get loads more in a trailer, but you do have speed restrictions (as for caravans)
I started off with a roof box, and soon ditched it in favour of a trailer (I'm quite short, so loading the roofbox was difficult).
If you go for a trailer, consider getting one with a tailgate, much more versatile. Also consider getting one that can be stored on its end (takes up much less space) but to do this the lights etc must be mounted at the sides of the body so they don't get broken when you upend it.
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