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Old 11th November 2007, 07:18   #1
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During holidays / vacation I have seen many cars (including sumo,qualis,tavera) stacked with suitcases, bags, fluttering plastic bags, old / odd luggages on the roof carrier drenching in rain and roasting in the sun.
A plastic/fibre box if fitted to the top of the car would add lot of convenience.
Something like this is available in UK.



Roof Box eventhough looks small can take 420 Litres
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No need to worry about rain/heat.
No need to worry on visit to bar (coffee) if luggage is under lock.
No need to worry of small loose items that may fall off.Safe for rear vehicles also.
Thermal insulation under the roof.
Any from Studds/Aerostar?
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Old 11th November 2007, 12:57   #2
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Thule ones are available from Methods, don't know for which all cars.
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Old 11th November 2007, 14:41   #3
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Our Fiat Sienna Weekend was offered with an optional roofbox that fitted directly on the roof rails. We didnt take it.
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Have seen some roof boxes by THULE which look good too on some cars. They are Distributed by methods automotive.
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Old 11th November 2007, 19:22   #5
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I have one for my Safari, that I bought in Chennai. These are Thule copies which are made and sold by a Mahaveer motors. The whole thing including fitting cost me Rs 10,500/-
This has freed up a lot of space in the boot area for my dog. When I return from a long trip, the whole box including the aluminium bars are suspended from the roof of my garage. Re-fixing it is a 20 minute job.
A very useful piece of equipment.

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Old 11th November 2007, 20:55   #6
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jyobeb can you post some pics of it????
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Sure, here goes.

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I am sorry I don't have any with the box fitted.

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that looks good...where can i get this in india...does it gels with scorpio
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In Chennai, Mahaveer Motors, C-in-C road. No idea where in Hyd.
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Default Thule roof box for Tata safari.

I am looking to install a Thule or similar roof box on my Safari. I am looking for the closed box type ones.
Can anyone provide details of any dealer in Mumbai?

Thanks in advance.
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Hi,

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I am looking to install a Thule or similar roof box on my Safari.
This may help if you have not seen it.

Address list for Thule distributors - Thule Web
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This may help if you have not seen it.

Address list for Thule distributors - Thule Web
Hey thanks. Will look up the site.
Very useful.
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Hey thanks. Will look up the site.
Very useful.
jaysmokesleaves,

have you got one for your Safari?
I'm looking for one very basic and practical roofbox. I just checked with Thule dealer and he said that they don't have the fitments for XUV500 as of now, they may get it in another 3-4 weeks time. the cost for the basic one (pacific 200) will be around 30k + fitments will cost 16-18k which looks to be on heavier side for me; it may be decent for the quality product we may get but again, my usage is once or twice a year and I may not be able to get the worth of it is my concern. I'm also looking for some alternate options (Mahaveer Motors, Chennai and Tropicool products).
Let me know if anyone of you have a better option in mind for my kind of requirements.
Thanks.
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have you got one for your Safari?
No i did not find it cost effective and did not buy one.
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I'm also looking for some alternate options (Mahaveer Motors, Chennai and Tropicool products).
Hi Ketan,
Did you install any roof boxes on the XUV.
I am also half minded in going for roof box on my XUV 500.

Thanks
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