You need to use the roof bars that came with the Q5 as once connected the esp changes on the car automatically.Hi Josh!
I'm sure you can fit a roof box on the Q5. I have seen numerous Q5s with roof box here in Norway. But you might need to use the roof bars wich came with your Q5.
hi josh the r/box is the thule alpine 100, hope this helpsThanks guys,
I'm toying with the idea of getting one for hols....what with the dog cage in the boot a bit of extra space might be needed.
I would have to fit it myself as my wife is in too much pain with Oestoarthritis to help. I remember years ago having a really big one that was a nightmare to get onto the roof of a Jeep....too heavy. Had to get a neighbour to help.
So it will have to be a small one this time if I go for it.
Stewart, how big is your R/box
Yes - difficult to describe but rather than clamps that go around the bars, you get square section "feet" which slide into the channels that run along the length of the bars. My bike racks do this too. Gawd, does that make sense?Is there another way of fixing a box onto the bars then?
Is it easy enough to load the bikes onto the bars? i bought 2 hydraulic lifts for the Q,although they are vw/audi parts they dont fit with the bars.I'm trying to decide wether to change the carriers to the barracuda ones or turn into the a-team and make something to make them fit.Yes - difficult to describe but rather than clamps that go around the bars, you get square section "feet" which slide into the channels that run along the length of the bars. My bike racks do this too. Gawd, does that make sense?