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Anyone got one


And can you fit it on your own without damaging the car
 

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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.
 

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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.
You need to use the roof bars that came with the Q5 as once connected the esp changes on the car automatically.

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Thanks 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
 

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Hi Josh, most of the roof boxes are really light and, so long as the bars are fitted first, should slide over them from one side single handed with no problem. You will need a milk crate or similar to stand on to fit them to the bars though. Not fitted mine yet but it was always easy on the Espace I had. Goes without saying, light (for stability) and low value stuff on top as the boxes are far from secure!

Cheers

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I think you just need to check that the box fittings are compatible with the Audi bars.

The OEM boxes have feet (for want of a better word) that locate into the slots running down the length of the OEM bars. If you get a non-OEM box, say a Thule, just need to check that the clamps will go around the bars properly. I think you can use non-OEM bars, but these won't trigger the stability control adjustments.

I have a sneaky suspicion that Thule make the Audi bars anyway, so there is bound to be a Thule compatible box.

Let us know how you get on
 

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I just bought this one for mine and it was real easy to fit on the car.

Adi
Adi - out of interest, does that one clamp around the bars or locate into the slots?
 

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Thanks 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
hi josh the r/box is the thule alpine 100, hope this helps
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Thanks chaps,

Some very good advice.


Think to be certain of working with the dsc.....if I do decide I need one......I think it will have to be oem. But I will check out Thule first.
 

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Hi,

there was an earlier thread about roof boxes. Here is a link to my reply

earlier reply

I have now got both the car and the roof box, and it fits very well. I have a lot of space above the car in my garage, so I mounted a manually driven winch for lifting it on and off the car. Works great


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Is there another way of fixing a box onto the bars then?
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?
 

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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 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.

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That looks a good size. I'm assuming 200 refers to the volume


Is it a one person lift onto the roof or have you got one of these box lifting devices
 

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Capacity is 440L so I'm not sure what the 200 refers to.

Here is a link to the Thule web site with details click!

You guy's have the same range there - take a look!

I tried the Atlantis 780 but it was too long:

Thule Atlantis 780:


The 200 that I have is quite wide and at 17 kg is quite awkward to handle on your own. I can fit and remove it on my own but I prefer to have some help. The size is very good but the only problem is where to store it. As I haven't set up a hoist system in the garage it lives inside the house - for the moment.
 
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