Before storing your roof box, give it a thorough clean inside and out. Remove anything that’s inside the roof box and place it inside your garage. One tip is to spray some penetrating fluid on locks and catches. This ensures that they’ll work smoothly the next time you come to use them.
Can you store a roof box on its end?
How can I store a roof box? You can store a roof box upright standing vertically sitting on it’s rear or a hoist or Thule multi-lift is an ideal way to store it horizontally and up against a shed or garage roof. A roof box cover is a worth while investment too protecting it whilst in storage.
How do you store a roof box when not in use?
If you want to rest your roof box on the ground, we recommend you don’t place it on the concrete floor. This could damage the bottom of the box. Instead, raise it from the ground on a couple of planks of wood. If you can’t do this, then at least place a sheet underneath it.
How do you store a tepui tent?
Flat On The Ground
You have to store your rooftop tent in the same position as you would if it was sitting atop your car. However, you will have to make sure that you have the tent placed on a platform slightly above the ground to prevent moisture damage. Don’t store anything on top of it either, if you can help it.
How do you clean a Yakima Skybox?
Dish soap and water will get your Yakima cargo box clean. Do not use cleaning products that contain solvents as these may damage the ABS plastic that the box is made from.
How much can a roof box hold?
Know your weight limits
All roof boxes have a maximum weight that it’s safe for them to carry. As these weights tend to range from around 50kg to 75kg depending on the size of your box, it’s unlikely that you’ll need to worry about overfilling them, but it’s still useful information to have in mind.
How do you put cargo on a roof rack?
If you have a roof rack, the straps/ropes can be looped around the side and cross rails.
- Stack items evenly across the roof and in the center of the doors.
- Lighter goes lower—place heavier items on top of lighter items.
- Cover the entire load with a tarp or netting to prevent things from falling out.
Are roof cargo bags safe?
They’re safe if they’re not overloaded, if they’re packed with soft-side luggage and snuggly strapped to the car. A loosely secured cargo bag may slide or let the wind get under the bag. Check the owner’s manual or online for the maximum dynamic (when moving) maximum roof load (the static weight may be higher).