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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 06-06-2016, 02:52 AM Thread Starter
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Roof box or Roof rack?

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I bought a car earlier this year which came with a roof box, but I've had it off so I'm able to mount my mountain bikes on the roof. Winter has now arrived here in NZ and it would seem logical to just put my roof box back on and put my snowboards in their.

My concern is that snowboards will move around, with the nose and tail potentially being damaged during the trip to the mountain. Is there anything you guys do to keep the board in place? Or do you just use a roof rack?
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Every cargo box I've ever seen has multiple tie-down points in it. You should be able to tie or bungee your decks to keep them from moving around much! Also, boots and other gear can be strategically placed around them to limit their movement! (Some padding underneath to keep the base from getting scratched up would be wise tho! An old Yoga mat or towel works!))

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I like boxes better, especially if you already have it. Keeps the sun , rain and road grime off the gear
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I chose a box over rack for the reasons listed above- less crap getting all over my gear from the highway.

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Use your brain.
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Recently picked up a Thule roof box and it came with straps to secure your stuff within the box (but you could easily use any straps / bungees etc)
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Maybe it's overkill but I load my board, boots, kids' skis and boots into board bags and then throw the board bags into the rooftop Thule box. Strap 'em down with the Thule internal straps. The padded board bags protect the gear and the straps keep things from sliding around.

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I prefer a large rack......over a musty box.......
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I prefer a large rack......over a musty box.......
NOW,. It's Officially /thread!

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Of course,.. If the box is that "musty?" You DEFINITELY want to be using the Rack! (...or drinking in better bars at least!)


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Maybe it's overkill but I load my board, boots, kids, skis and boots into board bags and then throw the board bags into the rooftop Thule box. Strap 'em down with the Thule internal straps. The padded board bags protect the gear and the straps keep things from sliding around.
Good idea,..! That way their whining and crying is hardly noticeable!!
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A box is not going to dent up your snowboards. They'll be fine. The boards are much tougher than that. Put them in a bag if you must.
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