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Roof Containers for Cars
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Any recommendations on roof containers for cars - Yakima vs Thule? We have
a Honda Accord so need a smaller box - I was thinking about the Yakima
space cadet. Does anyone have experience with this one. I actually need
to buy something in the next week.
Although not quite as spiffy looking, certainly more affordable. Try Sears. They have a few
different types of cargo carriers much, much cheaper than Yakima or Thule. Also, Wilderness
Exchange might have used ones.
We also have a Honda Accord, and recently purchased
the Yakima rooftop system, with the "Rocketbox"
storage box, which is larger than the space cadet one
you mentioned. We decided to go with the larger box,
and I'm glad we did because we filled it up on our
last camping trip. We went with the Yakima system
over the Thule system (we also got bike racks) on the
recommendation of the people at REI, where we bought
it. They said that Yakima customer service was a lot
better than Thule customer service (if something
needed to be sent back or something). The prices on
both systems are outrageous, but what can you do? The
"Rocketbox" alone was $350! We have been using the
rooftop system, in many different configurations, more
for carrying the bikes, so it has been a worthwhile
investment for us.
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