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Modutop and roof bars
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Hello all, I have 2006 (56 plate) Berlingo with modutop. I'm wanting to put a roof box on but am wary of over stressing the modutop. My roof box won't fit using the supplied roof bars mounted transversely so I was thinking of fastening another set of bars across at the right distance-does anyone have any experience of using such an arrangement? Should I just look to get a trailer instead? Thanks for any advice.
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#2
You can use cross bars (with the existing side rails) but this still leaves you with the issue of stressing the top. Alternatively, use the roof's foot-mounts that are present as well. There should be three rectangular slots on each side of the roof. If these are the correct distance apart for your box, then there are many bars that will fit, and the weight is carried on the main car structure.

Personally, I prefer driving with a roof box rather than a trailer.
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#3
I use extra roof rails on top pf my longitudinal rails, see photos, carried sit on canoes[2] on top with bikes behind on rack and caravan in tow to scotland and back. Had no issues. Had them on permanently for 15 months now. No problems.
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Pete.
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#4
There is a weight limit to the bars of 35kg.

As long as you don't exceed that, you shouldn't have a problem.
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#5
WITH 2 UP ITS A TOTAL OF 50 KG. Guess I`m exceeding safety margin limits....I tie down back and front of vehical to prevent lift when travelling.
good oh.... laws are always to be broken......only had one on if problem occurs MR CITROEN.....HA HA
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(13-06-2011, 12:53 PM)Chris Wrote:  Personally, I prefer driving with a roof box rather than a trailer.

That depends on how much and what you need to carry I suppose.
I bought a set of roof bars off a main dealer via E-bay,it turns out they are actually Bosal bars,and then I bought a shiny black roof box which carries 470 litres.
The shiny black box goes well with the black car.

That's fine for short trips to the UK and swallows up travel bags no problem,but sometimes I bring my 6'x4' trailer over as well,which can be very expensive as Eurotunnel charge as much for the trailer as they do for the car.
I also use the trailer for trips to the local tip with garden rubbish etc as I don't want to ruin the inside of the car.

Ah!,but what about that volumous boot in the Berlingo I hear you ask!
Well,all that gets devoted to Tommy the Labrador,in fact he gets more space than anyone!
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