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Alistair



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Thule Easybase - a recommendation

Due to the inability to put roof bars on an L405 without permanent rails, I bought one of these to put extra luggage on the back.

The car was absolutely packed and I ended up with over 100kg on the rack - even though it is only rated for 45kg, it didn't move in over 800 miles of fairly brisk progress and a mix of roads,



It did attract a bit of dirt though, so I was glad I decided to use pallet wrap on the bags - which I was able to just cut off when we arrived and carry clean bags up to the appartment Thumbs Up

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Red Merle



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I'd love to be able to use one of those, but need access to the boot on journeys (see signature Wink ). I take it that the luggage rack doesn't have some miraculous "swing out facility" to make this possible? (I'm clutching at straws here! Rolling Eyes ) 

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Alistair



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Unfortunately not, but the way I loaded it with just 2 big bags would mean you could unload fairly quickly. If I’d kept it, I’d have adjusted the back piece to be a bit shorter, so only top bag needed removing to open the upper tailgate.

Having an ice hockey goalie in the family meant that we had some suitably large bags Thumbs Up

I took a bit more stuff this year Whistle


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That beats a roof box. A little extreme though, but I bet the car was comfier than when you posted pics of it stuffed with snowboards. There is nothing that can't be fixed with a hammer😜😜
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Alistair



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The trailer was pretty full - but towed a dream - I was glad it was a warm, dry day when we arrived and no snow on the roads though Thumbs Up

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Red Merle wrote:
I'd love to be able to use one of those, but need access to the boot on journeys (see signature Wink ). I take it that the luggage rack doesn't have some miraculous "swing out facility" to make this possible? (I'm clutching at straws here! Rolling Eyes )



Why not buy something like this? Im sure there are far bigger/better ones available to the european markets...
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It's just down to not being able to open the tailgate once the rack is fitted and loaded. 

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Never enough room!

I have the permenant rails, but am currently on the search of a larger box trailer, I have a smaller unbraked Ifor Williams, Alistair - looks like you have all bases covered!

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