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Roof Bars, Roof Rails And Manufacturer VS Aftermarket

  • 09-06-2021 8:42am
    Registered Users Posts: 2,419 ✭✭✭ harringtonp

    Looking at various roofing system for a Citroen Berlingo Van. Initially will be looking to carry a roof box. For flexibility I'm currently thinking along the lines of getting longitudinal rails installed and then fitting bars and box as and when needed.

    Rang a dealer regarding rails and they're coming in at 294 euro. There is a company called Storm Xcessories in Northern Ireland which supply the same thing for 92euro all in:

    Big price difference. Don't suppose anyone can comment on quality difference ? It will be the foundation after all to which everything else is attached.

    I could attach roof bars directly to the fixed fittings but the one thing I can't get a handle on is whether or not roof boxes can adapt to a fixed distance between bars ? Or do they really only cater for a fixed distance between bars which means the bars need to be able to slide on rails ?

    I get the impression that once you have raised rails you can use pretty much any bar as they all have adapters for rails.