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KAMEI 510 glossy black roof box no. KM440 (81440):

Long Wide roof box:

KAMEI 510 glossy black roof box no. KM440 (81440)

A new box from KAMEI in glossy black - really smart!

KAMEI makes the best quality boxes on the market. Don't just take our word for it! They're a specialist box manufacturer, Quality Assured to ISO 9001, represented in over 40 countries, with numerous Best Buy awards over the years, including the last six Auto Express "Best Buy" awards. With their innovative and intelligent designs, top quality materials and engineering, and outstanding build quality, it's no surprise that they are Original Equipment box suppliers to several major manufacturers, including Audi, Mercedes-Benz and VW. And KAMEI boxes have the longest guarantee of any manufacturer in the car rack systems sector - 6 years!

It includes KAMEI's ingenious central locking system - all the benefits of central locking without the potential drawbacks:

The box is unlocked with a quarter key turn, but locked again just by pulling the box shut. Big deal? Actually, yes. All other central locking systems have a big drawback when it comes to closing the box, because you need to turn the key in the lock at the same time as holding down both the front and the rear of the box – which is a three handed operation if the lid is being held up by bulky gear, or if the base is sagging due to incorrect loading or weakness.

The KAMEI system has three catches and three hinges, for extra security. And you can’t take the key out of the lock until the box is properly shut. It's a really neat system.

  • Made from top quality 'DUROKAM', an ABS plastic developed by KAMEI to optimise weight, stability and impact resistance.
  • Wind tunnel development as well as TÜV and GS (security) testing and approval.
  • This Duolift box opens from either the left or the right hand side, making it very easy to fix to roof bars (no stretching into the box is needed), as well as providing full choice about where you position it, depending e.g. on what else you are carrying on the roof.
  • The DuoLift system includes patented gas struts for wide and easy opening and closing.
  • Sliding box to bar fittings so there’s never a need to drill new holes if the distance between your roof bars is non standard.
  • This box comes with U-bolts to accommodate roof bars up to 83mm wide x 32mm deep; these will fit around all the bars we sell except for Whispbars. If you’re going to be using aluminium bars, T-track adapters are available; these are listed below. We think they make for a smarter look than the standard U-bolts, and in any event they’re necessary for Whispbars.
  • 6 year guarantee.
  • Holds up to 6 sets of skis.
  • Weight 18kg empty, maximum load 75kg, gross loading limit 93kg.

Do you need roof bars as well? If so, check out our amazing box and bars package deal which provides everything you need, including this box, locking roof bars, and a roof box storage device, all for a fixed price! Click here for more details.

This season we are offering a free roof box hoist to give you a superb deal. Boxes are bulky items so the ideal place to store them is above your car in the garage, or perhaps in a shed. Many people will leave the box attached to the bars, and also use the box for storage.

If you don't need a box hoist, our alternative gift is a set of 3 Fasty straps - 0.5m, 1.5m and 3.0m. Although of much less financial value they will be useful for 1,001 things, time and again. (Note that only one box hoist or one set of straps will be included per roof box ordered!)

If you're ordering this roof box as part of a Package Deal, you will select your free gift once you've chosen your roof bars.

Very few customers know much about the roof box market before they visit our site. We have a lot of information about the things to think about before buying, and the “real world usefulness" of various roof box features, but you’ll be buying sight unseen, and you probably won’t have used a roof box before, so there is inevitably some luck in getting a box that you’ll be happy with.

We want to remove the risks of buying these large and often expensive items, perhaps from brands which almost every other roof box retailer doesn’t stock, and so we have a unique “90 day Exchange Scheme” for roof boxes.

This allows you to use a roof box and, with the benefit of experience, to exchange it for a new one within 90 days of invoice date. Most exchanges are from a shorter box to a longer one, or from a wider box to a narrower one.

These are the rules of the Exchange Scheme:

  • You are allowed one exchange only.
  • The original box must be in "as new" condition, subject only to fair wear and tear.
  • The replacement box must be a different model.
  • The replacement box must not be part of a package deal or be from our Bargains section.
  • Roof bars are never part of the Exchange Scheme.

This is how the exchange scheme works:

  • We charge in full for the replacement box, including the appropriate carriage charge and a charge for any packaging needed for the return of the original.
  • We arrange the collection and pay the return carriage costs.
  • When the original box arrives back here we refund you for the invoice value of the original box, but you won't get back more than the invoice value of the replacement box. In other words, if the replacement is cheaper than the original we won't be giving you "extra cash back".

Technical Specifications at a glance:

External dimensions: 200cm (l) x 90cm (w) x 44cm (h)

Internal dimensions: 188cm (l) x 80cm (w) x 39cm (h)

Volume: 510 litres

Weight: 18kg

Max load capacity: 75kg

Max number of skis: TBC

Opens from: both sides

Type of struts: hydraulic gas struts

Fits bars up to: 83mm wide x 32mm deep – which are all bars we sell except Whispbars. T-track adapters are available (see below)

Distance between roof bar fittings: 62 – 87cm

Space required on roof bars for mountings: 72cm

Guarantee: 6 years

Colour: metallic black

Delivery charges and arrangements:

We charge a contribution towards delivery costs, depending on what you order, where you live, and how quickly you want the goods.

For most UK addresses, the charge for our two to three day service is £5.50 (£9.50 for orders including a roof box) and our charge for Next Working Day deliveries is £8.50 (£12.50 for orders involving a roof box). AutoSock, shoe chains, RUD i-Sock, and small spare parts, are charged £3.95 (Royal Mail Tracked), £4.95 (Royal Mail Express Tracked) or £5.95 (express courier, usually Next Working Day).

There are different charges for any delivery including a sea crossing, and deliveries to Skye - we will contact you with a quote on receipt of order.

Orders for Next Working Day delivery need to be received by 4.00pm.

There are no deliveries on Saturdays, Sundays or Bank Holidays, except for postable items where Royal Mail has a Saturday delivery. Next Working Day orders placed on a Friday will be delivered on the Monday, Next Working Day orders placed on a Saturday will be delivered on the Tuesday.

We are very flexible with our deliveries and will aim to deliver on a day and at an address which suits you. Goods can usually be left without signature - we prefer this with roof boxes. There's a "Special Delivery Instructions" box in the checkout area where we'll ask you to choose a typical instruction and then amend it to suit your particular requirements.

No retailer or courier company can ever "guarantee" a Next Working Day delivery. All courier companies occasionally have the same transport problems as can happen to everyone else, including snow blocked roads, closed roads, traffic jams, mechanical breakdown, an inability to find the delivery address, or to gain access to it if, for example, it's in a block of flats. We work with some of the best couriers in the business, and overall they provide an outstanding service.

Payment options:

We take the following cards, and also PayPal. Please note that the entry on your card statement will be from "The Roof Box Company".

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If you would prefer not to pay online, or to pay by cheque, please phone us to place your order.

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Item: Description: Our price (each): RRP:
Special offer:
Long Wide roof box: £389.95 £475.00
Roof box adapters: £10.00 £15.00
Roof box adapters: £10.00 £15.00
Roof box accessory: £34.00
Free box hoist: £0.00 £17.50
Alternative free gift: £0.00

All our prices include VAT at 20% Total: £389.95