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

£399.95
RRP: £440.00
Code: KM440

An excellent box from KAMEI. It’s got a huge capacity and comes in a really smart glossy black colour.

As you would expect from KAMEI the build quality is fantastic. Other features such as dual-side opening, a wide opening lid, “push-to-shut” central locking and a 75kg load limit make this box a great choice..

Auto Express Best Buy Award Winner 2014 and 2016.

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, a set of roof bars, and a roof box storage device, all for a fixed price! Click here for more details.


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 (max length 185cm).
  • 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.

4.84.8 based on 12 reviews

KAMEI 510 roof box, glossy black Reviews

- 14/05/2018 | Vehicle type: MPV
Well made easy to pack because of the two sided opening,easy to fit onto vehicles as i have used the box on two different vehicles, looks good on the car, easy locking mechanism, with the internal strapping to hold everything in place and of course being German made is strong,
- 16/04/2018 | Vehicle type: MPV
This is a good quality product with the most useful feature of having a dual offside and nearside opening facility. The finish on the box is first class. The box has a large capacity that provides storage in which I hold 4 fold flat chairs, one concertina camping table, a foldable camping kitchen cupboard/shelving unit as well as other smaller packable items. After ordering online from The RoofBox Co. the large boxed item arrived within a few days. It was well packaged and arrived safely in perfect condition. I would recommend the Kamei 510 in gloss black for both its very luxurious appearance and its practical, usefulness for extra storage. The service from The RoofBox Co. was faultless and not only would I recommend them every time but I would use them every time because of their competitive pricing, good service and ease of ordering online. I even received a free set of roof storage straps.
- 22/03/2018 | Vehicle type: Estate
The dual side opening of the 510 is just so simple and quick to fit and also means you can always open on the safe side of the road whether using in UK or European destinations. This box really does hold an enormous amount of gear and has a shape which maximises the space available. We travel to Europe with 5 people and this box really delivers in terms of capacity,quality,ease of use, driving stability and lastly it looks very good! Great product from Kamei and great advice/service from the Roofbox Company.
- 05/10/2017 | Vehicle type: Estate
This is an excellent roof box. The quality is outstanding and look is superb. There is a fantastic amount of space. Opening from both sides is good. Like the click to close lid - but sometimes have to try a few times before it closes. Overall I am pleased to have gone with the 510.
- 24/09/2017 | Vehicle type: Estate
Having used many kinds of roof box I can honestly say that the quality and ease of use of this product is second to none. Would recommend to anyone.
- 15/09/2017 | Vehicle type: 4x4
The Kamei looks very much smarter than the box it replaces. I have aero bars but have previously only been able to use U bolts which was a painful exercise to fit, involving lots of stretching and swearing plus stuffing a sponge under the U bolts to prevent them falling on the car roof. I got the fitting kit with the box for the aero bars and what a difference. This large Kamei box is light enough for me to place it on the roof single handed - and that's nearly a 2 metre height and I am no muscle-man. Popping it on to the bolts is a doddle - just lift each corner of the box in turn, slide bolt along the aero bar to align with the box fitting and drop the box onto it. I didn't time the process but it was only a few minutes and nothing like the struggle I had with the previous box. No more stretching as the left and right opening make it really so much simpler to reach each anchor point. It is extremely capacious and the main benefit is that a run to the Mediterranean can now be done with no clutter inside the car. Absolutely delighted with the box which is indeed a quality product.
- 17/08/2017 | Vehicle type: 4x4
Nice looking box and easy to operate.I like the dual opening in such a wide box.
- 03/07/2017 | Vehicle type: Estate
Looks great, easy to fit, like the dual side option, bags of space
- 23/06/2017 | Vehicle type: 4x4
Excellent product, outstanding quality and very capacious. Would highly recommend the product to anybody.
- 07/02/2017 | Vehicle type: Hatchback
Overall a great roof box but I think if I was to buy a roof box again I would opt for a deeper box. The height/depth of this box can restrict you on certain items so I would go for a box depth of 40cm or above. Everything else about the box is great so far
- 16/08/2016 | Vehicle type: Hatchback
I bought the Kamei 510 thinking it might be too big for my A3 Sportback. The safety net of the 90 day exchange took the worry out of selection though. So glad I bought this box. It fits perfectly and has tons of usable space. Happy as I was the box delivered did have a problem. Only one side of the box would unlock. The roof box company could not be more help with sorting this out, comms were great and they exchanged the box in no time. The replacement works like a charm. After-sales is the true measure of a company. Very happy. For a big box it is a doddle to shift on your own. I'm 5'11'' and I can get my arms around it to chuck it around. Favourite features are key retention (saves the embarrassment of locking your keys in the box), snap-shut 3-point locking (feels really solid and secure) and the duo lift (access to both sides is a must for a box this size). I was really surprised at the low wind noise at speed - no greater than with bars alone. The fuel economy didn't seem to suffer much either (helps having a diesel). I've used this box in anger twice now - one fully laden camping trip and one family week in St Ives. Capacity increase from 380 ltrs (my A3 boot) was great as we stopped at Newquay on the way down we could take the pram out of the boot to go roaming for a few hours. Couldn't have done this before as it would've meant unpacking everything to dig out the pram. Trying to be objective the only reasons I can think to choose a different box is price (though in this case you get more than you pay for) and rack space for bikes (might get one on if you're lucky). I prefer to load my bikes on the rear out of the wind anyway. Can't believe I waited so long to buy a roof box. I would advise anyone to buy a roof box - this one!
- 05/06/2016 | Vehicle type: MPV
This is a fantastic box and having double sided opening is a bonus. The only downside is that it is so large it needs two people to get on the car... and finding a storage point was a challenge. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend. Delivery was prompt.

About our reviews:

We test, and often use personally, almost all the products we sell, and we stand behind our comments and recommendations unless customers convince us they need changing. Our Customer Services and Workshop staff also have input into our recommendations.

But it's because we've learned a lot over many years that customer feedback is so important. Fresh, first time out opinions are the most useful ones, and in any event we certainly don't have access to the full range of vehicles that our customers have between them.

Product feedback from existing customers helps our new customers make choices, and also helps our suppliers with their product development.

We e-mail our customers a week or so after their order arrives and invite them to send in a review.

Some reviews are suitable for multiple products. Where appropriate we may, for example, use the same review for a number of different roof bar products where the only difference is the length of the roof bar.

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".

Please note: we can only collect items from mainland UK.

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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: 6 pairs (max 185cm)

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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We offer our existing customers a full "Next Day if possible" spares service, and will cannibalise new stock as required to find you the parts you need.

To find the spare parts you need, please see the diagram below, identify the product codes, then choose them from the list below. If you need more than 1 of any item, change the quantities in the Shopping Basket.

Item: Description: Our price (each): RRP:
Spares 52011 03 - Kamei internal load strap (pair) £7.50
Spares 52043 07 - Kamei U bolts (x4) for 90mm simple/comfort sliding fitting £15.95
Spares 52093 - Kamei M8 wing nut (x1) for 90mm simple/comfort sliding fitting £0.50
Spares 52098 - Kamei M6 wing nut (x1) for 52003/52004 adapters £0.50
Spares 52057/07 - Kamei 'one lock system' keys (x2) £15.00
Spares 52595 01 - KAMEI gas strut for Corvara, 510 and Oyster boxes £17.95
Spares 52690 01 - Kamei Z profile for comfort sliding fitting (x1) £4.95
Spares 52691 01 - Kamei internal clamp for comfort sliding fittings £5.90
Spares 52697 10 - Kamei fitting kit for Comfort Sliding Fittings £16.95


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Item: Description: Our price (each): RRP:
Special offer:

Special Offer Deal

Offer Price:
£341.95

Box is unused but has small crack on rear left of the lid (on the fin). It also has light crease marks along rear of the base. See the images on the next page for more details.

Special offer:

Special Offer Deal

Offer Price:
£364.95

This box has been fitted but not used for real, it has a few light scuffs but otherwise is in excellent condition.

Long Wide roof box: £399.95 (rrp. £440.00)
Special offers:
Free box hoist: £0.00 (rrp. £17.50)
Alternative free gift: £0.00 (rrp. )
Accessories:
Roof box adapters: £15.00 (rrp. £20.00)
Roof box adapters: £10.00 (rrp. £15.00)
Roof box accessory: £22.95 (rrp. £28.00)

All our prices include VAT at 20% Total: £399.95
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