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CRUZ Tailo rear carrier system no. 940-544

Code: CR940544

  • A basic tow bar mounted platform that can carry up to 60kg.
  • Add an Apex cargo box or bike adapters (for up to three bikes) for even more flexibility.
  • The Tailo tilts to allow access to the tailgate - but note that if you're using the optional Apex box or bike adapters this setup is not suitable for vans, either with twin rear doors or with top-hinged tailgates, because you can’t tilt the Tailo platform far enough to open the doors or tailgate with these accessories fitted.

The CRUZ Tailo base is a basic platform that can be used on its own to carry the sort of bulky loads that are just not practical to carry on the roof of the car.

It's very versatile; many customers use it as the base for the additional Apex cargo box or for carrying up to three bikes - all these accessories are listed below.

Unlike many tow bar platforms it tilts to give you enough space to open the boot, even when fully loaded. Very handy! It will tilt far enough to open the tailgate on almost all cars and SUVs (but if you have a van or an MPV with a vertical tailgate please note that it probably won't tilt far enough to open the tailgate).

It's easy to fit to the tow ball; a lock accessory will soon be available and, for the time being, is being offered free of charge. Locks will be posted to our customers as soon as possible after they come into stock.

Features include:

  • Dimensions (LxWxH): 118 x 95 x 26cm
  • Load capacity: 60kg (depending of course on vehicle towbar nose-weight)
  • Weight: 14.5kg
  • Locks to the tow ball
  • Bike carrier adapters (for up to three bikes) are available separately (also coming soon)
  • Tiltable to allow access to most tailgates - see notes above for vans, and for other vehicles with near vertical tailgates

The platform comes with five function rear lights so it is fitted with a 13 pin plug for 13 pin continental type electric sockets. We also include a free 13 pin to 7 pin adapter to allow you to use it with a standard 7 pin UK lighting socket. Note that the lights are supplied in UK format, with the fog light on the right hand side and the reversing light on the left hand side, not as shown in the pictures.

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.

These are our standard charges; there are usually surcharges for all offshore destinations and some remote postcodes - for details please see our delivery information page.

This Item (Standard sized items)
Express Delivery £ 9.50 1 to 2 working days
Standard Delivery £ 6.50 3 to 4 working days

Delivery of other items

Small items & Spare parts
Express delivery £ 6.95 1 to 2 working days
Standard delivery £ 4.95 3 to 4 working days
Roof boxes
Express Delivery £ 19.50 1 to 2 working days
Standard Delivery £ 14.50 3 to 4 working days
Dropracks and Roof tents
Express Delivery £ 19.50 2 working days

Delivery times

Delivery times are calculated in working days (Monday to Friday, excluding Bank holidays).

Cut-off times for Express Delivery orders
Express Delivery orders placed before before the cut-off times shown below will usually be desptached on the date of order. Express Delivery orders placed after these cut-off times will be despatched the next working day.

Small and Standard Sized Items Order by 4pm for same day despatch
Roof Boxes, Dropracks and Roof Tents Order by 1pm for same day despatch

Delivery FAQs

When will my order arrive?
There are no deliveries on Saturdays, Sundays or Bank Holidays, except for postable items where Royal Mail has a Saturday delivery. Express Delivery orders placed on a Friday (before 1pm) should be delivered on the Monday or Tuesday, Express Delivery orders placed on a Saturday or Sunday should be delivered on the Tuesday or Wednesday. The arrangements for Very Heavy Items are different and are shown above.

What about Next Working Day delivery?
We have offered a reliable Next Working Day service for well over 20 years but, due to the pressure on the couriers caused by the coronavirus crisis and the huge increase in online shopping, we can no longer be confident about the delivery date, which is why we now call the service ‘Express delivery’. Most Express delivery orders will arrive on the next or second working day, but some will arrive on the second or third working day, or be split between these days. So-called “split deliveries” happen when the couriers do not have enough trailer space for everything that should be moved around the UK, so they will load what they can and leave the rest for the next trailer.

Is my delivery day guaranteed?
No retailer or courier company can ever "guarantee" a Next Working Day delivery. As well as split deliveries, 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.

Do I need to be at home?
We are very flexible with our deliveries and will aim to deliver to an address which suits you – this does not need to be your home address. 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.

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".

PayPal accepted

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Technical specifications at a glance:

Fits bolt on tow ball: yes

Fits swan neck / detachable tow ball: yes

Dimensions: 118 (w) x 95 (d) x 26 (h) cm

Weight: 14.5kg

Max load capacity: 60kg

Tilting: yes

Integral lighting board: yes (13 pin with a 7 pin adapter included)

Rack to tow ball lock: yes (available separately)

Guarantee: 3 years

Useful information:

The maximum permitted load you can carry is also determined by your nose weight; you will need to check you don’t exceed this before loading your rack.

Requires 43mm clearance from centre of tow ball to rear of vehicle.

The Tailo tilts to allow a standard tailgate to open but you won't be able to open a vertical tailgate (e.g. vans and some MPVs). The platform is usually too high to allow barn doors to open.

Add to Your Order Untick if not required:
Item: Description: Our price (each): RRP:
Core components:
Tow bar platforms & racks: £194.95 (rrp. )
Special offers:
Free lock: £0.00 (rrp. £15.00)
Free lighting adapter: £0.00 (rrp. £20.00)
Bike carrier adapter: £97.50 (rrp. £124.95)
Bike carrier adapter: £19.95 (rrp. £25.50)
Rear storage box:
Rear storage box: £280.00 (rrp. )

All our prices include VAT at 20% Total: £194.95

We will notify you by email when we have an estimated despatch date. You will not be charged until your order is ready for despatch.

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