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KAMEI 330 gloss black roof box no. KM327 (0 81327 21)

£289.95
RRP: £335.00
Code: KM327

A new box from KAMEI. It’s got a great capacity, yet still leaves room for two bikes on most cars. It comes in a really smart glossy black colour and, as you would expect from KAMEI, the build quality is fantastic.

It’s big brother, the KAMEI 510, was 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 a metallic 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.

You should be able to fit 2 bike carriers next to it on most cars, no problem if you use 118cm (Thule) or 122cm (Atera) aluminium roof bars.

  • 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.
  • Opens from the left hand side.
  • Stabilus 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 carving skis.
  • Weight 14kg empty, maximum load 50kg, gross loading limit 64kg.

Do you need roof bars as well? If so, check out our amazing box and bars package deals. We'll provide 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.

View Specs Sheet PDF

Technical Specifications at a glance:

External dimensions: 190 (l) x 75 (w) x 38 (h) cm

Internal dimensions: 178 (l) x 65 (w) 34 (h) cm

Volume: 330 litres

Weight: 14kg

Max load capacity: 50kg

Max number of skis: 6 (carving)

Opens from: Left hand side

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)

Guarantee: 6 years

Colour: gloss black

A good question. It's not easy to convince customers that a 330 or 340 or 390 litre KAMEI box is in practical terms as large as a 480 litre Thule box, even if they have seen the boxes side by side, and the cartons (see pictures below - click on them to see a large picture). Now an influential German motoring web site has provided us with more evidence, which is that KAMEI's Corvara 390K was 3.8% smaller than advertised, but the Thule Dynamic 800, a stated 420 litres, came out at 274 litres, a 34.7% exaggeration!

The boxes in the cartons shown above have declared volumes of 480 litres (Thule), 330 litres (KAMEI), 320 litres (Karrite), left to right. The message is to treat capacity with a big pinch of salt - length and width are the most important measures of real world usefulness.

See the "exaggeration" bar chart above, as well as the Google translation.

Auto-Presse also report that the KAMEI Husky L and Delphin 470 boxes are larger than their stated volumes. None of this surprises us - KAMEI is a family business which takes pride in doing things properly. "Made in Germany".

You can click here or on the logo below to view the article in full:

KAMEI Delphin 340 - How to fitKAMEI Delphin 340 - How to fitThe Delphin 340 has the same box to bar fittings as the KAMEI 330 and they both open from the LHS.

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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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.

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 03 - KAMEI gas strut for Kamei Husky XXL/330 £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


Add to Your Order Untick if not required:
Item: Description: Our price (each): RRP:
Medium-wide roof box: £289.95 (rrp. £335.00)
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: £289.95
In Stock - Get it by Tuesday 23rd July
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