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KAMEI Husky 510 gloss black DuoLift roof box no. KM449

£429.95
RRP: £475.00
Code: KM449

This is a brand new box, replacing the very popular KAMEI 510

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, “pull-shut-to-lock” central locking and a 75kg load limit make this box a great choice..


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

This box replaces the KAMEI 510 which was one of our best-selling boxes over a number of years, and won the last two Auto Express Best Buy awards. This version has all the same great features; the main change is the redesigned lid.

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!

The Husky 510 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. Most 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 T-track adapters which slide into the slots in the top of aluminium roof bars (including all the aluminium bars we sell), and also with U-bolts (M8 thread) which fit around bars up to 83mm wide x 32mm deep. It always makes sense to use T-track adapters with aluminium roof bars, because these allow you to position the box anywhere on the full length of the bars, they produce a much smarter look (no bits of metal visible below the roof bar) and it's a more aerodynamic fitting system. T-track adapters also allow you to push the box further back or forward than is possible with U-bolts - which can be important if there's a potential clash with a fully opened tailgate. And T-track adapters also provide more flexibility in roof box positioning than claw style fittings (this is the type which grabs around the roof bars and is tightened with a turning wheel inside the box) - this is because claw fittings should not be used in the area of the roof bar feet (these fittings will touch the feet before they are tight enough on the bars) so you may not be able to position the box just where you want it. Claw fittings also limit front to back positioning. So now you know why KAMEI includes standard T-track adapters (which are an extra cost for all other brands of roof box) and does not use claw style fittings.
  • If you have BMW roof bars, note that these have unusually wide T-track slots, and will require additional adapters - see part KM52004 in the list below.
  • 6 year guarantee.
  • Holds up to 6 sets of skis (max length 185cm).
  • Weight 19kg empty, maximum load 75kg, gross loading limit 94kg.


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.

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, only paying a contribution to our carriage costs. 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. Not just an alternative colour.
  • 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 carriage charges, and a charge for any packaging needed for the return of the original.
  • If you want us to collect the original box, there will be a £50 carriage charge.
  • We arrange the collection, if requested.
  • 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 roof boxes from mainland UK.

View Specs Sheet PDF

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 Standard three to five day service is £6.50 (£14.50 for orders including a roof box) and our charge for Express Delivery (one or three days) is £9.50 (£19.50 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 (courier, usually Express Delivery).

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 Express Delivery need to be received by 4pm.

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 should be delivered on the Monday or Tuesday, Express Delivery orders placed on a Saturday should be delivered on the Tuesday or Wednesday.

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’.  Many Express Delivery orders will arrive on the next working day, but some will arrive on the second working day, or be split between these two 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".

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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 (90mm U-bolts) £21.95


Add to Your Order Untick if not required:
Item: Description: Our price (each): RRP:
Long Wide roof box: £429.95 (rrp. £475.00)
Special offers:
FASTY promotion: £8.75 (rrp. £17.50)
Accessories:
Roof box adapters: £15.00 (rrp. £20.00)
Roof box accessory: £22.95 (rrp. £28.00)

All our prices include VAT at 20% Total: £429.95

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.

 Description 
 Our 90 day Exchange Scheme 
 Specifications 
 Delivery charges and Payment options 
 Spare parts