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KAMEI Delphin 340 K roof box LEFT side opening no. KM343 (0 81343 07)

£324.95
RRP: £380.00
Code: KM343

These are outstanding family boxes – good looking, well made, totally reliable, easy to use, and they carry a huge amount of gear. Important features include KAMEI’s low profile "Comfort Sliding Fittings" at both front and back which make fitting an easy one person job.

The push button locking system used on the Delphin series is the strongest and easiest to use of all; the additional front and rear 'click' catches help you close the box when it’s stuffed full - you pull down on one end of the box until the lid clicks shut on the catch, then do the same at the other end, and then push in the push button locks.

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

See how this box might look on your car


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, and have won numerous 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!

KAMEI makes a virtue of the 'Click' and 'Push button' locking system used in this box: Boxes with central locking can be awkward to close, especially on taller vehicles, and when stuffed full. You need to hold the box tightly closed at the front, at the middle, and at the rear, and turn the key; this often requires two people. With a Delphin box you pull down on one end of the box until it clicks shut, then pull down on the other end, and then push the locks in and cover them with their weatherproof flaps.

Roof bar fittings:

  • 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 20mm T-track adapters which slide into the slots in the top of aluminium roof bars (including all the aluminium bars we sell).
  • U-bolts are also included (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.
  • 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.
  • 25mm T-adapters are also available separately for bars with a wider channel (e.g. BMW branded bars).

Other features:

  • 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.
  • 6 year guarantee.
  • Holds up to 6 sets of carving skis.
  • Weight 16kg empty, maximum load 75kg, gross loading limit 91kg.

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

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:

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.

Delivery of this item

Roof boxes
Express Delivery £ 19.50 1 to 2 working days
Standard Delivery £ 14.50 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
Standard sized items (Roof bars, bike carriers and most other items)
Express Delivery £ 9.50 1 to 2 working days
Standard Delivery £ 6.50 3 to 4 working days
Long wide roof boxes, 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".

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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, 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 (please note that regional surcharges may apply).
  • 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.

KAMEI Delphin 340 - How to fit
KAMEI T-track adapter - How to fit

Roof bar compatibility

Steel (22mm x 32mm) barsYes. fits bars up to 82mm wide x 32mm deep

Aero barsYes. includes fittings for all the T-track aluminium bars we sell (adapters required for some OEM bars)

Min. distance between roof bars630mm. using U-bolts, 540mm when using T-track fittings

Max. distance between roof bars860mm. using U-bolts, 940mm when using T-track fittings

Box features / capacity

Box opens fromLeft side

Maximum loading capacity75kg

Volume340 litres

Maximum number of skis6. (max 175cm)

Length (internal)1780mm

Width (internal)650mm

Height (internal)340mm

General information

BrandKamei

Guarantee6 years

Length1900mm. (external)

Width750mm. (external)

Height400mm. (external)

Weight16kg

ColourSilver. lid, black base

Specification PDFs


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Item: Description: Our price (each): RRP:
Medium-wide roof box: £324.95 (rrp. £380.00)
Special offers:
FASTY promotion: £8.75 (rrp. £17.50)
Accessories:
Roof box adapters: £15.00 (rrp. £20.00)
Roof box adapters: £15.00 (rrp. £20.00)
Roof box accessory: £22.95 (rrp. £28.00)

All our prices include VAT at 20% Total: £324.95
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