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Offline Agentmatt

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Roof Bar max load weight????
« on: May 03, 2017, 07:49:25 am »
Hi all,

I'm looking into getting some roof bars and a roof box for my 2010 Mazda 6 2.2 Sport.  Think I'll be going for the Thule set of bars (£160 sound about right to you lot?).  Anyway, I was reading on the Thule site that I also need to know what the max load the car can take via roof bars. 

I looked over the Car's handbook but it didn't say anything about roof bars etc... 

All one know what this would be?  Basically we tow a caravan and I want to move the awning from the boot to a roof box. So I can put stuff in the boot and keep the Van weight down.

Cheers all.

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Re: Roof Bar max load weight????
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2017, 02:55:36 pm »
Try having a look on Google under Mazda 6 roof rack max weight. Seems to indicate for all models
100 kgs max load. Depends on what your awning weighs ?
Might be worth also asking Mazda UK or checking with the dealers for any information they have.
Never had more than a couple of suitcases and a few bits on the roof of any car I have had.
« Last Edit: May 03, 2017, 02:58:55 pm by V 249 »

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Re: Roof Bar max load weight????
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2017, 03:05:42 pm »
Cheers V. 

The Awning I'll be carrying is only 18kgs so should be more than fine when you include the weight of the roof box as well.

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Re: Roof Bar max load weight????
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2017, 07:08:03 pm »
Out of interest, when I towed, our van awning went in the Van, in the walkway, laid over the van axle.
This made all the space I needed in the boot. Worked just fine and kept the whole thing dry.Assuming
it was not raining when we loaded up.!