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Didn't find too many posts on roof top cargo boxes or similar but I recently got one and here are some photos. The cross bars are Honda OEM and the box is the Yakima Rocket Box 12. Install was a breeze and no problem so far. Our baby stroller takes up so much space in the trunk that there's not much room left. The box provides a lot of additional space plus, it provides extra security (sure a thief could easily crack open the lock with rudimentary tools....but then it we're back to being no safer than keeping things in the car). The thing I have to get used to now is being mindful of height clearance signs when entering garages. The box is 16" tall but that's sitting on top of the cross bars so I don't know what the total overall height of the vehicle is now. However, I can fit under my work garage's clearance bar with a couple of inches to spare, which is marked at 7'2"
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Thanks for posting this. I have been looking for something like this for trips with the family. The four of us still take the 2005 Sienna due to a lack of space. My wife usually takes up 3/4 of the storage area with her clothes:rolleyes:

Can I ask where you purchased yours from and the cost?

Thanks!
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Yakima's website has this listed for $449. A short while ago I saw it on REI on sale for around $350, unfortunately I missed that deal. I ended up ordering it on Amazon for the list price $449 and after tax it came to $492.78. I chose Amazon because they had it in stock and I wanted to install it myself at home. If you drive to the store to buy it and don't want to install it on the spot, better make sure you have enough room to put it inside the vehicle, including the box, it's a huge package.

Yeah, I thought the CR-V's trunk space was generous, until I stuck a stroller in it. We are still using a full size stroller (not a small umbrella stroller). Case in point, I recently picked up my folks from the airport with wife and baby. I was able to put the stroller with room to spare in the Yakima box which freed up all of the trunk for their luggage. The CR-V's trunk is greatly helped by the vertical space above the cover but the problem is, here in the San Francisco Bay Area we would never park a car like that as car break-ins are rampant here....so another vote for the box.
 

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We've done similar - had the roof rails and OEM bars fitted to our CRV and strapped on our Thule Pulse L cargo box. I think it's quite a bit bigger than the Yakima above but it doesn't obstruct the full opening of the hatch. The Thule box is 16 cu ft. and long enough to fit skis. A pic would be useful here, I'll add one when we get back.

Makes the CRV quite handy - easily transported 3 people, a Rottweiler, a Doberman, clothes and provisions 700 miles up into the mountains.

]No noticeable noise additionally. We had the box already but the bars and rails didn't come cheap - about $900ish installed. :)
 

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Nice pics. I actually like Thule boxes a lot more with regards to their style but even their smallest box was a bit too big for me. I still wanted some of my moonroof unobstructed. Having used it for a number of weeks now I think it's worked out well, no wind noise and hasn't moved around or had any other issues. The vertical clearance is the only thing you need to be careful about but this only matters if you are parking in parking garages a lot.
 
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