Roof Mounted Bike Rack - Advice please if boot will open with it on

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Roof Mounted Bike Rack - Advice please if boot will open with it on

Post by mountainkomodo » Sun Sep 13, 2020 4:49 pm

Hi there, I am just about to sign on the dotted line to lease new qashqai - which already has roof rails. And I would really appreciate advice regarding the use of roof mounted bike racks.

On my current car I have been using a Thule 561 outride bike rack, which is the one the front forks lock into. But the qashqai seems to have a smaller roof than my current car, and I wonder if the boot swill still open with out hitting the bars. Especially with that little spoiler on it.

I am keen to stay with rook mounted bike racks , especially as I already have the kit, and really hope there is someone out there that may have already tried and can advise me quite quickly?

The Thule rack that takes the bike is 136 cm from the where the front of where the footpack would sit on the roof rails. And on my current car with bars, is approx 17 cm above the roof at its end tip.

Cheers guys

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Re: Roof Mounted Bike Rack - Advice please if boot will open with it on

Post by MikeGC » Mon Sep 14, 2020 7:40 am

If the garage wants your business they will probably let you trial fit the bike rack and bike - costs nothing to ask
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Re: Roof Mounted Bike Rack - Advice please if boot will open with it on

Post by mountainkomodo » Mon Sep 14, 2020 8:11 am

MikeGC wrote:
Mon Sep 14, 2020 7:40 am
If the garage wants your business they will probably let you trial fit the bike rack and bike - costs nothing to ask
Ah yes, a nice idea Mike thanks, but this would be through a national lease hire company not a garage as such

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Re: Roof Mounted Bike Rack - Advice please if boot will open with it on

Post by gloucester » Mon Sep 14, 2020 11:17 am

Welcome to this forum

I suspect it's not something that can easily be assessed without actually trying it.

Googling shows pictures of Qashqais with roof mounted boot racks but no side elevations with the hatch opened can be found.
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Re: Roof Mounted Bike Rack - Advice please if boot will open with it on

Post by mountainkomodo » Mon Sep 14, 2020 11:36 am

I appreciate you looking though , I have struggled to find anything myself also

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