12-18-2000, 05:26 AM
View Full Version : Installing a Yakima "RocketBox" rack system today
12-18-2000, 05:26 AM
12-18-2000, 05:34 AM
12-18-2000, 05:39 AM
Did you purchase the Yakima doublecross towers that attach to the existing allroad roof rails? This is what I was planning to do since I already have a Yakima rack system that I have used on 3 other cars.
I do not have a RocketBox, but plan on getting one. I think it will come in handy especially after seeing the 3rd row seat in my allroad. It takes up a lot of space back there so I think the RocketBox is the perfect answer for ski trips and for family road trips.
Let us know how it goes and if you have any suggestions for those of us considering the same solution.
12-18-2000, 07:48 AM
I purchased the Yakima Doublecross system which happens to be the same mfr. as the Audi system.
The Doublecross system recommends the 2 round 48" round bars for the Audi factory rails. The website does not have the allroad in the system yet, but go with the callouts for a 2000 A6 Wagon or Avant as we know it.
The "RocketBox" configuration has the quick release system and has 6 locks, 4 for the double- cross locks and 2 for the "coffin". It's max. weight is rated at 110 pounds. I purchased the curbside box which measures 92" L x 26" W x 15" H.
Total cost is $539.00 plus tax, at the local ski shop. Hopefully, my wife will buy me that Digital Cam....so I can post some picks soon!
00' 4.2 all but the phone
01' allroad....conv. and pref. pkges, rear seat, tip, optional wheels & Pirrelli's, hands free Startac with Mic/Speaker, Alpine DVD System with 6.5" screen mounted in front of quattro logo on dash, Audiovox TV/VCR w/ Playstation roof mount pod with 6.5" screen & wireless headphones and New York licence plates "ALLROAD"
12-18-2000, 08:13 AM
12-18-2000, 09:38 AM
a beautiful box. I really like the shinny gel coat finish and they are very aerodynamic. You can paint them to match the car. The downside is that they are heavy to lift and the smooth finish makes them hard to hold on to. I had a fiberglass box and was always afraid I'd drop it on the car. It turns into a two person job for safety.
12-18-2000, 11:07 AM
Great box! A deffinent most for this eligant car.
Suggestion:I installed a pulley system led over to the side of the garage with fare leeds cam cleats and a cleat for extra measure. Now I can lower it onto the car or remove it single handed. Great set up.
12-19-2000, 07:15 AM
Yakima space case (similar size 20 cu. ft.) weighs 46 lbs. You are limited to the strength of the allroad roof rails in loading the boxes. I've always crammed them full of gear. The moulded boxes are not as elegant but much cheaper and lighter. The pully system in the garage makes sense if you go packasport.
12-19-2000, 07:18 AM
Yakima space case (similar size 20 cu. ft.) weighs 46 lbs. You are limited to the strength of the allroad roof rails in loading the boxes. I've always crammed them full of gear. The molded boxes are not as elegant but much cheaper and lighter. The pulley system in the garage makes sense if you go packasport.
12-19-2000, 07:21 AM
12-19-2000, 02:29 PM
<center><img src="http://pictureposter.audiworld.com/AudiWorldPics/2000/allroad%20dressed%20to%20play%20in%20the%20snow.jp g"></center><p>ATPS5 wheels, Alpin Pilots,Clearmask on nose, Yakima Doublecross with Space Case.
This just clears my garage door on the second setting.
12-19-2000, 03:20 PM
I just put a RocketBox on my Explorer and was later at the Audi dealership today looking at the allroad. I thought "wow, that's an awesome car, but there's no way I could put the RocketBox on it" because of the antennea that sticks up right in the middle of the roof. How do you get around that problem?
12-20-2000, 08:08 AM
No tapping noise from in tapping the box!
12-21-2000, 03:34 AM
Dion, If you are interested I will try to post pixs of my pulley system. It is a very slick one man operation.