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I have a 125 PS B-MAX Titanium petrol with roof bars and roof rack.

I am considering taking 5 people (includes driver) touring the EU. As there is little boot space for 5 peoples luggage even if we take bare essentials, I am considering a roof box.


Even with an aerodynamic shaped box I appreciate the consumption will go up but am wondering if anyone has driven with these constraints and what the experience was like.


I have driven with 5 people on board but never with them and a roof box.
 

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Andymayo said:
No experience but might be tricky to handle with all the weight, may need to reduce tyre pressures?

I think increase tyre pressures to that in spec. would be required.


Handling should remain similar except for tipping over on roundabouts lol


No, I don't think handling with load within the spec. should change much if at all except for acceleration.
 

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makem said:
Andymayo said:
No experience but might be tricky to handle with all the weight, may need to reduce tyre pressures?

I think increase tyre pressures to that in spec. would be required.


Handling should remain similar except for tipping over on roundabouts lol


No, I don't think handling with load within the spec. should change much if at all except for acceleration.
Reminds me of many years ago with an old upright Ford Popular. With a few lads on board, we would often flip over on a particular roundabout in Ipswich, hop out, push it back upright, and carry on.
"Such Fun" to quote Penny in Miranda.
 

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makem said:
Andymayo said:
No experience but might be tricky to handle with all the weight, may need to reduce tyre pressures?

I think increase tyre pressures to that in spec. would be required.


Handling should remain similar except for tipping over on roundabouts lol


No, I don't think handling with load within the spec. should change much if at all except for acceleration.
Reminds me of many years ago with an old upright Ford Popular. With a few lads on board, we would often flip over on a particular roundabout in Ipswich, hop out, push it back upright, and carry on.
"Such Fun" to quote Penny in Miranda.

The three wheelers were prone to wiping the road with the doors, anywhere!
 

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I know it can carry 5 people and I know it can carry 5 people and a load totalling up to its design limit.

What I don't know is how it handles that, hence I ask for 'experience' rather than guesses which I can guess myself.
 
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