F Pace Expert
My experience is the way the accessories slot into the bar you have to trim rubber.
Yeah, will probably be useless since the crossbar is sized exactly for the width of the Jag rails. But in the grand scheme of Jaguar pricing it isn't a particularly bad deal in the $200-300 range (I forget what I paid and don't know the current pricing).... I like the look of the OEM version but I am afraid that it will be completely useless to me once I return my FP 3 yrs from now. Will it possible to retrofit the OEM crossbars to other vehicles?
How tall is your garage door? Is 8 ft enough to clear the F-Pace with the roof box?
REI has a 20% off sale on Thule cargo boxes this weekend. Maybe other Thule products are on sale.
I'm outfitting my F-Pace with a cargo box for more “on demand” cargo space.
The “Official” Jaguar Roof Cargo Box accessories list two options:
Roof Sport Box: “70 gallon capacity lockable roof box designed for sports equipment, measuring 206 x 84 x 34cm. Price: $910.00” :
Jaguar USA Accessories Online Catalogue. - F-PACE - CARRYING & TOWING - CARRYING - Roof Sport Box or
Roof Luggage Box: “90 gallon capacity lockable roof luggage box, measuring 175 x 82 x 45cm. Price:$600.00”
Jaguar USA Accessories Online Catalogue. - F-PACE - CARRYING & TOWING - CARRYING - Roof Luggage Box
If you're into snow sports, the Sport Box is the only choice Jaguar offers that can store 200+ cm skis.
Thule and other manufacturers have several carriers that fit the OEM Roof Cross Bars: Jaguar USA Accessories Online Catalogue. - F-PACE - CARRYING & TOWING - CARRYING - Roof Cross Bars
I have the OEM Crossbars (Thule Aeroblades with a proprietory rail connector mechanism) along with the Ski/Snowboard holder (Thule Universal Pull Top) and they feature both Thule and Jaguar logos. I chose the low-profile snow/water sport specific "Flow" ($800): https://www.thule.com/en-us/us/cargo-carrier/car-top-carrier/thule-flow-_-1689750 as it can take 210's and clears the open rear hatch by about a half inch.
Research your choices as the less pricey but similar "Pulse Alpine" ($400): Thule Pulse will interfere with the F-Pace's open rear hatch by about three inches.
Enclosed carriers are great for ski roadtrips as they shield the skis, bindings, poles, wax and your (hopefully) sharp edges from salty road grime and corosion. It also keeps stuff out of the Pace!
I installed the Thule Multi-Lift to store the box overhead: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00TU1D50C/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
If your garage ceiling is higher than 10', you'll need a longer rope than the one supplied. Also make sure your garage door's open position leaves enough clearance above for the box.