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Rooftop Cargo Weight Capacity for Yakima Skybox 16 Cargo Box Y07335 on 2013 Cadillac SRX

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What is the weight limit for a Skybox 16 on my 2013 Cadillac SRX?

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The Yakima Skybox 16 Rooftop Cargo Box # Y07335 offers a 16-cubic-foot volume capacity, plenty for the typical cargo of three persons. Yakima does not apply a specific weight rating to their boxes since they are never used alone, only with a specific roof rack and on a specific vehicle.

In the case of your 2013 Cadillac SRX the highest-rated aftermarket roof racks we offer have a 165-lb capacity. This includes racks from makers like Yakima, Rhino-Rack, Thule and others and this limit is based on the car's own capacity.

So, in terms of what cargo weight you can safely load into the box on your car, we'll start at the maximum roof capacity of 165-lbs, subtract the weight of the Skybox 16 (47-lbs), subtract the weight of your aftermarket roof rack (we'll say 12-lbs for a reasonable average) and that will leave us with the safe cargo weight limit of 106-lbs.

For any cargo box user I always recommend a deceptively-simple but valuable accessory item, the low-cost, fully-assembled folding Telesteps step # TE97FR. This step gives you a foot of extra reach for loading and unloading your cargo and when you're at home its a handy garage and household accessory too.

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