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Rooftop Box for 2015 VW Golf That Fits Rhino Rack Roof Rack

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Im looking to purchase a rack and cargo carrier for my 2015 VW Golf, 5-door. I've settled on the Rhino-Rack Roof Rack for Naked Roofs - Vortex Aero Crossbars - Aluminum - Black as the platform, since they seem to offer the features I seek - namely, quiet, all black, minimal impact on mpg, compatible with vehicle, and durable. However, I haven't settled on a cargo carrier yet. Im leaning towards the Yakima Skybox Carbonite 16, but am unsure whether a the Yakima sits snugly and securely on the Rhino-Rack Ive selected and worry the Yakima is too large for my vehicle. I havent managed to find a picture of a 2015 Golf with this setup, but a picture of the vehicle with the Yakima Skybox 16 would be helpful.

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While we do not have a photo specifically of a 2015 5-door VW Golf with the Rhino-Rack ROC25 Roof Rack # RR23QR carrying the Yakima SkyBox 16 # Y07335 I have added a photo for you of a '17 Golf with the Rhino Rack installed that has a rooftop box on it which should help you get an idea of how the SkyBox will look on your vehicle.

I have also added a photo showing a Thule Force # TH6357B cargo box on; the Force XT is similar in size to the SkyBox (which measures 81" long x 36" wide x 15" tall), with the SkyBox being 6-1/4" longer but 3" wider

In regards to fit the Yakima SkyBox 16 # Y07335 will absolutely be a snug fit on the Rhino-Rack RS 2500 Roof Rack # RRRS605B; it will fit the dimensions of the rack's crossbars and uses clamps, which you tighten with levers, to secure to the bars. You won't have any issues using these two products together on your 2015 Golf.

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