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Yakima SkyBox NX 18 Rooftop Cargo Box - 18 cu ft - Black Nano-Texture

Yakima SkyBox NX 18 Rooftop Cargo Box - 18 cu ft - Black Nano-Texture

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84 x 36 x 16-1/2. Free up space inside your vehicle and carry gear on your roof with this cargo box. NX nano-texture finish is scratch-resistant. Dual-opening lid provides easy access from either side of your vehicle. Clamps mount to most crossbars. Great Prices for the best roof box from Yakima. Yakima SkyBox NX 18 Rooftop Cargo Box - 18 cu ft - Black Nano-Texture part number Y45AV can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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Yakima Roof Box - Y45AV

  • Large Capacity
  • Aero Bars
  • Factory Bars
  • Round Bars
  • Square Bars
  • Long Length
  • Dual Side Access
  • Yakima
  • Black
  • High Profile

84 x 36 x 16-1/2. Free up space inside your vehicle and carry gear on your roof with this cargo box. NX nano-texture finish is scratch-resistant. Dual-opening lid provides easy access from either side of your vehicle. Clamps mount to most crossbars.


Features:

  • Cargo box mounts on your vehicle's roof rack to provide enclosed storage for your gear
    • Perfect for carrying equipment and luggage for up to 4 people
    • Great for sedans, crossovers, and SUVs
  • Dual-side-opening lid offers easy access from either side of your vehicle
  • Same Key System (SKS) locks deter theft of cargo
  • Security latches ensure the lid seals shut and locks - key can't be removed unless lid is properly closed
  • Tie-down points on each clamp inside box let you use straps (sold separately) to secure your cargo
  • Simple, clamp-on installation to most crossbars with included torque tool
    • Clamps slide forward and backward to accommodate crossbar spread
  • Durable, lightweight ABS plastic with NX nano-texture finish is sleek and scratch-resistant
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Application: round, square, aero, elliptical, and most factory crossbars
  • Maximum crossbar dimensions: 3-1/2" wide x 1-11/16" tall
  • Crossbar spread: 24" - 36"
  • Carrying capacity: 18 cu ft
  • Maximum ski/snowboard length: 195 cm
  • Exterior dimensions: 84" long x 36" wide x 16-1/2" tall
  • Weight: 53 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty


Yakima SkyBox NX 18 Specs

Sturdy, Dual-Side-Opening Lid

yakima skybox dual opening

The SkyBox NX lid opens from both sides so you can easily access cargo from the driver's side or passenger's side of your vehicle. If you are parked on a busy street, in a tight parking lot, or even next to a campground picnic table, you have the option of opening the lid from the side of the vehicle that works best for you.


The fortified lid has an easy-access edge and spring-loaded hinges that allow for smooth, one-handed operation. Also, since the lid is extra-stiff, it helps reduce road noise and vibration. Finally, it has a nano-texture finish that helps guard against dings and scratches when you're on the road or when the box is in storage.


Built-In Security

yakima skybox security

The SkyBox has security latches on both sides to ensure the lid is completely closed and locked. This system prevents you from removing the key from the lock unless all 3 internal latches are engaged. That way, you are prevented from removing the key and driving off with an unlocked box. Also, the SKS lock core can be swapped out to make all your Yakima gear keyed alike.


Universal Clamp-On Mounting Hardware

yakima skybox clamp installation

The SkyBox installs with mounting clamps that slide along tracks in the floor of the box. These clamps fit most crossbar styles and they adjust for different crossbar spreads. To adjust the clamps, loosen the knobs with the included torque tool and slide them to the desired location. Then, tighten the knobs and close the clamps around your crossbars.




8007370 Yakima Sky Box NX 18 Rooftop Cargo Carrier - 16 Cubic Feet

Replaces 8007336

Installation Details Y45AV Installation instructionsAlternate Instructions Y45AV Installation instructions



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Yakima SkyBox NX 18 Rooftop Cargo Box - 18 cu ft - Black Nano-Texture - Y45AV

Average Customer Rating:  4.5 out of 5 stars   (12 Customer Reviews)

84 x 36 x 16-1/2. Free up space inside your vehicle and carry gear on your roof with this cargo box. NX nano-texture finish is scratch-resistant. Dual-opening lid provides easy access from either side of your vehicle. Clamps mount to most crossbars.

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We are thrilled with our purchase! Ordering from etrailer was a pleasure and saved us over $160 in shipping costs. The packaging provided excellent protection and there was not a mark on our roof box. The Yakima SkyBox NX 18 is a welcome addition to our 2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee L. The fit on our vehicle was perfect and the 18 cu ft. capacity of the box is impressive. We were able to fit a 3 piece luggage set (Full Size suitcase, Carry On, and small roller bag) as well as a jogging stroller for our 3 year old. Highly Recommend A++



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Installed Yakima SkyBox NX 18 as advertised. Fit vehicle (Outback with factory bars) perfectly. Careful not to open the clamps to much during first install. You might scratch or dent your roof. Would be good if 3/16 hex wrench was included for horizontal adjustment of bar clamps. Will see it the hinges and fasteners stand the test of time, but it looks like Yakima has a well thought out product.



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This is my first box. I have been using bags previously. Man I wish I upgraded sooner. This was a breeze to install, even with the aftermarket Prinsu roof rack. Just had to slide some bars around, and I got a really nice low profile install.



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I hate writing ratings, BUT, this product is great. The finish on the product is very impressive.

Delivery….the driver called several hours before delivery to give me an estimated delivery time, kept me posted and was wonderful. Etrailer products are great.

Highly recommend



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Arrived Friday for Memorial Day weekend. Was looking forward to using it for a camping trip but, could not get either side to unlock. Tried both keys numerous times. No luck. Have to wait until Tuesday to call customer service. Not Happy.

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Katrina B.

6/8/2023

I am sorry that this was not working for you! For future reference, we definitely have a team of Customer Service Representatives that work even through the holidays. So call us anytime and we can work on getting you taken care of as soon as possible!



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I consulted with Josh to confirm my order and discuss some of the details on fitment. He answered them all! Skybox NX 18 arrived on time and in perfect condition. 2023 Hyundia Santa Fe Hybrid Limited.



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Safely delivered without damage. Lauren at etrailer.com made this a very smooth transaction! Thank you!



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3 things- & I wish they had a 4.5 star option… I would have given that .

#1- this is the BEST roof box( for me )I have ever seen/ owned and I’ve had Thule pulse and Force boxes and other Yakima’s . I like the textured finish - looks rugged and speak at the same time. The metal tubular frame on interior really helps with the rigidity of the ABS plastic. The lever opening and closing is very nice especially because it clicks when closed so your not jamming the key hoping all guides are lined up like in the Thule pulse.. also the squareish lines match my 2nd gen Tundra wonderfully

#2- etrailer has always been a Go Too for me mainly due to their excellent customer service . Their response time is excellent and the team is very knowledgeable and eager to help.

#3- only reason for the non 5 star review is shipping took 7-8 days longer than expected … which threw a wrench in personal travel plans… I ordered this item through etrailer and not Yakima due to expected delivery date… didn’t work out. However the item did arrive in excellent condition when it arrived .

If you’re reading this review to see if The Sky Box NX is worth the money then hell yes it is …& would I purchase it again through etrailer… probably ;) they are great people and feels good to support them.



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Fast shipping. Works great on a 2023 Pa thfinder



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Great service



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