Just wanted to share how we roll on road trips. With 3 kids under 5 and grandparents, we will need all the storage we can get on our trip down to FL.
Details on goodies:
1. Yakima crossbars and Skybox 21 - box opens on both sides and does not interfere with lift gate operation, locks for security, waterproof
2. Thule 665c Transporter - hitch mounted (2" drawbar), locks, waterproof, full tail, running and directional lights, license plate mount (lighted), swing away feature to allow access to trunk.
We've had both the Skybox and hitch box for several years and have used them one at a time on plenty of occasions but this is only the second time we are using them simultaneously (first time was when we moved from out-of-state). This set up adds about 34 cubic feet of storage, which almost doubles the cargo space behind the third row.