One of the key considerations you always need to make when looking at touring vehicles is the amount of storage space they offer. While some offer plenty, others are very restricted in how much room they provide for keeping things in an organised and neat manner while you are on the road.
Although this is the reason why you should always base the decision on the type of trips and holidays you intend on having in your new motorhome, you may also need to factor in your budget. You may not have a huge amount of money to spend on a higher quality motorhome that offers all the space you need for storing items. The bigger the vehicles are, generally, the pricier they are too.
That means you need to make sacrifices with regards to the amount of stuff you actually bring along with you on your trips in the tourer. Unless of course, you opt for a motorhome rear box.
What is a Rear Storage Box for Motorhome?
The name is fairly self-explanatory, but a motorhome rear luggage box, as it is sometimes referred to, is an additional storage unit that is installed on the external rear of the tourer. Storage boxes, depending on the particular model and the make of motorhome you have, are normally installed on the bike rack, if you have one or above the bumper.
They are available in various different sizes and although we have highlighted one model by one manufacturer, in particular, there are a few options out there.
A motorhome rear box is, therefore, a storage solution that helps you to free up space on the interior of your motorhome, making it a more comfortable place to live and move around in when you are on the road. You could use it for non-essential items or items you don’t need to have close to hand in the main living area or outdoor equipment that often gets dirty and wet. As long as you invest in a high-quality motorhome rear carry box, there are no limitations to what you can store inside it. The best is designed to be robust, waterproof, durable and protected against UV rays from the sun.
As we said earlier, there are several different options available out there, but there was one that we noticed when researching for this post, that is more popular than others.
Fiamma Ultra Box 500
From Fiamma, the Ultra Box 500 is a rear storage box made with minivans, campervans and motorhomes in mind from high-quality and robust ABS-PLUS. This not only helps to provide a good sturdy place to store items but is highly resistant against any impacts it may take while on the road, water damage and UV rays.
The body has been made through co-extrusion, where more than one piece of plastic is pressed together with another to produce one, much stronger single piece. This helps reduce the chance of the material suffering from deterioration and extends the lifespan of the box in general. While the aluminium profiles and stainless-steel hinging helps to ensure the box is as tough as is necessary from top to bottom.
As it is made by Fiamma, who also design and manufacture the incredibly popular Carry-Bike racking system that you may have, it is worth noting that this rear storage box is fully compatible with it. You can install it quite simply onto the rack with the easy to use installation kit that comes with the Ultra Box.
The only downside we can see is if you have a bike rack that has off-set railings, as this has not been designed to fit with that style of setup.
If you don’t have a bike rack, you can get a special mounting kit that helps to make it easy to install the box directly onto the back of your vehicle.
Although you will want to pay close attention to the weight and its effects on the overall weight of your tourer, it is worth highlighting that this box has an amazing storage capacity of 500-litres. The items you have stored inside it can also be easily secured and held in place while in transit thanks to the included netting.
Why Choose This Item?
One of the biggest reasons why we have highlighted this storage box over others is due to the fact it has been designed and manufactured by Fiamma. A company that is known in the caravanning community for making high-quality accessories and equipment for caravans, motorhomes and campervans. They have more than 70 years’ worth of experience in the industry and have remained one of the leading names in their field for most of that time.
Therefore, if you are looking to increase the amount of storage you have available, you should seriously consider choosing the Ultra Box 500 from Fiamma as the rear storage box for your motorhome.