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Skyline Pop Top: Your Complete Guide

Are you thinking about investing in a Skyline Pop Top Roof for your campervan or van conversion? Then look no further, we’ve put together a complete guide on this pop top roof manufacturer.  

Pop top camper vans are designed for the great outdoors. They offer more space and comfort than your average van. Pop-tops have been around for a while, but they gained popularity in the 1960s and 1970s when pop up roofs were used on the classic VW Campers. 

Pop tops generally have loads of benefits. They are easy to set up, provide more space than your average car, and most even come with an additional “upstairs” bed. Some of the most popular pop top roof manufacturers are: 

  • Austops 
  • Skyline 
  • SCA 
  • Storm 
  • Pop Top UK 

But what about the Skyline pop top? There are so many manufacturers out there that it’s often hard to narrow down what you’re looking for. It can be pretty overwhelming when you first start looking for a pop top roof. There are seemingly never ending options out there. We’ve created this guide to dig a little deeper into the benefits of the manufacturer Skyline. This should help you make a more informed decision when it comes to placing your order. 

 Skyline Pop top roof

What is a pop top roof and how does it work

A pop top roof is a type of campervan roof that can be raised or lowered, providing extra headroom when needed. The roof carcass is usually made from fibreglass or aluminium. It will include a canvas and is attached to the main body of the caravan via a system of hinges and supports. 

To raise the roof, simply unclip the canvas sides and push the roof up until it locks into place. Pop top roofs are a great option for those who want the flexibility of extra headroom, without the weight and cost of a full size motorhome.

The benefits of having a pop top roof on your campervan

A pop top roof is a must-have for any serious campervan enthusiast. Not only does it provide extra headroom, but it also makes it possible to stand up and move around inside the van. This can be a real lifesaver on long road trips, when you need to take a break from driving. 

In addition, a pop top roof can also help to keep your van cooler in hot weather and warmer in cold weather. By trapping heat inside the van, it prevents the need for expensive heating or air conditioning systems. And, when combined with insulation, a pop top roof can help to reduce noise levels inside the van, making for a more peaceful camping experience. 

Whether you're looking for extra space or just want to be more comfortable on the road, a pop top roof is an essential piece of kit for any proper campervan.

Skyline Pop top roofs outside their workshop in Somerset

How do converters install a pop top roof?

Installing a pop top roof is a fairly straightforward process, but there are a few things to keep in mind. First, make sure that the roof is properly sealed and supported before drilling any holes. Second, use the proper size drill bit for the screws you will be using. Third, when attaching the roof to the campervan, start with the front and work your way back. Fourth, use weatherstripping to seal any gaps between the roof and the campervan. By following these simple steps, you can easily install a pop top roof on your campervan.

Check out our in depth guide on how to install a pop top roof on your campervan.

Who are Skyline

Skyline is one of the many roof manufacturers that are based in the UK. From their workshop in Somerset, they’ve become one of the most well known pop top roof manufacturers around. Some of the biggest converters use the roofs for their conversions. Wildworx has used Skyline on a lot of campers in the past, we think they’re one of the best pop top roofs on the market. 

Skyline pop top roof campervan on a beach

Skyline Pop Top - The Price Range

The Skyline pop tops will set you back somewhere between £4,000 and £6,000 including supply and installation. This is about mid-range in the pop top roof market at the moment. 

At the higher end of the market you have manufacturers such as SCA, who are renowned for being the best out there. However these roofs come with a hefty price tag. As a rough guide these will come in at around £10,000 for supply and installation. 

Skyline being mid range makes it one of the best value roofs on the market for the money. 

VW Campervan with a pop top roof

Skyline 5 Year Warranty

All of the Skyline products come with a very generous 5 year warranty. You obviously hope nothing goes wrong. However if something does go wrong, you're covered with a 5 year warranty. A few points to keep in mind: 

  • This limited warranty covers any defects in material or workmanship under normal use during the warranty period of 5 years from completion and is non transferable.
  • This is a return to base warranty, where Skyline will renew the defective part.
  • To obtain warranty service we require the customer to first contact Skyline where they will determine the problem and find the best solution.
  • The warranty does not cover damage resulting from improper maintenance or use of our Skyline Roof system.

While there are a few very fair caveats to keep in mind, it still gives you that extra piece of mind. So hit the road and enjoy the journey, knowing that your campervan is built to last.

Skyline Aurora Pop Top Roof

Probably the most popular roof in the Skyline range is the Aurora. The Skyline Aurora, a streamline, lower profile roof, available in short and long wheel base for the VW T5 & T6. 

Benefiting from a latch down locking system, railed canvas application, larger scenic canvas, a lower profile roof Cad designed to the body and both roofs are a one piece design. 

TUV Approval

A fully TUV approved roof is an essential part of any campervan or pop top conversion. Wildworx only recommends purchasing a roof with a stamp of TUV approval. TUV approval is a stamp of quality and safety, so you can be sure that your campervan roof will withstand whatever the elements throw at it. When choosing a campervan roof, only explore manufacturers with this option. 

Skyline Pop Top Reviews

Because you’re dealing with small companies in the campervan industry, it’s really important to check reviews. We recommend looking in the forums and also reading their company reviews. This should give you a feel for how the company treats their customers and how food their product is. 

The reviews of Skyline are good. People love the scenic canvas upgrade and the choice of colours for the canvas. A few people have mentioned that you can only keep a thin mattress in the Skyline Aurora roof when it’s pulled down. However we know from experience that the Wildworx camper roof mattress fits perfectly. 

I will say that there were more issues a few years back. The earliest versions of the Skyline roof seemed to have some problems. However this all seems to have been rectified. We haven’t heard anything of the sort in the last few years. 

Wildworx is a Registered Fitter of Skyline Pop Top Roofs

If you're looking to add a pop top roof to your campervan conversion, Wildworx is the perfect place to turn. We are a Registered Fitter of Skyline Pop Top Roofs, and we have years of experience working with the brand. 

We can help you design your perfect campervan. It’s important to ensure any roof you choose is installed by a professional. We’re experts in campervan conversions, so we can help you with every step of the process. Whether you're looking for a simple pop top roof or a complete campervan conversion

So, there you have it – everything you need to know about the skyline pop top roof. If you’re considering adding one to your own vehicle, we’d be happy to help. 

Get in touch and let us know what we can do for you.