Should I install a Pop Top Roof on my campervan?

What is a pop top roof?

Pop top roof is one of the best accessories that you can purchase for your campervan. It is very likely that you have seen a pop top roof before, as they are a very popular van accessory. Whilst you are travelling, the pop top roof will stay down. However, when you are at your destination, all you have to do is POP it open, and you will instantly have extra space in your campervan. 

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Why do I need a pop top roof?

Ever gone away for a week in your campervan and been very frustrated when there isn’t enough room for you and your party? Or have you wanted to cook but struggled to have enough head space to do it? Well, by having a pop top roof installed these issues will instantly be removed! Pop top roofs are a perfect way to give you that extra room that you need for your campervan. It may even be the ventilation that you want in your van. Whatever the reason is, pop top roofs are definitely a must when it comes to van accessories! 

 

Safety first!

Safety is always the most important factor, and should always be taken seriously. With pop top roofs, we strongly suggest that you only ever purchase ones that have been through serious and very reliable crash tests. You never want to put yourself in a position where your safety is compromised! So in order to make sure that this is easily avoided, we ask that you never purchase a pop top roof which hasn’t gone through and passed safety tests.  

 

How much are pop top roofs?

Everyone always wants to know how much things cost, and we don’t blame you! The cost of something is always an important factor, especially when it comes to van accessories. However, the prices of van accessories are not actually as simple as you would think. Instead, the overall price of a pop top roof depends on a number of different aspects. For starters, where you purchase the pop top roof from will always affect the price that you will pay when you go to purchase the pop top roof. Because of this, it is strongly suggested that you widen your options and look around to see if you can get the same pop top roof for a cheaper price elsewhere. As we said previously, we always recommend that you only ever purchase pop top roofs which have gone through very reliable safety tests. If you have found a cheap pop top roof that you think is an amazing bargain, please check that it has gone through very meticulous safety tests to ensure that your safety is never at risk at any time at all! However, you will find that most pop top roofs tend to cost between £1500 to about £2500. But like we said, the exact price will depend on a number of different factors. 

 

Installing

When it comes to the actual installation of the pop top roof, there are quite a few steps that you will need to take. Firstly, you will need to check out all the different fixings that are on your van. When you have done this, we suggest that you get all your tools and equipment ready whilst placing down protection. After this is completed, you can now begin cutting out the roof and fitting the pop top roof. When you have installed the pop top roof, we suggest that you test it by opening and closing it to ensure that no mistakes have been made during the installation process. Installing a pop top roof is definitely not as easy as it may seem, and we highly recommend that you always get a professional to install the pop top roof for you. However, if you are someone who can install the pop top roof correctly and comfortably, then installing the pop top roof is definitely achievable. Just make sure that you know exactly what you are going to be doing at all times, and ask for help whenever it is needed. 

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Can I add pop top roofs to my van by myself?

Yes, you most certainly can. However, it is not as easy as it may seem. Any DIY task is achievable, as long as you meet the certain requirements that are needed for you to do it both successfully and safely. If you lack any of these requirements, especially when it comes to van stuff, we highly suggest that you get a professional to complete the job for you instead. As we have said above, your safety is always the most important factor, and to ensure that it is never in a position where it is compromised, you need to always go for the best option in any type of scenario. So in order to make sure that installing the pop top roof to your van is going to be done to a very high standard, you need to make sure that you keep a few things in mind throughout the whole process. First off, you need to plan exactly what you are going to be doing beforehand. This includes things such as how you are going to install the pop top roof, if you are going to have any help with the installation, and also all the measurements that will need to be taken. Next up, you will need all the tools that are required for the installation process. If you do not, please do not attempt to start installing the pop top roof to your van. Instead, create a list of all of the tools that you need but do not have and then begin purchasing them. As soon as that is done, you are all set and ready to go. You will just need to purchase the exact pop top roof that you need, and then you can begin. Be sure to check out Youtube or any other sharing platform that is available that will provide you with any useful information. Once again, we ask that you do not attempt to install the pop top roof to your van by yourself if you are not in a position where you can do it safely and correctly. Here at Wildworx, we would be more than happy to install your pop top roof to your van! Just check out our contact information which has been provided for you down below. 

 

Are pop top roofs worth adding to my van?

Pop top roofs are 100% worth adding to your campervan. There are plenty of different reasons as to why you should get a pop top roof installed, and we have decided to help you out and let you know some of the main advantages that pop top roofs provide. 

 

Firstly, the extra space that you will have inside your van is a very obvious advantage that pop top roofs will provide. Not only will it help make the van feel very cramped, but it will also allow for you and others to stand up in the van both properly and comfortably. As a result of this, tasks such as cooking and getting dressed will be so much easier! By installing a pop top roof, it will really allow you to get the best possible out of your campervan, and make adventures all the better. 

 

Another advantage that comes with pop top roofs, is the ventilation. If you don’t know already, the ventilation is a very important factor when it comes to maintaining the quality of your van. By having a pop top roof installed, your campervan will be properly ventilated! As your campervan will be a small area, you will find that this small space does not get enough air in order to keep the van well ventilated. This may not seem like a massive issue at first, but it can actually be very fatal and cause damp or mould which will result in you having to spend more money on trying to fix this issue. The best and cheapest way you can avoid this, is by purchasing and installing a pop top roof for your campervan. 

 

The third advantage that pop top roofs provide is all to do with flexibility. The pop top roof is very flexible, meaning that you can pop it up or down whenever you like! When it is not popped up, it will act as a normal roof. This means that it won’t add any extra height to your campervan allowing you to use it for everyday purposes. However, when it is popped up, the van will instantly be provided with more space. As you can see, the flexibility of the pop top roof is just another one of the reasons as to why people have pop top roofs installed into their campervans. 

The fourth advantage that comes with pop top roofs is all to do with allowing for further conversions. What we mean by this, is that by installing a pop top roof to your campervan, you will then have the ability to go even a step further. For example, the extra space in the campervan could potentially let you turn your campervan from a 1 berth to a 3 berth. Pop top roofs are a great investment, and will enable you to improve your campervan even more. 

 

As you can see, installing a pop top roof is definitely something you will want to do when it comes to adding modifications to your campervan. They are perfect for those of you who love to go on long adventures, and really do make a difference! 

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Campervans

Campervans are a great way to check out all the different beautiful locations in the UK. Some of you think that going abroad is the best way to holiday, however staycations are becoming more popular than they ever were before! Campervans are a great way of getting both you and your family or friends outside doing awesome outdoor activities. The community is also great, and a perfect way for those of you who want to make new friends or like to socialise! The memories that you will make whilst you are on your adventure will be unforgettable, and worth every single moment. There are so many different reasons as to why you should invest in a campervan, and the ones we have just listed are only a few.

 

Once you pop, the fun doesn't stop!

With all the information you could possibly need when it comes to pop top roofs for your campervan, you can now get started on shopping! If you do have any more questions that you would like to ask, we will be more than happy to help. Just give us a call on 01527 359 002 or contact us via our email which is info@wwxvans.co.uk