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Low or high roof

Postby Lockwud » Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:10 am

Hello, been looking for a van for a while to turn into a very basic camper. Did any of you go for the low roof custom and wish you'd gone for the high roof version, or vice verser?
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Re: Low or high roof

Postby dumper » Sun Mar 22, 2020 9:05 am

My mk3 & mk5 was semi high roof vans and we’re just bearable for head room my previous van started as a low roof but I had a hightop fitted with a hightop you can fit overhead storage as I am getting older it’s got to be the hightop for me I like my comfort nowadays.
The only disadvantage I can think of is car park hight barriers you could always go for a popup roof at the end of the day it all depends on how basic you want to build it and what you use it for .
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Re: Low or high roof

Postby CasualNerd » Mon Mar 23, 2020 12:08 am

I made sure to buy a high roof for a camper. Even though we've only spent a handful of nights in it, I'm really happy we can stand up.

It's a bit difficult with carparks etc, but you just park on the street, no big deal.
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Re: Low or high roof

Postby Jay2018 » Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:06 pm

For a comfortable camper I would say it would be nice in a Medium roof at least. You can't stand up in a low roof so if you will never stand up in your camper van then go for it. Medium roof is the perfect thing.
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Re: Low or high roof

Postby RustWidow » Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:25 pm

We’ve nearly finished converting my swb mk6. Yes, you have to be careful if you stand up, we are both vertically challenged yet I still manage to bump my head but, it’s not,obvious it’s a camper, so can leave it parked up. There aren’t many car parks I can fit the van into round here, with the wheels, air horns, led daylights and radio mast I struggle to get into anywhere less than about 2.5 metres high lol
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Re: Low or high roof

Postby Jay2018 » Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:29 pm

If you're taller than 5ft10 you need a high roof. That height or any shorter will be fine with a medium roof...
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Re: Low or high roof

Postby dumper » Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:41 am

Jay2018 wrote:If you're taller than 5ft10 you need a high roof. That height or any shorter will be fine with a medium roof...


Yes but would need to be fwd with the lower floor we had a semi high rwd at work and I couldn’t stand up in it and I’m under 5 foot 10 .
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Re: Low or high roof

Postby hectors-tranny » Sun Mar 29, 2020 5:49 pm

Depends whether you want to stand up - or get into car parks.

Plus of course no low roof van wil be considered for DVLA change to motorcaravan now.
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Re: Low or high roof

Postby Jay2018 » Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:14 pm

dumper wrote:
Jay2018 wrote:If you're taller than 5ft10 you need a high roof. That height or any shorter will be fine with a medium roof...


Yes but would need to be fwd with the lower floor we had a semi high rwd at work and I couldn’t stand up in it and I’m under 5 foot 10 .

Oh yeah just like mine FWD MR perfect for my height...
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Re: Low or high roof

Postby Lockwud » Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:07 pm

Cheers guys. I've managed to find a L1H2 custom. Just waiting for the garages to be open again so I can buy it. The figures suggest it's 5ft 10 from flor to roof loadspace, I'm around 5ft 9 so I might just manage once the insulation etc is fitted.
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