To Pop or Not to Pop: Choosing a Campervan Conversion with or without a Pop Top Roof

When considering a campervan conversion, one important decision to make is whether to include a pop-top roof. The answer to this question depends on various factors, each playing a significant role in determining whether the additional cost of $8000 for an extending roof is worth it. In this blog post, we’ll explore these factors and help you decide whether a pop-top roof is the right choice for your campervan conversion.


1. Camping Style:

Think about your preferred camping style and weather conditions. If you tend to avoid colder weather and cooking inside the van, the need for extra height may be minimal. If your cooking setup is portable and you don’t plan on spending much time inside the van, a pop-top roof may not be necessary.

2. Age:

Age can play a role in the need for standing headroom. Older individuals may require the ability to stand up straight while moving around inside the campervan, considering potential back issues. Younger individuals may be more flexible and not mind a slightly stooped posture.

3. Health:

If you have existing back issues or health concerns, a pop-top roof can provide the necessary space and comfort for movement.

4. Height:

While not a decisive factor, taller individuals (over 6 feet) may find the additional height offered by a pop-top roof beneficial for comfortable movement.

5. Budget and Alternatives:

Consider your budget and explore alternative options. If the cost of a pop-top roof exceeds your budget, there are alternatives to consider, such as a mid-roof VW Transporter or larger motorhome-style vans like the Mercedes Sprinter or Fiat Ducato.

6. Resale Value:

Think about how long you plan to keep your van. Vans without a pop-top roof may be harder to sell, as most buyers assume they require one, even if it’s not necessary for their specific needs.

Choosing whether to include a pop-top roof in your campervan conversion requires careful consideration of factors such as camping style, age, health, height, budget, and resale value. Assessing your specific needs and preferences will guide you in making the right decision. Explore our range of campervans to find the perfect fit for your travel adventures.

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