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Hi guys,

Just wondering if anyone has any recommendations for a pop top for the eNV200?

Looking to install myself, but would welcome your opinions of whatever you've got.

Many thanks :)

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Hi guys,

Just wondering if anyone has any recommendations for a pop top for the eNV200?

Looking to install myself, but would welcome your opinions of whatever you've got.

Many thanks :)

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Ive ordered a new Env200 van which I should be picking up in March. I did some reserarch into popups, mainly here, and the Drivelodge
seemed to be popular and had good reviews.
I have visited Tim at
a couple of times as he fits these. I've been impressed with the roofs and his workmanship. He will be installing one for me... Hope this helps!
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Hi guys drivelodge in my opinion are really poor quality workmanship . I had an nv200 camper and I wanted one to fit myself as I work for ajc camper conversions and we specialise in VW reimo and sca roofs . Unfortunately they wouldn’t supply one so they had me by the balls . I went ahead and got them to fit it and the canvas was baggy the seal to roof and canvas was awful and let water in and the carpet lining was dreadful. Also you don’t get a full cut out as above the driver is left so the opening is small . For £2500 job it’s rubbish . They agreed to pick it up at my place of work ( which was at our camper workshop ) and showed them what finish I wanted and a week later it was just as bad . Sold the van in the end . Sorry guys there garbage . Go to ccc camper conversions instead
 

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Hi guys drivelodge in my opinion are really poor quality workmanship . I had an nv200 camper and I wanted one to fit myself as I work for ajc camper conversions and we specialise in VW reimo and sca roofs . Unfortunately they wouldn’t supply one so they had me by the balls . I went ahead and got them to fit it and the canvas was baggy the seal to roof and canvas was awful and let water in and the carpet lining was dreadful. Also you don’t get a full cut out as above the driver is left so the opening is small . For £2500 job it’s rubbish . They agreed to pick it up at my place of work ( which was at our camper workshop ) and showed them what finish I wanted and a week later it was just as bad . Sold the van in the end . Sorry guys there garbage . Go to ccc camper conversions instead
Sorry for your poor experience, but mine couldn’t be more different. My Drivelodge poptop is fantastic and I haven’t seen a bad word about them on the NV200 forums either. They didn’t fit mine though, but the company who did were really impressed with them (it was their Drivelodge). It was also £200 less than you paid - and that included extra for a coloured canvas. Can’t comment about the quality of the CC camper conversion roof as they couldn’t be bothered to return any of my calls, but I did like their idea of a stargazer roof.
 

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Hi guys drivelodge in my opinion are really poor quality workmanship . I had an nv200 camper and I wanted one to fit myself as I work for ajc camper conversions and we specialise in VW reimo and sca roofs . Unfortunately they wouldn’t supply one so they had me by the balls . I went ahead and got them to fit it and the canvas was baggy the seal to roof and canvas was awful and let water in and the carpet lining was dreadful. Also you don’t get a full cut out as above the driver is left so the opening is small . For £2500 job it’s rubbish . They agreed to pick it up at my place of work ( which was at our camper workshop ) and showed them what finish I wanted and a week later it was just as bad . Sold the van in the end . Sorry guys there garbage . Go to ccc camper conversions instead
How long ago was this? I'm thinking of booking in with Drivelodge (at a cost of £2250 fitted) but I'll have to drive 400 miles each way, find accommodation for a couple of nights, and possibly hire a car for a few days (so I can actually get around, whilst the conversion is taking place).

The alternative is a slimline roof from poptoproofs.co.uk which I can install myself. This comes in at £2520.

I know that if I install myself, the installation quality will be good (I'm pretty anal about getting things right) but does anyone have experience of both roofs, and is able to compare them like for like?

I did look at the CCC Campers stargazing roof, but at £2700 it's just a little too much for me (and I need one that elevates at the front, rather than the back)
 

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How long ago was this? I'm thinking of booking in with Drivelodge (at a cost of £2250 fitted) but I'll have to drive 400 miles each way, find accommodation for a couple of nights, and possibly hire a car for a few days (so I can actually get around, whilst the conversion is taking place).

The alternative is a slimline roof from poptoproofs.co.uk which I can install myself. This comes in at £2520.

I know that if I install myself, the installation quality will be good (I'm pretty anal about getting things right) but does anyone have experience of both roofs, and is able to compare them like for like?

I did look at the CCC Campers stargazing roof, but at £2700 it's just a little too much for me (and I need one that elevates at the front, rather than the back)
Are there no fitters more local to you? They supply all across the country.
 

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I kept seeing YouTube van life people talking about the DVLA not allowing pop top roofs on new conversions this year. Am I wrong or is this misinformation?
 

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I kept seeing YouTube van life people talking about the DVLA not allowing pop top roofs on new conversions this year. Am I wrong or is this misinformation?
From what I've read, it just means they won't call it a "motor caravan" on the V5 if it has a pop top instead of a permanent hi-top roof.
 

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From what I've read, it just means they won't call it a "motor caravan" on the V5 if it has a pop top instead of a permanent hi-top roof.
That has implications for your insurance costs and other stupid technicalities like whether you can enjoy an alcoholic beverage whilst parked up sat in the back. An resale costs if you intend to sell it.
 

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I kept seeing YouTube van life people talking about the DVLA not allowing pop top roofs on new conversions this year. Am I wrong or is this misinformation?
DVLA seem to be applying a "it has to look like a motor caravan on the road" rule for reclassification. The (mostly VW) "stealth camper" crowd have been getting up in arms about it, a pop top equipped plain van on the road just looks like a van so will continue being classed as a van. If it has enough other visual cues to look like a campervan to the uninformed (awning tube, windows, graphics, etc) then it should get through.
 
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