Q: Do you lose any height in the back of the van with the roof down?
A: Hardly any, you lose a few millimetres at the very back which tapers down to zero by the time you reach the B pillars
Q: How much height does the roof add to the original van height?
A: On the VW this is between 27 – 30mm, on the Custom, its slightly more but that’s because the original is a flat pressed steel roof, where as the pop top roof is curved to give improve the overall appearance of the van. Both are extremely discrete
Q: Can you put roof bars on the pop tops and if so how much weight can they carry?
A: Yes, we install lots of roof bars, but only for cosmetic reasons. The roof could carry a decent static load (around 40kg), however the aerodynamic affect is harder to quantify, so for this reason we don’t recommend transporting items using the roof bars. Should you wish to transport bikes, roof boxes or paddleboards we can supply our own roof rack brackets, which attaches to the original roof rack mountings on the van, taking the pop top and therefore any weight limit out of the equation.
Q: How long does it take you to install a roof?
A: A straight forward installation can be done in a couple of days, however, we normally ask that we have the van for a full working week.
Q: Do you undertake any other conversion work, or is it just the pop tops?
A: Yes, we can do full conversions. As you can see on our web shop, we have our own range of furniture in various configurations which have been designed to compliment the Stealth roofs. We also stock and install pretty much everything else you would require including carpet, electrical systems and Rock n Roll beds.
Q: Do Van & Bus offer finance packages to purchase a roof?
A: No, we do not offer finance packages.
Q: Do you supply Stealth Roofs to conversion companies?
A: Yes, we do supply to installers who have completed one of our training courses. Contact the team for more details.
Q: Do you have Stealth Roof installers around the UK?
A: We have a network of approved installers listed on our ‘installers’ page of the website, we also carry out installations at our Cheshire HQ.
Q: Has the roof been crash-tested?
A: No, the Stealth Roofs have not been crash-tested, but we have a one-piece composite sub-frame that replaces the strengthening bar between the B-pillars. Our partners in Holland are currently putting the roofs through a continental crash test requirement. The tests aren’t a requirement in the UK, hence our partners in Holland carrying out the tests. We will report back once these are completed.
Q: Do you have a mattress that fits a Stealth roof?
A: We make our own mattresses that can be left in situ when the roof is down, saving on storage space. The mattress is 30mm thick & comes with a removable cover. They are available from our shop pages to suit the LWB & SWB models.
Q: Do you fit solar panels?
A: Yes, we can fit solar panels to your Stealth pop top roof, contact the team for more details.
Q: Can I fit an awning with my Stealth pop top roof?
A: Yes, we can fit most types of awning rails (we recommend the Roof Lightning Leisure C Trim) as well as wind out awnings which we carry in stock along with a range of other parts to help with your van conversion, contact the team for more details.
Q: Can you fit a LWB Stealth roof on a previously converted van?
A: Yes, we have swapped lots of lids over in the past. It’s usually straight forward, especially if the existing roof doesn't have the composite front spoiler (which when removed leaves a visible mess which requires remedial work to make good). We would need to see it in the flesh to be sure, but it usually isn't a problem. Obviously, there is more cost as the old system needs to be removed, and you may also need a new headliner for the cab.