The roll out awning is usually
mounted from the pop-top section of the roof of the caravan.
This means you would have to unclip the catches that secure
the roof to the body and release the rollout awing prior to
raising the roof. Once inside, you would lift the roof
and secure the brackets that hold it up. Most pop-tops
also have gas struts that assist in this process.
reported that, as the van would have a lower profile, it
has less wind resistance but some tests have revealed
there is little difference overall.
be lighter to tow depending on how the van is
of gravity which should assist stability on the road.
Due to its
lower profile, it may fit more readily into a garage or
longer to set up.
stopping for a rest and a ‘cuppa’ it is more likely you
will have to stoop down whilst inside or go to the
trouble to raise the pop-top’s roof.
height is lower and you may need to watch you don’t
knock your head.
be no overhead cupboards but rather a row of cupboards
that would be lower and these are likely to be smaller.
is a shower facility inside then the top section of it
will most likely be vinyl and this may be more difficult
to keep clean.
want to have solar panels on the roof there may be a
weight limit or you may have to have stronger gas
conditioner is likely to be a ‘split system’ as it is
not common for it to be mounted on the roof due to its