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  1. General T5 Chat
    Hi folks Trying to navigate best option for roof rack for my 2006 Caravelle. I will mostly be using it for carrying surf boards so don't need anything industrial. Read several threads about drainage impact, silicon etc so will prepare for that accordingly. Anyone running the Stitches & Steel...
  2. Welcome to The VW T4 Forums
    Hi, I have a medium high T5 with a VW factory fiberglass roof. I am looking to fit a roof rack for my kayak. The only options i have come up with so fare is a system designed for fiberglass roofs and pop tops. Has anyone seen or experienced this problem before? Looking for advise on the system...
  3. General T5 Chat
    Hi everyone, Complete novice here - I’m only a 20yr old girl and have just bought my first VW van to convert into a camper. I pick it up on Friday so just getting a few things prepared. One thing being, it has a roof rack attached due to being an ex-commercial vehicle, which of course I will...
  4. Customising / Modding
    I'm looking at putting a rigid solar panel on my SCA194 roof, and am looking at using roof bars to do this rather than the corner feet which are another option. However, I wondered if anyone here had put an expedition type roof rack on their pop top? It may be a really bad idea but it's just...
  5. Interior
    Help - desperately need someone who can lower the headliner on my '99 Caravelle T4 so i can..drill holes in the roof for a roof rack and then return the headliner back in place. i'm based in hereford / london but will travel for this as need to do the work urgently.. thanks!
  6. T5 Conversions
    Hi all, I have a T5 with a Kyham Rail attached to the roof in the gutter for attaching the Khyam to. Is it possible to still fit a roof rack with this rail in place or if not is there another solution such as moving the rail? Thanks, Mark.
  7. Bodywork & Exterior / Detailing & Valeting
    Hello, Had my first van a year now and would like to fit a roof rack. I'll be using it to carry surfboards and kayaks. Currently my van has nothing on the roof (except an awning rail). What do I need to buy? Do I need roof rails to attach a roof rack? What rails/rack do you recommend for this...
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  9. Welcome to The VW T4 Forums
    Help needed I am looking at fitting a thule roof rack to my swb t4. I have a tin top / no pop top and reimo awning rail one side. Has anyone used the thule 951 gutter foot on the awning rail and then the standard foot pack on the other side of the van? Would love to know if this is possible...
  10. Welcome to The VW T4 Forums
    Hi all! I have a T4 with recently finished conversion. The pop top is an up-and-down type which leaves a roof section at the back of the van available for a roof tray, however I'm really struggling to find anything suitable. Don't really want standard roof bars with a generic tray mounted on...
  11. Customising / Modding
    hi. Does anybody on here sell or fabricate custom roof rack trays? I'm looking for one similar to a Yakima Megawarrior but it is not sold in Europe and it is costly. https://www.yakima.com/megawarrior I want to put my spare wheel up top on it. I currently have the original VW roof rack so...
  12. Bodywork & Exterior / Detailing & Valeting
    What roof rack / bars could I fit to a T4 without boring holes? The old one on it was very heavy duty and I want something lighter without putting holes in the van roof.
  13. Parts For Sale
    My T5 spent 6 months in the dealer showroom with the rack in place, so technical the rack is used.... As soon as I got home I took it off as I don't need or want it. (NB pipe carrier not included) So virtually new rack for sale, with all fixings and instructions T5 SWB Twin Doors New...
  14. Bodywork & Exterior / Detailing & Valeting
    Hi. We've just bought a 96 T4 and are about to embark on fitting it out into a camper. We've taken all the old ply lining out and discovered the van has at some point had a roof-rack. The holes that fitted the bolts for the rack have been filled with sealant but this has failed and water is...
  15. FREE Stuff
    Three square bars with a connecting piece down the sides so in one big roof rack although it could be taken apart and you would have three separate bars,has the t4 fitment for securing to van but the bars do have legs that sit in the can roof, they just need a rubber foot to protect your van...
  16. Bodywork & Exterior / Detailing & Valeting
    Have looked around the forum but cannot see a specific answer to my query so hoping someone can help. I want to carry a 16' Canadian Canoe, approx weight 33 kilos, on the roof of my 2.5 LWB Caravelle which has a pop-top fitted. The pop-top finishes approx 50cm from the rear of the van. The...
  17. General T4 Chat
    I recently bought a set off Thule aero roof bars with locks (the ones that attach to the lip along the roof of the van) and have successfully had a few good surf trips with them until today, when whilst traveling down the motorway back from Croyde to Bristol with 3 boards attached the whole...
  18. Bodywork & Exterior / Detailing & Valeting
    Am I right in thinking you can't get a roof rack on a T4 without drilling holes in the roof. Seems a shame to put holes in the roof. If I was ever to sell the van this could put people off. Any roof rack recommendations would be appreciated. To carry everything from Kayaks to 8x4 boards.
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