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  1. Roof rack/rails advice

    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...
  2. T5 Roof Rails

    New T5 Members Forum
    HI there Can anyone please advise me on the best roof rails and roof bars for my 2015 T5. Many that I've looked at seem to be more cosmetic than functional with an advisory max load of 25-40kg. I could do with some that not only look nice (matt black preferred), but are capable of carrying a...
  3. Roof rack rail conversion extrusion? Are you interested?

    Customising / Modding
    Want a roof rack rail system for a T4? I do and Im hoping that others are interested too There doesn't seem to be an existing roof rack rail systems that fits a T4 without a pop top. If someone has found one brilliant, let me know. Why choose a roof rail and not a stainless steel roof bar or...
  4. Aluminium Roof rails

    Bodywork & Exterior / Detailing & Valeting
    Hi Can anyone suggest some good places to get aluminium roof rails and lockable bars. Thanks in advance. Lisa
  5. cool roofrails on top of camper-roof for thule bars

    Bodywork & Exterior / Detailing & Valeting
    Hi all I have been looking for a good-looking option to put a ski box on top of my t6 camper van. I've ended up using official t5-van roofrails and was able to bold them to the camper pop-top. I now can use my normal thule bars and ski box and it looks cool i think. All parts used from...
  6. Anybody know the distance between the roof gutters on a t4?

    General T4 Chat
    I would check but I'm at work unfortunately :-( Thinking about getting two thule 809 surfboard carriers http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B004OU4GIY and wondering if they will both fit next to each other in between the roof rails (that I may potentially buy) Thx D
  7. Roof rails - who's used what?

    Bodywork & Exterior / Detailing & Valeting
    I want to put some rails on my caravelle, so I can fit cross bars for ladders, boats, roof box etc. Not much budget for this, so wondering about picking up some 2nd hand ones. There's lots to choose from - that's the problem! I was looking at some Passat rails - anybody fitted those? Have...
  8. Adding roof rails to a pop top roof

    T5 Conversions
    Hi, I have been looking for some roof rails to add to a pop top roof and would appreciate any advice or things to watch our for. I know you can get the Reimo's (it's not for a Reimo roof by the way) and Karitek have developed a similar system...
  9. roof rails

    General T5 Chat
    can anyone recommend a good place to get some chrome roof rails? there seems to be so many available online with wildly varying prices. Being part scottish I'm naturally attracted to the cheap ones but something is holding me back! It is mostly geared around appearance but I would like to be...
  10. Roof rails/cross bars, Roof Prep Rail and Fiamma Awning

    Bodywork & Exterior / Detailing & Valeting
    We recently bought a Fiamma T45S awning for our SWB T5 which we fitted using the roof preparation rail (VW part) that slot into the T slots on the roof. We now want to buy some roof rails (mainly because of practicality for roof box for longer trips away but also the awning casing sticks up...
  11. Operation Strap On

    Just in case anyone is heading down to Devon & Cornwall at Easter... This was in Carve Magazine (full of innuendo - so please don't read if you are going to get all huffy about it - but the advice is serious). http://www.carvemag.com/2012/03/operation-strap-on/ A
  12. Roof rails and cross rack for T4

    Bodywork & Exterior / Detailing & Valeting
    I'm just starting to pimp my T4 and want to put a slimline roof rack on it ! am struggling to find one that suits , I would like to put chrome like rails on it and then maybe the detachable cross bars on it. I believe they don't make them for T4's so was wondering if rails from a Tourag or...
  13. Roof flex with flagpoles

    General T4 Chat
    Am looking to fit roof rails on my T4 (I've already got the long clamp on Thule aero bars + all the bits, cycle carrier and box etc from previous MPV vehicle) has anyone experienced any problems re roof flex or leaks when bolting rails onto roof etc. As I'll also be carrying quite a long load...
  14. VW Sharan Roof Bars - For Sale

    eBay Listings
    I have a set of used VW Sharan roof bars that i was intending to put on the roof of my black t4 but never got round to it. They are currently on ebay at the moment, for 2 more days. if anyone wants to take a look, please do. Thanks, http://my.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?MyEbay&gbh=1
  15. Just took delivery of my 1st T4 - Bristol

    New T4 Members Forum
    Hi All, As the thread title suggests, I've just taken delivery of my first T4. She's an 800 special SWB 1.9 (not sure what the 800 special stands for?) I already have loads of questions on what i can do to her to make my life and her's just that little bit more enjoyable, without the VW...
  16. What to look for in roof rails - advice and experiences

    General Technical
    Hi All, I'd like to fit some roof rails to my T4. Any posts regarding pit falls, what to look for, what not to buy etc would be much appreciated. Which cars can I get them off at the scrappy's? can i just use any roof rail.. do they have to be really flat..? any experiences people have had...