Austops

Discussion in 'Review A Business' started by Kwp0906, 2 Apr 2019.

  1. Kwp0906

    Kwp0906 Member

    Anyone got experience with this company or their product? A search on the forum brings up surprisingly little information.
     
  2. Insert Coin

    Insert Coin Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

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    A friend has an Austops roof, zero issues with it at all, fitted at Revampavan in Christchurch.

    It's about 3 years old now and used all through the summer.
     
  3. Kwp0906

    Kwp0906 Member

    That's good to hear, I'll probably get it fitted by austops themselves in selby as it's not too far from me
     
  4. PBLP

    PBLP Member T6 Pro

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    I’ve an Austops on mine, fitted by a local to me campervan installer. I’ve had no problems with it, easy to put up and down. My teenage girls sleep in the top without complaints. :D
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  5. Teesix

    Teesix Member T6 Pro

    Loving my Austop roof. Really good quality and easy to put up/down. I'd have no trouble recommending one to others.

    Had mine fitted by 8Ball campers in Hull.
     
  6. Tony&Dawn

    Tony&Dawn Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

    We had an Austops roof fitted on our T4, would of happily had one on our T6 if the converters would have offered it.

    Ours was fitted by James @ Custom Campers in Halifax, Highly recommended.

    Custom Campers Halifax Uk
     
  7. Spaghettiboy78

    Spaghettiboy78 Mr Spaghetti VIP Member T6 Guru

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    I’ve got an Austops roof fitted by the converter. Seems good. Canvas is waterproof. Doesn’t rattle too much and looks pretty discreet when down.

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  8. Skinnysye

    Skinnysye Enjoying T6 vanlife VIP Member T6 Pro

    I've also got an austop roof with a bed fitted by colebrook transporters in Plymouth, had one on my previous T4 as well, I highly recommend the roof, a great roof no problems whatsoever, my only gripe would be not having a sliding hatch on the cab roof to cover the canvas in the cab whilst the roof is lowered, something that comes as standard on some other poptops as it looks unfinished with the canvas exposed.
     
  9. Phil_G

    Phil_G Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

    My lad Roo recently had an Austops fitted at the factory which is just around the corner from us.
    I'd intended to do a review but other stuff got in the way... anyway, Austops did a brilliant job,
    its a self-conversion and they even moved his ceiling lights and finished off around his existing
    furniture really neatly. The canvas is heavier duty than on the SCA fitted by Hillside and will
    probably wear better, its slightly reminiscent of the oilcloth we used as schoolkids to protect
    the tables in art lessons. The struts & everything is balanced nicely, the roof bed is pretty much
    the same as the SCA, the fastenings are by straps pulled through buckles with sprung jaws, so
    its best to squeeze the buckles open whilst pulling everything through, then release them for the last nip.
    It has a simple elastic thingy that ensures the sides fold in properly as the roof is lowered.
    The finish is great, though it stunk of fibreglass for a good few days. The quality and workmanship
    are superb and the fitted price was way below anything else we'd researched. Highly recommended.
    Cheers
    Phil



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  10. Kwp0906

    Kwp0906 Member

    Thanks everyone for the replies, seems high praise indeed for austops.
     
  11. Kwp0906

    Kwp0906 Member

    Out of interest has anyone managed to fashion a sliding hatch to an austop roof as referred to by Skinnysye above?
     
  12. Skinnysye

    Skinnysye Enjoying T6 vanlife VIP Member T6 Pro

    If you " Google interslider / camper wizard" you'll find a company advertising on Facebook of what I believe you are looking for, apparently they are compatible with austop roofs.
     
  13. Kwp0906

    Kwp0906 Member

    Thanks that look just the job!!
     
  14. St4n99

    St4n99 Senior Member VIP Member T6 Pro

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    I'm another austops recommender . It's my first ever poptop so can't comment on if it's better than other roofs but it's very stealth looking and a love that . Also the canvas seems to be made very well and deals with Scottish weather without an issue .I treat it like a tent so if it's been raining then Al wait for a gd day to pop it back up just to air it out :thumbsup:

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  15. Teesix

    Teesix Member T6 Pro

    The one niggly bit for me is the fact that you can't open the canvas entirely at the front. The window is quite OK but sometimes I'd prefer to be able to open the whole front up as it would make for a better 'observation platform' when sitting up there.

    It's not a huge niggle, I'd still buy another one.
     
  16. St4n99

    St4n99 Senior Member VIP Member T6 Pro

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    Am sure they have now got a canvas that does that . Obviously it's a little extra money but they do have one for the roof .Al check the website just now
     
  17. St4n99

    St4n99 Senior Member VIP Member T6 Pro

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  18. Teesix

    Teesix Member T6 Pro

    Doh! Wish I'd have known that when I got mine installed!
     
  19. St4n99

    St4n99 Senior Member VIP Member T6 Pro

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    Worst part is I knew they did one but said to my self would I ever use it lol, also had a feeling the kids in my family would decide to use my windscreen as a slide when am not looking :laugh: . I wouldn't change my roof but if I was to ever get another van in the future then as defo go for the scenic canvas :thumbsup:
     
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  20. YIMan

    YIMan New Member VIP Member

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    Is that on a shuttle too? What did they do with aircon kit etc if so?
     

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