Hilo roof

Discussion in 'The Pub' started by NickW, 15 Feb 2017.

  1. NickW

    NickW New Member VIP Member

    Hi, lots of negative feedback on the above but anyone got any good experience, looking at getting a hilo roof, seen the product and happy with it but lots of stuff out there on delamination issues, views please??
     
  2. DaveyB

    DaveyB Senior Member Moderator VIP Member T6 Legend

    Map
    Not sure what thread it's under - be worth doing a search, but there has been lots of commentary on different types of roofs including the hilo. One person gave them a really good write-up, It's the roof I want, and is the one being fitted to andythom188's bus next week.
     
    andythom188 likes this.
  3. andythom188

    andythom188 Senior Member VIP Member T6 Legend

    Map
    Think a lot of the negative feedback was from early roofs I to read all the bad reviews and good reviews.
    Everyone will have there own opinion about a product, I'm liking the stealth look that the Hilo only puts 15mm on the height of your van so it's virtually unnoticed that it's got a poptop roof.
    They are not the cheapest but not the dearest either , I'm looking forward to seeing it fitted and so are a couple more on here @DaveyB @Fish:D allready booked up for lots of pics :rofl::thumbsup:
     
    Fish likes this.
  4. Peter

    Peter Member VIP Member

    Map
    I had my HiLo fitted by Dean at Vandoc last April and can highly recommend both him and the roof.
    It looks great and is simple to use. I had a couple of niggles with the gas struts but these were sorted by a quick trip to Wayne at HiLo.
    The internal roof hight is a bit lower than on some other pop tops so I have a Titan bed,which is lower than the Rib bed, and also has a 12 recline positions making
    it a perfect match for the HiLo roof.
    If anyone wants to know any thing else just ask!
    I know some people have a big downer with HiLo but I have found it a great product and great customer service.
    IMG_2362.JPG
     
    Dean@VanDoc, Colinlp, NickW and 6 others like this.
  5. Dean@VanDoc

    Dean@VanDoc Member Trade Member

    Map
    Thank you Peter for the kind words.
    If your local to us in Inkberrow, Worcestershire, you are more than welcome to come by the unit and check out the roofs we are fitting at the moment. We have 1 Pop Top and 4 Hilos. with more on back order. We can talk you through the pros and cons, our fitting and experience with them.
    Or if your not local our number is 01386 304537 and email dean@vandoc.co.uk
    Always happy to help.
     
  6. NickW

    NickW New Member VIP Member

    DSC_3535.JPG Finally got mine fitted and after trying it out this weekend I am very pleased...
     
    andythom188 likes this.
  7. andythom188

    andythom188 Senior Member VIP Member T6 Legend

    Map
    Nice looking van nickw, what mattress topper did you use in the roof been told to use a ikea one just interested to know what other people have bought

    Thanks
    Andy
     
  8. DaveyB

    DaveyB Senior Member Moderator VIP Member T6 Legend

    Map
    Looks excellent @NickW
     
  9. NickW

    NickW New Member VIP Member

    It's a hilo one but it is very tight in the roof space.
     
  10. andythom188

    andythom188 Senior Member VIP Member T6 Legend

    Map
    Just read you had your Hilo fitted same place as mine was well worth the 2hour trip
     
  11. PukkaT6

    PukkaT6 Senior Member VIP Member T6 Legend

    Map
    What's actually in the roof? a bed? more room to stand up?
     
  12. andythom188

    andythom188 Senior Member VIP Member T6 Legend

    Map
    A bed and more room to stand up
     
    KombiKommando and ausyray like this.
  13. Polzeylad

    Polzeylad Senior Member T6 Guru

    As Andy says but also very handy for ventilation - raise the roof and bed floor/ceiling, open the canvas windows, instant good air circulation.

    Really does make a good camper great. Especially when you can raise and lower it using a button and some powerful electric motors. ;)
     
    Last edited: 26 Apr 2017
    T6 Dave's Dad and andythom188 like this.
  14. PukkaT6

    PukkaT6 Senior Member VIP Member T6 Legend

    Map
    I tell you what, you can spend some serious ££££ on these things cant you!! ha

    I will stick to arguing with the Mrs whilst putting the tent up for now.
     
  15. Colinlp

    Colinlp Senior Member T6 Guru

    Map
    Wind power?
     
    Chrisfraser05 and andythom188 like this.
  16. Polzeylad

    Polzeylad Senior Member T6 Guru

    :rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:

    Typo....
     
  17. andythom188

    andythom188 Senior Member VIP Member T6 Legend

    Map
    If i could have motors on this hilo would be perfect.
    And when you get glorious days you can open the sunroof up ;)

    full.jpg
     
  18. Chrisfraser05

    Chrisfraser05 Senior Member VIP Member T6 Legend

    would probably be easier to use hydraulics with a hilo I'd have thought.

    Hide the pump and manifold remotely and have pistons in the roof!
     
    T6 Dave's Dad likes this.
  19. Colinlp

    Colinlp Senior Member T6 Guru

    Map
    If you want an electric roof Kernow campers do a salvaged retrofit Cali roof for just over £4K fitted
     
    T6 Dave's Dad likes this.
  20. Colinlp

    Colinlp Senior Member T6 Guru

    Map
    Or of course you could just eat beans like @Polzeylad
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice