VW T5 Bolt On Awning Rail Pop Top Roof is made as one piece length bespoke for either SWB and LWB
SUITABLE FOR T5s WITH THE ORIGINAL AUSTOP POP TOP ROOF WHERE THE GUTTER IS AVAILABLE AND ONLY THE STRUT IS MOUNTED IN THERE AND NO HINGES. THE HINGES ARE CHROME HINGES ABOUT THE REAR DOORS.
Why a Camper Essentials Rail?
At last, the perfect alternative to the very expensive VW or Reimo alternatives. This rail actually has advantages over these other two products other than the price in that it is so discreet it can be hidden underneath the roof in the gutter channel and only takes 5 minutes to fit using the existing bolt holes. This is proving to be very popular with many of my customers. This rail is a single piece of aluminium rail which is discreet and smart looking with chamfered ends to stop your awning being snagged. It is also in another league to some other options you may see which come in two sections or worse still which are just a J shaped piece of metal relying solely on getting the right tension on the Figure of 8 sections. Not only are they charging not much less for a completely unfinished rough, square ended rail, the Figure of 8s will come un-clipped on those other rails if it gets a bit windy… Not a problem with a Camper Essentials Rail as the beading on a sun canopy can be fed straight in, as can an awning if you don’t want to drive away or if intending to drive away, simply use the Kador Bead and Figure of 8 for the ultimate attachment that won’t come off even in stronger winds!
This rail is a far better option than messing around with suction cups and metal rods, clamp and pole systems or any other method with the risk of it blowing off and damaging your van or messing around with ropes and tying your awning over the top of your van and risking the ropes rubbing and scuffing your paintwork as well as not being very effective with a pop top. This truly is the best option available if you have one of these types of roofs.
How to use to attach an awning or sun canopy
Once fitted, this rail is super quick and easy to use. An sun canopy with industry standard 6mm or 7mm beading will fit directly into the awning rail as will an awning if you don’t wish to drive away. If you want the drive away option this is achieved using a Kador awning bead strip which feeds into the Figure of 8 (plastic double sided channels) and the Awning Rail attaches the two together in the most reliable and weatherproof way within a minute or two. I can supply Figure of 8 sections and Kador awning bead at an additional cost if your awning was not supplied with them and will not charge any extra for postage.
Plus £16.99 Postage and Packing for a Courier Service. This may be more expensive than some competitors but they cut the rail in half in order to get cheaper postage. This leaves you with a rail which is not nearly as good. I actually make a loss on the postage but believe it is essential that you have the best rail possible.
3m of Kador Awning Bead – £19.99 plus Free P&P when ordered with a rail.
760mm Figure of 8 – £4.50 each plus Free P&P when ordered with a rail.
I can also make them to fit at the bottom of the van to fit a draft skirt or across the rear of the van if you wanted a Sun Canopy off the rear doors. Anything is possible.
Because these rails are made to order please allow a few days for them to be made and delivered to you, however I aim to get them out as quickly as possible, however in peak periods this may be slightly longer.
Please specify at the time of ordering whether you require a LWB or SWB rail for the Near Side/Passenger side/Left Hand Side or Off Side/Driver’s Side/Right Hand Side and also supply a contact phone number for the courier and a working email address as I will send you a form to fill in with details of your strut position. Failure to do so will delay your order.