Can you fit roof bars to a HiLo?
Yes you can retro fit roof bars to the HiLo no problem – your chosen fitter should be able to do this for you. Any T5 compatible roof bars will fit with the HiLo system.
What load weight will the HiLo system carry?
Due to the incorporation of an aluminium sub-frame within the roof, there would be no problem carrying weights in excess of 100kg (this would be subject to the strength of your roof bars and always subject to gross vehicle weight and payload of course). The roof has been bench tested to 140kg.
I already have the downstairs conversion – can I still have a HiLo fitted?
Although we would recommend that any elevating roof is fitted before the lower conversion takes place, we know this is not always possible. Therefore your chosen fitter may should be able to fit the roof with rear units installed, however, they may request that any tall units on the o/s rear of the vehicle are removed before it is delivered to them for conversion, along with any rear seating.
Can I replace my current pop top with a HiLo?
Yes, we have removed a number of different pop top roofs and replaced them with the HiLo system. Although we no longer offer a fitting service ourselves, any one of our network of fitters will also be able to do this no problem.
What is the loss of headroom with the HiLo system?
The height at the front of a LWB is 140.7cms and the height at the front of a SWB is 130.5cms.
The height at the rear lift (bedroom area) for both the LWB & SWB of the HiLo is 52cms with a reduction of just 4.8cms when the bed is down. If you are converting a factory Caravelle or Shuttle, you actually gain a couple of mm’s in height by installing a HiLo.
What size mattress will fit with the HiLo?
HiLo’s custom made soft, 30mm comfort mattresses are now available to order and can live up top in the HiLo roof permanently.
What is the canvas made of?
Our HiLo elevating roof fabric is made from top quality, acrylic marine fabric, which is highly water repellent and has a special resin coating to add a barrier layer to the underside, to enhance its waterproof properties. The fabric is characterised by excellent strength, durability, tear and abrasion resistance, dimensional stability & UV and is extremely mildew resistant.
The fabric is easy to clean and is protected by a 5 year manufacturers warranty. Supplied in black as standard or available in an excellent choice of 37 colours!
Where can I inspect a kit or see a finished HiLo conversion / work in progress?
Appointments can be made to view our own demo vehicle in Preston – alternatively, most of our existing fitting network have their own T5/T6 demonstrators fitted with the HiLo system and are more than happy to demonstrate their roof conversions or their work in progress.
Who can fit a HiLo?
We have a growing network of approved fitters around the country who could fit the HiLo system for you.
We only supply HiLo kits to trade converters and this is after completion of our in-house fitters training course – this is to ensure that the integrity of the roof conversion is to our own high standards. Click here to view our list fitters https://www.hiloroofs.co.uk/fitting/