Us humans are a clever bunch. When we face a problem, we build and adapt technology to overcome it. Caravans are no different. Finding a place for them it to live while not being towed was the number one concern on many caravanners’ minds. Then some bright spark said ‘let’s make the caravan’s roof lower!,’ and now they fit in most normal sized garages and sheds. That is how pop top caravans as we see them today were born.
After months on the road, wouldn’t it be nice to just reverse your caravan into the shed or garage and leave it be? Paul and Maude across the road can. What’s their secret? A pop top caravan. If you’d like to learn more about their favourite way to get away, head down below to check out our range of pop top caravans for sale!
Being able to raise or lower the roof of your caravan comes with a number of benefits.
As we talked about before, you can park most pop top caravans within a standard height garage or shed. This means you don’t have to leave your caravan to the mercy of the elements or struggle to tie down a huge cover to protect it.
You’ll experience better fuel economy due to less wind drag caused by having a lower roof while towing. Although the results may be minimal, every cent you save on petrol is more money you can use to explore Australia.
Since the pop top caravan is more streamlined, it won’t get tossed around the road by buffeting winds from passing trucks.
Low hanging branches, rocks and tunnels won’t be an issue for your pop top caravan, while they may cause damage to a full-height model.
When parked and ‘popped up’, the waterproof canvas or vinyl roof section allows for great airflow through the cabin. This is especially important if you will be staying in tropical or arid climates.
But, it is important to remember that most pop tops you’ll look at will require you to manually raise the roof. This means you’ll want to check that you’re physically capable of raising each strut before putting your money where your mouth is.
Ready to take the plunge? Before you go spending your hard earned cash, we suggest taking a look at our buyer's guide to new and used caravans to equip yourself with all the info to make an informed decision.