Adding a raised roof to a 2001 cargo van

Adding a raised roof to a 2001 cargo van

Postby Pengyou [OP] » March 20th 2015, 2:07pm

Has anyone added a raised roof to a 2001 or later - any stretch version? I am curious to see how much, if at all, it will affect mpg. Ideally, I would like to buy one already put together but they are in short supply.
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Re: Adding a raised roof to a 2001 cargo van

Postby Lumpy » March 20th 2015, 2:19pm

Spend several thousand dollars on doing the roof mod. Who cares about another hundred dollars annually in fuel.


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Re: Adding a raised roof to a 2001 cargo van

Postby Pengyou [OP] » March 20th 2015, 2:30pm

Yes, agreed. $4K for a roof mod would more than pay for itself in savings in hotels over 4 years, including increased fuel costs. Added to that, I would feel safe in my van stopping in a rest stop overnight for a good nights rest in my comfy van, instead of seeking a hotel while traveling.
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Re: Adding a raised roof to a 2001 cargo van

Postby icebrrg3rd » March 20th 2015, 3:40pm

Wandering the junkyards, I've only seen raised roofs on the extended ones. Many different styles & heights to choose from. If I ever see one for a shorty, I'm grabbing it.

Any increase in frontal area will affect mpg's, and usually negatively.

Best bet would be get one from a junkyard for cheap, chop a hole in your roof and install it, taking notes when you remove it from the wrecker so you know how to put it back on. It's not too complicated, just make sure you seal it properly to prevent leaks.

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Re: Adding a raised roof to a 2001 cargo van

Postby Lumpy » March 20th 2015, 4:05pm

icebrrg3rd wrote:
...just make sure you seal it properly to prevent leaks.



I recommend at least two layers of duct tape.


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Re: Adding a raised roof to a 2001 cargo van

Postby Pengyou [OP] » March 20th 2015, 4:10pm

Lumpy wrote:
icebrrg3rd wrote:
...just make sure you seal it properly to prevent leaks.



I recommend at least two layers of duct tape.


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Re: Adding a raised roof to a 2001 cargo van

Postby Nomad » December 30th 2015, 1:13pm

Lumpy wrote:
icebrrg3rd wrote:
...just make sure you seal it properly to prevent leaks.



I recommend at least two layers of duct tape.

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Re: Adding a raised roof to a 2001 cargo van

Postby Lumpy » December 30th 2015, 3:56pm

Nomad wrote:
Lumpy wrote:
icebrrg3rd wrote:
...just make sure you seal it properly to prevent leaks.



I recommend at least two layers of duct tape.

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Any extra layers of duct tape needed if using a fiberglass boat for a hightop?...



I would use Marine Grade duct tape.


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Re: Adding a raised roof to a 2001 cargo van

Postby AstroWill » December 31st 2015, 12:31pm

Preferably in yellow, can always use some extra HP.

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