“High” Roof H2/H3 fibreglass roofs


New Member
Apr 1, 2021
Morning everyone,
Like many, in the process of finding a base van And wanted to throw a question out there.

so I’m 6ft2 and needing a “high” Van. High is relative and the H2/H3 versions are all different Heights.

another issue is some of the H3 I’ve seen when checking the manufactures specs showed “roof load” as zero for the H3 version.

A few phone calls and it turns out the H3 versions are basically H2 then they cut the roof off and stuck on a fibre glass extension that doesn’t hold any weight.

so far MAN, sprinter, can not confirm the transit yet....

so no roof rack / solar panels etc if I get an H3, so this punts me back to an H2!

does anyone have any thoughts on securing roof gear to fibreglass H3 roofs?




Active Member
Nov 7, 2016
Might not be a useful reply, but have you looked at the Sevel vans (Ducato etc)? the H3's are a metal roof and have roof rack mounting points, but not sure what the load limit is.


New Member
Apr 1, 2021
Thanks, I've not looked at them yet. I think all the Ducato vans are FWD and I’ve got my head set on a RWD van.
I’ve had “normal” Motorhomes in the past, a Ducato base, and it was very nice and engine was great. However I found the steering a bit “sporty” with all the weight in the rear.
so I’m planning on a rwd van, or if I get lucky might got for a 4wd Iveco or Ford.

I think the ford H3 also have a steel roof but will double check.
Ill check out the ducatos again. Thanks