VW Transporter SCA Elevating Roof Overview

Below are the different types of sleeper roofs available for the VW Transporter. For the T5 & T6 we  recommend the SCA 194  for a SWB and the 192 for the LWB.

SWB Recommendation

The 194 SWB roof has a higher lift at the rear for more headroom and extra struts for more stability. The 194 also has a wooden slatted bed for extra comfort. The locking mechanism on the 194 is done with Southco locks and straps which are an easy and reliable solution.

LWB Recommendation

The 192 LWB roof is the recommended choice other other LWB models, as the 192 has a latching mechanism opposed to the standard pull straps on the 198. This model also has a sliding board to cover the front cab area, providing a very neat and professional finish.

Below are all available models for the Volkswagen T5 & T6 along with technical information:

VW T5 / T6 Roof Variants

For the VW Van Type 5/6 with short wheelbase, we also offer a front elevating sleeper roof variant. The roof shell made of glass-fiber-reinforced polyester resin is four millimeters thick and is fitted with crushed-velour insulation.

The locking mechanism is released here using a practical and easy to use locking strap on the driver and passenger sides. The overall height of the vehicle is less than two meters, making it suitable for underground car parks.

Technical data:

  • Roof front elevating
  • Roof shell dimensions: approx. 295x147x9cm
  • Vehicle height with closed roof: 199 cm
  • Dimensions of bunk area: 200x120cm
  • Roof weight without insulation: approx. 85kg
  • Interior trim: pale grey
  • Locking: belt solution
For the VW Bus Type 5/6 with short wheelbase, there is the rear elevating sleeper roof variant SCA 197. The roof shell consists of glass-fiber-reinforced polyester resin, is four millimeters thick and is fitted with crushed-velour insulation. The locking strap on the driver and passenger sides is easy to use. The overall height of the vehicle is less than two meters, making it suitable for underground car parks.

Technical data

  • Roof rear elevating
  • Roof shell dimensions: approx. 295x147x9cm
  • Vehicle height with closed roof: 199 cm
  • Dimensions of bunk area: 200x120cm
  • Roof weight without insulation: 85kg
  • Interior trim: grey
  • Locking: belt solution
For the VW Bus Type 5/6 with long wheelbase, a comfortable bunk area of 240 by 120 centimeters is available with the front elevating sleeper roof SCA 198. The roof shell made using the hand lay-up process consists of glass-fiber-reinforced polyester resin. The roof bed has a one-piece bunk platform. The roof shell structure is four millimeters thick and is fitted with crushed-velour insulation. The locking mechanism is released here with a practical and easy to use locking strap on the driver and passenger sides. The overall height of the vehicle is less than two meters, making it suitable for underground car parks.

Technical data

  • Roof shell dimensions: approx. 335x147x9cm
  • Vehicle height with closed roof: 199 cm
  • Dimensions of bunk area: 240x120cm
  • Roof weight without insulation: 100kg
  • Interior trim: grey
  • Locking: belt solution
The long wheelbase of the VW Van Type 5/6 permits a comfortable bunk area of 240 by 120 centimeters with the rear elevating sleeper roof variant SCA 199.

The roof shell consists of glass-fiber-reinforced polyester resin, is four millimeters thick and is fitted with crushed-velour insulation.

The lock is a practical and easy to use belt mechanism on the driver and passenger sides. The overall height of the vehicle is less than two meters, making it suitable for underground car parks.

Technical data

  • Roof rear elevating
  • Roof shell dimensions: approx. 335x147x9cm
  • Vehicle height with closed roof: approx. 199 cm
  • Dimensions of bunk area: approx. 240x120cm
  • Roof weight without insulation: approx. 100kg
  • Interior trim: grey
  • Locking: belt solution
Sleeper roof SCA 190, super-flat, front elevating, for VW Transporter Type 5/6, SWB (from 2003 onwards)

SCA has designed two sleeper roofs for the VW T5 with short wheelbase: the front elevating roof SCA 190 and the rear elevating roof SCA 191.

Lots of new technical features significantly improve its convenience and operation:

  • The GRP bed frame merges at the front into an integrated front spoiler.
  • The tent fabric now has a sewn-in folding mechanism. This prevents trapping of the tent fabric when the roof is closed.
  • Convenient central locking with strong external locking blocks
  • Cover for the access opening can be pulled out of the bunk area

Technical data

  • Roof shell dimensions: L 295 x W 147 x H 9 cm
  • Bunk area L 200 x W 120 cm
  • Roof weight with bunk panel and bed upholstery: approx. 85 kg
  • Size of roof cutout: L 245 x W 113 cm
  • Vehicle height with roof closed: 199 cm
Sleeper roof SCA 191, super-flat, rear elevating, for VW Transporter Type 5/6, SWB (from 2003 onwards)

SCA has designed two sleeper roofs for the VW T5 with short wheelbase: the front elevating roof SCA 190 and the rear elevating roof SCA 191.

Lots of new technical features significantly improve its convenience and operation:

  • The GRP bed frame merges at the front into an integrated front spoiler
  • The tent fabric now has a sewn-in folding mechanism. This prevents trapping of the tent fabric when the roof is closed
  • Convenient central locking with strong external locking blocks
  • Cover for the access opening can be pulled out of the bunk area

Technical data:

  • Roof shell dimensions: L 295 x W 147 x H 9 cm
  • Bunk area L 200 x W 120 cm
  • Roof weight with bunk panel and bed upholstery: approx. 85 kg
  • Size of roof cutout: L 245 x W 113 cm
  • Vehicle height with roof closed: 199 cm
Sleeper roof SCA 192, super-flat, front elevating, for VW Transporter Type 5/6, long wheelbase (from 2003 onwards)

For the VW T5 with long wheelbase there are two roof models to choose from: the front elevating SCA 192 and the rear elevating SCA 193 sleeper roofs.

All the new features listed for the SCA 190 and SCA 191 models have been incorporated here also.

Technical data:

  • Roof shell dimensions: L 335 x W 147 x H 9 cm
  • Bunk area L 240 x W 120 cm
  • Roof weight complete with bunk panel and bed upholstery: approx. 100 kg
  • Size of roof cutout: L 285 x W 113 cm
  • Vehicle height with roof closed: 199 cm
Sleeper roof SCA 192, super-flat, front elevating, for VW Transporter Type 5/6, long wheelbase (from 2003 onwards)

For the VW T5 with long wheelbase there are two roof models to choose from: the front elevating SCA 192 and the rear elevating SCA 193 sleeper roofs.

All the new features listed for the SCA 190 and SCA 191 models have been incorporated here also.

Technical data:

  • Roof shell dimensions: L 335 x W 147 x H 9 cm
  • Bunk area L 200 x W 120 cm
  • Roof weight complete with bunk panel and bed upholstery: approx. 100 kg
  • Size of roof cutout: L 285 x W 113 cm
  • Vehicle height with roof closed: 199 cm
A completely new development and the use of the technically demanding vacuum expansion process for the production of the roof shell – an innovation in this product range – form the basis for the production of a sleeper roof with many advantages.

The high scissor lifts provide significantly more legroom and enable a sleeping position to be adopted with the head to the rear. The lift has been increased by 25 cm compared with the previous solution.

High-quality slats with an aluminium frame provide even more comfort when reclining and sleeping.

The curvature of the slats provides more headroom for rear-seat passengers when the bed is folded down and the roof closed.

The new Southco locks with integral safety bolts enable the roof to be locked easily and securely.

The roof shell is manufactured using the sophisticated vacuum expansion process. This guarantees accurate and consistent wall thicknesses and enables the external surface of the roof shell to be smooth and non-profiled – an ideal prerequisite for direct attachment of thin solar films just a few millimetres thick without significantly increasing the overall height of the vehicle.

Technical data:

  • Roof shell dimensions: L 295 x W 147 x H 9 cm
  • Bunk area L 200 x W 120 cm
  • Size of roof cutout: L 245 x W 113 cm
  • Vehicle height with roof closed: 199 cm
Based on the same development as the SCAhigh 194 with all its advantages, we also offer the new generation of sleeper roofs in the variant with rear elevating roof.

This variant makes out-of-the-ordinary layouts possible, from rear kitchenettes to the provision of a wet area.

You will find comprehensive brochure material hier als PDF format.

Technical data:

  • Roof shell dimensions: L 295 x W 147 x H 9 cm
  • Bunk area L 200 x W 120 cm
  • Roof weight with bunk panel and bed upholstery: approx. 85 kg
  • Size of roof cutout: L 245 x W 113 cm
  • Vehicle height with roof closed: 199 cm

VW Roof Comparison Table

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SWBTICK-SMALLiTICK-SMALLiTICK-SMALLiTICK-SMALLiTICK-SMALLiTICK-SMALLi
LWBTICK-SMALLiTICK-SMALLiTICK-SMALLiTICK-SMALLi
STARTTICK-SMALLiTICK-SMALLiTICK-SMALLiTICK-SMALLi
COMFORTTICK-SMALLiTICK-SMALLiTICK-SMALLiTICK-SMALLi
HIGHTICK-SMALLiTICK-SMALLi
FRONT LIFTTICK-SMALLiTICK-SMALLiTICK-SMALLiTICK-SMALLiTICK-SMALLi
REAR LIFTTICK-SMALLiTICK-SMALLiTICK-SMALLiTICK-SMALLiTICK-SMALLi
STRAP LOCKTICK-SMALLiTICK-SMALLiTICK-SMALLiTICK-SMALLiTICK-SMALLiTICK-SMALLi
LATCH LOCKTICK-SMALLiTICK-SMALLi
BUCKLE LOCKTICK-SMALLiTICK-SMALLi
SOLID BEDTICK-SMALLiTICK-SMALLiTICK-SMALLiTICK-SMALLiTICK-SMALLiTICK-SMALLiTICK-SMALLiTICK-SMALLi
SLATTED BEDTICK-SMALLiTICK-SMALLi

VW Roof Pricing

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ROOF PRICE£2,395£2,395£2,550£2,550£2,650£2,650£2,795£2,795£2,795£2,795
FITTING£830£830£830£830£830£830£830£830£830£830
CUSTOM PAINT£525£525£550£550£525£525£550£550£525£525
TOTAL EX VAT£3,750£4,005£3,930£3,930£4,005£4,005£4,175£4,175£4,150£4,150
TOTAL INC VAT£4,500£4,500£4,716£4,716£4,806£4,806£5,010£5,010£4,980£4,980