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From increased daylight to ventilation and the camping delight of sleeping under the stars, a roof hatch enhances your camping experience. Campervans usually feature multiple roof hatches to create a light and open atmosphere while allowing fresh air into the interior. By opening a few windows, you can create a cooling airflow within the campervan. Roof hatches designed for campervans are built to withstand the vehicle's high speeds. Some roof hatches with less aerodynamic shapes may include spoilers to optimize airflow around them.
Roof hatches specifically designed for caravans are not compatible with campervans. In terms of functionality, they are otherwise identical to roof hatches for campervans. Besides larger roof hatches above the bed or living area of the caravan, smaller roof hatches are also commonly used for ventilation in the shower cabin.
Whether you purchase a ready-made bus campervan or convert one yourself, a roof hatch is a space-saving way to bring light and fresh air into the interior. Larger-sized bus campervans typically have one or two roof hatches to provide a sense of spaciousness and ventilation. Installing a roof hatch is a manageable task for those with basic DIY skills. If you have any questions about installation or need a guide, please feel free to contact us.
Before buying a roof hatch for your campervan or bus campervan, it's essential to consider a few things to avoid any surprises:
If natural airflow isn't sufficient to ventilate your campervan effectively, a roof hatch with a fan may be the ideal solution. There are various roof hatches available with built-in fans, ranging from small fans for shower cabins to larger fans capable of quickly equalizing the indoor and outdoor temperatures. One popular option is the Maxxfan Deluxe, which can both intake and exhaust air.
In addition to a roof hatch, there are other options for roof-based ventilation in your campervan. An air conditioning unit can provide both cooling and fresh air intake through the roof. However, compared to a roof hatch, an air conditioner may not offer an additional source of natural light and may consume more power. On the other hand, an air conditioner allows for adjustable cooling, which can be advantageous.
One significant advantage of a roof hatch is the additional light it brings to your campervan, caravan, or bus campervan. Most roof hatches come with integrated combination roller blinds. These blinds not only provide darkness for a good night's sleep but also include built-in insect screens, preventing flies and mosquitoes from entering through the roof window.
The specific requirements for installing a roof hatch may vary depending on the type of recreational vehicle and the roof structure. In addition to the roof hatch, you may need a few other items. For example, butyl sealant like Sika Lastomer 710 for proper sealing and wooden battens for secure mounting. Keep in mind that each roof hatch may have its unique installation process, so always refer to the manufacturer's official instructions for a proper and reliable installation. If there is no manual available, check the product information or contact us for assistance.