The Deluxe Ben Nevis Conversions package includes everything in the Ben Nevis-E specification, plus a roof bed for 2 extra berths, an extra LED light, an automatic 240v>12v fridge system, rear over-seat cupboard with Kenwood speakers, over unit cupboards and removable floor over mats in the cab and the rear. This package is a saving of over £400 than adding these options to the Ben Nevis-E conversion
Ben Nevis Deluxe conversion prices start at £16,950 for a SWB, or a LWB starts at £18,050
The first diagram shows the daytime seating arrangements in the Ben Nevis-E conversion, and the area of the van in which the elevating roof allows standing height. The second diagram shows the night-time sleeping arrangements with the addition of the double roof bed over the RIB seat/bed system.
The elevating roof offers over 6 feet of standing height all the way back to the rear seat, and with the deluxe model, the roof bed is included, giving a further 2 berths. Another big advantage of installing an elevating roof is heat dissipation; in summer the extra ventilation offered by the REIMO roof will keep the van cool inside, and in winter the canvas of the Ben Nevis-E and Deluxe conversion provides good insulation from the cold.
The REIMO elevating roof system is not the cheapest on the market, but is widely disputed as being the best and it is by far the most popular with professional converters, and the extra initial outlay will be offset by the added value to the vehicle. It should also be noted that a roof rack is possible with elevating roofs for bikes, surf boards or light loads, but heavy commercial loads on a roof rack need a fixed roof.
Further additions to the deluxe package include the roof rack, thermal roof canvas cover, solar panels and furniture options. For more options, please see our campervan surgery page.
Not quite what you had in mind? The Scafell-E combines the REIMO elevating roof with wider side-furniture for lots of storage, whereas the Tryfan-E package offers wider seating giving a king-size bed and more open, versatile space.