Roof loads increase the centre point of gravity on the vehicle and lead to high dynamic shifts in axle load and tilting of the
vehicle on uneven surfaces and in corners. Road handling is considerably impaired. For this reason, roof loads should be
avoided if at all possible.
Depending on the load distribution, at least 2 basic carriers are needed and these should be placed as close to the pillar
area as possible.
On panel vans and Kombi versions, there are 4 securing points on each side of the roof. Double cab has 2 securing points
each side and drop-side 1 securing point each side.
Vehicles with normal roof 100 kg
Rear luggage carriers/rear ladders
The rear luggage carrier and rear ladder should be of a design structure that, when fitted, does not allow static or dynamic
loads to affect the shock absorbers.
The tailgate may be subjected to a max. load of 75 kg.
Drop-side with tarpaulin and frame (fitted in factory)
With the exception of the tarpaulin, the frame bracing should not be placed under any further loads, such as ladders for
Note: Subject to errors and technical amendments. The electronic version of the body guidelines is the decisive source of up-to-date data on body guidelines (online body
guidelines). Data status August 2007