I only have the high roof. Which I think is only something like 10" taller than the standard roof. So, I can't imagine it being that much different.Making a purchase soon and was wondering if anyone had experience driving both a high roof and low roof PM?
Specifically curious if the low roof does any better with cross winds on the interstate.
Thanks for any input!
Gotcha. I figure I can manage it, but on longer trips I'd imagine it can get tiresome. Just so it's not a struggle the whole time I'm driving, I'd be fine.I only have the high roof. Which I think is only something like 10" taller than the standard roof. So, I can't imagine it being that much different.
Either one is going to be pushed around and feel the wind. Coming from a truck, I can really tell the difference with all the extra surface area. But none of it is extreme or scary or unmanageable.
Otherwise the side of the interstate would be littered with overturned vans every day.
Even if low-roof could deliver 1 MPG higher, I wouldn’t sacrifice the extra space the high-roof provides.No, not that bad.
I think a bigger concern, if it is a concern, is it might be a 1 mpg drop in fuel efficiency.
I have the low roof (2017), and unfortunately I can't garage it or take it through drive-thrus. From the ground to the top of the back edge of the roof is 9'4". Most drive-thrus have their clearance bar set at 9 feet.The main advantage I like about the low roof PM is that it would be garageable through an 8-foot garage door. That and clearing most drive-thrus. I know these are not important to most, but I like being able to get coffee or whatever at fast food restaurants if I want to without getting out. Being able to park a van in home garage would be awesome, but comes at a high price (space).
What do you have on roof that adds almost 2 feet to overall van height? Like others, I’m also curious.I have the low roof (2017), and unfortunately I can't garage it or take it through drive-thrus. From the ground to the top of the back edge of the roof is 9'4". Most drive-thrus have their clearance bar set at 9 feet.
I went with the LT because: it was a few grand cheaper, I'm 5'6" and was able to stand up in the empty van, and I thought it would confer a few other advantages (wind, mpg, garages, etc). With the 1" of flooring and 1/4" ceiling added, I can't fully stand up in it and the other imagined benefits didn't materialize or don't really matter.
I'm not unhappy with my van at all, but I do wish I had gone with the HT instead. Not having to utilize a "wide stance" while cooking would be nice, and from what I've seen the ceiling install in a HT is significantly easier than what I experienced with the LT.