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Pop Top Bellows Bungee – Grey

(37 customer reviews)

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Pop Top Bellows Bungee – Grey

The Bellows Bungee is a very neat and simple solution to lower the risk of the roof canvas (bellows) becoming trapped in the scissor mechanism when lowering the roof on your VW California / Mercedes Marco Polo (or any other campervan with a pop up roof) Just take a look on our forum and you will see that this very common problem can be very expensive to repair. The bungee cord with its unique fixing and adjusting device can stay in place on the bellows all the time or can easily be removed and just fitted when required ( ie windy weather )


This product is only an aid to lowering the risk of the roof fabric becoming trapped in the scissor mechanism, it is still advised to follow the instructions in the VW California / Mercedes Marco Polo user manual.




Additional information

Additional information

Weight .100 kg
Dimensions 25 × 17 × 3 cm



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Reviews (37)

37 reviews for Pop Top Bellows Bungee – Grey

  1. shaun5

    Excellent service.
    Easy to put up. Wonderful.

  2. Stevieb (verified owner)

    Good piece of kit but could have done with some instructions.

  3. stephen (verified owner)

    I ordered this about a week ago, it was delivered a couple of days later. Haven’t had time to fit it yet but it looks like a quality product.

  4. Andy Whittall (verified owner)

    Does what it’s meant to and easy to put on. Wish I had bought this from new, already managed to damage the roof without it on after only 4 months. 🙁

  5. Peter Davis

    Easily fitted and now have peice of mind, simple but effective bit of kit.

  6. Dal (verified owner)

    A simple device but could save you a costly repair

  7. Martin (verified owner)

    Simple and quick to fit. Does the job well.

  8. Umby27 (verified owner)

    Looks promising but curious how it will affect the canvas after some years. For now does a great job and prevents risky business. Great product. Perfect service from the online shop.

  9. David Shaw (verified owner)

    Straight forward to fit and works very well. Highly recommended !

  10. Garden4me (verified owner)

    So simple, so easy to fit, so clever! I will never have to worry about trapping the fabric in the roof.

  11. Smokescreen (verified owner)

    Excellent product, however one would think that this would fitted as a standard nescessary item.

  12. Bernard (verified owner)

    Clever and simple but expensive for what it is…no need to buy this stuff from the UK while in France.

  13. Grant (verified owner)

    Easy to fit and seems to fix the problem of trapping the roof. Quick delivery as well,

  14. Jimbo (verified owner)

    Quick delivery. Simple product & from first experience seems to do the job. No complaints

  15. Allen (verified owner)

    Very simple, but highly effective!
    Having picked up our ex-demo Cali we noticed someone had managed to put the roof down and catch the canvas in the scissor mechanism. On taking it back to the dealership they informed us that it was a common problem and that you needed to be really careful, especially in higher winds. The solution – a £13 Bellows Bungee! Easy to fit and adjust, but most importantly takes the worry out of causing a costly accident.

  16. Ian

    Indispensable. Easy to fit and avoids damage to the canvas.

  17. Yacine (verified owner)

    je les commander vite arriver, je l’ai installer Merci

  18. janlou30 (verified owner)

    Simple to fit, excellent service

  19. iandunn77 (verified owner)

    Nothing to say other than it does what it claims to, great idea for windy conditions

  20. lsr1971 (verified owner)

    A very simple and easy to fit product. Works well.

  21. c4s (verified owner)

    Simple and easy to use.

  22. mario (verified owner)

    Indispensable. Easy to fit and avoids damage to the canvas.

  23. rebeccajones27 (verified owner)

    Does the job! I’d recommend 2x people to initially fit it as can be a bit fiddly – and would also recommend a step ladder!

  24. Kevin Grahame (verified owner)

    Cheap and easy to fit solution that saves an expensive repair if the bellows are caught in the scissors.

  25. GrumpyGranddad (verified owner)

    Worthwhile accessory to avoid potential damage to bellows.

  26. Martin Stokes (verified owner)

    Great bit of kit for the price and has definitely made packing up much quicker and easier

  27. Paul Williamson (verified owner)

    Wish I’d brought this years ago. 10 minutes to fit on my own with a step ladder. Just watch the video on YouTube before you start. Roof closing so much quicker, none of this tucking the front edge in several times when lowering the roof, the bungee just sucked all the canvas straight in, one quick check and you’re done. The simple ideas are often the best.

  28. Stefano Nepa (verified owner)

    Works as expected! Not cheap for an elastic though…

  29. Martin Stokes (verified owner)

    Simple cheap bit of kit easy to fit and certainly makes it easier to pack up

  30. Ian (verified owner)

    Perfect length, does the job.

  31. Adrian Allsopp (verified owner)

    Works a great, if a bit tighter than in the photo. It does spoil the neatness of the pop-up fabric though.

  32. shaunreason (verified owner)

    Having heard some horror stories I decided this was an essential item. Seems to do the job!

  33. Peter Guiton (verified owner)

    A must have item , that really works

  34. Lawrence Mizen (verified owner)

    A must to have. Easily helps bring in the pop up roof canvas.

  35. Lynsey Panter (verified owner)

    Great product, no instructions but self explanatory and video online to assist if needed.

  36. David Higgins (verified owner)

    This is a must have if you want to protect your pop up roof.
    I highly recommend this product

  37. rachelmdavis0409

    So simple yet so effective! We used to only pull the pop top down as a two man job to make sure we didn’t snip the canvas, but with this gadget it’s an absolute doodle of a task to do solo now, just gently brings the canvas in as you lower the roof. Husband was sceptical at first, but even he agrees it’s a genius bit of kit! Highly recommended.

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