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Which Fiamma Awning for VW T5/T6 Transporter?

Guide includes Transporter, Caravelle, Multivan, California, high roof, roof bars, aftermarket pop–up roofs and multi rails.

When it comes to advice on choosing a Fiamma Awning, the VW T5 Transporter is one of the vans we get asked about most often. With several different factory versions it can be difficult to work out which Fiamma awning will fit and what kit you need to do it. As one of the most popular vans in this market the VW T5 is also one of the most commonly modified with an array of aftermarket customisations and accessories available to further complicate the issue.

Fiamma themselves don’t help matters either. For instance the “Fiamma F45 S 260 Transporter” awning does not fit the standard equipped Transporter. And the fitting kit “Kit VW T5 Transporter-Multivan” doesn’t fit the Multivan. Helpful, eh?

About this guide

In order to try and clear things up a little, and because the product names can be a little confusing, this guide will give you pictures to compare to your van, and part numbers (rather than product names) so you can be sure to order the right thing.

Look at each section of the guide and look for one which matches your van. Then apply some sense and look for modifications, aftermarket kit, obstructions, vehicle damage or anything else which might cause the suggested kit not to work with your particular van. If you’re unsure, please give us a call to check before ordering.

Because there are so many versions, aftermarket conversions and modifications available for the VW T5 we can’t possibly account for them all in this guide. If you can’t figure out what you need from the guide below email us or give us a call and we’ll do our best to help. We’ll probably ask you to bring the van to us or email us some photos and we’ll help you work it out from there.

What you need to know

When it comes to choosing a Fiamma awning for your VW T5 there are 3 questions to answer to work out what you need.

  1. Which model awning will fit?
  2. What length to get?
  3. Which fitting kit is needed?

Look through each of the section of the guide for one that matches your van. Each section will then tell you which awnings you can fit, give you your size options and tell you which fitting kit is needed.

VW T5 Transporter – Standard Roof

For the standard VW T5 Transporter without the optional Multivan roof rail, you should find bolt holes on the gulley of the roof just inward from the roof edge. These are originally intended as a mounting point for a roof rack but, if not used for this, can be used to fit Fiamma awning brackets.

Which Fiamma awning for VW T5 Transporter

For VW Transporter with standard roof where you can use the roof rack mounting points in the roof gulley you can fit the Fiamma F45 S awning.

What Length?

  • For standard wheelbase Transporter fit the Fiamma F45 S 260.
  • For long wheelbase Transporter fit Fiamma F45 S 300.
 White CaseTitanium CaseBlack Case
F45 S 260 - Blue Canopy 06280H01N 06290H01N N/A
F45 S 260 - Grey Canopy 06280H01T 06290H01T 06759H01T
F45 S 300 - Blue Canopy 06280A01N 06290A01N N/A
F45 S 300 - Grey Canopy 06280A01T 06290A01T 06759A01T
Optional Fiamma Privacy Room is available for F45 S 260 only on VW Transporter

Which fitting kit?

Fitting kit required is Kit VW T5 Transporter-Multivan 98655-648

VW T5 Multivan – with Rail

The VW Multivan has a rail fitted into the gulley just in from the edge of the roof and a Fiamma awning can be fitted to this. This rail is standard equipment on the Multivan and an option of the Transporter.

Which awning for VW T5 with Multivan Rail

If your van is fitted with this rail you can fit either a Fiamma F35 Pro, or Fiamma F45 S awning. The F35 Pro is a cheaper, lighter sun canopy which you unroll manually from its case. The F45 S is a more robust, wind-out awning. There is an optional Fiamma Privacy Room available for the F45 S multivan awnings.


VW T5 with Multivan Rail – Fiamma F35 Pro awning

Multivan Standard WheelbaseTitanium CaseBlack Case
F35 Pro 250 - Blue Canopy 06762B01N N/A
F35 Pro 250 - Grey Canopy 06762B01T 06458B01T
Optional Privacy Room CS Light is available for F35 Pro 250
Multivan Long WheelbaseTitanium CaseBlack Case
F35 Pro 300 - Blue Canopy 06762D01N N/A
F35 Pro 300 - Grey Canopy 06762D01T N/A
Optional Privacy Room CS Light is available for F35 Pro 300

Which Fitting Kit?

Fitting kit required is Kit F35 VW T5 Multivan-Transporter 98655-747


VW T5 with Multivan Rail – Fiamma F45 S awning

Multivan Standard WheelbaseTitanium CaseBlack Case
F45 S 260 Transporter* UK - Grey Canopy 06291D01T 06799D01T
Optional Fiamma Privacy Room is available for F45 S 260 on VW Multivan
Multivan Long WheelbaseTitanium CaseBlack Case
F45 S 300 Multivan-Transporter* UK - Grey Canopy 06291R01T N/A
For Privacy Room buy Privacy 260 VW T5 and the extra Front Panel 40 VW

*Once again, please ignore the fact that Fiamma have opted to call this F45 S Transporter. It does not fit the standard spec Transporter. It only fits if the optional Multivan roof rail is fitted as shown in the picture.

Which Fitting Kit?

The correct fitting kit is included with the F45 S Multivan awnings

VW T5 California

For vans fitted with both VW’s own pop-up roof and the VW California rail. There will be blocks/mouldings with bolt mounting points near the base of the roof scissor brackets which can be seen when the pop roof is raised.

Which Fiamma awning for VW T5 California

The T5 California can be fitted with either a Fiamma F35 Pro or a Fiamma F45 S awning. The F35 Pro is a cheaper, lighter sun canopy which you unroll manually from its case. The F45 S is a more robust, wind-out awning. There is an optional Fiamma Privacy Room available for the F45 S California awnings.


VW T5 California – Fiamma F35 Pro awning

California Standard WheelbaseTitanium CaseBlack Case
F35 Pro 250 - Blue Canopy 06762B01N N/A
F35 Pro 250 - Grey Canopy 06762B01T 06458B01T
Optional Privacy Room CS Light is available for F35 Pro 250

Which Fitting Kit?

Fitting kit required is Kit F35 VW T5 California 98655-748


VW T5 California – Fiamma F45 S awning

California Standard WheelbaseTitanium CaseBlack Case
F45 S 260 California UK - Grey Canopy 06290E01T 06759E01T
F45 S 260 California UK - Blue Canopy 06290E01N 06759E01N
Optional Fiamma Privacy Room is available for F45 S 260 on VW California

Which Fitting Kit?

For this vehicle the above F45 S awning is supplied by Fiamma with the fitting kit for the California included.

VW T5 Transporter – High Roof

For Transporter vans fitted with the VW factory high top roof, this obviously covers the fixing points you would usually use to fit a Fiamma awning. You can still fit a Fiamma awning using the Fiamma Fibreglass Roof kit which sticks to the side of the raised roof section.

Which Fiamma awning for VW T5 Transporter High Roof

The High Top T5 Transporter can be fitted with a Fiamma F45 S awning.

What Length?

White CaseTitanium CaseBlack Case
F45 S 260 - Blue Canopy 06280H01N 06290H01N N/A
F45 S 260 - Grey Canopy 06280H01T 06290H01T 06759H01T
F45 S 300 - Blue Canopy 06280A01N 06290A01N N/A
F45 S 300 - Grey Canopy 06280A01T 06290A01T 06759A01T
Optional Privacy Room is available for F45 S 260 only on High Roof Transporter

Which Fitting Kit?

For VW Transporter T5 High Roof fixing kit required for F45 S awning is Kit Fibreglass Roof 98655-744. For F45 S 300 2 x fitting kits are required.

VW T5 Transporter with Aftermarket Pop-up Roof

Unfortunately there are too many different aftermarket roofs available for the VW T5 for Fiamma to be able to produce a set of brackets for them all. Which Fiamma awnings you can fit and how you attach them depends on which parts of your van roof you have access to.

If you have a non-original pop-up roof on your T5 and want to fit a Fiamma awning, you should first check if the standard Transporter bracket can be fitted. The Transporter bracket will only fit if your roof and its hinges don't fold within the roof gulley above the roof rack bolt mounting points, and you don't already have an aftermarket multi-rail fitted.

If you can use the Transporter bracket please follow the guide for Standard Roof Transporter above.

If you can't use the standard Transporter bracket, fitting an aftermarket multi-rail is usually the easiest way to allow fitting of a Fiamma awning. See the guide for after-market multi-rails below.

VW T5 Transporter - Aftermarket Rail

There are a few aftermarket multi-rails available for the T5 Transporter, the most common of which are the Reimo Multi Rail and Brandrup Top-Rail. Standard Fiamma fitting kits are available for both of these rails and although both require drilling the van roof, the brackets fit to the rail and the roof edge so shouldn't interfere with an aftermarket pop-up roof.

If you have an aftermarket roof fitted to your T5 which stops you accessing the bolt mount points in the roof gulley, fitting one of these multi-rails and the appropriate Fiamma bracket is often the best way to allow fitting of a Fiamma Awning.


Which Fiamma awning for VW T5 Transporter with Reimo Rail

For VW Transporter T5 with Reimo Multi Rail you can fit Fiamma F45 S awning.

What Length?

White CaseTitanium CaseBlack Case
F45 S 260 - Blue Canopy 06280H01N 06290H01N N/A
F45 S 260 - Grey Canopy 06280H01T 06290H01T 06759H01T
F45 S 300 - Blue Canopy 06280A01N 06290A01N N/A
F45 S 300 - Grey Canopy 06280A01T 06290A01T 06759A01T
Optional Fiamma Privacy Room is available for F45 S 260 only on VW Transporter

Which Fitting Kit?

Fitting kit required is F45 Kit MultiRail Reimo VW T5 98655-590


Which Fiamma awning for VW T5 Transporter with Brandrup Rail

If your van is fitted with this rail you can fit either a Fiamma F35 Pro, or Fiamma F45 S awning. The F35 Pro is a cheaper, lighter sun canopy which you unroll manually from its case. The F45 S is a more robust, wind-out awning. There is an optional Fiamma Privacy Room available for the F45 S multivan awnings.

VW T5 with Brandrup Rail – Fiamma F35 Pro awning

Transporter Standard WheelbaseTitanium CaseBlack Case
F35 Pro 250 - Blue Canopy 06762B01N N/A
F35 Pro 250 - Grey Canopy 06762B01T 06458B01T
Optional Privacy Room CS Light is available for F35 Pro 250
Transporter Long WheelbaseTitanium CaseBlack Case
F35 Pro 300 - Blue Canopy 06762D01N N/A
F35 Pro 300 - Grey Canopy 06762D01T N/A
Optional Privacy Room CS Light is available for F35 Pro 300

Which Fitting Kit?

Fitting kit required is Kit F35 Brandrup VW T5 98655-658


VW T5 with Brandrup Rail – Fiamma F45 S awning

Transporter Standard WheelbaseWhite CaseTitanium CaseBlack Case
F45 S 260 - Blue Canopy 06280H01N 06290H01N N/A
F45 S 260 - Grey Canopy 06280H01T 06290H01T 06759H01T
Optional Fiamma Privacy Room is available for F45 S 260 only on VW Transporter
Transporter Long WheelbaseWhite CaseTitanium CaseBlack Case
F45 S 300 - Blue Canopy 06280A01N 06290A01N N/A
F45 S 300 - Grey Canopy 06280A01T 06290A01T 06759A01T

Which Fitting Kit?

Fitting kit required is F45 Kit Brandrup VW T5 98655-627

VW T5 Transporter with Roof Bars

For T5 Transporter with roof bars fitted you can fit either F45 or F35 awning. The choice of awning is up to you. For part numbers for the awnings please refer to the tables above for VW T5 with Brandrup rail.

What Length

For standard wheelbase T5 fit either F45 S 260 or F35 Pro 250 awning

For long wheelbase T5 fit either F45 S 300 or F35 Pro 300 awning

Which Fitting kit

The fitting kit required depends on the style of roof bars on your van and is not particular to the VW Transporter. Please refer to our roof bar awnings fitting guide (coming soon) for the correct kit.

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