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Old 12-07-2008, 08:25 PM   #11
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Hey Ray,

Thanks for you kind words regarding our rig.

There are several pics of our rig with the Voyager top on it in our Album.

We are so happy with the decision to go with the Voyager top. The ability to stand and move around is key for us. The SMB suspension keeps the rig battleship steady in all kinds of winds.

One of the decisions that we are stoked with is the location of the sliding window and the upper cabinetry.

We placed the sliding window toward the rear of the fixed top. This provides more light and ventilation to the sleeping area. It also helps to increase the visible area around the rig when camped. Another side-benefit to the Voyager top is the ability to leave the windows open while driving and while parked. They ventilate really well when in motion and while parked. And their location is way up there so security isn't really an issue.

We also knew that we wanted to keep the center of gravity (COG) as low as possible so we kept the upper cabinetry to a minimum and use it for lightweight items. The placement of the sliding window toward the rear, requires the cabinetry to be placed in the galley / living room area of the floorplan. This work really well because the cabinets are where you can reach them easily. Rearward cabinets would require climbing over the sofa / bed area in order to access them.

Just some thoughts...

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Old 12-07-2008, 11:39 PM   #12
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I can't really get a sense of scale from that picture Blackeye... here try this:
http://sportsmobileforum.com/hosted/...isc/inside.jpg
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Old 12-08-2008, 10:05 AM   #13
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winvest and Blackeye,

Thank you so much for your pics and input. My wife and I are really considering the Voyager or Cruiser top. We will be in SMB early this year for some minor warranty issues...hope we get to see one in person!

Blackeye,

Too bad we missed you in the Southern California Meet & Greet. Unfortunately my wife and I came late because of our preparation for our Yellowstone, Banff trip. We were really looking forward to seeing your awesome rockin' "R" rig. We actually saw your rig in the assembly line in one of our many visits to SMB West during our build.



Thanks Jage for showing us Blackeye's pet bear!

Cheers!
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Old 12-08-2008, 12:30 PM   #14
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I can't really get a sense of scale from that picture Blackeye... here try this:
Jage, that is just classic! My wife and I are still laughing. Thanks!
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Old 12-22-2008, 04:32 PM   #15
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Ray - Did I mention the awesome amount of storage that you get with the voyager top? We just made a trip with all of our clothes, christmas presents, etc. etc. so I set up the bed in the top and loaded it with all of our stuff, and while taking up some of our head room, it left us with tons of room below. This is the first time I've tried this so I thought that I would pass it on.
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Old 12-23-2008, 11:15 AM   #16
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Ray - Did I mention the awesome amount of storage that you get with the voyager top?
We normally leave the upper bed panels at home since it's usually just the two of us. I did add a shelf in the rear area of the Voyager (above the lower mattress) made using a couple of sections of ClosetMaid wire shelving. It is lightweight (keeping the low COG) and make a great place to store lightweight items.

It also is a good place to dry out things.
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