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Old 10-20-2011, 01:45 PM   #1
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Transformer Conversion with Pop-Up?

Does anybody have pics of their Transformer conversion...looking to do a minimal conversion...

such as add a transformer gallery , pop-up and swivel captain's chairs on a 12 passenger...not very keen on having a bathroom in a tiny van

Also how well insulated is the pop-up....does it get really cold when the temp dips to 40's at night?

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Old 10-20-2011, 02:00 PM   #2
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Re: Transformer Conversion with Pop-Up?

Check out BroncoHauler's:
viewtopic.php?f=7&t=7226

It's super cool - one of my favorite rigs here.
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Old 10-20-2011, 10:47 PM   #3
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Re: Transformer Conversion with Pop-Up?

Thanks for the link...that is exactly the rig that got me thinking about adding the transformer gallery conversion!...got an email out to sportsmobil for details
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Old 10-21-2011, 09:43 AM   #4
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Re: Transformer Conversion with Pop-Up?

The Penthouse top is not really insulated. Several forum users have insulated their tops, mostly with a product called 'Reflectix' from Home Depot or similar stores.

Others, myself included, camp in cold temps(20's and below) with the use of a down comforter. Other options for dealing with the cold have been discussed on this site. Try the search feature and look for 'cold weather', 'cold camping', 'top insulation' or similar.

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Re: Transformer Conversion with Pop-Up?

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Also how well insulated is the pop-up....does it get really cold when the temp dips to 40's at night?

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Figure it's about like sleeping in a good tent without as much of the condesation some get. Many owners opt for internal heat. Actually I like it to be cold and rely on a good bag or similar to what Mike does. I have slept up top in 8* weather with my Espar heater running about 3/4 and didn't use any added insulation except in the vans lower windows which I always use. I'm sure reflectix around the top would have made a big difference. Sleeping below is always warmer even with the top up; you can feel the cold on the canvas walls of the PH when it's below 30.

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Old 02-01-2012, 10:53 PM   #6
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Re: Transformer Conversion with Pop-Up?

I find the pop top to be fairly warm. Since the material is much thicker than most any tent I've slept in.

And everything is well sealed. A nice thick sleeping bag and some thermals and you're set. Of course, I don't know what temps you plan to be in. But I'd say my experience is better than a standard tent.
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