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Old 10-28-2015, 11:14 AM   #1
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Aluminess Penthouse Top Lift

Has anyone used one? Pros? Cons? I'm finally too old to muscle the top up. SMB wants $3500 to retrofit their electric lift...
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Old 10-28-2015, 11:50 AM   #2
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Re: Aluminess Penthouse Top Lift

Have a pic of a "aluminess penthouse top lift". Their site gives a price for a large and a small but no pic of what they are selling.
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Old 10-28-2015, 12:28 PM   #3
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Re: Aluminess Penthouse Top Lift

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Have a pic of a "aluminess penthouse top lift". Their site gives a price for a large and a small but no pic of what they are selling.
http://www.aluminess.com/wp-content/upl ... ration.pdf
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Old 10-28-2015, 03:51 PM   #4
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Re: Aluminess Penthouse Top Lift

I looked at the lift at the Northwest Overland Rally and it was very nice. I will be purchasing one soon. The lift fits nicely between the upper bed supports, just strap it in place.
It also worked well with a basic cigarette lighter tire pump.

The Aluminess owner showed me how it worked and where it stowed away.

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Old 10-28-2015, 11:15 PM   #5
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Re: Aluminess Penthouse Top Lift

I bought a lift from smb 560 dollars eleven years ago. other then a couple of fuses that had to b replaced its been perfect.
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Old 10-29-2015, 12:00 PM   #6
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Re: Aluminess Penthouse Top Lift

Three different types of lifts have been referenced in this thread so far. One is the SMB built in electric top lift that you must spec at time of build. One is an electric motor powered jack that lifts a manually operated top for you. The other is the air cylinder powered jack that does the same thing. I have the air powered one. Works well.
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Old 10-29-2015, 12:16 PM   #7
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Re: Aluminess Penthouse Top Lift

Exactly the feedback I needed...thank you all. I also will adjust the springs which I haven't done in 5/6 years.
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Old 10-29-2015, 05:37 PM   #8
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Re: Aluminess Penthouse Top Lift

We use a manual cargo bar to raise the top. About $30 at your local auto parts store. Works great.
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Re: Aluminess Penthouse Top Lift

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Have a pic of a "aluminess penthouse top lift". Their site gives a price for a large and a small but no pic of what they are selling.
http://www.aluminess.com/wp-content/upl ... ration.pdf

Here is a link to the page where we offer the lift for sale along with a picture...thanks!

http://www.aluminess.com/accessories/ou ... cessories/
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