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Old 12-06-2018, 06:28 PM   #91
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We get a lot of moisture inside our van just from breathing in cool weather, but I agree it doesn't take much insulation to stop the flow of ions.
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Old 12-07-2018, 10:54 AM   #92
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Back to the location of the actual top (fore/aft), I think you'll want to put the top on the roof to see how it fits along the gutter line. I don't recall if the EB roofline continues to taper slightly from where an RB would stop, but the actual gutterline and top widths may play a large role in where the top sits.
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Old 12-07-2018, 11:35 AM   #93
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Back to the location of the actual top (fore/aft), I think you'll want to put the top on the roof to see how it fits along the gutter line. I don't recall if the EB roofline continues to taper slightly from where an RB would stop, but the actual gutterline and top widths may play a large role in where the top sits.
I plant to do this before cutting. I have a forklift at work,so this will absolutely be something i will check. I know the rear is exactly the same on both EB or RB.
I also checked the curvature of the front of the top and compared to curvature of the section where it will be resting on. That looks spot on as well.
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Old 12-09-2018, 02:42 PM   #94
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Top prewired today. Used 7 pin trailer coiled cable to keep all tucked away when the top is in down position.
I got some pass thru caps for a subwoofer box and used one on the top. Will do the same on the van end.
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Old 12-10-2018, 07:45 AM   #95
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Top prewired today. Used 7 pin trailer coiled cable to keep all tucked away when the top is in down position.
I got some pass thru caps for a subwoofer box and used one on the top. Will do the same on the van end.

Brilliant idea on the stretchy cord and the speaker cup! If you want to run solar on the roof you'll likely need larger conductors.


As far as the 1/4" ply furring strips to hold the canvas to the roof...mine look like new and they are at least 15 years old..and zero leaks too....so I wouldn't sweat this too much. ..Although polyethylene strips or similar would work fine......they have a large coeeff of expansion though.
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Brilliant idea on the stretchy cord and the speaker cup! If you want to run solar on the roof you'll likely need larger conductors.
Absolutely! I might like to borrow that.
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