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Old 12-20-2018, 11:32 AM   #1
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Four Wheel Camper to SMB!

Hi Everyone from Half Moon Bay, CA!

New to the forum. My wife and I are expecting our first child in February so we sold our Four Wheel Camper recently and are looking at a SMB. We are scheduled to tour the Fresno factory in early January and review designs.

After owning 2 FWC's over the past 6 years we are ready for a more versatile van for weekend trips surfing/biking/kiting/camping but also for extended Baja surf trips with the kiddo. We really were sick of popping up all the time.

We are leaning towards a transit mid roof quigley even though the adventurer in me wants the classic 4x4 ford cut away. The 90% weekender 10% off grid and mpg has me at this conclusion but still debatable.

I look forward to all your insight and knowledge.

Bryan
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Old 12-20-2018, 03:38 PM   #2
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Congratulations on your (soon to be) family addition! and, welcome aboard.

The talent in this group is outstanding & diverse - also a lot of shared knowledge using the "search" function.

On the East Coast now, but one of my favorite places in the US is Half Moon bay - was our "get outta town" destination when I was much younger.
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Old 12-20-2018, 06:22 PM   #3
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How tall are you? My understanding is the transit mid roof is only about 5'4" inside. You said you were sick of popping up all the time, are you planning a pop top? If not, you will likely have to do a high roof transit to be able to stand comfortably inside. Just a thought.

Quigley transit is pretty awesome.
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Old 12-21-2018, 07:35 AM   #4
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Welcome and congrats.

I thought there was a bit more head room in a midroof Transit, but I'm not sure. 86scotty's is a midroof and I've been in it. Anyway, easy enough to figure out if it will work for you when looking.

As already said, a whole lot of info here.
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Old 12-21-2018, 08:51 AM   #5
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Spec is 72” interior height. So less than 6’ once floor, insulation, headliner, etc.
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Old 12-21-2018, 11:10 AM   #6
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Spec is 72” interior height. So less than 6’ once floor, insulation, headliner, etc.
After all said and done you'll be at 671/2 to 68. I just measured one we have in the shop. Has floor in, insulation and wood headliner, if we used carpet as the head liner it would be 68".
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Old 12-21-2018, 11:24 AM   #7
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We are aware that standing up will not be an option with a mid roof and not too concerned with that. Definitely not doing a pop top. Still weighing our options. Thanks!
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Old 12-21-2018, 07:51 PM   #8
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There's no substitute for being able to stand up in your van. Just say'n.
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Old 12-21-2018, 08:13 PM   #9
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There's no substitute for being able to stand up in your van. Just say'n.
Exactly, which I assume is why we both have fixed tops
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Old 12-28-2018, 09:34 AM   #10
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I had a pop top SMB and now a Fixed raised roof SMB. I sure like the ability to stand up but then I am over 3/4 century old with arthritis - i.e., probably much older than you. But back in my early 60's the pop top got tiresome.
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