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Old 07-30-2018, 02:30 PM   #1
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Tufport Topper questions!

Hi. Pulled the trigger on a 2001 e350 7.3 in Reno, NV! Incredibly excited! Now onto planning my build. It's an EB, and I want to put a high-top on it. I'm 73.5 inches tall, and need to winterize for ski trips. I also want to make it livable full-time and so I want to stand in it. Does anyone have a Tufport van-top? I want to know how the insulation and structure as well as standing height is. Does anyone have any w

With the conversion to Canadian $$$, their sloped 28 inch topper is about 1/2 the price of the 30 inch fiberine (and I'd rather road-trip to BC than So-Cal anyway!)

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Old 07-30-2018, 09:17 PM   #2
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Pretty positive that no one on here has one... at least state side. Before I started making my fixed tops I talked with them extensively (tufport) Insulation is spray foam you’ll need to add more than what the put in. Yes the exchange rate is great but not paying value taxes when you cross over will be tricky. That was my deal breaker & why I did my own top. Good luck ��
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Old 07-30-2018, 10:07 PM   #3
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I’ve got one right now sitting on a pallet waiting for install, so I don’t have answers for some of your questions. This is a super nice top, they really do a great job. They have an optional finished liner inside and is super tight, they said insulation is maybe 1/2 inch, you could go no liner and add more insulation and Finnish our the inside yourself? Exchange rate is crazy good for you guys! I doubt taxes would amount to much. They were great to deal with.
The ford van ones don’t have a reverse flange, but the gm’s do.
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I was seriously considering replacing my PH top with the same Tufport model, but have since gotten sidetracked with other projects. I think it's a great looking top that would allow the interior remodel I envisioned. Subscribed as I am really interested to see how this goes for you.

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Iíve got one right now sitting on a pallet waiting for install, so I donít have answers for some of your questions. This is a super nice top, they really do a great job. They have an optional finished liner inside and is super tight, they said insulation is maybe 1/2 inch, you could go no liner and add more insulation and Finnish our the inside yourself? Exchange rate is crazy good for you guys! I doubt taxes would amount to much. They were great to deal with.
The ford van ones donít have a reverse flange, but the gmís do.
Wish I could help more.
Please keep me posted!! I'm interested why they only say 76 inches of standing height for a 28 inch topper when fiberine claims the same standing height for a 24 inch topper. Are you planning on mounting it yourself? Do you have a Ford?
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Please keep me posted!! I'm interested why they only say 76 inches of standing height for a 28 inch topper when fiberine claims the same standing height for a 24 inch topper. Are you planning on mounting it yourself? Do you have a Ford?
No this one is going on a Chev Express RB, we hope to get at it soon. I'm not sure either why they'd say that about the standing room, i'm maybe guessing that they are referring to the middle area as the standing room section which is lower than the rear bed section. I just measured the mid section and its approx 23".
I have a fiberine super camper on my EB Ford, great top no question, just a lot more money.
Ya we will be installing ourselves.
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I have a Tufport on 2003 e350 extended

Hi. I got the Tufport 2 years ago. Great service. Good price. Got the insulated top. I will look up details for you.

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Hi. I got the Tufport 2 years ago. Great service. Good price. Got the insulated top. I will look up details for you.

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Awesome. What van did you install it on? I really like their toppers, but I wanted to build the kitchen in the front of the van, but I don't think I'll be able to stand in the front of the van with their topper. If this was a weekend camping rig I don't think I'd care, but I don't want to be hunched over all the time for long-term occupation.
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Old 08-06-2018, 12:21 PM   #9
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Hi - Tufport installed it in my 2003 E350 extended van. There is about 6' 1" height in the front, and 6'4" in the back. I built my kitchen in the front, but I am 5' 9" so no problem standing.

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Old 08-06-2018, 04:58 PM   #10
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We have one here in Montana. We drove up to Delta last year and had them install. Itís a 28Ē deluxe so with liner and reflectix insulation. Itís really solid and works really well for our setup. Ended up at around 4700 with onstall windows and export paperwork done! Donít really know why more people donít have them.
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