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Old 06-26-2022, 06:01 PM   #21
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Those are some of the same reasons we love our similar layout. I will add the advantage of being able to prepare a meal while sitting on the gaucho when the roof is down, that and being able to look out while sitting on the gaucho with the doors open, and the awning extended, during days long rain storms prevents it from feeling claustrophobic. We love this layout for extended trips.
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Old 06-26-2022, 06:08 PM   #22
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Thanks all. Your comments have really been helpful. I hadn't even considered CCV vs. SMB pop-top issues as part of the overall layout. Keep the opinions coming.
We love getting out in our Sportsmobile. It's purchase was the best indulgence of our 7 decades lives. If we were to buy another pop-top full-size van it would be a CCV. Primarily because one can actually sit up in bed. It is wider also.

At purchase we didn't fully appreciate that Sportsmobile production is production. Production; NOT craft. A handy owner can keep up with/improve many aspects but why have to?
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There's no such thing as a "perfect" van, but this one certainly checks a lot of your boxes:

https://www.sportsmobileforum.com/fo...del-30428.html
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I hadn't even considered CCV vs. SMB pop-top issues as part of the overall layout. Keep the opinions coming.

No comparison.......CCV tops are all electric, have much wider beds, offer double insulated canvas as an option, etc.......says the guy with an SMB top.
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No comparison.......CCV tops are all electric, have much wider beds, offer double insulated canvas as an option, etc.......says the guy with an SMB top.
Double insulated canvas is standard. The additional insulation on the inside of the fiberglass top is optional.

If I can help explain the benefits of a CCV top, please ask!
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