RV News RVBusiness 2021 Top 10 RVs of the Year, plus 56 additional debuts and must-see units → ×

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-12-2020, 06:11 PM   #1
Junior Member
Join Date: Jan 2020
Posts: 3
Circles on top of the pop top with worn gaskets


Excuse me if this has been discussed, I am still learning my way around this forum.

I just bought a 2007 e250 sportsmobile. I noticed that there were some circular things on the top of the pop top with aging gaskets.
What is the purpose of the bolts on top of the fiberglass top and should I be concerned about replacing the gaskets?

Does anybody have installation recommendations for racks on top of the fiberglass top?


bkubit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2020, 07:39 PM   #2
Senior Member
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: San Clemente, CA
Posts: 1,275
You need the pop top "T" nuts and gaskets. They hold it all together and bolt the fiberglass to the metal pop top mechanism. They are known to wear out after a while.

For a rack, I like yakima cross bars with "wide body" brackets. It's pretty light and can hold a variety of things. Remember, you have to raise and lower everything on the roof, so you want to keep it light.

Grampswrx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2020, 11:45 PM   #3
Senior Member
Join Date: May 2015
Location: ree-know, nuh-vah-duh
Posts: 211
options for replacing the "circles" and gaskets on the top = https://www.sportsmobileforum.com/fo...-top-6987.html
2006 E350 4x4 SMB: 6.0L-5R110-Atlas-D60-D60-yada-yada-yada
unreng is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Sportsmobile SIP or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:15 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.