Re: Switching a pop top to high top?
I would call Sportsmobile TX and CA for quotes as well as getting quotes from other providers. I am happy with the Voyager top that I have, but the person who normally installs the tops was not at TX the day I arrived (I prepaid ~$4,500? and made an appointment and drove from CA* so they knew I was coming and what I was coming for). As a result, my headliner was not cut the nicest. Additionally, the top developed leaks from driven rain along the lower front edge where it mates to the van roof.
Here's the deal: Start a thread on how to install a high top and/or what to tell your installer to do when installing a high top. Insist on their best installer and then let them know that you insist on being present and watching the installation.
I work on my van myself now because nobody ever cares as much about your investment as you do.
Yes, I could have had the leak repaired under warranty at SMB Fresno, CA (3 hours away, one way) if I called SMB TX and got authorization to have the warranty work done by SMB Fresno, CA. Would you consider that plus the 3 hour one way drive a hassle? I did and as a result plan to fix it to my standards (likely with butyl rubber) one of these Summer weeks/months.
* I thought I wanted the Cruiser top, which SMB Fresno, CA did not have but SMB TX had. When I saw them side by side at SMB TX I opted for the Voyager top, which of course I could have gotten at anytime at SMB Fresno, CA.
2002 E350 ext.; 160K; 7.3L; 4R100 (w/4x4 deep pan & filter); 4x4 conv. w/2007 F250/F350 coil frnt axle (oppos. dual Bilstein press. shocks cured DW) diff chg from 3.55 to 3.73 (bad!); BW1356 t.c. (bad!); LT265/70R17/E Michelin LTX M/S2; Engel MT60 Combi Fridge-Freezer; 4 BP 380J pv panels; Auragen 5kw AC gen. in top alt. position; Webasto Dual-Top; Voyager top. 1995 5.8L EB Bronco, bone stock.