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Old 09-29-2017, 10:29 PM   #31
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Fork hit it on the head. They've raised prices about 50% since I last looked. (Which, incidentally, is more than a 50% premium over a Sportsmobile top.)
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Old 09-30-2017, 05:08 PM   #32
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Fork hit it on the head. They've raised prices about 50% since I last looked. (Which, incidentally, is more than a 50% premium over a Sportsmobile top.)
"About $9,000 with bed and power" -- sportsmobile PH web page

CCV is about $9200 with bed and power and paint match.
CCV offers an "arctic" canvas kit (not an option from SMB) for an addition $900.
(source: my current invoice)

I didn't take price of the top as a significant factor in my decision,
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Old 09-30-2017, 05:12 PM   #33
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"About $9,000 with bed and power" -- sportsmobile PH web page

CCV is about $9200 with bed and power and paint match.
CCV offers an "arctic" canvas kit (not an option from SMB) for an addition $900.
(source: my current invoice)

I didn't take price of the top as a significant factor in my decision,

CCV website now says $12,800, includes options mentioned above.
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Old 09-30-2017, 05:41 PM   #34
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^ This. https://www.coloradocampervan.com/the-pop-top

I can't tell if the comparison is apples-to-apples because the SMB at $9K is power; while that CCV link only says "full remote functionality."

Does anyone know if the $12,800 includes power or if it's an upcharge?

Not that I have a horse in this race. I'm waiting to see what MG comes up with. If it's as clean, well thought out and functional as the rest of his work, I'm in.
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Old 09-30-2017, 05:50 PM   #35
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When I ordered my top there wasn't a non power option.

He used a winch remote on my setup, which I'm sure would work the same with a smb top.
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Old 09-30-2017, 06:16 PM   #36
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Ok so a $3,800 premium. 42%.

I guess in the end it comes down to whether the wider bed, insulation, vent fan, dual capacity battery, Yakima tracks and USB port are worth $3,800 plus a poor communication kicker for you.
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Old 09-30-2017, 07:10 PM   #37
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Not saying it changes your percentages, but dont forget bigger windows, more ceiling, height and the storage space above the front seats.

Space in a van is at a premium. All the wasted space above front seats is one of the main reasons I went ccv. Yes customer service was lacking, but end product was what I was after. Not customer service. Been using our top for 3+ years. Still happy with my decision.
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Old 10-01-2017, 09:39 AM   #38
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Since CCV is struggling to meet the demand I think it would be a wise move for him to think about licensing a shop on each coast to install his product. it would take some of the pressure off, still provide him with some of the profit, and likely get him a substantial increase in customers who do not want to make the road trip out for installation.
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Since CCV is struggling to meet the demand I think it would be a wise move for him to think about licensing a shop on each coast to install his product. it would take some of the pressure off, still provide him with some of the profit, and likely get him a substantial increase in customers who do not want to make the road trip out for installation.
Just a thought.
This is what Cardiff campervan in Cali does, install CCV tops and does CCV build outs. He's a one man production team so volume isn't much and doesn't really net CCV much...
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Over 12K now? That's insane. I paid half that for my CCV top only a few years ago. If you take a bone stock Ford van, from practically any year, subtracting the insane worth of 7.3's nowadays, there is hardly one out there that is worth the price of this top.
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