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Old 07-17-2019, 10:59 AM   #11
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Was thinking of a high top with an extending bed before we switched to the pop top route. Our plan was to use interlocking pieces of wood to act as a slide. This being the motivation: https://gnomadhome.com/diy-van-build-pullout-bed-frame/

Are you planning on having any rear drawers or putting the mtbs on a slide?
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Old 07-17-2019, 11:08 AM   #12
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Are you planning on having any rear drawers or putting the mtbs on a slide?
Yes the mtb slide is done. I'll be taking out the seatpost/saddles so that I get a few more inches of headroom. I've also put up new wall paneling over the exiting utility ply. The bed build is delayed until I'm back from EAA Oshkosh in a couple weeks.

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Old 07-17-2019, 11:12 AM   #13
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The silicone between my 3 month old fiberine top and windshield is peeling already. Should i just trim it? there's another 4" of silicone under the flange.

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Old 07-17-2019, 11:15 AM   #14
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Does Fiberine recommend a specific adhesive for mounting the top?
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Old 07-17-2019, 11:17 AM   #15
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Does Fiberine recommend a specific adhesive for mounting the top?
Fiberine did the install and they used CR Lawrence Silicone Sealant 33S.
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Old 07-26-2019, 01:29 AM   #16
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I used a polyurethane caulking/adhesive by “Sikaflex” - on my high top and it bonds well to the paint if it is sanded first and cleaned off before applying the caulking. It comes in basic colors like white, grey, black, tan, etc...
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Old 07-26-2019, 09:02 AM   #17
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Silicone does not weather well in direct sunlight. Not sure why any professional would have used silicone for your application.

I used Sikaflex 521 UV Resistant LM Polyurethane Sealant to caulk the perimeter of the top after installing it.

Sikaflex 221 Adhesive was used to glue the top to the roof of the van.
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Old 08-06-2019, 01:09 PM   #18
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I self installed my 30" camper top. At the recommendation of Fiberine, I used silicone between the flange and the roof, and (my own decision) used loctite pl marine polyurethane sealant around the edge.

After 20k miles of rather abusive travel around South America, the top remains well sealed.

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Old 08-26-2019, 07:07 PM   #19
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Starting to get some more projects done. I did the grab handle install that Hammerhome wrote up. I figured out how to use albums here but the rotation is meesed up now http://www.sportsmobileforum.com/for...-up-12665.html





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Old 08-27-2019, 08:59 AM   #20
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We did the bed over storage, but supported from the floor not the sides. How high do you need to clear the bikes?
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