We just got our van back from CCV. Took a week to road trip home, see some of Colorado, Southern Utah and the Eastern Sierras.
When we arrived in Loveland CO at the CCV shop Derek and Mark were there and our van was prepped for the orientation. The guys were awesome, very thorough and answered all of our questions (Thanks Dudes). The top looked amazing and was bigger and better than I had expected. They even washed the van which I really appreciated.
We took a week to drive home and spend some time acquainting ourselves with the new top. First thing I noticed is that there was not one rattle or squeak when driving. Check. Second thing I noticed is that our gas mileage was not affected. Over the week long trip I was actually able to average 11.9 MPG. Good for us. Third when the top is up there is an astounding amount of room inside. The lights are great and the MaxxAir fan is a game changer.
We spent one very windy night just outside of Moab along the Colorado River. Gusts probably in the 40-50 mph range. Top popped - I was very pleased with how it handled the high wind. There was not one rattle. only the zippers moved a little bit and the entire van would sway on the suspension which was impressive.
We did some pretty aggressive trails outside of Bishop up to Coyote Flat. The top was strong during moments of high torque on the body of the van.
Overall we had an amazing time and now that we're back home we're longing to be out on the trail. Wanna thank Derek and Mark as well as Ray for all their work and input and everyone else on here who contributed to this thread. I feel that I made the right decision going with CCV.
PS: Pro-tip ----> When closing the top, keep all doors and windows closed and run the fan inside to out at 100%. This creates enough negative pressure in the cabin to suck the tent fabric inside resulting in no pinched material.
Here are a few snaps from the trip!