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Old 08-24-2010, 07:53 PM   #11
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Re: ford and voyager top

I e-mailed fiberine and they say they only make the pictures on their website. cruiser top not among them

sportsmobile still says no longer made
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Old 08-24-2010, 08:26 PM   #12
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Re: ford and voyager top

How about a ColoradoCamperVan top?
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Old 08-24-2010, 09:11 PM   #13
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Re: ford and voyager top

i want/need hard top that can accomodate reasonable sized overhead bed for 1
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Old 08-24-2010, 09:31 PM   #14
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Re: ford and voyager top

Hey carringb,

I like the ColoradoCamperVan top.
If I had seen it over 2 years ago,
I would have got the ColoradoCamperVan top put on my van, instead of the SMB pop top.
The pop top that SMB installs is made in Canada. Not a SMB product.
The pop top is nice, although I wonder what the weight difference is,
compared to the ColoradoCamperVan top.

Anyone with the ColoradoCamperVan top, could you post some photos of the interior?

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Old 08-24-2010, 09:42 PM   #15
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Re: ford and voyager top

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Hey carringb,

I like the ColoradoCamperVan top.
If I had seen it over 2 years ago,
I would have got the ColoradoCamperVan top put on my van, instead of the SMB pop top.
The pop top that SMB installs is made in Canada. Not a SMB product.
The pop top is nice, although I wonder what the weight difference is,
compared to the ColoradoCamperVan top.

Anyone with the ColoradoCamperVan top, could you post some photos of the interior?

Peace,

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just emailed CCV for stats and pics
will advise
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Old 08-25-2010, 02:33 PM   #16
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Re: ford and voyager top

Reply from CCV
pretty cool
not an endorsment blah blah blah

Rob,
Thanks for your interest. my full pop tops usually come in around 250
pounds depending on what options you get. Our tops raise about three and a
half feet so that combined with a 12 or 16 inch roof you have more than
enough room to sit up in bed usually at least a foot taller than your head
when you sit upright in bed. We go through a lot of effort to keep the
material walls as wide as possibly this allows our upper beds to be about
8 inches wider than a smb and what they call elbow room is another 8
inches wider that combined about 8 feet of interior height gives you a
much roomier feel on the inside. Our tops are all electric we do this so
matter how much weight you put on a roof it will still go up and down.
When our tops are up they can easily support 4 people so snow load is
never an issue, neither is hardware bending. I am currently prototyping a
small pop top that will fit on any van and be very affordable it will be
in the 3 to 3500 range and weigh under 100 pounds. I attached a picture so
you can see what it will look like on a astro it is not completed,
obviously. I have not done any low profile roofs like SMB just because
once people see the raised roof they go that route. Lately I have been
working on all fixed tops like what smb calls a voyager top. Here are some
links to vans I have built.

my van
http://s127.photobucket.com/albums/p148 ... 20project/

this is Project moto van from off-road.com currently under construction
http://s127.photobucket.com/albums/p148 ... n%20Build/

part 1
http://www.off-road.com/trucks-4x4/proj ... 52497.html
part 2
http://www.off-road.com/trucks-4x4/proj ... 52588.html

more to come soon on project motovan

2007 e350 I helped build the top on this one
http://s594.photobucket.com/albums/tt24 ... 0438c9.jpg
http://s594.photobucket.com/albums/tt24 ... 694b49.jpg



Thank you for your interest in Colorado Camper Van.
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Old 08-25-2010, 03:24 PM   #17
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Re: ford and voyager top

I would wager CCV has built less than 5 tops in total, so finding an owner apart from the owner might be a little difficult. Don't get me wrong, I think it's really cool and even Sportsmobile and GTRV did their "first" top at some point.

Also, Derek is a longtime member on here and is more than welcome to become a Vendor and/or post his own phone number and information if he so chooses... which he hasn't... so...
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Old 08-25-2010, 03:56 PM   #18
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Jage,
I have not become a vendor because as most anyone that has ever started a business can tell you money does not grow on trees. Right now I am concentrating on establishing a name with my workmanship not with my advertising. I have no intentions of becoming a SMB size company I just would like to make a living building custom vans and helping do it your selfers build their vans. At the start of this year I quit my full time job and started doing this full time so yes it will take a while for me to have Pop Tops all over the country. So far I have been lucky enough to find clients that see my workmanship and lay down the money for me to build their van. By the end of this year I will have vans in CA, UT, CO, and probably MN. "I feel thats pretty good for my first year" So until then I will just keep plucking away one van at a time.
When I am comfortable spending money on the advertising I will hit you up to become a vendor. In the mean time I have to eat and pay my mortgage. So as I continue watch my pennies I hope that I can e-mail you sooner than later and tell you I am ready become a vendor on your site.
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Re: ford and voyager top

My mistake- it doesn't cost anything to be a vendor here. You just have to ask, and have a product/service that is valuable to the community. The vendor tag is an identification so when you say "You should check out CCV tops" people know you have a personal stake in the advice.

Not everybody wants to be a vendor here either- I can think of half a dozen reasons not to be, but cost is not one of them. Sorry I wasn't clear, you can always PM me for a phone number and I'll be glad to obscure the issues further!
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Sorry Jage that was probably my misunderstanding, I will drop you a pm to get with you for further information.
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