We finally watched it, and another of theirs about tiny homes, last night. The Ranger quote was awesome. I think the need to pop the top kind of gave them away. I also agree that keeping the top down usually is acceptable. Where we live, SMBs aren't even known about so we have to tell everyone that asks about the van that it has a pop top. We even explain that it pops straight up, most we have to show, then they reply with "oh, that's cool". When we talk about our trip we get wrinkled faces and comments like "you're brave, crazy and must like each other a lot". Questions like "aren't you worried about being killed, are you gonna bring a gun or what about personal space" soon follow. The local backwoods boys always give a thumbs up to the 4x4 van and don't care if it's a camper or not, right on!
That documentary just made us want to go ahead and leave today. Not having our van and it not being built out yet kind of reeled us back in.
Pop top, high top or OEM roof... get one and get out there.