View Full Version : Questions: Pop top install options on a van
06-15-2009, 04:25 PM
I understand that this question may seem absurd to the folks that have the Sportsmobile, but I was wondering if there are other options than Sportsmobile for the DIY folks that like to put things together themselves.
I am wondering if there is an outfit that sells a pop-top style camper expansion to install on vans.
Thanks for humoring me,
06-17-2009, 02:41 AM
The only other company I know of that does a pop top is gtrv do a search for it and you will find it. I built my own because I could not afford a smb or gtrv. I started my whole project with the idea of selling it as a kit or installing them on vans and selling them. Right now I have a few to many things in my plate to start producing them but If you like mine I can offer a lot of assistance in building your own. Here is a thread of it the last few pages have the finished pictures.
06-17-2009, 03:59 PM
While I did not press the situation, I asked if GTRV would sell the parts for a DIY installation and they said no. I can only assume there is too much liability in that equation.
They did my installation and I am more than satisified with it.
They are just southeast of Vancouver BC, with the US sales rep based in California.
06-20-2009, 04:06 PM
If you like mine I can offer a lot of assistance in building your own.
Since you sort of offered ;-) By any chance would you happen to have some more detailed pictures of the install and a materials list? That was one of the best projects I've seen. Since I've mostly finished up Chris' 4x4 conversion I wouldn't mind a new project.
04-30-2011, 12:42 AM
hello just reistered want to build one for my van so i can stand up in and transport a refrigerator as well as camp have a 94 dodge caravan want to keep light as possible might have to fabricate top from fiber glass if i cant find one at junk yard is it feasible thanks love your project
05-03-2011, 07:09 PM
Some guys have taken the camper top off of a VW Eurovan and installed it on a fullsize van. There are some builds over at Sportsmobileforum that used this method.
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