We have a few Sportsmobile owners here but I think they all have the taller Sprinters.... Anyone with a poptop: help Merle out.Has anyone seen one of the completed Sportsmobil pop tops? They are not cheap... I have not seen one in person. Just wondering about quality for the long haul. Thanks, Merle
absolutely, HK, no question about that, though I haven't seen it in person. I guess I was considering the right/left brain stuff. Dr. A is clearly strongly mechanically oriented with a wonderful craftman's eye for beauty. Most who are strongly artisically oriented don't have the mechanical aptitude to do what Andy does.Those of us who have seen Andy's pop-top in person know that it is an artisan who has worked on it.
Well believe it or not I am "professional" artist. You can check me out here.Hi Artistwantab,welcome to the forum.
Andy may respond to your question but if $3,000 is what he put in his post, that's what it was... but you know he did a lot of work.
Instead of a poptop you could just get a taller Sprinter. Devote your time to being an artist instead of installing poptops.
Short roof or high you would still be upsetting the structural integrity of the roof. You could reinforce it couldn't you.Andy's is definitely a shorty. A lot of folks on this forum have installed beds that fold up against the wall. That might be a much simpler installation that would still give you plenty of room to move around?
When you cut a big hole in your roof you are upsetting structural integrity.
Short roof or high you would still be upsetting the structural integrity of the roof. You could reinforce it couldn't you.
I take it no one knows of someone doing this on a high top.
Interesting. I wonder if there is a possibility of pulling this off. I would really have to rethink the van without the poptop.I believe that in another post or maybe even in this thread itself that Dr A, says that the pop top can only go on the shorter roof sprinter because it is able to hold 600 LBS and the High roof model can only support 300 Lbs on its roof.
I may be wrong but I do remember reading that somewhere.
Edit: it is mentioned in post #14 of this thread.
Hi...just come across this thread...............great looking popper.............couple of questions please...............your pull out awning, is it secured with some sort of gutter clip or does one have to drill and bolt into the body?I though you may like these photos in this photo section as well. The 10,000 hour pop-top project is still "under construction". Working on wiring and interior. It sleeps 5 and has full dining room and kitchen with sink/running water, built-in microwave, 2 burner stove, 3-way fridge and propane central heating. These early photos do not show the installed monster sized rear side windows. One side has the awning style and the other side the slider style. Rear door windows are screened sliders as well. Doktor A
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How rapidly time passes. I have had little oppertunity over the last few years to devote to the camper project but am happy to report I set aside significant time this last winter and am very close to completion.@Worksofman: Hi, we're new to the forum and thinking of doing something similar to what you describe here for transport to art fairs. You posted in 2007 - did you finish this conversion and have you posted pics? Would love to see what you did. Thanks!
Hi Robbielu -@Worksofman: Hi, we're new to the forum and thinking of doing something similar to what you describe here for transport to art fairs. You posted in 2007 - did you finish this conversion and have you posted pics? Would love to see what you did. Thanks!
Post? Also, could you not put them on the pop top? Then when you pop the top they are already angled, just point them to the sun...I have been working on a unique stacked, slide out solar array which allows 2 full size panels to fit in the short roof section behind the pop top.