Thanks for doing all the legwork - excited to see what happens!
I would be interested in one!Hi Ged,
How about something like this?
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I made this prototype for a friend. It seals rain out along the roof and covers the gap between the door and van body providing some covered outside space. It rolls up pretty small and goes up in about 3 minutes. My friend likes to sleep with the doors open so we made this to keep his bed dry in case it rains during the night.
I'm curious if there is any interest in Sprinterland for a rear door canopy and if so I may make more.
I think you're going to be getting this question a lot, so thanks for looking into it. Your design looks absolutely fantastic from the posted pictures. I'm very much looking forward to availability and/or final details. Like GeorgeRa, there are a number of us who have various implements on the rear doors to consider (I, for one, intend to be mounting my spare on the driver's rear door with the help of the Owl Vans mount). I think you would reach the largest market if you keep the transition from vertical (the gap where the door hinges are) to horizontal (the canopy draped over the upper door) as low-profile as possible. Either way, thanks for working on this. There really aren't many commercially available options for a quality rear canopy, and it seems like it would be awesome to have one! And thanks for keeping us updated.GeorgeRa - Regarding fit with ladder - I haven't had the chance to work with a ladder equipped van but I have studied them when I've come across one in anticipation of your question. It is possible the cover may fit if the ladder was low profile (close to the door), didn't extend much above the door and was mounted on the right hand side of the passenger side door (or left hand side of the driver door). Unfortunately I don't know for sure so would need to try it out and see if there is a possibility of getting it to fit. Probably would look a little funky/lopsided though with a ladder lump even if we could find a way to make it fit.
Count me in for the UK batch!I really like that TPLennon
would definitely be interested, depending on costs and shipping to the UK
You've clearly put a lot of time thought and effort into that
In fact, if there's sufficient interest in the UK I'd be happy to take a batch and re-distribute if it saves shipping costs. I don't mean re-sell, you would take the pre-orders and payment, discount mine by the cost to me to post the others in the UK. Should work for everyone...
Even if you don't want to do that, or if there's not enough interest here to make it worth doing, I'd still be interested in one!