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High top or pop top?

HECKY
27-04-09, 17:32
After having a great weekend at Lobb fields, I couldn't help thinking that my life would be that little bit easier if i had either a pop top or a high top. With a mrs and 2 kids in tow (9 & 1. all girls :eek: ) It does get a bit cramped in the multivan, and... there is no room to make a cup of tea.
So, bearing in mind i don't use the van every day, can you give me your experiences/views/opinions of either of these.

Pics of sleeping/furniture arrangements would also be good.

Many thanks.

Luke

Paxo
27-04-09, 17:34
Need plenty of room for the empty cider bottles LOL:LOL:

johneames
27-04-09, 17:44
It's gotta be a pop-top Luke, your van is a beaut and would be a shame to spoil the lines. Besides which, I think a pop-top will add the same value as you spend on it but not sure about a high top.

HECKY
27-04-09, 17:59
Cheers Paxo :*

Thanks for that John but will be selling the multi to buy a LWB :confused:

vwaddict
27-04-09, 18:31
still a pop top .high tops are ugly and best kept for ice cream vans

and definatly should have project 2s fitted

HECKY
28-04-09, 20:53
anymore opinions?

muddyhell
28-04-09, 21:02
Theres a nice 2001 Black 2.5 LWB on ebay at the mo with a pop top fitted..just needs an interior sorted..good price and if i had the dosh it'll be sat out the back of my place..T:

plenty of room for some side furniture and a decent R'n'R bed for you guys and slide the girls up top for bed...

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=270370923656&_trkparms=tab%3DWatching

:ILU:

HECKY
28-04-09, 21:08
cheers Chris. pm'd him but no reply yet.

snigvan
28-04-09, 21:10
We've gone Reimo poptop.
Love it. Low so now height restriction/mpg issues. Much more height than HT I think.
I slept up in it at Big Bang with my brother down below & that worked a treat. Family will be 5yr old & me up top, 1yr old & Anthea below.
Not cheap (3k ish) but worth it allready.
In terms of Hight top advantages, it seams storage is the main thing.
Hope this helps.
Some photos in my build see sig below.

m4rty2472
28-04-09, 21:21
Cheers Paxo :*

Thanks for that John but will be selling the multi to buy a LWB :confused:

What you after for it Hecky? Maybe chat about it a W/End or at Bakers Arms on Monday?

Marty

slimbo
29-04-09, 18:43
i am six foot tall and if i had a poptop i would have to keep raising the roof to move around the van..
the hightop has drawbacks tho, it is prevented from entering a lot of car parks ..
and some think its ugly.

but it has benefits , no need to continually stoop and its warmer ....storage is great for a small van as part of the roof space can be used..

i made the right decision for me but in the end its a personal decision..T:

HECKY
29-04-09, 18:56
You have PM MartyT:

Slimbo, I'm 6ft 2. would there be enough space in a high top?

mickandkerri
29-04-09, 19:08
pop ups are expensive and tent like. for a decent fibre glass top then aztec campers in swansea do the best looking ones ,especially for a long wheel base.Just depends on your money and preferences.check them out.;)

T4Tomass
29-04-09, 19:17
still a pop top .high tops are ugly and best kept for ice cream vans

and definatly should have project 2s fitted

High tops are not ugly:no
Great having the extra room, good for storage:cool:
http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t68/tom74_photo/100_1207.jpg
Stripey bonnets are uglyI:

Captain Chaos
29-04-09, 19:22
Pop top uses less fuel and much cheaper on Ferry's ( Miss our old Renault pop top, shhh.... just keep that too oursleves) :D

HECKY
29-04-09, 19:23
Thanks for that, do you have any pics of the inside please?

HECKY
29-04-09, 19:29
Pop top uses less fuel and much cheaper on Ferry's ( Miss our old Renault pop top, shhh.... just keep that too oursleves) :D

Good point dude :confused: :confused: :confused:

T4Tomass
29-04-09, 19:57
http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t68/tom74_photo/100_0601.jpg
http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t68/tom74_photo/100_0598.jpg
http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t68/tom74_photo/100_0599.jpg
Got red vinyl seat covers now, we love it, we would always have a high top. Hope the pictures help. Used to have a lwb renault trafic high top camper too, again great with all the extra room. We always have loads of stuff with us though when we go away plus 2 dogs. No faffing putting up the pop top, plus the cupboards in the high top bit and the huge bit above the cab for storage. Have had a pop top in the past but always had to put it down at night because it was too cold and in the morning too lightT:

HECKY
29-04-09, 20:13
That's great, thank's for that. love the interior!!!!

T4Tomass
30-04-09, 20:39
Thanks, glad you like itT:

HECKY
30-04-09, 20:42
I'm still undecided :confused: :confused: :confused:

HECKY
30-04-09, 20:52
:eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:

Russt4
30-04-09, 21:01
Just found you the ultimate bus Luke, right up your street just needs 22" rims

Ebay 250413407378T:

Russt4
30-04-09, 21:04
This one is even better 200334523639Rasp:

HECKY
30-04-09, 21:09
That's bigger than my house :eek:

Scooterdoc
30-04-09, 21:21
Pop top, call Ian from Pop a top conversions in Torquay , roof and bed fitted for a grand less than a reimo one, and it's very similar , pm me if you want contact details