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tjet Thu Dec 04, 2014 2:46 pm

Does anyone here have one of these top or has seen one in person?

http://www.reimo.com/de/20200-hubdach_vw_t2_bis_7_90_superflach_weiss/

Here's another brand

http://www.sca-daecher.de/index.php?id=38


hans j Thu Dec 04, 2014 2:50 pm

Kryptkat has one on his double door panel. Haven't seen it in person but the photos look awesome.

simonslp Thu Dec 04, 2014 6:43 pm

Had one in Europe, 1999. One of the best summers of my life. Sorry about the lo-fi pictures, taken on film!

The mini popper was pretty darn nice... Stand up and do the dishes in comfort, look out at the world, lots of air and light.

Downside is the BIG lack of storage, lack of snugness when open, maybe a little flimsy eg. in a big wind, and that the sleeping is for 2 only.

Not sure id pay 1200 euros for such a thing(am I reading that link right?) - for that price I'd be looking for a Westy pop top or a hi top.








Zeitgeist 13 Thu Dec 04, 2014 10:11 pm

My old '70 Euro Westfalia had one of those. Very nice for stretching your legs in private, while letting in fresh air. It's too bad they weren't more popular over here.


Jake de Villiers Thu Dec 04, 2014 10:25 pm

Does anybody have a photo of that T3 submarine hatch open?

ZsZ Fri Dec 05, 2014 3:49 am

for pictures google "t3 pilzdach"

Syncroincity Fri Dec 05, 2014 4:16 am




There's a good video of the installation in the build of this black beast... this is part 3 of 10, install starts at 2:50. (That's Bernd Jaeger in the video)


Jake de Villiers Fri Dec 05, 2014 9:02 am

Thanks, Syncity! That's cute. Its like the early submarine hatch - useful but limited. :)

dkoesyncro Fri Dec 05, 2014 5:45 pm

Funny this came up. I live next to an operation called dubbox USA. They make a split window trailer and splitty van furniture for the affluent. I walked in interested in reproducing these for the US market. As soon as the small talk was done and the purpose of my interestthings got really uncomfortable and awkward. I learned they too are interested in bringing these to us... I wish they were more friendly and humble, clearly more interested in the green then th VW, the only one in the parking lot was mine. NorthAmerican Campers would you bring these to us?

kryptkat Tue Jan 13, 2015 9:27 pm

I am really surprised that no one in the States sells these poptops. I had to purchase mine from Remio but Remo does not ship outside of Germany so I had to go through a middle man and a 3rd man to ship it to the states. My motto is "whatever that van wants, the van gets".

Anyhow after arriving the instructions were in German so none of the body shops around my area wants anything to do with it. My wife and I had to type the whole instruction manual onto Google Translate and figure it out. After reading the instructions several times, I didn't think it should be too difficult to install. So with a jigsaw and some simple tools in hand, I went at it.

Package unwrapped.


Pop says measure twice and cut once.


Time to cut'




The hinges can actually be the template itself.


Clamp and drill.


Almost there.


Voila, done and its that easy!


Inside.


The kit does come with finish trimming pieces but I didn't use it.


Beautiful fit and finish.


It took me a weekend to complete the installation by myself. The top weighs less than 50lbs and the quality craftsmanship is top notch. I am very happy with this kit, a bit pricy but that's all relative. Good luck in your search and PM if you have any questions or would like a copy of the instructions in English. -Cheers.

tjet Tue Jan 13, 2015 9:49 pm

Wow - looks great.

How much stand up head room do you get now?

Is there lights on the inside, or is that just a reflection?

8)

hans j Tue Jan 13, 2015 10:03 pm

I'm headed to Germany in August, maybe I'll poke around and try to find some :D We don't use the pop top often, but would be nice to have a little section to stand up in! I already have a full westy interior ready for another van.

vw4wd Fri Jan 16, 2015 7:21 am

Kryptkat,
can I ask a couple of questions about your roof kit, please?

In your original photo of the kit in the box, you show the items for trimming around the hole in the van roof. Namely, curved wooden strips, a plastic strip and the 'rubber' 'C' section trim. Although you go on to say you haven't installed these parts could you please advise whether the instructions say that the wood should go above or below the VW roof skin?

Also, could I second Tjet's question about what the standing height is with the roof raised. I have been interested in this roof type but the ones I have seen installed in the UK are not tall enough for me. However, I am 6'4" so they will probably suit most people!

tencentlife Fri Jan 16, 2015 11:46 am

Pilzdach, Hubdach, whatever you want to call it, I've long wanted one for my rig.

I emailed Reimo and a UK dealer with no reply from either. I contacted their listed US dealer, http://www.eurocampers.com/, and this was their reply:

"We would not be able to offer any roof products from Reimo. They will only ship these to certified installers. I do not believe there are any in the US."

Meanwhile SCA appears to make their own version:

http://www.sca-daecher.de/index.php?id=3&L=1

p/n SCA-08, on this pdf:

http://www.sca-daecher.de/fileadmin/user_upload/dokumente/sca_Hubdaecher_en_pop_up_roofs.pdf

No SCA US dealers listed.

If anyone figures out how to import these, put me on your list. Mike and I talked a bit about designing and building our own, which makes it Project #378 on the wanna-build list.

Christopher Schimke Fri Jan 16, 2015 12:17 pm

tencentlife wrote: ... which makes it Project #378 on the wanna-build list.


Jeez, good to know that I'm not the only one in that club!

hans j Fri Jan 16, 2015 1:00 pm

If you guys find one before me, I can bring it back in my treasure chest ;) Then put me on the list for a reproduction

newfisher Fri Jan 16, 2015 1:04 pm

tencentlife wrote: Pilzdach, Hubdach, whatever you want to call it, I've long wanted one for my rig.

I emailed Reimo and a UK dealer with no reply from either. I contacted their listed US dealer, http://www.eurocampers.com/, and this was their reply:

"We would not be able to offer any roof products from Reimo. They will only ship these to certified installers. I do not believe there are any in the US."

Meanwhile SCA appears to make their own version:

http://www.sca-daecher.de/index.php?id=3&L=1

p/n SCA-08, on this pdf:

http://www.sca-daecher.de/fileadmin/user_upload/dokumente/sca_Hubdaecher_en_pop_up_roofs.pdf

No SCA US dealers listed.

If anyone figures out how to import these, put me on your list. Mike and I talked a bit about designing and building our own, which makes it Project #378 on the wanna-build list.

I think with Kryptcat's skills and documentation, he could become a US installer! Maybe a little side biz?

tjet Fri Jan 16, 2015 3:23 pm

tencentlife wrote: Pilzdach, Hubdach, whatever you want to call it, I've long wanted one for my rig.

I emailed Reimo and a UK dealer with no reply from either. I contacted their listed US dealer, http://www.eurocampers.com/, and this was their reply:

"We would not be able to offer any roof products from Reimo. They will only ship these to certified installers. I do not believe there are any in the US."

Meanwhile SCA appears to make their own version:

http://www.sca-daecher.de/index.php?id=3&L=1

p/n SCA-08, on this pdf:

http://www.sca-daecher.de/fileadmin/user_upload/dokumente/sca_Hubdaecher_en_pop_up_roofs.pdf

No SCA US dealers listed.


I emailed this company below for the SCA 08 roof:
http://www.eclipsecustomcampers.com/

They quoted around 1300 incl VAT delivered to UK only, but they will ship to a residence.

I have a friend that lives in the UK. When I'm ready to get one, it's going to his house, & he will then send me a nice gift 8)

boof1306 Fri Jan 16, 2015 4:02 pm

I am surprised so many want these as I cant see a big increase in functionality over a tin top. They don't give you extra sleeping berths. Likewise no storage as a hightop might afford. I do the dishes outside which leaves being able to stand up while getting dressed, not a big deal.
Enlighten me what is the big attraction?

tjet Sat Jan 17, 2015 5:11 am

It's nice to have a stand up area in a vehicle when camping. My main idea is to install a DIY portable shower something like this...

http://popuptimes.com/?p=787

With one of these...

http://www.coleman.com/product/hot-water-on-demand...LpLwy4yMrU

While something like this could be used as a shower water collection pan, & storage for the shower gear when not in use...

http://www.lowes.com/pd_44066-61896-44066_42947132...facetInfo=

Not that you couldn't add a shower into a westy. I just don't need the extra sleeping area, nor the extra weight. Since it's fairly low profile, maybe a gas saver over a westy top...



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