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PostPosted: Thu Jun 10, 2010 10:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well maybe it will work. I was assuming a 6' bed and it flips open the same length but I didn't account for the extra overhang over the roof. The length might actually work. I can't get a length from the A/T website right now but here is how they are installed- http://www.safaripacific.com/vehicles_mx2.php?x=flippac&page=2
Since they mount on the bed rails something would have to be made for it to work.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 11, 2010 8:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jon_slider wrote:

other options include roof mounted tents like the Maggiolina for about $3000
http://www.autohomeus.com/rooftop/maggiolinaAirlander.php


I like the roof top tent idea! I have a syncro that I'm putting a TDI into. I also parted a westy including the top (top cut off at pillars for now), but I am dreading the pop top cutting/welding/painting process.

I have this nice rack on my 2wd now that I'd like to put on the syncro when it is together. I built a deck for it this week for car shows. One of those big roof top tents could be fitted to this and then the rest is available for cargo. Hmmm.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 02, 2011 1:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Go with the Popular Mechanics design. Use 1"thick urethane foam with 2 layers of fiberglass cloth inside and out. A company called Quincy-Lynn did several alternate fuel vehicles with this method. They also had 2 designs and plans packages for their bodies on modified VW bus chassis. Try googling Quincy-Lynn and see what comes up. You might find something on line on Popular Mechanics web site. These plans came out in the late 60's early 70's. Just some ideas to explore. Good Luck!
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 03, 2011 6:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Weird I was at a buddys place a month ago and he was saying the same thing with all the storage in the doka a slide in truck camper just makes sense.. the plan was to use a 1980's shortbox version build up the sides and put 4 anchor point in the bed piece of cake
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 12:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

still dreaming Smile

found this one

http://www.vw-bulli.de/no-cache/de/galerien/t3-bis...abine.html


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 12:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

and thisone

http://www.busfreunde.de/read.php?1,770933

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 2:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Does anyone have the name of the manufacturer of these?
They look like the perfect type for my needs. Would be nice to see some pictures of the inside, and how it's attached to the car.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 2:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's another one that looks interesting. I like the idea of a popup roof to save height.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 11:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd love to see interior shots of any of these.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 11:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This may be an interesting way to make a 1-off demountable camper.

http://www.rqriley.com/frp-foam.htm

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 1:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's one I thought looked cool that I saw in Germany. Huge though, and this guy is running a 1.6TD...

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This is a creative solution...
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This one looks borrowed from another truck...
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 1:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

5th wheel anyone?

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 15, 2011 1:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

MKIII iz KING wrote:
5th wheel anyone?

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Is that yours mk3?
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 15, 2011 5:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

unfortunately it is not.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 16, 2011 1:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I met this German couple while in The Yukon who were travelling in this LT 4x4 camper
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The camper's manufacturer is on a decal in one of the photos. Their website showing their travels was on a decal on the back: mankei-travels.com
I know it's not T3 but it might give you some ideas or at least inspire.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 18, 2011 8:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

more of that 5th wheel

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not sure how i feel about this one

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cool tent setup

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 18, 2011 9:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The most important thing to me is having a camping shell of some sort that I can easily remove myself. All the ones shown so far are very functional but heavy and in some instances butt-ugly. Aerodynamics could put the rig down to 3 mpgs (x $3.30/gal. for gas right now = Shocked ).

I ran with a nice Vindic for a while (on the doka syncro) but am back to the stock soft tilt. Not the full security of a hardshell nor the versatility but with a double airmattress topped with memory foam two can fit easily although at 6'2" I need to be angled a bit Wink .

Some have gone with a rack system and an elevated tent which is practical but again, removing a heavy rack, say to put the rig in a garage, would be hard for me.

Two adults, two kids and a dog ... go westfalia. Cool
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 16, 2014 12:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 16, 2014 12:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Flip Pac would just flip onto a roof rack. I've been looking at them for a decade. The downside is price and relative rarity in the pre-owned market. Too many ToyYoda guys to compete with.

Anyway, the stock ones in correct width from shortbed full size trucks is 2" too long. However, it is probably possible to get some custom made, if you are willing to buy new. IIRC Adventure trailers has Flip Pac build one for them which does not have side windows.

It would great if the Flip Pac flipped backwards instead behind the Doka. Then the can be additional sheltered space created like an awning.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 16, 2014 3:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i'd be afraid to take that one out on the road, high sided, probably very heavy, and sooooooooooo slooooooooooow
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