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PostPosted: Tue Jun 13, 2017 9:31 am    Post subject: Re: Official High-roof Thread Reply with quote

chenkiu wrote:
How are the stock heaters, I noticed a lot of praise for the Propex heaters. The one in my van I have not seen or noticed when looking at Westes. is that a european style one?

I have no idea what brand heater you have, but it looks like one of the RV type furnaces. It most likely runs off the propane tank instead of petrol or diesel like some of the Westy heaters.

I would wait and see how it works before deciding to change. The biggest problem I foresee might be getting replacement parts if it breaks down. If it is shot there are many RV/marine style furnaces available you could replace it with, it will depend on fitment.
The Propex is always an option, but again, a RV type may be a better fit with what you already have. Depends on whether you want to keep the vents on the outside of the van. Personally I'm not a fan of the big open vents of that style heater (and fridge) and would consider welding up those openings and using lower profile options. (Truckfridge or chest type fridge, Propex, etc.)
All depends on money. You can easily spend a couple thousand making those changes.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 15, 2017 10:46 am    Post subject: Re: Official High-roof Thread Reply with quote

Ya, Ill be checking every nook and cranny once I get the van...can't wait!

For anybody interested, here's some Carthago brochures:

http://www.vwpix.org/T3/Prospekte/deutschland/reisemobile/Carthago/index.html

and price lists here:

http://www.vwpix.org/T3/Preislisten/deutschland/Reisemobile/Carthago/index.html
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 04, 2017 1:56 pm    Post subject: Re: Official High-roof Thread Reply with quote

New option coming from Canada available now
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 9:58 pm    Post subject: Re: Official High-roof Thread Reply with quote

Any folks on this thread have any experience with or thoughts on the Fiberine Bubble top (https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=427052)? The aesthetic doesn't bother me. I'm looking at converting my 7 passenger to a hightop through them. It'd be great to get standing room specs and to hear about how it weathers over time.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 10:06 pm    Post subject: Re: Official High-roof Thread Reply with quote

jleftbrane wrote:
New option coming from Canada available now

Can you give us more information on this product?
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 10:54 pm    Post subject: Re: Official High-roof Thread Reply with quote

Michael4104 wrote:
jleftbrane wrote:
New option coming from Canada available now

Can you give us more information on this product?


Curious what the standing height is.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 11:13 pm    Post subject: Re: Official High-roof Thread Reply with quote

Here is my contribution to this thread, a hightop Reimo and GL syncro. I might add a hightop to the syncro someday..
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:26 am    Post subject: Re: Official High-roof Thread Reply with quote

Michael4104 wrote:
jleftbrane wrote:
New option coming from Canada available now

Can you give us more information on this product?

For sure, what would you like to know? Here are som pics of a couple recent installs

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:27 am    Post subject: Re: Official High-roof Thread Reply with quote

Type17 wrote:
Michael4104 wrote:
jleftbrane wrote:
New option coming from Canada available now

Can you give us more information on this product?


Curious what the standing height is.


6'2" at the lowest point...
check out Coast Mountain Hightops on Facebook for more info
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:36 am    Post subject: Re: Official High-roof Thread Reply with quote

Those look very similar to the Getaway Van tops. Is that a similar mold? I like those tops.


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https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=560970

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Here's a much better photo.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:37 am    Post subject: Re: Official High-roof Thread Reply with quote

jleftbrane wrote:
Type17 wrote:
Michael4104 wrote:
jleftbrane wrote:
New option coming from Canada available now

Can you give us more information on this product?


Curious what the standing height is.


6'2" at the lowest point...
check out Coast Mountain Hightops on Facebook for more info

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:41 am    Post subject: Re: Official High-roof Thread Reply with quote

joetiger wrote:
Those look very similar to the Getaway Van tops. Is that a similar mold? I like those tops.


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https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=560970


If you want a get-away do it with a Coast Mountain Hightop Wink

You have a good eye, It's VERY similar. And produced at a higher quality
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 14, 2017 3:20 am    Post subject: Re: Official High-roof Thread Reply with quote

Any idea where to get roof window replacement for Reimo hightop in Europe?
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:02 am    Post subject: Re: Official High-roof Thread Reply with quote

Oh boy!
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:24 am    Post subject: Re: Official High-roof Thread Reply with quote

Oh boy? Someone stacked 5 tops onto a van without strapping them down and then hit the freeway. It's no surprise that one flew off the stack. If there was justice it would have landed on the idiot who thought that was a good idea.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:42 am    Post subject: Re: Official High-roof Thread Reply with quote

Is that Russia? They're kinda crazy over there.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:33 pm    Post subject: Re: Official High-roof Thread Reply with quote

?Waldo? wrote:
Oh boy? Someone stacked 5 tops onto a van without strapping them down and then hit the freeway. It's no surprise that one flew off the stack. If there was justice it would have landed on the idiot who thought that was a good idea.

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You’re not giving them any credit for strapping the van to the truck. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:22 am    Post subject: Re: Official High-roof Thread Reply with quote

Anyone in the Portland, OR area have a Coast Mountain High Top that I could see in person? A possible trip up to BC this month probably isn't happening for me, then I get into a bunch of other travel, and I'd like to sort out whether I'd like one or not before doing some other work in between the trips.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 3:24 pm    Post subject: Re: Official High-roof Thread Reply with quote

jimf909 wrote:
?Waldo? wrote:
Oh boy? Someone stacked 5 tops onto a van without strapping them down and then hit the freeway. It's no surprise that one flew off the stack. If there was justice it would have landed on the idiot who thought that was a good idea.

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You’re not giving them any credit for strapping the van to the truck. :D

There is no "associative property" with strapping.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2018 8:35 am    Post subject: Re: Official High-roof Thread Reply with quote

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You’re not giving them any credit for strapping the van to the truck. Very Happy

There is no "associative property" with strapping.

LOL!! Very Happy Cool Awesome.
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