Newbie choice

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  1. Cashew

    Cashew Read Only Funster

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    Hi,
    I'm hoping to buy a small campervan in the next month or so. (either bongo or granvia conversion) Am unsure about getting a raising roof version or permanent hi top type.
    Any major disadvantages with the reimo type of raising roof?

    Great site bty
    Cashew
     
  2. Popeye

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    Hi cashew :welcomefunster: The fixed high roof offers
    1. better standing headroom instantly
    2. Often more cabinets
    3. The ability to tie down to the roof rack if fitted.
    4. More light.
    5. Less mechanism (potential problems)
    6. Better insulation

    The raising roof offers.
    1. Greater fuel economy
    2. Better aesthetics (opinion)
    3. Fits in more car parks
    4. Lower centre of Gravity (less roll)

    I've owned both. I have a preference for the raising roof. My son currently has the fixed roof VW Trident by Autosleeper, which comes in both guises and I can see the advantages.

    Hope this helps . . .Griff:thumb:



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  3. Hayleylulu

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    HI and welcome am sure some one will be a long soon to give advies
     
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    movan Funster Life Member

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    Full Moon has a bongo, I think. Why don't you pm him as he probably hasn't seen the thread.:thumb:
     
  5. icantremember

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    Hi Cashew :welcomefunster:

    With a name like that you must be a real nut so you should fit in well on this site....most members are well and truly nuts.:BigGrin:

    Sorry I can't help with info on your van choice but I have no doubt somebody will be knowledgeable on the subject.
     
  6. Cashew

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    Thanks for all the advice,
    I'll probably just have to get inside the vans and take it from there before I choose. I think it's going to be a compromise somewhere, I need the extra storage of a hard top but for everyday use a lift top would be my choice.

    Been reading the forums, very friendly and helpful folks here, (no signs of selling lucky heather and putting curses on ppl) :BigGrin:

    I think campervan life must be for a nut like me :Wink:

    Thanks again
    Cashew
     
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    Bless you! . . . .:Laughing:
     
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