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Touring pop-top roof insulation

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Sun Apr 30, 2023 10:54 pm
by Simboc2004 | 686 Posts

Has anyone bought and/or tried one these insulated lengths of fabric that insulate the material around the sides of the pop top material? Just wondering if they work? As a light sleeper, I am bothered by the amount of light that comes in through the pop-top material during the very light summer months. Currently I wear an eye blind to reduce being woken up so very early...

They are somewhat pricey at the best part of £300 - and only fit post 2010 models, however I am interested in making my own - if they work...

Fixing looks to be a combination of small magnets and velcro

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RE: Touring pop-top roof insulation

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Sun Apr 30, 2023 11:00 pm
by eribaMotters | 5.356 Posts

How tall are you? I am 5' 8" and can sleep with the roof down.

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RE: Touring pop-top roof insulation

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Mon May 01, 2023 8:19 am
by Simboc2004 | 686 Posts

I'm 6' and need the roof up. I do like the ventilation you get from the fabric roof vents, just wish they'd make it in light-tight material...

They do say in the manuals that you must put the roof up to sleep in an Eriba. is that for ventilation reasons? Surely, then, the insulation kit they sell must reduce the amount of air flow? The slots in the entry door certainly provide plenty of air flow - think they may have gone in post 2010 models? And later vans than ours got a roof vent above the rear seating area, I think.


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RE: Touring pop-top roof insulation

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Mon May 01, 2023 8:39 am
by Randa france | 12.983 Posts

Hi Simon.
If you go to the picture gallery titled "Canopies, windbreaks, sunshades and towing covers" page 3, you'll see a homemade roof blind made by John Pop320.
There are 5 interesting comments below the picture.
Sorry but don't know how to give you the link on these silly little phone things. Where do you park the link address while you're typing the message?
Randa


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RE: Touring pop-top roof insulation

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Mon May 01, 2023 9:22 am
by Simboc2004 | 686 Posts

Aha! Perfect. Thanks Roger. Just what i was looking for. So hard to put just the right words into the search window to get what you want! I've copied the photo and link here for easier access.

g25p1950-Poptop-blind.html#viewport

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RE: Touring pop-top roof insulation

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Thu May 04, 2023 8:02 pm
by eribanaut | 1.228 Posts

We made one using curtain thermal insulation material, we fitted Velcro around the the upper edge as we have an 05 van with Velcro already fitted around the top and just tuck the lower edge behind the lower alloy rail, we also created a Velcro "Hatch" to match with the opening above the cooker for ventilation
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