Username:    Password:        Click Here to Signup     Forgotten Password
Main Menu
· Home
· Forum
ONLINE_EL15

Username:

Password:


Remember me

[ Signup ]
[ Forgot password? ]



Members: 2888
Newest member: kasselbus
Poll

I would like a mobile version of the FMBC site, even if it meant losing ALL data and starting over.

Yes, it is uber important.

No, leave it as is please.

I am on the fence.

This poll is restricted to members only

Votes: 39
Previous polls
Online
Members: 1

Click To Show - Guests: 10

Last Seen

allthewayalive Tue 11:51
SusieBear Tue 11:24
shaggydoc Tue 11:07
KMT Tue 10:28
mrcamp Tue 10:04

Newest Members

kasselbus Fri 16:41
Mfemenel Thu 05:20
seawolf06 Thu 11:21
Ratt Mon 18:20
thewalkingdude Sun 18:59
Moon Phase
CURRENT MOON
July 2015
Entries this month: 9

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
12*4
567891011
12131415161718
*******
*2728293031
Upcoming Events
Chatbox
You must be logged in to post comments on this site - please either log in or if you are not registered click here to signup


bullet Collie
04 Jul : 07:21AM
I guess it must be important!
bullet Dixie
30 Jun : 10:52AM
why all the icons on the calendar for HCBF?
bullet bumblebee
21 Jun : 10:53AM
HAPPY FATHERS DAY!!!!
bullet 1977_L63H_P27
06 Jun : 02:04PM
Come on down to Naturalbus...the water's fine :
bullet bumblebee
23 May : 03:41PM
Kris, If your drive in night doesn't work out come down to mine in Sept. I would love for the family to be there.
bullet SweetPea77
20 May : 08:04PM
Who would be interested in going to a VW drive-in movie night and watch Herbie? It may have to be on a Sunday evening. It would be in Henderson, NC
bullet SweetPea77
20 May : 08:00PM
Can NOT wait for Natural Bus. It will be my son's first. My bus is prepped, cleaned up and waiting.
bullet bumblebee
18 May : 08:17PM
Wishing everyone a great, fun, happy and safe Memorial Day weekend.
bullet chucky
16 May : 06:17AM
Good morning monies
bullet littlebus
04 May : 07:27AM
Import specialty on rosewood drive do good

Member's Birthdays:
No birthdays today

Next birthdays
Yappymobile 7 8
WoodsyForrest 7 9
hippieman88 7 9

Link to us
Link to us
Change your fuel lines frequently!
Club Supporter


Forums
Full Moon Bus Club :: Forums :: Chit Chat :: Around the Campfire
 
<< Previous thread | Next thread >>
Pop Top Canvas for Vanagon
Moderators: TN Jed, Lickity Split, docric, sweetbus, Tom., Collie
Author Post
Royce
Sun Aug 29 2010, 08:19AM
Registered Member #266
Joined: Wed Aug 18 2010, 05:17PM
Location: Hiawassee,GA
Posts: 12

Offline offline
What company would you all recommend to buy pop top canvas from. Thank you.
Back to top
markdearing
Sun Aug 29 2010, 10:43AM
Registered Member #61
Joined: Wed Aug 11 2010, 07:02AM
Location: salem va
Posts: 3724

Offline offline
I really like the way the go westy one fits, but in saying that I have a bus depot one on my vannie . I think it came from just kampers . It fit real nice but it helped that I had the roof off to paint it. Do not get the cheap ones. later mark d

salem import service
1113 florida st
salem va 24153
540 389 8587

Back to top
DELETE
Sun Aug 29 2010, 04:01PM
Registered Member #168
Joined: Thu Aug 12 2010, 04:14PM
Location: DELELTE
Posts: 169

Offline offline
We have the cheapest Go Westy canvas. It's real nice and much thicker than the Bus Depot variety (which is also alot cheaper). We are happy with it, although, we have the grey and it did fade over the last 3 years. Whatever you get, make sure it has 3 windows as that makes a huge difference! Wish we would have gotten the hemp tent, but we needed fast and they were on backorder at the time.
Back to top
markdearing
Mon Aug 30 2010, 08:42AM
Registered Member #61
Joined: Wed Aug 11 2010, 07:02AM
Location: salem va
Posts: 3724

Offline offline
Wish we would have gotten the hemp tent

Why?? what is so special about the hemp tent?? seems to me that it would smell like old rope when it gets wet. Also seeing how a lot of these tents don't fit very well ,I would suspect the hemp being after market would probably suffer from the same pattern. Ask Phil about the bus depot one that didn't fit at BOTR last year, window screen ripped when they popped it up.
I suggest buying the best one out there , spend extra , remove the top to install it as you can get a better fit.
later md

salem import service
1113 florida st
salem va 24153
540 389 8587

Back to top
WestyCharlie1
Mon Aug 30 2010, 03:39PM

Registered Member #153
Joined: Thu Aug 12 2010, 08:17AM
Location: Blanchester Ohio
Posts: 86

Offline offline
you should get the one with three windows for sure

82 westy full camper \\\"Althea\\\"

Back to top
BoydSmith
Mon Aug 30 2010, 08:07PM

Registered Member #64
Joined: Wed Aug 11 2010, 07:06AM
Location: Elizabethton, Tennessee
Posts: 991

Offline offline
I will agree with Mark here. There are things to go cheap on but the canvas is not one of them. Have some pity on the poor sucker putting it in and if that is your have some pity on yourself. I put cheap canvasses right in the same category as cheap 1600cc mufflers. You will never regret buying the good one.
Boyd

Just remember, You are unique, just like everyone else.

Back to top
bear
Mon Aug 30 2010, 08:31PM

Registered Member #30
Joined: Tue Aug 10 2010, 11:10PM
Location: Easley, SC
Posts: 2708

Offline offline
I happen to know someone that knows how to put one of the tops on a van without breaking it. The B.D. top was alright, just have to measure before putting the first staple in it. Had we measured we would have put the top on like "Jerry" wanted to, instead of like the instructions said to. A good top would be better, but you still have to make sure it's going to fit before starting.

Good friends are like stars, you may not always see them, but they are always there.. Phil Cain 205 Old Stagecoach Rd. Easley SC 29642, 864-859-8256
Back to top
Kenny
Mon Aug 30 2010, 11:20PM

Registered Member #147
Joined: Thu Aug 12 2010, 06:58AM
Location: Fleetwood, PA
Posts: 279

Offline offline
h2obusgirl wrote ...

We have the cheapest Go Westy canvas. It's real nice and much thicker than the Bus Depot variety (which is also alot cheaper). We are happy with it, although, we have the grey and it did fade over the last 3 years. Whatever you get, make sure it has 3 windows as that makes a huge difference! Wish we would have gotten the hemp tent, but we needed fast and they were on backorder at the time.


We got the regular canvas tent ($360) instead of the acrylic tent ($460). Thats what my wife meant by cheapest. I have the later model roof with the screw in rails instead of the staples and it truly was a perfect fit. The only con is how the gray faded. I'm realistic and it has seen a lot of sun since we installed it. Just miss how nice the dark gray looked.
Back to top
GreenBus
Tue Aug 31 2010, 05:45PM

Registered Member #142
Joined: Wed Aug 11 2010, 10:13PM
Location: Lost in Oregon
Posts: 1411

Offline offline
I am having MAJOR problems with the busdepot top I am trying to install on the 1974 westy, as it went up slowly it had no problems, But as the sun started to shine and it got hot today, it pulled the staples out of the top, and the screens all tore.. what went wrong???
I was away from it for about 3 hours, no high winds, or any wind at all... I had to remove screws to get it down with out fear of it ripping more... I don't think bus depot will take it back either...


[ Edited Tue Aug 31 2010, 05:47PM ]

"Where you invest your Love, you invest your Life "

www.HippyMotorsUSA.com
On the road since 2012...
1962 GM PD4106 retired LTR charter bus.
Back to top
GreenBus
Tue Aug 31 2010, 05:48PM

Registered Member #142
Joined: Wed Aug 11 2010, 10:13PM
Location: Lost in Oregon
Posts: 1411

Offline offline
look closely at the screen


"Where you invest your Love, you invest your Life "

www.HippyMotorsUSA.com
On the road since 2012...
1962 GM PD4106 retired LTR charter bus.
Back to top
rastafoo
Tue Aug 31 2010, 08:33PM

Registered Member #125
Joined: Wed Aug 11 2010, 06:48PM
Location: Tallahassee Florida
Posts: 367

Offline offline
ouch!


'73 asi riviera camper (Janis)
'74 westfalia campmobile (Maisy)
'65 13w deluxe project (Bugga-bugga sunshine)

'Spirit is the journey, body is the bus. I am the driver, from dust to dust.'
Back to top
GreenBus
Tue Aug 31 2010, 09:32PM

Registered Member #142
Joined: Wed Aug 11 2010, 10:13PM
Location: Lost in Oregon
Posts: 1411

Offline offline
I moved this over to tech questions to avoid stealing a thread...

"Where you invest your Love, you invest your Life "

www.HippyMotorsUSA.com
On the road since 2012...
1962 GM PD4106 retired LTR charter bus.
Back to top
Kenny
Tue Aug 31 2010, 09:41PM

Registered Member #147
Joined: Thu Aug 12 2010, 06:58AM
Location: Fleetwood, PA
Posts: 279

Offline offline
Tried to embed from youtube but no luck. After 3rd edit.

Bryan aka Bassghost made this video up about his tent troubles.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=30i7dZJIJ20



[ Edited Tue Aug 31 2010, 09:51PM ]
Back to top
 

Jump:     Back to top

Syndicate this thread: rss 0.92 Syndicate this thread: rss 2.0 Syndicate this thread: RDF
Powered by e107 Forum System
Music is awesome while driving a VW, but turn it down on occasion to listen to your bus.