It's a fiberine 24" bubble top.
"hey look at me look at me, no one is around and there is a ton of expensive camera equipment and electronics in here"Exactly.
The theory is that while we will still stick out without graphics, people won't feel comfortable approaching us saying "hey, I follow you on YouTube" or "hey, what's the more we explore?" We'd like to find a balance between good marketing and privacy.
Definitely a balance between wanting to meet new people, share overlanding with them, etc....and not advertising all the awesome gear you have inside."hey look at me look at me, no one is around and there is a ton of expensive camera equipment and electronics in here"
I laughed out loud at xpedition overland when they said "we chose the hidden winch mount to keep things low key"; then put the biggest double rear swing out tire carrier on the market on every vehicle along with matching full wrap graphics.
No one asked me what my RTT was on the land cruiser but in the short time I had it on my frontier I had tons of strangers walk up and start asking questions.
The struggle is real.
HeyThe van is pretty light inside. We have the top (240 lbs), (2) 30lb bikes, (2) 25 lb packrafts, then about 100-150 lbs of extra stuff. So I'd say about 500 lbs of cargo. The Airstream is rated at 8800 lbs GVWR, but we don't think we're anywhere near that weight since we don't have much heavy stuff in it. Last time we weighed it it was 6500lbs empty. I highly doubt we have 2300 lbs of stuff in here. We need to weigh it again now that we have it all loaded up. Airstreams tow extremely well. A stock dually cummins would be the ideal way to tow an Airstream, but I don't see us ever going back to a truck after having the utiliity of a van.
These tops aren't like Westy tops, they are multiple layers, plywood and 2x6 reinforced and I think his has a reverse flange (more material still). The ones I've worked with you can jump up and down on quite safely. They do weigh a couple hundred pounds, I've never had one significantly effect a Ujoint vans handling though.Hey
The Top made of fiberglass weights 240ibs??? Really?
Here we have thousands of VW buses and bigger LTs with similar glasfibre tops. Easy to carry by 2 people. So estimated eight 20-30kg, ~50ibs.
Sure it's not made of thick steel?