Just thought I'd add that there is one more pop-top option:If you are interested in a poptop, unfortunately there aren't many options. Westfalia DIY conversions, Sportsmobile and CCV.
I had a Sportsmobile on a E350 frame and their poptop. I've seen the CCV poptop and I think it is a better product.
You may want to check out the Sportmobile forum (like this, not sponsored by the mfg) for more detailed and lively discussions of both poptops. Several members have upgraded? from the SMB top to the CCV.
I love poptops. It's a beautiful experience to sleep up top with all the side zipped down in a wilderness site.
It was distinctly less pleasant to sleep in a campground with a poptop. It has no noise abatement so you hear every neighbor just like you do in a tent.
Cool, in my neck of the woods. Will check them out.
Good catch Ruadhrigh. I think GTRV has been around for decades with many customers although it used to be an issue because they were Canadian based and you had some customs hassles getting them imported into the US. I saw from your link they are now bay area based which has to make things simpler.No experience. I just remember they came up when I was researching. At that time they wanted to do the full build, but they reached out later saying they were doing just tops.
Sorry to burst the bubble on another pop top option, but Van Life Customs uses CCV for their pop top option. "Black Beauty" - Vanlife Customs 144" Pop Top Sprinter 4x4 - Custom Conversion — Custom Van Builder | Vanlife CustomsVan Life Customs out of Denver did ours. We didn't do a pop top but they do them. They're craftsmanship is unrivaled. Our insta is #terfandserf for pics of our VLC build.