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Old February 18th, 2015, 11:24 AM
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Dormobile roof feeler

Having a ex mod 110 thinking about this option over the Sankey & RTT currents setup.
The 110 is a DD and one of the first questions would be,
How top heavy would the dormobile addition make the 110?
How many out here have done this only to regret it?

My style of camping is usually one night and move on, the current setup, trailer & RTT is alright though thinking a dormobile might be even better.
Thanks in advance for your input.
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Old February 18th, 2015, 11:57 AM
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How top heavy would the dormobile addition make the 110?
Not noticeable.

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How many out here have done this only to regret it?
If your 110 will remain a hardtop, then it is a nice option.
Make sure you have some sliding windows in the roof sides.

The top bunks are small for adults, but good for children.
The pop up top is nice for the extra room.
If you plan to add the interior Dormo stove, sink, wardrobe, whatever...
Make sure they are held in place with quick release pins.
The real good thing about a Dormo is all the cool interior stuff and the real bad thing about a Dormo is all that cool interior stuff that gets in the way of being able to do anything beyond camping.
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Old February 18th, 2015, 12:00 PM
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Having a ex mod 110 thinking about this option over the Sankey & RTT currents setup.
The 110 is a DD and one of the first questions would be,
How top heavy would the dormobile addition make the 110?
Nowhere near as much as a roof rack plus a roof top tent and a Dormie top doesn't add appreciable drag to the airflow across the vehicle whilst driving.

Check out the parts at Dormobile Ltd. If you think they are expensive don't gorget that a New Dormobile Land Rover sold for about 2/3rds more than a new Land Rover.
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Old February 18th, 2015, 12:19 PM
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Thank you both,
With the costs of it and installing it myself I'm looking into as much as possible.
I'm looking for this to be a summer job if it's doable.
For the interior it would be current stock from the trailer setup.

Will have to research what a used trailer n RTT is going for to see what the cost difference would be.
I really like the idea of it the more I think about it.
Just not a lot of personal experiences described in posts read and still looking.
Terri Ann your site is book marked with the most detailed info....Thank you for this
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Old February 18th, 2015, 01:12 PM
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I have a 3 door 110 with a Dormobile top. Feel free to ask any questions that you have.

Notes:
I love how fast and easily it sets up, and stows away.
I love how you can walk around, it is great to be able to stand up to get dressed.
I have left the bottom area empty so that I can use it like a regular truck when I am not out exploring.
It is heavier than it looks.
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Old February 18th, 2015, 01:23 PM
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That's exactly what l'd like.
How did you find yours?
Seems when they show up there gone with in a very short time.
Did you install it yourself?
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Old February 18th, 2015, 01:25 PM
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That's exactly what l'd like. How did you find yours? Seems when they show up there gone with in a very short time. Did you install it yourself?
Because I buy them. :-)

I will have some parts left over, but pick up only. In particular a fiberglass top that needs some serious repair.
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Old February 18th, 2015, 01:27 PM
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Lol, like anything... this is a great way to find things like this. Put the word out, and things turn up. I would consider selling my entire truck. Send me a PM if you would like me to give you a call to talk about it.
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Old February 18th, 2015, 01:29 PM
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Argggg.....what's serious repair?
Been reading on this for a bit n didn't know this
You have my attention

------ Follow up post added February 18th, 2015 12:31 PM ------

I'll send pm later,thank you would like information on lots , just need to write questions down as there are so many
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About 10 years ago looked into making a Dormobile pop up top fiberglass mold, but it was very expensive at the time.

I wonder if anyone has ever tried fitting a Dormobile pop up top from one of the Morris vans or VW Dormobiles that are fairly cheap in UK when you can find them.
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Old February 18th, 2015, 03:03 PM
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Well......somethings can easily be found in UK finding someone to ship can be unfortunately harder, can be done though.
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Old February 18th, 2015, 06:36 PM
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Howard:
Just looked at the Dormobile web site and they offer new tops installed at a reasonable price.

http://www.dormobile.co.uk/pdfs/ProductGuide.pdf

I would email them and check out your options.
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Old February 18th, 2015, 08:00 PM
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Dormobile is very responsive to inquiries. Someone here had a top delivered in the last two or three years. The thread is there.
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A friend of mine runs a land rover / range rover specialty repair shop. Based on his experience, they are capable of stopping anywhere, anytime, at any cost.

I don't know about the brakes, only their unreliability.
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Good to know.
Was it this thread?

http://www.defendersource.com/forum/...ad.php?t=46797
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Old February 18th, 2015, 09:11 PM
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Howard:
Just looked at the Dormobile web site and they offer new tops installed at a reasonable price.

http://www.dormobile.co.uk/pdfs/ProductGuide.pdf

I would email them and check out your options.
Note that those prices are just for installation. Here is a link to the prices of the actual parts: http://www.dormobile.co.uk/pdfs/conversionROW.pdf
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Old February 18th, 2015, 09:19 PM
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Note that those prices are just for installation. Here is a link to the prices of the actual parts: http://www.dormobile.co.uk/pdfs/conversionROW.pdf
Thanks... Now the picture is complete.
Wanted Howard to know that installation in a roof is available from Dormobile Ltd.
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