Last post on Nov 05, 2013 at 4:15 PM
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Volkswagen EuroVan, Volkswagen Vanagon, Volkswagen Microbus, Van
#845 of 854 Re: busted 1995 eurovan pop top [jj76campers]
May 01, 2012 (1:26 pm)
Maybe you can get someone to repair it. you will mostly find that is expensive, no one will want to do it, and no one will guarantee the work… so why would you put that money and effort into a 15+ year old top. You know it will just crack and break in the near future.
After much consideration, we ended up ordering a new top. http://www.mobilityrv.com/ I think it ran us about $3,500 with shipping. Worked great and fitted just like the old one. I think they only built one of those tops for all of those years. I was worried it would be the wrong top or just off by a little bit… but it was dead on. Took me a day to move all of the hardware over.
We have had the replacement top for a couple years now and no complaints.
#846 of 854 Broke PopTop
May 06, 2012 (2:27 pm)
I once found an ad to sell a used one for $1800. But I like the idea to just pay the money to get a new one. That is what I would do. I wonder if they use a new poptop vent -- I understood that Atwood stopped making the top Eurovan vent . .
If you don't need you old poptop vent I'd like to get it from you.
#847 of 854 2001 Eurovan - burned out alternator
May 22, 2012 (6:17 pm)
I have had two alternators burn out within a year. There appears to be something pulling excessive amounts of current. Any ideas?
#848 of 854 Re: busted 1995 eurovan pop top [bob307]
Jul 14, 2013 (12:14 pm)
I just fixed a poptop on a '95 Eurovan. The largest crack spanned 3/4 of the top.
Most cracks are repairable, with a little patience and some very common, inexpensive tools.
I welded it. There is some mis-information out there on the material the top is made from. It is not PVC or a fiberglass ( neither epoxy or polyester). the outer shell is ASA ( Acrylonitrile-Stryene-Acrylate) and the head liner is ABS (Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene).
I posted a website with step-by step instructions. It has lots of pictures.
#849 of 854 How to repair a cracked pop-top on a VW Eurovan
Jul 14, 2013 (2:50 pm)
I just repaired some very large and very small cracks in the top of a '95 Eurovan. I used only simple, inexpensive tools.
The outer shell is made from ASA (Acrylonitrile-Styrene-Acrylate) plastic. It is not made of PVC!
The outer shell can be welded by heat and solvent. 30 feet of ASA welding rod cost about $28 US.
Details, with lots of photos of my adventure are posted
Good Luck! If I can do this, anybody can!
#852 of 854 Re: busted 1995 eurovan pop top [bob307]
Jul 21, 2013 (1:11 pm)
For instructions, with lots of photos, on how to repair large and small cracks in Eurovan roofs...
It can be done with simple, inexpensive tools and a little patience.
#853 of 854 Re: To cold to go in gear 2003 eurovan [greensoup]
Nov 04, 2013 (8:49 pm)
Hello friend! I am searching for answers for the same problem you posted. Were you ever able to figure out the too cold to go into gear problem. I also have an 03 Eurovan. I live in Jackson WY so we have plenty of cold mornings. Any input would be much appreciated. Thanks so much!!!
#854 of 854 Re: To cold to go in gear 2003 eurovan [mcrenzy]
Nov 05, 2013 (4:15 pm)
I found by way of the Mechanic, that the box where the Shifter is, filled up with liquid we had spilled earlier in the trip we did that Winter. The Tea froze and locked up the shifting. The mechanic removed the shifter which didn't seem to difficult and stuck rags in to soak up the moisture. After that, it was fine. There's nothing but a tiny bit of nothing in that box. It's hooked to cables leading out.