Poptop with folding hard sides

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Re: Poptop with folding hard sides

Postby msaxton63 » Thu Nov 10, 2022 10:43 am

I got the pics in my gallery but still font know how to put them in a reply
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Re: Poptop with folding hard sides

Postby GPW » Fri Nov 11, 2022 7:11 am

Copy the Image BBcode in your gallery , and paste onto your reply ... :thumbsup:
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Re: Poptop with folding hard sides

Postby msaxton63 » Fri Nov 11, 2022 8:29 am

GPW wrote:Copy the Image BBcode in your gallery , and paste onto your reply ... :thumbsup:

Thanks ill try it
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Re: Poptop with folding hard sides

Postby msaxton63 » Fri Nov 18, 2022 6:57 am

Starting to get materials together for build. Why is 1.5" XPS foam board not available anywhere?
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Re: Poptop with folding hard sides

Postby Squigie » Fri Nov 18, 2022 10:57 am

Nothing is available anywhere, unless you live in a windy area with a lot of active construction. If that is the case, then EPS is available nearly everywhere. :lol:

Find an insulation supplier and order what you need. Don't forget about garage door companies. They deal with almost as much sheet insulation as actual insulation companies
When I needed the 3/4" XPS, it still took nearly 3 weeks to arrive and I had to settle for half sheets (24x96). They did have 1.5" available to order (I was considering for my floor), but it had to be purchased by the unit (64 sheets) because it is not commonly used here.
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Re: Poptop with folding hard sides

Postby pchast » Fri Nov 18, 2022 9:32 pm

Commercial roofers are another source for sheet insulation. :thumbsup:
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Re: Poptop with folding hard sides

Postby tony.latham » Fri Nov 18, 2022 10:21 pm

Starting to get materials together for build. Why is 1.5" XPS foam board not available anywhere?


I just checked on the Home Depot site. I'm in the middle of Idaho. They have the stuff in Missoula and Idaho Falls. Have you done a search on their website?

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Re: Poptop with folding hard sides

Postby msaxton63 » Thu Nov 24, 2022 7:17 am

Yes definitely checked home depot nothing available anywhere near me in South central Florida except 1", I may just have to use that and double it up with face gluing.
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Re: Poptop with folding hard sides

Postby msaxton63 » Thu Nov 24, 2022 7:34 am

Closest I've found is in Georgia, bit of a drive.
What is the best glue to use for face gluing xps together?
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Re: Poptop with folding hard sides

Postby msaxton63 » Sun Nov 27, 2022 10:03 am

After putting a lot of thought into it, I've decided that since this is my first build, I'm going to just stick to building a simpler square drop, mainly for the following reasons:
1) current tow vehicle towing capacity. Volkswagen Passat wagon.
2) money and time restraints
3) I'd like it done as soon as possible
4) a finished square drop would be fairly easy to adapt to a raised roof later after I spend some time using it and figure out what I really want and need.
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