Building out an old Pop top - looking for some suggestions - Fiberglass RV

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Old 07-03-2019, 05:29 PM   #1
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Building out an old Pop top - looking for some suggestions

Hello all,

I recently purchased what this community helped to identify as a Lojo camper - though it is titled as a 1970 Lovo.

I've attached a handful of pictures to show what we are starting out with.

We'd like to add a propane heater and drop hose for a portable cook stove inside and out, 12v and 110/120 wiring with a couple of lights and a fan, and maybe find a way to add a converting table/bed to the front of it.

In the same thread that you all helped to identify it, many pointed out that it did not have proper roof support, so I'd like to figure out a way to button that up and build in some storage and counter space.

the previous owner did the gut job, and reinstalled new carpet. It looks like they just screwed through the outside of the trailer into a piece of wood on the inside... I'm assuming this isn't the correct way to do that though. (see pictures). It also looks as though the tag has been cut off... very strange.

What should I do to fix the support of the roof and start building out the counter space and storage inside?

Many thanks in advance for any and all suggestions and advice!


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Old 07-04-2019, 09:04 AM   #2
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Old 07-06-2019, 07:40 PM   #3
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Oops... attempt 2 for photos!

Sorry about that... trying the photos again here...
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Old 07-06-2019, 07:47 PM   #4
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Getting there. Download your photos into a processing app and rotate then save. That will strip coding that your phone uses to make pix appear correctly no matter the orientation of the phone. That coding is what messes up orientation when posted.
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Old 07-09-2019, 04:51 PM   #5
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I have no idea why someone would tell you it does not have proper popup top supports. They look exactly like the standard ones of that era that were used on my Trailswest Campster and those supports were also used on the popup top VW vans during that same time period.

They are designed with heavy springs that create tension so that they stay in the up position as well as the closed position. However you do need to use the interior latches to hold them closed while driving on the highway.
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