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Upgrading to an Exclusive?

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chriskiely

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16
Location
United Kingdom
Vehicle
T4 Hightop
Loads of space to use as u wish. Also van close the door over on toilet and lock the stuff away behind there too


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pureinla

pureinla

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28
Location
Prince George, British Columbia, Canada
Vehicle
T4 Hightop
FIrst off, I use my Exclusive as a daily driver. I had a lifted T4 MV SWB Syncro before. I've never noticed it being an issue. It drives quite well. Mind you I'm in Northern Canada, mostly parking outside etc. The only issue I find could be a problem would be the height if you're in a more urban center.

Gear storage is an issue. We have converted the closet to all shelves and can fit all of our clothes and food (we shop often) for a three week trip (two adults and a nine year old). Under the rear bench we store camp chairs, bike helmets but there isn't room for much more. We definitely need to get a rear box for wetsuits and side rack for surfboards etc. The usual camping/cooking stuff all stows away nicely.
 
larrylamb

larrylamb

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Fylde Coast
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T5 SE 140
Don't forget the Exclusive also has a dedicated toilet and basin at the rear. Another plus for many people.
 
ArcticMatt

ArcticMatt

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449
Location
Beiarn, Norway
Vehicle
T4 Hightop
You'll love the extra space the Exclusive offers. Compared to my SWB syncro tin-top in the UK, the smurf is huge! It's still a little tricky with two kids and the beds folded out but you can manage with ease. Storage inside seems ok to begin with but we quickly run out of space for bits and rely on the external box on the bike rack.

The other advantage of the smurf-top is its "winterisation" which makes it great for use all year round. I've seen the insulation within the roof when I was changing the skylight. I use mine a lot in the winter to watch the aurora where we are and it's proper cozy! You'll find that a big step up from the pop-top.

I hope you find a good one

PP Smurf & The Beiarfjellet Nordlys by Matt Wilde, on Flickr
 
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