Caravan - Stand Up Room

Hi all. Visited the Caravan & Camping Show today at Rosehill Racecourse (Sydney) and found that as I'm 6' 2" tall, about the only caravans I could stand up in are the pop-tops.
I'm afraid I could not bare to stoop all the time, so it looks like it might have to be a pop-top.
Any other tall guys have a problem? Thanks.
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Reply By: Gone Bush (WA) - Sunday, Apr 26, 2009 at 22:24

Sunday, Apr 26, 2009 at 22:24
The only viable option is to talk to a custom builder. I specified the ceiling height in my Trakmaster to be 1980mm and the bed is 6'8" (yes, I like to mix metric and imperial).

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Follow Up By: Member No 1- Monday, Apr 27, 2009 at 08:11

Monday, Apr 27, 2009 at 08:11
so how tall are you....5'3"
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Follow Up By: Gone Bush (WA) - Monday, Apr 27, 2009 at 10:03

Monday, Apr 27, 2009 at 10:03
6'3" or 4"
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Reply By: Notso - Sunday, Apr 26, 2009 at 23:25

Sunday, Apr 26, 2009 at 23:25
Coromal did have a high side pop top, might be worth a look if they still do it.

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Reply By: Member - Don M (NSW) - Monday, Apr 27, 2009 at 07:31

Monday, Apr 27, 2009 at 07:31
I'm staggered by what you say...

I'm a shortarse I know but 6' 2" isn't unusually tall is it..??? I mean, even the scrumhalves in the Wallabies are over 6' these days.., (Josh Holmes, Brumbies is 6' 3")....how would the second rowers ever own a van if you have to stoop...??? They are all 6' 8"...!!!

Anyway, my nephew is around 6' 2" and didn't stoop in my Jayco. I may be wrong but I thought the ceiling height in most vans was close to 7'. The only area that is lower in some vans is where you have a sloping front with a north/south bed, but you are not walking or standing in that area.
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Follow Up By: MrBitchi (QLD) - Monday, Apr 27, 2009 at 07:37

Monday, Apr 27, 2009 at 07:37
7'? Not a chance. I'm 6'3" and have the same problem...
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Reply By: Member - DAZA (QLD) - Monday, Apr 27, 2009 at 08:35

Monday, Apr 27, 2009 at 08:35
I'm 6'1and a half, and have no problems with our caravan, plenty of clearance, still have to reach up to open the vents ect.

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Follow Up By: Member - Mark G Gulmarrad - Monday, Apr 27, 2009 at 08:48

Monday, Apr 27, 2009 at 08:48
Daza

"I'm 6'1and a half, and have no problems with our caravan"...........they tell me after happy hour the step is too high?
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Follow Up By: Member - DAZA (QLD) - Monday, Apr 27, 2009 at 08:53

Monday, Apr 27, 2009 at 08:53
Listen young fella, after a few Ales you just seem to float, anyway I can allways stand on a Cartoon of Beer to reach something lol.
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Follow Up By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Monday, Apr 27, 2009 at 09:18

Monday, Apr 27, 2009 at 09:18
A Cartoon of beer



NOW THATS FUNNY and its not even Friday





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Follow Up By: cyoung2203 - Monday, Apr 27, 2009 at 17:15

Monday, Apr 27, 2009 at 17:15
Nice van by the way Dazza!
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Reply By: Baz&Pud (Tassie) - Monday, Apr 27, 2009 at 09:52

Monday, Apr 27, 2009 at 09:52
I'm 6'2.5" and we have a Concept, and thew grey matter is a couple of inches from the ceiling.
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Reply By: Motherhen - Monday, Apr 27, 2009 at 14:01

Monday, Apr 27, 2009 at 14:01
My husband has a history of hitting his head in pop top type campers. Our full height Bushtracker has ample room for him to move around safely.

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Reply By: Dirk T - Monday, Apr 27, 2009 at 14:43

Monday, Apr 27, 2009 at 14:43
Hi,
I am 6'3" and we have a Billabong Broometime 2 caravan. I have no problem walking around in it. I don't why but I always duck whenever I walk under the Ibis air command air cond, but in reality I shouldn't have to as there is about 12mm clearance to the unit when I do walk under it. I would certainly recommend you check out the Billabong vans at www.billabongvans.com.au you will be pleasantly surprised.
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Reply By: Member - JohnR (Vic) - Monday, Apr 27, 2009 at 14:47

Monday, Apr 27, 2009 at 14:47
Am 6'4" and there is still a coupla inches over my head in ours, though if I am not careful I can get cold feet out of the doona end.
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Reply By: Member - Terry W (ACT) - Monday, Apr 27, 2009 at 16:47

Monday, Apr 27, 2009 at 16:47
I'm 6'2" and have absolutely no problem with either head height or bed length in our 20 ft Jayco Sterling Outback. Heaps of headroom, even the air con does not get in the way.
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Reply By: Old Johno [NSW] - Monday, Apr 27, 2009 at 19:33

Monday, Apr 27, 2009 at 19:33
I am 5'17 1/2" tall (6'5 1/2" for the young fella's) & I purchased a Viscount (no longer available) where they increased the height so I can stand up in it plus made the bed long enough so my toes did not stick out. I had to pay extra but at the time most of the other manufacturers would do the same thing at a cost.
Unfortunately if you are tall you have to pay for it unlike the vertically challenged
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Reply By: Member - Cram (Newcastle NSW) - Monday, Apr 27, 2009 at 20:00

Monday, Apr 27, 2009 at 20:00
We are buying a Jayco Swan Outback and the internal height is 6' 9" I am going to have to get ladder to reach the door when we are setting up....lol
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Reply By: Member - Netnut (VIC) - Monday, Apr 27, 2009 at 21:22

Monday, Apr 27, 2009 at 21:22
Hello ????
I'm 6'5" tall and I bought a pop top van because it was the only van I could stand up in. In a full van - I tried scores of them on - I hit my head on both the airconditioner cowling or the overhead lights. Another problem with most full vans was that when I sat on the diner seat/lounge, invariably the overhead cupboards were a danger to me. There's more .........I found that in most vans with a front kitchen or overhead cupboards, I couldn't bend over to wash the dishes. The pop top I bought had a side kitchen.

I now have an Aussie Swag camper which fits me well ! Have you considered a camper trailer ?

Cheers,
Netnut

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Reply By: exdrover - Wednesday, May 06, 2009 at 11:01

Wednesday, May 06, 2009 at 11:01
As I am 6ft 10 in I have gone through this exersize . We ended up with a Jayco Heritage poptop 6'11" headroom (standard) and the cupboards are high enough that they dont hit you in the back of the head when you sit down. Also some other poptops have a low headroom entry door . The Heritage we have has single beds and one is longer for me (standard) we found that the wider space between the beds is better for a couple of bigger people than the narrow spaces on each side of a double bed. Went for a split system aircon to avoid the intrusion of roof unit ( dont think its as good but no head banging) Surprised that you can find a full caravan to suit ,I found a large number of vans that I could almost stand up in (missed by ---that much) lots around 6'4". I am currently looking for a full van 21' ensuite , will probably go Evernew as most of these fiberglass vans cant offer extra height . We go away for up to 9 mths at a time so the Jayco did well.
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