Rain can catch even the most prepared campers by surprise, and it’s no fun going home early or having a soaking wet tent next to you while you sleep. We designed this product to function similar to any camping tent rainfly. The coated rip-stop nylon material will keep the rain from direct contact with your pop-top tent, and will also act as an extra layer of insulation like a windbreaker jacket. As an added bonus, we have designed it to completely cover the pop-top luggage rack to create an additional vestibule storage area. Just zip down the front screen on your pop-top tent, and toss that bulky gear outside. See photo #2
While we can't guarantee that this product will keep the pop-top tent, the interior of your camper, or the contents of your camper 100% dry, our testing has shown that it provides a high level of weather protection when it comes time to pop that top!
Installation of this product requires drilling and permanently installing 5 male snap heads into your fiberglass pop-top. If you are not willing to drill holes in your pop-top, this product will not function properly and should not be purchased. The initial installation is easiest with two people who are familiar with a tape measure, and will take roughly 1 to 2 hours. Once the initial installation has been performed, the rainfly can be set up in the field in under 5 minutes.
This rainfly is for all Vanagon pop-tops from 1980 - 1991. It folds up into its own small stuff sack that measures 16"L x 10"W x 4"D. The fly attaches along the top (front and sides) with snaps that you install yourself. This requires drilling 5 small 1/8” holes along the inside leading edge of the pop-top itself to attach male snap in points. This is not visible when the lid is shut, nor does it effect any weather-proofing of the top seal. Along the sides it uses 1” tabs attached to existing screws for late model tents 1985-1991. Early tents 1980-1984 require adding 2 screws on each side. The bottom front attaches in one of two ways: with webbing and a buckle clip through the cab (snaps near rear view mirror) inside the van, or with add-on long hook straps that can be run down to attach at the bumper or bottom corner of the van. Rain gutter clips hold it on along the sides with another buckle clip in the rear to tension it up. Step by step instructions and hardware are included. Drill and drill bit not included. Let it rain!
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"After 10 days of rain the only moisture on the [inside] of the tent was from condensation. The Wasserstopper stopped all the rain. We were both impressed by this product
—effortless to put up and works so well. I cannot recall the number of times we said, 'This is the best thing we have ever bought for the van.' Although, in the tent at night and being dry under no threat to waking up with a wet tent, we changed the 'best thing we have ever purchased for the van' to the mattress pad! What a pair of great products!"
~Mike R., British Columbia, Canada See Mike's Wasser-Stopper in action on his 1982 diesel Vanagon camper in the additional photos above.