You get used to it plus it winds the time down really quick
Think confined space didnt help.
Eight foot square or thereabouts, dancing round bandsaw and welder with a 6ft bed
If going that layout which I did for my basic camper I modified a steel frame Ikea futon bed, was spot on.
I hate IKEA mate, think the idea of being herded like mindless servile cattle past every effin item they have for sale something to do with it
But i like the idea of what you did, good stuff
EDIT: Steel for this about £80 with cuts, ply just under £20
That's what I currently use in my van. No complaints
Just nosed at their site. My bed comes in around £160 for metal, wood and foam for mattress.
Makes a bed of up to 117cm x 190cm, can fit chemical loo and even 25 ltr jerry cans underneath
For similar cost IKEA ones look like they'd struggle to get box for leisure battery underneath
Which bed did you guys buy?
Just noticed Fyresdal at £150 is frame only
Mine is the Ikea Lycksele, Didn't pay a penny for it which is a result!
I like having a removable bed, As I do use my van for all purposes
Cant beat free mate !
For the insurance policy I've taken out bed has to be bolted to van for the inspection. But it will be reasonably easy to remove way I've done it.
Obviously not just a lift out job tho
I don't think they do it anymore. I extended the feet and had to cut out and modify it around the wheel arch. I made storage to go underneath that slid out. I thought there were pics on here but for the life of me can't find them.
This isn't mine but is the same bed that I used.
You've made a neat job there mate, dont dont mine will look that tidy
Edit, sorry just read the writing above picture, just waking up
New to me, ive always messed about with a tape measure, this looks far more handy
Depends on the application but certain things you can't beat a ticking stick.
These were a couple of beds I made for my better half's dad's van conversion. I don't have a picture with the slats on but the slats interlocked so the pull out part was slatted too. There was one on each side and the pull outs met in the middle. The full top also lifts up to allow access underneath. They were boarded in and had a cupboard door at the end to allow access that way in aswell as from the top. We were limited on the width and unfortunately the pull out section was shy by less than 100mm so both sides had to have a pull out section.
Nice work that Jimbo !
Great work Scouse lad...Dont know why the need to build around a chemical toilet in a van this small though mate and sacrifice head room. When your on the road its number 2,S once in the morning at Maccys or similar and bucket or portapotty for the women for number 1,s throughout the day.
I’ve never had a van. Often wanted one but thank my lucky stars I don’t have one.
It prevents me from buying all those essential cheap bargains
That I don’t need
Plan is my daughter has as much use of van as she wants, and i want her to have home comforts while using it
She's a lot smaller than me and roof height shouldn't be an issue
But i get ya points mate
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