A forum for van conversions, van living and travel

Author Topic: Bed in the van  (Read 2040 times)

Otter

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 23
  • Karma: +0/-0
    • View Profile
Bed in the van
« on: April 08, 2018, 06:09:41 AM »
Hello all. This is more of a progress report.
I finally got the time and energy to get the platform for my bed built into the van. Itís going lengthwise because I am taller than my van is wide and my dog wonít let me sleep sideways on the bed, not that I want to anyway. Iím not a carpenter so itís a bit rough but once the mattress is on it wonít make a difference. Itís a passenger van with the interior intact and I had to trim the plywood to fit around the heater ducting and other things. Iím actually pretty proud of myself. Next is anchors for the set of drawers Iím putting in.
Thanks and have a great day.

Cheers 

Camper_Dan

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 493
  • Karma: +15/-87
  • 20+ years of Life On Wheels
    • View Profile
Re: Bed in the van
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2018, 08:17:52 AM »
Greetings!

Great! Glad to hear you're making progress, and glad you didn't opt to go with one of those sliding slat beds, because I've been  reading tons of complaints about them.  I'm contemplating doing a big write up about different beds and their good and bad points.

Cheers!
My negative karma ratings reflect the number of spammers,
scammers and bad advice that I've exposed, feel free...

Otter

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 23
  • Karma: +0/-0
    • View Profile
Re: Bed in the van
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2018, 11:54:09 AM »
Hello

I know that I wouldnít want something that I would have to make up each night to go to bed. All the pictures and videos of people with all these great builds but they have to pull the bed out or push it in when they want to do anything is ridiculous and against human nature. My bed takes up 6 feet of my 10 foot space but Iíll be in it a third of the time Iím in my van I might as well be comfortable.

Thanks for commenting.

Cheers

Camper_Dan

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 493
  • Karma: +15/-87
  • 20+ years of Life On Wheels
    • View Profile
Re: Bed in the van
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2018, 01:01:00 PM »
Greetings Otter!

I totally agree with you.  Mine is a futon sofa/bed, but I typically sleep in it while it's in sofa mode.  There's nothing better than having your bed ready to crawl into, whenever you wish, without having to go through a lot of rigmarole first.

Cheers!
My negative karma ratings reflect the number of spammers,
scammers and bad advice that I've exposed, feel free...

rockyroad

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 6
  • Karma: +0/-0
    • View Profile
Re: Bed in the van
« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2019, 12:02:59 PM »
Hello all. This is more of a progress report.
I finally got the time and energy to get the platform for my bed built into the van. Itís going lengthwise because I am taller than my van is wide and my dog wonít let me sleep sideways on the bed, not that I want to anyway. Iím not a carpenter so itís a bit rough but once the mattress is on it wonít make a difference. Itís a passenger van with the interior intact and I had to trim the plywood to fit around the heater ducting and other things. Iím actually pretty proud of myself. Next is anchors for the set of drawers Iím putting in.
Thanks and have a great day.

Cheers

Guess that's an old one, but can you share some photos of your remodelling?
My current setup is such a pain, so I'd like to improve it. I've been considering this for years and someday I'll pull the trigger.
« Last Edit: August 09, 2019, 03:27:28 AM by rockyroad »
VW California Campervan

Camper_Dan

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 493
  • Karma: +15/-87
  • 20+ years of Life On Wheels
    • View Profile
Re: Bed in the van
« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2019, 02:00:14 AM »
Bump to  foil spammers!
My negative karma ratings reflect the number of spammers,
scammers and bad advice that I've exposed, feel free...