700 SE Bed help !

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  1. pvw10

    pvw10 Read Only Funster

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    Hi again,
    on the middle bed could somebody advise how the cushions should go as i may be missing something ?
    Table down etc no problem but the table is shorter than the fold out end bits so question is what fills this gap ?
    Thanks
    Paul
     
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    What year van ??

    If its the one where there are 2 drop out flaps at the ends of the seat there is a small piece of wood that fits in the space.. Also extra cushions that do not fit in seating area are required... Mine are all in the loft as we never used them !!!!
    We have always just dropped the table down onto the runners, moved the seating cushions into the gap and made do with the width as it is.. Plenty of room for when the wife sleeps there while I am "up top" with one of the grandkids...
    Bit squashed when 2 people try and use it...:BigGrin:
     
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    Top man thanks, yes its that type and a 2003 truck (remembered not Tonka this time).
    I have the extra cushions "up top" so best have a look for the fill piece now i know there should be one.
    Cheers
    paul
     
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    Our first MH was an 2003 Apache 700 SE - the middle bed had two long spare cushions (ours were stored in the overcab bed) that fit in the space. There is a drop out/down section next to the seats that make the bed full width.

    Having said that we never made up that bed to sleep on and used either the overcab or rear lounge. We found the overcab fine but the dogs wanted to come up there with us so we ended up making up the bed in the rear lounge.

    Kath & Howie
     
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    Will photo ours tomorrow, and post, ours is 2003 with all the bits.
     
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    the spare wood infil lis possibly under one of the dinnette seats, mine was under the frontone , tucked down the side between the front bulk head and the gas box inner pannel took a while to find. If you can find it just replace it with a bit of ply

    (Allthough I have a scout the layouts the same.)
     
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    As promised here are the photos,

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    see next post for more
     
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    as previous post
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    again see next post
     
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    finally
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    the first 4 pics show dimensions of piece of wood, on our van we stow flat on top of gas locker under front dinette seat as shown in this last pic along with our fridge vent covers
    for safe keeping. When in use on the bed it fits between table and wall. As shown in picture 6.

    The two grey cushions go against wall under window, the forward facing seat base cushion slides out towards the kitchen, the rearward facing seat base cushion is placed upto it and covers the table,next you use the long back cushion,and finally the 2 half cushions, when in use we sleep with heads towards shower end therefore your main body is supported on largest cushions.

    Hope this all Helps, if you have any other questions feel free to PM me

    Regards
    Steve:thumb:
     
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    Jeese thanks Steve for your time and trouble, i deffo dont have that piece but with your kind measurements i soon will have :thumb:

    I just had the thing inside out and contacted the last owner to no avail.

    See inside mine enclosed (wires are as i am draining the battery flat to then recharge it). Have you added a bigger battery & box ?
    Is that extra seat belts i spotted also ?

    Another thing the clip pictured is behined the passenger seat, whats it for as to small for the table ?
    Regards,
    Paul
     

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    You should have a second table which has two folding legs, this can be used in your rear
    lounge for dining, or outside as in this photo of ours in Portugal.when not in use it folds up and slides on end into that space and is then held secure by that plastic catch shown in your second photo. https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-.../HOLS+EUROPE2010+VID+9+074+%5B1024x768%5D.jpg

    Yes have fitted second battery and additional 2 lap belts to rear facing dinette seat.

    Mechanic by trade so no problem for me.

    regards
    Steve
     
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    sorry to jump in here, but Steve did you fit the extra two belts yourself?
     
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    Mine has a factory fiitted box as pictured so i thought as bigger you had just fitted a bigger box.
    Bums in that case i am missing a table, could you pls advise lxwxh then i can source one ?
    Have cut the ply to your measurements and job jobbed.

    Cheers,
    Paul
     
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    mine is exact same dimensions as dinette table, only difference is it has 2 folding legs.
    dimensions are L 955mm x W 550 x H 715.
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    Happy hunting

    Just an after thought re missing bed piece, have you looked in wardrobe there
    is a trap door in bottom gives access to lower half of wardrobe behind fire, big space there,check it out.

    Regards
    Steve:thumb:
     
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    Thanks again Steve, i will start a search and may get lucky.

    Yeah i did look in the "well", new one is stored in place now as luckily had a piece of 18mm ply in the garage and jig sawed it to size, result.
    Regards
    Paul
     
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    Id wait untill you find you NEED a table before buying, we use a fold up slated table for outdoor use, in 3 years of having our unit we have never
    used the extra table in the rear.

    When we got our scout the main dinnette table had a small dent/hole in it where something had been droped on it, I priceed a new top up from autotrail, nearly £100 so I looked for two years before getting a un-used top on ebay, there a bit like rocking horse poo....

    Id try someone like o'learys if you really want one
     
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    Mmm methinks you may have a point there, we already have a neat freestanding table for outside so dont need another as such just nice to have it all but then nah, i dont need it.
     
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    I cannot add anything to this post but to say this is exactly why I joined, to get good solid help when stuck as well as meets/sites info etc. Well done Spannerman Steve, first class help I would say.:thumb::thumb::thumb:
     
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    Plus one on that :youbetcha:
     

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