Autostratus CK Bed

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  1. thereject

    thereject Deleted User

    Hello,
    I'm rather hoping that someone can help. I now own a Elddis Autostratus CK and for the life of me I cannot figure how the middle bed (opposite the oven) makes up?
    I have found the two ends that extend into the corridor space but cannot understand how the cushions are arranged. It may sound silly but I am living in hope that those of you with more experiance will be able to assist,
    Many thanks
    Tony
     
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    No, not at all. If you had bought new you have been sent on a course to a Monastery in Tibet. It takes about five years but at the end of this you can do it in the dark on the side of a hill in a thunder storm.

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    Me too, I have no idea how to make up the middle bed in my Kontiki, so anyone out there that can help us both, please do.

    Cheers

    Lesley

     
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    hi lesley,
    i can help you for sure and maybe thereject too.

    remove the dinnete table,

    between the dinnete seats is a narrow box fixed to the wall and flush with the seat base tops,

    the top of the box is a loose panel, pull it towards the opposite end of the seats,

    inside and attached to the panel should be two tapes with bed lathes attached (if not then look in the box, they tapes may have broken)which sit on runners on the edge if the seat bases.

    slide the two main cushions together in the middle and lay the backrest cushions at either side of these.

    it may be more comfy to turn all the cushions through 90degs ie...lengthways..front to back.

    i thuink you are supposed to turn all the cushions over to make a smoother surface...flat on the back, shaped on the front.

    if, ofcourse, yours is the same as ours:Doh:
     
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    Thank you very much John, just made up the middle bed for the first time.

    I always wondered how you filled the gap when you pull out the extentions, but I just found in the top bed above the cabin a 3 piece cushion with the middle cushion having a wooden base that overlaps the pullouts. Taaa daa a double bed.

    Thanks again John, you are a hero.

    Next time I have a row with Alan, I will sleep there. hee hee.

    Lesley
     
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    never thought about the extention pullouts as we've never used that bed.
    i just assumed the cushions would fit when turned the other way on...front to back.
    dont think we have that cushion/bit of wood.
     
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    John, I did notice the 3 cushion wraparound thingy in the overcabin bed when I first bought the kontiki, but thought it was for protection for the overcabin bed, but when I tried to make up the bed there was a big gap between the 2 pullouts. I pulled the 3 cushion wraparound thingy down and hey presto it fitted between the pullout extentions overlapping the wooden pullouts. Voila, double bed.

    Thanks again John.




    Sorry for Hi jacking your thread thereject, hope John has helped you as well.

    Lesley
     
  9. thereject

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    Hi John,

    Many thanks for your help but sadly it didn't manage to completetly answer my question.

    I am familiar with the slat thingy and havepulled that out. Mine was built in 1999 (I don't know if that makes a difference) It has two more support extension that come from under the seats and pull out towards the oven. The rear most cushion has a slit in it to accomodate the upright that holds the seat belt between the seat. My problem is, because of the slit it doesn't seem possable to make the bed flat. The rear most seat being contured and that conture manifesting itself about 18"-24" from the end of the bed. Also what are the (Oven side) extensions for? What fits in them? Is it me being thick or are there parts (cushion's) missing? We have two more cushions approx 3' long but they don't seem to fit anywhere!!!!!!!!!!!
    yours as ever in anticipation
    Tony
     
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    Lesley,
    You can always email us at Swift if your are stuck with anything, we would be happy to help,
    Thanks
    Andy
     
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    Hi Andy

    Thanks again

    I know I can email you at swift and have done in the past. You have helped me with a couple of problems in the past.

    The reason I did not was because it was just by chance that I spotted therejects thread about the middle bed and on the spur of the moment thought, yes, I don't know how to do that either so I just added to his thread.

    I know I can rely on you if I should have any problems, cheers Andy

    Lesley
     
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    hi tony,

    no...you're not being thick.
    i think lesleys post will answer the question of the pullout extensions(they make the bed much wider) and the 3 interconnected cushions, center one with a wooden back board which bridges the gap in the extensions, which we both seem to be missing.

    as we never use this bed it never occured to me something was missing.:Doh:
     
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