Burstner Delfin Performance T821 - HELP!

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  1. Liebs

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    Hi there

    Yesterday we picked up our Burstner Delfin Performance T821 (our first ever motor home) and we've spent the last 24 hours trying to familiarise ourselves with it. There's one pretty major thing that has got us stumped, though, and I'm wondering if anyone out there can help? It's such a ridiculously simple thing that I'm almost embarrassed to ask, but needs must!

    It's regarding the conversion of the bench seats in the living area into a double bed. We've managed to lower the table OK, but we just can't get the cushions to fit! Our instruction manual seems to imply that one single cushion covers the area created by the table. We've used the seat cushion from the bench seat behind the driver's seat but it's too short and leaves a gap at the foot end. (See photo.) Surely this isn't right?!!

    Are we missing something really obvious? Or are we missing a cushion? I would be eternally grateful for any help you are able to offer!

    Many thanks. IMG_20150411_121047.jpg
     
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    I have only recently bought the same motorhome but not put the front bed together as only two of us. Looks as if you are missing 2 cushions!
    We have a 75 x 10 x4 inch cushion with a ply insert on back and a two
    27 x 21 x 4 inch cushions which are folded and open out to 54 x 21 inch.
    Looking at it I do not think I would not need to use the cushion from other bench seat.

    Do not feel embarassed asking questions! I,m on my 4th motorhome in 13 years and still get it wrong.
    Steve
     
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    Are the backrest pads removable?
    Just wondered if you're meant to incorporate them somehow
     
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    I assume it's not new, most owners put the spare cushions in the loft at home never to be seen again. When we sold our last van took us weeks to find were we had put out ones they were buried under load of stuff in one of our 3 lofts, well we had put them there nearly six years before.:)

    Contact the previous ower they have probably still got them.
     
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    Thanks very much to all of you for taking the time to reply.

    Steve - interesting... I didn't notice whether the cushions were folded, but then again, I didn't look! Worth checking as that would make sense.

    Dave K - good thinking, however the back rests are shaped, so do not look as though they are intended to be used. We did play about with them in spite of the shape - just in case - but couldn't get them to fit.

    Lennyhb - you are correct, it is not new. Unfortunately we got it from a dealer who got it from a dealer so not much chance of tracking the originals down, if that is what has happened. To be honest, it didn't occur to me that there might be spare cushions used for the bed but not for the seating! That would certainly explain things.

    Getting a replacement cushion made looks like our best option at the moment as the bed will be used by our children and even our 13 year old's feet will hang off the bottom with the current arrangement!
     
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    Use the seat backs.
     
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    Hi I have same van I have 2 extra cushions this was only van I viewed that had complete set. Enjoy your van great choice any thing else just ask
     
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    Use the seat back and remove the small single cushion

    Joe
     
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    Ah, thank you for solving the mystery Porkster! That's a massive help.

    We'll have a play around with the cushions and seat backs we do have to see if we can make them fit... if not, it's on to Plan B. (New cushions.)
     
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    Our T680 came with a spare set of "square" cushions, stored in the garage to make up the diner bed.
     
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    When you get the registration document from the DVLA it will have the details of the last owner on it. Could be worth a letter to them?
     
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    Good thinking dna... might be worth a shot!
     
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    I hadn't notice someone's given you the sizes you could get new cut. But I would contact dealer as its a part required to make it 4 berth. I don't know if you've noticed the side of the seat slides out to make bed wider.


    Out of interest do you know your tyre pressures any t821 owners please ?
     
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    Porkster - I'd completely forgotten about the side of the seat sliding out to make the bed bigger. Where does the 'extra' come from across the top of the bed? Ie the cushion on the bench seats with the seatbelts isn't long enough to fill the full space if you pull the extension out, so what fills that gap?
     
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    From the 2 cushions from memory one is the length of bed and the other must go in middle. We only set it up once just to see how it went
     
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    So if I'm understanding correctly, we're missing two long cushions. Is that right? And how was the cushion without either a bit of table or a bench underneath it supported?

    Apologies for all the questions, Porkster, but at the moment, you're my best chance of getting to the bottom of the bed mystery!
     
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    No problems but the answer is posted above by Sweetie. You should have one long one with a ply bottom sizes then a oblong one that folds in two for storage. If needs be I'll get my cushions out loft and photo it set up. But won't have time until next week I am afraid.
     
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    Hi you should have the long one from

    The bed which drops in the pull out.the rest is used from the cushions on the
    Opposit bench there are no extra cushions I have the same van which
    I've had from new any issues drop me line
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    The opposite cushion isntvsquare shaped Mark plus 2 of us have got 2 extra cushions. While lookingvfor my van several had no cushions and some had one or the other.

    Mark out of interest what tyre pressures donyou run please ?
     
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    Hi mate I'm lost on the cushion thing then but like yourself it's not often we use the bed now the kids have stopped
    Coming

    As for tyre pressures it's around 70 psi
     
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