Overcab bed modification..

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  1. Mousy

    Mousy Funster Life Member

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    Nowhere near the worthy and best modification poster Hero known as @Techno100 "praise be upon him", but a little mod I've made for our Hymer..

    The problem was discovered whilst sleeping in the overcab bed, no where to store ipad, phone, specs etc once up in bed, so I've made this pocket...

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    It velcros over the handle and is big enough to hold everything we need.
    Fabric is washable cotton, edged in trim to match the homemade curtains.

    Feel free to ask me any technical questions related to this modification.
     
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    big map Funster Life Member

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    How many Ipads will the mod take?
     
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  3. JJ

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    Does it hold Android operated devices too?

    JJ :cool:
     
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  4. Techno

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  5. Mousy

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    It will hold 2 iPads, sadly it's not compatible with android devices.
     
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    If I sew up the legs of some underpants would that work; and would I need to ad Velcro loops to stop my pants falling down?
     
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    You're good, but not that good !
     
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    next project is to make an iPad to Android emulator ;)
     
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  9. JJ

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    Hmmm...

    Not Android compatible...

    and another puzzling thing...

    What's the reason for the word "washable"...

    What is this word?

    JJ :cool:
     
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  10. Techno

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    If it is a Hymer or BURSTener then you should consider Lederhosen (y)
     
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    Where do you put your tea?
     
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  12. Mousy

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    Worry not fellow Funsters, I've taken your ideals on board and feel progress can be made with this design.

    Upon further consideration it can be made android compatible, in fact Ive just slipped a Samsung note into mine. Size can be adjusted to suit your requirements.

    It will also cope with a paperback or 2 but not sure if the Velcro will support the weight of numerous hardbacked books.

    Re the use of "pants".. My concern would be the stretchy nature of the fabric....too much weight and you'd need really long arms to reach into the bottom of the pants. Unless some sort of "stiffener" could be added to the pants I'd stick to normal upholstery or curtaining fabric.

    As to wash ability, good point @JJ, PVC fabric would negate the need for washing, in fact have you considered plastic sheeting for your bed? I sense you may be adverse to housework, this product simply requires a quick swipe with a wet wipe once a year. Thus giving you more leisure time. (y)

    Tea...easy, this pocket holds a flask, however, I've yet to design the husband who climbs out of bed to make it.
     
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    If it holds a flask, then surely the answer is to make the tea before getting into bed?

    Re-designing husbands is doomed to failure. Almost all attempts fail in their initial objective. If you should be successful, you would then find yourself fighting off those whom you have previously counted as friends in their attempts to nab him for themselves.

    Your current design suggests that you sleep on the outside, requiring your re-designed husband to climb over you to make the tea. Assuming your re-design was all-encompassing, he would be unavoidably delayed midway through this manoeuvre for at least an hour, by which time all thought of tea would have long since evaporated.
     
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    This is my solution for night time storage, somewhere for morning tea and gives wife somewhere to store her Kindle to read a night when someone keeps her awake snoring- not me gov.
    The white clips are curtain retainer which most caravan shops stock.
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    proper job.. a man box :LOL:
     
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    For your iPhone & iPads you need one of these.

     
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    Why sew up the legs of a pair of trousers, just hang them there and when you get out of bed gracefully slip into them presto you are already half dressed..quality.
     
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  18. Mousy

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    Is your name Wallace or grommet?
     
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    ONCE A YEAR...

    Surely you jest?

    No way am I going to start cleaning my bed linen that often... it would be like being in hospital!

    JJ :cool:
     
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    Do you think think the brackets you have used to hold it on the side of the bed would take the weight of a portaloo?
    Could save all those night time visits to the bathroom.


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