VW Crafter fixed bed

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    Anyone have a VW crafter with a fixed transcend bed (width ways)? Is it possible to get a 6ft bed across the back at about half height?
     
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    You cannot fit a 6ft bed across the back of the Crafter/Sprinter, this is why any conversions are based on the longer versions which are over 7m with either a French style bed or a pull out one.

    Mike
     
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    Thanks guys, I had thought as much but wasn't 100%. My relay has a 6ft transverse bed although I was thinking of converting a crafter myself dependant on the bed fitting to conserve vehicle length.
     
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    Hi the Crafter is only 5ft 8 ins at its widest point ---if you want to convert a MEB Crafter then the best layout (imo) would be loo,shower etc across the back then kitchen either side onto twin singles that make up a double at the front --very similar to my own layout -see link below
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    Hi terry, I am after a fixed bed really. My old T5 and T4 had roll out beds but my current Relay has spoilt me with a fixed one across the rear. Wanted to go back to VW but without making and unmaking beds.
    Thanks for the advice though and nice conversion too.

    Steve
     
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    Hi Steve then go for a fixed lomgtitudinal bed at the rear working forward :Wink:If you work on 6ft 3 to 6 ins long bed then, loo opposite starting kitchen area -should leave enough for a small lounge/ dinningarea poss incorperperating the front seats :thumb: or obviosly loo behind the front seat etc --you could always go for the lwb model though :BigGrin:
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    Good idea Terry although I am trying to go smaller with the van not longer. I currently have a XLWB relay with the layout I want (in my head) I think I can get away with a MWB......now on the hunt for one!
     
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    i got so fed up measuring vans that i cut a thin length of wood to the bed length and also marked on it the widths of fridge etc. then took this to a commercial van dealership. it then took only a few minutes to shortlist vans that would suit my design

    not built a camper for a few years now but still fancy doing a big iveco. plenty of work but being so big all round makes them ideal.

    for ideas of what will fit trawl ebay ads for various home converted and one off vans. the sprinter/crafter though is just too narrow for a transverse bed or decent sized shower/toilet room
     
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