Pull down wallbed!!

Discussion in 'Self-Build Motorhomes' started by Nick Lake, Mar 31, 2017.

  1. Nick Lake

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    Bump
     
  3. Nick Lake

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    Sorry mike, what does that mean.
     
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    It means you end up at the top of the listings - you would have dropped off the front page without a response.

    New poster - just being polite :D
     
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    I've wondered why the pull down bunk arrangement that you see in sleeper trains isn't used in motorhomes. Or maybe it is I haven't noticed :)
     
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  6. Nick Lake

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    Thanks Mike.
     
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    Carthago used to use them in their PVC range. (y)
     
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    My parents caravan had a pull down double bed back in the 1950's.(y)
     
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    I think @Yorick is selling his van conversion designed to carry his motorbike
     
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    He had his bike on a trailer when we saw him last year.
     
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    I often wonder why motorhomes arent designed with fold down beds less complicated than electric drop down ones
     
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    Only coz the van was full of our boxes as we were emigrating :)
     
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    The pull-down bed was the decision - maker for me when I bought my 2002 Chausson Welcome 50 in 2006.
    Just pop the seat back cushions on the floor and pull the bed down. Pillows are stored in the overbed recess and the rest of the bedding folds up with the bed.
    Because of its excellent layout, my little 17.5 ft van is more spacious than many much bigger ones. Needless to say, 11 years on I still have it! P1030851.JPG P1030852.JPG
     
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  17. steve 6644

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    brilliant idea!
     
  18. Nasher

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    I've had 2 vans that have carried motorbikes.

    The first was a VW T5 I used to remove the rock'n'roll bed and made up a single size bed with 6 screw on legs. When the bike was in situ the bed would be on it's side along one wall of the van. With bike removed, screw in legs and strap down to lashing point. The main advantage to this solution as opposed to a mattress on the floor, was that it offered storage space underneath. (pic of bed)

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    My current van was designed to carry a bike & allow me to sleep in it at the same time (it's a platonic relationship, honest). As it has a diesel cooker/heater it means I can also cook in the van with a bike in it (no naked flame) second pic shows bed as a double for when (if) I get lucky!

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  19. Hils and Glenns

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    This looks impressive.
     
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