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Message posted by Sheltie17/1/2010 at 3:28pm
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Soon we will be looking te replace the van we sold last year (with drawl too much)

We will need a 6 berth with two bunks which can take adult weights, I'm struggling to find a suitable van around 2002/7 to fit our budget.

Any suggestions or thoughts please.


Message posted by clbewi17/1/2010 at 3:36pm
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In my experience none of them are suitable for adults, they simply are not strong enough orwide enough.

 

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Message posted by Sheltie17/1/2010 at 3:52pm
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Yes indeed thats the problem I'm finding. We dont usually stay in one place long enough to work with an awning.

Message posted by michael17/1/2010 at 4:21pm
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i would think non of the bunks will hold an adult.

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Message posted by Trek 3917/1/2010 at 5:15pm
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the balley gt60 bunk beds are rated to 75 kg, thats about 10.5 stone

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Message posted by Sheltie17/1/2010 at 6:34pm
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Surprising really, I would have thought one of the manufacturers would have something.

As an alternative we could look for another configuration something with good singles and occasional bunks up top, ideally separate from the living area to give some privacy.


Message posted by romany girl17/1/2010 at 7:09pm
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A rear Dinette layout may suit you as they can often be shut off completely with a shutter door or curtain. Some of the older vans may have sliding doors on a top roller mechanism, but when we had one like that it was a pain for coming off its tracks easily.

Some of the bunks can be as narrow as 18 inches on the top one,with a max weight of 8stone,and a very thin mattress of about 2inches, hardly comfortable for an adult.

One of the good points of our Lunar is that the front singles are a nice wide 2ft6ins, making them easy to turn over on in the night without having to shuffle a lot lol

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Message posted by Sheltie17/1/2010 at 8:02pm
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Thats an idea, I'll have a trawl around the net.

There are so many floorplans I dont really know what to think so any ideas are truly most welcome.


Message posted by romany girl17/1/2010 at 8:29pm
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How many adults and children are you trying to accomodate Sheltie?

Are the singles needed to separtate the boys from the girls or would it be possible to tuck three (I once managed 4 lol) children up in a large 6ftx6ft front double and you have the shut off dinette at the rear?  To get a layout with full sized singles both front and rear you are going to end up with quite a large van, probably18ft internal length, and they are now hard to find due to the popularity of fixed bed layouts taking their place. One of our old vans, an Avondale Olympus had a layout of a rear double dinette with double bunks over, but these were only suitable for children as mentioned before, and i doubt theres many of them around now as they were 1993 manufactured and were notorious for damp.

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Message posted by lozzie17/1/2010 at 8:35pm
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Mine does, i have an Abbey Aventura 330  the bunks are wider than others i have come across as well, we have slept adults up there regularly, my son and his best friend who are 14 year old teenagers also use the bunks. I think the recommended weight on the top bunk is up to approx 12 stone according to the handbook, we are looking to swap ours or sell it for a fixed bed as the boys now want to be alone in their own tent or the awning so its a waste of time having a 6 berth,,,,,,,,any offers ?? 

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Message posted by Sheltie17/1/2010 at 9:05pm
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Our oldest son at 26 needs to travel with us and our youngest is 10 going on 14 if you know what I mean!  our granddaughters are quite young and will only be with us occasionally, a variety of friends will be with us from time to time, maybe I'm making more of it than needs but it would be a shame to end up with the wrong van.

The Abbey sounds interesting, I'm off for a look around the net, any detail by pm will be answered.

Thank you.


Message posted by lozzie17/1/2010 at 9:16pm
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Hello Sheltie, try to google an Abbey Aventura 330, ours is a 2004 model the inside upholstery is a terracotta colour, i have tried to email you but i was put through to a classic car page up in Scotland,,,,that i enjoyed reading, take care Lorraine

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Message posted by Lassie17/1/2010 at 9:26pm
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Our Adria has a weight limit of 70 kg (11 stone) on the top fixed bunk, i don't think there is a weight limit of the bottom fixed bunk. The weight quoted above on he Bailey - 75k is actually 11 stone 11 lbs.

Message posted by Sheltie18/1/2010 at 12:17am
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Thanks Lozzie, that is an old address which I dont acually use now, I will try to correct it asap.  Yes the location is correct, as you can imagine we need to travel to get anything and indeed anywhere but thats the way it is, have a look around the website, it's quite interesting, I am very involved with the local classic car scene.

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Try the bailey ranger 620/6

Fixed double at the back, side dinette bunks for children and a double or 2 singles at the front. See here for details.

http://www.bailey-caravans.co.uk/product-range/new-caravans/classic-construction/ranger/layouts/viewLayout.php?LayoutID=59



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