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Subject Topic: Transverse fixed bed Post Reply Post New Topic
03/12/2014 at 12:31pm
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We have just bought a new van with a fixed bed across the width of the van rather than along the side. This is so as to avoid the need for one of us clambering over the other in the night. The bed extends for night time and then stows for daytime use by removing a bit of mattress at the head of the bed. Are you with me?

Has anyone got one of these? I have been mulling over what do with the bedding to make it look tidy during the day but yet quick to fix back at night (otherwise the point of a fixed bed is negated) Anyone?


03/12/2014 at 4:58pm
 Location: Derbyshire
 Outfit: ElddisAvante462 Honda CRV SE2.2 i-Dtec
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Maybe make a Bolster type pillow at the head end using the bits removed from the mattress, then tuck any spare duvet or bedding into the fold at the front like they do in some hotels?

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03/12/2014 at 5:19pm
 Location: Shropshire
 Outfit: Bailey Unicorn Cadiz
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We push the mattress back this lifts the folding bit at the head up. Then stack the pillows on that pulling the bedding up over it. Looks neat!

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03/12/2014 at 7:25pm
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we have 1 in our adria isonzo, plenty room around base of bed , no need to alter matress, as van is 2.45metres wide


04/12/2014 at 8:29am
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The transverse beds ive seen are where the end bit pushes back so you can get past, but at night can you get past the bed if the bathroom is at the rear,if not you are no better off than a bed along one side,I think they are more suited to the wider vans

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04/12/2014 at 6:27pm
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Ours has ample room with the bed pushed back, a squeeze to get past with it extended but ok. The bed is just long enough for me, as I am 6' 1". Very comfortable bed though.

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05/12/2014 at 5:45pm
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Make up the bed as normal and don't bother with pushing it back. After all how often do you have to pass the bottom of the bed?


05/12/2014 at 5:55pm
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About 10 times a day for us oldies..........


05/12/2014 at 6:17pm
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Lift the headboard pillow up including the quilt.
Push bed back.
Put pillows in front of the cushion.
I have some photos of ours but don't think I can post on here


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06/12/2014 at 8:21am
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Quote: Originally posted by kawasakiversys on 05/12/2014
About 10 times a day for us oldies..........


We have the transverse bed and are also an oldie, but we can easily pass by at the bottom of the bed.



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