Converting Kombi For Bed

Discussion in 'Interiors, Seating, Lining' started by Tommy, 9 Oct 2018.

  1. Tommy

    Tommy Member VIP Member T6 Pro

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    Hi all

    After some thoughts on adding bed/table to my kombi van. The van is used for work/leisure travel (don’t carry anything in rear at all). Like the idea of a bed and table so I could go on a jolly some weekends and sleep in van.

    I popped into a converter local to me who gave me a couple of ideas ie fixed bed, rock and roll bed 2k and even one on rail system which looks very versatile however adding about 2k extra for the rails etc so some food for thought. However the guy mentioned about going upstairs with a pop up roof which would be about 4k, would this be a useful feature ie sleeping upstairs as opposed to below thus saving on a bed and space below. The cost would be similar to rock and roll (rail system) so got me thinking now, any opinions/ideas most welcome
     
  2. Pauly

    Pauly Senior Member VCDS User Admin Moderator

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    I think it’s personal preference and there are pros and cons to each way depending on how you anticipate using the van ?
     
  3. Tommy

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    :thumbsup: think I’ll try and see local vw dealer to try and get a first hand idea of what a popup is like
     
  4. Toad

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  5. Ann3x

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    Do you need to use the rear seats whilst moving (eg kids)?

    If no, you could look at a side seat layout that converts to bed. Lot cheaper than a R&R and quite space efficient - pretty useless if you need the seats when driving tho.
     
  6. Insert Coin

    Insert Coin Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

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    I've got one of those too, very sturdy indeed, I need a topper on mine otherwise I don't find it comfy to sleep on. Better than an R+R in some ways and cheaper, Exploria do something similar too.
     
  7. Tommy

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    Toad, thanks for the links. Liking the table choice and need to take a closer look at the bed, is it relatively easy to assemble/disassemble ?
     
  8. Tommy

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    Yes would be handy to have the option of using seats so guessing the fixed bed type would not be so versatile for that function, thanks
     
  9. Tommy

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    Thanks, just checked Exploria site and some nice looking day van conversions, the seats on rails look great but at a premium I think
     
  10. Toad

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    The bed comes apart into 9 sections making it easy to store out of the van - or so they say......... I don't collect it until next Friday, and I'll find out then!
     
  11. Lord Mfwic

    Lord Mfwic Senior Member VIP Member T6 Legend

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    £99-00-bed-that-fits-a-swb-kombi-perfectly.8796
    Check this thread. Cheap but seems to do the job. We are camping at Octoberfest and @Dannyb6467 will be there so plan on having a good look at this as I have similar requirements to you and this could be perfect. And only £99. Cheap as chips.
     
  12. Dannyb6467

    Dannyb6467 Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

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    M'lord
    We can't make Oktoberfest mate. I'm recovering from a operation but a lot slower than anticipated. I can't walk too well at the moment.
    Why don't you come to our house one of the days?
     
  13. Tommy

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    Thanks and look forward to how you get along
     
  14. Tommy

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    Saw this as well, looks good, though not sure if the seats are held down by ratchet strap or the boxes :D
     
  15. Lord Mfwic

    Lord Mfwic Senior Member VIP Member T6 Legend

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    Shame you can't be there but wishing you a speed recovery.
    We'll sort something out with me popping over once you're feeling better.
    Take care
     
  16. Dannyb6467

    Dannyb6467 Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

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    Little ratchet strap bud
     
  17. TheSpiv

    TheSpiv New Member

    Not sure if it’s what you’re after but check out the Forty Winks Bed.
     
  18. Tommy

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    Thats actually looks solid and well built and very reasonable price :thumbsup:
     
  19. TheSpiv

    TheSpiv New Member

    They’re really good. Got one in the back of my van. I leave it in all the time and use it as a parcel shelf either full size or folded back.

    When you fold down the Kombi seats it’s flush with them giving you a really big bed. Bought a couple of 10cm self inflating mats and you’ve got a really comfy solid bed and a lot cheaper than the others mentioned (alarm from the IKEA bed!).
     
  20. Tommy

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    TheSpiv: Liking this idea, any pictures most welcome :thumbsup:
     

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