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Front seat kids bed/hammock/cot thingy...

Discussion in 'Interiors, Seating, Lining' started by Thogg, 14 Mar 2017.

  1. Thogg

    Thogg Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

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    IMG_7979.PNG Just purchased one of these off eBay....£50 quid plus postage. Arrived today. Unpacked it and put it together. Apart from the fact the metalwork needs a bloomin good clean (greasy metalwork factory stuff on it) I have to say it looks like it's going to be ideal. It'll also double up as a cracking shelf/storage area when it's just me in the van away for work stuff. Or surf trips. It works with the passenger seat swivelled as well. I like!
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/272580833771
     
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  2. Alan Walsh

    Alan Walsh Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

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    Supports 12stone, that means I can gain a stone and still use it, looks good.
     
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  3. JoMcC

    JoMcC New Member

    I know this is a few weeks old now, but could you explain how this thing works please? Have seen the ebay advert and could be the solution we are looking for - but I cannot work out how it is supported. Thank you (BTW - newbie so Hi!)
     
  4. Thogg

    Thogg Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

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    Hi,
    It’s very simple, the ends rest on the edges of the doors up against the windows. It’s very secure unless you open the front door, whereby your small child ends up on the floor outside the van.
     
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  5. JoMcC

    JoMcC New Member

    Thank you! I guessed as much but wanted to make sure. Looks ideal..and a lot cheaper than another one I saw "Cab-bed" I think it was that hung over the headrests...and were about £180!

    Thank you again
     
  6. DaveBos

    DaveBos Senior Member VIP Member T6 Legend

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    Not sure how you get on and off the bed?
     
  7. Chrisfraser05

    Chrisfraser05 Senior Member VIP Member T6 Legend

  8. Mairy

    Mairy Member VIP Member

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    I have one, my two year old tested it out this weekend and he loved it. He had no problem climbing in and out... over and over again. He slept well in it and hopefully the novelty will wear off soon. Good idea and not done badly for fifty quid.
     
  9. Thogg

    Thogg Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

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    I’m 6’4” and 16 stone so I don’t..
     
  10. Thogg

    Thogg Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

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    It looks very similar. Mine does work with the passenger seat turned although consideration should be given to not doing this as it effectively traps the small child and helps prevent them annoying the crap out of you all night.
     
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  11. Chrisfraser05

    Chrisfraser05 Senior Member VIP Member T6 Legend

    Sod it, just ordered one.

    I'll quite possibly go with the child trap option lol
     
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  12. Chrisfraser05

    Chrisfraser05 Senior Member VIP Member T6 Legend

    Well it arrived, and it didn't work swivelled.

    Not to worry, will just fold the seat at bed time

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  13. Thogg

    Thogg Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

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    Ahhhh... this is where assumption is the mother..
    I assumed you had a Captains chair... you probably assumed I had the same seat as you..
    sorry mate :-/
     
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  14. Chrisfraser05

    Chrisfraser05 Senior Member VIP Member T6 Legend

    It didn't even occur to me there would be a difference lol
     
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  15. Thogg

    Thogg Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

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    Just look at the smile on that dial though....
     
  16. Mairy

    Mairy Member VIP Member

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    An ass of me too captain! Would definitely be a better child trap with the front bench though.
     
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  17. Chrisfraser05

    Chrisfraser05 Senior Member VIP Member T6 Legend

    I know eh, he just loves anything to do with vans, cars and tools. Dad's helper!

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    Jason Williams Member VIP Member

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