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Old 11-07-2014, 03:04 PM   #1
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Default few questions on conversion 98 E150 460 v8 club wagon

platform for bed. can I screw 2x4s into the floor? how do I know what's under there.
can I see from underneath.

I can use some of the holes from where I'm taking out seat brackets I guess.

What is the minimum comfortable height from top of mattress to ceiling?

Recommend Porta Potty (no holding tank). Portable Propane stove. Low amp portable A/C

Propane grill (easy to store). Will Honda 2000 run A/C Going to put in 50 amp. and large Thule
roof box.
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Old 11-08-2014, 01:16 AM   #2
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Most DIYers cover the whole floor with plywood and build from there. You could use big plastic storage tubs and lay bed on that. It comes out perfect height. Portapotti I recommend the Thetford Curve but you may want shorter. Don't go cheap on the portapotti or you'll end up buy another before long. I like the portable stove with grill. Works great. Gotta go. More later.
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Most DIYers cover the whole floor with plywood and build from there. You could use big plastic storage tubs and lay bed on that. It comes out perfect height. Portapotti I recommend the Thetford Curve but you may want shorter. Don't go cheap on the portapotti or you'll end up buy another before long. I like the portable stove with grill. Works great. Gotta go. More later.
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platform for bed. can I screw 2x4s into the floor? how do I know what's under there.
can I see from underneath.

I can use some of the holes from where I'm taking out seat brackets I guess.

What is the minimum comfortable height from top of mattress to ceiling?

Recommend Porta Potty (no holding tank). Portable Propane stove. Low amp portable A/C

Propane grill (easy to store). Will Honda 2000 run A/C Going to put in 50 amp. and large Thule
roof box.
As your planning for a bed, I assume you'll be using the van for extended periods. That requires insulation both from heat or cold.
What I did is filled the ribs on the floor with strips of insulation plus a layer of 1/2in Styrofoam on top. That covered with 1/2in plywood and attached to the floor.
The bed posts again attached to the plywood.
You don't have to use 2x4's and can go much smaller, in my van I used 1-1/4 x 1-1/4in (but more of them) and that is still going strong.



{What is the minimum comfortable height from top of mattress to ceiling?}
I have a low roof Dodge B-250 and use a small porto potti. Wanted to store the potti under the bed, so calculated the plywood bottom of the bed to be slightly higher than the potti, probably about 2-1/2in. Add about 6-8in for the foam mattress, which comes to just below the windows. More than sufficient room left above the bed.

I'm not into A/C's and generators, so I cannot really help you with that.

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