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Old 06-22-2018, 11:12 PM   #1
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Default Retro fit upper berth sleeping accommodations in a New West van

Can anyone help me to add rooftop sleeping accommodation to my newly acquired 1999 New West Chevrolet Express van? Any bits of info appreciated.
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Old 06-22-2018, 11:38 PM   #2
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Can anyone help me to add rooftop sleeping accommodation to my newly acquired 1999 New West Chevrolet Express van? Any bits of info appreciated.
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Are you considering a roof-top tent? https://www.popularmechanics.com/adv...oof-top-tents/
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I;m under the impression that New West offered a roof top bed that appeared to consist of 2 or 3 plywood panels. I've never actually seen a real one. to sure what to expect re; cost. If anyone has some pictures, I'd love to see them. I'd be interested in a do-it-yourself conversion if that was practical (and safe!).
Thanks for any input you might be able to add.
Sorry. Not interested in a rooftop tent.
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Something like this?

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Old 06-23-2018, 12:42 PM   #7
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Can anyone help me to add rooftop sleeping accommodation to my newly acquired 1999 New West Chevrolet Express van? Any bits of info appreciated.
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Are you looking to build something like what we see in this picture (the plywood sheet)?
2012 New-West Migration AWD - Saint-Nicolas $64,500 | autoTRADER.ca

PS: The complete link doesn't seem to make it through. You have to scroll to one of the inside shots.
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How about this?
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Yes; very similar to this, but not so big. Based on a Chevy Express.
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That's exactly what I'm looking for. Details on how this bed is made would be greatly appreciated.
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Not so much!
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That's exactly what I'm looking for. Details on how this bed is made would be greatly appreciated.
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Are you looking for someplace to install a pop top with a bed on your van or only a DIY?

Sportsmobile, GTRV, Colorado Camper Van, and probably more will install one...

https://sportsmobile.com

Pop Top Campers | GTRV

https://www.coloradocampervan.com
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Are you looking for someplace to install a pop top with a bed on your van or only a DIY?

Sportsmobile, GTRV, Colorado Camper Van, and probably more will install one...

https://sportsmobile.com

Pop Top Campers | GTRV

https://www.coloradocampervan.com
I have 1999 New West without an upper bed. I'd like to put a homemade upper bed in it.
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Need much more info. No mind readers here. How high is interior etc...?. How about a picture ? I once saw a New West van in the Redwoods . It had a stock Econoline roofline. No poptop . So of course people are just shooting blindly in the dark. But for those with a low roofline van here's a solution from Bigfoot rooftop tents .CjwKCAjw68zZBRAnEiwACw0eYXhP5QTCB4eaLB2RWBbSn68bv B9kLElzRt4i0DMA8jU8oENvnU-mEhoC9nAQAvD_BwE
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The problem lies in the fact that few people seem to know what a New-West camper is, which is why I posted a link that shows one. In the 7th picture in the add, you see an inside shot where there's a (plywood?) bed like the one the OP wants to build. I think he simply wants to know how to build one that will be solid enough to be safe.
Here's the link again:
2012 New-West Migration AWD - Saint-Nicolas $64,500 | autoTRADER.ca

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Hi, did you ever figured out a DIY upper bed for your New West? I am looking to do the same for mine. They sell them as an accessory at New-West in Quebec City. $415. Link below. Wondering if I could just cut myself a couple of pieces of 3/4 plywood.
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