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Old 07-28-2021, 12:00 AM   #1
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Has anyone found a good solution to convert the front seats into a bed? I know Pleasure-Way used to have some sort of inflatable mattress, but I think it was made for Sprinters.

Anyone sleeping (horizontally) up front? I am looking at the Thor 18M and need a way to fit 3, and would rather not pitch a tent.

Need to be able to deflate or fold it since space is very limited.
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It is still on the Pleasureway website... for both the Sprinter and the Promaster, but it is out of stock. Just like most RV stuff these days. The note on the page reported that they were hoping for July deliveries, but seems not yet.

https://pleasureway.com/shopping-too...ure-way-store/
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Old 07-28-2021, 02:41 AM   #3
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Our Safari Condo Promaster XL Flex has a front horizontal bed (rests on door arm rests and center support pole). 6’3”, two pieces, stable, comfortable, Black out curtain over window and behind seats.
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I had a front hammock between front and rear solid adjustable bars mounted to A and B pillars in my VW Westfalia. I am sure you can still get them in US. Hammock was very quick to mount and dismount. Good luck.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/30403089701...EaAv7yEALw_wcB

https://campervancrazy.wordpress.com...ilds-bunk-bed/
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Google "cab bunk" for ideas.
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It is still on the Pleasureway website... for both the Sprinter and the Promaster, but it is out of stock. Just like most RV stuff these days. The note on the page reported that they were hoping for July deliveries, but seems not yet.

https://pleasureway.com/shopping-too...ure-way-store/
Thank you! For some reason I thought the link to the mattress was gone. This could be a good solution for infrequent use for a third sleeper. Hope it becomes available in the future again.
Biggest concern with these things is that they will start leaking air, at some point, just a question of time and perhaps over-inflation/temperatures.
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Our Safari Condo Promaster XL Flex has a front horizontal bed (rests on door arm rests and center support pole). 63, two pieces, stable, comfortable, Black out curtain over window and behind seats.
Oooh that sounds/looks perfect! Do you know if that is sold somewhere, by someone? Thank you for posting the pics, very much appreciated!
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I had a front hammock between front and rear solid adjustable bars mounted to A and B pillars in my VW Westfalia. I am sure you can still get them in US. Hammock was very quick to mount and dismount. Good luck.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/30403089701...EaAv7yEALw_wcB

https://campervancrazy.wordpress.com...ilds-bunk-bed/
Interesting idea, thank you. Looks spacious, although I am not sure sleeping in a hammock is for everyone. May be better for smaller kids.
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Google "cab bunk" for ideas.
Thank you, yes indeed there are a lot of ideas at the ProMasterForum. Plywood for the win! I like this one (attached) - do you know if that is available for purchase? Looks like a triple part zipper-cover foam maybe with something to re-inforce it.
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Interesting idea, thank you. Looks spacious, although I am not sure sleeping in a hammock is for everyone. May be better for smaller kids.
We used the bed for our boy. The cab width is a major limitation for adults.
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We took delivery of a PW Lexor on the Promaster chassis and in one of the cabinets was an inflatable bed and an air pump to inflate it. We don't have a use for it, so it is on a shelf in the garage.
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We took delivery of a PW Lexor on the Promaster chassis and in one of the cabinets was an inflatable bed and an air pump to inflate it. We don't have a use for it, so it is on a shelf in the garage.
Might be a selling point for a small family if you ever decide to sell your van. When I was a small kid I could sleep on anything. If that's still true for kids today, then it could also be a great solution for grand parents a young grand child.
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I see plenty of "Bag Seat Air Mattresses" for sale for about $30-40. Should be fairly easy to find something to support the center..
One issue is that they are mostly rather short (50-55").
Another one is that daily inflation/deflation is rather cumbersome, and will probably do them in rather quickly.
Cheap enough to try though.
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Inflation and deflation is a while lot easier than trying to stash some of the commercial front seat beds that have a wood base. Our Class B's are so short of storage space.
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Coming from the lightweight camping world - you don't _need_ a mattress or sleeping pad much longer than head to hips. You can fill the gap beyond with just about anything.
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Coming from the lightweight camping world - you don't _need_ a mattress or sleeping pad much longer than head to hips. You can fill the gap beyond with just about anything.
That's a good point. The pillow doesn't have to rest on the mattress.
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