Pop top van with single beds

Submitted: Friday, Jan 29, 2010 at 13:34
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Because I am such a tall bugger and snore ,I am after some suggestions for a pop top van with larger single beds any ideas
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Reply By: Roughasguts - Friday, Jan 29, 2010 at 13:46

Friday, Jan 29, 2010 at 13:46
I have a Windsor Rapid, and if you lay the table down with the end extended the sleeping area is 7'7" long plenty for most tall fella's I reckon.
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Reply By: Member - Alanc - Friday, Jan 29, 2010 at 14:38

Friday, Jan 29, 2010 at 14:38
We have a Coromal Seka Pioneer 445 which is fitted with the L shape beds configuration- one lengthwise down one side of the van with the other across the back. The bed across the back is 1900 long or 2100 if you take out a small storage cupboard at one end. I looked at taking out the cupboard but it was not a straightforward exercise . I just fit across the back but it would be nice to have a little more room, maybe one day I will have it removed properly by a tradesman.

PS- can't help with the snoring, got the same problem myself , or so I'm led to believe.
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Follow Up By: Tenpounder (SA) - Friday, Jan 29, 2010 at 14:46

Friday, Jan 29, 2010 at 14:46
The only reason for snorers to have single beds is to protect you from punitive kicks from offended females. They have no effect whatsoever on the snoring itself.
More seriously, our Coromal singles are not particularly long. I am 5ft 8 in the old language, and There's no spare (but ours is a few years old, if that makes any difference). Mind you, many modern doubles are ridiculously short as well.
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Reply By: Gramps - Friday, Jan 29, 2010 at 14:50

Friday, Jan 29, 2010 at 14:50
Get a van to suit the Boss and you sleep outside. Both problems fixed :)))

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Follow Up By: Tenpounder (SA) - Friday, Jan 29, 2010 at 15:05

Friday, Jan 29, 2010 at 15:05
Funny you should say that, Gramps. A swag under the awning is BLISS
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Reply By: Member - DAZA (QLD) - Friday, Jan 29, 2010 at 17:19

Friday, Jan 29, 2010 at 17:19
We have single beds in our van, I'm 6'2" and still have room at the end, about 4" approximately, and they are reasonably wide, two people can lay on the bed, only thing is it has to be one on top of the other, ok ok I know wishfull thinking lol lol,
but it stops me from snoring.

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Reply By: Member - barry F (NSW) - Friday, Jan 29, 2010 at 17:28

Friday, Jan 29, 2010 at 17:28
G'day Pastie, you don't say how tall you are or how loud you snore!! Anyway we changed from a van with an Island bed to one with two singles, main reason being was that the island bed was a bit short for me & I am only an average 6 footer. The Island bed had an extension arrangement which helped but the whole set up was squeezy.

I just measured the length of our singles & they are each 6' 10'' long which is plenty for me. My observation at looking at many new & used vans has been that single bedding is generally always longer than island beds, regardless of the make of the van. Cheers.

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Reply By: PradOz - Friday, Jan 29, 2010 at 20:20

Friday, Jan 29, 2010 at 20:20
Not sure how single beds stop snoring but here is something that possibly could. Its a product called SOLUSNORE. They are losenges that can give up to 8 hours peace. They cost around $10 for 15 from chemists - not all have them but they are available on the net. Cheap enough to try i reckon.

My stepfather is a terrible snorer. I only ever heard one that snored louder and longer. He tried these and they did work. Its the first thing that has ever stopped him.

Not a cure but for a few peaceful nights away they may be worth a try. Now if only i can get SWMBO to give them a go too. Hmmm, looks like i better keep the ear plugs handy....

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Follow Up By: PradOz - Friday, Jan 29, 2010 at 20:22

Friday, Jan 29, 2010 at 20:22
Forgot to mention that if they work for you, your SWMBO may be wishing for a double bed setup rather than singles ;)
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Reply By: Member - Scrubby (VIC) - Friday, Jan 29, 2010 at 23:04

Friday, Jan 29, 2010 at 23:04
G`day pastie,

While lying in/on the bed in normal sleeping position measure the distance between the top of your head and the head end of the bed.
Now I reckon that if you are using a "normal" sized pillow that this distance could be as much as six inches or more, = wasted space.
So to reduce this distance and thus moving you further up the bed ..................... use a smaller pillow, works for me. :>)

Dunno about the snoring, still working on that one.

Sweet Dreams,


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Reply By: ozjohn0 - Sunday, Jan 31, 2010 at 09:52

Sunday, Jan 31, 2010 at 09:52
If you're looking to purchase a new van then almost any of the Custom Van Builders will happily make you a van with longer bed(s). Standard single beds in vans are usually 7'2" which suite a height of around 5'10" - 6" max. Remember you have to allow some space for the pillows. Custom builders generally build longer beds at around 7' 6" or 7' 8", but will even go longer if required.
The standard width of single beds is 2'6" but can be increased to 2'9" without too much trouble. The cost of these changes when ordering a new van will be about $500 extra as bed bases and wardrobes etc are made with standard jigs, but to accommodate the different size beds they'll have to be custom built to suit.
Foam or latex mattresses are not a problem, but if you want quality inner springs then you'll need to stick to a standard mattress size.
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