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  1. Bed options - not carrying passengers

    T5 Conversions
    I'm relatively new to T5 ownership, a build thread is on the cards soon! T: Basically, the van has been cleaned, soundproofed, insulated and carpeted and I'm starting to plan out the interior. I'm after a bed that maximises storage space and is ideally 3/4 width (it's a SWB van so I want...
  2. Pop top mattress - what do you use

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    We are waiting to take delivery of our first camper and looking to sort some stuff out. What do you recommend for the mattress pad in the pop top? I've been in to our converters and had a measure of the sleeping platform and it looks about 112 cm wide by 180 cm long with a gap with the roof...
  3. 2001 SWB caravelle 8 seats interior width for mattress?

    Hi, Just wondering, I have removed middle row seats and wish to remove rear bench for sleeping in. without going to expense of RNR bed, temporarily what width/length size air bed or mattress will fit and lay on the floor? unfortunately the caravelles have the interior rear panels which bulge...
  4. Can bunk

    General T4 Chat
    Hi, I have been on lots of trips in my t4 on my own in the last year but I'm hoping to take my kids aged 8 and 10 and would ideally like it if we could all sleep in the van. I was wondering if anyone has had any experience of using a cab bunk for an 8 year old. She is fairly tall for her age. Is...
  5. Cab Bunks

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    Hi Guys, We have just got back from 2 weeks in South West France with out 10 month old. Had an amazing time but we had to mess around with the sleeping arrangements. Originally we had him in the roof in a small pop up carry cot in the pop up roof and we were on the comfy bed in the van. After a...
  6. Duvalay for 3/4 rock n roll bed

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    Hi, just bought a new conversion with a 3/4 rock n roll bed and wondered if anyone had used the duvalay sleeping bags on these? I was hoping to get 2 to use as a double but worried they are too big. Can't seem to find dimensions for them. Thanks for any advice. Caroline
  7. Hi all, trying to choose between a Caravelle and a camper

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    Hi all Hope you can help, although realise this is a T4 forum. We're a family of five, with a nine, six and one year old, and we've decided we want hit the open road with a VW camper or Caravelle. I guess we want it all really: day trips to the beach and the ability make a brew. Weekend...
  8. What bedding do you use?

    General T5 Chat
    Hi, I am looking at options for bedding for the family (2+2) as we will be off on our first of many trips this summer when the van is ready:db - what do you guys tend to use for bedding and what are the pros & cons? I've looked at Duvalays...
  9. Bought a T4

    New T4 Members Forum
    i bought my first t4 last night, saw it on the ebay in north wales so decided to drive up last night after a few phone calls with the pleasant old fellow. it was a 2001 white panel van with 125K on the clock, it had a lot of work done on it recently, new engine rebuild, clutch, belts, filters...
  10. Sleeping in a LWB Caravelle

    T5 Conversions
    Considering a Caravelle - LWB for the space and flexibility - but find the sleep pack isn't available - don't know why? Does anybody know why not and has anyone a good solution to making the bed big and flat without it - I will take the middle two seats out most of the time - certainly when...
  11. Seating/Sleeping Ideas

    General T4 Chat
    Hi All, Im new to the forum, and have just brought myself a '97 SWB 1.9 T4 for a very good price. Picking it up sometime this week! Im starting to think about the conversion now, and starting to draw up some design's. Dont think we are going to need sink/gas hobs at all. I am starting to...