Autosleeper rear seat catch/lock upgrade?

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Re: Autosleeper rear seat catch/lock upgrade?

Postby Born Too Late » 25 Jan 2017, 21:17

Something like this was my other thought:

https://www.nationwide-trailer-parts.co ... 20Bar%20CW

with the bar fixed behind the seat but being removable and the seat attached to it. Still got the problem of securely bolting/screwing the seat back to something though. Must admit I haven't fully thought it through yet
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Re: Autosleeper rear seat catch/lock upgrade?

Postby badgerwhisper » 26 Jan 2017, 10:43

An update - VanWurks came back very quickly with good info (and the offer to come and measure up using one of their beds). They did however say that they believe their bed will impede the bottom right cupboard - might struggle to change the gas! TBH I think most (all?) beds are going to be like that. Not heard back from M1 yet.
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Re: Autosleeper rear seat catch/lock upgrade?

Postby badgerwhisper » 26 Jan 2017, 10:45

Paul Southworth wrote:I had exactly the same problem with the catches and so eventually fitted a rock n roll bed.
It fitted fine and now of course the bed is a lot safer than the Autosleeper original.


Sorry Paul, I'd missed your post. What bed did you end up going with and did it impede any of the cupboards (especially the bottom right)? Cheers!
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Re: Autosleeper rear seat catch/lock upgrade?

Postby Crackers211 » 26 Jan 2017, 18:44

badgerwhisper wrote:Yeah, that would do it!!

Hi guys. Any joy with finding out where this bed has come from?
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Re: Autosleeper rear seat catch/lock upgrade?

Postby Born Too Late » 30 Jan 2017, 20:40

Crackers211 wrote:Hi guys. Any joy with finding out where this bed has come from?


So far I've found this by googling variations of 3/4 width rock n roll jigsaw bed

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The plywood head rests look like they'd snap off under a bit of pressure. These ones were for a T4/T5 on dubmonkeys.com but I assume the principle's the same for the couple I've seen in T25s. I'd been hoping to find something with metal head rests as part of the frame but I don't think it exists.

There are so many rock n roll beds available with in-built seat belts, which I don't need cos I've fitted 3 point belts to the van, but none with head rests it seems!
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Re: Autosleeper rear seat catch/lock upgrade?

Postby badgerwhisper » 31 Jan 2017, 16:04

Yeah, doesn't look very substantial does it?!
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Re: Autosleeper rear seat catch/lock upgrade?

Postby Crackers211 » 12 Oct 2017, 21:22

Hi guys. Has anyone got a picture of the bed in the autosleeper with integrated seat belts but with the cushions on?? Can't work out how it works as a bed with the belts attached?? Cheers
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