Which Full Width R&R Bed Should I get?

Discussion in 'Camper Conversions' started by Domo1977, Nov 18, 2013.

  1. Want to fit a full width bed for the van so that I can fit 3 point belts in the rear using the OG style riser brackets for the top fixing. like the ones in this thread: http://thelatebay.com/index.php?thr...t-inertia-seatbelt-bracket.18366/#post-297507

    Plus needs to work with Kids car seats

    So could anybody share their purchasing experience/tell me which ones are good and which to avoid?

    Wood frame or metal frame?

    Sorry if this has been done to death before did a search and couldn't find much....

  2. Baysearcher

    Baysearcher [secret moderator]

    Rusty Lee beds always get good press.
  3. I'd get a Westy one mine is fantastic. :):worship:
  4. They are good beds and well priced:thumbsup:
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  5. Poptop2

    Poptop2 Moderator

    I agree with Chris. My westy bed is very comfortable. Full width westy for me.
  6. JamesLey

    JamesLey Sponsor

    I'm going with a rusty lee at some point.
  7. Rusty Lee in Kitty - no that's not a sick euphemism, just a recommendation
  8. Cool, thanks for the info so far; so Rusty Lee is looking good; can anybody give me a idea of price and what is included in the kit/what you need to supply yourself etc. please?
  9. Rusty lee no other choice mate cracking bed
  10. You get everything you need with rusty lee part from bolts to fasten to the van
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    Few pics for yer
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  12. Poptop2

    Poptop2 Moderator

    I reckon you should TRY a westy bed before committing. I have never found better - Devons. Danbury, Kampa - no comparison.

    I have never tried a Rusty Lee bed but would be very surprised if it matched the westy.
  13. i went for a bluebird bed
  14. thanks for the pics of the Rusty Lee Bed - really helpful - where does the bed bolt down to? the old kombi seat mounts or new holes?
    Whats the weight like compared to the Westy Bed? looks lighter being a metal frame

    A full width Westy Bed would be good too, (our van used to have a 3/4 which was nice but didn't suit our needs) but trying to get one second hand is not that easy and they are usually quite pricey or does anybody make a copy for reasonable £££?

    and whats the Bluebird bed like compared to the other two?
  15. Baysearcher

    Baysearcher [secret moderator]

    Never tried either but given the choice I'd go for new every time.
  16. You can use the seat belt mounts on the arches you will need longer bolts to accommodate the seat belt and bed frame. I then drilled the bottom of bed frame onto my wood floor
  17. Rusty Lee are about £200 with the boards - not a bad price at all.
  18. Cheers for all the info guys - have been speaking to (Rusty) Lee in the background and have gone for one of his beds
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  19. You won't be disapointed :thumbsup: if you have already got the seat belt fixing holes then an easy fit, when I did mine I bought new seat belt kits & they came with bolts of two different lengths, the only thing I added was a support bracket from a length of L shaped ally pop riveted for extra support when in the bed position as I found it dropped a little when I climbed aboard (I'm a big fella) :D

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