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We are kitting out our van as a camper and are at the point where we need to sort out a rock and roll bed!

We have been looking into it and are thinking about doing the jk diy rock and roll bed (the hinge kit) anyone else done this? Just wondering if it is a case of just cutting the boards myself or if there are other bits needed that won't be included?

How does it fit in the van (t25)?

Or should I be looking at other options? Give me your thoughts and advice, which bed have you got?

I am ready, start chucking your thoughts at me :D
 

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forget the JKs ones... they fucking rubbish... they have a cheek even selling them theyíre such rubbish (shame really considering what an otherwise first rate outfit they are)... theyíre a false economy and a route youíd wish youíd never tried to follow

we have thought about establishing group meetings like alcoholics anonymous for people who have tried to make beds using their hinge kits :( after a day you want to kill yourself

buy once... buy quality

http://www.bluebird-type2.co.uk/

Bluebird ones appear to cost a lot more... but once you factor in cost of wood and hospital trips after you try and move the JKs ones and trap parts of your body in them or psychiatric evaluation after trying to fit the JKs ones they work out very good value.

Bluebird = quality and you'll fit it in a few hours and have a great and easy to use bed :)
JKs = a weekend of hell followed by a piss poor bed :(
 

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Just save your money and get a rock and roll. It's so much easier and it's worth every penny!

You can pick them up cheap enough if you keep your eyes open!
 

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I/we fitted them okay they were just so damn stiff... and yeah without instructions because they don't come with any :(
 

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Thanks guys, had looked at the bluebird one, but had moved to the jk because of the storage bit over the engine!
Just wasn't sure if you were paying over the odds for the mdf boards to fit the jk hinges!
The bluebird one looks nice and solid, I like the look of the proper frame. How does it work over the engine bay? Do you just put another piece of board there to make it even? Is that included?

Sorry for all the questions, and thanks for your help :)
 

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peelo said:
forget the JKs ones... they fucking rubbish... they have a cheek even selling them theyíre such rubbish (shame really considering what an otherwise first rate outfit they are)... theyíre a false economy and a route youíd wish youíd never tried to follow

we have thought about establishing group meetings like alcoholics anonymous for people who have tried to make beds using their hinge kits :( after a day you want to kill yourself

buy once... buy quality

http://www.bluebird-type2.co.uk/

Bluebird ones appear to cost a lot more... but once you factor in cost of wood and hospital trips after you try and move the JKs ones and trap parts of your body in them or psychiatric evaluation after trying to fit the JKs ones they work out very good value.

Bluebird = quality and you'll fit it in a few hours and have a great and easy to use bed :)
JKs = a weekend of hell followed by a piss poor bed :(
:D

We`ve done this before!

Seriously as well-why on earth would anybody put mdf in a camper?
The amount of condensation in vans...
 

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DubKopfeYellow said:
Thanks guys, had looked at the bluebird one, but had moved to the jk because of the storage bit over the engine!
Just wasn't sure if you were paying over the odds for the mdf boards to fit the jk hinges!
The bluebird one looks nice and solid, I like the look of the proper frame. How does it work over the engine bay? Do you just put another piece of board there to make it even? Is that included?

Sorry for all the questions, and thanks for your help :)
To fit a bluebird one into a T25 is easy eniough, but you will need to build in a platform at the rear above the engine about 3" high, no big deal but it would be wise to fit the bed first.
 

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Cheers everyone, think after all that I will go for the bluebird one! Thanks for your advice, your all my little stars :)
 

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Ive had the JK one in my van for a year , its very stiff , and gets jammed in the seat postition , not good when all you wanna do is go to bed

i am getting myself a bluebird one , it also now comes with a handle to help you get the bed up and down , and ive only ever heard great things about them ;)

although im sure at vanfest last year JK were showing a simlar box frame rock and roll bed as the bluebird one , but i havent seen it in there mailouts or website since :confused:
 

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I bought a R&R bed for my bay from a gent on here, he was a great bloke to deal with and i think for the money NO ONE matches the quality or build on his beds, mine was FULL width and came with Seat and back Board in nice ply (NO KICK BOARD) for £150, can't argue with that ;) :D
 

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I bought a rock and roll stylee 'sofabed' from Ikea, at around £170 from memory, which is 1.2m wide. I designed a subframe so that the subframe mounts on existing captive threads (T4 transporter) and seatbelts bolt through same mounts, i.e. meeting relevant standards in construction and use, and mot... subframe cost £50, making whole deal about £220... and the bed is very comfortable...
 

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m8 im using a bottom bunk from a kids cabin bed,the bottom bunk is a setee/double bed although to long in width,i cut it down and re attach side hinges,the hinges are mentally strong,ive a spare bottom bunk..
 
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