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Sleeping Room

Post by Chazz » Mon Jun 01, 2015 7:56 pm

What are the swb caddy's like to sleep in?
I am thinking of getting one to replace my transit connect to haul mountain bikes about and sleep in at races, but that is a lwb and is only just long enough, is there the possibility of removing the bulkhead and moving the front seats forwards in the caddy? as this is not possible in the connect.
I'm around 6'2"/6'3" if it helps.

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Charlie
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Re: Sleeping Room

Post by Springer Mad » Mon Jun 01, 2015 9:27 pm

Hi,
Why not just go for the maxi and enjoy the extra space that it will bring.

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Re: Sleeping Room

Post by dan@biali » Mon Jun 01, 2015 9:45 pm

Bulkhead is easy to remove and then push the seats all the way forward. Reckon you'd have enough room. There's a company that offer swivel seat conversions for the Caddy so it turns round to face the back. You could then design a bed around using the passenger seat as the headboard.
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Re: Sleeping Room

Post by dizzee stuff » Mon Jun 01, 2015 10:04 pm

plenty of room with the bulkhead removed and front seats pushed forward, I turned my SWB into a camper.
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Re: Sleeping Room

Post by Chazz » Mon Jun 01, 2015 11:14 pm

Springer Mad wrote:Hi,
Why not just go for the maxi and enjoy the extra space that it will bring.

I still want it to be small enough to handle like a car, as I'm thinking of getting rid of my van and car for a caddy, I am very tempted by the potential power gains :twisted:

Sounds good though, might make a flap that folds down behind the passenger seat to extend sleeping room.

Thanks,
Charlie
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Re: Sleeping Room

Post by Dave W » Tue Jun 02, 2015 8:52 am

I use a full sized double mattress in the back of mine, fits like a glove.

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Re: Sleeping Room

Post by christhreadgill » Tue Jun 02, 2015 12:49 pm

I have a custom sofabed in mine. Bulkhead to rear doors is 170cm, and wheelarch to wheelarch is 113cm.

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Re: Sleeping Room

Post by 2005fredp » Mon Jun 08, 2015 8:30 pm

The Caddy Maxi is 2.2m (just over 7ft) from rear doors to bulkhead if it helps.

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Re: Sleeping Room

Post by proph3t » Tue Jun 09, 2015 9:57 pm

I'm 6'2" and can just manage it with the bulkhead in and all my gear piled on one side, so i'd imagine with the bulkhead removed it'd work easily.

Nice conversion dizzee stuff!

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Re: Sleeping Room

Post by mkvanman » Wed Jun 10, 2015 8:31 am

Image Get a screen blind shut the back doors no disturbance.Job done

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Re: Sleeping Room

Post by feeenix14 » Wed Jun 10, 2015 12:49 pm

That answers a few questions for me. I was thinking of getting two touran passenger seats as they fold flat and making them fit somehow then putting a mattress over them but no need now as im only 5ft 7", this must be the only joy of being a short ar5e

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Re: Sleeping Room

Post by Chewitt » Tue Jun 23, 2015 8:01 pm

I'm in the process of building a sleeping area in the rear of my caddy . Just removed the bulk head and I had a enough room . Barley have to move the seats forward and I'm 6 ft

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Re: Sleeping Room

Post by chipster » Tue Jun 23, 2015 10:12 pm

dizzee stuff wrote:plenty of room with the bulkhead removed and front seats pushed forward, I turned my SWB into a camper.
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That conversion looks amazing did you design it yourself or follow plans, I wouldnt mind a conversion like that, well done

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Re: Sleeping Room

Post by dizzee stuff » Wed Jun 24, 2015 6:52 am

mkvanman wrote:Image Get a screen blind shut the back doors no disturbance.Job done
where did you get that screen cover from ? it looks a much better fit than my own.

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Re: Sleeping Room

Post by mostlysimon » Wed Jun 24, 2015 8:55 am

dizzee stuff wrote: where did you get that screen cover from ? it looks a much better fit than my own.
Looks like a Rainbow screen?

http://www.rainbowuk.com

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