Sleeping area

We installed removable bed panels from

Initially we were going to build a DIY bed but Overland Sprinters came out with a cheap, sturdy bed platform kit. Two rolled steel rails and three aluminum panel frames. You add your own plywood facing to the panel frames. This keeps the cost down to about 1/3 the cost of the RB Components alternative.

Bed panel components

That means we now have removable bed panels above the storage area at the rear of the van. They sit on rails mounted to the walls. The mattress and bedding go on top of the panels. During the winter we add a 12 Volt mattress heating pad.

When we want to use the van to carry larger items or on biking day trips, we just take the bed panels out so we have full height access to the entire rear area.

Bed rail and frames installed

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