Vanning.com logo
Boxdin
Site Navigation


Advertisements
Recent Posts
Dr. Bob's Jokes Thread
by newkirkinc1. November 21st 2018 7:46 am
Robo's Lowrider Boogie Van
by newkirkinc1. November 21st 2018 7:44 am
Quick Fix For Steering?
by Overdose. November 21st 2018 3:35 am
Brake line help
by Moliva1568. November 20th 2018 9:52 pm
Hello From BC
by oldskool73. November 20th 2018 6:40 pm
Whats your temperature ?
by Meanmachine. November 20th 2018 6:34 pm
1977 Custom Chevy Van
by Dyno_Dave. November 19th 2018 11:55 pm
Dark Star 75 Chevy G10
by Dyno_Dave. November 19th 2018 11:52 pm
Wizard78 I'm Back
by Lee7673. November 19th 2018 10:33 pm
Featured Links
Vanning.Com is a an authorized Amsoil Dealer


Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate Thread
Mattress sizes on rear beds ??? #740097
September 05th 2018 3:36 pm
September 05th 2018 3:36 pm
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 210
Brunswick, OH
D
dreamweaver77 Offline OP
enthusiast
dreamweaver77  Offline OP
enthusiast
D
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 210
Brunswick, OH
What's the most common size of a rear bed in an old school van and where can I purchase a mattress? I'm starting from the beginning, will build the frame with storage underneath but have no idea what size to build it ??? Any suggestions ???


"THE MUSIC IS REVERSABLE, BUT TIME IS NOT. TURN BACK, TURN BACK, TURN BACK, TURN BACK..."
Re: Mattress sizes on rear beds ??? [Re: dreamweaver77] #740098
September 05th 2018 4:17 pm
September 05th 2018 4:17 pm
Joined: Jul 2018
Posts: 75
Raleigh, NC
B
bubbafat Offline
journeyman
bubbafat  Offline
journeyman
B
Joined: Jul 2018
Posts: 75
Raleigh, NC
Don't know about most common, but we're doing an RV short queen.

Re: Mattress sizes on rear beds ??? [Re: dreamweaver77] #740104
September 05th 2018 6:00 pm
September 05th 2018 6:00 pm
Joined: Sep 2005
Posts: 8,524
Georgia, USA
CatFish Offline
carpal tunnel
CatFish  Offline
carpal tunnel
Joined: Sep 2005
Posts: 8,524
Georgia, USA
My2%

If it's for two, and sleeping across the van, then a futon size will work pretty well.
An RV short queen is 60" X 75".....better for sleeping length wise.
We've been using a futon with a foam topper in our GMC because it's much thinner and still sleeps very well. We sleep crosswise in the van.
We like the thinner part as it allows a little more room under the bed for storage without bumping our head.

[Linked Image]

Cat Fish, on Flickr


------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
There are only two real tragedies in life. One is not getting what you want and the other is getting it.
Re: Mattress sizes on rear beds ??? [Re: dreamweaver77] #740105
September 05th 2018 6:56 pm
September 05th 2018 6:56 pm
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 210
Brunswick, OH
D
dreamweaver77 Offline OP
enthusiast
dreamweaver77  Offline OP
enthusiast
D
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 210
Brunswick, OH
Thanks CatFish, forgot all about using a futon mattress. I'm building it the old way for sleeping two laying across the back of the van. My other vans had them already built in and I just added a foam topper but this one is being built from the ground up. It's been so long I can't remember what we used in the 70's ??? LOL !!!


"THE MUSIC IS REVERSABLE, BUT TIME IS NOT. TURN BACK, TURN BACK, TURN BACK, TURN BACK..."
Re: Mattress sizes on rear beds ??? [Re: dreamweaver77] #740110
September 05th 2018 8:19 pm
September 05th 2018 8:19 pm
Joined: Sep 2005
Posts: 8,524
Georgia, USA
CatFish Offline
carpal tunnel
CatFish  Offline
carpal tunnel
Joined: Sep 2005
Posts: 8,524
Georgia, USA
I always reinforced the wall at the foot of the bed as that was always the part of the wall that got pushed against while sleeping, rolling over and .....well....other activities. devil

laugh



------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
There are only two real tragedies in life. One is not getting what you want and the other is getting it.
Re: Mattress sizes on rear beds ??? [Re: dreamweaver77] #740111
September 05th 2018 8:52 pm
September 05th 2018 8:52 pm
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 210
Brunswick, OH
D
dreamweaver77 Offline OP
enthusiast
dreamweaver77  Offline OP
enthusiast
D
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 210
Brunswick, OH
Great tip! Thanks drool


"THE MUSIC IS REVERSABLE, BUT TIME IS NOT. TURN BACK, TURN BACK, TURN BACK, TURN BACK..."

Moderated by  Astro 

Donate


Upcoming Events
discovery
Instagram Feed
Who's Online Now
0 registered members (), 1 guest and 8 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Newest Members
Porkchop, 1977van, RoboforcerX2000, Vannerz, 1986Beauville
10643 Registered Users
Top Posters(30 Days)
Dyno_Dave 108
frscke1 98
kursed 38
CatFish 33
Forum Statistics
Forums68
Topics34,990
Posts514,867
Members10,644
Most Online177
May 8th, 2013

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.1.1