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Old 10-08-2017, 10:11 PM   #11
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This looks like the outside van bed frame ? What did you use for the horizontal piece that fits into the L-track ? In your application it looks like there is no center mount to help support the bed. Is that the case ?


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It's a modified RB Components platform bed. I modified their package so I could sleep crossways. The horizontal bar is by RB as well. I machined a center support which hooks into my existing L-track for added support. See photo.

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You could use removable cross bars at each end that takes up the tension load from side to side. A vertical beam of some sort can be floor mounted, with a cross bar at the ceiling to keep the tops spread apart. It then has the L-track mounted to it, and takes up the load instead of the wall. Ratchet straps can exert a very strong pull. I was also going to mention trampolines on catamarans, but they have been mentioned already.
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You could use removable cross bars at each end that takes up the tension load from side to side...


My thinking was along similar lines. Then I remembered that a mattress was mentioned. If a mattress is in the mix, and cross bars are included, why not just add a few more cross bars and a light slat bridging?

IF a tramp/net is really desired then using stretcher bars could work. My vision would be stretcher bars along the wall side to minimize the number of L-track attachment points necessary. The (slightly heavier duty) end stretcher bars could be hinged/locked to allow easier stowage.

The above said, I have slept on Corsair and other multi-hull tramps/nets. They can be very comfortable when they are the stiffer materials used for most racing designs. With stretcher bars and proper material a mattress may not be needed.

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P.S. - I agree that ratchet straps stretched across the walls may be able to deform the walls. I know that a stretcher bar frame tramp will not be a problem. That design will minimize the inward stress on the walls.
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IF a tramp/net is really desired then using stretcher bars could work. My vision would be stretcher bars along the wall side to minimize the number of L-track attachment points necessary. The (slightly heavier duty) end stretcher bars could be hinged/locked to allow easier stowage.

What are stretcher bars ? I've been googling but not seeing them. Can you point me in the right direction and provide a link ?

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What are stretcher bars ? ...
Stretcher bars are individual pieces. A continuous support is generally referred to as a frame.
Stretcher bars provide a support along the sides of the net/tramp/tarp. The stretcher bar is attached to the fabric. That allows fewer attachments to properly support/hang the bed or tarp.

Pipe berths use a form of stretcher bars.
Post #13 mentions stretcher bars.
http://forums.sailinganarchy.com/ind...g-pipe-berths/


A link that mentions caravans.
http://www.ybw.com/forums/showthread.php?17853-Pipe-Cot

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Not a cargo net bed setup, but used vertical l-track.

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JFloFoto: This seems like something I have been looking to do. I wanted to have my bed adjustable for different applications. I wonder if I could do something like this but somehow spring the bed weight somehow and raise it during the day for use and storage below. Thanks for the ideas!
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Has anyone used the holes in the interior with round conduit set in them for a simple bed support?
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I have been considering doing something similar as a sleeping solution for my two boys (8 and 10 years old, neither weighs more than 70lbs).

Can I put an l-track on each wall and then using a ring type attachment hook up a carabiner and hang up two hammocks for them?
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Ever get an answer? Iím thinking of doing the same thing
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