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Old 06-24-2019, 06:12 PM   #11
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Does anyone sell the fabrication drawings for the wall rails and bed panel frames? I would like to try to make my own.
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Old 06-24-2019, 06:47 PM   #12
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Does anyone sell the fabrication drawings for the wall rails and bed panel frames? I would like to try to make my own.
I custom fabricated my own bed panels in order to meet my needs. I believe OverlandSprinters will do custom dimensions on request. I made four panels rather than three to make the panels easier to handle. This also allowed me to stack two per wall when not in use. The panels each measured 19 x 62, wide enough for a 60 queen sized bed and leaving a 3-4 pocket along each side for things like phones or water bottles.

I offset the wall rails 2+ per side to accommodate the shorter bed panels. Shorter bed panels are easier to stack, remove, or reconfigure. I added 2 wide interlocking tabs at the center between panels to eliminate any up and down movement of individual panels. And lastly I shortened and lowered the rear grab handles rather than wrap the bed panel around the handles. The rearmost bed panel makes full use of the window inset with about 1 of clearance for the insulated window covers,

If I made them again I would consider eliminating the middle crossmember in each panel. I may eventually replace the powder coated steel support rails with aluminum versions in the future.













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That is a very interesting kit. I am now planning to arrange the sleeping place, but I want to make it foldable, so I could use the cargo space to load stuff in case I need to carry something bulky.
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That is a very interesting kit. I am now planning to arrange the sleeping place, but I want to make it foldable, so I could use the cargo space to load stuff in case I need to carry something bulky.
https://vancompass.com/collections/i...13541694111840

Folds up.
I think I would have preferred this over the overland sprinters kit I have, as far as my usage goes.
Not enough to make a change.
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https://vancompass.com/collections/i...13541694111840

Folds up.
I think I would have preferred this over the overland sprinters kit I have, as far as my usage goes.
Not enough to make a change.
This looks to be very versatile, thank you for posting this! But the price is a little bit out of my budget, I guess I'll have to save some $, because every time I try to fabricate something, in the end result turns to be just as expensive as the ready-made unit.
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This looks to be very versatile, thank you for posting this! But the price is a little bit out of my budget, I guess I'll have to save some $, because every time I try to fabricate something, in the end result turns to be just as expensive as the ready-made unit.
Its a nice bed if you would use as intended.

As far as costs:
Overland sprinter bed kit and shipping was $1,000 (rough guess dont recall exact amount)
Then add in wood, hardware to attach plywood, finish for plywood, paint, polish or powder for the bed frame and rails..

People use ikea skorva rails and have a decent result for not much money, same amount if work as the overland sprinters bed.
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This looks to be very versatile, thank you for posting this! But the price is a little bit out of my budget, I guess I'll have to save some $, because every time I try to fabricate something, in the end result turns to be just as expensive as the ready-made unit.
Here is a unused secondhand one offered for sale
https://sprinter-source.com/forum/sh...ad.php?t=76197

Also check your local CL, as you never know what may pop up.
This is denver at a van converter and way less than the bed kit would be. If it works for your set up and van. https://denver.craigslist.org/pts/d/...906277816.html
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