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    bed foam for conversion?

    im planning to convert my 52 plate vauxhall combo soon i know what i need to do but unsure of the best place to order bed material and get it cut to the size i want it.
    i need the matress/foam about 5 to 6 inches thick not to soft and not to hard so hoping someone who has done a convesrion can give me some advice
    thanks jason

    #2
    This isn't foam but I find it perfect in my Kangoo adaptation:

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Lounge-Single-BROWN-Leather-Beanbag/dp/B001H7NYEO/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1308697203&sr=8-3

    It's warm, not prone to damp in cold weather, is splashproof and the cover can be wiped clean. It's also very supportive and moulds to body contours.

    I was originally looking for firm foam to make cushions for my van - but this is very much more practical. Depending on your needs, it might be worth considering (and if you order via the forum's link, the forum will benefit from a small commission on the sale!).

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      #3
      that double looks great are they sewn together i dont want it moving when i sleep? not sure i will be able to fit it into my plans as im looking for a matress type of bed. but will keep the option open
      Last edited by welshjason; 22-06-2011, 01:09.

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        #4
        I bought the single width (600mm). All three panels are stitched together and don't move during use. It also folds into a Z when not in use - this is useful for me when carrying a bulky load.

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          #5
          Also have them in foam with cotton cover here:
          http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/SLEEPMASTERS-F...item80109030af

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            #6
            These look good but I'd be cautious about using anything with a cotton cover in a van. It will absorb moisture and have a tendency to become damp, especially in winter.

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              #7
              Originally posted by karenw View Post
              These look good but I'd be cautious about using anything with a cotton cover in a van. It will absorb moisture and have a tendency to become damp, especially in winter.
              I never thought about the damp, I must admit, Karen! Leather would be better then. I'm a fairweather camper!! (be nice if we had some this summer!)

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                #8
                My husband has a boat so this is something we're both very aware of.

                The fake leather/vinyl is much better but it can be a bit sweaty in hot weather so a fleece or woolly blanket under a sleeping bag is a good idea. I use my electric blanket beneath my sleeping bag - even though it's not plugged in, it's good to have that extra layer. It's not an issue during cold weather and the polystyrene beads in the beanbag retain some body heat (unlike foam).

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                  #9
                  Hi,

                  I bought my foam from www.efoam.co.uk - cut to size. Fill in the size details, then ask for a quote, and you will then have options as to how hard. I chose High (firm) as that is recommend for camper vans etc.

                  Dave
                  SteamyDave http://www.steamydave.co.uk/campervan
                  "If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants."

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by steamydave View Post
                    Hi,

                    I bought my foam from www.efoam.co.uk - cut to size. Fill in the size details, then ask for a quote, and you will then have options as to how hard. I chose High (firm) as that is recommend for camper vans etc.

                    Dave
                    cheers dave i will have a look..

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                      #11
                      BTW, I bought 10cm foam – comfy for me, but then I am well padded – but heavy!

                      Dave
                      SteamyDave http://www.steamydave.co.uk/campervan
                      "If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants."

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                        #12
                        we have a place near us in Stockport called Sherlock Foams! They do all sorts of foams, cut to size, recut if your measurements have been a bit out. They are very good.

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                          #13
                          Love their name!

                          Dave
                          SteamyDave http://www.steamydave.co.uk/campervan
                          "If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants."

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by Dolly View Post
                            we have a place near us in Stockport called Sherlock Foams! They do all sorts of foams, cut to size, recut if your measurements have been a bit out. They are very good.
                            thats a great name

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