- Camperising VW T6 Kombi
* I know I should post in VW forums, but most folks there are into satellite TV, curtains and mood lighting *Posted 5 days ago
Looking to make my T6 Kombi into more of a camper. Currently insulated, but with original lining/cards and floor. Double front passenger seat and triple rear bench. Looking for two seats/bed in rear, with belts, along with a removable ‘kitchen pod’ – probably to sit behind drivers seat, with fridge, hob and sink. Similar to this
Had a RIB 3/4 bed in previous van and loved it, but prefer seats further forward. Anyone got options for a decent seat/bed with belts that sits forward, but folds into the rear of the van? I know the expensive ones can be fitted on rails.
Need to keep 5 seats in total and space. Any inspiration welcomed and feel free to rabbit on about VW scene task etc. p.s. I don’t ride a Santa Cruz full sus.
LWB?Posted 5 days ago
Have a look at Juice Van Design, we got their Kombi Bed for our T6 last year, not necesarilly for bed use but as a solid big shelf to seperate the load area behind the rear seats. The seats when folded forward allow the bed frame to extend over them. Juice also do/ did a kitchen pod that mounts in the seat floor mounts.Posted 5 days ago
you can get rear opening rock and roll beds which sit nearer the position of a normal kombi seat. or use one of the various kombi beds available to use the back of the folded current seat as part of the bed?Posted 5 days ago
I’d seen the Amdro, but have a triple bench (the only downside when I bought the van) and don’t want a full width bed. The Amdro and Juice design sites give some good ideas, thanks. I guess a rear positioned seat bed plus swivel for the front passenger seats gives the most space.Posted 4 days ago
Thanks db – that’s the idea.Posted 3 days ago
This set-up looks just the sort of thing I’m after.
Have a look at the Evo pods as well;
They do a range of shapes/sizes and finishes.Posted 3 days ago
I have a Titans bed on order, about 6 weeks to fitting. Going for a 1300mm wide bed and a traditional side kitchen layout from Evo. The kitchen will be narrow to make way for the wider bed but happy with that compromise. The van is LWB and there is only the 2 of us and the dog so plenty of space overall and a normal size fridge.
Had a few conversations with Evo ref the bed as they work around the RIB bed but they are quite high compared to the Titan and we are both tall hence we went for the Titan and a slim kitchen.
This is my first van and I expected it finished by now but lockdown has buggered that. One thing we did last year was get a temp bed and a driveaway awning and we used it for about 10 nights. That was really useful in deciding how we wanted it converted. With hindsight we have gone for a traditional design but there are a number of things we wanted that we have changed our minds on since which has saved us from making expensive mistakes.Posted 3 days ago
I don’t get the slidepods type things. If I want to make a cuppa whilst sat somewhere windswept and/or freezing cold, the last place I (and any other people in the van) want to be is stood outside with the tailgate open.
I watched the Transport HQ video of these the other day: https://www.ovano.co.uk/
Looks like a really smart bit of kit and easily removable for bike hauling duties. Theres others which are basically just the bed bit – Exploria in Brighouse make a metal framed combi bed and there are various cheaper ply made options which fold flat easily.Posted 3 days ago
I don’t get the slidepods type things.
I think they work really well, in Southern Spain, or Portugal or anywhere else roasting hot. In the UK and anywhere else I’m likely to drive to, then no.Posted 3 days ago
I spend a lot of time inside my van hiding from the great Scottish weather.
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