Modification to Skarosser8l Pt 1; the longsleeper

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Re: Modification in a Skarosser 8l/ part one/ the longsleepe

Postby Toshbins » December 7th, 2015, 9:54 pm

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Re: Modification in a Skarosser 8l/ part one/ the longsleepe

Postby PB Camper » December 9th, 2015, 5:10 pm

zildjian wrote:No a 'drawer on both sides of bed now, with fixed panel centrally, you step up on side seat and (in my case) table/closet in the middle,

PB says as you clamber up into now middle of bed, you drop the cushion into drawer unit and get beneath duvet,
what we can't see is how the actual bed sheet is
A; in place before you start
B; doesn't sag down between drawers onto table below

I've been looking for an image of a bed 'made up' but everything I've seen so far is matress & pull out cushions only,

no bedding



Sorry, i'm not sure that i understood it right?!

The bed sheet is the original size 1.40x2.00. On the cushions is no sheet.
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Re: Modification in a Skarosser 8l/ part one/ the longsleepe

Postby zildjian » December 9th, 2015, 7:00 pm

Right OK that makes it clearer thank you PB
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Re: Modification in a Skarosser 8l/ part one/ the longsleepe

Postby derestrictor » December 9th, 2015, 11:04 pm

suppose then the only way to truly get that longwise sleeping position is either buy that shaped camper, or devide a shelf either fixed or temporary turn the mattresss about but then it would be in the way in normal use as a camper
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Re: Modification in a Skarosser 8l/ part one/ the longsleepe

Postby zildjian » December 10th, 2015, 8:20 am

Well the work needed would offer a lot more space, but we aren't sure that alone is worth the effort and we'd like to see one and how it works before going ahead.
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Re: Modification in a Skarosser 8l/ part one/ the longsleepe

Postby PB Camper » December 10th, 2015, 7:59 pm

So u must wait till august 2016, when we planed a trip to GDSF, or you're invited to visit an meeting in germany... :mrgreen:
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Re: Modification in a Skarosser 8l/ part one/ the longsleepe

Postby zildjian » December 10th, 2015, 9:18 pm

OK then, so whats that in August PB ?
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Re: Modification in a Skarosser 8l/ part one/ the longsleepe

Postby PB Camper » December 11th, 2015, 5:45 pm

Great Dorset Steam Fair

I've been there in 2007 and it was an amazing show. Like to visit it again...
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Re: Modification in a Skarosser 8l/ part one/ the longsleepe

Postby Madmountainman » June 29th, 2016, 10:38 am

Just clocked this thread on your bed conversion. As regards the GDSF, there's also a really good Steam Rally in Somerset, and you get the bonus of The West Somerset Railway. http://www.steamrally.org.uk/news.htm
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Re: Modification in a Skarosser 8l/ part one/ the longsleepe

Postby mjb666 » June 29th, 2016, 4:12 pm

Hi Rich

Thanks for posting that link, i might have missed it if i hadn't looked at the new posts section which would have been a shame as it looks Great and we might now being going for the weekend. I hope no-one else misses it.

Sorry to have missed you at Branscombe.

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