Building a bed into your car

 

Building a Bed in the back of your car

Have you bought a car? This is ideal, it might be possible to build a bed in the back.

The best vehicles for this are ones that are slightly longer such as station wagons or SUVs. Sleeping in your car is an excellent way to save money, but in order to do that you need a bed. (You could sleep on the front seats if they recline back far enough). You can buy the materials for this at any hardware such such as Bunnings and the Home Hardware store .

 

Here is a 3-step plan to build a bed in your vehicle.

Step 1:

Place 4 legs/risers in the trunk of the car (with the seats still in an upright position, so that you know how big the board in the trunk has to be). Make the risers slightly higher than the wheel wells so that they don’t get in the way when you attach the board to the risers. In addition, it is also a good idea to consider the measurements of storage bins with wheels that you want to put under the bed board in the trunk so that you can easily slide the bins in and out. (These bins are available at Ikea, Bunnings, Crazy Clarks or any hardware or camping store.)

Step 2:

Attach the board to the risers/legs. Make sure there is little room for the board to shift. The board in the trunk stays in this space. During the day, you have enough space to put things on it or under it, and you can put the seats up. In the evening, you can put your things on the front seats, and the trunk is empty. You put the back seats flat and slide another board over those seats. You will need to make sure that this board is secure between the board in the trunk and the front seats. This board is supported by the back seats which have been folded forward. Enough support to carry the weight.

Step 3:

Slide the loose board over the back seats that have been folded down so that it is secure between the front seats and the permanent board in the trunk. In this way, you can create a flat space to put your air mattress. See: Slapen in de auto.

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