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Hi 👋, We purchased an Elddis Crusader Mistral 2015 a while ago, and while the transverse Island bed is great, it's a little snug at the bottom when you're in and out of the loo or side wardrobe. We are looking at perhaps seeing if we can purchase the sliding bed frame that would allow for the shorter mattress with bolster in order to add a few more inches of space to walk around. Has anyone done this successfully? Can't seem to find anything online of anyone attempting this or similar. Any advice would be greatly appreciated 😊
My parents are beginning to think about replacing their side fixed double van. We spent an enjoyable day at the NEC looking at what's on offer. Last time around they bought a custom built van, this time it's more likely to be "off the shelf" and the choice of fixed doubles has widened greatly. Having looked at the mid and luxury ranges from each manufacturer, it seemed like they would prefer an island bed over a side bed (unless the side bed had good access from the foot of the bed as some of the euro vans do). They seemed to prefer the island beds with the bathrooms in the middle and they also really like a tall fridge. They'd rather not put the TV in the front window. They would also prefer Alde heating (they have it now) though I think they would go to blown air as they have stayed in our van and do see how much it has come on since they last had it. They like to have an under bed storage accessible from outside and they don't like internal doors, especially if they open onto the cooker. They want single axle. Taking the above into account, I don't think we found a van that suited all of their wants (that said, it was along day and I can't remember the Swifts all that well)! Some things we / they noticed: Lunar have managed to get a side locker to access all the way under their island double even though it has its base at the back of the van) - Clubman SR Some manufacturers don't seem to offer the nice tall fridges They loved the interior of the Bailey Pegasus - L shape kitchen, sofas, brightness, colours, front shelves (high and low) The Unicorn felt dark and cheaper in comparison - shame the Cabrera layout isn't on the Pegasus The dividing door on Coachman VIP 545 opens onto the oven / hob Anyone else looking at the same choices? Be interesting to hear what people think