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08 Oct 2015 @ 13:46:15 pm
Studdybear
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I have been looking at island bed caravans for awhile although only on Photos. I have a 1999 Gypsy Romany. On either side of the bed there is a wardrobe/Side Table and only just enough space to get around the bed. After looking at most caravan specs they are all around the same width approximately 2.3meters. So how do some caravans still have an island bed and are able to place a "Dressing Table" area or sink next to the bed. Even a double wardrobe on one side. Are those beds made that much narrower? Appears to me that some Island beds are wider than others. Can someone clarify this for me because I can find nowhere what the widths of the Islands beds are in any caravan.
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08 Oct 2015 @ 14:26:45 pm
DR DRAKE GP not a Doctor nor a GP
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Hi Studdy bear,

Why do you ask? The pictures you have shown are all standard items.

I built my own in a Caravette 6. The width was determined by the space around and not the size. The matress was oredered to size. Mine is also higher (deeper) than the standard ones with more advantages.

 

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08 Oct 2015 @ 14:33:32 pm
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Hi Dr. It just appears that there is a lot more space on either side of some beds than others yet the width of the caravan stays pretty constant.
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08 Oct 2015 @ 14:40:36 pm
DR DRAKE GP not a Doctor nor a GP
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True, but that also depends on the layout and size of cupboards.

Believe it or not, even extra length allows for a narrower bed.

When planning ours, I drew the plan on the floor to ensure sufficient walk around space - then I could see about another 6 cm between the cupbords at the foot end and lying at an angle gives even more length - our matress is about 4 cm broader than a standard dubbel bed.

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08 Oct 2015 @ 14:42:14 pm
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Thanks for the info DR.
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08 Oct 2015 @ 14:58:46 pm
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I am speaking under correction, but I do not think that 2.300m is standard Double bed size. Without measuring I would think in the region of 1.400 - 1.500m
That (2.3m) must be closer to KING Size bed or bigger.
The easiest would be to go and measure then you will be sure of what you are saying.
I do not think that a double bed is square and it cannot be much over 2.0m long, so the breadth is less than 2.0m
If it was for example 1.5m Wide, you will have an extra 0.8M for your cupboards and basin which will explain where the extra space comes from.
Hope you solve your problem (I do not have the luxury of a Caravan to measure for you - sorry - just trying to help).
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08 Oct 2015 @ 15:06:14 pm
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Edge, I believe the 2.3 m, reffers to the van width,  and not the bed.laughing

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08 Oct 2015 @ 15:07:00 pm
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Agreed - I viewed the 2.3m as reference to the caravan width - and with two small side cupboards would definately be narower.

In our case, the width would be about double the standard single bed at the back of the Caravette 6 as I cut the middle cupboard in half and fitted them for the cupboards at the head end.

Sorry don't have measurements here at work.

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08 Oct 2015 @ 15:22:55 pm
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"Hope you solve your problem (I do not have the luxury of a Caravan to measure for you - sorry - just trying to help)".

Sorry guys - just trying to help.
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08 Oct 2015 @ 16:06:49 pm
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Standard bed sizes:

King size:183 x190cm

Qeen size: 152 x 190cm

Double bed : 137 x 190cm

3/4 bed : 105 x 190

Fleetline-L space provided: 120 x 200 cm. Not standard at all !!

This makes me mad!yell





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10 Oct 2015 @ 10:23:32 am
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See you got the size 

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11 Oct 2015 @ 21:15:39 pm
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Finally got out the tape measure and measured the bed in the Romany 1999. The space provided between the cupboards on either side is exactly 1,37m (Double bed Width). The inside width of the caravan is 2,13m. This leaves 380mm either side of the bed. Now I'm even more confused on how they put a sink and vanity next to the island bed and allow sufficient space unless they make the bed smaller than 1.37m (Double). But then Jonnies bed (Post Above) in his Fleetline only has a width or 1.2m so yes then there could be enough space but you loosing out on a double bed.
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