KIRAVANS RedBed - The kid's Campervan Bed
The Kiravans RedBed is a quick and simple solution for one child to sleep comfortably across the front seats in your campervan. It is suitable for children up to about 6 years old (length is 4ft 8in long). The RedBed is designed for the VW T5 & T6 and only suitable for use with a double passengers seat - it will work with the seat either facing forwards or rotated to face the rear (rotated to the rear is best).
A removable cover allows you to wash (at a cool temperature) and the bed is also manufactured from waterproofed nylon for ease of cleaning. When not in use the RedBed will fold up neatly into its own bag that you can store behind the driver seat, or wherever suits you best. So it will protect the bed from dinner and juice spills whilst keeping your van nice and tidy.
Extensive testing on our own kids suggests its a great bit of kit and the preferred choice of the little ones!
- Removable cover (washable at a cool temperature).
- Foam mattress insert (142cm long, 41cm wide, 32mm thick)
- Straps and hooks to hold up the 'lee cloths' (the fabric sides that stop your kids from falling on the floor).
- Hooks attach to door plastic trim (where the seatbelts go down a slot) and to the corner of the sun visor arms.
- Only suitable for use with a double passengers seat
- Colour: red only, because my kids thought it was the coolest colour.
Notes on using the RedBed:
1.) Rotate your seats (just the double or the double + driver)
2.) Adjust the height of your driver's seat to bring it as close as possible to the height of the passenger seat
3.) Give the seats a bit of a jiggle if they're not both facing the same way... so that you get the widest possible bed in the middle (you'll see what I mean when you do it!) and the least gap between the seats.
4.) Lay out the RedBed with elasticated hooks attaching to the top of the seatbelt tunnel in your door pillar trim
5.) Hook the longer straps to the outside corners of your sun visor fixings
6.) Add a pillow, sleeping bag, and nipper!
The thickness of the foam is obviously a compromise between stowability and comfort, we think it is about right but your children will still be aware of the hump on the side of the driver's seat base cushion, (ours don't seem to mind it though).