Post by joncloudvanman on Mar 1, 2016 22:01:27 GMT
Hey all. I still have my R & R bed from my Trafic & today i was looking at it & noticed that it has a rolling mechanism for left & right motion. I hadn't noticed this before. Thing is, it appears to have a single levered bolt to hold it steady & by pulling that bolt back you can then, in theory, move the bed left & right. The runners are clearly there on the frame but i cannot for the life of me work out how it shifts. I must be missing a really obvious trick somewhere. Has anyone else got this mechanism ? Or seen one like it before ?
I have never seen one like that before Jon, the ones I know go front and back only.
Are there slotted holes in the runner support brackets?
Next time i go to it (It's in storage) i'll take some pictures. It's odd, a nice R&R bed & yes, it does the usual roll forward & back. I was showing it to some guy who might have wanted to buy it & i noticed the side rolling runners, hadn't seen them before. It appears to have a side shifting function & as simple as it looks i havn't been able to work out how it releases yet. Gonna go back for another try & i'm thinking of hanging on to it now anyway.
Dunno about slotted holes, again, i'll take another look soon. I'll get back when i have pics. Cheers.
Post by joncloudvanman on Mar 10, 2016 15:46:03 GMT
I managed to work the thing out. There were a couple of bolts through its roller bars holding a pair of 'D' rings. I just took those out & hey presto, it rolls sideways about 18". Really good because the lever for the seat section always used to get jammed against the sliding door frame but now i will be able to shift it to the left & roll it further back. Ironically i didn't have my camera with me today, it was an unscheduled visit to the container but i will get those pics before long. Neat little feature.
Post by joncloudvanman on Mar 10, 2016 21:31:06 GMT
Well, it side-shifts on the rigid frame so you couldn't walk there but what i could do is slide it as a 3/4 bed, all the way over to the cupboards & then fill the gap with cussions for a full double bed..... Probable best to wait for the pictures really. I would be more forthcoming but the van is still parked up & waiting for a new turbo. In a week or so i might be mobile again. Until then i have a Suzuki carry to tide me over. You's have to be 3 feet tall to live in that thing !
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