Symphony 1995 converting 2 birth to 2+2

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Symphony 1995 converting 2 birth to 2+2

Post by Matt Lewis on Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:42 pm

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We've got a 1995 Symphony 2 birth whicvh has been great for the last few years but now our boy is 4 we need to move him out of our bed. 

Has anyone converted a 2 birth to 2+2 and have any advise ? I'm going to check the job out this weekend so any help would be gratefully received.

From the quick look I previously made what wasn't immediately obvious to me was how I remove the shelve edges that run along each side of the van.


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Re: Symphony 1995 converting 2 birth to 2+2

Post by melcragg on Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:00 pm

Yep I did this to my symbol which is basically the same van. I removed the rails and had 2 pieces of wood cut and covered them with glued on car carpet. I still have loads of the carpet and aerosol glue if you want it? I have one of the boards I made still.  The girlfriends young daughters loved sleeping up there. :)

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Re: Symphony 1995 converting 2 birth to 2+2

Post by Matt Lewis on Thu Apr 20, 2017 11:31 pm

Hi Mel,

thanks for the offer :) did you also pad the boards ont he other side ?

Do the rails unscrew or do you need to crowbar them off ?
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Re: Symphony 1995 converting 2 birth to 2+2

Post by Bartfarst on Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:23 am

As delivered to Hayes in 1995, my Harmony was a two berth which was then converted to four. As far as I know the main element of the conversion is a one piece folding section of the bed base which replaces the bulkhead plus door. There are then three further bed base sections which stack into the remaining over cab space.

I can provide photos and dimensions if you wish.

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Re: Symphony 1995 converting 2 birth to 2+2

Post by Matt Lewis on Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:33 am

Bartfarst that would be a great help if you could please, would give me a good reference starting point

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Re: Symphony 1995 converting 2 birth to 2+2

Post by Bartfarst on Mon Apr 24, 2017 4:01 pm

Please see the attached photos. There are two identical wide removable bed base sections plus one narrow on (with child netting). All bed base sections appear to be 12mm or 1/2" timber (assumed plywood) made up to a total thickness of 40mm with foam.

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Re: Symphony 1995 converting 2 birth to 2+2

Post by Nain on Mon Apr 24, 2017 8:04 pm

Hello, We bought Mel Cragg's Symbol complete with boards. Never used them but kept them when we traded the Symbol in last year. If you can think of a way to get the boards from Anglesey you can have them !
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Re: Symphony 1995 converting 2 birth to 2+2

Post by Matt Lewis on Mon Apr 24, 2017 9:43 pm

Thanks Bartfarst they are really really useful pictures. I can't quite tell is the child netting only on one side ?
do you have a ladder or make do without ?

Nain that is an extremely kind offer than you. Sounds like a great excuse for a holiday in North Wales :-) I'll be in touch 

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Re: Symphony 1995 converting 2 birth to 2+2

Post by Bartfarst on Tue Apr 25, 2017 8:16 am

Matt,

Yes, the netting only comes across the 'cooker' side of the last board.

A folding ladder was provided by AS but it was bulky and took up loads of valuable storage space so we never used it. Instead the girls used to climb onto the cooker lid, then into their beds. (Ah, those were the days!)

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Re: Symphony 1995 converting 2 birth to 2+2

Post by Nain on Tue Apr 25, 2017 9:21 pm

You are more than welcome to the boards. Can think of worse places to visit!
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Re: Symphony 1995 converting 2 birth to 2+2

Post by Matt Lewis on Fri Jun 09, 2017 8:33 pm

Hi Nain,

thanks for the offer of the boards. I've now got a new head gasket on the van so will be looking to convert it soon.

may I ask what the dimensions of your boards are please ? I hope they are not somewhere difficult to get to!
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