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Post by Wroxham29 on Fri Aug 04, 2017 1:56 pm

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As I'm a solo traveller I thought I could use the bed as a wide single this would involve drivers seat right forward Then a board 3' x 1' over the leisure battery with a full width foam.
Has anyone tried this,did it work or was it frought with problems?

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Re: Single bed mod in a 2001 Symbol.

Post by Nu107 on Mon Aug 07, 2017 11:00 am

Hi - I have a symbol 2003 and often use the benches as single beds, I think 2001 is the same layout but I'm not sure!
To use the driver side bed I have to push the driver seat as far forward as possible and tilt the seat forward slightly, this then allows for the extra bed cushion (as supplied) to squeeze in to make the bed longer, it does go on top of the leisure battery.
I pull the width out first as you cannot do it after inserting the extra cushion. Have you not got the extra cushions?... they are used for the double bed too.
Hope this helps.
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Post by Wroxham29 on Mon Aug 07, 2017 3:37 pm

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Nu107 wrote:Hi - I have a symbol 2003 and often use the benches as single beds, I think 2001 is the same layout but I'm not sure!
To use the driver side bed I have to push the driver seat as far forward as possible and tilt the seat forward slightly, this then allows for the extra bed cushion (as supplied) to squeeze in to make the bed longer, it does go on top of the leisure battery.
I pull the width out first as you cannot do it after inserting the extra cushion. Have you not got the extra cushions?... they are used for the double bed too.
Hope this helps.
The only cushion I've got is the one that slides in at the end of the bed to make an arm rest(I think that's what it's for)
So are there 2 infil cushions that make the double bed up?

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Re: Single bed mod in a 2001 Symbol.

Post by Paulmold on Mon Aug 07, 2017 4:00 pm

There are actually 3 infill cushions which does not include the one you have that slides in the end of the bench lifts up and folds forward leaving a gap for one of the infills. I'll try and find the post I made a few years back describing how they all fit.


Found a thread ...


http://www.autosleeper-ownersforum.com/t4925-auto-sleeper-symphony-questions

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2001 Symbol single bed make-up

Post by Wally Walgett on Mon Aug 07, 2017 9:36 pm

Hi.
I have a 2001 Symbol and make up 2 single beds. Using the long bench seat behind the drivers seat I first move the drivers seat forward. I have made a board 2' x 1' which is placed over the leisure battery and uses the seat frame and the top of the bench legs as a support. I have measured up a piece of thick foam, (foam from an old lounge cushion) and used this as an infill. As for having 3 infill cushions for the Symbol it appears that I am in the same position as yourself, as when I bought the vehicle 4 years ago I had only one infill cushion and the other one is for the arm rest to the bench seat/ bed. Are you pulling the bench seat out about 4 inches and locking it in before using it as a bed?

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Post by Wroxham29 on Mon Aug 07, 2017 9:58 pm

Wally Walgett wrote:Hi.
I have a 2001 Symbol and make up 2 single beds.  Using the long bench seat behind the drivers seat I first move the drivers seat forward.  I have made a board 2' x 1' which is placed over the leisure battery and uses the seat frame and the top of the bench legs as a support.  I have measured up a piece of thick  foam,  (foam from an old lounge cushion) and used this as an infill.  As for having 3 infill cushions for the Symbol it appears that I am in the same position as yourself, as when I bought the vehicle 4 years ago I had only one infill cushion and the other one is for the  arm rest to the bench seat/ bed. Are you pulling the bench seat out about 4 inches and locking it in before using it as a bed?

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Hi Roy didn't realise you could lock the seat without pulling it out fully. I'll give it a try tomorrow.
I wonder if anyone has a pic of the mythical cushion,I'd love to see them!

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Re: Single bed mod in a 2001 Symbol.

Post by Paulmold on Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:17 pm

Never mind a picture, how about a video showing how it's done..

https://youtu.be/xxfWjRZ-kms

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Re: Single bed mod in a 2001 Symbol.

Post by Nu107 on Wed Aug 09, 2017 10:14 am

Well that video is informative but is actually a Symphony....the bed is not really like my Symbol....I don't have arm rests etc and the seats don't go forward as smooth as that...no wires either!......shrugg
But might give a general idea up!


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Re: Single bed mod in a 2001 Symbol.

Post by Paulmold on Wed Aug 09, 2017 10:30 am

SorryI always assumed the Symbol was same layout as Symphony but with cosmetic changes such as three ring cooker, Heki roof light and different worktops.

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Re: Single bed mod in a 2001 Symbol.

Post by Nu107 on Wed Aug 09, 2017 5:27 pm

Paulmold I watched his other videos hugegrins and the vehicles are similar but my bed set up is definitely easier in layout but maybe harder physically! ....oh and only 3 extra cushions.

Wroxham- I took a photo as attached


Total 10 cushions ( bottom right thin part mainly off this shot sorry)


Clockwise from Bottom right of photo
1 + 2 are actually the back of the driver side bench
3 & 4 (middle) are the seat of the driver side bench, when pushed back to wall
5,6 & 7 (the left ones) are all part of the back passenger seat (with 3rd belt) when it's unfolded.
The top three 8,9 & 10 are the mythical three extra ones! The middle one has 2 solid flaps(?) to it and the other two are squareish 
I often just use the two single beds ( with the wide one pulled out a bit) So then I leave the top middle one at home and I leave the bottom right one that forms the bench back...and use cushions and pillows for day comfort!
Hope this helps smile!


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Post by Wroxham29 on Wed Aug 09, 2017 6:08 pm

Nu107 wrote:Paulmold I watched his other videos hugegrins and the vehicles are similar but my bed set up is definitely easier in layout but maybe harder physically! ....oh and only 3 extra cushions.

Wroxham- I took a photo as attached


Total 10 cushions ( bottom right thin part mainly off this shot sorry)


Clockwise from Bottom right of photo
1 + 2 are actually the back of the driver side bench
3 & 4 (middle) are the seat of the driver side bench, when pushed back to wall
5,6 & 7 (the left ones) are all part of the back passenger seat (with 3rd belt) when it's unfolded.
The top three 8,9 & 10 are the mythical three extra ones! The middle one has 2 solid flaps(?) to it and the other two are squareish 
I often just use the two single beds ( with the wide one pulled out a bit) So then I leave the top middle one at home and I leave the bottom right one that forms the bench back...and use cushions and pillows for day comfort!
Hope this helps smile!
Thanks for the pic, thought it would be something like that. I'll have to make the two I missing.

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Re: Single bed mod in a 2001 Symbol.

Post by Paulmold on Wed Aug 09, 2017 6:22 pm

It's always worth contacting previous owners in case they stored them in the loft and forgot about them.

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