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Safety net for VW T4

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Safety net for VW T4

Post by justinpadams on Tue Aug 14, 2012 6:27 pm

Hi everyone

I've tried to get a safety net for the roof bed on my 1998 T4, but Autosleeper don't stock them any longer.

Does anyone have one they don't want or know where I can get one from please?

I've done a quick search on the web, but can't find anything.

Any help greatly appreciated.

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Re: Safety net for VW T4

Post by Paulmold on Tue Aug 14, 2012 6:53 pm

I remembered seeing one on Ebay recently, so I've found it for you. It was for a T5 so don't know if it was suitable but may be worth contacting seller to see if sale was completed, if not it could be still available. Auction only ended on the 12th.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VW-California-child-safety-net-for-T5-/251123514148?pt=UK_Campervan_Caravan_Accessories&hash=item3a7820bb24



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Re: Safety net for VW T4

Post by ST70 on Tue Aug 14, 2012 7:00 pm

I saw someone asking on another forum while I was browsing the other eve. This was the link to a place that sells nets. Not t4 specific but would probably be made to fit.

http://www.olearymotorhomes.co.uk/bunk-net--cargo-net-1500mm-1468-p.asp

Hope it helps.

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Re: Safety net for VW T4

Post by justinpadams on Tue Aug 14, 2012 7:03 pm

Thank you guys

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Re: Safety net for VW T4

Post by Dutto on Tue Aug 14, 2012 9:41 pm

Hi there,

Not exactly an answer to the question, but as a person who has fallen out of a top bunk (stone cold sober I might add) and landed on an open drawer (the ship was rolling badly at the time) I can assure you that it is one of those learning experiences akin to zipping yourself into your flies! i.e. only a total idiot does it more than once!

Enjoy!

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Re: Safety net for VW T4

Post by CruizingComet on Tue Aug 14, 2012 9:54 pm

Dutto wrote:Hi there,

Not exactly an answer to the question, but as a person who has fallen out of a top bunk (stone cold sober I might add) and landed on an open drawer (the ship was rolling badly at the time) I can assure you that it is one of those learning experiences akin to zipping yourself into your flies! i.e. only a total idiot does it more than once!

Enjoy!

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I caught mine in my zipper as an adolescent, remember the embarrassment on my fathers face well as I explained I had got myself trapped blushes he got hold of a pair of scissors and cut up the leg of my best trousers which proved fruitless as he ended up with just the remainder of the zipper attached to my privates and still ended up having to yank the zipper apart to free up my trapped bits!! He also got wrong off my mother for ruining a good pair of trousers gettinwrong Like you say Dutto... I've only done it the once and hope it remains that way Whistle1

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Re: Safety net for VW T4

Post by Peel on Wed Aug 15, 2012 1:00 pm

Some people use/adapt the guard things you can buy to stop young children falling out of bed. I think Tomy make one.
Alternatively you or someone you know might be able to make something. It ought not be too difficult: effectively just a piece of tough material screwed to the bed board at the bottom and with some sort of clips at the top.

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Post by justinpadams on Tue Aug 21, 2012 9:08 pm

Thanks for all the replies - this seems like a really helpful forum (I even get advice about not getting my bits trapped in my zips!!) hugegrins .

I contacted O'leary Motorhomes, but they said they didn't know if it would fit.

Does anyone have any photos of how these nets are fitted at all? I don't seem to have any fastenings in the ceiling.

Peel - I know you said about adapting something and that it shouldn't be too difficult, but I'm a major dunce when it comes to anything DIY - maybe I shouldn't be a campervan owner!!

How far could I screw into the ceiling? What type of screws would I use? Would I need to use plugs of any kind?


Last edited by justinpadams on Tue Aug 21, 2012 9:15 pm; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : Added a bit - some more questions)

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Re: Safety net for VW T4

Post by Dutto on Tue Aug 21, 2012 9:54 pm

Hi there,

I'm sorry, but i thought you wanted to stop someone falling out of bed rather than off the ceiling!

In view of this (and before you screw something deep enough to go through the roof), may I suggest that you restrict your efforts to fitting something to the bed itself?

A simple arrangement comprising two bits of wood screwed vertically to the bed-board and a couple of bungee cords stretched across the gap should stop most kids from rolling out of bed.

For extra security, you could also weave the bungee cords in and out of some garden netting before attaching them to the up-rights.

Remember the "KISS Principle"; and remember that the toddler of today is the surly teenager of tomorrow who would die rather than sleep with a safety net!

Best regards,

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Re: Safety net for VW T4

Post by neldadog on Sat Sep 01, 2012 9:10 am

Hi,

We had exactly the same issue trying to find a net for our 1993 Trident. Our little one sleeps up in the cab.

We bought one from Autosleeper but it was far too big and must have been made for larger coachbuilds.

We did however find that a cargo net fitted quite well - that was found in the back of our shed!

This is the sort of thing ...

http://www.toolstation.com/shop/p29489

We found four hooks from a latch for a garden gate (BandQ) and securly attached them to the roof and edge of the outer bed bunk panel. Simply attach the net to the hooks using the clips on the net!

Works well enough!

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Re: Safety net for VW T4

Post by Dutto on Sat Sep 01, 2012 8:54 pm

neldadog wrote:
.......

This is the sort of thing ...

http://www.toolstation.com/shop/p29489

.......

Hi there,

That is one magic piece of kit to strap kids into beds with!! allthumbz allthumbz

Not too sure how the Social Services people would react thought! lol4

Best regards,
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Re: Safety net for VW T4

Post by neldadog on Sun Sep 02, 2012 10:21 am


Oh he can easily escape if he wants to. He unhooks it in the morning and enjoys throwing his soft toy collection at us until we wake up ......

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Re: Safety net for VW T4

Post by Dutto on Sun Sep 02, 2012 11:11 am

neldadog wrote:
Oh he can easily escape if he wants to. He unhooks it in the morning and enjoys throwing his soft toy collection at us until we wake up ......

Our eldest does the same thing and we wish he would stop as he is nearly 50 years old now! tap_fingers lol4

"Enjoy the early years." was the best advice we ever received! allthumbz

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