I'll document this more in my build thread soon but I'm hoping someone in or near can measure the gaucho/bed box HEIGHT in their van for me?
I'm thinking this is somewhere in the 12" range from the floor to the lip of the box/frame. I am not needing a measurement to the surface of the couch or bed since that is dependent upon foam thickness, etc. I just need the height of the vertical box itself.
Another measurement that would be handy is for anyone that has a front-to-rear gaucho/couch in their van. I'm trying to get the backrest height right and need to know about how tall the backrest is. My floor plan will be couch behind driver's seat front to rear (2 piece) so different sized back and bottom than the 3 piece 50 style beds I think. Close probably not exactly the same, or maybe they are.
Also, I'm considering a few different ways to build my slide out bed frame. I have some old school completely mechanical SMB tracks/slides which are essentially F shaped (picture upside down F extrusion/L track), 24" long.
Today I will be also mocking up some of these craptastic Amazon futon hinges.
I know there are rock n' roll bed and other, more expensive options but I'm going to try for one of these before I go that route.