Originally Posted by 86Scotty
I was thinking about this this afternoon. I could sleep laterally in my Transit but I built the bed platform to where it literally sat inside the window trim. I'm 6'2" and for me this was comfortable. I have owned a Sportsmobile that had a center mounted lateral bed, actually two sideways couches that made in to a bed and even with cutouts from SMB all the way to the walls there was NO way for me to sleep comfortably. It was only about 65" maybe? Others here who currently have this floor plan can probably tell you.
Mine was an RB10 floor plan IIRC.
Good luck, and how tall are you?
My neighbour (a builder) has a Transit and I just measured it.
It's one of these
It's seems pretty close to 72" on the outside from the "window" (as in, where the window would be if it had them). But the window isn't big enough to get a double mattress in there without hitting a pillar. The moment you go anywhere other than the outer skin of the window aperture you are down to 68".
I have it on good authority ( https://www.sportsmobileforum.com/fo...ine-27769.html
) that same dimension is 74" on an Econoline and a google search suggests that the exterior body width on an Econoline is 79", so that's a good 6" wider than my neighbours van.
Edit: another factor is that a lot of width restrictions (to stop Semis going down residential streets) in the UK are 6'6" wide. An Econoline is literally too wide for British roads, which is exactly what I want, but probably not what a trader wants.