Wagon Platform Bed
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Thanks for the post and pics! do you have the clearance under the Skorva rails to floor handy?
Did you (or others) consider mounting the rails above the cup holders? Curious about pros/cons of mounting rails above vs below the cupholders in the wagons.I plan to have my wagon mostly set up as passenger but modular enough to pull out the last row (12 pax) for getting away with the fam.
I believe it was around 22″ I can’t find a measurement. It was enough for a fridge and totes to slide under.
I’m rebuilding it completely and putting it at the top of the gray trim piece (around 32″) with adjustments to go higher above the headrests similar to vandoit. If I did a simple bed again I probably would have used the upper seatbelt mounting point with just a frame to the front and legs, similar to belloinsella’s bed design and a few others in the wagon. Granted I haven’t completed a higher bed yet, so may find some equal issues with that design.
I originally kept it at that height so I would avoid the airbags, and have a semi-permanent mounting rail that didn’t interfere with the seats and could easily remove the bed that was somewhat inconspicuous. It was also super convenient height for changing the kids or lounging. You could sit straight up in bed, and it didn’t block your line of sight. Cons were that without a gear slide it is a tight space to be constantly pulling out your stuff, and strollers/bikes didn’t fit well. I also used a heavy mattress and found I rarely took it out. After looking at some reputable upfitters that build it higher it looks like the airbags aren’t a problem if you stay out of the window cavity, and I decided I could use the space underneath it for better planned storage or a kid bunk.