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Cot on rollcage idea

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by MNorby, Feb 7, 2007.

  1. MNorby

    MNorby 3/4 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    anyone try to incorporate bedding in their k5? Had an idea to build brackets that hook arund cage tube about a foot or so off the floor then has a saddle to rest against stube right on the floor then hook a cot onto it like so:

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  2. Confedneck79K30

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    or you could lay a blanket in the bed and sleep on it...
     
  3. MNorby

    MNorby 3/4 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    this way your off the floor and the rear seat could be folded down and still be over it. Plus there isn't quite 6' in the bed area so this way with the font seats folded forward you could have a longer cot in there and be more comfy
     
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    Not sure aboot the cot idea but you have mad CAD skills:D
     
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    looks cool...and you wont leave footprints on your windsheild either
     
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    lol johnny chimpo, i actually like the idea... use a hammock...
     
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    So where would you store the cot when not in use? How wide would the cot be? (I'm pretty fat) :D

    I think it's a pretty cool idea though. Maybe you could build a storage box behind the rear seat that had a sliding or 180 degree flip top, so then you just have to fold the rear seat down, flip the top towards the front, lay out the bedding & you're set! :wink1:

    Later,
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  8. MNorby

    MNorby 3/4 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    can't you get cots that cold down to like a small square? The hamock idea came up to from spreader bar to spreader bar on the cage.

    And about the footprints.... What are the fatigue and repeat-load elastic characteristics of a generaly cot?
     
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    MNorby 3/4 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    yeah, I am using the latest version of MS CadPaint. Kinda a hard learning curve but works good..... :rolleyes:
    :D :D
     
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    It's a good idea, what better place to sleep when the wife's mad at ya?
     
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    Your girlfriend's house.:wink1:


    Neat idea. A hammock would be easier to store. Or you could just get a regular cot that stands on it's own. Folded up, I bet it doesn't take much more space than something mounted to the cage.
     
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    Have the cot mounted to the cage on a hinge and when it folds down have some legs unfold(hinged) on the other side. you can fold it up and out of the way when not in use. You could mount the cot material to its frame with some beefy springs, like shoe springs, so it would be more comfy.
     

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