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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 28-09-2009, 19:52 Thread Starter
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Iím intrigued by the Murvi bed box which can be moved for extra seating when travelling
Can someone explain how it fixes to the floor when in travel mode & how hard it is to move around?
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Depends what you've got in it to a certain extent, though we have moved it when it's been quite loaded. It does unbolt & slide & swivel fairly easily, then rebolts to different "holes" in the floor. Rex has a technique to help locate the bolt holes more easily! It then gives you 3 forward facing seats - one with 3 point seat belt & 2 with lapstraps. The other box behind can seat two, and you can specify seat belts for those, too.
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It's really easy to do - the 'bed box' is on rollers and clamps by hand either vertically or horizontally using big cranked bolts - no spanners needed.

We have the extra belts fitted on what becomes the third row of seats in 7 seater 'minibus mode'.

The third row/L shaped end of the seats can be unbolted and removed, along with the 'bed box'. That gives you about a 6ft cube of load space - we recently helped our son move house, having removed the seats/bed.

MURVI was originally short for Multi Use Recreational VehIcle - In this respect it still behaves like one!

The seats and bed box are each carry-able for a short distance by two people when removing them, BTW.

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thanks for the quick replys
has the seat got a rocknroll like type hinge or is it built within the frame ?
the Murvi seating is a great idea i'm just working out how to do it, i cant find any photo's of the seat in action
the reason i ask is i'm a self builder & the wife (bless her!!) thinks now the grand kiddies are a bit older we might like to take the away with us (her idea not mine!!) so we'd need to have two front facing seats for the little darlings now she's passed it on to me to complete
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It's a sort of click-clack hinge - we've got them on sofa beds in the house (though the Murvi ones are better!) - you pull the box out a bit (to turn it into a bed) then partly fold the seat/back together, then the hinge clicks into a different position & the bed flattens. The box has a steel frame inside & the lapstraps are fitted to that. The whole thing bolts to the floor very securely whether in the side-facing or forward-facing position.
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thanks for the quick replys
has the seat got a rocknroll like type hinge or is it built within the frame ?
the Murvi seating is a great idea i'm just working out how to do it, i cant find any photo's of the seat in action
the reason i ask is i'm a self builder & the wife (bless her!!) thinks now the grand kiddies are a bit older we might like to take the away with us (her idea not mine!!) so we'd need to have two front facing seats for the little darlings now she's passed it on to me to complete
Maybe the answer is to buy one of the type-approved bed/seats that Murvi fit to their smaller vans. Then you can have some assurance that it will be strong enough (if you bolt it down well enough).

I suppose self builders are not subject to IVA, though, so I guess the strength of a seat is up to your own engineering prowess/conscience.

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think i'll slope that onto the wife, i'll get her to give them a call & see how much her bright idea will cost
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