That’s right! We’re movin’ on up. Up off the floor of the van and onto a comfortable sofa bed! It’s taken two and a half months from time of order to time of delivery, but we finally got it.
There were a number of things we had to consider before we purchased this sofa bed. Being one of the largest items in the van, it also plays a significant role in determining how everything else will be laid out. And while we don’t have a set-in-stone floor plan, we do know we have to make room for some other big items, like a fridge, batteries, and a sink. Even though it is large, we wanted it to be as small as possible. This meant sleeping East/West instead of North/South since we wanted to minimize the number of foldout sections. Luckily, the Chevy Express is about 6 feet wide, and we’re both shorter than 6 feet. It is a little tight, but we’re both quite comfortable being slightly curled up side-sleepers. We’re also very used to sleeping on 20″ wide backpacking sleeping pads, so it didn’t have to be very wide.