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Another rear bed project

Discussion in 'Model S' started by Bridor, Jul 29, 2020.

  1. Bridor

    Bridor Member

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    After seeing some of the cool things people have been doing to create a comfortable bed in the back of the Model S, I decided to try something new. First, I was browsing Walmart when I came across a folding table that appeared to be the correct thickness when folding for the area behind the rear seats. Also, it could be used as a table at your destination which was a cool feature - $46.47.

    https://www.walmart.com/ip/Cosco-6-Foot-Centerfold-Folding-Table-White/46368984?variantFieldId=actual_color

    I then found a website that does custom foam pieces - $69.61

    Wholesale Pillow Inserts, Furniture Upholstery Foam & Sheets Made in USA - Foamma

    1.0 x H-R 44 2. 8 (high Density Extra Firm) squares. 6" x 47" x 3" $17.27 USD
    2.0 x H-R 44 2. 8 (high Density Extra Firm) square4. 5" x 36" x 3" $19.84 USD
    3.0 x special cut $24.00 USD
    Subtotal $61.11 USD
    Shipping $8.50 USD

    I also bought an OGLAND Inflatable Car Air Travel Bed Mattress for Back Seat Gap Pad - $29.99

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07H186T2Y/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    Finally, I purchased a ViscoSoft 3 Inch Memory Foam Mattress Topper Twin XL - $129.99

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01MSL0UA3/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    Total project cost a little under $300 - not bad. I can fully stretch out (I am 6 feet 1 inches tall). I just did a trip from Arizona to Kirkwood, California and I was able to get some good sleep back there. I hope this inspires other Tesla owners out there.

    Brent

    20 Custom Bed Base.jpg 21 Custom Bed Foam Mattress.jpg 24 Back Seat View.jpg 25 Finished product.jpg 27 Mattress Rolled Up.jpg
     
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  2. Watts_Up

    Watts_Up Active Member

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    Nice and great project.

    Could you show how the bed fit inside the trunk or the frunk when not in use.

    In particular, can you fold back the rear seat and put the table flat inside the trunk?
     
  3. Bridor

    Bridor Member

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    Watts_Up - see picture #5 - this is the view with the rear seats up and the mattress is rolled up with luggage straps. I probably could fit the mattress in the frunk as I have the old 2014 version. The area in the back just gets reduced by 3 inches on the bottom, so you can still put lots of items in the back. For my purposes, I used the frunk to put all of my luggage so that I would not have to rearrange things when it was time to sleep.

    Thanks,

    Brent
     
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  4. beatle

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    Nice project. I have considered taking the S camping some more. I used an air mattress for a few nights once and it was okay, but not the greatest. This is definitely next level.
     

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