VW Caddy rock and roll bed: Ultimate buyers guide to Volkswagen rock and roll bedsCraig Ellyard
If you’re a VW Caddy owner you know it is such a reliable, great to drive, and versatile vehicle. But installing a rock and roll bed takes it another level altogether. It turns the back of your van into a comfortable place to sleep, and it’s perfect for overnight stays and long road trips.
How to choose a rock and roll bed for your Caddy
Your Volkswagen Caddy is the perfect vehicle for a rock and roll bed. It’s the ideal size for a small camper; either for a couple or young family and is becoming more and more popular as a micro tourer.
A rock and roll bed only adds to its versatility and expends the horizons of owners who love to travel and explore. Road trips, camping adventures, or long weekends away without compromising on comfort. What’s not to like?
To convert your Caddy into a comfortable sleeping vehicle you need a rock and roll bed. Bit how to choose the best one? Here are some things to keep in mind:
Choose the right size
Which is pretty obvious really. The Caddy is a roomy vehicle but it’s not the Tardis. Your new rock and roll bed needs to fit comfortably without taking up too much space. A 3/4 rock and roll bed is the ideal size for a VW Caddy.
When used as a bed the sleeping area is more than adequate yet still fits nicely into the available space. When converted to seating you have four seats with plenty of legroom to make even the longest days on the road comfortable.
There are plenty of rock and roll beds for sale but most suppliers only offer a limited range of designs in neutral colours. Most of which it has to be said are pretty mundane. Don’t settle for that. Get your rock and roll bed to match the colour of your Caddy van.
Rock and roll bed manufacturers like Alpha Seating have teams of skilled upholsterers who can match your rock and roll bed to any colour scheme or design. When the bed is converted to seats your upholstery will match your vans paintwork or existing seating.
There are many different styles of rock and roll beds to choose from, so make sure to pick one that matches the look of your van.
Make sure your bed is M1 crash tested
This is hugely important. Only rock and roll beds which have been crash tested are completely safe to install in your VW Caddy van. These beds are put through a strenuous test and all reputable manufacturers will ensure their beds meet this rigorous standard.
Don’t risk your own or your family’s safety by installing a rock and roll bed which hasn’t been crash tested. Ask to see your supplier’s certification – if they can’t provide this walk away.
Needless to say, all VW Caddy rock and roll beds manufactured by Alpha Seating carry full M1 crash tested certification. And we are more than happy to show you the official paperwork on request.
Is installation included?
You can install your own rock and roll bed but why would you? Get it installed by the professionals who do this every day and you don’t have the hassle of sourcing and then fitting your own bed.
By having your rock and roll fitted into your VW Caddy at point of purchase it saves time and money.
Buy from a trusted supplier
There are lots of suppliers out there who will sell you a rock and roll bed. But there aren’t many who not only manufacture and fit your bed but also put it through rigorous M1 crash testing. Alpha Seating does all of that and we’ve been manufacturing quality van seating for over two decades in our Leicestershire factory.
If you’re looking for a VW Caddy rock and roll bed, make sure you buy from trusted professionals. You can call us on 01455 856 816.
The benefits of adding a rock and roll bed to your Caddy
Why should you add a rock and roll bed to your Caddy? There are a few reasons including:
It’s versatile: Which is pretty obvious really. Seats convert into a bed. You can’t get much more versatile than that. Installing a rock and roll bed into your VW Caddy means you can go on long, multi-day road trips, camping trips to the back of beyond, and weekend sleepovers.
It’s comfortable: Rock and roll beds built by Alpha Seating are designed for comfort and use high density foam so you can sleep soundly on your trips.
It’s easy to set up: Installing a rock and roll bed is easy. It literally takes seconds. Push or pull on the hydraulic system and the seats rapidly transform into a bed and vice versa.
It’s affordable: You’ll be amazed at what great value for money a rock and roll bed is. For the return you get from it, the bed will pay for itself many times over and the initial outlay will soon be recouped in the enjoyment you get from overnight road trips.
It’s durable: Our rock and roll beds are made from high-quality materials that are built to last. Once installed your bed will last for years and thousands of miles.
Accessories to add to your rock and roll bed for extra comfort
If you’re looking for a little extra comfort while you’re sleeping in your rock and roll bed, here are a few accessories to consider.
A mattress topper
This is a great option for people who want to get the most out of their sleep while they’re on the road. A memory foam mattress topper will contour to your body, providing you with support and comfort all night long.
A pillow for your rock and roll bed is a good idea for a few reasons. First of all, it will provide you with extra support while you’re sleeping, and let’s face it there can’t be many of us who don’t sleep with a pillow at home.
Secondly, a pillow can help make the bed more comfortable, which is exactly what you need after a long day on the road.
Well, you need to keep warm on those cold nights. Stay cosy no matter where you are and get a good night’s sleep before tomorrow’s drive home.
How to use your new rock and roll bed on road trips
Now that you have a rock and roll bed in your Volkswagen Caddy, it’s time to hit the road and explore.
Plan your route ahead of time. This will help ensure that you factor in rest stops so you can get your head down at the end of the day.
Plot campsites along the way. This will give you a secure place to rest and relax after a long day of driving.
Pack everything you need for a comfortable road trip. This includes pillows, blankets, and a mattress topper if needed.
Enjoy the journey! Which is easy when you know you can have a comfortable night’s kip on your rock and roll bed at the end of the day.