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Old 01-26-2013, 01:59 PM   #29
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Hi Mike, on the Froli... here are a couple pix from my Sportsmobile forum build thread:

This one shows the 3/4" ply base with Froli base + springs:



There are different firmness included...the light blue are typically placed in the area of the shoulders and give more than the dark blue. Think of it as light vs firm or something like that : )

This one shows the completed _bed_ as we installed into our van with a 4" gel-foam topper we purchased at Costco:



now just toss on your sheets/blankets or bed-roll and you are good to go.

Real easy and comfy!

On your brother's level of fitness... i too would get tired reading that!
My 93 year old dad still ballroom dances. That might be a close second : )

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Thanks, I see now. Gel foam topper on the springs... no wonder you like that bed! Nice and cushy. Seems easy enough, too. I just didn't know if they were including some sort of padded covering over the springs or something, but the foam will do the job.
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Old 01-26-2013, 04:43 PM   #31
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I'm following the "Frolly" bed with much interest- I absolutely REFUSE to sleep on foam-without-springs, and I had no idea there's an alternative to old fashioned cross-sprung camp-type beds.

Thanks a bunch for bringing these to my attention!

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The "Froli" Frolly was the one European inventor's solution to the issue of moisture/mold buildup under a typical yacht berth cushion. What takes place with the combination of spring + pad is your mattress feels supportive, without the bite that one might feel if just a foam pad was in use. And the added benefit of adequate air circulation under the pad.
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Another reason I didn't want a heavy refrigerator, a noisy gas furnace, and gas water heater to maintain was that all those items need vent areas on the trailer. I prefer a smooth fiberglass surface that neither bugs nor water can penetrate.

I did not want an air conditioner on top as that would be a wind drag and if it is so hot I need air conditioner then it is too hot for me to camp.

Simple/Minimal, either works for me.

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...Simple/Minimal, either works for me...
We are kindred spirits Nancy!
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I can see how the shape-adjustable Froli could be very good in an egg with its rounded corners.

Nancy, I tend to agree with your sentiment about "too hot to camp." My trouble is that in summer I can't get anywhere cool in a day's drive. So I need AC at least for the first night out and last night back. Coming home from Glacier NP 2 years ago in July, my final night in the OK panhandle (Black Mesa SP) it was 110 degrees when I set up camp at 6 pm.
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Most of the summer its manageable, but sometimes it gets so humid that everything just feels damp and I will fire up my little honda 2000 and turn on the ac to sleep... but at that point its usually 3am and me and my friends are usually pretty trashed and Im thinkin if I built out of foam a 3 sided box with a closed top and face the open side away and park my caravan 100feet back from their tents, Im doubting its gonna be so loud...my friend uses a HF genertor in its 1/4" plywood shed for electricity in his place and honestly 20 feet away its not that bad...sometimes you have to get comfortable!

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Congrats Thom, I'm sure you will enjoy the new Parkliner.
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Thanks Tim. Happy to join the Parlkiner family, and happy big time because it's an Egg !

Thanks also for any behind the scene assistance in our search (you know what i'm talkin' about : )

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Yuppers on the variable bed-shape Mike. L, V, U whatever shape you can think of. . . just clip the lower support system together and then pop in the springs! We will probably mount a set under the main U shaped sitting area of the Parkliner at some point. We envision our two adult kids being able to use it when we do our annual camp out on the Rogue River panning for gold : )

Mike & deryk, i feel your pain on the too-hot-to-camp issue. My wife and i are what i would call weather weenies! So we just hang out in Washington/Oregon/Northern California mountains spring through fall. There is enough to see so i suppose we would always have something new to explore for at least the next 20 years...all without the need for A/C or even much heat for that matter. Once we unplug from our jobs in a few years we will visit families in dryer southern states during the winter months. We have kicked around the idea of setting up a reflective covering of sorts but don't recall anytimes that the temp became uncomfortable for more than the few minutes it took to crank up the fantastic fan after returning to camp from river/panning.
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Mike, we have had to motel 2 nights in Walla Walla, WA because it was too hot. We have also spent a couple other nights in the Dakotas too hot. To get to the coast we try to get to higher elevation on the nights we can. Too often we have driven more miles than we want because the alternative is to stop and be too hot, driving in the air conditioned car is what we have to do.

Yes, an air conditioner would be nice, but I'm not too sure I would like the noise provided I could find electricity.

I really do understand that most people need it. You won't find us going to OK in the summer!

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I wish we had nicer even weather here.... but at retirement I can head any way I want to lol

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Thanks Tim. Happy to join the Parlkiner family, and happy big time because it's an Egg !

Thanks also for any behind the scene assistance in our search (you know what i'm talkin' about : )

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No problem. Sure glad that there is going to be another on the West coast. And a big thanks to Pete & Linda for giving you the tour.
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