Indeed,it makes a huge difference having good support underneath. My bed is made up of decent wood with only a few mm between each part to let the bottom of the matress get air on it to keep it from getting damp.
I have mentioned this before but it is worth saying again for those who may have the same level of
stupidityIgnorance as I had.
When you buy a van and are wanting to put a bed across the back,do remember that most vans taper upwards therefore getting thinner the higher you go.
When I converted my first van I lay across the back on the floor after boarding it out and found that I had ample room to have a bed there.
Having spent a good days work building the bedroom with the bed about a metre high,I jumped up onto the bed to find that I could not fit in it,apart from laying diagnolly across it.
I had not given thought to the van tapering !!
We live and learn eh !!
Gypsies worked that out a long time ago. “The barrel shape” in the Bowtop caravan design creates a wider area within the bowtop to place the bed.