Mod by Robert Peters
This is my bed extension, 'Bettie Blue' (1988 Vanagon)... I'm 6'-3" and this upper bed modification works like a dream. Props to "heliodon" (Samba member from Berkeley) for inspiring my hack (particularly the idea of hanging the bed extension from the poptop frame crossbar when climbing up or down). I purchased a piece of 48" x 11-1/2" x 3/4" "pine project panel" from a local DIY store, then notched two corners (to fit around the poptop hinges) painted and upholstered the board, and added two "U-hooks" and a handle...