If you all don't mind I'll be posting pictures as I work on my sleeping platform I'm building in my bed. If you all have any questions/comments please let me know.
My main idea is to have two "benches" on both sides over the wheel wells which will act as the base to my sleeping platform. This will also enable me to have some storage space for my tools etc. Then between the benches I'll put in a center panel which will bridge the gap completing the platform.
My reasoning for doing this is that I absolutely love being in the outdoors but there are a few things I hate.
- setting up a tent
- not getting a good night's sleep
Also my wife and I frequent black bear/moose country and the fiberglass shell gives us a little more insurance.
Here's the progress so far.
Below is an overall picture of the underframing. You can see the rough shape of the "benches" which will go over the wheel wells.
If you didn't notice in the first picture I am using TJI's for the underframing. This gives great structural support, resistance to warping, and will also box in nicely the storage spaces in front and behind the wheel wells.
And lastly with the TJI's I'm able to scribe the exact contour of the sides of the bed for the cross supports.
I hope everyone enjoys and I'll have more pics to come.