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Body Flare to Increase Sleeping Space

Anyone put window flares on their van to increase space and be able to sleep width wise? I'm 6' so hoping to not have to sleep diagnonally.

I found a company called flarespace (can't post links) and I am seriously considering buying a transit for this and the ecoboost.

Anyone ever going completely custom and hire a fiberglass or body shop to do this?
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That's clever, didn't know anybody made those. You probably wouldn't need it though. There is right around 75" between walls at the window indents, I just so happen to be 75" tall and I sleep comfortably. I only have a single layer of reflectix insulation.

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Posting link for Scotty..

http://www.flarespace.com
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There's a company that makes them for Sprinters. A common upgrade.


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Thanks for the comments. We'll once you insulate, wouldn't that 75" turn to under 70"? I would probably not get windows if there was enough room. The flares needs windows so you can remove them.
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I have 73 1/2" with 1 1/2" rigid insulation in between the steel stiffeners and 1" on top of the stiffeners. I am 5'-10" and 73 1/2" long when sleeping on my stomach with toes out straight.

One trick is to keep the mattress shorter so you have a trough at each end where your toes can go down into. Then width needed is just your height.
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I have the Flarespace flares for my 2016 mr 148". They are in the paint shop now. I will post pics when they are done and installed. The increase the width to about 77" in the sleeping area.

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