Repro Westy Cots - Now with Cot Boot pics and prices

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flip wrote:I would really appreciate pics if anyone can take a photo or two, just so I can show the missus.

Also, any stories or experiences of people camping with their kids in a hammock would also be great.

Many thanks,

Flip :D

Pics of cot fitted as requested, my 8 yr old daughter slept in ours until this year now she is just too tall (she's tall for her age)

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Hi,
I really like your industry..I have a thread running in the Devon forum about Devon cots. I am very much in admiration of your OG looking Westy cot and poles and brackets.
Is the canvas green or grey? i like the cot boot you have made and wanted to enquire about making a full length boot/ bag to take the entire rolled up cot with sewn ends and poppers! So the cot could be rolled up and put in the bag and stowed in the bus somewhere, probably behind the front seats.
Whilst I would like to fit a westy version I am looking to make a copy of the Devon one.
I have pictures of the brackets and the poles and I will be making a Devon CAD version.. (cardboard aided design) The material I will be using will be Ross Portobello Stria and I'll probably need to use double thickness of material...because it is not as thick/stiff as the canvas
I aim to make some brackets and poles and set the height to match the pictures of the Devon cot I have!
I note your cot does not reach the ends of the poles, was this to match the OG dimensions?

Any advice would be very much appreciated! I'll probably not be doing the sewing so advice on thread strength and needles etc would help?

I can get pole lengths from thesamba but the devon poles sit in a different position no doubt.
How high are your poles up he A & B posts?

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type21f wrote:Is the canvas green or grey? i like the cot boot you have made and wanted to enquire about making a full length boot/ bag to take the entire rolled up cot with sewn ends and poppers! So the cot could be rolled up and put in the bag and stowed in the bus somewhere, probably behind the front seats.
The canvas is green, but the place we get it from does other colours, a full bag is a possibility, but as with all these things, as a one off would probably be quite expensive, happy to talk through if you want to go for it
type21f wrote:I note your cot does not reach the ends of the poles, was this to match the OG dimensions?
Yes, to match original
type21f wrote:Any advice would be very much appreciated! I'll probably not be doing the sewing so advice on thread strength and needles etc would help?
Cant help a lot on this, other than it needs to be sown on an industrial machine (my mother, who used to be a professional seamstress (curtain maker), cuts and pins them) and then takes them to the local tarpaulin maker to get them sewn up
type21f wrote:How high are your poles up he A & B posts?
Tell me which ref point you want to measure from and I'll take some measurements for you

Happy to have a chat with you, pm me some contact details if you want to discuss

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Will have a cot at Camperjam if anyone wants to look at one/buy one

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And mine for Mike hopefully :)

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flip wrote:I would really appreciate pics if anyone can take a photo or two, just so I can show the missus.

Also, any stories or experiences of people camping with their kids in a hammock would also be great.

Many thanks,

Flip :D
Hi Flip,

Maybe a bit late but here goes..

I've fitted a cot in the pr. westy and highroof and both have (had) safaries, never had any issues with them, the only difference is that you need to unscrew the nut on both the left and right side where the slider is so you can move this upwards as otherwise you can't fit the bars..

My kids love it, my daughter was 2 when she first when in it and last year (5) she still loved it in fact when you say it's bed time she jumps in it without a hassle and she sleeps for England in there ;-).. My son (now 1 yr) goes crazy in there :D we also made a side piece which connects on the bar with pressbuttons and fitted a cable through the topside wich attaches on both the B-pillars to prevent him crawling out there.. if you see him standing up in there it's hilarious :lol:
my wife just remade the whole fabric and we made so it's a very very tight fit and it doesn't "lay down" in the middle..

I don't have much pics but you can find a few in here where you can see how the bracket is fitted..
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=69312&hilit=roadtrip
or here but note that this was a test fit and the fabric was adjusted afterwards to make it better fit! (and is now completely re-done)
viewtopic.php?f=8&t=52403&start=60

Oh and you don't need to convience your lady, the kids will do that :wink: :D


Sorry to hi-jack your thread Neil.

Edit: found an old one ;-)
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Up for Christmas presents!

Got a couple more coming in next week if anyone needs a cot - I'm afraid these will be going up in price in the new year, so last chance at this price

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Hi, I would like to buy one with a boot please Can paypal when ready :D

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ME TOO :D would you still have or making any ?

many thanks James
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jambo wrote:ME TOO :D would you still have or making any ?

many thanks James
Yes I have some, pm'd you

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Awesome bit of kit :) Brilliantly made! Cheers!

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yeahpj wrote:Awesome bit of kit :) Brilliantly made! Cheers!

Glad you like it

Just had another batch made up, so some in stock for Volksworld

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Hi i would like one of these cots ( bunk) for cargo area please could i see you in Camperjam sir thanks jason

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Hi Cot and brackets please - how do I pay and are you going to Stanford Hall.

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Hi there ... I would like to buty a cot and all brackets required... if you could pm me info to pay etc that would be great.. many thanks. alan...

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