Luno front-cab inflatable mattress gives camper vans an extra bed
Luno dropped its vehicle-based Air Mattress 2.0 on the market at the exact right time, giving the travel-starved hordes a simple, affordable way of transforming an average car into a COVID-safe light RV. Now it's back to make an average camper van a bigger, better COVID-safe family camper. Perfect for #vanlife honeymooners turned parents or grandparents creating an unforgettable road tour for their grandchild, Luno's new Front Cab Air Mattress adds an extra sleeping berth to the all-American camper van, turning a two-sleeper into a small family van.
Last month, Luno detailed the exponential growth it's enjoyed the past year. And expanding its customer base will only help it keep that growth going. The average camper van owner doesn't need an inflatable vehicle mattress since they're already wandering Earth in a micro-home on wheels, but an extra sleeping berth? That could definitely come in handy, particularly if it neatly occupies in-vehicle space otherwise un-utilized at camp.
More than just a simple mattress that lays across the front seats, Luno's Front Cab Air Mattress is a full kit designed to work with several of the popular full-size vans on the American market. Like Luno's original air mattresses, the kit includes a platform extension, in this case a T-shaped inflatable that fills both footwells and the space between the front seats to create a level, supportive under-mattress platform in conjunction with the seats. This maximizes the sleeping area, allowing the mattress to comfortably fill out the full front cab space.
The front mattress fits an adult up to 5-ft 7-in (1.7 m), but it's probably better left as a kid's bed so as not to be banging one's head and feet against the doors and/or steering wheel. Luno says one child or one pet, but creative RVers with small children and pets might be able to squeeze a pair on there without too much discomfort, angry sibling-v-sibling foot fights or accidental midnight honking. The rugged 300D Oxford nylon fabric is designed to hold up to wear and tear.
Luno says the Front Cab mattress and extender inflate in under three minutes and pack down in even less time using the included rechargeable battery-powered pump/deflator vacuum. The kit packs into a 22 x 19-in (56 x 48-cm), 13-lb (5.9-kg) package when not in use, stowing away easily inside a large van.
Luno has designed the Front Cab mattress kit to fit Ram/Dodge ProMaster and select Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vans, and it has also partnered with Winnebago to offer it for the ProMaster-based Travato and Solis camper vans. The kit costs $400.
Luno showed its full lineup at last month's Overland Expo West show and will have product at the upcoming SEMA show via a partnership with a vehicle manufacturer.
Source: Luno Life