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Hello

 

Looking for information please - I am trying to understand if the Gen 2 Alphard can convert its middle and rear seats into a 'bed mode' and go flat, like the Gen 1 Alphard did (as seen in this useful video here

 

I can't seem to find a definitive answer to this. It looks very useful and I would reallly like it as an option. Does anyone sleep in their Gen 2 Alphard (without camper conversion aids) ?

 

The Gen 2 seems to have more 'captain seats' than a middle bench, and I assume a bench would be better for a bed fold down like in the video above ?

 

Thank you

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The 8 seater does fold 'flat', but not as flat as the 10 series. 

This is because when the legal requirement to have 3 point belts in each seat position came in to effect, the seats locking mechanism were updated - they no longer hinge by two brackets at the side, they now 'pivot' - this leaves a step effect of several inches. 

It's not insurmountable with a few bits of foam, but it does make the 20 series a bit more of a faff.

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The seven seater (with the ottomans) makes two "beds" with the middle and third row seats laid flat. 

 

I'll take a pic tomorrow evening for you. 

 

Mind you, it's not a proper bed. 

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Thanks very much for the replies. Any photos would be very much appreciated!

 

Co-incidently, a few hours ago another poster has updated a similar question I had here showing the 8 seater in 'bed mode'

 

But would love to see the 7 seater sleep option with 2nd/3rd row ! 

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On 4/23/2024 at 9:57 PM, kully said:

The seven seater (with the ottomans) makes two "beds" with the middle and third row seats laid flat. 

 

I'll take a pic tomorrow evening for you. 

 

Mind you, it's not a proper bed. 

Hi - just wondered if you might be able to post a picture of your seven seater with the two beds? Be interested to see it in this set-up, still to trying to make a decision on what model to buy and this will really help, thanks!

 

I think the nice thing about the 7 seater compared to the 8 is the ability to walk between the two which must help with the practicality of it. 

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Hey. Apologies, my wife is using the car these days and I've always forgotten of an evening.

I did remember that this Youtube video shows the different layouts in the 7 seat AH20 really well, including the "bed mode".

 

All the best.

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