Last post on Dec 02, 2010 at 8:21 PM
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Hatchback, Truck, SUV
#5 of 10 What NOT to sleep in
Sep 11, 2007 (5:34 pm)
I forgot to mention ... I once had to spend the night in my PT Cruiser. That was definitely the most uncomfortable night of my life!
#6 of 10 Sleeping in car/truck?
Nov 12, 2007 (9:56 pm)
My partner and I decided to do camping in America, South America and Europe and in 2004 we bought a Hyundai Tucson V6 because the rear seats fold flat. We bought a roof box for our camping stuff. We packed everything in the rear seats and luggage space. We usually took the stuff out of the car and made our bed inside the car when the situation required. We came back to the USA in October 2007. Now I am in the process of buying a new car and the main criteria are the same, i.e. seats folding flat and 4WD or AWD vehicle. Could someone elaborate on this and give me some examples of vehicles with seats folding flat (5 or 7 seats)? Someone suggests that the Mitsubishi Outlander made do the trick.
#7 of 10 Re: Sleeping in car/truck? [batman47]
May 28, 2008 (1:49 am)
The car looks so good and luxury.
#8 of 10 Re: Sleeping in car/truck? [climr]
Apr 14, 2009 (2:43 pm)
Two of us sleep quite comfortably in our Honda Odyssey. We take out the back seat (which still leaves one double seat which can fold up) I made I plywood floor in 5 sections to make the front part level with the back. It has a piece of carpet on top. We made a 4 inch thick mattress in 4 sections so it stacks up neatly when not in use. We carry a small boat type portable toilet in a roofbox and put it forward of the front seat at night. There is no smell if the right chemicals are used. We have specially cut sections of black corflute plastic (what real estate agents use for signs) to block the windows so no-one can see inside. The front windows are left wound down 2 inches under the rain protectors.
Words really well - have a picnic at the beach or wherever - drive somewhere to sleep when you're ready for bed - drive back to a nice place for breakfast as soon as you wake up.
You're not a campervan so you can sleep anywhere you like.
#9 of 10 Re: Sleeping in car/truck? [john298]
Dec 02, 2010 (7:21 pm)
Hey John, I just bought a 2005 Odyssey I'm going to use to haul my bike to the track and the plan is to sleep in the van at the track. Any suggestions?
#10 of 10 Re: Sleeping in car/truck? [panamajeepster]
by steve_ HOST
Dec 02, 2010 (8:21 pm)
My brother was up visiting last month in their Odyssey. He got a sheet of 3/4" plywood and cut it to fit behind the front seats, about a foot off the floor. He props the rear edge of the sheet on the back bench like John did, and put 3 screw-on legs on the plywood - one at each front corner and one in the middle. Then he put a camper mattress on it. He left it in one piece.
So, he has storage underneath the plywood and the stuff that naturally gets tossed on the plywood gets stashed behind the rear seat when they decide they don't want to put their tent up for some reason. He's ~6' and fits fine.
We took his van cruising one day and it only took about 10 minutes to remove the legs and stash the plywood and the cooler and other junk in my garage. You could just make one for one side of the rear and leave room for your bike inside.
I think he may have stapled a bit of carpet on the plywood too. Sorry, no pics.