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Old 06-30-2013, 05:09 PM   #1
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Exclamation Sleep in your Jeep (2DR)

I google'd setups for sleeping in a JK Wrangler, and found a dozen or so great ideas for the 4DRs but there isn't much out there for 2DRs. They're small, so it's going to be tricky. I'm trying to build the perfect bug-out/camping Jeep with everything I need. Pitching a tent is always an option but staying in the Jeep is definitely preferred!

Taking the back seat out, pushing the 2 front seats up as far as possible, and utilizing the add-on trunk shelf - I can prob build a platform that would extend from the back window almost to the dash, separated only by 5-6" that the tilted head rest takes up. This would allow plenty of storage underneath as well. That's barely long enough to sleep on for someone 5'10 like myself, but it would do.

Before I headed down to Lowe's and buy some plywood, it crossed my mind that there is no way I could drive with this thing - so I'd need something that could be broken down. Today there are so many gadgets and accessories for Jeeps, I wanted to ask if maybe someone has come across something like this that's already on the market?

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Well, if you have a hard top or a safari rack.... I made a tent that you can pitch on top a while back onmy old TJ. I just bought a surplus army pup tent, made a piece of plywood and screwed it down. Inside I kept the poles and a mat. At night id pop it up roll out the mat and sleep. Daytime i'd pop it down and cover with a tarp and bunjie net. Wasn't fancy but it kept me up and away from the critters.

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Something i've always wanted to try was to put a hammock in my TJ. I wanted to try to put one corner of the hammock on the corner of the windshield and the other corner of the hammock on the back corner of the roll cage. Not sure if I could fit myself in it because i'm six foot tall but I think it's worth a shot, and a JK is even longer than the TJ so it might work better that way.
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I'm probably going with a Gobi rack and roof top tent eventually, but it's at the bottom of a long list of things to do. If you were wanting to keep it really simple, a rack (like Gobi) a good pad up top would do in a pinch, no tent needed, and it has multiple other uses. In a true bug out situation, having a top rack you could stand or sit on would be valued..
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I cut a piece of OSB to level-out the passenger seat area. Provides a good 7 ft. of sleep area.
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I cut a piece of OSB to level-out the passenger seat area. Provides a good 7 ft. of sleep area.
Good cutting job, just add some matching carpet and it will look store bought! How many times have you used it? Fun...or a rough nights sleep?
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I cut a piece of OSB to level-out the passenger seat area. Provides a good 7 ft. of sleep area.
That's awesome...
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I don't know about you, but I sleep in the fetal position and always have lol, so I fit perfectly in the back seat of my 2dr with a pillow and a blanket.
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I don't know about you, but I sleep in the fetal position and always have lol, so I fit perfectly in the back seat of my 2dr with a pillow and a blanket.
Apparently, I learned that I too can manage to sleep in the backseat.... late bar night = confusing morning waking up in back lol. It's certainly not a comfortable night sleep.....
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easy as that

Big fan of this. Is it an awkward angle for your back, or is the hammock flat enough out that it's still comfy?
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Does this count as a 2 door?



Sorry man. Dug around for a little bit and all I could find were tips on removing this or that from the Jeep and/or becoming a master practitioner of yoga.
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Big fan of this. Is it an awkward angle for your back, or is the hammock flat enough out that it's still comfy?
i was pretty comfy in that picture. since then i have made it tighter and even more comfortable.

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that is not something you want to sleep in for a night, its a lounger, i have one. on top of that he wants to sleep IN his jeep, not on top of it with no cover
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Big fan of this. Is it an awkward angle for your back, or is the hammock flat enough out that it's still comfy?

Bring some liquor and you'll sleep just fine in one of those.
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I have a 4 door. I push the passenger seat all the away forward and just laydown the back passenger side and its the perfect length for me.
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i was pretty comfy in that picture. since then i have made it tighter and even more comfortable.




that is not something you want to sleep in for a night, its a lounger, i have one. on top of that he wants to sleep IN his jeep, not on top of it with no cover
Where did you get that hammock? If you don't mind me asking.
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Old 07-02-2014, 07:28 AM   #21
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Sleep in a 2dr Jeep

This is my Michigan surf/sleep jeep setup. Gotta be able to sleep anywhere if you're going to surf in Michigan. I always liked the 2dr more than the 4dr so I finally figured out how to make it work.

I'm 6'1 and I can lay totally flat.

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Two surf straps attached to the roll bar for the middle
Remove front and rear headrests

All folds up nicely behind the rear seat when you are done sleeping.
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This is my Michigan surf/sleep jeep setup. Gotta be able to sleep anywhere if you're going to surf in Michigan. I always liked the 2dr more than the 4dr so I finally figured out how to make it work.

I'm 6'1 and I can lay totally flat.

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Two surf straps attached to the roll bar for the middle
Remove front and rear headrests

All folds up nicely behind the rear seat when you are done sleeping.
That's pretty fantastic. Just enough space to lie down & be comfortable. Well done.
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You guys are pretty creative. I'm loving these ideas for us 2-door owners!!!
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Since the wife goes on trips with me, we opted for this set up. (the rig on the right)
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This is literally the only thing I miss about my old 4 door compared to my 2 door.
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Something i've always wanted to try was to put a hammock in my TJ. I wanted to try to put one corner of the hammock on the corner of the windshield and the other corner of the hammock on the back corner of the roll cage. Not sure if I could fit myself in it because i'm six foot tall but I think it's worth a shot, and a JK is even longer than the TJ so it might work better that way.
I bought a hammock just for this purpose and it really doesn't work.
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I bought a hammock just for this purpose and it really doesn't work.
You could tie one end to the roll bar and the other to a tree making just about any tree hammock ready. Another wire to the top of the roll bar and to the tree with a tarp over it and you have an improve tent.
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You could tie one end to the roll bar and the other to a tree making just about any tree hammock ready. Another wire to the top of the roll bar and to the tree with a tarp over it and you have an improve tent.
True, and I've also seen hammocks tied between two jeeps.

I have always slept inside my vehicles or used a tent when camping. Most recently, when camping for several days over Memorial Day (based upon my failed hammock experiment) I pitched a tent due to size constraints in the Jeep.

While I was able to hang inside the Jeep with my hammock almost exactly like the picture shown in this thread, it was mighty uncomfortable with my feet being so high up parallel to my head. Like a giant, hanging taco except being folded side to side one must be folded head to foot.

Ultimately, it isn't that big a deal for me except that sometimes my time is limited and although my smaller tent is easy to set up, I have a larger one for longer trips which is time consuming and also difficult to construct if alone.

In a pinch, I will simply sleep in the front passenger seat with the chair back and reclined as much as possible. With a soft top, it really doesn't give much extra protection from bears and is no warmer than my tent so it's a wash. Given the spacial constraints of a two-door Jeep, it would be nice not to have to always pack a tent but this is a trade-off I'm glad to make.
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This is my Michigan surf/sleep jeep setup. Gotta be able to sleep anywhere if you're going to surf in Michigan. I always liked the 2dr more than the 4dr so I finally figured out how to make it work. I'm 6'1 and I can lay totally flat. 35$ Cot Two surf straps attached to the roll bar for the middle Remove front and rear headrests All folds up nicely behind the rear seat when you are done sleeping.
Impressive! Wish I had thought of this years ago while traveling out West.
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I you need to sleep in your vehicle and have come unprepared it helps to park on an incline. Put the seat all the way back and it will feel more like sleeping on a flat surface.

Edit: Sleeping with your feet above your head is not a good idea! Not recommended! So this can still be done as long as you are not on too much of an incline.

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