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Old 08-04-2008, 06:14 PM   #1
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Anyone ever sleep in their jeep?

Ok, so this is going to sound stupid. I'm planning on going "camping", and was wondering if anyone has a good setup for sleeping in their jeep.

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This is 20 bucks at walmart.

http://www.walmart.com/catalog/produ...uct_id=8136423

3 pound sleeping bag is around 12 bucks.

http://www.walmart.com/catalog/produ...uct_id=8812031

There is no good way to sleep in a wrangler.

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i had a buddy that removed the rear seat and put an air mattress in the cargo area, it was a little too big to fit just right, but he liked it.

got something against tents?
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I've tried it and I wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy.
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I've crashed in my passenger seat reclined all the way, but I'll say this. I never did it again.
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Old 08-04-2008, 06:45 PM   #6
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Yea, did it once, never again. Splurge the 30 bucks and get a tent and sleeping bag man. lol
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but I'll say this. I never did it again.
I usually say that after a heavy night of drinking. Usually leads to sleeping in the passenger seat fully reclined.
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I don´t sleep in my TJ. I´ve a Pop-Up Tent like this one:
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I don´t sleep in my TJ. I´ve a Pop-Up Tent like this one:
Nico its too dark in there. I wouldn't sleep in that.
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ya, you need a flashlight with that
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I've had several highway-side naps in the Jeep when I was driving long trips all the time in the YJ. It got more comfortable when I installed the Bestop Aqua Sports. I'd pull over by a toll booth / gas station area, lock the doors and set the brake, then recline back and snooze. Pistol in my jacket and the heat/AC on. Slept like a baby.
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Old 08-04-2008, 08:27 PM   #14
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sleeping in the back of a wranagler is an art form.
its all about prep work

take out the back seat.
lay down your favorite converter.
lay down some sheep skin on top of that.
pull off your 1 of your couch pillows.

i did this on a long distance trip rotating drivers. it was great.
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Old 08-04-2008, 09:08 PM   #15
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I've pulled into some Waffle House parking lots a few times and crashed for a couple of hours. Just lean back and and count some ZZZZZZZZs.
Also used it a few times to sober up in the parking lot after Buffett shows.
It's a tent on wheels!
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Old 08-04-2008, 09:53 PM   #16
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i got woods in between my house and a road.. i use to drive down this path that connects the two, which there is a shallow stream somewhere in the middle of the path that i use to drive down and go park on a little island in the middle of the steam.. ive done it plenty of times instead of coming home drunk =D ive slept in my jeep in parking lots, during breaks in between classes at college, and even in the back with and without a seat.. i find my jeep pretty comfortable
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put the wilderness rack on, pitch the tent on the rack, a little air mattress, heaven on top of ur jeep, its just a pain to get out of. but i cant claim this idea, got it from a jeep girls video on youtube
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Just watch out for that middle of the night pee..the first step can be a painful one.

I have slept in my jeep a few times with the seat reclined back and did not have much of an issue. But if you can get a tent and sleeping bag, that is money.

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put the wilderness rack on, pitch the tent on the rack, a little air mattress, heaven on top of ur jeep, its just a pain to get out of. but i cant claim this idea, got it from a jeep girls video on youtube
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Old 08-05-2008, 01:40 PM   #19
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Ok, so this is going to sound stupid. I'm planning on going "camping", and was wondering if anyone has a good setup for sleeping in their jeep.
Take out the passenger and rear seat before going on your trip. I had a nice pad and I was able to stretch out pretty good. Note: It was just me and my dog though
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There isno way to sleep good in a wrangler.
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Thanks for making it sound like I never took an English class. If you're going to fix be sure to do it accurately.
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Old 08-06-2008, 08:20 AM   #22
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I saw a guy (probably on this site) that took his jeep all over the USA by himself. He wanted to go cheep so he slept inside his jeep, I think it was a white YJ hardtop. He took out all the seats except the driver's. He used plywood and 2x4's and bult a platform inside his jeep. The platform was big enough to fit milk crates underneath, he did this for storage reasons. He claimed that it worked well and he never had any trouble. I think he said he just cracked the windows at night or ran ac/heat if needed. There were pics whereever I was reading that but I don't remember now where it was.

I had thought of doing this too, but the money for a tent is less than the wood needed so I bailed on the idea. I would go for it if I had a good friend with a jeep and we both converted our jeeps and drove cross country though. Sounds fun. Except I'm married and the wife wouldn't like me going without her and this setup was for one person. Oh well. I'll look for the link and post if I can.

As a side note, I have heard of people using hammocks and all sorts of other ideas, several of which I tried for about 5 minutes and was never comfortable in. Just go for the tent.

How's the new hard top going ?
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found link by typing "sleep in jeep" on yahoo.

http://www.4wdtrips.net/forum/showthread.php?p=39590

ps, I love the jeep girl video, thanks guys!
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I've done A LOT of Jeep sleeping on road trips. I would definitely recommend (if your gonna sleep in a seat) to use the passenger seat. I tried the driver seat and woke up hunched over the center console... not comfortable! Also just for anyone in PA. I had a PA State Trooper tell me that it was illegal to sleep on the side of the interstates in PA. I was pulled off about 25-30 yards so I figured it was cool! Once I cleaned off my plates and he could tell I was from VA he gave me a break.
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Thanks for making it sound like I never took an English class. If you're going to fix be sure to do it accurately.
I was referring to the type of sleep that is inevitable in a Jeep trying to juxtapose the words you used. In a juxtaposition of words grammar can be bent to accomplish the statement. Feel better now
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I'm 6'3" and slept pretty good last summer for a couple nights in a row. I just pulled the levers and pushed both of the front seats all the way forward. threw my bags on the floor in front of the back seat then laid accross with my head resting towards the back end of my jeep. Not that bad of a sleep really.
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Well guys I have slept with a chick in my Jeep. I should say it was very comfy, its a good thing the Wrangler has a good suspension :-P
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Wow, I am suprised that it took 27 posts before this type of comment came up.

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Well guys I have slept with a chick in my Jeep. I should say it was very comfy, its a good thing the Wrangler has a good suspension :-P
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found link by typing "sleep in jeep" on yahoo.

http://www.4wdtrips.net/forum/showthread.php?p=39590

ps, I love the jeep girl video, thanks guys!
I like the idea shown in those pictures. I may try to modify it a bit to keep the passenger seat.

The hardtop's working great btw. Just took it off today. Need to build a lift so I can take it off by myself.
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Glad it's working for you. If you have a garage just get a hoist a top from quadratec.
I thought you'd like those pics. I don't know how you'd keep the passenger seat, but if you do let me know I'd be interested.

As a side note, I have to say, the first thing I did when I bought my jeep was take it off road to a place here in town called "suicide hill" which is basically a big cliff that has a ton of erosion. I didn't brave the stock jeep up it because as a kid I had watched may a truck or jeep roll right off of it. I had other things in mind, plus the wife was with me and would have killed me (I went up the back way). I did "park" on top of it with my wife though. I didn't do much sleeping, but the back seat is good for something. I guess you could say I conqured my childhood mountain.

Had to post that, even though I wasn't the first on this thread.

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