I "live" in mine 8-10 days a year. Way too small and cramped, even with only a small amt of cargo. I am 6'1". You'd be better off trying to find a cheap little trailer off craigs list or the likes and making a small berth style enclosure, It would give you head room, leg room and it will be way more comfortable. You won't need to pack stuff up all the time. Kinda like this....
Are you trying to stay inconspicuous and sleep inside the Jeep? What about a rooftop tent?
Yep, inconspicuous. That's why I'm sticking with the XJ instead of trading up for a small RV. You see one of those parked on the street and know someone's living in it.
Originally Posted by XJmaine97
How much stuff would you keep with you "at home"? Would you be living out of the XJ own it's on or in conjunction with the storage space?
I'm essentially sleeping in the XJ. There's the gym, coffee shops, the office, etc. to provide other amenities. That said, I would have some basics like a cooler for non-perishable food, clothing, phone and tablet, books. Small stuff that tucks out of sight. No hording.
I'm adding better (larger) side mirrors to my list of things to do. Wondering what can be done using aftermarket parts.
That's clean. My only concern is maximizing the storage space. I'm thinking of a bed about half that width and up on a platform. Still thinking on the design.
[This is a duplicate post from the tire carrier thread. I figured I should post my updates here instead since getting the tire out of the cargo area is part of the plan].
Found one. Not OEM, but it looks sturdy enough for 235s. I like the support on the left side though I may reinforce that latch. Cleaned it up and still need to wirewheel and paint it. I don't like the points where it mounts to the body, so I'm going to look at support plates for the inside as well.
Oh, and before I scrubbed it off the old label said it was manufactured by Valley Industries.
I lived in mine for 4 months. Had it wired for shore power and had a 2000 BTU a/c in it. Lol. Camp grounds are super cheap. Had a small Honda Gen on roof rack Eben had a nuker in it. Used a 24 quart cooler. Put a Dodge conversion van seat in passenger side. So comfy.
It was the swivel. Just drilled and bolted. It was a tight fit. I don't have pics I gave the xj to a ww2 vet here in town. I'd do it again too. He was the coolest role timer ever. He needed a ride and wanted to go cross country. Miss him.