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Unread 05-26-2009, 07:47 PM   #1
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I have wanted to build a roll out extension to the bed of my tj for some time now, so that i can sleep in the back stretching my legs out. I wondered if anyone here has done something similar? While posting this question i thought it might be nice to see other mods made for camping purposes. You guys and girls got anything?

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Unread 05-26-2009, 07:49 PM   #2
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Sounds like a cool idea. It would be cool to fab up something that bolts to the tub and would slide out. Good luck in your search.
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Unread 05-26-2009, 07:52 PM   #3
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i really like the idea of the roof racks that fold over and give you an awning. the only thing is i hate those style roof racks on wranglers.
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Unread 05-26-2009, 07:59 PM   #4
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i really like the idea of the roof racks that fold over and give you an awning. the only thing is i hate those style roof racks on wranglers.
The style does have something lacking. Too bad there isn't one that would bolt on or attach to some of the more "normal" roof racks. You could just roll it up and keep it in the rear or in a tube on top.
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Unread 05-28-2009, 01:12 PM   #5
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Perhaps instead of a roll-out set up you could do a fold out? I doubt you'd have enough length that a simple bi-fold would be long enough, maybe a z-fold (two folding hinged sections) would work.

If you built it as a frame that you could then fold out and lay cross-boards or other panel / fabric material on then you can use the void in the folding frame for storage.

Add some mounting posts at the front of the base frame so it can slip in to the seat-bracket mounting holes and a cross piece of flat stock so you can bolt it into the existing seat belt mounting hole with the seat belt bolt. Should make for easy, quick and secured temporary mounting. No more difficult that putting in and taking out the stock seat.

Just a thought.

Something like that.

Over lap a tarp over the roll bar / soft top and use a big tent-pole / guy wire set up out back for rain coverage. Or, weld some loops or mounting posts to the very most out-streatched part of the folding bed frame and set some posts in there when everything is folded out for tarp support. Probably would still need some rope or string to keep the tarp taught and sloped away from the bed.








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Unread 05-28-2009, 01:40 PM   #6
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ebay beat you to it...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/JEEP-...sQ5fLiterature
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Unread 05-28-2009, 02:26 PM   #7
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That's freakin' cool! http://www.foldingcamperstore.com/ for posterity since nearly every single ebay link on this forum is old and dead. They have several cool products, actually

EDIT: I wish I'd done the LJ mod (you know, where you buy an Unlimited instead )... Would've been useful for all that extra gear.
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Unread 05-28-2009, 03:18 PM   #8
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I've been looking into mods myself, so far the best I've seen is AutoHomes.

http://www.autohomeus.com/gallery/jeep.php

If you'r looking for an affordable fold out, there is the Origami.

http://www.origamisleeper.com/Products.html

If you have $100,000 to blow....

http://www.earthroamer.com/galleries...otos/index.htm

Wild Boar Products is supposed to come out with one, but I have yet to hear from them on any type of posting. I've called 3 times already and am being advised that they will send me a link, but have yet to see one.

http://www.wildboarproducts.com/campertops.html


Here's a Pic of an old CJ Mod.

http://www.earlycj5.com/gallery2/v/p...ad6-4.jpg.html
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Unread 05-28-2009, 05:42 PM   #9
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Only camping mod you need to make with your TJ is to remove the rear seat and leave enough room for the appropriately sized beer cooling device.
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Unread 05-28-2009, 05:42 PM   #10
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Ok, well very cool.

The Origami Sleeper looks slick and with better weather protections that the fold out frame idea I posted.
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Unread 05-29-2009, 04:32 PM   #11
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Perhaps instead of a roll-out set up you could do a fold out? I doubt you'd have enough length that a simple bi-fold would be long enough, maybe a z-fold (two folding hinged sections) would work.

If you built it as a frame that you could then fold out and lay cross-boards or other panel / fabric material on then you can use the void in the folding frame for storage.

Add some mounting posts at the front of the base frame so it can slip in to the seat-bracket mounting holes and a cross piece of flat stock so you can bolt it into the existing seat belt mounting hole with the seat belt bolt. Should make for easy, quick and secured temporary mounting. No more difficult that putting in and taking out the stock seat.

Just a thought.

Something like that.

Over lap a tarp over the roll bar / soft top and use a big tent-pole / guy wire set up out back for rain coverage. Or, weld some loops or mounting posts to the very most out-streatched part of the folding bed frame and set some posts in there when everything is folded out for tarp support. Probably would still need some rope or string to keep the tarp taught and sloped away from the bed.








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This is just a great post, thanks. The brain is ticking.

Thanks for the links too guys.
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Unread 05-29-2009, 04:42 PM   #12
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Ok, well very cool.

The Origami Sleeper looks slick and with better weather protections that the fold out frame idea I posted.
I do like the Origami Sleeper however it leaves one thing that bugs me to death. Sleeping on those tie down loops on the bed of the rear will just be horrible. You could put down one of those thin sleeping mats but your idea would take any uneven surface out of play.
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Unread 05-29-2009, 04:45 PM   #13
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Unread 05-29-2009, 04:56 PM   #14
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Last weekend i slept in my back seat and im 6 4"....figure that one out.
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Unread 05-29-2009, 05:22 PM   #15
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You could always try this out. Take your cot with you.

http://www.sunandski.com/ProductDeta...=9311058450010
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