post #91 of Old 01-23-2010, 10:14 PM
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I can't count the # of times I've taken the Jeep out and picked up a "friend" and ended up parking on a hillside somewhere. Sleeping is the easy part. lol

I typically don't have my back seat in, so I lay the driver and passenger seat as far forward as I can, and then you can lean back against them with your feet towards the tailgate. I have a foam pad I lay over the seat belts and other misc metal poky things on the floor, and a nice fleece blanket for two.

I've spent many a beautiful nights in my Jeep.

For the times when things aren't so spur of the moment, I have a backpacker's tent I pack along with a few other creature comforts. It fits in the trunk behind the rear seat.


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post #92 of Old 01-23-2010, 11:48 PM
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Why couldn't you just take 1/2 piece of plywood, maybe frame the underside just to keep it flat, hook it to the gate lip and make an adjustable leg? Easy enough? If I ever get around to making one, Ill take some pics.

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post #93 of Old 01-30-2010, 03:50 AM
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Thanks JIMBOX - the magnascreen was just what I was looking for, and yet another example of something I would have invented, but was sure someone else had already done so. I haven't camped with it yet, but I did figure out a way to use a magnascreen with a tarp, two tent poles, and tie-downs functioning as a rain fly/portico on one side of the jeep. I can set the whole thing up in less than 5 minutes, although if it's a clear night or short-term stop, I'll probably just use the magnascreen.
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post #94 of Old 01-30-2010, 07:36 AM
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Thanks JIMBOX - the magnascreen was just what I was looking for, and yet another example of something I would have invented, but was sure someone else had already done so. I haven't camped with it yet, but I did figure out a way to use a magnascreen with a tarp, two tent poles, and tie-downs functioning as a rain fly/portico on one side of the jeep. I can set the whole thing up in less than 5 minutes, although if it's a clear night or short-term stop, I'll probably just use the magnascreen.
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post #95 of Old 02-07-2010, 03:01 AM
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I've slept two nights in my WJ at the Badlands.

I'm 6'3", and slept very comfortably with the back seats folded down and cuddling my 1/2" ratchet. (Teddy was at home)

Seriously though, it's comfortable.

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post #96 of Old 02-27-2010, 01:51 AM
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I've napped in mine then again a Scrambler ......my 5'8" has enough room to stretch out with the tailgate down

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post #97 of Old 03-02-2010, 08:52 PM
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A couple of us went to a local moonshiners music convention out in the back woods. It was me and my girl and another dude and girl. We were all wasted after boozin all night and me and my girl slept on the ground in a blanket and the other two people somehow slept in the backseat LOL. 2 people tryin to sleep in the backseat of a tj makes me just ask how?
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post #98 of Old 03-03-2010, 02:00 PM
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I'm actually planning on some trips this summer sleeping in the Jeep. At most I might take one of my sons along, don't know how well it would work with four of us though. I've figured I could probably recline the front seats and do OK.

Or, travel lightly and fold down the rear seat.
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post #99 of Old 03-30-2010, 09:28 AM
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Worst night I ever spent in a Jeep was in February 2004. We were sent to Germany for REFORGER (return of forces to Germany). We got our equipment and headed to our marshalling area. I had an old M151 with the floppy doors (when it snowed, it actually snowed on me). We got there too late to set up a tent (no place left to find in the dark) so a buddy and I spent the night in the Jeep. Hell, the heater worked. We couldn't run the Jeep all night, so we would start it up, let it run till it got hot and then shut it down. Keep in mind, we had on Army issued Pile caps, Army issued parka's and some insulated boots. Had to have all our game gear on as well, so we had our WEB Gear and protective masks. The seats were welded upright and there was all our gear in the back. We'd get 15-20 minutes of shut eye, then have to start the jeep for warmth, then drift back off again. I couldn't wait for morning. Found out that we were some of the lucky ones. Some of the guys had to roll out on the top of their howitzers (the old M110A2's).
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post #100 of Old 03-31-2010, 09:13 PM
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I took out my YJ's backseat and crammed two couch cushions between the wheelwells. That was actually super duper comfy. Much better than my parents' camper's beds.

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post #101 of Old 03-31-2010, 09:16 PM
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Cool! OLD thead revival! I haven't seen this one in New Posts in ages.
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post #102 of Old 04-04-2010, 10:56 PM
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I have never slept in mine jeep yet, however i was looking trying to figure a plan of attack on it for future refrence(sp)

If I wanted a Hummer I would ask for one.
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post #103 of Old 04-04-2010, 11:06 PM
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Sleeping in a wrangler can't be too bad. I've slept in my cj5 on several occasions just for fun. I never had a problem, and I'm 5'8

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post #104 of Old 04-10-2010, 10:51 AM
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I don't know about others, but sleeping in a reclining car or truck seat is not fun. I did it once and never again. No lumbar support, no rolling over, no changing positions. It was bad.

I'm not sure what all the hype is about sleeping in or on your vehicle. Dude, Native Americans used to sleep just about anywhere, makeshift and all.

There are a FEW sporadic accounts of bears attacking people in tents, but it's extremely rare. You're in trouble if that happens though. You can keep a shotgun in your tent if you want...
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post #105 of Old 04-23-2010, 09:28 PM
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I have slept in mine several times. Mainly cause I was too drunk to drive after parties. So I put the back of the jeep to use along with whatever I could use as padding.

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