Bed inside car. Good or bad idea?

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Re: Bed inside car. Good or bad idea?

Post by gupster » 19 Jul 2016 07:07

Dirk, I really like that idea of a gull wing window for the kitchen. Have you any pics of someone who has done it for me to get ideas. I will be 66 in January and dont know how long I want to be folding my roof top tent up and am also thinking of sleeping inside. What about raising the Patrol roof slightly?


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Re: Bed inside car. Good or bad idea?

Post by offroadbiker » 19 Jul 2016 08:09

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Re: Bed inside car. Good or bad idea?

Post by Peter Connan » 19 Jul 2016 19:19

The Patrol actually came with a high roof in many markets.
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Re: Bed inside car. Good or bad idea?

Post by graham1 » 19 Jul 2016 19:22

Picasso wrote:Hi Graham,
If you intend to raise the floor in order to accommodate a drawer system; then I would think that the remaining room / headroom will not be enough to to get into the car without difficulty.
You think so?
I will keep this in mind and do some measuring.
The last thing I want is my nose touching the roof when I lie in it. :biggrin:

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Re: Bed inside car. Good or bad idea?

Post by Picasso » 20 Jul 2016 08:27

Hallo Graham,

I think... to be ergonomically viable, one should be at least able to sit upright (to get easily in and out and to change clothe etc.) ... otherwise its becomes like cave- crawling. (men's-cave) .... :think:

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Re: Bed inside car. Good or bad idea?

Post by ricster » 20 Jul 2016 08:31

I have a drawer system in my Patrol, and when I lay my rear seats flat the top of the seats and the drawer system are level. If I sit on my ass on the drawers my chin will sit on my chest, add to that a minimum of 50mm of thin camping mattress ( which I'm guessing you will definitely want thicker, it will become very uncomfortable to manoeuvre to even climb into a sleeping bag or bedding. The taller you are the more this exacerbates the issue.

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Re: Bed inside car. Good or bad idea?

Post by minwater » 20 Jul 2016 17:37

Kobus hoe lyk die tent aan die patrol se kant.Ek beplan iets soortgelyk.


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