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Have you ever tried to sleep in a SUV? It can be tougher than it looks! A lot of people fold the rear seats down, and then attempt to use the cargo and rear seat area as a sleeping area. I’ve tried that, but I’m a tall guy and that doesn’t work so well for me. I find that is is just about impossible to stretch out fully using the cargo and back seat area with the rear seats folded down. So let me share with you my trick: camping in my Toyota 4Runner…
I find it is best to remove the headrest from the front seat, move the seat up, recline the seat all the way back, then back the seat up so that the top of the front seat butts up against the rear seats. Then, I use the entire length of the front seat, plus the additional rear seat room as a bed. You can sleep 2 people in your SUV this way. If you are solo, you are better off moving to the passenger side seat, so you won’t have the interference of the pedals and steering column. Sleeping this way won’t work well in all SUV’s, but I find this does work very well in my 4Runner. Plus, you’ll still have all that cargo space in the back to store your gear. Sleeping on an extended front seat like this is not the most comfortable experience in the world, but if you need to sleep in your car for emergency purposes, or if you are just roughing it for a night, it is not so bad. Using some sort of sleeping pad or air mattress can make the experience a little more pleasant. If you own a Honda Element, you can actually position all your seats so that your bed extends all the back through the rear seats (see below picture)
Have you ever tried sleeping in your car, truck, van, or SUV? What worked best for you? Leave a comment and share your story!