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Old 12-08-2006, 03:05 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I am considering sleeping in my outback on a long roadtrip to conserve my money. Its just me shouldnt be any problem right? just pull down my back cover and seat and no one will even know im in there lol. I probably wont do it but just an idea.
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Old 12-08-2006, 03:10 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Good grief, don't you think that's a bit forward?

Just kidding, I'm a bit too tall to lay comfortably in the back, unless maybe the hatch can be open and my feet can hang out ... so the skunks can sniff my toes...
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Sorry to jump off topic for minute, but that's one of the things I like about the Element. All the seats fold out to create a "bed", and you can hang privacy shades on the windows.

Without knowing how big/tall/built you are it's hard to dictate whether it's possible. I mean, if you think it is then I suppose it can be done. Me? I'm 6'0, 250lbs with 48" chest so I couldn't sleep comfortably back there but I suppose if I curled up I might be ok. If I were going on a solo road trip then I'd at least try it. Worst case scenerio, it doesn't work out and you find a motel.
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I am 5'5" and can just about fit lengthwise in the back of my '05 Outback. The rear seats don't fold completely horizontal so I sleep with my head towards the front of the car. If you feel like luxury, buy a twin size (40" wide) air mattress because my Coleman's twin size air mattress fits PERFECTLY in the back of mine. Don't forget to crack the windows a bit, less the inside of your car becomes a wet noodle. (freezes in winter!).

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I am 6' and have spent many a night in the back with a now 80 pound Black Lab. +1 for leaving the window cracked a little. +2 for sleeping with your head at the highest point so you dont wake up sick.
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I have slept off many a crazy campfire party in the back of my Subie. We geologists are right up there with foresters in our love to tie one on by a campfire. Our parties often involve lots of alcohol, a rock hammer, nails and a flaming stump!



If you don't have much stuff in the car, you can flip the seat bottom up on the rear bench, and when you flip the seat backs down it is pretty flat. I usually take my Thermarest, and that really makes it pretty comfortable. Definitely crack a window, unless you like foggy/icy windows.
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I could strech out in the pass-thru in the Baja.But I guess I would get eaten alive in the summer & freeze in the winter.Oh well.
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I could strech out in the pass-thru in the Baja.But I guess I would get eaten alive in the summer & freeze in the winter.Oh well.
Well if that were something you knew you might be doing then maybe you could bring along a tarp or something to close off the bed and keep the critters out and a good sleeping bag will beat the cold. Plus in the morning you could reach up to start the car and the heater could be warming up while you woke up.

Dang... all this talk has me wanting to take a road trip.
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Can't get by without a good supply of stumps...

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Ive slept in mine on several occasions. The last time I was at a reggae camping fest and it was pouring rain the whole night, so I wasnt about to sleep in my soaked tent. I had a single size air mattress and it fit perfectly with the seats folded down.
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