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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 01-18-2012, 09:15 PM Thread Starter
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So what started as sleeping in the trunk of my car with a few blankets while climbing on the weekends has ultimately evolved into this. Used it at the Red the other weekend and it was great. The headroom wasn't really a problem for me. Also being 6'2 i can never really fully stretch out in a tent and mine was starting to show signs of being used pretty heavily. With this i have six and half feet of room to stretch out and plenty of room for the lady friend and I. We'll try adding a small dog in the next couple of days and see how that goes. I was surprised at how much room i could get out of the outback. It's also nice because i can leave it in my trunk at all times collapsed and out of the way and still have use of all my seats.Here are a bunch of pics. Thanks.













Here are some links that helped me if anyone is interested...

Subaru Forester Sleeping Platform

Tacoma Sleeping Platform, Carpet Kit, Camping Setup - YotaTech Forums

Skyrat's Rear Cargo Box and Sleeping Platform - 3rd Gen 4Runner - YotaTech Forums

sleeping in the back (merged thread) - Page 7 - Subaru Forester Owners Forum

I don't know if you can view this? But, here is this same post in a different forum with a lot more pictures and how it goes together

Mountain Project - Rock Climbing Beyond the Guidebook

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Just be sure to anchor it down given a head on crash you'll be joined by some plywood trying to occupy your space up front. Similar idea for the camper shell trucks.
Nice work
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This is fantastic! Thanks for sharing! I will be driving across the country coast to coast this summer and was planning on sleeping in my Outback as well. But this is quite inspiring...
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Is that a 30L Cilogear tucked in there? Very nice.

I like this setup, looks like an easy way to keep your gear in the car and give you a comfortable place to sleep. I wonder how much work it would be to modify the hatch to allow it to be opened from the inside.

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I sleep in my OB often on paddling trips. I use this set up...

twin size coleman air mattress and sleeping bag. and this DAC tent.
works awesome for more room, bug net and ventilation (I'm 6'4").
sets up in minutes.
on nights in low 20s i'm plenty warm with 0 degree bag (though i do get some frost/condensation on inside of windows).
it's been dry on some pretty heavy rains.

DAC Inc., Explorer 2 Tents for SUV, Minivan, Sport Utility Vehicle camping!

I just uploaded an image to the gallery. testing on a cold stormy night in driveway...
http://www.subaruoutback.org/photopo...o=8036&cat=500
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Hm...that is pretty slick! I've been wanting to do something like that as well.
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Yeah it is! New favorite pack. Yeah i wondering that as well and how hard it would be to install. I was thinking if i could just put like strap that i could pull that would cool. I don't know if anyone is familier with the door handles of a gt3 rs. Haha. But that would be nice.
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That's awesome! Yeah i plan on living in and out of it all summer after this semester stopping at climbing destinations. It. Will. Be. Wonderful.
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twin size coleman air mattress and sleeping bag. and this DAC tent.
works awesome for more room, bug net and ventilation (I'm 6'4").
sets up in minutes.
on nights in low 20s i'm plenty warm with 0 degree bag (though i do get some frost/condensation on inside of windows).
it's been dry on some pretty heavy rains.

DAC Inc., Explorer 2 Tents for SUV, Minivan, Sport Utility Vehicle camping!

I just uploaded an image to the gallery. testing on a cold stormy night in driveway...
SubaruOutback.org Member Galleries - testing in driveway on a stormy cold night...
What other options do i have for tents that attach to the back? I like that idea with what i have.Although i feel like my outback is significantly smaller than yours and it would look really saggy on the back of mine?

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