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Old 08-30-2019, 01:43 PM #16
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I have seen a few build threads where you can build a platform with plywood over the wheel wells and on top of the folded rear seats. I believe with that you can get 75 inches of length. You just sacrifice a little headroom depending on the thickness of your mattress.
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Old 09-17-2019, 05:37 PM #17
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I'm late to the party, but you can do it. I'm 6'3 and have spent at least 60 days sleeping in the back of my 4Runner over the past few years out in the wilderness.

I came from a Grand Cherokee, and one of the first things I did there was to install quick release pins to be able to take the bottom of the back seats out. Since that technique doesn't work on my 2004 4Runner, I just grab my ratchet and socket, and unbolt the things. Takes another minute or so, but it's not bad.

Once the seat bottoms are out, I lay the seat backs down, and use a 4" memory foam twin mattress for my sleeping pad. I put my head at the tailgate, with feet up near the back of the front seats. Blankets for cover, and my dog and I do just fine back there.
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Do you have pics? Am 6’3” and have to sleep sideways so not so comfortable
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You might be interested in my solution. I've been really happy with it. The bunk platform itself could probably accommodate tall folks fairly well, especially with the passenger seat well forward.

The challenge might be getting in and out of it!

Convert your 4Runner to a comfy solo camper for about $250
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Morning yall. I'm currently searching for a late production run 4th Gen as the 5th Gens are just too damn expensive and don't have the V8. My only real concern is like every other car I look at. Will I fit in it? lol

I'm 6'3" and plan to use the back as a bed on camping trips and such. Do i have anything to worry about?
You might try to find one w/o the sunroof. (They are nearly f'n unicorns though esp with the V8) As others have said the sunroof headliner takes up a lot of head room. I find it a bit low, though not a deal breaker, even at 6 foot. Take one out and make sure the seat and steering wheel can be adjusted to fit comfortable driving position for you.


LOL I'm only 6 foot but the first thing I did before buying my 4th gen was make sure I could sleep in the back. Sales guy looked at me like I was nuts.
At 6'3" you will want to either pull out the seat bottom or build a platform that goes over them.

Since I wanted to keep the ability to ride 4 adults and was building a drawer system anyways I went with the platform route. My Drawers go above the wheel wells by about 2" then I flip up the seat bottoms and the drop the seat back. I put my platform across the span resting on the seat bottom at the front and on brackets I built for my drawer system. I sleep comfortably and with a longer platform and moving the passenger seat fwd you could get even more headroom. With my setup you could have up to 6'8" from rear hatch to the back of the passenger seat with the seat moved fully fwd and tilted as far fwd as possible.

Good luck in your 4th gen search and as others have mentioned maybe a Lexus GX will work for the higher roof line.

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Morning yall. I'm currently searching for a late production run 4th Gen as the 5th Gens are just too damn expensive and don't have the V8. My only real concern is like every other car I look at. Will I fit in it? lol

I'm 6'3" and plan to use the back as a bed on camping trips and such. Do i have anything to worry about?
Unless you do what I did, since this is my camping/traveling truck I removed the back seats completely, bed set up is with front passengerís seat moved all the way forward, plenty of space 6 feet 10 inches, happy traveling
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not having enough posts to start a thread, i'm trying to fit my question into a thread found with the search function.

to wit: selling my second tacoma in spring '23 and looking for another vehicle. not quite ready to get into a suv - yet!

does, or is it possible, to get the front passenger seat to fold flat? i'd like to be able to climb into the back from the driver's seat.

thanks
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It can go flat-ish. If you have the rear seat cushions down/out, you could crawl through the front seat pushed all the way back.

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not having enough posts to start a thread, i'm trying to fit my question into a thread found with the search function.

to wit: selling my second tacoma in spring '23 and looking for another vehicle. not quite ready to get into a suv - yet!

does, or is it possible, to get the front passenger seat to fold flat? i'd like to be able to climb into the back from the driver's seat.

thanks
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I sleep on the top on my shark rack when fishing in a tent cot. Cant sleep in vehicles too dang hot here Tall people sleeping in the back of a 4th Gen?

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