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Old 05-07-2022, 10:07 PM #16
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Whoa... what is that tent thing attached to your hatch??????
Yes! A few drawbacks but works great. Held off a week of Oregon rain last year. Nice you can open and close hatch from inside, roomy approx 8’x8’ in side and nearly as tall I’m 6’-1 and can hang a small lantern and not hit my head. Has a closure on the hatch side so you can drive off with it set up. My 4R is not lifted and it’s at the max the hatch fly can cover…I’ve had a few occasions where the front legs are an inch or two off the ground due to uneven ground, still functioned just fine. Setup is awkward solo. Pole sleeves could be better. Don’t like that the door is zippered along the sides and top, door ends up on the floor when open. But rolls up out of the way. Oh and it’s a ‘B’ to get back into the bag it can with. So I stuff it in the bin in the photo and strap it on my RR. It’s a Rightline SUV tent avail through REI…more points more stuff!,
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built a leveling platform out of 1/2" wood using (3) cut down 2x4's for legs. It's bolted down in (4) locations to the vehicle where the original D-rings are and has a slide out table that I use all the time. I also removed the 60% back seat and built a platform this time using some metal legs I welded together that bolt to the original (4) seat mounting points.

I covered the entire thing in some indoor/outdoor fabric I found at Home Depot that basically matches the interior so the entire thing looks surprisingly OEM. When I camp in there I like having the carpet, it's more cozy, although less resilient to water/dirt so something to consider.

After that I use my sleeping pads, but recently upgraded to the Extra Large KLYMALOFT Sleeping Pad. Sorry no pics of everything all together. Just imagine two full size pillows and some blankets all in there :P





If you're interested in any details let me know, I made some videos or can provide more pictures/information.

I also made reflective window shades for all my windows out of a roll of Reflectix I bought from Home Depot. I punched holes in it along the top so I can keep the windows cracked with my rain deflector thingies and have some air flow. In the summer I have a fan I use.


this is basically what I did, without the fancy d-ring tie downs. I put a legit 4" memory foam mattress in it. it fits a full size mattress. had to cut out the wheel wells. sleep better in there than i do at home.
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Itís a Rightline SUV tent avail through REIÖmore points more stuff!,
Second question,,, what is that thing on the back window? is that a screened mesh?? WHere did you get that?
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Second question,,, what is that thing on the back window? is that a screened mesh?? WHere did you get that?
Toyota 4Runner 5th Gen Hatch Window Vent by Visual Autowerks | YOTA club

They make them for the side windows too.
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Correct! Just make sure you remove it before going down a dusty trail! Made quite the mess on a desert run with it installed. Great eye M_RED!

I also made an insert for the driver rear window thatís an exhaust fan. 2 computer fans with a usb connector, to a small battery pack. Keeps people from worrying about dog when Iím in a store and provides fresh air when sleeping.
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I'm considering removing the back seats altogether and building a platform 30" wide and 6" high on the driver's side. 6 inch memory foam cut out around the wheel well with about 2 inches of foam left on top of the well. Leaves lots of room for other items in the back with the seats removed.
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Ive been sleeping in the back during long overland trips since 2016 and Ive been full time sleeping in the back since jan 2022 this is my most current setup.
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GoKot Kot that folds down very nice and stores away small if I need the space for something else
Thermarest pad on top sleeping bag and blanket

The only thing Ive used better or more comfortable than the GoKot is this fold up 4in memory foam matt from Amazon Amazon.com: Olee Sleep 4 Inch Tri-Folding Memory Foam Topper, Single size : Home & Kitchen

The memory foam was slightly more comfortable but takes up alot of room so I like the GoKot better plus itís American Made!! Go check um out and enter Sir William Goes for 10% off GO-KOT - Camping Cot, Camp Bed, Camping and Outdoor GearSleeping in the back setups?-img_0698-jpg


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I can sleep just fine in the reclined seat.

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Cardboard boxes =)

My solution happened incidentally. I had a stack of 5-6 large U-Haul boxes laying flat in my trunk (unused from a previous move).

They happened to fill the height differential perfectly.

I slept with a simple/cheap camping blow-up mattress on top of the stacked boxes. It was comfortable and level.

Great setup for minimal cost and effort!
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Sorry, just room for me and the dog! Exped on a hoímade drawer box
Any better pics of the road bike holder? I've been thinking of building something similar that would let me put the road bike inside the vehicle and keep the 40 or 60 seat upright for my daughter to sit.
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Any better pics of the road bike holder? I've been thinking of building something similar that would let me put the road bike inside the vehicle and keep the 40 or 60 seat upright for my daughter to sit.
I have slept with my mountain bike inside the 4R. I have my rear seats completely removed (not necessary). Take off the front tire, lower the seat (mtn bike with dropper seat post), roll the bike in backwards till the rear tire touches the back of the drivers seat, bungee the back tire to drivers seat headrest post, secure the front fork to a floor mounted fork mount. Or, instead of fork mount on floor use additional bungees on the front with the various D rings and mounting points in the back of the 4R and put a towel, rags or foam under the front fork. Should be good to go!
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Any better pics of the road bike holder? I've been thinking of building something similar that would let me put the road bike inside the vehicle and keep the 40 or 60 seat upright for my daughter to sit.
Unfortunately no, It was pretty simple. I had a front fork mount bolted to the top of the drawer box and two inverted small rubber feet/pads (Ace hardware I think ) mounted under where the bottom bracket sat along with a bungee to hold the bracket snug to the deck. I omitted the 60 side of the seats attached is a pic from the drivers side with a few chain tattoosÖ. I also had the 40 seat bottom out and the seat back down with refrigerator strapped on top. Worked great even off roading. A bit of a pain to get bike out. but safe when left unattended and out of the weather on a trip up the west coastÖOregon rain!
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Interesting enough, I just made a video on this.

Went to Mojave last year in about 28 degree weather and slept pretty comfortably with a very inexpensive setup. Really love sleeping in the back of the rig and not dealing with tents.


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My solution happened incidentally. I had a stack of 5-6 large U-Haul boxes laying flat in my trunk (unused from a previous move).

They happened to fill the height differential perfectly.

I slept with a simple/cheap camping blow-up mattress on top of the stacked boxes. It was comfortable and level.

Great setup for minimal cost and effort!
I did the same thing. Got the idea from a guy at the tire store. Comfortable, versatile, cheap and disposable.
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I'm curious what people have done for convenient arrangements to sleep in the back of the 4runner?

I just saw this ridiculously over-priced air-mattress,
Meet Luno Life - 5th Gen 4Runner Specific Air Mattress - Full Review

And this foam still which, other than the inability to pack up nicely, seems like a better choice,,,

Xprite Portable Sleeping Pad Cushion Toyota 4Runner (2014-2018) NitePa
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But I am curious what the more ingenious people have crafted for themselves? Who out there made their own setup for sleeping in the back? I need some creative inspiration...
I use the sleeping pad from deep sleep overland. It is designed to fit perfectly in the 4Runner. Itís an inflatable mattress with a memory foam core and it has the best insulation you can get. Itís a bit pricey but itís extremely comfortable.
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