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Old 05-03-2022, 02:43 PM #1
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Sleeping in the back setups?

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,

https://trail4runner.com/2022/05/02/luno-life-5th-gen-4runner-specific-air-mattress/


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...
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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.


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I have the airbedz one.
Perfect for solo-ing it. Got myself a suction mount for my ipad i put on the back window for watching movies and gutter guard vents so i can crack the windows and allow air flow.
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Wood Working is not my thing, so I just ordered a pre-cut kit yesterday from solid wood werx. I think its going to cover the bases for me, I hope I can assemble it and stay square!
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I did a table slide out to help level my sleeping area and utilize a Therm-a-Rest Basecamp extra wide/thick sleeping pad. I wanted head room since i am tall and travel alone so no drawers. Worked out perfect for a multi month adventure:










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wood werx platform. King camp self inflating pad from amazon. this worked great for 2 of us (5'9").

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Wood Working is not my thing, so I just ordered a pre-cut kit yesterday from solid wood werx. I think its going to cover the bases for me, I hope I can assemble it and stay square!
it works well, i paid for his plans and made it myself, this was before he offered the cut kit. I wish i had done that for sure. wood working sucks.
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Here was mine in the Pro with sliding cargo tray. I miss that setup.



My current crappy setup. Even though it works I want to make improvements. Like permanent mounting of the platform and then add a fridge slide.



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Wife and I have used a 30$ Walmart full sized blow up a few times, it kinda shapes to the wheel wells if you inflate in the car. Only annoyance is it tries to pop up over the wheel well if it's inflated more firm. This makes the mattress taco shaped which is annoying and squeaky.

So I see the advantage of a shaped Fancy mattress. If it was just me if get a Walmart twin and be Happy. I've slept Solo on the full and it's great though.

I'm probably gonna buy a fancy fitted one just to see if it's better though....


EDIT: Thanks for bringing this topic up. I did a little googling and found this via Reddit. Seems like a great alternative at only 90$

Amazon.com : PAVONI Car Inflatable Air Camping Mattress Pad – with Electric Mattress Pump, Towel, Repair Patches & Storage Bag – Bed Mattress for SUVs, RVs & Minivans – Quick Inflation/Deflation – Durable & Comfy : Sports & Outdoors

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Great thread. Iíve slept in the back of my Tacoma but curious how to set up my 4Runner when it arrives. Need sleeping space for two people and some storage for light gear. These are great ideas.
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Wood Working is not my thing, so I just ordered a pre-cut kit yesterday from solid wood werx. I think its going to cover the bases for me, I hope I can assemble it and stay square!
im local to him so I just paid for box + install.
I wrapped mine in carpet. you wont be disappointed.
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Solidwoodworx. I added the carpet and the aluminum L to the edge. I changed my sleeping pad to an exped. This sea to summit pad was decent.



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Sorry, just room for me and the dog! Exped on a hoímade drawer box
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Great solution. Lots of storage. Another benefit of not getting the rooftop tent (not to mentions saving $$$) is the roof rack remains free for lots more storage/carrying.
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Sorry, just room for me and the dog! Exped on a hoímade drawer box
Whoa... what is that tent thing attached to your hatch??????
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