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How do you sleep in your ext cab???

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Sheepdog, Dec 22, 2009.

  1. Dec 22, 2009 at 6:11 PM
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    Sheepdog

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    I have had to sleep in my truck a few times and it sucks. I can't find a position to get comfotable. Do any of you ext cab owner have any tips?
     
  2. Dec 22, 2009 at 6:13 PM
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    tried the passenger seat once, it sucked!
     
  3. Dec 22, 2009 at 6:13 PM
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    oldtacomaguy

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    I've tried a few times. Never really got any solid sleep.
     
  4. Dec 22, 2009 at 6:14 PM
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    Lay the seat all the way back and the radio real low... My wife and I slept in my extra cab like this in the mountains one time when the tent was too cold.....
     
  5. Dec 22, 2009 at 6:16 PM
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    The best I got was to lay in the passenger seat and lift the center console and put my leggs over in the drivers seat. But even that only gave me like 15 min intervals of sleep.
     
  6. Dec 22, 2009 at 6:17 PM
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    I wish the pass seat would go back further
     
  7. Dec 22, 2009 at 6:19 PM
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    Yea. But it only goes back far enough to sleep with a bend in your back.
     
  8. Dec 22, 2009 at 6:20 PM
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    yea, well I dunno
     
  9. Dec 22, 2009 at 6:24 PM
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    with a camper shell. Not much room otherwise.
     
  10. Dec 22, 2009 at 6:33 PM
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    I bought an air matress that fits perfectly between the wheel wells. But if it's cold and/or foul weather conditions, I have to sleep in the cab. And no camper shell will fit with the roll bar and lights.
     
  11. Dec 22, 2009 at 6:51 PM
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    Well, I've found if you drink a 6-pack & a couple of brandy alexanders ( when your done driving for the day of course) that nothing short of a High school marching band will keep me awake, but seriously, if your kinda short like me 5'9" you can at least lay the seat all the way back & stretch out pretty well, you taller guys are going to have a little tougher time of it though.....:cheers: :yawn:
     
  12. Dec 22, 2009 at 6:52 PM
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    I tried it once...it was in my driveway, and it was before I had a system in my truck. I used to fold the drivers seat down and sleep. The longest I slept was like 1.5hrs before i woke up and went "where the hell am I?"
     
  13. Dec 22, 2009 at 7:02 PM
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    Hahahaha. Great advice. I was drunk last night and even then It was uncomfortable. WTF?
     
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    I thought the whole point of lifting a truck is to prevent the fat chicks from getting in... Fat chicks can't jump.
     
  15. Dec 22, 2009 at 7:17 PM
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    just lean back the drivers seat and stretch my legs out completely. slept through the night on a couple of occasions
     
  16. Dec 22, 2009 at 8:41 PM
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    get a freakin room!!!
     
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    kick the seat back. tilt and cruise helpes out when the gf is with me:D
     
  18. Dec 22, 2009 at 9:28 PM
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    I've actually gotten some pretty good sleep in my regular cab. Thank goodness for bench seats!
     
  19. Dec 23, 2009 at 9:01 AM
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    The 01-04 ext cabs don't have bench seats...
     
  20. Dec 23, 2009 at 9:15 AM
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    this is the main reason I got a camper, I sleep alot in my truck. The best way is to table top the passenger seat and move it all the way back then put a therma rest or other sleeping pad down. Of course you cant strech out all the way but you can stretch out in a L shape and its not bad. Beats paying 600 bucks a night for a hotel room at vail or aspen
     

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