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Sleeping in the back of a JKU on a Trek?

This winter we are doing a Trek on the K-Trail and doing an over night on the trail. The wife and I were talking about our sleeping arrangements, I figured we would take a tent and just make sure we pack the winter sleeping bags. She wants to sleep in the back of the jeep. I've never even thought about laying the seat down before to see if I even fit(I'm 6' tall). Has anyone done this before? It sounds like a good idea, because then we don't have to put up/ take down a tent. The weather up there is very unpredictable in the winter, you can start your day out in snow and finish it in the freezing rain.

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A twin size air mattress will fit in the back of a jku.

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This winter we are doing a Trek on the K-Trail and doing an over night on the trail. The wife and I were talking about our sleeping arrangements, I figured we would take a tent and just make sure we pack the winter sleeping bags. She wants to sleep in the back of the jeep. I've never even thought about laying the seat down before to see if I even fit(I'm 6' tall). Has anyone done this before? It sounds like a good idea, because then we don't have to put up/ take down a tent. The weather up there is very unpredictable in the winter, you can start your day out in snow and finish it in the freezing rain.
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A twin size air mattress will fit in the back of a jku.

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I am 6'1 and I have no problems sleeping in the back of my JKU. Definitely recommend the twin air mattress as the floor in the Jeep in rough and uneven.

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My wife and I sleep ours all the time. In winter it will be really wet from condensation even keeping window cracked.


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Good news, you have the rollbar for all those crazy positions you can't do in a standard bed. Maybe that's why your windows are wet?

Edit - let me know when you are going, if you want someone to tag along. Sounds like a fun trail to try out.

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Thanks for all the help! We have a ton of air mattress from over the years of camping trips and forgetting an air mattress and having to buy one, adding to our collection of forgotten air mattresses...lol. I believe we have a twin from our last trip to Katemcy rocks 2 a couple years back.

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Thanks for all the help! We have a ton of air mattress from over the years of camping trips and forgetting an air mattress and having to buy one, adding to our collection of forgotten air mattresses...lol. I believe we have a twin from our last trip to Katemcy rocks 2 a couple years back.
We found we liked having just a double bed down topper instead of an air mattress. We have spent many nights in all kinds of weather the only issue is condensation.
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Good news, you have the rollbar for all those crazy positions you can't do in a standard bed. Maybe that's why your windows are wet?

Edit - let me know when you are going, if you want someone to tag along. Sounds like a fun trail to try out.


I just text the wife and said that;
"we should uh... test out the back of the jeep before we go.... wink..."
Hopefully she takes that the way I hope she does....




Sure, come along. We are tagging along with North Texas Jeep Club, we don't know anyone from that club, however we don't want to do the trip on our own so when I saw they were having a run on that trail in December I had to join it. I have 2 buddies that said they will do it with us (one in a super clean TJ, and one in a brand spanking new 2016 2dr). If we get close to 5 jeeps in our own little group I would almost ditch the NTXJC guys and leave before they hit the trail, for no other reason than their group for this trail is getting really big and although there is safety in numbers, too many can cause a slow and frustrating time!

Everyone is meeting Friday at Clayton State Park, then leaving Saturday morning for the trail, camping at the lookout tower Saturday night, finish the trail Sunday morning and head home.

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Good news, you have the rollbar for all those crazy positions you can't do in a standard bed. Maybe that's why your windows are wet?

Edit - let me know when you are going, if you want someone to tag along. Sounds like a fun trail to try out.
Sounds like kinky shit lol
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I just text the wife and said that;
"we should uh... test out the back of the jeep before we go.... wink..."
Hopefully she takes that the way I hope she does....
Good luck.

I will look that up, sounds awesome. I don't think my wife would tag along, 2 door and 2 kids. I'm pretty sure I could not sleep in mine, with my situation.

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I've done it for the past few years and it's not that bad. Besides the air mattresses that folks have mentioned, try to find a level parking spot. It kind of sucks when you're at an angle and keep sliding into one direction the entire night.
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I've done it for the past few years and it's not that bad. Besides the air mattresses that folks have mentioned, try to find a level parking spot. It kind of sucks when you're at an angle and keep sliding into one direction the entire night.
You're the first guy I thought of when I saw this thread.
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