Sleeping in the back

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How much room is there for sleeping in the back of a JLU? My slight 6'2 frame just barely fits in the back of the JKU diagonally with my head mashed up in the back of the front passenger seat., but there's not quite enough room to stretch all the way out
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How much room is there for sleeping in the back of a JLU? My slight 6'2 frame just barely fits in the back of the JKU diagonally with my head mashed up in the back of the front passenger seat., but there's not quite enough room to stretch all the way out
Quadratec sell a mattress that fits back there. It is 66in long. 5'6" says it fits both JK and JL so both are the same I guess.
 

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I'm 6'2 and sleep in the rear diagonally with no issues. That is with the seat pushed all the way forward.
 

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6'1 and use deepsleep. The dimensions are 72" tall X 52" wide (between doors) so I need to be on a slight angle.

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Thanks, dudes. With the head rests folding forward as opposed to rearwards in the JK, it looks like there should be enough room for me. Just slide the passenger seat forwards a bit. I have a thermarest trail pro (i think that's the model) and it just barely fits and I sleep pretty well back there now. Its tapered so the foot end slides well in the corner. I also have a giant exped mat as well, but that's square and pretty wide and wont fit diagonally. That guy is for tenting only
 

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How much room is there for sleeping in the back of a JLU? My slight 6'2 frame just barely fits in the back of the JKU diagonally with my head mashed up in the back of the front passenger seat., but there's not quite enough room to stretch all the way out
its gonna be the same. im 6'0 and had to sleep diagonally the once i slept in the back
 

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I use a deepsleep mattress as well. It's comfortable if I'm diagonal or I can stick my feet over the center console.
 

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I have a two door so this is not an option, but wondering where do you put all your stuff when you're sleeping?
 

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I have a two door so this is not an option, but wondering where do you put all your stuff when you're sleeping?
I have a 2-door and I’ve slept in the back. Legs fully stretched out. Here’s how: move all your gear to the driver side, fold forward the passenger seat to use as a back rest, put something soft/pillowy in “rear” footwell. Boom. True, you’re not laying flat, but it was pretty comfortable. I’m 6-foot.
I had a 45qt hard side cooler that I moved to sit long ways down the driver side and put everything on top or behind it. Cheers!
 

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I have a 2-door and I’ve slept in the back. Legs fully stretched out. Here’s how: move all your gear to the driver side, fold forward the passenger seat to use as a back rest, put something soft/pillowy in “rear” footwell. Boom. True, you’re not laying flat, but it was pretty comfortable. I’m 6-foot.
I had a 45qt hard side cooler that I moved to sit long ways down the driver side and put everything on top or behind it. Cheers!
I’ve done the same thing on hunting trips in my 2 door and it worked out ok but I’m 6’4 so it took a few beers to get comfortable haha.
 

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I’ve done the same thing on hunting trips in my 2 door and it worked out ok but I’m 6’4 so it took a few beers to get comfortable haha.
I saw a 2-door rigged for 2 people to sleep in ("I am Jake" I think on youtube). He built an elevated platform that could extend over the back of the front seat.

I'm planning on sleeping in the back of my JLU on short trips, a week max. My plan is to remove the back seats, push the passenger front seat all the way forward, build a narrow platform to fit over the missing rear seat, and sleep diagonally. My travel plans have to wait until about March next year so I haven't started the building yet.
 

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A few months old, but I'll put in my 2 cents.

If it's not raining, just sleep on the ground or on a cot under the stars. It's really a great sight to see all those stars anyway. Get a canvas bedroll (sleeping bag and pad cover), slip in a comfy pad, your sleeping bag, and a pillow and roll it up. I slept on the ground many nights in a bedroll on horse camping trips and hunting trips. But if you're worried about things crawling into your bag, put it all on a lightweight folding cot. Don't be a wuss, you'll miss out on a great experience of the outdoors. And it's way more comfortable than a closed up, cramped vehicle.
 

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I have a two door so this is not an option, but wondering where do you put all your stuff when you're sleeping?
https://jkloud.us/collections/hammo...eep-wrangler-jl-2-door?variant=32298035937342

This is something ive been looking at for 2 door lightweight sleep options. Got no responses in the camping section so not sure how many here have used it, but I'm going to get it over the summer and will post impressions. Best part is you can keep all your stuff underneath you, and it can be used as a sunshade or cargo cover when its not in hammock mode.

Edit: Sorry, didn't see that this was a bump until after I posted, lol.
 
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