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Sleeping in your blazer.

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by chevyman562, Aug 3, 2004.

  1. chevyman562

    chevyman562 Registered Member

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    I am looking for some ideas to make sleeping in my blazer during hunting season more comfortable. I have a bad back and can't sleep curled up. Is there anything that attaches to the back. What have you guys done?
     
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    mud390 1/2 ton status

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    I did this in a little Ford ranger once and could easily be adapted to any truck or suv. In our case, take out the back seat if you have one. Go get an old mattress that will fit in the back and cut the sides so that it drops between the wheel wells. Now you have a comfy area to sleep. As far as the length issue, maybe you could get a custom soft top to go from the top to the tailgate when its open. Sort of a half-triangle type deal?!?

    Kris
     
  3. Z3PR

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    Uh, tent and sleeping bag maybe ???
     
  4. chevyman562

    chevyman562 Registered Member

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    ZP3R - Can't sleep in tents at most duck hunting wildlife refuges in California.
     
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    shane74 1/2 ton status

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    I used a "full" size inflatable air matress in mine. They fit right between the wheel wells and you can control how firm or soft it is. Nice and comfy! /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    I sleep in my Blazer all hunting season. Its a lot simpler than pitching a tent.
    I take out my back seat so there is more room. I have a thick pad under the carpet for comfort. I have a couple of old surplus rocket boxes that fill up the foot well behind the front seats to even out the floor. I am 6'4 and sleep real good back there. I usually sleep with the tailgate down unles its raining or snowing.
     
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    rjfguitar 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I removed the arm rests from my backseat, that helps stretching out a little.
     
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    Take out the back seat and lay down a futon matress... fits two perfectly /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif
     
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    One word: Chalet. /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif

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  10. k5freak44

    k5freak44 1/2 ton status

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    your best bet would be air a airmatress without rear seats.

    if its just you you can put your head at the end of the truck and stick your feet up over the console.
     
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    I have camped in mine for years.....remove the back seat...thick foam pad from Homely depot...cooler behind the passenger seat, noncrushable stuff behind the drivers seat gives you a "footwell" length of extra flat space....I have a smaller cooler that fits against the wheelwell by the spare (also works better if you have a tailgate mounted spare).....I put down an open sleeping bag and use a top cover as appropriate for the season....if you are going to sleep two, you must remove the spare (and be Very well acquainted with your "partner")...I've slept thru storms, rain, wind.....I use a larger style collapsable sun blocker for each door window, and my regular sun blocker for the windshield....my rear side glass and tailgate are dark tinted and very difficult to see in unless you have a light on inside....of course if anyone were to sneak up and peek
    in, the sliding glass windows make an excellent firing port for a Ruger P89 and the old Colt .25 revolver I carry (sounds like a cap pistol, but I like it for very close range).... /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif

    There is a Buttload of room inside these things....
     
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    Futon matress is perfect. Rolls up afterwards too.

    -Chris
     
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    Take out the back seat and lay down a futon matress... fits two perfectly /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif

    [/ QUOTE ] HELL YA!!!! /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif Makes as a good makeshift raft too. /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gifWe did that and cruised around in lake tahoe with our "raft" as well. /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    once I get my cage in and put my spare in the back I was planning on making a couple hook points front and rear for a couple hammocks /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
     
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    I wish.

    I would think with all the K-5's around there would be a good market for a modern remake of the old camper.
     
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    I take out the back seat and put some stuff in the footwell area behind the front seats. This gives over 6' of flat space to sleep in. I've slept in the back of a Sub, too, and there is no problem finding enough room back there.

    The armrests on the back seats are a bolt-on deal, so they can be removed easily. For one or two nights a short person might be able to sleep in the back seat.
     
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    go buy a BURB!!!! /forums/images/graemlins/burb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif /forums/images/graemlins/burb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/burb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/burb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/burb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/burb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/burb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/burb.gif
     
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    All ya gotta do is find a Chalet shell for your existing /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif ... I have an extra, f'rinstance... /forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif

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    [ QUOTE ]
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    Take out the back seat and lay down a futon matress... fits two perfectly /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif

    [/ QUOTE ] HELL YA!!!! /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif Makes as a good makeshift raft too. /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gifWe did that and cruised around in lake tahoe with our "raft" as well. /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Yeah, you can fit three college guys on there, but thats something I don't like to boast... Have you seen the previews to the upcoming camping movie "Without a paddle"?

    Let's just say it was very cold, raining, the camp fire went out. So in order to avoid sickness we had to pile into my Jimmy to stay dry and warm /forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif
     
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    I did this last year when camping at pinecrest, it was quite comfortable. I put an air matress on the floor the width of the blazer between the badk of the front seats and the front of the back seat, fit PERFECTLY. I slep there and my cousin slept on the back seat, it lined up perfect with the heel wells so he had a bed the width of the blazer also.
    The top was off but we made a makeshift tent. I have a box in the back, I just opened that to hold the back of the tarp up and for the front I rolled up the front windows and stuck the tarp in the front of the door and in the visors, tons of room and a cofortable sleep! /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif

    We actually planned to do it again this year.
     

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