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How easy/difficult is it to remove those? I hate them and wouldn't put them on my car for any length of time.
i havent tried to take them off since i like them on my car but my fronts slide in place with no tape, and the backs are held in my a small strip of double sided 3m tape so probably not too bad?
 

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What sleeping pad have you guys used? I've often slept in my old Escort (which had a bigger hatch area) but I think I'll do better with a pad. Most of them are a LOT longer than the hatch area. I'd plan to take the seat bottoms out for a few extra inches.
 

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Major thread bump here:

What sleeping pad have you guys used? I've often slept in my old Escort (which had a bigger hatch area) but I think I'll do better with a pad. Most of them are a LOT longer than the hatch area. I'd plan to take the seat bottoms out for a few extra inches.
I just use a camping sleeping pad like the one below. Light, economical, and pulls double duty as my camping sleep pad so I don't have to bring more gear. It's just long enough for me and my sleeping bag but any extra length can be folded up.

 

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What are used is very similar to this. Not a full size though. It's a single? Like a kids bed size. Whatever size that is. Haha



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I just use a camping sleeping pad like the one below. Light, economical, and pulls double duty as my camping sleep pad so I don't have to bring more gear. It's just long enough for me and my sleeping bag but any extra length can be folded up.


Thanks! I was never a big fan of those egg crate ones, maybe they've improved over the years though?
 

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What are used is very similar to this. Not a full size though. It's a single? Like a kids bed size. Whatever size that is. Haha


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That's huge lol - it's a Focus hatch!!! :ROFLMAO:

I did see some that you are supposed to put across your back seat and they have fillable bladders that would reach the floor for support... not sure if they have something long that does that.

I'd prefer to buy a decent name brand piece of hiking gear but most of them are nearly 80" long and skinny, and I'd have to sleep a bit sideways.

I want need the weird stuff o_O
 

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Thanks! I was never a big fan of those egg crate ones, maybe they've improved over the years though?
My main focus (heyoo) with the pad was to separate my body from the ground on cold days and to help with the small rocks - otherwise I would rather sleep on grass. It "does it's job" but that's about it. I haven't tried any other one and realistically I'm not a big fan of the egg crates too so if I can sleep without the pad then I will.

A camping air mattress would probably be better if you don't plan on carrying it on hikes with you.
 

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My main focus (heyoo) with the pad was to separate my body from the ground on cold days and to help with the small rocks - otherwise I would rather sleep on grass. It "does it's job" but that's about it. I haven't tried any other one and realistically I'm not a big fan of the egg crates too so if I can sleep without the pad then I will.

A camping air mattress would probably be better if you don't plan on carrying it on hikes with you.
No, I probably won't use it for hiking, just for the car. I don't want anything too tall though, some something to ease some of the hardness of the hatch area! Maybe I need to look at youth pads. I saw double adult ones that would fill the hatch width-wise but they're still really long. Suppose I could tuck the excess behind the front seats.....
 

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There are many options on the market as far as sleep pads go. I use a Big Agnes Insulated Air Core sleep pad for back country camping but there are similar pads at varying costs with or without insulation. I think this type of sleep pad would work well in a car with enough loft to be comfortable and it packs up small when not in use. You can adjust the amount of air and the sleep pad will fill whatever space you have. Go with a 25" width so your arms don't hang off the edges.
 

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Slept in the back of my Mk1 with tools and 2 full sets of mounted tires and wheels. It was a tight squeeze and not the best sleep but got the job done. If you are not taking much with you then as the pictures show above you can do quite well assuming your not a 7 foot tall monster or average height and have to stretch much.
 

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Slept in the back of my Mk1 with tools and 2 full sets of mounted tires and wheels. It was a tight squeeze and not the best sleep but got the job done. If you are not taking much with you then as the pictures show above you can do quite well assuming your not a 7 foot tall monster or average height and have to stretch much.
did you dream of tires that night? 😀

I can say that even though more cramped, just sleeping on the rear bench was more comfortable than the cargo area without extra padding. Did that when casually camping at a friends and was too lazy to pitch my tent. Not ideal, woke up real early too...didnt help the hang over :ROFLMAO:
 

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Not sure if I slept well enough to dream... haha. It was a tight fit but was able to push some blankets ontop of the towels and room for me and a pillow.
 
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