Have slept in my suv the last 3 years. The first time was due to rain & a leaky tent. Then it was saving space w/o the tent & air mattress rather than having everyone in the group's tents & the hangout screen tent on top of each other. They sell air mattresses sized for the back of suv's but have not checked them out. Windshield sun blocker is key for the hot Roo's, open the windows for air flow & it stays cooler than my tent ever did. Last year's temps were a cake walk, though. Ahh, 2012... the most I have ever been able to sleep on the farm.
Post by LeonSmrgshboard on Jan 26, 2013 23:59:36 GMT -5
Slept in our van for one night back in 08, never did it again. If I had any advice it would be to make sure you've covered the seatbelt fastener's with something soft. Pretty sure I still have an imprint on my side.
I drive a Dodge Journey and my fiancee and I slept in it last year and it was fine. I'm 5' 10" and there was plenty of room for me to get comfortable. I would just recommend that if you're sleeping in the back of your SUV that you use plenty of those egg crate cushions (not sure an air mattress would fit in mine) and keep the windows cracked. Then when you wake up to the early heat just pop open the back and go back to sleep. A little battery operated fan hanging from the little hanger/handle thing would be good too.
So I have two friends who are planning on going and sleeping in their car. It will be all of our first trip to Roo but I have sooo many people saying that even a tent heats up fast in the am and I would imagine sleeping in a car to be suicidal but I wanted some opinions on those who have come before. Have you slept in your car and does it get even hotter than the tents or maybe just hotter earlier in the am?
Post by itrainmonkeys on May 7, 2013 15:48:15 GMT -5
I've slept in a car. Usually up just as early as sleeping in a tent because of the heat/sun. Leave windows open and fans blowing (not the car AC but portable camping fans). The heat should wake you up in the morning anyway. If your friends plan on passing out (like getting super drunk and blacking out) or are really heavy sleepers then maybe have someone be the alarm clock early in the A.M.
A friend bought one off of www.thisiswhyimbroke.com and also swears by it. I tried it out- super comfy! However, if you're taller than about 5', you still have the whole issue of still sleeping in a backseat that's only 4 and a half feet long.
we're putting an air mattress in the truck bed and putting the ez up over that, plus having another gazebo tent thing (ez up w/ screen sides basically) for more sleeping. doing it so we dont get so hot in the morning
And clearly you aren't a rapist (I hope) but the way you pop into any thread where a woman happens to be lamenting her lack of ride to Bonnaroo and tell them to come hop on your bus sounds extremely rapey.
I always bring a tent and end up sleeping in the car. I don't find that it's too hot and it's definitely less noisy! I think that sleeping in the car (if you have a comfortable car) is less stressful than a tent, too. You don't have to worry about weather or spiders or tics or other bugs. Maybe the biggest appeal of sleeping in the car to me is the lack of creepy crawlies, but I think that I've definitely gotten better sleep in my car than in a tent on the farm.
we're gonna bring a tent just in case, but we're gonna bring a honda odyssey with the back seats taken out and a futon mattress with egg shell topper. to combast the roo dust, i thought about throwing a couple twin fitted sheets over the driver and passenger seats and putting some plastic down (like a painting dropcloth) over the carpet in the back
i'd been wondering how to screen in the windows, but liana just nailed it with those magnetic screens to go over the outside. *points to liana for the assist* YEAH B****! MAGNETS!
we'll run a couple tent fans and roll the windows down at night with screens, and keep a reflective visor in the windshield all the time i also bought some of those mylar emergency blankets, and thought i'd tape a couple of those to a tarp (the blankets are ridiculously thin) and put that across the top to reflect the heat away.