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post #1 of 48 (permalink) Old 25-01-2019, 14:02 Thread Starter
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Sleeping in a SUV

Since I'm waiting for my motorhome to get repaired after my garage dropped it while changing the wheels I plan to drive on a trip with my SUV. And stay in AirBnB places and hotels.


But I've also put a mattress in the back so that I can have a rest in the middle of the day. With the rear seats folded flat it's plenty of room back there.



When I was younger I used to sleep in my car like this. And that got me thinking - what can I do to my SUV to make it liveable in a pinch?
I remember seeing younger people doing this when in Spain last year.



Cardboard cutouts in the rear windows for privacy and better sleep. If I stop on a campsite I can use the shower/bathroom/kitchen facilities. And the temperature must be OK outside.



I've got a 12V coffee machine. And have some cardboard somewhere.



Any other ideas?
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Compensation from the dickhead who dropped your Motorhome in the first place to cover the extra costs you will incur! No reason you should be disadvantaged due to their negligence. A strongly worded letter pointing out the above with the ‘Suggestion” you would be prepared to take it to the small claims court might assist?


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A Porta loo just in case.



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Not sure what kitchen facilities are generally available, apart from washing up sinks. I don't recall seeing cooking facilities.

Take a cool-box? A she-pee or whatever they're called (those 2 items quite separate!) Some way to shield the rear from the front windscreen.

Sleeping in the car mid-day might be hard, depending on how long you intend being on the continent. I think I might feel a little vulnerable if I had to leave windows open.

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Our sat navs give B&B as well as hotels in any area. Just heck yours does Christine.


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When I was 17 I had a Ford Escort Van. I boarded it out, put a mattress in the back, blacked out windows, sound system. I even considered fitting a chandelier.

It was comfy and cosy but I never did much sleeping in it.
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Different matter, Andy - already have a lawyer on this.
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Must be a porta loo on a trailer then. No - only sleeping on sites with toilet facilities. So no she-wee needed either I think.





A cool box is a great idea!




I have updated my GPS with the latest maps. And the AirBnB app for BnBs.




A chandelier? It's a SUV so quite high inside but this would be a bit over the top!
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No for me
A porta loo for wees

I don’t have time to argue the toss

It’s wet knickers or a porta loo

How are the mighty fallen

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No for me
A porta loo for wees

I don’t have time to argue the toss

It’s wet knickers or a porta loo

How are the mighty fallen

Sandra

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