Poor man’s sleeping platform (1 Viewer)

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The last time I slept in the back of the gx470 without the 2nd and 3rd row seats...my new 38x78 Millard foam mattress fell into the 2nd row foot wells.

I propped it up by adding my gear/clothes under the mattress.

Today I found some wood in my garage like plywood, 2x4s, and 4x4s and I made a poor mans platform.

I want my head to be by the rear entertainment system. I found this area to be less cold and more comfortable than having my head by the rear barn door.

I carry my gear in container boxes, so I do have to unload them to make the entire back my sleeping bedroom.

Ideally, the Wood platform is 34x36, 2 36” 4x4s, and 2 10” 2x4s. My scrap wood came close.
 

little_joe

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Nothing wrong with that, and good use of scrap material!

When I had my 80, I took a 5' x 2' piece of plywood, my wife covered it with some foam and material - it was perfect, and the narrow width was plenty enough to get comfy and leave most everything in the 80. Some material in the 2nd row footwell was perfect for support. I still have it and will use it in the GX.
 
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I've slept in my GX twice.......and hated it both times. I'm sure your "poor man's" solution is a whole lot more comfortable than were my past experiences so I say well done!
 
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I have a box build that’s the same height as the chairs folded over and have slept back there for about about 2 weeks, i put down some pads and it wasn’t that bad.
 
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The sleeping platform was poor man's version, but not the mattress. The memory foam mattress at 6" makes a huge difference in how comfortable it is to sleep in the GX470. Not quite the Ritz Carlton, but nice! I could sleep on my back or on my side without any discomfort.

This twin mattress is 78"x38"x6" and folds in 3 pieces. It is somewhat bulky to carry. I highly recommend this expensive mattress ($140 at Amazon). Milliard 6-Inch Memory Foam Tri-fold Mattress with Ultra Soft Removable Cover with Non-Slip Bottom - Twin

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I just use my regular camping pad as most of my camping is from a canoe so I have to consider packing space and weight to some degree because of portaging. I can sleep on my side on a granite rock with my Big Agnes. Was a total game changer for me. Pad packs to the size of about two fists. I have an older model bought on clearance but this is similar.
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I have a Exped downmat that works very well and packs up smaller than a (USA) Football.... very comfortable and warm. I also use it for bottom insulation when i'm sleeping in my hammock.
 

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