|View from back -- front and back passenger seats laid down|
ready to put in the bed.
|View from back passenger door -- head rests removed and seats laid flat.|
The second generation (2004-2009) Prius is a good vehicle to put a bed in. The passenger-side seats fold down completely flat with the removal of just the headrests. By adding some plastic drawers on the front seat to raise the base, someone over 7' tall can easily stretch out and sleep in it. I have more than enough room at 5'1" tall.
|View from back -- sheep fleece pad and ThermaRest make a base for a bed.|
|View from front passenger door -- plastic drawers are|
added to extend a level base. A small bungee keeps
drawers closed while driving.
|View from back passenger door -- the base layer is|
tucked behind drawers to make a level base for a mattress.
|Cot mattress over base, now covered with a fitted sheet.|
More plastic drawers added for storage.
|Size of cot mattress: 26x70|
|Cot mattress with sheets on it. A stuff sack with a down sleeping bag |
is added to bolster the corner, and for use in extreme cold.
A small bungee cord is stretched across the drawers while driving.
|Bed made with black sheet over a folded-over king size down comforter.|
Some cooking gear packed in the back drawers. A black cargo
strap secures items while driving.