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Very interesting...
I'll have to look into one of these.
Gets you off the ground, I like that.

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Pretty interesting idea. Just a couple of comments though... First, those support brackets hang down pretty low underneath the bumper. Pretty sure I'd rip those off the first time I went wheeling with it. Second, to use this for camping in, what do you do with all of your gear while you are sleeping in the rig? I personally think it is pretty hard to beat the comfort and convenience of good quality backpacker gear (tent, sleeping bag, pad, cook stove, etc).
 

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Interesting idea....i think it could be done without the underside bracket. If I'm sleeping in it, I wouldn't think my feet would be that heavy. You could use straps down the top corners. Hmmm.
 

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Overpriced and pointless, IMO. You could buy/build a trailer for a bit more and be more comfortable and have even more versatility.
 

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stangmata said:
Overpriced and pointless, IMO. You could buy/build a trailer for a bit more and be more comfortable and have even more versatility.
Overpriced???? Maybe. Pointless?? Absolutely not. Not everyone has a place to store a trailer and if you are driving around and see something you want to buy, you could just drop it down and have the extra room. Beats driving home to hook up a trailer and then drive back to pick up the item.
And you can't sleep in a small trailer (at least a really small one)

It has some good points but I see a way it could be improved for storage purposes.
 

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what do you do with tailgate tire rack when driving..in ohio you can't extend more than 4' past your taillights either..would also take one hella stretch to get departure angle back :)
 

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Tigger said:
stangmata said:
Overpriced and pointless, IMO. You could buy/build a trailer for a bit more and be more comfortable and have even more versatility.
Overpriced???? Maybe. Pointless?? Absolutely not. Not everyone has a place to store a trailer and if you are driving around and see something you want to buy, you could just drop it down and have the extra room. Beats driving home to hook up a trailer and then drive back to pick up the item.
And you can't sleep in a small trailer (at least a really small one)
I wouldn't be able to sleep in that. I dunno, it just doesn't appeal to me at all. It looks like you have to carry around a whole lot of steel just for that "maybe use". And with a custom bumper/tire carrier, it is even more of a PITA.

I could see how it may be cool for some. My wife drive's a p/u though, so it's a moot point for me. :laugh:
 

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what do you do with tailgate tire rack when driving..in ohio you can't extend more than 4' past your taillights either..would also take one hella stretch to get departure angle back :)
I don't think you drive with it like that. I think that's more for when you get to camp, you add on the "camper."
 

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Guess nobody can read the link:

"The CREWBED mounts in the back of your Jeep behind the back seats. It folds securly away and nearly out of site until needed. Unlike roof racks, you still have the ability to raise and lower any top to be able to enjoy the weather, CREWBED simply folds out, mounts to the support poles and locks securly at the tailgate."

No, you don't drive like that, don't wheel like that, don't even see that when it's folded up and out of the way. No worries of departure or approach angles, etc. Kinda cool really. I've slept in my rig MANY times and would have loved something like that for a little more room.

Good find Tenacious!

Best of Luck,

Mike
 

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[quote='05TJLWBRUBY]Guess nobody can read the link:[/quote]


:laugh: guilty :oops:
 

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TenaciousTJ said:
[quote='05TJLWBRUBY]Guess nobody can read the link:

:laugh: guilty :oops:[/quote]


Oops! I didn't mean you! :rotflmao: Oh well, still looks cool and like a good idea overall.

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[quote='05TJLWBRUBY]Guess nobody can read the link:

No, you don't drive like that, don't wheel like that, don't even see that when it's folded up and out of the way. No worries of departure or approach angles, etc. [/quote]


So then you are saying that they carry their motorcycle on the back once they're parked???

"The CREWBED can handle most standard size appliances, all the camping gear you need, mountain bikes, and even full sized motorcycles."

Sure sounds to me likes it's designed to be use while driving.

"The crewbed is not intended to carry heavier loads than the manufacturer suggested load limits, it just allows you to carry larger loads than any other Jeep. And with the optional soft top covers, your load is fully protected from the weather."
 

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Tigger said:
[quote='05TJLWBRUBY]Guess nobody can read the link:

No, you don't drive like that, don't wheel like that, don't even see that when it's folded up and out of the way. No worries of departure or approach angles, etc.

So then you are saying that they carry their motorcycle on the back once they're parked???

"The CREWBED can handle most standard size appliances, all the camping gear you need, mountain bikes, and even full sized motorcycles."

Sure sounds to me likes it's designed to be use while driving.

"The crewbed is not intended to carry heavier loads than the manufacturer suggested load limits, it just allows you to carry larger loads than any other Jeep. And with the optional soft top covers, your load is fully protected from the weather."[/quote]


:laugh: Was referring to the tent setup for sleeping, as Tenacious originally mentioned for camping purposes.

I carry a LOT of gear in my rig, but would never put a motorcycle in it-space is too valuable and that's what my trailers are for... That aspect of this is NOT "so cool" in my eyes, but I could see where it might be useful for some.

Best of Luck,

Mike
 

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In 7 years of 4-wheeling in the Rubicon, I was forced to unexpectedly spend one night on the trail when we ran out of daylight about 20 miles from pavement at Moab.

I and my passenger reclined the front seats and slept there. I gave him my wool car blanket and I used a medium jacket and a poncho and stocking cap. I maintain that you need emergency food, drinks, and warm clothing and rain gear in your Jeep at all times - and I've used mine the one time.

Total cost $0 for one unplanned night on the trail. I would not pay for this gadget, because I plan to be back at camp at the end of every day, and to reach pavement at least two hours before dark.
 
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