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Old 04-30-2010, 10:30 AM   #1
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Sleeping in the Yaris

I will buy a Yaris shortly but I wonder if the room in the back would allow a 6' flat length in order to lay down, if the back seats are flipped down and the front seats pushed all the way forward? Or is there another way?
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Old 04-30-2010, 10:46 AM   #2
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Old 04-30-2010, 11:09 AM   #3
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I shall try to mount a plywood all the way to the back, removing the front seat and flipping down the back. Wonder how much lenght that gives me?
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Old 04-30-2010, 11:26 AM   #4
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Im not sure, but Ive slept in mine several times, just the front driver seat reclined, and it was fine for me.
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Old 04-30-2010, 12:03 PM   #5
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I'm 6'4" and slept at a diagonal in teh back of a 3DR HB. I wouldn't suggest it to anyone over 6', but its doable... I had a small camping pad to make things a lil nicer.
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Old 04-30-2010, 12:16 PM   #6
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I'm 6'4" and slept at a diagonal in teh back of a 3DR HB. I wouldn't suggest it to anyone over 6', but its doable... I had a small camping pad to make things a lil nicer.
I shall try this first. Thanks for the information. I will pick up the Hatchback tomorrow. Look forward to some nice touring. If all fails I can use the tent, but sometimes it is just handy to park and rest for a night and avoid paying a camping fee. I am 5'10" and shrinking. I just joined the forum and don't know yet how to post a picture within a message so here is one from my website. http://goolymooly.ca/data/publishing/about_werner.html
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Old 04-30-2010, 12:58 PM   #7
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http://www.yarisworld.com/forums/showthread.php?t=11114

Based on your bio, you'd probably be great friends with our forum mountain man/environmentalist BailOut.

Welcome, and where in Canada are you?
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Old 04-30-2010, 01:11 PM   #8
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I told my friend I was driving accross canada and somebody told me that it's illegal to sleep in my car. Anybody? Clarification?
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Old 04-30-2010, 01:15 PM   #9
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Are there places where one can camp for free? Like a far-away grass patch by a lake or something? Summer is approaching, and I'm getting rid of everything I own except the Yaris, my gun and my computer.
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Old 04-30-2010, 01:18 PM   #10
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Based on your bio, you'd probably be great friends with our forum mountain man/environmentalist BailOut.

Welcome, and where in Canada are you?
I am from the interior of BC near Salmon Arm. I pick up my Yaris in Nanaimo tomorrow, as the Toyota dealer there has some great prices to offer (from a rental fleet that was returned), and I need to visit over there anyways.
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Old 05-01-2010, 08:18 AM   #11
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When I owned an ECHO, I did tons of road trips...the back seat was my bed.

Since buying my YARIS a few weeks ago...I am itching to do another road trip to head back home to Miami Beach in a few weeks. I normally sleep along I-75...thank goodness for FL rest stops...they're the best, especially with its security officers. ;)
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Old 05-01-2010, 10:21 PM   #12
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I told my friend I was driving accross canada and somebody told me that it's illegal to sleep in my car. Anybody? Clarification?
In 1996/97 we did a road trip from Vancouver, B.C to Miami, Florida. It took us 2 month and the only time we slept in a motel once was when it got really cold. Sometimes we paid for state parks but most of the time we just parked on the side of the road or in a city on a parking lot of a 24 hour store. We got checked once by police in Florida on such a night but due to someone reporting a suspect vehicle, ours. We had to replace the front brake paths on a Dodge van we then used (with 4 children along). I was asked to step out of the car with my hands up and was searched. Once that was done one of the police men wanted to see the inside of the car. I mentioned that we were tired and could not go on driving for the night. He then wished us a nice trip and left. We actually wrote a book about our travels through the US by car and boat called A Family Of Six At Sea wich explains our adventures travelling and eventually ending up in England then France. http://goolymooly.ca/data/publishing/store_werner.html
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Old 05-01-2010, 10:25 PM   #13
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Are there places where one can camp for free? Like a far-away grass patch by a lake or something? Summer is approaching, and I'm getting rid of everything I own except the Yaris, my gun and my computer.
If you don't want to sleep in the car for whatever reason then you may want to try couchsurfing.com. I do that a lot up here in Canada and it is an excellent way to socialize with the locals. Check it out. But if you want to be just yourself then check my other response on tis thread.
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Old 05-02-2010, 01:58 AM   #14
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Are there places where one can camp for free? Like a far-away grass patch by a lake or something? Summer is approaching, and I'm getting rid of everything I own except the Yaris, my gun and my computer.
Swidd, you're my hero. If my car was paid off I might try that... can always shower at the gym... such a small car to live in, but I could definitely do it for a while. You can sleep in the car at rest areas on the highway and I slept in mine at a campground the other day... If you do that on the weekends they might try and make u pay for the site, on weeknights I seem to be able to get away with sleeping there without paying for the campsite.
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Old 05-02-2010, 02:04 PM   #15
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Old 05-03-2010, 08:37 AM   #16
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Tried it just this morning. Very uncomfortable, it sucked. Upon arriving to work @ 4:25am, took my shoes off to see if I could possibly take a short snooze with the seat fully reclined. Very uncomfortable, I put my shoes back on, walked inside to work, clicked on Yari-World and found this thread.
I guess I'm just spoiled by my Temper-Pedic bed.
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