Bedding down in a GQ

Submitted: Friday, Aug 01, 2003 at 11:01
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Hi All, I am going to drive from Manjimup in the lower south west of WA to Darwin. I have a GQ petrol and I figure the fuel cost will be around $900 as it is 4000k or more. So I am going to have to keep costs down. One way I thought of was to set up a bed in the back, so I can just pull over and get a kip rather than going to a caravan park or motel. It will also be useful later around the territory for overnighters. Can anyone share some experiences on building a temporary bed, do you need to put brackets on the walls of the car or can you build a free standing frame that won't fall over in the middle of the night. Of course I would love to put in some flash draw system but my budget is more like plywood off cuts!! Any sugestions, comments or ideas would be appreciated.

Seeyou on the road!!
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Friday, Aug 01, 2003 at 11:07

Friday, Aug 01, 2003 at 11:07
There is one forsale in the trader section of this board... have a look.

FORSALE SECTION

You could do what i did and get a $100 1 man tent... Works a teat
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Reply By: Tony - Friday, Aug 01, 2003 at 14:35

Friday, Aug 01, 2003 at 14:35
Whats wrong with a swag? All you need is a ground sheet and a mossie net and you get to sleep under the stars.

Bit bright on a full moon though.
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Friday, Aug 01, 2003 at 15:19

Friday, Aug 01, 2003 at 15:19
Whats wrong with Swags???

The price of them for one!
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Reply By: Member - Bigbear - Friday, Aug 01, 2003 at 15:16

Friday, Aug 01, 2003 at 15:16
Try a double blow up mattress, if you don't like sleeping outside, fits just nicely in the back of my GQ ( on rainy nights) and takes out most of the bumps in the floor.
Pretty cheap to.Bush Bappo's 4WD Club
Get out there & have a look
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Friday, Aug 01, 2003 at 15:19

Friday, Aug 01, 2003 at 15:19
No good if you have cargo barrier in there... unless your very short ;)~
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Reply By: Member - Willem- Friday, Aug 01, 2003 at 19:13

Friday, Aug 01, 2003 at 19:13
Let me have your email address and I will post you some pics of my trucks set-up. It is not a GQ but will be an idea of where to start.
Cheers, Willem
Never a dull moment
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Follow Up By: Hank - Saturday, Aug 02, 2003 at 11:43

Saturday, Aug 02, 2003 at 11:43
Hi Willem,
Its nhancock@elders.com.au
Thanks for your reply.
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Reply By: Westie - Saturday, Aug 02, 2003 at 00:39

Saturday, Aug 02, 2003 at 00:39
Out of curiosity, which way are you heading to Darwin Hank? via the coast or inland?
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Follow Up By: Hank - Saturday, Aug 02, 2003 at 11:40

Saturday, Aug 02, 2003 at 11:40
I will be going up the inland to Port Hedland and then around the coast I guess the rest of the way. I am not particularly rushed, but $$$ will stop me from burning up too much juice in low 4wd.
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