troop carrier seating options

Submitted: Monday, Sep 01, 2003 at 16:13
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As i posted earlier i was looking at a defender td5 wagon but am also considering other options. One of those options is a landcruiser troopcarrier hj78. What i wanted to know is with the 6 seat option is it possible to have 2 side facing seats put in the back to increase seating capacity. I dont think the 11 seat would be practical as any luggage would have to go on a roof rack or in a trailer (which i dont want). The troopy would be a second car and as such on normal day trips etc any luggage could be put behind the second row of seats(6 seater).But i like the idea of having extra side facing seats behind the second row of seats(6 seater) to increase the capacity. Is this possible or does anyone have any ideas before i make up my mind which 4WD i want to buy . I really like the idea of the (11 seater)but is this a practical off roader for a family of (four +others).Where the hell do i put my luggage.
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Reply By: Outnabout David (SA) - Monday, Sep 01, 2003 at 16:57

Monday, Sep 01, 2003 at 16:57

Get the six seater and yes the side factory seats fit in the back. Great to have when you need the extra seating. They are not the most comfortable so if your rear seats are to be used regularly then buy the 6 seater. If you need the rear side seats I have them avaialable. Or if you opt for the side seats all round and can only find a 3 seater then I can also help you with all the rear side seats. We have so little time to enjoy our land
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Follow Up By: glenno - Monday, Sep 01, 2003 at 17:38

Monday, Sep 01, 2003 at 17:38
Thanks for this info david.cheers
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Reply By: andy - Monday, Sep 01, 2003 at 17:56

Monday, Sep 01, 2003 at 17:56
Hi Glenno, I have one of these as a work vehicle. The 78 series 6 seater troopy was ordered in 2001 and we got Toyota to put in the additional rear seats. They are the sideways ones and this has put the seating up to 10. They fold up and out of the way nicely. When we need the carrying capacity of the wagon we can fold the four rear seats up and the middle seats down and then you have got the full length of the troopies rear to fill up with long stuff. A great vehicle for all sorts of things.

Oh What a Feeeeeeeeeeeeeling !!!!!!!!
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Reply By: Harry - Thursday, Sep 04, 2003 at 21:37

Thursday, Sep 04, 2003 at 21:37
G,daye Glenno,
Mate ,if you have a family, then get yourself a decent 14inch wheel trailer.( 16inch are big an tuff, but too bloody heavy) I made my own and it's been in a lot of outback places with never a hassle.
You ain't got enough room in your truck even if it's a troopy, I've had 2 in 11 years
and I still tow my trailer.All your camping gear and sleeping gear in the trailer, clothes and food in the vehicle.
It means you never overload the vehicle and you can always see out the rear windows. You will need to install a stone deflector for obvious reasons. The trailer needs to be dustproof, but that's pretty easy to do.
I can Email a photo if you want.
Also , check with your insurance about using side mounted seats for passengers.
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