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#16 AndrewJ530

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Posted 05 September 2008 - 08:34 PM

I seen a class mini in a magazine with a roof box which had been converted into a bed :thumbsup:
How kool is that lol.

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Posted 05 September 2008 - 08:58 PM

Holy topic revival Batman!

I was thinking of seeing a bit of the country this Summer, planning to sleep in the mini. Didn't get around to it, but I realised as I was undoing a bolt lying on my back inside the car that plan may just work if I take out the passenger seat, pad out around the crossmember, and sleep in a "L" shape.

What's the legalities of sleeping in your car? Can you do it anywhere?

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Posted 05 September 2008 - 09:01 PM

The other week I found myself sleeping in my mini, not the most comfortable thing to do when your 6ft, but lessons were learnt:

1: Seat as far back as it will go and reclined all the way back.

2: Legs across the car into the passenger foot well (Careful of the gear knob)

3: Keep warm

I was very glad I had left a sleeping bag in the car as it was freezing, and I found a pillow as well!

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as above but leave a window open.

usually to consider sleeping in the mini I'm either completely spanked on magners or at a show and its raining.

either way its good to let the fumes / condensation dissipate. :thumbsup:

#19 Sam Walters

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Posted 05 September 2008 - 09:38 PM

i unbolt my drivers seat put it on top of the passenger seat, sit on the back seat and poke my legs up on the steering wheel.

done.

dusted.

dont try it with two people, doesnt really work.

#20 Shifty

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Posted 05 September 2008 - 10:00 PM

Pah, I can sleep in a mini no problems, my fave is usually foetal position on the back seat!!

Theres a pic of me at MITP this year asleep in the drivers seat of Poo!!

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Posted 06 September 2008 - 02:45 PM

I seen a class mini in a magazine with a roof box which had been converted into a bed


You mean a Maggiolina roof tent I think, not a roof box. Hardly a new idea but not really a good one for most adults either, the maximum roof load for a Mini is 50 kg.

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Posted 06 September 2008 - 04:34 PM

Pah, I can sleep in a mini no problems, my fave is usually foetal position on the back seat!!


When i was locked out of my house in the early hours after work because my bro didnt leave the door open as i asked i slept like this in the mini, wasnt a good night rest, i had bucket seats and harnesses. Used the cushion you sit on as a pillow and lucky had my uni lab coat in the boot so i had a cover of sorts - - was freezing cold, and a little pi***d off at my bro.

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Posted 06 September 2008 - 10:32 PM

Thread revival at it's best! :gimme:

I sleep on Vern's backseat and the fit is quite good even with Newrocks. His spare kitchen roll as a pillow = sorted. I've had to do this several times in my happy ownership and have been caught cold handed:

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(P.S. I'm not actually living in Vern like a tramp, honest)

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Posted 06 September 2008 - 10:33 PM

Thread revival at it's best! :gimme:

I sleep on Vern's backseat and the fit is quite good even with Newrocks. His spare kitchen roll as a pillow = sorted. I've had to do this several times in my happy ownership and have been caught cold handed:

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(P.S. I'm not actually living in Vern like a tramp, honest)



And if you'd been caught hot-handed!!!!!!?????? :gimme:

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Posted 06 September 2008 - 10:41 PM

I love sleeping in Poo

Heres Proof

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Edited by shiftyseamus, 06 September 2008 - 10:42 PM.


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Posted 06 September 2008 - 10:50 PM

its funny this as me and my mates were working out how you would sleep in a mini

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Posted 06 September 2008 - 11:21 PM

i slept in my car at SMD,
i was very drunk.....woke up soaked and still pi$$ed,
i seemed to have had a shower with all my clothes on for some reason.....lol

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Posted 07 September 2008 - 08:31 AM

Two of us had to sleep in the mini when we where on our way to italy for the italian job, All the hotels were booked up as there was something being played with a ball and 22 players (not sure what that is called) and we both had no cash to get fuel till the next day!!! Problem was the car had bucket seats and no back seat! Lauren slept across the luggage in the back and i slept upright! wasn`t the best nights sleep, then we had to 650 miles the next day! lots of coffee breaks!

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Posted 07 September 2008 - 11:03 AM

bugger sleeping in a mini, just get a swag!

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Posted 12 September 2008 - 07:13 PM

i drove me and a mate to a party one night. were the party was we was spozed 2 be satying over but the parents came home a few days earlier so the party got rumbled. we both slept in my mini as both had too many to drive home. we can honestly say weve both slept in much worse places after parties.
i have a sleeping bad packed up really small in my boot now lol




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