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Sleeping in the cab

Does anyone have any ideas how to comfortably sleep in the back seat area of a crew cab of a '17? Going on a camping trip where my big rig won't fit and my 2 horse trailer doesn't allow me to open any doors from inside. Since there is a good population o bears where I a going I need somewhere safe to sleep and thought about the cab. I did that once in my old 350 and the hump in the middle was miserable and my self inflatable mattress was longer than the back seats were wide..lol. Any ideas appreciated.
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Measure the space in the rear seat and cut a 4x8 piece of plywood just big enough to lay down on the seat and cover the space where your feet go. you may get more sliding the seat forward for the night. Nail a 2x4 across the bottom of the spliced plywood and nail 2-3 legs on the cross member and lay down some pads or blankets. Works great and super cheap. I would leave it in the bed of the truck and I drilled holes and used bolts with washer and a ratchet to attaché the legs to save room.

Truck drivers have been doing this for years.

I attached a pic of one that isn't mine but you'll see the idea easily. just sand the edges down smooth and wrap a couple of crappy sheets to keep the wood from snagging anything on the seat. Plus they sell cots/camping pads at walmart super cheap. I attached my little redneck drawing too lol.
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Oh wow that is awesome!! Thank you so much. If I got something like that, I could actually buy a memory foam mattress for it that sleeps really good..lol.. Although my self inflatable sleeps pretty good. Not as good as memory foam though! Appreciate the help.
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Make sure you turn the alarm off. I tried to sleep in mine and kept setting the alarm off. Ended up just driving to the next town and getting a hotel cause I kept setting it off
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How the heck do you turn off the alarm? What sets it off? Movement? Good grief..lol.. Thanks for the heads up!
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When you shut it off you can select either perimeter or all alarms. I didn't pay attention and left it on all alarms and the movement inside set off the alarm. I think they have that so it will go off if a baby is left inside. After i set it off the first time i switched it to perimeter and tried to go back to sleep. I was sitting against the door and had my feet across the seat. I don't know if having my back against the door was enough to set off the perimeter alarm. Maybe it thought someone was trying to pull on the door. Im not sure if you can completely disable the perimeter alarm. I haven't really looked.

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All alarm is even worse. Wife’s lariat we can’t leave a dog in it if we don’t switch to perimeter. We walk 10 feet and they have set off the motion sensor.

Perimeter used to be the default, but truck got updated and now all is the preset, so we have to manually choose perimeter each time we get out. Keep waiting to see if Forscsn can change it back up perimeter default

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I have no clue if I even have this feature? I may do a trial run and see...lol..
Thanks for the info guys!
It appears I got some manual reading to do!
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Ive done this several times.

1. put the front seats all the way forward and put couch cushions in the floorboard to build up to the rear bench seat level.
2. depending on your needs, put a foam mattress topper or a sleeping bag on the whole area
3. use stick on shades for the windows, you can also hang towels in the door, but something to block out the light. I actually have a cab cover from @Covercraft that works great.
4. air, you need a fan if the truck cant idle overnight. If you can idle, just set the temp. If not I use small window fans. Air circulation is a must.
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