Model 3 and Camping - a roadmap

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  1. danzgator

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    Has anyone seen the width between wheel wells? Trying to see what mattress I can fit back there for camper mode on the trip back.
     
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    I thiiiiiiiiiink they took that measurement in the walkthrough video that Trev and whatshisname did.
     
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    I think so to, but I was hoping someone might know, so I didn't have to run through that hour long video for one dimension.
     
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    Just watched the vid for you. It’s 38” between the inner wheel wells. That’s the narrowest part of the trunk. Start watching at 12:00. It says at 12:50:

     
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    Thanks! That's would be a pretty narrow blow up mattress, if one even exists...
     
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    If it was thin and flexible enough it would be wider in front and behind the wheel wells and turn up the sides a bit at the wheel wells. If it’s a thick mat maybe could be cut around the wells?
     
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    How could they miss this? I'll never buy a Model 3 now. A Twin mattress is 39 inches wide, and they designed the car to be an inch too narrow at 38 inches wide. They hate us car campers!

    Anyway, almost any twin sized mattress (blow up, or normal innerspring) should fit in that 38 inches without much complaint. You'd never get a hard-frame box spring in there, but I doubt you'd find that usable even if it did fit.

    Heh, it looks like the cheap inflatable mattresses cut off an inch to save costs, and are already 38 inches wide:
     
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    Correctness forces me to remind everyone that @TrevP ’s distinguished partner in crime is our very own @Kennethbokor ... who deserves to be properly referred to... :)
     
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    Here is the mattress from Amazon that I was going to order, should fit just about perfectly....



    Okay, not sure why the link does not work but search for this on Amazon:

    Milliard Tri-Fold Foam Folding Mattress and Sofa Bed for Guests or Floor Mat - Twin XL 78x38x4½
     
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    That wasn't mean to be a slight on kenneth, I just have a mind like a steel trap: Rusty, and dangerous even to the owner ;)
     
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    That looks pretty great, thanks!
     
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    Excellent! Does the length work too? It says extra long.
     
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    Yes, I'm 6 foot and I was thinking this should fit just about right and be comfortable to sleep on. Not sure if it is going to hang over a bit with the rear seats folded down but maybe you could let me know if you go with it. Or if you find a better solution please post....with pics! Congrats on the car by the way, we are all a bit JELLY!!
     
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    I considered that, but decided to splurge a bit and get something that I can roll up and this thing is super comfortable. Plus it was $50 off when I ordered it. I plan to use it quite a bit during the summer at my weekend job so being comfortable is worth it.

     
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    Wow! This thread reminded me of the last time I slept in my car!

    Mmmmm.....never mind....... ;)
     
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    Okay, so Amazon list the length of that mattress as 78". In the video by Trev and Kenneth the measured the back with the seats down at 66". So, it will hang over but maybe it could be supported or maybe just use the two larger sections and the two smaller sections will fold into the foot-well area. Either way I think it's the best option for now....unless someone else finds something better. For those of you getting the car please let us know if you find a good solution.
     
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    It is listed in post #1 in the FAQ thread
     
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    I wonder if a Klymit sleeping pad would work better. They are super small to carry and only take a small amount of breath to blow up. They should be able to tuck if they are too long for the car.

     
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    The Klymit is a good mattress but I'm at the age where I need a good foam bed.

    This is the review I used to decide.
    https://www.switchbacktravel.com/best-camping-mattresses-pads
     
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    I ended up going with the one that was exactly 38", the highest stars available, and with no pump to keep the weight down. If it turns out to be a POS, it's $18 and goes in the garbage. I'll post pics when I get it set-up.
     
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