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Sleeping Inside a Model 3!???

Would you rather sleep in a X, S, or 3?

  • Model X

    Votes: 24 45.3%
  • Model 3

    Votes: 7 13.2%
  • Model S

    Votes: 22 41.5%

  • Total voters
    53

tesluhvanlife

Member
Apr 13, 2018
11
2
Bay Area
I know how much Tesla owners like to camp in their cars, but I took it one step further.. I live in my Model X and I drove and slept in a Tesla Model 3 during a roadtrip from CA to NJ.


My grandfather bought a Tesla Model 3 for his 80th bday and I drove it to him as a 'surprise.'
 

kengchang

Active Member
Jul 17, 2017
2,437
14,604
California
I know how much Tesla owners like to camp in their cars, but I took it one step further.. I live in my Model X and I drove and slept in a Tesla Model 3 during a roadtrip from CA to NJ.


My grandfather bought a Tesla Model 3 for his 80th bday and I drove it to him as a 'surprise.'

ISA's face at 2:41 is classic
 

kzod

Member
Apr 27, 2016
197
258
Toronto
Video doesn't give us much / any info about actually sleeping in the car. Did you manage a form of camper mode to keep hvac running all night. How did you hang up those sheets? What did you sleep on back there? etc...
 

mrbulk

Member
Sep 5, 2017
462
354
Las Vegas NV
I had a sleeping bag in my S. Traded it for an air mattress. Sleep in it alot on road trips at night.
I give you credit Lasttoy; I too would like to travel by camping but for me nowadays I'd have to wake up and wiggle outta there every couple hours just to go pee...
 

JackieO

New Member
Apr 1, 2018
2
10
San Diego, CA USA
I just did a San Diego-to-Dallas-to-San Diego round trip with a friend. Drove straight there for the weekend and straight back. For those considering sleeping in the truck, backseat, I can recommend this mattress: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B072BJF9FW/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
It's 35" wide and fits nicely between the shock towers. It overhangs the top of the back seats when folded down slightly, but otherwise fits nicely. It rolls up nicely and fits into a carry bag. My buddy and I took 2-3 hour shifts centered on Supercharger locations and slept when needed. I am not recommending that anyone do this, but if you do, buckle all three back seat belts before you fold the setbacks down to avoid being reminded that the seat belts aren't fastened when weight is detected on the seats. We're both 6" tall and had lots of room with my suitcase in the lower trunk and his in the frunk. What a great automobile.
 

novox77

1.21 Gigawatts
Nov 25, 2017
1,642
3,554
NH, MA
when on road trips, and you plan on sleeping, where do you park the car? A rest area stop? somewhere else? I feel like people would walk up to the car. They do that all the time already just to check it out.
 
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Jxtheone

Member
Mar 8, 2016
49
13
Laredo, TX
I just did a San Diego-to-Dallas-to-San Diego round trip with a friend. Drove straight there for the weekend and straight back. For those considering sleeping in the truck, backseat, I can recommend this mattress: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B072BJF9FW/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
It's 35" wide and fits nicely between the shock towers. It overhangs the top of the back seats when folded down slightly, but otherwise fits nicely. It rolls up nicely and fits into a carry bag. My buddy and I took 2-3 hour shifts centered on Supercharger locations and slept when needed. I am not recommending that anyone do this, but if you do, buckle all three back seat belts before you fold the setbacks down to avoid being reminded that the seat belts aren't fastened when weight is detected on the seats. We're both 6" tall and had lots of room with my suitcase in the lower trunk and his in the frunk. What a great automobile.

Much much cheaper than the DreamCase ($600). Di you sleep overnight in the car? Camper mode?
 

JackieO

New Member
Apr 1, 2018
2
10
San Diego, CA USA
Much much cheaper than the DreamCase ($600). Di you sleep overnight in the car? Camper mode?
Not overnight. We did both occaisonally sleep while charging and kept the HVAC on, but not long enough to see it time out. I think it would shut off after awhile, but it didn't while we were charging. I should say that our longest charge was 50 minutes.
 
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Randy Spencer

Active Member
Mar 31, 2016
3,607
3,647
Alameda, CA
Just back from a trip California to Colorado, I learned on my trip to LA that a sleeping bag is not enough padding. I got a 3-inch latex foam pad we use in the RV to make the dinette bed a bit more comfortable and laid it out, covered it with a thick blanket, put in two big pillows and a sleeping bag, brought my bathrobe and towel and I slept great!

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Best part was that in the morning I rolled the pad up and flipped up the seats and you couldn't tell I was on a road trip. With all that stuffed in the trunk, I still was able to get into the lower trunk to get things out of my suitcase, or even take out my suitcase when I was at a hotel. Used the frunk for a hamper, had a glorious trip. A little hard getting in enough to swing your feet into the trunk, you have to close the door with your feet.

Yes people did check the car out but I didn't care, potentially there is a photo of my sleeping somewhere on the net. I parked at a rest stop going east and a casino charger going west, where it was HOT, glad I had the power to drive the AC. Should have pre-cooled the trunk, it took some time to dissipate that heat, but the AC turned into heat by the morning. Wish my RV was that smart, I have to get up and flip the switch on the thermostat, while the Tesla just tracked the desired temp. I used an app called Camper to keep the Model 3 HVAC on while the screen was asleep.

Not like the Model S where you can sleep two, but for one it was VERY nice, I am probably too big to share even a Model S, so perfect. If you are following in my footsteps I found a backpack was a great addition, for taking clothes to a restroom to change into PJ's and brush teeth. I tried changing just in my bathrobe while in LA and that was not cool, not taking it next trip.

-Randy
 

fseir

Member
May 1, 2016
663
510
Honolulu
A little hard getting in enough to swing your feet into the trunk, you have to close the door with your feet.
I guess I’m having trouble conceptualizing this. Why do you close the door with your feet?

Also, I assume most people sleep with their head toward the front of the car, to look out the roof, but would it be possible to sleep with your head in the trunk, for privacy? Or would that just be way too weird/claustrophobic?
 

buttershrimp

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Supporting Member
Jun 17, 2017
3,197
7,987
ATX
For my S, I believe I've discovered the best option for sleeping in style.

Get the smallest Swiss megamat , its crazy comfy....

Also order some MMA cushion flooring squares (pretty light and gets rid of the bump).... if you get the smaller megamat you don't have to worry about putting all of the seats down in the back.... just the two largest.
 

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