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Overland trip advice?

Discussion in 'General Land Rover Forum' started by elk, Oct 18, 2019.

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  1. elk

    elk Member

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    Hey everyone, quick question for those who have been on extended trips in their Land Rovers.

    Overland trip - what is the best/most practical/most enjoyable sleeping arrangement? Roof tent, pop-up roof tent, teardrop caravan, sleeping in the tub etc

    Any advice would be very helpful. Cheers!
     
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    Pro and cons to all. Sleeping in the back comes a distant last place for sure.
     
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    kermit_rr Well-Known Member

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    I wouldn't be sleeping in an unconverted landy. That means not insulated.. it will be cold and damp and horrid
     
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    Bantam1 Well-Known Member

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    second that.
    i once stayed in the back of a 405 estate when i was on a rally event. horrible cold and uncomfortable.
    you need proper accommodation and the best is going to be a caravan surely
     
  5. elk

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    In all honesty sleeping in the back was very very far down the list of possibilities, although I have insulated throughout so it's surprisingly comfortable, temperature wise at least
     
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    Si Click Well-Known Member

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    Depends where you are going, what you are doing, how many of you there are and what your budget is.
    Generally a 5 star hotel is the most comfortable option, sleeping underneath your Landy the least. The two best options in between IMHO are roof tent if you are on the move all the time, and large ground tent if you are staying put. We are blending the two with a decent roof tent and an inflatable drive away awning that goes up in about 20 minutes. For an overnight stop, just use the roof tent; staying for a few days then the awning gives us useful living/cooking space and we can leave it behind if we want a day trip. Conventional roof mounted awnings are great for quick shade and rain protection and you can add walls and doors to turn them into living space, but if you then want to nip to the pub the whole lot has to be taken down.
    But all you really need is Land Rover, a sleeping bag and a small tent.
     
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    Elk, what do you mean by extended overland trip?

    What vehicle, how many people going, going where, what time of year? Moving on every day or camping for several days each site?


    Brendan
     
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