Finishing touches of the Cheaper Jeeper TV Jeep Camping Sleeping Platform can involve choices of platform covering material, optional fasteners to secure the structure to one’s preference, and sleeping pad or mattress choices. A special feature of added storage capacity by removing the rear seat from the Jeep is also discussed below.
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Covering Material Choices for the Cheaper Jeeper TV Jeep Camping Sleeping Platform
When considering covering material options for the Jeep camping sleeping platform, it essentially is a matter of aesthetic and practical considerations.
Black/Dark Grey Carpet
Gluing black or dark grey carpet onto the surface of the platform would give it the appeal of looking like it belongs there, and is part of the interior design of the cargo area of the Jeep. It would afford some warmth and soft surfaces to the platform. However, depending on the carpet, and adhesive used, a cost will be incurred. Also, being carpet it will involve the use of a vacuum to clean it.
Painting With Truck Bed Liner
Applying a durable coating of bed liner may provide a tough coating to the Jeep Camping Sleeping Platform. The cost of this coating will be subject to the product you choose. However, one YouTuber commented on the difficulty encountered when attempting to clean a platform of the dirt that collects in the grooves and indentations of the painted-on liner material.
A simple coat or two of varnish would serve to seal and provide a smooth finish to the platform material. The cost of this coating will be subject to the product you choose. This type of coating would be the easiest to clean, and protect the platform surface. Also, the aesthetic of a bare wooden platform in the cargo area is subject to one’s taste.
No Platform Coating
Of course, one can also choose to not apply any coating whatsoever. This would involve no costs, but leaves the platform subject to moisture, and staining.
Another consideration that should be taken into account is the fact that when camping, the platform may likely be covered by a sleeping pad or mattress. Thus, whatever choice you make for the platform may not often even be visible.
Fastener Options for the Cheaper Jeeper TV Jeep Camping Sleeping Platform
One of the interesting features of the Cheaper Jeeper TV Jeep Camping Sleeping Platform is how the cargo legs and cross pieces are self supporting. This is accomplished in the cargo area with integrating notches in cargo legs and cross piece. The front cross piece is supported by the rear seat holding it in place. The use of angle brackets on these pieces to make them more sturdy is an option, but not really necessary, thereby saving one the cost of such fasteners, plus allowing for easy assembly and disassembly for those quick camping get-ways.
Rear Seat Removal
Removal of the rear seat is possible with the Cheaper Jeeper TV Jeep Camping Sleeping Platform, as the underlying support pieces do not rest upon the rear seat. Thus it’s removal affords a considerable amount of extra storage space.
However, removing the rear seat also removes what was supporting the front cross piece.
Therefore, extra support or angle brackets would be required, as suggested in the image below.
Sleeping Pads or Mattress Covering Considerations
Although commercial sleeping pads are available on the market for the Jeep Wrangler, this author chooses to custom purchase foam and have it cut into sizes to match the platform pieces. Doing this will allow for easy storage, and access to the items beneath each of the platform pieces while in use, as demonstrated in the images below.
Finally, the Cheaper Jeeper TV Jeep Camping Sleeping Platform is a design that offers a low price, light weight, convenient and comfortable set-up for anyone intending to sleep in the back of their Jeep when camping. It is easy to construct and as demonstrated in this article, can be finished to your liking. However, aside from all this, it also offers a ton of storage for your gear and supplies which will help you enjoy your trip a lot more.