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Old 05-15-2017, 10:51 PM   #1
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Default I'm not homeless anymore! Let's use this thread to BS anyways!

-I just got kicked out of the place I was living. I am now sleeping in the back of my jeep. does anyone have any tips to sleeping back there or anything? I don't know. This has been a strange few days-

I'm gonna buy the premium thing soon when I have $$$!

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Put up privacy drapes, it will help alot. Keep lights to a minimum. I recommend trading in for a van if you can.
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Put up privacy drapes, it will help alot. Keep lights to a minimum. I recommend trading in for a van if you can.
i looked into selling it to a dealer. They offered $900. I just bought it for 2k. (it is a 98 xj)
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Homeless in my Cherokee. Tips?

May want to consider dumping the phone/interwebz, might need the money for oh I dunno...food?
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homeless, not broke...


when i sleep in the back on wheeling trips, i always sleep with my head at the hatch, this way i can stick my feet in between the seats if i needed.
i use my cushions from my tent trailer to keep me comfortable.

x2 on the drapes of some sort. for both privacy and sun block.
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get a beer fridge
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Old 05-16-2017, 08:49 AM   #7
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There are certainly much better (and worse) vehicles to be sleeping in... I'd do like these guys are saying and try getting some cover over those windows
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Simple curtain rods and kitchen cafe curtains would work well. The brackets mount with 2 small screws that won't leave weird holes in the plastic. You could hang a sheet behind the front seat.

A guy I worked with got into a argument with his wife and she threw him out of the house. He grabbed a sheet of plywood, some 2x4s, and his battery power tools, threw them in the back of his F150 (with a cap) with some clothes. He built a platform over the wheel wells and after she went to work, stole the double bed mattress! He parked it in the company parking lot and lived in it for 3 weeks, using the plant's toilets and locker-room showers. He used the curtains I just told you about. I think he stole them also! She filed for divorce and he said if she got the house, she'd get the mortgage too! He went back to get his 21 ft Starcraft cruiser and she had parked her car in front of the trailer. He backed in sideways and pulled it out across the lawn! We lost track of him because a month later, he quit his job and disappeared.
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I have some money (and a job) it's just a crappy job that won't get me an apartment. I have my phone for job apps. I'll look into the window thing
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When I was 18 I spent about 9mo living in a 74 Maverick. You've got yourself a luxury condo buddy, trust me.

Then I moved into a whorehouse in downtown San Diego. Life got more comfortable... and FAR more interesting.
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I've been worse off... at least you have the XJ. What part of the country are you in?
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I'm currently in Springfield MO. there is a bigger issue o can't currently solve... I only have s permit. I have to be VERY careful where I drive and park.
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I'm ready to go take my test but someone needs to drive me to the DMV
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I have slept in my jeep many times. I remove my back seat and put cushions there with the front seats slid all the way forward. It gives you a little bit more room in there to sleep.
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cammy,

Since all conflicts find their root in value differences between the parties involved, is it possible for you to approach the other party/parties involved to discuss your value differences, make amends/apologize and have some resolution so you don't have to sleep in your XJ?

Even if you don't believe you were in the wrong, sometimes in life it is more profitable to say "I'm sorry".

Unless, of course, you want to sleep in it or, violence is involved and you live in fear for your well-being.
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