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Old 04-15-2010   #41
Woodland Park, Colorado
Paddling Since: 1999
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Sleeping in the Element

Broken Paddle,

If you're 6'8" don't even bother trying to lay down the seats together to sleep in the Element. My wife is 5'6" and loves that option. I am 6'1" and wake up feeling like a contortionist.

If your looking for road trip options take out the back seats and build a bed in the back. The slot where the seats attach to the side walls fit a square 1" bar near perfect. I used this for the main support for my bed. I then created a three piece plywood hinged bed. The front and back can fold up to allow for more storage, or larger items (like a huge cooler). We used this setup for a 2 week road trip with 2 huge dogs in the back, and still had plenty of storage underneath.

Good hunting.

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Old 04-15-2010   #42
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Originally Posted by brokenpaddlejon View Post
tyaker: thanks for the reply. I'm 6'8" roof rack access is never a limitation for me.
lol...My wife is 5'2", and she still loves her Element.

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Old 04-16-2010   #43
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Love my Element. Unfortunately its a 5 speed and I can no longer shift it easily due to my injury. Its for sale if anyone is interested.

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