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    When visiting the Zwartkop 4x4 show over the week-end, I came across the following very interesting question, hence my thread

    Which off-road caravan is "sleep ready" for over-landing where you have one night stops almost every night. Some of the nights just a little off the road.

    This person did not even want to open a fold-out bed. It sound like he wants to open the door and get in bed to sleep.

    I have not as yet see all caravans available, so I am asking the forum - are there a "sleep-ready" van out there?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spook View Post
    When visiting the Zwartkop 4x4 show over the week-end, I came across the following very interesting question, hence my thread

    Which off-road caravan is "sleep ready" for over-landing where you have one night stops almost every night. Some of then just a little off the road.

    This person did not even want to open a fold-out bed. It sound like he wants to open the door and get in bed to sleep.

    I have not as yet see all caravans available, so I am asking the forum - are there a "sleep-ready" van out there?
    Yes, mainly in the Offroad Teardrop Caravan segment
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    Quote Originally Posted by Estee View Post
    Yes, mainly in the Offroad Teardrop Caravan segment
    I'm not saying anything
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    The best over night van I have owned was the Xplorer. Open the door and climb on the rear bed.
    We used the front pull down bed for anything more than a night but for a stop, sleep & go it's was brilliant

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    Gecko offroad caravan. Only 2 sleeper.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mplester View Post
    The best over night van I have owned was the Xplorer. Open the door and climb on the rear bed.
    We used the front pull down bed for anything more than a night but for a stop, sleep & go it's was brilliant
    I agree on this one. With our 2004 Xplorer there isn't a front bed anymore, it's storage area. The rear bed can easily be left fully made and used for quick overnight stops while traveling.
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    Mine ...... but I have to push a button ..
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    In my opinion, our Jurgens Explorer, is sleep ready for two persons. Just parked it, shift the porta potty a bit, and sleep.
    Brilliant caravan for my needs.

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    Infanta trailers made a 2 sleeper without a fold out

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    I think the Raasblaar is also basically sleep ready.

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    The very reason we bought a Jurgens Xplorer.

    Stop, open the door, close the door, jammies on, sleep.

    I do however put down the 4 steadies to help me sleep as movement does wake me easily.
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    Armadillo Shack or Armadillo Deluxe - both 2 sleepers

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    BorderX Expedition - won Best 4x4 Camper at the 4x4 show @ Zwartkops

    Stop, raise roof and immediately sleep 4 people
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