How Often Is Your Prius Your Home?

Discussion in 'Living Life in a Prius' started by PriusCamper, Jan 18, 2020.

  1. davecook89t

    davecook89t Senior Member

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    I believe the non-Plugin Gen 3 also has a cargo area that folds flat, but I have not owned a Gen 3. Perhaps one of our Gen 3 owning members can confirm. @bisco? @Mendel Leisk?
     
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    It almost folds flat: the rear seat back has a slight uphill slope. And carpeted. We keep an old blanket throw in there, all the time.

    My sister-in-law showed up once with a bunch of boxes in a Matrix, I was impressed: with the back seats down the floor is dead-level, durable looking plastic, with longitudinal ridges IIRC. Sliding stuff out was a breeze; it was a mini cargo van.
     
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    The Prius isn’t a permanent dwelling but I do take lunch time naps a few times a week. Fold the rear down and have a pillow in the car. Best place to lay down flat
     
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    I've barely had my Gen2 for a month and slept in it twice so far, just took the back seats out and will be building a flat floor with build in storage where they used to be over the next few days.

    I've lived in and camped out of out of busses, vans and wagons for a few years now, the Prius is the most economical by far, and the electronics are very handy
     
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    I used to live in a car

    Much smaller than the Prius

    Saturn SL2 even had leather which sucked to sleep on in a hot summer. Lived in that thing for 8 months. It took getting used to but it was better than being completely exposed outside

    The Prius would actually be pretty comfortable.

    When you fold down those seats I'm pretty sure you could arrange an air mattress or a large bean bag chair to sleep on

    The storage bin would be good for clothes or food.

    The mpg and size make that car ideal if you're homeless and single without a place to stay or just reusing to live in a shelter.

    I actually did that the shelter was worse than being outside of it due to condition so I said car it is then

    Hardest part is finding places to park without dealing with police.

    Best to have several spots and change nightly

    Anyways the Prius would be really good for sleeping if you had to
     
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    Banksy, you might look up a new company just re-starting called PlugOut Power, formerly ConVerdant Vehicles. Their new inverter may be of interest for camping.. even electric camping.