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Hi guys,

I dont have a patrol but I am planning to rent one for two weeks.

I currently drive Nissan Xtrail...

I would like to know if we can fold back the back seats (second row) flat on the floor like my Xtrail does?

We (2 person) may need to sleep in the car at some days.

Does any one also knows the measurements of the back area with all the seats folded?

Many thanks
 

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Yer you can sleep in the back of them.I've done it after fighting with the wife and she threw me out of the house once. I found There is enough room for yourself cuddling a fridge full of beer. Don't know the measurements sorry.....
 

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Hi guys,

I dont have a patrol but I am planning to rent one for two weeks.

I currently drive Nissan Xtrail...

I would like to know if we can fold back the back seats (second row) flat on the floor like my Xtrail does?

We (2 person) may need to sleep in the car at some days.

Does any one also knows the measurements of the back area with all the seats folded?

Many thanks
The centre row of seats fold down and then forward so they are behind the front seats. The floor is quite uneven so you would have to put some boards in, mattresses on that.

I made something up in the back of mine when I did some solo 4wding in the northern flinders. Was really comfy and no stress.

Enjoy your trip!
 

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Depends where ya going I spose. Besides, Swags are a pita to carry if you only need them a few nights.
Other option could be to tow a small pop top or hire a rtt.
 

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Yer you can sleep in the back of them.I've done it after fighting with the wife and she threw me out of the house once. I found There is enough room for yourself cuddling a fridge full of beer. Don't know the measurements sorry.....
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Does she pay all the rent / mortgage ???
 

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Just don't drink a dozen beers then go to sleep in the back only to wake up 2 hours later about to piss yourself and then realise all the child safety locks are on! It does not end well....
That is so true. I just piss in the jack clamp area as I have removed the lower rear rubber. My truck just smells of piss, **** and coffee.

If you pop the lower rubber out were the jack goes you can just remove the jack and piss in that area and runs out the lower hole. Nissan have really thought about everything in the Patrol. I thinking that on long distance convoys a hose pipe and funnel into that drain hole seems to answer all the issues as my kids need to stop every 3 hours and my wife could just use a bottle and pass it back to the kids.

I have yet to find any suitable place to do a dump in the Patrol. But hand on my heart and Nick P can back me up we use to do them in plastic bags.
 

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Just don't drink a dozen beers then go to sleep in the back only to wake up 2 hours later about to piss yourself and then realise all the child safety locks are on! It does not end well....
So so right.I been caught with that one. didn't piss myself though..... lucky I guess.



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Does she pay all the rent / mortgage ???
All good DB I'm back home and happy...
 

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That is so true. I just piss in the jack clamp area as I have removed the lower rear rubber. My truck just smells of piss, **** and coffee.

If you pop the lower rubber out were the jack goes you can just remove the jack and piss in that area and runs out the lower hole. Nissan have really thought about everything in the Patrol. I thinking that on long distance convoys a hose pipe and funnel into that drain hole seems to answer all the issues as my kids need to stop every 3 hours and my wife could just use a bottle and pass it back to the kids.

I have yet to find any suitable place to do a dump in the Patrol. But hand on my heart and Nick P can back me up we use to do them in plastic bags.
That's a much better solution than what we have been doing...

We just open the window and try to piss out of it as much we can while in the seated position . It pays to be really busting when you try this and practice a few days before with your on/off control of the stream. The advantage is that you can do this while moving or stationary so it's a good skill for the kids to have if you ever visit Melbourne, and the casino.

A few gotchas of note is to warn anyone in the centre row of seats so they can close their window, and in try synergy the people in the back should warn you if you are about to be overtaken by a coach load of Chinese tourists. The cameras can invoke stage fright which in turn could give you a weak stream and you could end up with piss all over the dash.

If you are sleeping in the car and it's raining it's best to have those wind deflector things on your side windows so you can open the window a crack and bend your body in a (ironically) P shape and piss on anyone taking shelter under your car. Care should be taken to not choose the side with the awning as you may be adding a new taste dimension to the mornings breakfast or your camp chair.

Having a dump is a technical nightmare while driving, especially if you consider the wiping aspect.
You may just choose to crap it all out into your dacks so it's contained.
Then just use the dunny at maccas or KFC grabbing a few hand full of wet wipes on the way..
The same guide be used if you are asleep in the car. Just crap yourself then get up earlier than everyone else and go wash everything in a nearby stream. Bring a fishing rod and pretend you are fishing.
My 2c
 

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I have a single drawer in the rear next to the fridge and a removable extension platform that bridges over the right seat when it's folded down (not up). Only use it for boys trips. Get some window socks for ventilation.

And been caught a few times by the child locks and forced to piss into a 600ml coke bottle. Here's a hot tip - a single piss is more than 600ml!!!.. I learnt the hard way and struggled to pull up in time.
 

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Dronus, You helpful tips shall be passed on during my next church meeting (in the pub) and any future camping trips. These 4x4 helpful tips are just years ahead of the automotive design teams. We all need to change jobs.

I had heard coulthard going on about these same issues in the F1 car and just said. When you gotta go you gotta go.
 
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Funnel with plastic hose attached. Or big plastic jar, is better than falling off a ladder at night from the roof top. But I have not tried it from inside the back of the car, that adds a whole new level of difficulty to the exercise, well done.
 

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And been caught a few times by the child locks and forced to piss into a 600ml coke bottle. Here's a hot tip - a single piss is more than 600ml!!!.. I learnt the hard way and struggled to pull up in time.
Indeed, that is where the larger powerade bottles come in handy. Larger opening works much better also.
You must be careful not to create a seal as the warm liquid entering the sealed container can build up a little pressure...
 

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Indeed, that is where the larger powerade bottles come in handy. Larger opening works much better also.
You must be careful not to create a seal as the warm liquid entering the sealed container can build up a little pressure...

Very good point..it's not as easy as it sounds to line up your jap eye with the smaller coke bottle. And don't realise you've got it wrong until you've emptied half the payload into the carpet and seat.
 

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That's a much better solution than what we have been doing...

We just open the window and try to piss out of it as much we can while in the seated position . It pays to be really busting when you try this and practice a few days before with your on/off control of the stream. The advantage is that you can do this while moving or stationary so it's a good skill for the kids to have if you ever visit Melbourne, and the casino.

A few gotchas of note is to warn anyone in the centre row of seats so they can close their window, and in try synergy the people in the back should warn you if you are about to be overtaken by a coach load of Chinese tourists. The cameras can invoke stage fright which in turn could give you a weak stream and you could end up with piss all over the dash.

If you are sleeping in the car and it's raining it's best to have those wind deflector things on your side windows so you can open the window a crack and bend your body in a (ironically) P shape and piss on anyone taking shelter under your car. Care should be taken to not choose the side with the awning as you may be adding a new taste dimension to the mornings breakfast or your camp chair.

Having a dump is a technical nightmare while driving, especially if you consider the wiping aspect.
You may just choose to crap it all out into your dacks so it's contained.
Then just use the dunny at maccas or KFC grabbing a few hand full of wet wipes on the way..
The same guide be used if you are asleep in the car. Just crap yourself then get up earlier than everyone else and go wash everything in a nearby stream. Bring a fishing rod and pretend you are fishing.
My 2c
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A warm welcome for the newbie.

Pun intended.
 

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Very good point..it's not as easy as it sounds to line up your jap eye with the smaller coke bottle. And don't realise you've got it wrong until you've emptied half the payload into the carpet and seat.
And be careful to not sneeze when pissing into a coke bottle or you might end up with your very own ship in the bottle situations..
 
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