Inspired by this thread, I went camping last weekend to test out this idea.
- With the milk crates, the Volt is indeed has a continuous flat surface to sleep on.
- Still, I have found the space is a bit cramp (head to toe distance). Lateral space is completely acceptable.
- I made good use of the cup holders in the middle for drinks, keys, and phone space.
- Putting up your sun-shade on your windshield helps to keep you warmer at night.
- Unfortunately, I didn't prepare my sleeping space before midnight so I had limited space due to all the camping gears in the Volt. So lesson learned, prepare you space before having fun.
- Without good padding, its still painful to sleep on a hard surface. Especially if you sleep on your sides like me. Padding isn't enough.
- Next time, I will try sleeping in the Volt with a twin air mattress to take it up a notch. I think this will bring much needed comfort. A car air pump would be perfect for this.
- Crack a window just a tad and slip a white t-shirt in between, once you close the door with your white t-shirt hanging over it will lock it in place. This is a poor man's version of the Magnet. It works great for minor ventilation while still keeping the bugs out. You can roll your windows up and down as much as you want and this still works.
- Buy a crappy windshield shade from a dollar store and extend it across your open trunk. When you close your trunk, it will hold your shade in place to keep you warmer at night.