Laying down in back max occupant height (for camping)?

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  • Laying down in back max occupant height (for camping)?

     John Malcom updated 1 week, 5 days ago 4 Members · 7 Posts
  • Jacob Klaameyer

    Member
    October 8, 2021 at 7:26 am

    What is the distance from the rear-most of the cargo area to the seats in the forward-most position? This dimension is critical when considering the ability of an occupant to fully lay down in the back to camp.

    Bonus Question: Is the cargo area level or at an angle forward or backwards? It is also very important when sleeping to be relatively level.

  • Oz Man

    Member
    October 8, 2021 at 9:06 am

    Bonus Answer: You can always park on a slope.

  • John Malcom

    Member
    October 8, 2021 at 9:35 am

    We don’t know the dimensions you are asking about. Aptera made changes in the design of the Beta prototype to accommodate taller people. Beta design and engineering is complete and Beta build is in progress. When complete, we can ask your question and get an answer closer to what the production vehicle will have.

    In the meantime, you can watch the video that Steve Fambro made reviewing the Sol Alpha Prototype. At apx 2:28 into the video Steve discusses how an extension from the cargo area to the back of the seats will help accommodate taller campers by adding a little more flat space. The cargo area is flat, but of course, like OZ points out, the angle of the sleeping area will depend on the terrain you are parked on.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDMqEmUGxX4

  • Leonard Nowak

    Moderator
    October 8, 2021 at 9:43 am

    This is in the FAQ spreadsheet if you Search

    They say even a surfboard fits.

    The cargo area appeared level to me on the Sol.

    They are dropping the cargo area down , slightly, making it deeper we heard in a past video*

    The seats flip forward on an angle similar to mist card

    In that same video* Steve mention a flip out device extends from the cargo area to the back if the flipped forward seat for a smooth extension if the cargo area ( on the production model )

    I saw a 5’8” lady lying flat in the cargo area, seat was foward.

    • John Malcom

      Member
      October 11, 2021 at 4:48 pm

      Based on the J Leno YouTube video released today, the distance from the back edge to the seats is seven feet. A lot of other things revealed about the Aptera too. Well worth watching for all .

  • Jacob Klaameyer

    Member
    October 11, 2021 at 8:19 am

    Oz Niiiiwop: Parking on a slope can work, but realistically most parking spaces are level.

    John Malcom: We’ll see on the Beta prototype. That flap he discusses in the video, to bridge the gap between the cargo floor and seat backs is an excellent idea as people often need to create a custom insert here.

    Leonard Nowak: I was unable to find the length of the cargo space, only the total volume when searching in the FAQ; Could you refer me to the dimension? The video with the 5’8″ woman laying down is what prompted this inquiry as many customers hoping to camp are taller. Her head doesn’t touch the back of the seat but it seems very close.

    Thanks all for your replies!

    • John Malcom

      Member
      October 11, 2021 at 9:27 am

      Very courteous response to all posters by name!

      thank you

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