The Jeep MB, CJ, YJ, and TJ are not capacious machines. Originally designed for wartime conditions as a four wheel drive, all terrain reconnaissance car; small and light; rugged, maneuverable and low of profile; the postwar civilian Jeep has evolved with ever-improving technology and creature comforts, but little evolution in basic size or off pavement purpose.

Starting with the very small 4 wheel drives, off road aficionados have not been able to take everything we want on trips to their favorite jeeping or camping spots. When it was just you and a friend, or a pair of consenting adults, it was possible to pare down and make everything fit in the trusty jeep. One thing led to another, and we became a family. With children, the cargo space requirements of a conveyance climb rapidly. Combine adults and children in a jeep and space is at a premium. Here are some tried and true solutions, and a few you may not have considered, along the bumpy road to making it all fit.

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