Tom (Colorado): Even though I have a Honda Pilot and could easily tow a larger trailer, the Rascal sounds very intriguing for my needs. As you described in your article, I am primarily interested in quick set up and take down, and protection from weather and wildlife. With the floor and mattress listed at 68 inches long, will a person 5′11″ (71 inches) be able to sleep in the Rascal?
Without question. The 68″ dimension is the floor length, not necessarily the sleeping length. When you lay the tri-fold mattress down, it lifts you 4″ above the floor line. The distance between the head and foot walls expand the further up from the floor you go. The mattress alone makes the sleeping length about 72″ but adding blankets on the mattress and placing pillows between the mattress and headwall will push the sleeping area closer to 6 ½ feet.