First, who showed @TangoBlue how to post gifs? We're all doomed.
Second, regarding the shiftpod, I've spent some nights in them, they're great. From the Socal deserts to the Outer Banks NC and even at the Biltmore!
I'm very intrigued by the mini - seems to be what I'm looking for. But, if you're going to carry the mini, you may as well carry the full shiftpod.
Roof rack? From the Shiftpod website the stored dimension is 76" x 13" x 13" for the full size. That's too long for the bed of the Tacoma (73.2") and the interior of the JL Unlimited with the rear seats folded (72.4") unless placed at an angle.
How's the JL's legroom on the passenger side? You at least have the option of moving the passenger seat forward.