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Ultimate Camping Thread

Discussion in 'Sports, Hobbies & Interests' started by davestaco, Oct 9, 2010.

  1. Apr 15, 2013 at 8:53 AM
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    medic2230

    medic2230 Ditch Doctor

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    Can't wait to see this! I'm really interested in how the inside looks. I've been looking real hard at building one lately. Did you have yours custom made?
     
  2. Apr 15, 2013 at 9:51 AM
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    mntbiker2008

    mntbiker2008 First I derp.. then I herp

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    :eek: I want to do some camping.... I need to before it gets too hot here. right now is perfect. gets up to about 85 during the day and about 60 at night. I do miss the mountains though...
     
  3. Apr 15, 2013 at 12:10 PM
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    scocar

    scocar being weird again....still

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    Yes, it is really impressive quality and built to last the ages. We had it modified from a standard model they offer (Treeline Teardrops, model 509--a 5x9 body). We added cabinetry options, had them install stereo equip that we supplied (updgrade from their standard offering), did some custom work on the tailights (because I wanted a reverse light, which is not standard), added a ice chest/fridge sliding rack (which will fit an ARB or Engle), and the custom alumimun LPG tank and bracket (another option).
    I'll just have to do a thread.
    I was able to take pics of various stages of completion on several trailers in the shop, so you can really see the ribbing, jigs, wiring, etc. These guys do absolutley top-notch work with top-grade materials and will customize anything...if you have the $$$. The also sell almost all the parts, too, like molded aluminum trim, double-hinges, etc. But not the CNCd wood panels or aluminum skin.

    You'd need a lot or room to build one.
     
  4. Apr 15, 2013 at 12:28 PM
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    Seabass

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    God I want one of these so bad as my bug-out shelter and gear carrier. Ready to rock and roll at a moment's notice.
     
  5. Apr 15, 2013 at 12:37 PM
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    scocar

    scocar being weird again....still

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    They have an offroad model that is incredible, includes LOA Dakars, stronger frame, etc. Thing is, it is VERY expensive, and the more stuff you put on these (roof rack, RTT, jerry can racks, more LPG bottles, etc.), the more it degrades the classic clean teardrop lines. As it is, my "onroad" model had 15 inches of frame clearance and torsion axles. I also upgraded to 15 inch wheels (14 is standard). it handles bumps well. My only concern offroad is the tire spec and sidewalls, but this is not intened for rough use. Forestry roads in decent repair will be no problem. It can handle big potholes very easily.

    If I wanted full offroad bugout, I would likely do a military style trailer.
     
  6. Apr 15, 2013 at 10:08 PM
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    Sorry for the late reply, I don't come on here often.

    What kind of temps are you planning to use it in? I've found thermarest pads to work well during summer, but don't give me enough shoulder coverage. It's hard to say, as everyone sleeps a little different. Hammocks compared to anything else I've tried, has been the coldest sleep.

    Your setup sounds like it should work okay.
     
  7. Apr 15, 2013 at 10:14 PM
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    A few photos from this weekend's camp.
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  8. Apr 15, 2013 at 10:17 PM
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    My Hammock setup
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    Love this Leatherman
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    Loved this new pack: Frost River Royale Isle Jr.
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  9. Apr 16, 2013 at 9:04 AM
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    mntbiker2008

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    Awesome pics Mudman. Im :jellydance:
     
  10. Apr 24, 2013 at 1:29 PM
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    MTgirl too many frogs, not enough princes...

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    Taking the RTT for its maiden voyage in Yellowstone this weekend :yay:
    Current weather forecast is 71*/43* on Saturday and 64*/40* on Sunday, 10% chance of precip.

    I might get brave and test out the new 15* sleeping bag too!
     
  11. Apr 24, 2013 at 2:08 PM
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    this thread is killing me! shouldn't have come in here....still lots of snow in our mountains

    luckily going to moab next week to get out...no new camping gear this year, but can't wait to test out the new camera lens :D
     
  12. Apr 24, 2013 at 5:36 PM
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    Schweet. We expect a full photo report.
     
  13. Apr 24, 2013 at 5:47 PM
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    MTgirl too many frogs, not enough princes...

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    Cabin fever is really bad this year for me too. I have new toys to try out! :goingcrazy: I must go camping!

    :eek: FULL photo report?!?!? You do realize a weekend in Yellowstone could mean 700 to 800 pics right?
     
  14. Apr 24, 2013 at 5:48 PM
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    Yeah, but you only 3 or 4 will be worth posting :p
     
  15. Apr 25, 2013 at 8:31 PM
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  16. Apr 28, 2013 at 5:40 PM
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    MTgirl too many frogs, not enough princes...

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    My RTT is not "elk proof" I know this will be a problem for me in the future...

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  17. Apr 28, 2013 at 5:42 PM
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    Hey how comfortable or uncomfortable is that mattress pad in the RTT? I'm thinking about buying a 3" memory foam topper to put in mine.
     
  18. Apr 28, 2013 at 7:10 PM
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  19. Apr 28, 2013 at 7:16 PM
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    MTgirl too many frogs, not enough princes...

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    hmmm...not sure it would be safe to stuff that much in there. You might put too much stress on the hinges...
    I'm a side sleeper and the 1st trip I did notice that my hip and shoulder were feeling a little sore the next day. This time around I took my thermarest self inflating mattress along and slept like a baby!
    The mattress is fairly comfortable though

    :eek: NO! Besides that would be a felony I believe...I was in Yellowstone Park, no hunting allowed there!
     
  20. Apr 28, 2013 at 8:15 PM
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    You have some bad ass camp sites Lisa, lucky you!!!!
     

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