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Old 11-29-2012, 07:55 PM   #1336
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I like the Conastoga wagoness of it.

Don't like the you can't really drive around with it, and its non urban/zombie apocalypse proofiness.
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Old 11-29-2012, 07:59 PM   #1337
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I like the Conastoga wagoness of it.
My problem with those is extensive set up/tear down every time you want to move the vehicle. My large backpacking tent is much easier to do for each.



Looks like a little slice of hell after a full day driving (or whatever) setting up in the dark, when you just want to rack out.
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Old 11-29-2012, 08:16 PM   #1338
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Looks like a little slice of hell after a full day driving (or whatever) setting up in the dark, when you just want to rack out.
Yeah, I think half way through the first set up, you'd think to yourself, "WTF didn't I just buy a camper top!?!"
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Old 11-29-2012, 08:55 PM   #1339
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Saw this on the Costco site and thought of this thread.

http://www.costco.com/.product.69064...ketingItemName

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Old 11-29-2012, 09:04 PM   #1340
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Yeah, I think half way through the first set up, you'd think to yourself, "WTF didn't I just buy a camper top!?!"
For car camping I use a 4-man backpacking tent-- can stand in it stooped over. Quick easy set up and tear down.

I do want to get a non-ground sleeping set up. That's why I started this thread way back when.
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Old 11-30-2012, 05:09 AM   #1341
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For car camping I use a 4-man backpacking tent-- can stand in it stooped over. Quick easy set up and tear down.

I do want to get a non-ground sleeping set up. That's why I started this thread way back when.
Have you got one yet
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Old 11-30-2012, 06:37 AM   #1342
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Saw this on the Costco site and thought of this thread.

http://www.costco.com/.product.69064...ketingItemName

Pretty plain and simple but along the lines of what I've been looking for... thanks for the heads-up.
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Old 11-30-2012, 01:19 PM   #1343
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Saw this on the Costco site and thought of this thread.

http://www.costco.com/.product.69064...ketingItemName

Dear Santa, could you please make this with an aluminum frame and a little narrower so I can pull it with my motorcycle...
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Old 11-30-2012, 01:29 PM   #1344
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There is a learning curve for setting up a TT

I had it all set up, all the jacks down, the truck unhooked, the plumbing and electrial attached and then I remembered the slide out and realized I was to close to the pole
I made the same mistake on one of the first trips with my pop-up with a slide out.
But mine was also on a badly sloped site (3 blocks high under one of the wheels) in the dark & it was raining.

FWIW, I will NEVER forget to leave room for the slide again.

Just wait until you find one of the damn sites that has the plumbing in a different location than the power and your hose(s) are not long enough.
Oh and its in the dark, the bugs are wicked and you just spent 15 mins getting it blocked up on one side because the site is badly sloped.

That's another one I wont forget to check.

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Old 11-30-2012, 01:35 PM   #1345
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I thought maybe one of you could be interested in this local tear drop on CL. No affiliation.

http://rochester.craigslist.org/rvd/3423284350.html
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Old 11-30-2012, 02:34 PM   #1346
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Pretty much done. I had the material laying around already, I just bought the ball bungie things and the grommets. It will fit a couple camp chairs under it (and probably a cooler of beer.)
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Old 11-30-2012, 02:57 PM   #1347
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I can think of worse ways of realizing that.
Me too and I've learned harder lessons

One thing I learned by a guy out there as I was cranking down my leveling jacks that are not electric. He said to go buy a 18v cordless drill for $60 and a drill bit that fits that jacks and presto. Instant electric leveling jacks for cheap
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Old 11-30-2012, 06:48 PM   #1348
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Dear Santa, could you please make this with an aluminum frame and a little narrower so I can pull it with my motorcycle...

Here you go.

http://www.leesurelite.com/
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Old 11-30-2012, 08:10 PM   #1349
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One thing I learned by a guy out there as I was cranking down my leveling jacks that are not electric. He said to go buy a 18v cordless drill for $60 and a drill bit that fits that jacks and presto. Instant electric leveling jacks for cheap



That's great advice. I use a special bit to crank my pop-up and the jacks. Works wonderfully with a 18v drill.

Solid advice about the awning too.
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Old 12-01-2012, 08:59 AM   #1350
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you guys and your fancy 'little" campers
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