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The Camper, Trailer or Adventure Vehicle Thread

Feb. 7, 2014, 8:32 p.m.
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It seems that we have fairly regular threads about various adventure toys being posted so I thought a thread where people can share their camping setup would be interesting.

Post away with your current or dream setup.

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Feb. 7, 2014, 9:50 p.m.
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Here's my current setup.

I'm a gearbox-bike nut.

Feb. 7, 2014, 11:25 p.m.
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I'd love to hit the road someday with one of these:

Feb. 7, 2014, 11:26 p.m.
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damn that's a big picture…

Feb. 7, 2014, 11:56 p.m.
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Not a crazy rig by any means but it was a start. Did an Oregon coast trip almost 2 years ago. Itching to more trips this way with a better equipped vehicle.

Standard Trooper

Folding sleeping platform in the back with a 3" memory foamy

Pretty tough to beat locations like this. Risked the fine for camping overnight.

Found a secret beach off the map, only accessible via some techy 4x4 trails. This one was ok with camping.

Had enough room for a 7 day trip. Definitely looking to get a room top tent but want to keep the inside sleeping platform for windy nights. Got a new trooper to start over with.

Feb. 8, 2014, 6:06 a.m.
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currently have an 11ft slide in camper,but am in the market for about a 23 foot tow behind.

Feb. 8, 2014, 8:30 a.m.
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not really adventure, we keep on-road but we have a 94 westfalia that took us across the u.s. a couple times, but that was before kids and there aren't enough seats in it…probably still keeping just for people to use, camp in the backyard, nearby prov park, etc. would rather have a tent trailer so we can park it in one spot and take off in the mini-van for day trips

Feb. 8, 2014, 8:34 a.m.
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4x4 and a wal-mart tent. If you drink enough beer you don't even need to set up the tent!

Feb. 8, 2014, 8:42 a.m.
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4x4 and a wal-mart tent. If you drink enough beer you don't even need to set up the tent!

thats my set up although i havent taken it anywhere off the rock yet.

Ha Ha! Made you look.

Feb. 8, 2014, 8:57 a.m.
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Here is my project. It's a 22' cargo/toy hauler. I don't know how much of a camper conversion I'll do, but this is how it sits so far.

Pics from the dealer where I bought it used.

The start of the kitchen.

Cabinets finished.

The new Sig Marine Cozy Cabin solid fuel heater I just installed.

It has a propane furnace but I plan on using it for 2+ week long trips in the fall/winter so being able to collect wood for free heat is cheap and awesome!

I currently use folding cots for beds and when not in use they fit nicely under the kitchen counter. I had thought about installing folding bunks on the walls but using cots gives me more room to haul the dirtbikes and other stuff.

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Feb. 8, 2014, 9:03 a.m.
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Moab, 5 of us with bikes, no camping this time (bunch of years ago)

Farwell Canyon, 2 of us with bikes.

Mt. Robson, set up for 3.5 week North road trip for 2 of us with 2 bikes.

Kluane National Park, Cottonwood Trail

High above Squamish valley in late October avoiding the fog, 2 of us, no bikes. (sorry about the huge pic)

Feb. 8, 2014, 9:18 a.m.
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Nice pictures Craig but I was expecting a picture of the Unimog that's on your wish list.

Feb. 8, 2014, 10:02 a.m.
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Nice pictures Craig but I was expecting a picture of the Unimog that's on your wish list.

The problem with Unimogs is that their top speed on highways is to low. (Maybe the later models are geared a little higher?)

Maybe something like this as a retirement vehicle to explore the world?

Feb. 8, 2014, 10:34 a.m.
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1987 VW van with 2009 2.5L subaru engine, full folding queen size bed, fridge, custom cupboards/drawers, dual batteries, 2WD with LSD

what she used to look like:


painting (interlux boat paint and roller)

Feb. 8, 2014, 11:01 a.m.
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I've been thinking about getting a camper. I have an 02 dodge 3/4 ton flatbed, so my plan is to build two long toolboxes that would bolt onto the bed for outdoor storage. At least one would be built of heavy enough metal that it wouldn't need a center brace, so that skis could be carried in it. Add a locking latch and I'll be good to go.

That's the problem with cities, they're refuges for the weak, the fish that didn't evolve.

I don't want to google this - sounds like a thing that NSMB will be better at.

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