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Anyone here car camp? I have a large suv and I’m thinking of throwing some stuff together in it to make weekend long fishing trips really easy.
I do a bit with my family, or with some friends when we go out and find places to climb. Would be bringing a lot of gear with those trips, so we just focus on the climbing aspect than the hiking/camping aspect that sometimes gets cut with car camping
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yep, got my cozy road tripper. Haven't insulated it yet so it still gets chilly but it did me well over the summer. I wish it were 4x4 but I can't complain, it was cheep.
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figured it was easier to build boxes on piano hinges rather than draws
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empty and unpainted
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there is a bunch I would do different next time around but it works for my first camper attempt, and I'll run it for at least another year.
That’s pretty cool anon thanks
very nice. I'm thinking I will do something like this with my pick-up truck
Which car is this?
you dont have to moove your bed to get stuff with drawers
GMC Sierra 1500 single cab w/ 8' box
true, draws are ideal but this is the cheapest way to go
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Yeah sometimes
Car camping is adventurous
Dang that's pretty
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Its a nice drive up to the area we camp in. Lil long, but worth it
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>there is a bunch I would do different next time around
Like what? plz share
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1) I would put the bed platform on the passenger side. This might not really make any difference but I would rather not sleep on the side of traffic when stopping for the night on a highway pullout.
2) I would have put some insulating foam down between the box and plywood
3) would have used 1/2 min or 5/8s plywood for the box tops rather than 3/8s
4) framing in the boxes was kinda jankie, I did it on the cheap with as little material as possible. I'd take the time and do it right next time.
5) draws would be handy
6) I would build it on a better platform, the truck is pretty close to the end of it's life, it's sitting around 300,000km. Also having 4x4 or even positraction would be nice for going /out/.
Do you have any additional build pics to share? I know it's a simple project but I love seeing how people do this sort of stuff on a tight budget. Hate spending money.
>Suitcase full of dickfruit.
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had to hand cut because my circular saw shat the bed
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one other thing you want to check when you are doing shit on the cheap or free is that your topper doesn't leak. I had a crazy amount of water coming in through the windows my first time out
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had to scrape decades of gunk (calk) off and reseal it.

also if you are going to do this do it right and don't just use the indoor shit you have on hand like I did. I'll have to redo this next spring
Duct tape fixes everything
This HAS to be Chattahoochee
Bet that took a while.
Is this image what I think it is lmoa
What do u think it is?

The windows on mine also leak but the water comes in between the glass and window frame because of piss poor design. Driving at highway speed forces water inside. Gonna get some sheet metal and nigger rig this two year old leer pos.
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Lots of innawoods/stealth camping here. The sides are top loading cabinets, and in case it isnt obvious. The middle pieces can rest on the little rails to make one flat surface. All top facing surfaces are 2 inch foam covered in boat carpet
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They are a pain in the ass to set up and pack up, but god damn rooftop tents are a godsend for a comfy sleep.
Christmas tree, perfect humidity, cookies, candles for warmth, etc.
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i like this idea.
pretty neato
Anyone have any advice for security with your camper? Im always worried someone will smash the back glass of my camper and take muh shit
I put plywood on the inside of the plastic windows on the pos camper shell on my Mazda B2000. Used hasps and padlocks for back window.
Anyone do car camping in rentals? I got a minivan for $90 for 3 days this weekend so it got me thinking about just renting minvans/SUVs, taking out the seats, and sleeping in the back rather than a tent. What minimum gear would you want for this? I'm talking about a hiking weekend where I rent a lot in a state park campground, nothing extreme
I don’t think you know what car camping means. You don’t actually stay in your car

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