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
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.
figured it was easier to build boxes on piano hinges rather than draws
empty and unpainted
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.
>>1452148That’s pretty cool anon thanks
>>1452145very nice. I'm thinking I will do something like this with my pick-up truck
>>1452141Which car is this?
>>1452143you dont have to moove your bed to get stuff with drawers
>>1452285>>1452292thanks>>1452573GMC Sierra 1500 single cab w/ 8' box>>1452582true, draws are ideal but this is the cheapest way to go
Car camping is adventurous
>>1452670Dang that's pretty
>>1452673Its a nice drive up to the area we camp in. Lil long, but worth it
>>1452148>there is a bunch I would do different next time aroundLike what? plz share
>>14528161) 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/.
>>1453106Do 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.
>>1452669>Suitcase full of dickfruit.Jesus
>>1453379sure had to hand cut because my circular saw shat the bed
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
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
>>1453575>>1453577Duct tape fixes everything
>>1452670This HAS to be Chattahoochee
>>1453560Bet that took a while.
>>1452020Is this image what I think it is lmoa
>>1454243What do u think it is?
>>1453575The 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.
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
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.
>>1454253Christmas tree, perfect humidity, cookies, candles for warmth, etc.
i like this idea.
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
>>1455413I 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
>>1452020I don’t think you know what car camping means. You don’t actually stay in your car