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PostPosted: Wed Dec 27, 2006 2:13 pm    Post subject: Does anyone who where to find a squareback tent? Reply with quote

I found this picture online, just doing a random search on a squareback.

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http://www.clarkcraft.net/jsclark/vw/loaves.html

Does anyone who where to find one or have one of these?
I think I'm gunna need to get one!
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 27, 2006 3:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've seen that image but I have never seen one in real life.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 27, 2006 3:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, if you haven't seen one... I don't like my odds!
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 27, 2006 11:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A few years ago an ex-girlfreind of mine had the idea for that same thing. She was pretty convinced that with about an afternoon on a sewing machine she could have made one. As far as the poles go, you could probaly get away with using coduit piping like that used for electrical work...
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 27, 2006 11:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is sweet. I'd buy one.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 27, 2006 11:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wow, i thought by the title you meant the car top tents that were briefly for sale... that tent there is coolio!
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2009 7:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No sightings of this tent yet? It looks as though there is a suction cup doing the bulk of the securing. I'm assuming there may be a rope sewn into the fabric also to snug up to fit to the car. Kind of like a hoody sweat shirt.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2009 7:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

added to my wish list of Cool stuff
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2009 9:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've never seen one. Would be neat if they existed though!
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2009 9:31 pm    Post subject: squareback tents Reply with quote

one day i was bored and i did alot of research on these tents. they were made locally here in portland or. by the white stag co.
i have found original paperwork and the patent #. i even went to the address i had found (johnson creek rd). sadly i have no idea where those papers are now, but i will look for them.

http://www.clarkcraft.net/jsclark/vw/images/wstag.gif
this is some of the info i have.

you can buy van/suv/hatchback tent on ebay, buy thats not as cool.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2009 10:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wonder how different that is from a standing bus tent. The white stag bus tents show up on ebay from time to time. I think the last one was 125 or so buy it now. And wow for bringing up a thread I started in 2006. Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2009 10:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well I'll be, it says "van tent" on the tag. Guess they might be one in the same.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2009 10:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sure as sh!t. Shocked
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2009 11:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i need to get me one of those Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2009 8:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not vintage, but this tent looks like it would work on a Sqbk. Looks like a volks in the photo, albeit later model.
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http://www.truckaddons.com/Catalog/subpages/napier_sportz_dometogo.htm
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2009 9:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I considered one of those, but for a cheaper price, I decided to go with a sweet vintage canvas tent in the end. I sleep in my square camping alone at shows, but I need the room for the husband and child when they decide they wanted to be subjected to camping (most likely because of VWs) too. Ha.

But, I wouldn't pass up a stag.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2009 10:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmm, that'd go with my camp hinges really nicely!
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2009 11:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are several "drive away tents" available for cars out there. Like the pic above.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2009 11:25 am    Post subject: Re: Does anyone who where to find a squareback tent? Reply with quote

aveyinc wrote:
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Read the description:
"Adapted for use…"
That means the article is intended to be used with something else (a bus?), and has here been applied to the square. Simple semantics. This is not a T3 specific item.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 20, 2009 9:30 am    Post subject: Re: Does anyone who where to find a squareback tent? Reply with quote

Chory wrote:
aveyinc wrote:
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Read the description:
"Adapted for use…"
That means the article is intended to be used with something else (a bus?), and has here been applied to the square. Simple semantics. This is not a T3 specific item.


Gee... thanks for clearing that up. Laughing The photo says "A free-standing tent for Squarebacks!" and the website link says "The photos here give a good idea of the appearance and construction of this tent, which was possibly a generic van tent rather than strictly for VW. Like the Squareback mounting?".

Yes. I know it isn't type 3 specific. Also note the original post was from 2006. The mystery has been solved. Go forth and buy white stags!
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