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PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 4:05 pm    Post subject: Camping ideas for Squareback folks... Reply with quote

Ok, so I have been thinking a lot about camping with the family via Squareback. There are mini campers out there that look cool such as something like:
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Maybe that is too big, but if you could get something around 800 lbs, that should be doable based on some threads I have read here. Maybe going custom and building it myself would be best, but I was wondering if any of you out there recommend alternatives?

There is always just pitching a tent, which is fine also... and in this scenario, I'd like to see some pictures of your setups if you do anything 'special' in your Square like bedding, shelving or maybe a kitchen setup with the back hatch open?

Just looking for ideas really, hope you can share some.
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PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 5:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Go with an old canvas tent and gas burning coleman.
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PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 6:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking for something a lot more creative than that. Anyone can do that with any car. I think the Squareback lends itself to a more custom setup. Just curious if anyone has done this and has pics to share.
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PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 6:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is a bit of a stretch, but creative...


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PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 6:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the look of a vintage Westfalia trailer or camper.
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PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 7:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can still find a small tent trailer for a decent price. Now tear drop trailers new or old...that's a different story.
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PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2013 11:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

69SquareGuy wrote:
You can still find a small tent trailer for a decent price. Now tear drop trailers new or old...that's a different story.


Do you know anyone that has a tent trailer? any moans or complaints? The teardrops are cool, but I would end up spending more on that than the car! So an affordable alternative would be great.
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PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2013 11:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just search your local Craigslist. I did some for ya.

http://asheville.craigslist.org/rvs/3821207458.html

http://asheville.craigslist.org/rvs/3810881356.html Cool Old School

http://asheville.craigslist.org/rvs/3825335520.html I like this one..
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PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2013 11:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

a motorcycle pop up tent trailer would be great. then put the kiddos in a traditional tent next to it.
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PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2013 5:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Or you could go here; http://www.tnttt.com/

It's the Samba version for Tear Drop trailers. Cool
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PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2013 5:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool bobnotch... That's where I guess I should be checking out these teardrops. I watched a few build videos on YouTube and it really isn't that difficult. I may just have to try to build my own and add to it as I go.
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PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2013 7:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I will have a couple of these for sale soon. Correct era, vintage trailer that you can put one of those fold out tents on top of as needed. Or just carry your gear in it.


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PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2013 7:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Notchboy, those are very cool... I really like that it is styled to look good with the squareback... I'll be keeping my eye out for the ad. This could be a good option just to have the ability to carry all the gear needed for a good camping trip.
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PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2013 8:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can only sleep 2 in a teardrop, so they end up just being a cargo trailer if you have kids.
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PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2013 8:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've got an Appleby Tent trailer - crazy light - I can wheel it uphill/downhill by hand easily. Also room to sleep 4, or 6 in a pinch.

Also for sale...

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PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2013 10:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Found for sale here in Oregon....1962..... Thinking about turning this into my BMX Bike Trailer for when I go to BMX shows. Can mount all My bike tie down to the top, and store the wheels, or swap parts in the under belly. Hmmmm
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 29, 2013 7:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 29, 2013 8:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Then there's this:

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I like this one, as a snorer I could sleep in the car while the wife and kids sleep up top.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 29, 2013 9:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Envious wrote:
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Will you be using this at the 2014 Type 3 Invasion? Would be very cool to see it in person. Cool
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2013 3:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bobnotch wrote:
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Will you be using this at the 2014 Type 3 Invasion? Would be very cool to see it in person. Cool


I'm curious about where this thing lives when it's not set up to sleep in. On the roof rack? In the back?
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