Showcase your camping and caravanning ideas!

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So showcase your ideas here, a picture tells a thousand words... Michael
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Reply By: Robin Miller - Sunday, Nov 17, 2013 at 08:07

Sunday, Nov 17, 2013 at 08:07
We mostly camp in the car with seats removed for a double bed
but due to having to look after an ageing and now arthritic puppy I put the second row of seats back into my Patrol for the first time in over a year.

Ok so its time to go camping in the Pyrennies and I have to carry our Oz which is to long.

So we lay the Oz tent diagonally with a velcro strap around it to the drivers head rest
and a strap across the back of the car with another velcro strap - and it just fits in and essentially uses unused space.

The picture is a bit messy but you get the idea.





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Follow Up By: Dreadnought - Sunday, Nov 17, 2013 at 08:50

Sunday, Nov 17, 2013 at 08:50
Tent fits well but I'd hate to be in a collision with it resting against the back of my head............
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Follow Up By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Sunday, Nov 17, 2013 at 10:08

Sunday, Nov 17, 2013 at 10:08
Robin, camping was traditionally a poor man's holiday but it seems to have ballooned into a high tech and expensive pursuit for most. If everyone only took what they needed and not what they want, they would leave home a lot lighter. Michael
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Follow Up By: Robin Miller - Sunday, Nov 17, 2013 at 12:46

Sunday, Nov 17, 2013 at 12:46
I know what you mean Michael - we are still heavily into making things as opposed to buying for our camping , and I think its part of the fun , if I get time I will add in another item that is a real lot of fun making.


It looks all wrong Dreadnought but I suspect the tent would be an asset in an accident it cant move forward being held by B pillar cavity with window and is below the line of the headrest to which it is attached of the seat which is designed to take a push from the rear.
Surprisingly you can see the rear vision mirror and it looks over the top of the tent and gives pretty good visibility.

The dog will sit on the seat below the tent but I haven't yet got her opinion on wether its ok.
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Reply By: Member - Andrew L (QLD) - Sunday, Nov 17, 2013 at 09:31

Sunday, Nov 17, 2013 at 09:31
roof shelf for inverter, HF receiver, heat exchange shower hoses, hats, umbrellas etc etc




Seat out and floor shelf in, 65 litre water tank at same height as drawers, storage for plenty including my bike when away for a while. 6ft from rear door to barrier, so in inclement weather when solo I just roll my swag out inside.


Extended breathers for diffs, gearbox and transfer case.


Decent flaps to keep the gibber stones down and off the Tvan or Bushtracker when towing out in the boonies. They go on or off in a few minutes, 4xM10 bolts and nuts.


Just a few of the things done over the years to make it an terrific tourer, solo, swagging, or towing.
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Follow Up By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Sunday, Nov 17, 2013 at 10:14

Sunday, Nov 17, 2013 at 10:14
Some great ideas Andrew, and I love the roof shelf. Making use of the rear grab handles is a great idea. Michael.
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Follow Up By: Member - Michael W14 - Sunday, Nov 17, 2013 at 11:11

Sunday, Nov 17, 2013 at 11:11
Andrew,

I love your roof compartment - what a clever idea.

I have a two seater like you, with a platform in the back. We are able to put our two bikes there out of the dust.

Cheers.
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Reply By: Gone Bush (WA) - Sunday, Nov 17, 2013 at 11:34

Sunday, Nov 17, 2013 at 11:34
Where to store fishing rods in a caravan? This is what I eventually did:





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Follow Up By: Member - Rosco from way back - Sunday, Nov 17, 2013 at 20:13

Sunday, Nov 17, 2013 at 20:13
Very tidy GB ... But you'd need to be bloody careful there's no loose hooks swinging around.
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Follow Up By: Member - Boobook - Monday, Nov 18, 2013 at 09:15

Monday, Nov 18, 2013 at 09:15
Perfect!

A side glance to the left while having a crap will remind you what you should be doing that day.

If the wife sits down and wonders what you are up to, she can check on her left to check for missing rods.
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Reply By: Member - John and Val - Sunday, Nov 17, 2013 at 14:33

Sunday, Nov 17, 2013 at 14:33
Michael,

Lots of ideas in the blogs area, such as Our Troopy Set-up , and Mick's Creating the Dream Offroader.


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Follow Up By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Sunday, Nov 17, 2013 at 18:17

Sunday, Nov 17, 2013 at 18:17
Ill check them out John! Michael
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