The ultimate for trailhead and other sleeping needs.

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The ultimate for trailhead and other sleeping needs.

Post by Lioness » Fri Jan 22, 2021 12:51 pm

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Add some wheels and pull behind your car or put in pick up bed.
Store in your garage.

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Re: The ultimate for trailhead and other sleeping needs.

Post by Hiking_TheRockies » Fri Jan 22, 2021 7:26 pm

That's actually a genius idea. The question is, how much does it cost?
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Re: The ultimate for trailhead and other sleeping needs.

Post by pvnisher » Fri Jan 22, 2021 9:33 pm

Why not make it more square? Floor space is better than elbow space. Plus a regular box would be about a third of the cost. To coffin-y?

Aside from trailhead use, if those things are left unattended for homeless use, um, have you ever ridden a subway?
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Re: The ultimate for trailhead and other sleeping needs.

Post by herdbull » Sat Jan 23, 2021 8:04 am

Lioness wrote:
Fri Jan 22, 2021 12:51 pm
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Add some wheels and pull behind your car or put in pick up bed.
Store in your garage.

https://www.indiatimes.com/trending/soc ... 32599.html
uhhhmmmmm.....errrrrr......they're called campers.
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Re: The ultimate for trailhead and other sleeping needs.

Post by Lioness » Sat Jan 23, 2021 4:38 pm

Hiking_TheRockies wrote:
Fri Jan 22, 2021 7:26 pm
That's actually a genius idea. The question is, how much does it cost?
They are using them in Germany in winter. I'm guessing you can find the specs somewhere and build it yourself.
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Re: The ultimate for trailhead and other sleeping needs.

Post by Lioness » Sat Jan 23, 2021 4:42 pm

pvnisher wrote:
Fri Jan 22, 2021 9:33 pm
Why not make it more square? Floor space is better than elbow space. Plus a regular box would be about a third of the cost. To coffin-y?

Aside from trailhead use, if those things are left unattended for homeless use, um, have you ever ridden a subway?
A flat roof isn't good for solar, snow accumulation or for the potential of water leaking in.


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Re: The ultimate for trailhead and other sleeping needs.

Post by pvnisher » Sat Jan 23, 2021 5:29 pm

Ok. Lean to, then.
Either way, vertical sidewalls and non Lamborghini doors would make it a lot more cost effective.
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Re: The ultimate for trailhead and other sleeping needs.

Post by supranihilest » Sat Jan 23, 2021 7:29 pm

Lioness wrote:
Sat Jan 23, 2021 4:42 pm
pvnisher wrote:
Fri Jan 22, 2021 9:33 pm
Why not make it more square? Floor space is better than elbow space. Plus a regular box would be about a third of the cost. To coffin-y?

Aside from trailhead use, if those things are left unattended for homeless use, um, have you ever ridden a subway?
A flat roof isn't good for solar, snow accumulation or for the potential of water leaking in.


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Eh. I live in a van and have none of these problems plus the advantage of the extra space of a cuboid vs pentagonal prism, plus not having to deal with all the added complexity of a pentagon-shaped whatever that is. Flat solar is totally fine for 99% of mobile home/basecamp use (I literally never have issues and I cook with induction and work full time in the van, so multiple computers plus all other electrical use), snow accumulation is almost utterly irrelevant for such a small thing anyway, and there's vastly more to be said for quality construction of an object than the shape of it alone when it comes to sealing it from the elements.
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Re: The ultimate for trailhead and other sleeping needs.

Post by d_baker » Sat Jan 23, 2021 8:00 pm

supranihilest wrote:
Sat Jan 23, 2021 7:29 pm
I live in a van...
You should change your username to Matt Foley. I would have greater respect for you if you did.
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Re: The ultimate for trailhead and other sleeping needs.

Post by Iguru » Sat Jan 23, 2021 8:06 pm

He didn't say he lives down by the river. :)
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Re: The ultimate for trailhead and other sleeping needs.

Post by Lioness » Sun Jan 24, 2021 4:22 pm

supranihilest wrote:
Sat Jan 23, 2021 7:29 pm
Lioness wrote:
Sat Jan 23, 2021 4:42 pm
pvnisher wrote:
Fri Jan 22, 2021 9:33 pm
Why not make it more square? Floor space is better than elbow space. Plus a regular box would be about a third of the cost. To coffin-y?

Aside from trailhead use, if those things are left unattended for homeless use, um, have you ever ridden a subway?
A flat roof isn't good for solar, snow accumulation or for the potential of water leaking in.


https://www.facebook.com/ulmernest/phot ... 6288156822
Eh. I live in a van and have none of these problems plus the advantage of the extra space of a cuboid vs pentagonal prism, plus not having to deal with all the added complexity of a pentagon-shaped whatever that is. Flat solar is totally fine for 99% of mobile home/basecamp use (I literally never have issues and I cook with induction and work full time in the van, so multiple computers plus all other electrical use), snow accumulation is almost utterly irrelevant for such a small thing anyway, and there's vastly more to be said for quality construction of an object than the shape of it alone when it comes to sealing it from the elements.
So, you are saying a van that is has been designed to drive in the rain is equal to this shelter?! OK, you win.

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Re: The ultimate for trailhead and other sleeping needs.

Post by ker0uac » Sun Jan 24, 2021 5:28 pm

supranihilest wrote:
Sat Jan 23, 2021 7:29 pm

Eh. I live in a van
Where do you file state taxes?
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