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    I might have to start camping. This looks like a really cool set up. I've seen this at a 13 hr mtb race I do every spring. Guy has a Rover Defender with this on top and a really nice matching trailer for all his gear, both in British racing green, of course.

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    I officially loathe camping but this is enough to change that. It's the penthouse of the parking lot. Wait.....no shower? I'm out.
     

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    Great idea but I'd have to hide the keys if I was with Karen because I bet you fifty bucks she'd start driving around with me up there just to hear me scream like a little girl.
     

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    Awesome idea, I love it! We camp and use a pop up. I like going because I bring my bike and get to ride in different areas. What I like about this setup is it's simplicity and it's off the ground in case of rain. Looks like setup would be a cinch too.
     

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    I like the old Wildernest. Wish they still made them.
    wildernest.jpg
     

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    One of our editors is currently road tripping across the country with a Sylvansport GO Camper. It's an interesting concept I think. He's posted some pics of it all set up on the Singletracks Facebook page.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MisterDangerPants View Post
    Does any one else think the license plate is kinda poetic?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dgaddis View Post
    One of our editors is currently road tripping across the country with a Sylvansport GO Camper. It's an interesting concept I think. He's posted some pics of it all set up on the Singletracks Facebook page.

    On Review: Sylvansport GO Camper | Singletracks Mountain Bike Blog
    Those are great, but pricey.

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    I would definitely need a pee bottle to sleep in that thing. Not climbing down a ladder in the middle of the night.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shoogs View Post
    Those are great, but pricey.
    Agreed, if it was $3-4k I would probably already own one. At double that I probably never will.
     

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    Default Re: Camping Awesomeness

    sleep in a real tent

    on the fucking ground

    preferably out of sight of the damn car


    these things are ludicrously expensive, terrible as tents compared to a $200 REI model, keep you from carrying your bikes on the roof, and act as a ball-and-chain tying you to your car when you're trying to get out in nature

    they're good for photoshoots to sell glamping accessories, and perhaps for "overlanding" shit where the vehicle itself is the whole focus of the trip
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by blasdelf View Post
    sleep in a real tent

    on the fucking ground

    preferably out of sight of the damn car

    these things are ludicrously expensive, terrible as tents compared to a $200 REI model, keep you from carrying your bikes on the roof, and act as a ball-and-chain tying you to your car when you're trying to get out in nature

    they're good for photoshoots to sell glamping accessories, and perhaps for "overlanding" shit where the vehicle itself is the whole focus of the trip
    This is the skinny, atmo. What's the advantage other than if you're afraid of snakes or other creepy crawlies?
     

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    When they can get this:

    Le-Grand-Bois-France.-006.jpg

    Atop my '87 Jetta, I'll be interested.
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    These are cool

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    So are these. I'm a van guy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David Tollefson View Post
    Does any one else think the license plate is kinda poetic?
    I believe it was an April Fools' Day joke.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by blasdelf View Post
    sleep in a real tent

    on the fucking ground

    preferably out of sight of the damn car


    these things are ludicrously expensive, terrible as tents compared to a $200 REI model, keep you from carrying your bikes on the roof, and act as a ball-and-chain tying you to your car when you're trying to get out in nature

    they're good for photoshoots to sell glamping accessories, and perhaps for "overlanding" shit where the vehicle itself is the whole focus of the trip
    Agreed. Just don't get it. I gave my son the 15 or 18 year old REI tent this year when he joined the scouts. Bought myself a 2 person mountain hardwear thing that was about 200 bucks before the local outdoor store took 20% off. Takes, I dunno, two minutes to set up? The whole thing, with fly and groundsheet, can fit in a daypack. If somebody wants a gulfstream with a proper bed and a shower or whatever, more power to them, but what exactly does the car-top thing add besides cost and a lack of portability off the car?
     

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