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    Hitch Hammock stand.

    My DIY self hitch hammock stand.

    Not quite finished need to paint but thought I would post some pictures and a description.

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    The Hammock is a chameleon and tarp a super fly.

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    And in closed door mode

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    Made from 2x2 and 2.5 x2.5 3/16 square tubing.

    The tarp extensions are 1.5 x1.5 aluminum.

    The horizontal piece is 42 inches and the ends cut at a 45 deg angle. Welded two 6 inch 2.5x 2.5 on the 45 to receive the 2x2 section for the poles. The piece from the vehicle receiver to the horizontal is 17 inches and cut so the horizontal pieces tilts downward 30 degrees. This gave me a good height with 6 foot poles and moved the ends away from the horizontal piece so I was not hanging over metal, an added bonus I can also open the tailgate.

    Both poles are 6ft (can slide the head end down through the 2.5 piece as needed to get the feet higher than the head)
    Tapped the location where the pieces slide together so a bolt can be threaded in to take out the play in the connections and lock it in place.

    I think the only thing I would change is make the horizontal piece out of 2x4 tubing, not for strength but the 4 inch metal would have matched up better with the angle and made it cleaner looking.

    Iíve only spent a few hours napping in it, seems to be pretty solid.

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    Hey, that's a really nice setup.

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    That's an impressive piece of work. You put some real thought into it. Enjoy.

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    I like it

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    very nice work!!

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    I bet my grand son is just dying to make me one! I love the design.
    If you prepare for failure you will probably succeed.

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    I've been casually designing something very similar. Happy to see someone put idea to reality that actually looks good. I've seen others, but this is the best one so far.

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    That is really cool! Looks like you have the proportions just right for the tarp and everything. What a great setup.

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    Whoa! This is a great piece of work right here! You accepting orders???

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    Thanks for the kind comments.




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