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    Smile Hotel rooms all booked?

    I travel everywhere with my hammock. Once I had to be in a city for a convention, but all the hotel rooms were full.
    So I rented a U-haul truck for $19 and change, slung my hammock in the back of the truck and slept well.
    Bathoom? I picked up a used laundry soap bottle and cut the spout out of it. In the morning, I watered the bushes.
    Shower, change. Rather than use a gym, I paid a maid at a motel (tres dollares) and used the shower in a vacated room. Shaved. Fresh as a daisy, made the convention and sold my outdoor books to dealers.
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    Back of a U-Haul is #1 if you travel a lot.

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    LOL i just yesterday iam driving north from florida to pa and I went by a storage unit and told my wife we could sling hammocks up in one of those for the night, she laughed and i told her a similar story about me and a buddy needed a room for the night while going to a concert and we rented a uhaul for the 3 minute drive to the concert and camped in the back of it! we didnt even register fuel loss and it only had 6 miles on the odometer when returned. We thought it was a genius move that no one else would think of until i just saw your post! Nice move! lol
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    Love that story. Also, I'm seriously contemplating painting the soles of my work boots. (It's in the book, folks. Worth looking for.)

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    Great solution when you could not get a hotel, heck you just go there to sleep and shower anyway and you saved a few bucks too.

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    I'll have to remember that next time I have to travel for work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BOOKWRITER View Post
    So I rented a U-haul truck for $19 and change, slung my hammock in the back of the truck and slept well.
    Back of a U-Haul is #1 if you travel a lot.
    I'll bet the trucks might even have spots in the body of the truck to hang from built right in? That's something I figured the rental locker might not have, is load bearing support brackets high up on the wall.

    It's a really creative and interesting idea. However, I'm curious if you're able to lock the back of the truck from the inside? I know they can be locked from outside the truck. But I wouldn't want to have some thugs open it up to find me sleeping. Could be a rather stressful situation to say the least.

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    Wow, what a brilliant idea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dimeotane View Post
    I know they can be locked from outside the truck. But I wouldn't want to have some thugs open it up to find me sleeping. Could be a rather stressful situation to say the least.
    And if someone wanted to me mean they could lock it from the outside. I'd rather they open the door then I could introduce them to my "little friend" (Scar Face, Al Pachino) rather than get locked in.
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