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    hammock tied one end to the car? pics?

    does anyone have any pics of hanging their hammock from their car on one end and a pair of 2x4s set up in an upside down "V" on the other? I'm getting ready to do a trip over to Big Bend, Texas and I'm betting that there's no good places to hang from out there, at least where I'll be camped anyway (with some other bikers). note: I'm trailering down my street legal dirt bike.

    I have a jeep grand cherokee and plan on running a strap over the car and under the wheel. I'll use the inverted v on the other, and tying the guy line down to the ground to whatever I can find, picnic bench, etc , even under the tire of another vehicle. I spend all summer camped in my eno but always had something to tie to, this trip will be a bit different. I worst comes to worst I can always sleep inside the jeep ......

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    I've been mulling over a couple of ideas for hanging two hammocks between my truck and a 13' Scamp trailer.
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    My avatar is mh Hammock tied to my wrangler. Your GC have a rack. Your gona have to tie high enough your but wont drag.

    Do your ramps hinge off your trailer. My ramps point up when in the upright position. I ran a 2x4 through the ramps to get some height and then tied to my rack on my 94 Grand Cherokee. My trailer is 12' plus the hitch. The only scary part was if anything broke I was going to fall on the top rail on the front of the trailer. I usually find a buddy I trust and tie on to his jeep. (try to get his keys :-)

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    all interesting ideas guy and I had better get to trying them out in the backyard soon. don't worry, I'll have pics! this will also come in really handy when I go and do the baja 1000 later this year (nov).

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    I have thought about this several times and even did a test of hangin from the truck to a tree. But it is a lot of force on wherever you are hanging from your truck....
    I just linked this thread earlier this morning and you might find it an interesting option.
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    i'm going thru my library of pics I've saved throughout my researching .....
    here's the truck and tree ideas:
    though these wouldn't work out for me in places out west like big bend and baja, not many trees!
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    using the truck and tree idea, and adding the 2x4 inverted v and somehow staking/attaching ....
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    here's the a few more
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    Quote Originally Posted by spidennis View Post
    using the truck and tree idea, and adding the 2x4 inverted v and somehow staking/attaching ....
    In my experience you need at least one post-height in distance from the base of the post for the stake... I've been using very large 1.5 foot long rebar stakes which are mondo heavy but work really well for car camping in a field

    For posts I use 1 foot wide planks that are about 4-5 foot high each. When you hang the hammock low the center of gravity is only about 1 foot off the ground... so what you have is the same equivalent stability of a 1ft x 1ft x your-hammock-length block that you're laying on... it looks like it should fall over- but it won't.

    oh yea - I also weld a large washer on top of the rebar stakes to stop my beaner from sliding off... and they go in at about a 20deg angle leaning away from the post.
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