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    The One Tree Hang

    I'm going to be in a campsite this weekend with only one tree in it. (Only site available). Has anyone ever attached their suspension to a pickup truck and a tree?

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    I've attached to the roll cage on my Jeep a few times. But never onto a truck. Never seen a railing system that could handle that kind of force/weight. I'm sure there is something out there but if so I'm not familiar with it.
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    Here's another way to use one tree.....sort of

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    The One Tree Hang

    I mounted a 3/8 ths eye hook to my bed rail. It's only about 4.5 feet high but I think it might work. Ill take pics this weekend if it works. I hope the little Toyota Tacoma is up to the task. Thanks for the suggestions.

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    i haven't done this but I think you can attach your suspension to something solid on the underbody of your truck and then run the suspension up and over the truck to your hammock. This way you have a solid attachment point and the lateral forces are distributed along the bodywork panelling. I don't think it would be an issue but if you were nervous about your bodywork you could put a board or something between suspension and body panel to distribute the load more. If you needed the height you could run it over the cab roof.

    As I say I haven't done this so it isn't a proven method but I think it will work.

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    The One Tree Hang

    Quote Originally Posted by LFCRed View Post
    ... I think you can attach your suspension to something solid on the underbody of your truck and then run the suspension up and over the truck to your hammock.
    Clever. I'll have to file that away in case I ever need to do it in the future.

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    No I have never tried this but please post pictures after you do it! I want to see!

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    Lash up a tripod out of suitable strong material, anchor it to the ground and use that as your second attachment point. Sort of like half a TurtleDog/TurtleLady hammock stand.

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    Use the toyota! should work fine.

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    funny you should ask...

    just got thru reading about a sound solution to your problem

    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/...=trailer+hitch

    take some time to click on the associated links

    kinda cool

    looks very substantial

    shouldn't break the bank

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