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    Senior Member Silverlion's Avatar
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    Still enjoying mine daily. I tried to put in my HH Explorer, but it's too long. My HH is soooo much more comfortable.
    Nonetheless, it's still more comfy than the seat or the floor.
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    I saw a documentary about the South American truck drivers to the trailer once the bottom, hang a hammock in their sleep in the street....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silverlion View Post
    yep thats it!
    "He who makes a beast of himself, gets rid of the pain of being a man." Dr. Hunter S. Thompson

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    Not likely the largest tarp set up, but probably the HEAVIEST.

    I'd like to see somebody reproduce a DIY version of that covering...maybe even knock off a few grams.

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    back in the day i had a redneck-mobile with an early 90s suburban with a 12" lift and 44" tires....getting in SUCKED

    anyway, i was between homes for a few weeks, and the dang truck came with basically a shelf that made a flat floor over the wheel tubs and supports on the ends. i had all my stuff under that shelf and a queen mattress on top. i LOVED that (hated the gas mileage tho) setup, but it would have been so much better with a hammock
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    If you can not hang inside you could try one tree outside and the top hinges of your van back door as another tree.
    I can not guarantee if your hinges are strong enough your weight but take your precautions and do not blame me if you pull your door out of hinges trialling this

    Also you need to remember to untie the hammock before driving off

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    I was thinking of a similar idea with a modern minivan type vehicle. The idea goes something like this: On the inside ceiling of the vehicle, a bar possibly arched slightly matching the inside roofline would start at the passenger "A" pillar, and proceed across the center to the driver "C" pillar. Hook in points would be bolted/connected to either end of that bar. I thought that the bar itself would be taking most/all of the force pulling inward from the weight in the hammock. Seems to me that weight would be pulling on the car members only in a vertical position rather than trying to pull each towards the other. Maybe I'm nuts.
    I have the same idea for a possible indoors setup. Attach a solid beam along the ceiling to the rafters themselves. Possibly an upright along each vertical wall to help support the ends. The tie in points would be on the horizontal beam along the ceiling, not the verticals against the walls. That seems to me like it would accomplish two things. Spreading the load across multiple rafters, and making all the force vertical as the rafters were designed to bear. That might avoid the accident some people have with pulling wall studs out and such.
    (I currently have a version of "the $25 hammock stand" made with 1" plywood, and a couple other mods also. I have been sleeping in this setup for two years and five months with absolutely no problems. Funny thing is that I made this as an "experimental" setup with the intent of "making a better one later". Haven't "needed" to.
    Last edited by Knighthorse; 12-27-2011 at 22:47. Reason: Its late, and my grammar stinks, should be in hammock.

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