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    Quote Originally Posted by Chrisp70 View Post
    That one pic of the hammock tied to the side mirror I don't see that working well on most vehicles.
    Exactly what I was thinking. I'd be more likely to roll the windows down, go through the closer window & out the other, then tie off to something I could trust.
    But that still might cause some damage to the trim or paint at the top of the door side.
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    Any car would be to low IMO, On Jeeps you have racks or roll cages. We use a lot of Tow Vehicles. On our Goose neck trailer I can use the stake pockets to drop a couple of 2X4 along one side or angle my Hammock. Spidennis could make a simi permant attachment on his trailer and hang probably 4 or more hammocks right above the deck of the trailer.

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    Are you going to be dropping the trailer at night? If so, it might be possible to weld up something that fits in the receiver. I figured that a square tube at right angle with a hook to tie off of, and then you could attach to your crossed 4x4's on the other end.

    I don't have an pictures, but I hung while out in the field, on a tank recovery vehicle (the name of which escapes me right now). Basically, there was a big arm, and I tied both ends to it and slept away.
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    I am having trouble finding fiberglass poles. I would love to have (2) fiberglass poles, each eight feet long. Among other things, they would be useful for hanging between vehicles, without making fast to the vehicles themselves.
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    MacEntyre,

    Think ‘push pole’ … boat (metal/wood), electric power line (fiberglass).

    John

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    Quote Originally Posted by Travels with Samantha View Post
    Think ‘push pole’…
    I think I could do something better with $300 than buy a pair of 8' poles!

    Thanks, though! I'm still looking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MacEntyre View Post
    I am having trouble finding fiberglass poles. I would love to have (2) fiberglass poles, each eight feet long. Among other things, they would be useful for hanging between vehicles, without making fast to the vehicles themselves.
    I was given this link to a pole manufacturer a while back. I've not bought any, but here's the link. Good luck!


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    Quote Originally Posted by NCPatrick View Post
    I was given this link to a pole manufacturer a while back. I've not bought any, but here's the link. Good luck!
    The thickest fiberglass pole listed there seems to be 1/2". I would think something stronger than that might be needed for this application?
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    Ok. I was wondering how you would hang from fiberglass tent poles. I guess I didn't have the gist of what exactly they were going to be used for. These folks still might know where to find solid fiberglass poles though.


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    To be used for hanging, the poles have to be lightweight, rigid, one piece poles like those used for tree pruning. Every store that carries poles has only 6' one-piece poles, and extension poles.

    This morning, I found Fred Marvin poles at pruner.com. They make both fiberglass and octagonal ash poles. I've asked for a quote on 8' poles.

    When I'm not hanging on them, they will serve as awning supports for the Scamp. I have another use for them, which I will reveal when I can make pictures. Until then, it's a secret project!
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