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    When you only have one tree...

    Improvise!


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    You could stick a 4x4 post in the ground. That would eliminate the need to use your car.
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    That looks like a Honda Element. I also have one...where did you attach the hammock?

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    Nice! Really like the lawn and fresh cut grass.

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    This picture perfectly illustrates how we hammockers have gone off the deep end Nice ingenuity. I also only have one tree in my yard and I'm thinking of adding a post so I can mess around with my gear more often.

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    A post would really make the front yard look odd. Miguel, in the hatchback, at the top, there should be a sliding plastic panel on each side, slide them back and there are metal eyes. I just slide the tree strap through and attach the whoopie.

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    Here is an idea for you.

    Take up that light pole out by the street and relocate and replace it with a 4X4 or stronger metal pole with a light fixture on top. Weld or screw in a hook for the other end of your Hammock..

    Then sit back and watch the neighbor try and hang from their flimsy light pole...

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    How did you get the hatch to stay up? I don't think I can lock the hatch up on my minivan. I thought about doing something like this when I pulled into a tent camping area short on trees, but I considered using the luggage rack. I ended up not attempting.

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    My hatch stays up automatically.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CamRuns View Post
    A post would really make the front yard look odd. Miguel, in the hatchback, at the top, there should be a sliding plastic panel on each side, slide them back and there are metal eyes. I just slide the tree strap through and attach the whoopie.
    Those are the attachment points for child car seat straps. Personally I question their strength but then again....you are hanging from one of them.

    I'm considering running my strap through them, looping the strap around a stopper and then closing the hatch. I would think that would be pretty bomber. If the eye failed the stopper would prevent total failure assuming the hatch would hold.

    I'm going camping this weekend to a spot that's not great for hanging. I may just give it a try. (With Turtledog as backup )

    Miguel

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