My basecamp is about complete.

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  1. Jerry Daschofsky

    Jerry Daschofsky Moderator Staff Member

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    Yeah, if you can that would be great. You can't buy it anymore, you're correct (I used my inside source at Cabela's too to see if they could pull any strings). I would love to have one like is on the first pic you put up. I know I can make one. They new ones are made with the vestibule built in, so you can't expand it. I'm assuming they didn't sell many, so opted not to make them removable anymore. I'd love to find one to zip in. But will definitely have one made.
     
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    I am going to set it up Sunday to clean of the rain splatter from last week end.I will set up the vesty and give ya some pics and numbers.They are great tents.I have used that tent at many a party at pacific beach and wake up to being the only tent standing in the morning.There is one on Craigsliist right now for 175. a 6 man.
     
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    jeff bandy Make my day

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    Sorry did not set up and clean yesterday,finished sun porch though,yay.

    Today I hear a greywolf a calling me.

    I saw your add on craigslist for a vestibule good luck with it, these pics might DSCN1007.JPG help. DSCN1011.JPG
     
  6. Jerry Daschofsky

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    I know there's a better chance of winning the lotto. But you can't win if you never buy a ticket. Lol.

    I'd seriously buy a whole tent just to get vestibule. So I'm constantly on the lookout.
     
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    Ah, yeah. I stopped trying across the country. Most were leary about shipping anything. So pretty much gave up on that option. Of course I watch Ebay. But CL has been a big pain in the arse getting stuff shipped.
     
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    Craigslist is a big pain in the .....
     
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    Thats a great looking setup. Here is my one man version (V. 3.0) WP_20140709_09_24_19_Pro (1).jpg based on a lincoln-log-esque teardrop. No setup: tow and go. I hope. Almost done.
     
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    Looking good on the trailer. My problem is I always have a boat hooked up. But have an Alaskan camper I'm gutting and retrofitting. Gonna be my steelhead shack for certain trips (well already has been).
     
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    Careful that site is deep.Expidition portal has everything you could ever want to know about "Base camp".I built my drawer system for my truck with ideas from them.

    I am planing and sourcing an expedition trailer because of that site.One that holds all the gear,built in kitchen,awning and can carry a toon.One that has 18" wheels and tires and can fit down into my favorite sniggle spots.Tired of loading unloading the truck every time we go which is a lot.Just hook up and go.That site will become addicting and costly.
     
  15. Jerry Daschofsky

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    It's funny you mention the all in one scenario. Actually had plans for a trailer. But my step brother (a fabricator) moved to Arizona with a different company. He made an awesome two story boat trailer. They had top bunk with two jet skis and lower bunk ski boat. Launch boat first, then use hydraulics to drop jet skis, then launch them. Made me think. Wanted him to make similar. But drift boat would be on top bunk and Alaskan camper on lower bunk. Get to camp and slide out camper. Hit the hydraulics on camper to raise it. Then hit hydraulic on trailer and boat is ready to go. No unhitching. Plus could leave extra gear in bed of pickup. Plus nice not having that extra weight in bed of truck at launches. Maybe someday. But i do a few week long camps. Not a biggie setting up tent for that. Now overnighters is a bit much for the guide tent. Where it's super quick to load camper and go.