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Old 07-20-2014, 11:10 AM   #449
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I tend to drive around 65....although going down toParkLiner I hit a stretch where I was doing 70+(and being passed like I was standing still lol)
If I'm on a 4 (or more) lane highway, I stay in the far right lane & go 60, don't really care what the posted speed is. Do the same when I'm hauling the classic boat. Otherwise I'm pretty much a speed limit driver. Boring...

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I tend to drive 1 lane over from the right....the right lane has too many people merging and makes me have to slow down too often...also the people who cut across 3 lanes for their turn they are about to miss lol
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Greetings ALL

Thanks for the Picture-kudos and comments on your millage/rigs.

On road to camp from highway.. It was a noticeable decline in surface quality from last season's trips. It looks like they were trying to patch here and there, but it was so bad that we really could not go over about ~25 mph for most of the ~80 miles.

MPG... Then i did have a ~40 minute engine idle in camp one morning to get the battery back up. I suppose i could do some magic on a calculator and figure out how much fuel that used. But no biggie. It's a mid sized v8 @ 5.3L with two 180 amp alternators. And with the air conditioner on the whole trip and full time AWD i really don't expect a whole lot going up/down from the coast range and back into another mountain valley with temps in the 90's.



Bottom line, and i suppose it holds true for many here, we love getting out to places like _insert your favorite "camp"_ and are still a whole lot more compact than a monster class A or other large RV combos...and a WHOLE LOT CUTER! ->> our rigs <<- Ok, and my camo-clad-dashing-self.

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The 4 WD and not being able to go over 25 for a good chunk of time would eat up gas for sure.
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Today over at the Oregon Fall NOG thread i had jokingly mentioned i hoped there would be some tree trunks showing at our campsite (Silver Falls State Park)...because i was hoping to set up one of our many hammocks in order to take my daily mid-afternoon cat-nap. And mentioned there are few things a nice as a nap in a hammock.

I even find ways of napping hammock style inside our RV... yup you heard it right! Here is a picture of my preferred War Bonnet Black Bird set up in our rear living room on our BooneDOX stand.

The sleep is a zero pressure point rest and wonderful for a ~25 minute power nap!
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Intresting Hammock stand ya have their Thom... what is it? Does it rock front/back?
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Hi deryk. The stand is called a "BooneDOX Drifter" stand and is available from "BooneDoxUSA" website. It does _rock_ back and forth on the long axis if you wish, and of course any hammock tied on it will still rock as a hammock does. . . though i have my Warbonnet tied off keeping the beg net out, not that i needed it up for napping inside!

The stand also packs down quite easily, and i usually keep it stored in the front shower corner edge of the Parkliner closet. I will have a new mode of inside hammock hang in a week or two that i'll post here just for fun also.

Overall i'd give the stand a 4/5 rating. The only negative i can see is it is a bit heavy (25lbs??) though nicely made

Here is a youtube video they did.

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Thom, can you post a link to BoonDoxUSA? I tried googling it with nary a result!

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I just updated the original post with a you tube video they did.

I was able to get to the direct page on the stand at their site:
BooneDOX Drifter

And they are in your neck of the woods...North Carolina.
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PS, so far i've tested four hammocks on the stand and all work fine. Two by ENO, a "Single Nest", and a "Double Nest". Then my wife's Hennessy Expedition Asymmetrical, and my Warbonnet Black Bird. I weigh in at about 140 soaking wet and have about 6" clearance from floor when laying on the diagonal and flat on my back in any of the above setups. Ideally i would say for anyone over about ~160 you might be back on the ground??
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Aha! It was the missing "e" at the end of Boon that was my problem. Thanks Thom!

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Thanks for actually pointing out the missing "e"! It was eye that was missing it in how i originally spelled it...so i think all the missing "e"'s have found their proper home.

We got hooked on "Hanging" this season and Cari was the one who researched and bought our first "Jungle" hammock (her Hennessy). We are now set for next season in the trees for some extra camp-fun. This winter we plan on sewing up some under-quilts and such so we can actually stay out all night...we weren't quite prepared so late in the season for how cold it can get outside at night. It surprises us just how a bit of insulation in a van/TT can keep you nice and cozy.

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Greetings all : )
For me it feels like it's been many many "moons" since posting here...though i have been reading and keeping up with the fiberglass family happenings.

Cari and i spent a wonderful week at one of our favorite places...Sunset Falls Campground near Battle Ground Washington. I've written about many of our adventures there in the past. This trip was a bit unique in a couple ways...

1) We met a fellow fiberglass owner : ) ...in the campsite next to us in a Casita 17 pulled by a Toyota Tacoma. Hopefully he will have the time to join in on the North Oregon Gathering coming up in October at Fort Stevens State Park in my home town on the oregon coast (Warrenton/Astoria).

2) Cari and i spent 5 wonderful nights under the stars in our two expedition-ready hammocks. Yea, i know, i can hear your thoughts ; ) Why would you choose to sleep outside in a hammock when you've got a nice rig all set up for cozy zzzzz time and beyond. Well... why do people jump out of perfectly good airplanes with a parachute strapped to their backside? Cuz it's cool.

Really though, as much as the van's Froli Sleep System is the best mattress setup we've ever slept on...even it does not have the amazing comfort level of either of the hammocks (her's & mine) we had hanging from the trees. The rest & sleep is beyond what we have experienced in a regular bed, and while there is the issue of no-cuddling once in our hammocks...it brings spontaneity to a whole new level in any healthy-romantic relationship.

This week's adventure was the first of our official camping season... we have one week set aside each month from now till the fall NOG, with plans to visit our usual places here in the PNW. . . July = QuartzCreek near Sweet Home Oregon, August = Lower Falls CG near Cougar Washington, September is back to Sunset Falls CG, then to the fall NOG in our neighborhood (Ft. Stevens)

Cari and i hope all of you have a safe and wonderful camping season wherever, and however that may be.

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Hanging from the trees....

Here is a picture I took of our two hammocks we spent five wonderful starry nights in : )

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Just back from several days at a favorite USF camp east of Cougar Washington called "_Lower Falls_". The campground has two loops of about 2 dozen sites each. Lower loop can be reserved, upper is first-come-first-served. Well worth the ~2 hour drive from Woodland WA off i5.
Here are the falls the camp is named after. The water was very low compared to last years visit in June. We could see none of the upper-pre-falls bedrock seen in this photo taken a few days ago:



We utilized the hammock stand in dual-mode with three tripods and two ridgepoles. Once set up the only adjustment we made was to gently tie two spare fleece gloves I had lying around on the line from the central tripod anchor to my wife's hennessy as it was occasionally striking the hang-cord to my hammock's ridgepole and it sounded like someone plucking a guitar. I will say that we did notice each other IF they did a major body-shift or entered/exited the hammock. By the second nite we were sleeping through the other's movements so not a big issue. We did decide i'd grab the extra parts for a fourth tripod and thus have the option of two completely separate stands.

Here is a picture of looking into the camp under the Kelty Noah 16 up to catch the pine needles raining down from above:



and here is the view from camp to our backyard for the 6 days we were there:


our own little world for the stay : )



If you head to the park there are some serious issues with the basically unmaintained forestry road...we felt sorry for our rig as any thing driving that road would long for pavement! The great news is that there was no tire-rub on the Parkliner...the updated-to-new-molds wheel well fix is REALLY great...and it still looks cool retro low rider

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