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chiplee 01-18-2016 11:07 PM

Saline Valley Rd to Beveridge and SV Warm Springs
 
This was the first outing with the Kamparoo I posted about in OT so I thought I'd share some pics. Not a lot to write up, but the trailer is very cool. DV was beautiful. There were naked people at the warm springs, but I figured pics would be in poor taste.

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Mikestang 01-20-2016 03:09 PM

That trailer looks great!

chiplee 01-20-2016 07:14 PM

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Originally Posted by Mikestang (Post 206890)
That trailer looks great!

We like it a lot. I plan to add a few things... An electric water pump just as a nice to have since it only comes with a hand pump, and an instant hot water system would make it capable of supporting 5+ day trips with ease. Add a fridge and solar and we're ready for the apocalypse.

bulldog 01-20-2016 11:02 PM

Great pics, trailer looks like a great comfort for these trips.

Need to get parking for one here.

BTW: You going for the Grizzly Adams look?? :jester:

chiplee 01-21-2016 12:03 AM

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Originally Posted by bulldog (Post 206900)
Great pics, trailer looks like a great comfort for these trips.

Need to get parking for one here.

BTW: You going for the Grizzly Adams look?? :jester:

I'm going for the, no one decides my grooming standards but me after 20 years in the Marine Corps look, lol. It's really just so everyone knows I'm retired now. I'll probably shave before too long.

That's very true about the trailer. It's a great comfort for anyone. but for me the trailer is really the only way I can do trips like this anymore. It's a bit of a story, but I have degenerative spine issues, herniated disks, arthritis, compression fractures, from my lumbosacral to cervical spine. My back can't handle mats and air mattresses, and I can't sleep on a flat surface, at least not if I want to be able to move the next day. We have an adjustable base temper cloud luxe at home, and being away from it literally puts me out of commission within a night or two. Even with it, I occasionally need my wife's help getting out of bed. The trailer allows me to bring along a high quality foam mattress, raise the head of the bed with the tongue jack, and prop my knees with pillows to approximate the position I sleep in at home. Not to mention how much easier it is for me to dress and undress in a space where I can stand and sit as needed. No, normal tent camping is not my thing anymore. It's ok though, I got plenty of it in the infantry.

bulldog 01-21-2016 09:24 AM

True that, as we get older we want/need more comfort. From just dropping a sleeping bag on the ground and sleeping, to nicer and better mattresses when we camp :jester:

Certainly makes for more logistics when going on trips, more comfort, better food and definitely more drinks :D

Mikestang 01-21-2016 10:04 AM

The older we get, the more comfort we need in the field. Of course most of us don't have thousands of hours in a jet pulling massive G's on our spines, I can see how that's a game changer. I swear I used to be able to sleep in a stream bed with just my sleeping bag and a rock for a pillow, now I get grumpy without my air mattress.

4x4KindaGuy 01-21-2016 09:53 PM

awesome shots! the trailer looks great

Tokyo Taco 01-23-2016 02:36 PM

Great pics of a good time

That's such a cool little trailer ! ! :bow:

Redswan 02-05-2016 06:13 AM

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Originally Posted by chiplee (Post 206902)
I'm going for the, no one decides my grooming standards but me after 20 years in the Marine Corps look, lol. It's really just so everyone knows I'm retired now. I'll probably shave before too long.

Rah outstanding! Semper Fi Brother and Congrats on retirement!


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