Now this is camping

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  1. oldkimmer

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    Seen this at the lake last weekend Kim

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    • diymirage

      diymirage HP@idle > hondaHP@redline

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      For some reason, I seem to remember seeing tents that were made specifically for the Pontiac Aztec
      It would cover the rear hatch, so you could sleep in the trunk

      Always liked the idea, but felt like the execution was a little lacking

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      • oldkimmer

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        U r correct. My buddy has 1. Everything all factory. Last summer someone stole the factory thermos out of it. He was pissed. Kim
         
      • dartfreak75

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        That and Aztecs where crap!
         
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        • 44070dart

          44070dart How the hell did I get this old

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          I just don't get camping. Out in the semi-wilderness, take a dump along side a bear, never before seen bugs species in my sleeping bag. Wife getting lost in the bush (hey, wait a minute, ........ nah, mother of my kid thing and all that ) lyme disease, poison ivy, also a snake, who could very well be the devil. My brother on the other hand could live in a lean-to, hunt squirrels :elmer:to eat, and drink water from an animals hoof print left in the dirt. Gotta do a DNA test on that guy :D
           
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          • diymirage

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            that and but ugly, i always thought they looked like a 90s lemans, stretched up along the rockers

            but, it is odd this tent thing is something that i guess was sold with the aztec, and not something that had a more rugged reputation, like the trailduster or bronco


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            • dartfreak75

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              Yea they are hideous. I worked with a guy that bought one brand new and he was having the transmission replaced after 5k miles I think he ended up putting 3 in it while it was still under warranty. And waters pumps too maybe? I cant remember exactly but something with cooling system kept failing. He wisely got rid of it before the warranty ran out. We use to joke with him all the time and say you have to change transmissions with every oil change! Haha
               
            • 67Dart273

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              I've also seen these deals

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              • 67Dart273

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                "Pop up" type campers in my opinion are VASTLY overpriced both new and used. No matter what, ALL of them (with the possible exception of "Four Wheel Campers"/ Grandby) are fragile, not nearly as strong as they could be, and yet "used" they command ridiculous prices
                 
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                • gunbunny

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                  After my stint in the Army, my ideal of "roughing it" is a hotel room without a Jacuzzi.
                   
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                    Is that a factory setup Kim? Buddy and I went to new car show 2 years ago. I think it was Ford had a very cool similar setup for their trucks.
                     
                  • EdM

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                    Those were very common when I lived in Australia.
                     
                  • oldkimmer

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                    Idk Steve, I never talked to the ppl. Kim
                     
                  • diymirage

                    diymirage HP@idle > hondaHP@redline

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                    Should have joined the airforce

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                    Little to late with that little piece of advice.
                     
                  • diymirage

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                    Day late and a dollar short...per my usual
                     
                  • FISHYPETE

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                    Just buy a 56 Nash, seats fold flat, pump up the factory mattress and put the factory window screens on
                     
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                    • dartfreak75

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                    • fishmens67

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                      I have the other half shelter. lol :D
                       
                    • 67Dart273

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                      When I was a youngster one of the family cars was the much hated 54 Nash Ambassador, and we made good use of that "rolling kingsize bed" on a family truckstoria through the LOLO country of MT.

                      Exactly like this U.S. Navy battleship clone, except ours never wore the front skirts

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                      • Jadaharabi

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                        Growing up we had a lot of station wagons. (M & D & 6 kids) We put foam mattresses in them when we went camping. Usually weekend fishing trips.
                         
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                        • moparmarks

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                          This was my rig in the 90's and 2000's.

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                          • AJ/FormS

                            AJ/FormS 68 B'cuda fb, Form S clone ... 367/A833/3.55s

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                            Shaggin-wagons; mid 70s
                            Mine was a 65 Valiant V-200; fancy curtains, 8-track stereo, endless loop cartridges, tailgate picnics.
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                            Eventually a JY 340 found it's way under the hood, with a 318 cam and top-end..
                             
                          • Bill Crowell

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                            My old B200 Sportsman camper boogie van, a shaggin' wagon with a stabbin' cabin (I wish!) isn't self-contained, but it does have a 5-gallon bucket with a toilet seat on top.

                            Now if I could just find someplace in my home town to stealth camp without the cops rousting me at 3 AM. No luck with that so far.

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