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Old 10-17-2011, 09:43 PM   #43
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Oh, those Europeans. I gotta say that is very cool..lots of work and heaven forbid you should forget how it goes back together! But cool nonetheless.
Yeah, those Europeans; oversexed, you know. Note the "Romantic Nights" part of the clip. They obviously have no problem remembering "how it goes back together"......
or are you talking about the boxes?

I'm too tired and too old. Give me the ready-made double bed in the Airstream any ol' time so I can hunker down in my flanelette nightie with a book.
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Old 10-17-2011, 10:29 PM   #44
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Outdoor Kitchen on an Airstream?

Greetings All!

Another example from earlier in GM's history . . . the Nova Motel (late 1970s):




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Old 10-17-2011, 11:07 PM   #45
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I wonder how this dude would make out with the "Nova Motel?"

How Not to Put Up A Tent - YouTube
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Old 10-18-2011, 01:34 AM   #46
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A 'built-in', outdoor stove top & wash basin makes sense to me...We love to cook outside when camping and a unit that quickly folds out for use would be great option for those that don't wish to carry around a complete 'camp kitchen'...

We'd use it for:

1. Cooking 'smelly' stuff...IE., bacon, YUMMY!
2. Morning coffee outside - delicious!
3. Add a griddle to toss the flapjacks for the family gathered around...
4. Fire up the dutch oven for some great blended meals...
5. and much more...

The Coleman TT line offers this 'space saving' type of outdoor cooking station that could be easily be adapted to some models of AS's...
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Old 10-18-2011, 02:48 AM   #47
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While out on the Black Rock playa w/ the Tin Pickle during the 4th, I met a fellow who'd driven his 4x4 pickup all over the world. He has a totally custom rig w/ a sleeping tent on the very top (safe from lions).... and the back of the pickup had a utility box w/ extrication ramps, fold out stove, lots of storage, and an expresso maker!

Here's a website about his truck and adventures:

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Old 10-18-2011, 05:50 AM   #48
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This is the wrong place to ask, but that Swiss box in a car is a brilliant concept. Note the age, enthusiasm, and attractiveness of the couple, though.
Most of us were like that.....once. Don't mean to be presumptuous, but I like to cloak my not-so-youthful body and jaded emotions with convenience and comfort, hoping it will make the trade-off more bearable.

I'm trying to think of the American car manufacturer who came up with a camping car. It was a SUV type vehicle; the back opened up and out came an attached tent, I believe.

The concept failed miserable; very few were sold, and they stopped making them. Obviously, we North Americans are after the same "trade-off."


We were like that......

Sandra & I did the "Park to Park" road in 1974 in a Vega equipped just like this. I fact that's the tent we used, the owner of this Vega was thrilled that we were willing to donate it, he and his wife had been looking for one for years, (and yes they were our age....1974), it was FUN!!!

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Bob, too cool!
Love the potted plant. (Are those 5, or 7 leaves?)..... :-)
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Old 10-18-2011, 01:07 PM   #50
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Sandra & I did the "Park to Park" road in 1974 in a Vega equipped just like this.
Really? The Vega is something I always associated with a "going to college car" or a hip grandma on her way to Bingo.

With a signature like this.....

LOST IN THE SIXTIES

....I really was expecting something like this.....


Oh well. In a Gadda Da Vida, Baby.
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A 'built-in', outdoor stove top & wash basin makes sense to me...We love to cook outside when camping and a unit that quickly folds out for use would be great option for those that don't wish to carry around a complete 'camp kitchen'...

We'd use it for:

1. Cooking 'smelly' stuff...IE., bacon, YUMMY!
2. Morning coffee outside - delicious!
3. Add a griddle to toss the flapjacks for the family gathered around...
4. Fire up the dutch oven for some great blended meals...
5. and much more...

The Coleman TT line offers this 'space saving' type of outdoor cooking station that could be easily be adapted to some models of AS's...
I like that set-up a lot. Maybe Santa will bring one for Christmas.
Thanks for the idea.
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Old 10-18-2011, 01:12 PM   #52
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While out on the Black Rock playa w/ the Tin Pickle during the 4th, I met a fellow who'd driven his 4x4 pickup all over the world. He has a totally custom rig w/ a sleeping tent on the very top (safe from lions).... and the back of the pickup had a utility box w/ extrication ramps, fold out stove, lots of storage, and an expresso maker!

Here's a website about his truck and adventures:

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Interesting link, thanks, although his "rig" reminds me of the truck and trailer the telephone repairman drives.
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