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Old 10-03-2018, 01:35 AM   #1
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NHL Tailgating + SoCal RV Show + NFL Tailgating

Hockey & football season is on. Our bags are packed, cooler is full, LPG tank full, fresh tank full, grey tank empty, black tank empty & loaded with few gallons of treatment. 1st stop, tailgating at Las Vegas Golden Knights practice game near our home. Then headed to SoCal for opening day of California RV show in Pomona, will stay couple days. Then tailgating at Raiders/Chargers game in LA StubHub stadium. Finally get to test some of latest mods on a long trip and get a chance to see the latest new rv's. Looking for a short Nest or equivalent to pull with AI or my F150. It will be an interesting week.
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Old 10-03-2018, 04:13 AM   #2
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Love the Airstream Basecamp. You could set it up to haul your bikes too.
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Old 10-03-2018, 07:18 AM   #3
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Love the Airstream Basecamp. You could set it up to haul your bikes too.
MLWILCOX - Whoa! That's great to hear. When we travel with grandson, I dont haul my bikes so I can spend 100% time with him. But I take at least 1 or 2 bikes when without him, so will spend time checking out the Basecamp. Will check Nest too & hoping there may be other worthy options from other makes to compare. I am warming up really fast to these neat little guys
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Very nicely prepped and packed. Im 5 days into new Interstate Grand Tour and trying to maximize storage. Looks like great use of space behind the sofa. Do you have to unload to make the bed?
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Very nicely prepped and packed. I’m 5 days into new Interstate Grand Tour and trying to maximize storage. Looks like great use of space behind the sofa. Do you have to unload to make the bed?
HIRSTPB - No, I do not have to unload. Here's some pics.
The rear hanging containers are very light and purposely just for soft items like pillows, blankets. Due to it's height, I do not want possible heavy projectile in emergency. Plus I needed the flexibility to quickly disconnect it when I transport my racing bicycles. I did install a middle shelf in the rear that is cut so that when power sofa flips down, it fits snugly in. I disconnected the flip down headboard extensions. We are short and can manage without the extra long bed.
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One other suggestion. A SylvanGo. Not nearly as expensive as a Basecamp/Nest. Only about 900 pounds, will carry your bikes, kayaks, etc. Folds up and out as a very comfortable camper.

I owned one and just sold it last year since my daughters were not home enough to use it. I actually regret selling it.

National Geographic called it the Greatest.Camper.Ever.
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Old 10-03-2018, 04:48 PM   #7
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One other suggestion. A SylvanGo. Not nearly as expensive as a Basecamp/Nest. Only about 900 pounds, will carry your bikes, kayaks, etc. Folds up and out as a very comfortable camper.

I owned one and just sold it last year since my daughters were not home enough to use it. I actually regret selling it.

National Geographic called it the Greatest.Camper.Ever.
MLWILCOX - Thanks for this. It is the same usage we are thinking of, for those times when both daughters are with us and just need that extra little space for sleeping. And also keep the total AI + Trailer length around 35-38 ft. Last year's show was pretty big but we were concentrating on Class B. So this time around, can spend time in the campers section (we never even went there last year).
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HIRSTPB - No, I do not have to unload. Here's some pics.
The rear hanging containers are very light and purposely just for soft items like pillows, blankets. Due to it's height, I do not want possible heavy projectile in emergency. Plus I needed the flexibility to quickly disconnect it when I transport my racing bicycles. I did install a middle shelf in the rear that is cut so that when power sofa flips down, it fits snugly in. I disconnected the flip down headboard extensions. We are short and can manage without the extra long bed.


I really like your creative storage system. How did you attach the bar for the hanging baskets? Same question for the shelf. At 511 I fit ok on the bed without the extensions, so removing them should not cause a sleeping problem.
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I really like your creative storage system. How did you attach the bar for the hanging baskets? Same question for the shelf. At 5’11” I fit ok on the bed without the extensions, so removing them should not cause a sleeping problem.
HIRSTPB - I am only 5''4" . But if you are basically 6' so I just assuming you need the extra length. Having said that, if you want to make the shelf - unscrew the flip-down extensions (4 screws per side). I used the same cubby shelves that supported the flip-downs to support the new shelf. Extend down the bed in flat/sofa mode (obviously no headrests) . Then make your shelf measurements such that it's inner edge is as close to bed as possible without scraping. Then decide how far the outer edge would extend. In my case, it extends as far out as possible without scraping the rear doors. However, my decision limits how far the rear screen extends down. It only goes down to shelf level. But it does not matter, since there are only very small openings where bugs can find their way into the cab. They can still do it but requires lots of tight navigating with all the container stored below shelf. Or you can stop short of screen rails, so the screen can extend way down to floor. Depending on your choice of depth, you may need to make the mitered notches I made to fit around the power screen framing. Your choice.
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The hanging bins are mini-hampers or mini-storage bins found in Container Store. I originally wanted a solid, sturdy, permanent shelf (search WACHUKO or PAHASKA threads, they both have excellent designs for permanent shelves). I backed out of that because I needed a quick-release system (talking seconds instead of minutes) due to my on-going athletic cycling activities. Need to be able take them out in under 20 secs to transport a bike for a fellow cyclist in an emergency but still be able to keep the bins inside and take little room. The bins stack into each other. They have a central finger hold made of stainless steel rings and a stainless steel hollow pole goes through the finger holds. The bins swivel/dump forward from sofa/bed or backward via rear doors. It is attached on each end to the hanger flip-downs with stainless steel chain double-end bolt snaps.
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HIRSTPB - Pics for you. Hope it helps.
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