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Old 09-24-2018, 02:51 PM   #101
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Back door - clear plastic behind screen to stop wind

we wanted to keep the view while blocking the cold fall wind. The solution was to back the insect screen with clear plastic!
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Old 09-24-2018, 02:54 PM   #102
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Small table inside

It is getting cold here in Canada...we might spend a bit more time inside...a small table will be practical for breakfast and small snacks!
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Old 09-24-2018, 03:04 PM   #103
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Good idea...any traces when you remove them?
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Old 09-25-2018, 05:43 PM   #104
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Good idea...any traces when you remove them?
No. They come of clean.
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Old 09-29-2018, 08:08 PM   #105
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Due to continued intermittent problems with the Basecamp fridge, we decided to add a 12-volt compressor fridge. I've installed two ports, one for it to run off battery and the second for the fridge to run off the MPPT solar charge controller that I added. Attached are photos.
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Old 10-01-2018, 07:38 AM   #106
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Table new ideA

Another idea for a small table..Click image for larger version

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Old 10-01-2018, 07:41 AM   #107
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Fire pit direct connect

We love the fire pit..and we cook with it!Click image for larger version

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Old 10-01-2018, 07:44 AM   #108
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Awning..tarp...

To stop the wind...we joined two tarps...
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Old 10-01-2018, 09:57 AM   #109
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The small table and trays look great and would work for a trailer too. We are always looking for ways to take food to potluck or outside. Are the trays just sitting on the table or attached.

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Old 10-01-2018, 12:59 PM   #110
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Hello -the tray is just sitting on top of the table. So - very practical to bring stuff in and out of the trailler!
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Old 10-04-2018, 06:02 PM   #111
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Shower curtain

To keep the cleaning to a minimum, We have added shower curtain in the wet bath using two tension rods.
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Old 12-28-2018, 03:38 AM   #112
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Hello Basecampers,

RocIngersol here with another modification/hack adding front exterior glass protection to prevent glass breakage from errant rocks/debris while under tow.

Please reference attached pictures.

The total cost was bout $85 for the 0.157" plastic waterproof panels (home depot) and UV extreme outdoor Velcro tape (amazon).

The first picture shows the unit with the Velcro, followed by the panels and finally with the panels installed.

Velcro is attached to all four sides of the panels.

There is an approximate 1/4" air gap between the panels and glass and does provide good protection for flying rocks - they bounce right off. Obviously, very large rocks/debris will cause damage.

The panels are for under towing conditions only and come off while camping (put in back of pickup) or inside unit when stored.

Just sharing information.

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Hey RocIngersol, how did those DIY window covers work for you? Any issues with them coming lose while towing?

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Old 01-24-2019, 06:26 PM   #113
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Has anyone tried the Napier Sportz SUV & Minivan Tents, Sportz SUV Tent 84000
on the rear of the 2008 basecamp, from the measurement I have seen sounds like it would work .

Or is there any cargo door/SUV type tent anyone recommends?
We have a 2008 Basecamp. One of the options available at the time we purchased it (2007) was a Kelty tent, made specifically for hooking onto the Basecamp. We have one, and though we seldom are in one place long enough to need to use it, it does fit well and is a good addition for extra space. I would imagine that you would be able to locate one somewhere. Let me know if you have any other questions. Here is a link to the owner's manual. There is a section in there about the Kelty Basecamp tent.
https://www.airstream.com/wp-content...-manual-96.pdf
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Old 05-03-2019, 10:49 PM   #114
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Great fix
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Old 07-11-2019, 07:23 PM   #115
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Modified Lounge in our Basecamp X

I like most everything about our Basecamp X but considering that it's designed for two people I don't see a need for a dinette where I can seat six. So I templated the flip in boards that convert the dinette to a bed and designed two piece boards to take their place. So now we can have a large lounge area with a small two person dinette.
On our recent 28 day trip we had it set up as a king size bed with a lot of pillows. We added a king size 3" topper making it super comfortable, especially sleeping with the rear door open.
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Old 07-17-2019, 05:52 AM   #116
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I like most everything about our Basecamp X but considering that it's designed for two people I don't see a need for a dinette where I can seat six. So I templated the flip in boards that convert the dinette to a bed and designed two piece boards to take their place. So now we can have a large lounge area with a small two person dinette.

On our recent 28 day trip we had it set up as a king size bed with a lot of pillows. We added a king size 3" topper making it super comfortable, especially sleeping with the rear door open.


That looks like a fantastic mod and would eliminate the only thing I donít love about the BC - taking the bed apart every morning to be able to use the dinette Thanks so much for sharing!
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Old 10-08-2019, 05:24 PM   #117
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So do you just put the second table down to make the bed? And how do you get the mattress topper out of the way?
And this is a great idea, btw.
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Old 10-08-2019, 05:32 PM   #118
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Weíre in the market for a propane generator, will probably get a Honda (unless thereís a better one) and Iím curious as to how long you can run the generator on the propane tanks?
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So do you just put the second table down to make the bed? And how do you get the mattress topper out of the way?
And this is a great idea, btw.
We purchased a 3" topper and it easily tucks back underneath when we want to use the table. There are 4" tri-fold toppers that might work even better.
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Old 11-02-2019, 12:46 PM   #120
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Hi Basecamp owners!
My wife and I happened to see a great space gaining solution for our 2018 basecamp on YouTube.
We made a cut on the side foldout boards and hinges down to the size of the shorter back cushions. You need to have an 1/8Ē gap between the cut so the boards pass each other with ease.
This allows us to have the bed setup and keep a table top set up at the same time. It also allows us to get to some storage under the bed easier when the bed is set up. For sleeping we just drop in the shorter table post , cover it w the 2 shorter cut boards we now have and the 2 back cushions and pull the foam mattress topper we use down to cover it. That converts it back to a king size bed ! during the day just pull the foam topper back towards the back door to approx a full size bed and set the taller table in place. Then use the 2 smaller cushions as back cushions at the 2 seats that are created in either side of the table .
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This was an awesome improvement!!! Gives us so much more room to move around when 2 people are in the trailer . Airstream execs take note ! This is a very easy and inexpensive modification that is guaranteed to be a hit with basecamp enthusiasts .
Scott and Gail! Email me with any questions .
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