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Old 04-09-2010, 10:53 AM   #1
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where do you hang your hammock

I bought 2 hammocks last year and was going to put them in the back yard this spring. Now that I am the proud owner of a Sunline, it seems that these were meant for the trailer before there was a trailer.

So, our first trip possed a problem. No 2 trees close enough together to use these.

I have some idea how to make a base for this but thought I would ask here if anyone has solved this already.

I am thinking of welding a piece of 2" tubing(hitch) to the I beam and run a 1 3/4" piece of tubing (a receiver) parallel to the bumber just between the rear wheel and the awning arm. With a bolt going vertically thru both tubes, I could adjust a few degrees.

Anyone have other ideas or solutions, I am all ears.

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Old 04-09-2010, 11:05 AM   #2
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We keep an extra long piece of rope in the trailer so that when there are 2 trees available we can hang it almost no matter how far apart. I have seen people with a regular hammock stand on their site. I assume they just take it apart for travel.
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I've seen some hammock stands that fold up and go into a bag similar to a normal folding camp chair. We have one...

It isn't as sturdy as a normal hammock (or should I say the hammock part), though the stand is heavy duty metal. It wasn't too expensive, I think we got it at K-mart on sale. In the bag, it all weighs probably as much as three or four folding chairs, but it is nice because it won't easily tip (though I have purposely tried to tip it some and it will never go over, just one part will come off the ground some).

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Old 05-05-2010, 12:48 PM   #4
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We were talking about this because we too carry a hammock with us, but so many times we're camped out in the desert with nothing to hook it to.

I was thinking it would be easy enough to attach one end to our bike rack on the front of the camper, and pull the truck forward about 15' and attach the other end to the upper section on the back of the truck.

Since not all trucks are this way, I was brain storming one night and thought it would be pretty easy to make a piece of pipe that could slide into the back of the trucks reciever and extend up into the air.

You could have another section of pipe that could slide into something either on the front, or the back of the camper depending on how you're parked.

Obvisously this would have to be custom fabricated, but that's all the fun of it. We too carry a bunch of rope with us, because not all camp sites look like this

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I was thinking it would be easy enough to attach one end to our bike rack on the front of the camper, and pull the truck forward about 15' and attach the other end to the upper section on the back of the truck.
Hummm.....I was wondering: Just how high will Cindy fly, when Pat forgets the hammock is hooked up????
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I'll have to give that a try Mack...LOL
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Since not all trucks are this way, I was brain storming one night and thought it would be pretty easy to make a piece of pipe that could slide into the back of the trucks reciever and extend up into the air.
Pat:

I have one of these Extend-a-Truck II's and it works great. I have used it in both directions, i.e. I have used it upright to haul a 16' Mad River Explorer Canoe and an extension ladder, and have used it as a bed extender to haul boxes of vinyl siding and lumber in my shortbed pickup. It would make a great attachment point for the "Cindy Launcher"


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Extend-a-Truck II: Boat Trailers and Carts at L.L.Bean

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