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Thread: Casual Turtle Campers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Funrover View Post
    Looks nice. Not something for me. However I am still intrigued. Never seen one.
    I feel the same way! Although I wouldn't want one, I can definitely appreciate the style and lines of them! Thanks for the link.
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    Peter has added a couple more offerings to his line up.

    http://casualturtlecampers.com/

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    Western cedar is a very lightweight wood that weathers very slowly. It just looks heavy.
    I used cedar fence planks with stainless steel hardware for my stake sides on little Bradley55. You can lift the sides out with one hand (if you lift in the center).

    As far as the C.T. wooden camper goes, it's not my cup of dish. I like the 'artsy' nature of the concept, but without well thought out interior support accoutrements of a full-featured camper, it's a non-starter for me. This is one case where it looks like function follows form. During our upcoming trip around the U.S. i cannot imagine spending 120 nights in this. Is there enough headroom for a 6'4" man to stand upright?
    If they are selling these, there must be a market for them. It does have that organic look and maybe the Burning Man crowd will like it.
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    quote: As far as the C.T. wooden camper goes, it's not my cup of dish. " .

    mine neither, not my bottle of tea.
    in the 70's i was a child and the relics of a bygone era were being dragged out of retirement and the back-to-the- earthers; hippies fleeing post kesey sanfrancisco would cobble together some form of cedar wood structure on the bones of an old farm truck/ school bus and head out for the cheap living in the woods of oregon. it was always a bit seedy, unkempt, and a-kilter. i never got over that and the loathing my father had for that ilk to this day causes an instinctive recoil from these little beauties. when there is little basis for such, logically speaking.

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    they're out of business if that's any consolation

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