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Old 07-08-2010, 09:18 AM   #1
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where do you go to get some sleep?
we plan on a pop-up, but for now figured the back of an SUV would do. but it seems most comps don't allow cars to stay on-site.
a tent would be first thought, but, even on asphalt?
a motel would be prohibitive for a number of reasons.
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Old 07-08-2010, 09:21 AM   #2
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zero gravity chair under your tent.makes for a pretty good sleep
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Old 07-08-2010, 09:24 AM   #3
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What he said ^^^
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Old 07-08-2010, 09:28 AM   #4
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A tarp and a sleeping bag rolled out under the EZ UP. Best part about no RV? Doesn't take 4 hours to get out of the parking lot at load out time.
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Old 07-08-2010, 09:37 AM   #5
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Our neighbor just got one of these. kind of spendy but seems to be very sturdy.
http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/te...146&hasJS=true
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Old 07-08-2010, 09:38 AM   #6
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I use a cot and a sleeping bag placed under one of our canopies. I'm not a back sleeper so using a zero gravity chair isn't a comfortable way for me to sleep.
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Old 07-08-2010, 09:38 AM   #7
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I have a Zzzzzzero gravity chair and an oversiZzzzzzzed cot, Which I use depends on how hot it is.
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Old 07-08-2010, 09:44 AM   #8
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Sleep at a competiton? What's that?
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Old 07-08-2010, 09:46 AM   #9
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When I have been told that my truck can not be in the cooking area, I tell them that it is MY camper. It is where I sleep and keep all of my stuff. At contests where you do not have access to come and go I just make sure that it is in my spot just like everyone else with a camper. Usually when you put it to them like that they seem to take it a little better.

I once had an organizer tell me that having my vehicle in the cooking area was a fire hazard due to it having a gas tank. Well I said that was fine as long as everone with a motor home moved theirs out of their spots as well. He saw it my way. I personally do not understand why I should be punished because I dont have a big camper or motorhome????

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Old 07-08-2010, 09:49 AM   #10
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Under the canopy in a chair or in the back of the U-Haul with a back of pellets as a pillow
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Old 07-08-2010, 09:55 AM   #11
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Blow up mattress also works great or a beach chair (reclining kind).
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Old 07-08-2010, 09:59 AM   #12
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I use a cot and a sleeping bag placed under one of our canopies. I'm not a back sleeper so using a zero gravity chair isn't a comfortable way for me to sleep.
I do the same. Although we do have a cargo trailer. I can't sleep sitting in a chair. So I get the cot and Vlad gets his chair (we bring Muskoka chairs) and the kids if they come get their tent.
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Old 07-08-2010, 10:51 AM   #13
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Blow up mattress also works great or a beach chair (reclining kind).
Yup.

An air mattress under the EZ-up will function pretty much like a tent if you have side walls.

I've also slept in the car. Just be sure to get one of those horseshoe shaped traveling neck pillows.

Lastly...don't laugh but I also bring a sleep/eye mask. Inevitibly somebody will have blinking lights or they'll set up a street lamp right next to your spot.
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Old 07-08-2010, 10:55 AM   #14
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I have a similar cot from Cabelas and sleep under my canopy. It has worked really well. Lights out at 11, check my smoker at 2, and up at 6. The only problem I have had was people not observing quiet time. The canopy doesn't do much for noise. One idea I have been toying with is airconditioning one of my canopies. I was thinking a portable or window unit rigged with the sides down, might make for a nice environment in the heat- kind of a poor mans RV.
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Old 07-08-2010, 10:59 AM   #15
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We use a portable ac unit. Our e-z up was a cool 69 degrees in lawrenceburg. When I tried to go back to sleep after starting a fire I wished I had brought a quilt. We also use the zero gravity chairs 50 bucks at wally world
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