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post #11 of 60 Old 09-06-2010, 11:54 PM
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I camp in my Brenderup - just got back from camping this weekend. I pull the center bar out, drag out the matts, wash out the trailer and let it dry. I put a little window unit in the groom door and use duct tape to secure a plastic garbage bag above it to seal the door. I have cots (don't like them to sleep on!) and then I put an air mattress down with blankets. It is more than cool in there (I live in Texas - it is HOT here!) and very comfortable.

I would like to par down what I take though because packing and unpacking it bites!

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post #12 of 60 Old 09-07-2010, 08:02 AM
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Hey QOS, where in S. Texas are you? I'm from a small town called Edna near Victoria? are you anywhere near there.

I live in N. Georgia now. Hubby and I ride here in the foothills of the smoky mtns. I have gotten spoiled... I think I need mountains to ride in. Not sure I could enjoy the flat land of S. Texas anymore.

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post #13 of 60 Old 09-07-2010, 11:26 PM
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We use all kinds of stuff depending on the season and where we are.

I frequently sleep in the GN of my trailer. If I brings my daughters, they usually set up a dome tent. I've got friends who just set up a cot out under the stairs. A cot gets you up off the ground and is easy to fold up and pack. In the colder weather we pack in a wall tent with a wood buring stove.

I've attened a Lot of CTR rides and witness people camping in anything imaginable. Swept out trailers, under the goosenecks, in tents, in back of Suburbans etc.
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post #14 of 60 Old 09-08-2010, 04:52 PM Thread Starter
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QOS I know it gets hot in texas it gets like 150 degrees here I live in central texas
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post #15 of 60 Old 09-11-2010, 03:26 AM
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I normally sleep in a tent by the horse paddocks. I used to not do that, but even since I had a horse almost colic I prefer to stay as close as possible. I bring a grill for cooking and just all the normal tack.

Pssh.I didn't pick up the wrong lead
It's called a counter canter...
...A very advanced maneuver.
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post #16 of 60 Old 09-16-2010, 10:19 AM
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hi, big jane and i are new to chat rooms but we have miles and miles of trails under our hooves. we camp alot with friends. we just take air mattresses (some of us arn't so young anymore). we have had as many as 10 people sleeping in a 30 ft. gooseneck. the more the merrier.
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post #17 of 60 Old 09-20-2010, 12:00 AM
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LOL is HOT in Texas - kinda like Mathew Brodderick said in Biloxi Blues "it is is AFRICA hot"! We live right on the border of Texas and Louisiana where it meets the Gulf of Mexico. We went camping again this past weekend up to Ebenezer park at Lake Sam Rayburn in Jasper. OMG Friday it was so hot I thought I was going to be like Little Black Sambo and melt into a puddle of butter.

Camped in the Brenderup again. It is more than cool with the AC running - the air mattress is comfortable. The biggest pain in the hinney is dragging the linens for the bed. What a PITA!!

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post #18 of 60 Old 09-20-2010, 07:52 AM
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Here in Oz......................

Hi Everyone - Greetings from Queensland, Australia!

It is kind of "Africa hot" in the Outback and northern parts of Queensland; we have a handy little item called a "swag". I'm not sure if you might have something similar in the States or not. The swag is a hangover from the early settler days in Australia and I wouldn't be without it.

Basically it looks like a bedroll. However, it consists of a foam layer (mattress) inside what is like a sleeping bag. Now, if it's hot you can lay on the top of the 'sleeping bag' and there is a small mesh canopy which is attached over the top - solves the mozzie problem.......not to mention snakes of which we have plenty! NOT GUARANTEED AGAINST CROCS THOUGH If it's raining there is a 'weather flap' which keeps out the rain, and if it's cold you crawl inside the sleeping bag part and there's room for extra blankets too. This all comes in one neat package and rolls up relatively small.

Married? (to someone OTHER than your horse !!) No problem, they come in doubles.

I l-o-o-o-v-e my swag.

Cheers for now!
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post #19 of 60 Old 09-21-2010, 12:04 AM
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I don't do 'ground' anymore and after freezing when it snowed, hubby bought me a LQ and I love it! Still use the gooseneck if larger trailers can't get in but I think twice about those rides!!!
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post #20 of 60 Old 09-21-2010, 10:07 AM
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I have slept on the ground, on cots, in trailers, under the stars and I now have a LQ trailer and I love it .............
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