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    Default Campin where you Park!

    I'm curious as to what everybody uses for campin, where they perfer to go, and if ya'll have any interesting stories about the trips!

    Startin off I picked up a Sportz III tent for my Silverado a few years back, and haven't been happier! My new Sierra has inherited the same tent and air mattress (thankfully they both fit the new truck), with no problems! The only small issue I've run across is that some spots aren't as level as I'd like for the vehicle, which makes for interesting sleeping conditions at night! Aside from having look a little longer for a spot, this set up is awsome! Gotta love sleepin on an air mattress 3 feet off the ground (no uninvited guests...i.e. varmint!)

    I have some pictures of the set up in my gallery, but I'll add some here later!

    2010 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE Extended Cab Z71 4X4 5.3L Flex Fuel
    MagnaFlow single in duel out system
    Volant CAI & Ram Air Scoop with Power Core Filter
    Rhino Tuff Grip Spray in Bed liner
    Undercover Classic Tonneau
    Trail FX Bug "deflector"
    AVS Window Deflectors
    Black Powder Coated Nerf Bars
    RECON L.E.D. Interior, 3rd Cab light, Projector headlights, and Taillights
    ATX Crawl Wheels wrapped in BFGoodrich Rugged Terrain tires
    CalTrend Neoprene seat covers
    2" leveling kit from Max Trac
    Diablo Trinity with Diablew Tune

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    nice little setup you got there
    2008 TAHOE LT, volant powercore, superchips programmer

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    I just came back from a Camping trip in south NJ.. With my setup I have a 10 foot bed in my truck...



    08 Z71 Avalanche Mods to date: K&N CAI,Hellwig Swaybars and End Links, Corsa Sport Exhaust, Superchips Programer,IPCW LOF & 3rd brake light and tails, AMI Gas door,Show Hooks and Door locks, Enkei Wheels, with Pirelli tires, StreetScene Bowties, Grant Steering wheel,Muth signal mirrors,SSBC Big Brake kit,Huskyliner Mug gards,Floor mats and Hood shield, McGard Lug nuts and locks, Bedrug, Cervini's Ram Air hood,35watt HID Fog lights, Sylvania bulbs all around ZXE's Highs and Lows, WhiteNight Back up lights,Sirius and HD Radio, SnugTop sitting on deck now Got a Softopper on now,Tempress Boat Hatches.... New Bilstein shocks are on... New Mods coming soon..... X

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    Awsome setup Enkeiavalanche! I can't claim as large a bed though! I will say that the most recent trip to Mt. Diablo was actually pretty nerve racking as we kinda sorta didn't check before we left if the old tent and air mattress would fit the new truck. We we more worried about not gettin to the spot in time before sunset as they locked the park down. Thankfully the tent & mattress originally for an '06 Chevy Silverado fit the 2010 GMC Sierra! As a matter of fact, we had more room in the tent since the bed was a little deeper and longer. Was quite nice!

    2010 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE Extended Cab Z71 4X4 5.3L Flex Fuel
    MagnaFlow single in duel out system
    Volant CAI & Ram Air Scoop with Power Core Filter
    Rhino Tuff Grip Spray in Bed liner
    Undercover Classic Tonneau
    Trail FX Bug "deflector"
    AVS Window Deflectors
    Black Powder Coated Nerf Bars
    RECON L.E.D. Interior, 3rd Cab light, Projector headlights, and Taillights
    ATX Crawl Wheels wrapped in BFGoodrich Rugged Terrain tires
    CalTrend Neoprene seat covers
    2" leveling kit from Max Trac
    Diablo Trinity with Diablew Tune

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    Nice - N Cozy........Put up a screen room next to the truck to eat in and keep everything else and your all set....
    08 Z71 Avalanche Mods to date: K&N CAI,Hellwig Swaybars and End Links, Corsa Sport Exhaust, Superchips Programer,IPCW LOF & 3rd brake light and tails, AMI Gas door,Show Hooks and Door locks, Enkei Wheels, with Pirelli tires, StreetScene Bowties, Grant Steering wheel,Muth signal mirrors,SSBC Big Brake kit,Huskyliner Mug gards,Floor mats and Hood shield, McGard Lug nuts and locks, Bedrug, Cervini's Ram Air hood,35watt HID Fog lights, Sylvania bulbs all around ZXE's Highs and Lows, WhiteNight Back up lights,Sirius and HD Radio, SnugTop sitting on deck now Got a Softopper on now,Tempress Boat Hatches.... New Bilstein shocks are on... New Mods coming soon..... X

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    We've been very fortunate not to have a serious bug problem while we go out camping...except the one time we went out to Eastman Lake, CA. Didn't realize that the Army Corps of Engineers had drained most of it, and that the knats were breeding. Later at night they came out attracted to the lights and the fire, by the time we went to sleep, the knats were so thick it sounded like it was raining outside! Bad trip, lol!

    2010 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE Extended Cab Z71 4X4 5.3L Flex Fuel
    MagnaFlow single in duel out system
    Volant CAI & Ram Air Scoop with Power Core Filter
    Rhino Tuff Grip Spray in Bed liner
    Undercover Classic Tonneau
    Trail FX Bug "deflector"
    AVS Window Deflectors
    Black Powder Coated Nerf Bars
    RECON L.E.D. Interior, 3rd Cab light, Projector headlights, and Taillights
    ATX Crawl Wheels wrapped in BFGoodrich Rugged Terrain tires
    CalTrend Neoprene seat covers
    2" leveling kit from Max Trac
    Diablo Trinity with Diablew Tune

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    I can't wait to get out again, went to sandlake, oregon last weekend with the camper and quads, what a blast. Going to Tahuya in the olympics for memorial day. I have a Keystone Outback KRS23 camper with front garage for the toys, It's not exactly roughing it, but it's living ill tell ya that. I'll post some pictures one of these days, i'm at work right now and i cant access photobucket, lame, and my limit is exceeded for the site...damnit lol

    2009 silverado Crew Cab LTZ Z71 4X4
    6in FabTech suspension lift
    35x13R18 nitto terra grapplers
    6k and risin

    Previously owned vehicles-
    2007 silverado ext cab LT 4x4
    2001 silverado std cab 2wd
    1990 toyota pickup
    1989 Trans Am GTA
    1957 Chevy Pickup stepside

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    I hear ya! I have tons of pics from Campin, but not the space for em! Wouldn't worry bout "roughin it" anyways, anywhere away for yer "normal" neighbors and surroundings is good enough for me! Besides, I'll be lookin for a nice pop up trailer in a couple years too. Course I just don't like sleepin on the ground, and I have to have a place to send the brats when they irritate me, lol! Besides, with my current set up roughin it is parkin on an uneven spot. Waking up crunched up in the corner of the bed will put a damper on anybody's trip!

    2010 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE Extended Cab Z71 4X4 5.3L Flex Fuel
    MagnaFlow single in duel out system
    Volant CAI & Ram Air Scoop with Power Core Filter
    Rhino Tuff Grip Spray in Bed liner
    Undercover Classic Tonneau
    Trail FX Bug "deflector"
    AVS Window Deflectors
    Black Powder Coated Nerf Bars
    RECON L.E.D. Interior, 3rd Cab light, Projector headlights, and Taillights
    ATX Crawl Wheels wrapped in BFGoodrich Rugged Terrain tires
    CalTrend Neoprene seat covers
    2" leveling kit from Max Trac
    Diablo Trinity with Diablew Tune

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    I know what ya mean, it's nice to have a nice comfy bed, even if your camping and it's nice to be able to start up the genie and let the kids watch a movie and stay outta your hair lol. here's a couple pics of a couple weeks ago at the sandlake dunes in oregon, now that i'm home i can use photobucket lol.






    2009 silverado Crew Cab LTZ Z71 4X4
    6in FabTech suspension lift
    35x13R18 nitto terra grapplers
    6k and risin

    Previously owned vehicles-
    2007 silverado ext cab LT 4x4
    2001 silverado std cab 2wd
    1990 toyota pickup
    1989 Trans Am GTA
    1957 Chevy Pickup stepside

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drake_korthos View Post
    The only small issue I've run across is that some spots aren't as level as I'd like for the vehicle, which makes for interesting sleeping conditions at night!
    Throw in some extra lengths of 2"x6"'s next time so you can level the truck.
    I used to own a house a block away from the Walnut Creek Ca. gate to Mt Diablo back in the mid 80's, that was one of the coolest places I ever found to ride Mountain bikes.
    Lots of great camping spots in the park, my daughter and I used to jump our back fence and pitch a pup tent on the lower slopes we could walk to the house in 5 minutes, which was good because 6 year old girls dont really like the wilderness and usually want to go home about 1am in the morning.
    Brings back some memories.

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