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    Default Car camping site using Google Sketchup

    I downloaded all of the models into Google Sketchup and modified them for size to get an idea of how I'll be using my space and to make sure everything fit. I'm sure there will be modifications based on Sunrise, etc. Took an hour or so to get everything into the space and another hour or so editing colors and stuff. I was even able to import it into the Polo fields using Google Earth to see the views and how and when the Sunrise and Sunsets will affect it on the exact days of the festival.

    I'd be interested in seeing how others plan on using their space. This might give people some perspective on how much (or little) space they'll have with a car. I used a 4 door Toyota Camry but will be driving a 2 door Toyota Solara (sized to scale for accuracy).



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    This is very good to get an idea of how space can be used. Thanks.

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    I didn't know about google sketchup and will now waste the remainder of my evening.

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    I think this is less room then everyone pictured

    ok well %97 of us, me included.

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    The mismatch between the color and structure of the hair in your avatar and the color and structure of the hair on the figures in your Sketchup is disconcerting, TheClares.

    Also weird is that you have four chairs for 2 people.

    Also I think the cars have to be oriented outwards.

    Also this is awesome.
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    It depends on how you and the cars around you pull in. It can be done to maximize room. But other than that it looks about right from what I've seen at fests with car camping.

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    just think about all the people that will be camping with 2-4 (not 6!) campers. after this all adds up, there is going to be plenty of extra room for extra tents (I hope).

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    Quote Originally Posted by mountmccabe View Post
    The mismatch between the color and structure of the hair in your avatar and the color and structure of the hair on the figures in your Sketchup is disconcerting, TheClares.

    Also weird is that you have four chairs for 2 people.

    Also I think the cars have to be oriented outwards.

    Also this is awesome.
    I am hoping I'll be able to swing the car around that way, so my inverter can be hooked up to the battery and I can plug in things directly without an extension cord.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheClares View Post
    I am hoping I'll be able to swing the car around that way, so my inverter can be hooked up to the battery and I can plug in things directly without an extension cord.
    I'm sure you can do it however it works best for you as long as it fits in the camping space. It's not like your car will be leaving anytime during the weekend anyway.
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    The cars MUST face out. So they can get out quick if necessary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by M Sparks View Post
    The cars MUST face out. So they can get out quick if necessary.
    Sadly I suspect this will be the case. Looks like it from the way all the cars were parked at Phish. Now I need to test my inverter to see if it can handle the box fan on an extension cord.
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    this is just a clever ad for sketchup, isn't it?

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    Just wondering what the dimensions of your tent are in this sketch?

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    This post led me to google sketchup which is awesome! I'm staying in an RV spot so I created this sketch. Thanks for the sketchup lead.

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    Unless you have a car version of this then your sketchup's are quite off.


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    Quote Originally Posted by canexplain View Post
    having done bonnaroo the last 2 years, this is the perfect picture of how much space you will have... they will have the cars face out and you will camp behind your car.... you have plenty of space.. trust me.. unless you try to make it into some type of 7-10 person party then its gonna be rough.. but 1 big size tent and a car will fit perfectly...

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheClares View Post
    Sadly I suspect this will be the case. Looks like it from the way all the cars were parked at Phish. Now I need to test my inverter to see if it can handle the box fan on an extension cord.
    You could simply get 2 pieces of 110 Volt rated electrical wire and splice and extension from your car battery to the inverter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Changoloco View Post
    You could simply get 2 pieces of 110 Volt rated electrical wire and splice and extension from your car battery to the inverter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fredbull View Post
    Just wondering what the dimensions of your tent are in this sketch?
    Looks like roughly 9x9 and the canopy 10x12 ?
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    Would you like some Sketchup to go with your iFries?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fredbull View Post
    Just wondering what the dimensions of your tent are in this sketch?
    9x9 tent
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    Car is 15 feet long or so.
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    I am adding Coachella security into the next version. The real crime is the beers on the cooler are Budweiser.
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    I feel like this thread needs a bump... for the noobz
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    Oh man now I am going to be up all night messing with this thing....how have I never heard of this???

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    I went outside with some tape measure and made myself a 10x30 spot to see what it's like IRL. So the car* took up half the spot (the 2 feet on either side of the car aren't really usable except for walking and getting in and out of your car), so the remaining 10x15 feet could fit a couple 7x7 tents rather comfortably, or one huge tent. The best way to take advantage of all the space is to build some kind of shelter. I have to wonder about all these people hoping to cram ten people in one spot.

    *the car in question was actually a truck that was around 15 feet long, so a smaller car will obviously give more space.
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    I'm renting the smallest car they have that I can get the door closed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boourns View Post
    I went outside with some tape measure and made myself a 10x30 spot to see what it's like IRL. So the car* took up half the spot (the 2 feet on either side of the car aren't really usable except for walking and getting in and out of your car), so the remaining 10x15 feet could fit a couple 7x7 tents rather comfortably, or one huge tent. The best way to take advantage of all the space is to build some kind of shelter. I have to wonder about all these people hoping to cram ten people in one spot.

    *the car in question was actually a truck that was around 15 feet long, so a smaller car will obviously give more space.
    I did this exact same thing. I'm camping with 3 other people and I'm staying in my GMC Saffari. I'm also bringing a small t.v. table and a 10'x30' canopy with walls. I plan on covering the mini-van as well with the canopy. FUCK the heat. It damn near killed me last year.....ain't gonna happen this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zamorad View Post
    just think about all the people that will be camping with 2-4 (not 6!) campers. after this all adds up, there is going to be plenty of extra room for extra tents (I hope).
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