How About a Camper Built out of Duct Tape?

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How About a Camper Built out of Duct Tape?

Postby campadk » Wed Sep 03, 2008 10:25 am

Cheap and easy.. ok not so waterproof...

http://www.ducttapecamper.com

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Postby starleen2 » Wed Sep 03, 2008 10:51 am

and yet another silly idea for duct tape. however it should be too hard to stick things to the wall! :lol:
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Postby tonyj » Wed Sep 03, 2008 11:33 am

:? :? :?

Seems like a lot of effort when you know that people are walking away after looking at it and just shaking their heads and asking "Why?"

Has anyone thought to try to build a trailer out of ice cubes? :thinking:
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Postby Arne » Wed Sep 03, 2008 12:07 pm

how unusual, I'm at a loss for anything to say... well, anything good to say.

oh, I thought of something.... it was a family project.... that's about it.

or, they could have put the time and money and effort in to buidling a trailer the family could really go camping in.. more than once. that tape is full sun would be good for about 2 weeks.
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Postby Nut » Wed Sep 03, 2008 12:20 pm

I think that's pretty cool for the kids. I know some that would love that thing. To them it would not only be a camper, but a fort, a cave and probably a lot of other things only kids can come with. It would also be a great learning experience, and a funny story to tell for the rest of their lives.
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Re: How About a Camper Built out of Duct Tape?

Postby Sparksalot » Wed Sep 03, 2008 12:22 pm

campadk wrote:Cheap and easy.. ok not so waterproof...

http://www.ducttapecamper.com

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Postby Beachbuggy » Wed Sep 03, 2008 1:09 pm

I thought it was pretty cool, maybe a good Boy Scout / Girl Scout project :) :campfire:
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Postby Mary K » Wed Sep 03, 2008 1:34 pm

If I did that, I'd roll over in the night and get my hair stuck on the tape.:D

I do have a vague memory from childhood of waking up in the middle of the night with Mom and Dad over me cutting gum out of my hair. :oops:


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Postby campadk » Wed Sep 03, 2008 2:18 pm

If you watch the video of them wrapping around the sides, and close your eyes... you'd swear they are farting up a storm!
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Postby stbuch » Wed Sep 03, 2008 5:29 pm

And I thought I used duct tape for everything! :lol:
Good grief, isn�t it the weekend yet?
Maybe if I sleep in the camper the week
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Postby caseydog » Wed Sep 03, 2008 6:32 pm

The PVC frame has some potential as a frame for a soft-side camper, but the duct-tape covering is, quite possibly, the dumbest thing I have ever heard of. :thinking:

Six months from now, that camper will be a torn, tattered and disintegrating pile of trash. Why not make it out of chocolate? That, at least, would be interesting -- and people wouldn't wonder if you are stupid enough to think it will last. Plus, you could invite a bunch of people over to eat the thing when it's done.

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Postby dcbrewmeister » Thu Sep 04, 2008 8:19 am

Just when you think you've seen the stupidest thing ever, someone trumps it.

As far as the pvc frame for a soft sided... I don't think, IMO, pvc is rigid enough. think what it gets like when it warms up in the sun.

Aluminum would be a better long term solution.

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Postby Geron » Thu Sep 04, 2008 10:39 am

I'm withe the dog who has a doubtful - very doubtful look

And am convinced the sign on the test run says it alll.

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Postby caseydog » Thu Sep 04, 2008 11:37 am

I hate to discourage people from trying new things, but a duct-tape camper should not have gotten past the "thinking about it" stage.

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Postby oklahomajewel » Thu Sep 04, 2008 2:02 pm

I never saw it myself, but my best friend Susan's little (33 yr old) brother had a friend who fixed something on the dash of his old, old junky car ... using duct tape....

then someother crack on the dash got covered with duct tape....
then something else needed a fix, so more duct tape...

she said it then ended up having the whole dash and I think a seat and/or something else completely covered in duct tape. I seem to think the duct tape starting growing to the exterior, but I don't know that the heat and moisture would be good for it.

So maybe when my teardrop starts to fall apart, I could just start covering it with ......
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