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Anyone tried a hammock in a van?
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The title is the question.

Has anyone tried a hammock for sleeping in a van or other mobile dwelling?  My thoughts would me something robust that I could also use for backcountry camping rather than a $9.99 Walmart special, but anyone's experiences would be appreciated.

Looking at the dimensions for a Transit HR LB, there would be a little more than 13' corner to corner.  This seems like it would be just enough for a proper hang, for a person that's at least 6'2" like myself.

The advantage might be that it can be stowed out of the way when not in use, but on the other hand the space under a bed is typically used for storage rather than wasted.  Another big one is that it would easy to adjust, and even self-adjusting side-to-side when parked on an incline.  This is just another one of my musings in considering the layout and design that could work for me.
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Short answer, yes. There have been a couple of threads on here a few years ago about this.
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(12-30-2017, 05:00 PM)shadowmoss Wrote: Short answer, yes.  There have been a couple of threads on here a few years ago about this.

I'd love to have them pointed out because my search for "hammock" didn't yield anything obvious.
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Bob had a blog a while back about a lady that used a hammock.  She just tied a knot in the end and shut a door on it.

Read here: http://www.cheaprvliving.com/conversion-...onversion/
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http://www.cheaprvliving.com/forums/show...?tid=22737

I do. Hang all the time when traveling.
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Fine if you're mostly leaving the interior open, they do require a lot of space and with a full buildout preventing interference would be tricky
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I tried a Trek Light double hammock (10' long) and found it pretty comfortable and good for my back. However, I'm an older guy and I found that pissing into a jug 3 times a night was a real hassle.
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(12-30-2017, 06:49 PM)slow2day Wrote: However, I'm an older guy  and I found that pissing into a jug 3 times a night was a real hassle.

How so?  Just in terms of having to extricate yourself (safely) from the cocoon-like confines of the hammock, then get yourself nestled back into it?  I can see how this would be more difficult than just throwing back the covers on a more traditional mattress.
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(12-30-2017, 06:09 PM)John61CT Wrote: Fine if you're mostly leaving the interior open,  they do require a lot of space and with a full buildout preventing interference  would be tricky

Seems like a valid point.  I'm thinking it might enable me to build out an interior slower than would be needed with a traditional bed.  If I could figure out a design that keeps fixed items to opposite corners it might work.
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#10
Try Hammock Forums: https://hammockforums.net/forum/content.php

A lot of these people hang everywhere imaginable, in everything imaginable.
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