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    What he didnt say is that he was backing up that rock, not coming down.
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    Technology is not a panacea. It alone will not move your art forward. Only through developing your own aesthetic - free from the tools that create it - can you find new dimension to your work.

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    My 12x20 Lotus goes in this Samsonite that I put an axle on and wheels from Harbor Freight. The tires hold 40 lbs. of air and this thing is a breeze to pull anywhere....and 4 holders will go in the front zippered area......TW



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    TW your Lotus looks pretty snug in there. Nice idea.

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    The thing that carries the thing I carry my camera gear in is a 2002 EuroVan Weekender (pop-top with an upper bed, but no built-ins other than a table). Photo-camping made easy!
    At least with LF landscape, a bad day of photography can still be a good day of exercise.

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    Yea that's what I need Vaughn, a EuroVan, what kind of mpg do they generally get? I rented a Nissan Altima and it got 30+ mpg but sleeping in the back seat sucked big time. I just couldn't straighten my legs out. I had back seat backs that folded down but left a hump so using the trunk for stretching legs into was out. Looks like I'm going to have my Dodge Ram gone over. I got stuck in Crescent City a couple of years ago and now that transmission is slipping again. The engine needs some work to improve the mpg, then I can pull the light weight camper trailer I have just paid off.

    With that combination I can store my camera gear easily and do some sit down work. The EuroVan would be excellent though.
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    Curt...I had a VW Eurovan Camper in 2000. Wished I still had it. It went to Big Bend several times and I got 20 mpg doing 60-65 mph. The pop up top with the bed was good for me but really cramped for 2 but the storage in the back was great and overall it was a great photo rig with a large camera and all the gear. Check the prices for one now on Ebay and get sick to your stomach. They are out of sight..................TW

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    I just did an hour ago and wow, so many people what one these days, the car companies should make a newer model that gets 30 or 40 and is self contained like the EuroVan. An undated model and not a full blown RV. There are places that it can go that a tractor trailer can't.
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    Yeah, 30 MPG would be nice -- 20 MPG is the best I can get -- and it likes the medium grade. Much more robust than the standard minivan...much better clearance. traveling alone, I take the bed out of the top so I can stand up with the top popped. More power than it really needs (say the old air-cooled VW bug and van driver).

    Me and my 3 boys hit the road in it often. The rear-facing seat behind the front passenger seat has been removed for more floor space. Two boys sleep up top, me and another boy down below.

    Had a visit from Jim Fitzgerald a week ago. We went out photographing for the day. So into the Eurovan went me with my 8x10, and Jim with his 8x10, 11x14 and 8x20 (each with a dedicated tripod). No space problems -- we could have easily fit in the 14x17 he is presently building, too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn View Post
    Yeah, 30 MPG would be nice -- 20 MPG is the best I can get -- and it likes the medium grade. Much more robust than the standard minivan...much better clearance. traveling alone, I take the bed out of the top so I can stand up with the top popped. More power than it really needs (say the old air-cooled VW bug and van driver).

    Me and my 3 boys hit the road in it often. The rear-facing seat behind the front passenger seat has been removed for more floor space. Two boys sleep up top, me and another boy down below.

    Had a visit from Jim Fitzgerald a week ago. We went out photographing for the day. So into the Eurovan went me with my 8x10, and Jim with his 8x10, 11x14 and 8x20 (each with a dedicated tripod). No space problems -- we could have easily fit in the 14x17 he is presently building, too!

    Oil changes are a PITA

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    I must say that it was really easy working out of Vaughn's van. Yes I wish I would of had the 14x17 with me. So much to photograph right by the road. Especially on the road in Jedidiah Smith. I did not want to come back. As it was got back well after dark. Working out of my Tundra with three systems was okay but it was much easier in Vaughn's van.

    BTW, I just got back from Zion and I took the 8x10 and 8x20 on this trip. My 8x20 fits perfect in my MEI backpack that I use for my 11x14. It is an old pack and Vaughn has one and I love mine. I'm not a big guy and the pack for the 8x20, REI Mars 85 is too big for my torso so I tried the MEI pack and to my surprise it worked great. Hiked all over Zion with it.

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    I have looked into an alternative and might get a Chevy cargo van then drive down to Austin to Sportsmobile and have them put their pop-up roof on it in place of the factory roof. It pushes up and you can stand up in the van and there is a bed up there when it's up. The trade-off is of course the worst gas mileage on the planet. I have the "blueprints" done for the inside. Queen sized bed frame that is removable and about 2 feet off the floor so all gear could be stored under the bed. Air conditioner in one of the back doors that is permanently mounted in a spare cargo door and I could swap them out when not needed by just removing the pins. Or I could forget the whole van thing and just buy $30,000 worth of film? Decisions, decisions.....................TW

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