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Offline GoldenEagle258

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Camping in Jackson Hole
« on: June 28, 2012, 05:56:01 PM »
So i have owned my eagle for about 3 weeks now and am loving it! Ive been on a couple of camping excursions already but havent done any documenting until last night. I figured i would start this thread and continuously ad pics/ stories of the eagle in action. This is my second time sleeping in the wagon and for me @ 5'10" its a perfect fit.  I think im going to be sleeping in it alot this summer. Enjoy!

This shot comes from atop Shadow Mountain in the Gros Ventre range right outside of Jackson, WY. Across the valley is Grand Teton National Park with the Teton's Catherdral group in the background. "In addition to Grand Teton, near the northern end of the group, other major peaks found here include Mount Owen, Middle Teton, South Teton, Teewinot Mountain, Teepe Pillar, Cloudveil Dome, Nez Perce Peak and Buck Mountain, most of which are over 12,000 feet (3,700 m) above sea level and represent 8 of the 10 highest summits in the Teton Range." {*wiki}



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Re: Camping in Jackson Hole
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2012, 01:35:31 AM »
You should set your Eagle up like this:


Plywood floor all the way to the back of the front seats, with hinged legs that hold up the front.  I have a twin memory foam mattress on top of a piece of carpet.  It works great for sleeping in on trips, very comfortable.  I also have a custom tent:
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Re: Camping in Jackson Hole
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2012, 11:34:50 AM »
sick setup rollguy! ive been using some ply wood and a support (cooler) on top of the back seat bump. hinged legs would work alot better! ill be going camping again tonight, ill take a pic of my setup and share here.
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Offline GoldenEagle258

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Re: Camping in Jackson Hole
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2012, 11:37:02 AM »
here are some more shots from camping this week in the teton national forest.





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Re: Camping in Jackson Hole
« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2012, 10:51:50 PM »
Awesome Eagle bed you've got rigged there!!!
My Eagle is better than your Jeep.

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Re: Camping in Jackson Hole
« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2012, 10:55:31 PM »
Great pics man. Looks like you are having a good time!

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Re: Camping in Jackson Hole
« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2012, 01:47:19 PM »
OMG. I cannot believe I have never stumbled on this post before. I want a tent setup like that.
« Last Edit: November 07, 2013, 06:42:22 PM by drock87 »
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Re: Camping in Jackson Hole
« Reply #7 on: November 07, 2013, 06:43:35 PM »
You should set your Eagle up like this:

Hey Rollguy, how did you set up your "hatch tent"? I would love to do that, as now I set up my tent OUTSIDE the Eagle. This would be great :)
My list of my cars/toys (or toys at my disposal!)

2007 Lincoln Town Car
1985 AMC Eagle Sportwagon
Trek 4500 Mountain Bike
Kawasaki ZXI 900 jetski
Polaris SLTx jetski
1962 Cruisers Inc Mahagany Outboard

I like to to tell people my Eagle is like a Ferrari. It's quirky, tempermental, border-line exotic, and something you don't see everyday.  See? Makes perfect sense....

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Re: Camping in Jackson Hole
« Reply #8 on: November 08, 2013, 12:05:44 AM »
Since I have sold my Eagle wagon, I have no need for the tent anymore.  I think I will sell it here at auction, as I am sure many will be interested in it....Rich
1980 Eagle Turbodiesel Wagon (only 2 known to exist as of 2008)- 7-7-2011 Flight to it's new nest @ Rambler Ranch
1983 Eagle Wagon  Tan over Copper
1982 Eagle SX4 "ALTREGL"  (avatar photo)
1982 Eagle 4 Door Sedan  Copper over Satin Black
1985 Eagle Sport Wagon October 2007 ROTM (SOLD)
4 Biofuel powered Benzs ('98 E300, '82 300 CD, '82 300 TD (wagon), '80 240 D)
1983 GMC Van (6.2 Diesel)
1985 Mitsubishi pickup (2.3 Turbodiesel)

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Re: Camping in Jackson Hole
« Reply #9 on: November 08, 2013, 01:54:34 PM »
Since I have sold my Eagle wagon, I have no need for the tent anymore.  I think I will sell it here at auction, as I am sure many will be interested in it....Rich

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My list of my cars/toys (or toys at my disposal!)

2007 Lincoln Town Car
1985 AMC Eagle Sportwagon
Trek 4500 Mountain Bike
Kawasaki ZXI 900 jetski
Polaris SLTx jetski
1962 Cruisers Inc Mahagany Outboard

I like to to tell people my Eagle is like a Ferrari. It's quirky, tempermental, border-line exotic, and something you don't see everyday.  See? Makes perfect sense....

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Re: Camping in Jackson Hole
« Reply #10 on: November 20, 2013, 11:37:26 PM »
I saw this, and although I like the sportier sx4 and I really have always though if I was to get a wagon it would be a vista cruiser  or a country squire, (I just don't like seeing people saying they need to sell their sporty car for a wagon because they got kids... And I've never really liked wagons  :-[ ) I may just have to get a wagon too! There's quite a few for sale round these parts, and my family's big on camping.  I saw an eagle before withe some sort of truck bed camper built onto it! Nothing I liked but was interesting.