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Do you Camp in Kombi's?

Discussion in 'NSW' started by hdj80, Jan 9, 2017.

  1. hdj80

    hdj80 Member

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    What do you guy's call camping in Kombi's

    Is it Car camping, Caravanning, RV camping?

    We went camping (or whatever it is called in or Syncro last weekend) and during a beer a thought popped into my head. "had my wife and I become caravaners without even relising it had happened"?
     
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  2. betsy

    betsy Well-Known Member

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    when you have too many drinks at the pub...so you decide to just sleep it off in the car park ....is that camping?
     
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  3. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    Its camping.

    Caravanners are a strange mob ;)
     
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  4. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    Depends if you wear one of those glasses chain/cord things to hold your reading glasses

    If you do - its caravaning

    If you dont - its camping
     
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  5. Chidori

    Chidori Active Member

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    Caravanning = sleeping in a caravan
    Camping = sleeping in a camper
    Tenting = sleeping in a tent
    :)
     
  6. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    RV.
    Hiding in a luxury box away from the outdoors which you have just driven to.
     
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  7. Airfireman

    Airfireman Active Member

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    We tow a teardrop camper but we sleep in the Kombi (the teenager sleeps in the teardrop)

    So does that make us Caracampers???

    !!!!!

    Tim
     
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  8. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    Soft :)
     
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  9. Squalo

    Squalo Active Member

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    Pretty much the exact purpose of mine when I was 18 :)

    I didn't actually 'camp' in it for the first few years I owned it!
     
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  10. wombatventures

    wombatventures Well-Known Member

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    A few years ago I had a Hiace high top van, ex rental. The bed was so short we called it Cramping!
    o_O
     
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  11. Peteteb

    Peteteb New Member

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    We call it glamping!
     
  12. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It’s living life to the fullest !
    There is NOTHING like getting away in a well setup kombi for calming the senses....
    Spent numerous trips at secluded beaches, alongside wild streams and rivers and in the most pristine wilderness areas of Australia...you just cannot get the same experience any other way....
    To plaegerise a well known athletic brand,
    Just do it !
    Cheers,
    Mark
     
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  13. Jurgen Grossmutter

    Jurgen Grossmutter Active Member

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    I'm now converting my 90 T3 Transporter into a Camper and converting a braked single 8x5 into a mobile trim shop. It won't be ready for another 6 weeks or so.

    My aim is to do trimming for ppl on car sites like this, Aussieveedubbers, Aussie Frogs, etc up n down East Coast.
     
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  14. Weekender

    Weekender Well-Known Member

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    I say: " I'm going away for the weekend"
    Then I get asked: "Oh... are you staying in the kombi?"

    So I "stay" in my kombi!
     
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  15. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    My wife likes to camp under the stars.................. 5 stars.

    So we travel in the Kombi to the venue, where possible. ;)
     
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  16. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Kombi is camping & will get you to the most amazing places & if you take an awning/annex it'll be glamping & if you take one of those micro LPG hot water systems it's a Winnebago just smaller;)!
    Cheers
     
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  17. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Hair dryer do that every time;).
    Nice post about Kombi camping:D.
    Cheers
     
  18. Kombi Dad

    Kombi Dad Well-Known Member

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    Yes. As many know from the threads I have posted I have camped all over Australia in either the `82 Camper, the `89 Syncro and the `63 SC. Yes I did take the SC on a road trip and camped in a tent beside the vehicle.

    Ian
     
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  19. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Not sure on the tenting - used to go camping and slept in a tent ..... scout camp but sleep in a tent :eek:
     
  20. chris taylor

    chris taylor Well-Known Member

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    New word ...Kombing =definition = going away and sleeping in a Kombi,
    or ,,,,i think i will go away kombing this weekend,,,,
    or when asked ,are you camping , answer, no im kombing,
    or ,im going away Kombing at the bus stop in 2018.o_O
    :eek:

    This word will save you having to explain to all ,,,im am going away in the kombi this weekend and i will be sleeeping in it . :) Not caravaning ,not camping ,its Kombing.
     
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