A Volkswagen microbus tent, for camping or just hanging out


#1

Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2016/11/30/a-volkswagen-microbus-tent-fo.html


#2

Toot toot! Magic Schoolbus!


#3

Of course you say tent, I say bouncy castle…


#4

That is for fooling overhead reconnaissance flights in the run-up to the hippie invasion of Utah. Hundreds of these damn things massed along the border in Arizona, when they’re really coming in from Wyoming.


#5

37 pounds. Hmmm. Still probably worth while hauling it up trail to some remote mountain lake just to freak out the other backpackers.


#6

In addition to getting the dimensions of the original microbus right with this tent, the manufacturer came very close to matching the actual van’s 0-60 time as well. Commendable attention to detail.


#7

And if you don’t want to sleep on the ground, there is this…


#8


#9

Also useful as a decoy, much like the Inflatable Batmobile used to thwart False Face in the Batman '66 episode “Holy Rat Race!”


#10

Perhaps I’m misunderstanding “T1” in this context, but isn’t the microbus a Type 2?

Imperfect recall says Bug=1, Bus=2, Squareback/Fastback=3, and some abomination was the Type 4.


#11

Type and T are not interchangeable.

Type T2 T1 is the 1950s-early 1960s V1 Microbus

T2, late 60s -79 Microbus

T3, aka T25 80-91 Vanagon


#12

I was confident that you, of all people, would not stumble over something like that! Thanks for the education in the finer points of T and Type.


#13

For a 4 person, 2 room tent you can stand up in, that’s not too bad.


#14

Type 40 -


#15

Taptaptaptap
(insert missy)


#16

True, but for backpacking…it’s a bit of overkill.


#17

Swanky - I might use this for camping in urban parking spaces, it’s much cheaper than a hotel.


#18

If you turn the steering a little bit engine performance improves out of sight.


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#20

Ha! When I saw the photo I thought it was a car cover for a VW van.