Vintage Sheepherders "Wagon" (Camp)

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Vintage Sheepherders "Wagon" (Camp)

Postby S. Heisley » Mon Jun 20, 2016 12:35 am

I thought you might enjoy these pictures.
I'm assuming that a Sheepherder's wagon is considered camping equipment; and, anyway, there is some vintage equipment inside, too.
Of course the mural on the outside is not vintage; but, it's nice.

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Re: Vintage Sheepherders Wagon

Postby KCStudly » Tue Jun 21, 2016 9:28 pm

Cool, thanks for sharing. :thumbsup:
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Re: Vintage Sheepherders Wagon

Postby slowcowboy » Tue Jun 21, 2016 10:36 pm

its a fancy one most have away smaller stove and about half that size and no painting on the outside. some of the latest still in use on the open range in the sheep ranches are now sporting solar panels. slow
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Re: Vintage Sheepherders Wagon

Postby S. Heisley » Wed Jun 22, 2016 6:47 pm

slowcowboy wrote:its a fancy one most have away smaller stove and about half that size and no painting on the outside. some of the latest still in use on the open range in the sheep ranches are now sporting solar panels. slow


Except for the mural, this one's a vintage model. The stove is an old fashioned wood-burner; and, during the summer, they probably cooked over an open fire, outside, as that wood-burner would have added heat to an already hot day. (But that stove would have been much appreciated in the winter!)

Having solar panels in the newer ones would be a very nice improvement!
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Re: Vintage Sheepherders Wagon

Postby Stacie Tamaki » Wed Jun 22, 2016 7:47 pm

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Re: Vintage Sheepherders Wagon

Postby tony.latham » Wed Jun 22, 2016 7:53 pm

I worked out of one of those for about a month back in the early '70s. We cooked over a Coleman stove if I recall.

You're a better man than I if you can back one of these.

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Re: Vintage Sheepherders Wagon

Postby slowcowboy » Sat Jun 25, 2016 5:40 pm

they are like backing a hay rack. they are on a wagen set up..........its like backing a semi up trailer you flat don't. slow
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Re: Vintage Sheepherders Wagon

Postby Redneck Teepee » Sat Jun 25, 2016 6:51 pm

Some are now buying or constructing those to use as "Guest" rooms on their property, not a permanent residence . I actually researched it a few years ago and by keeping it portable with no wheels, no permit was required, like storing an RV with an occasional overniter. :thumbsup: Long story short....a large investment with eventual maintenance. :thumbdown:
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Re: Vintage Sheepherders Wagon

Postby Wolffarmer » Sun Jul 03, 2016 9:50 am

Nice rig. But I must correct the terminology, it is just something that bugs me, do not mean to be mean. I grew up around sheep men, sheep outfits and all. Around here they are called sheep camps. Never a wagon in the name. And you will never get me to ever use "wagon" in the name. :)

That said. The best lamb chops I have ever had was off a wood stove in a sheep camp. And that camp had a canvas top. Some time after that they started putting solid tops on them. Now the only place you see a canvas topped sheep camp is on a family trophy camp parked in the yard with flat tires. And now on the working wagons you see solar panels.

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Re: Vintage Sheepherders Wagon

Postby tony.latham » Sun Jul 03, 2016 11:37 am

Around here they are called sheep camps.


You know Randy, I think your'e right (again). Here's my old (and late) dog, Nick keeping an eye out for bridge clearance. We towed that camp over for some friends and they actually use it for a guest bedroom once in a while. Again, you're a better man than me if you can back one.

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Re: Vintage Sheepherders Wagon

Postby KCStudly » Mon Jul 04, 2016 5:10 am

Neat picture, Tony. The thing that caught my eye was the Union Pacific flat bed car that had been converted into a bridge!
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Re: Vintage Sheepherders Wagon

Postby tony.latham » Mon Jul 04, 2016 8:33 am

KCStudly wrote:Neat picture, Tony. The thing that caught my eye was the Union Pacific flat bed car that had been converted into a bridge!


Those are rather commonly used for bridges here. Where they are trucked in from, I'm not sure since we don't have a nearby rail line. Their just narrow enough to keep you focused.

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Re: Vintage Sheepherders "Wagon" (Camp)

Postby rebapuck » Fri Oct 07, 2016 2:29 pm

Are the sheep camps hard to back because they have four wheels?
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Re: Vintage Sheepherders "Wagon" (Camp)

Postby tony.latham » Fri Oct 07, 2016 6:06 pm

rebapuck wrote:Are the sheep camps hard to back because they have four wheels?


The front wheels track like the front of your car.

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