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Old 03-25-2008, 08:57 AM   #1
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Hack foldout camper

With recent talk about tenting with a hack, I thought I would bring out this idea stage I have in my mind.


I've been thinking of replacing the tub with a box long enough for sleeping length.
The bottom would be flat back to the rear mounts. Back beyond the mounts the box would extend underneath by about 6" producing an area for water and gas cans.

This box would be tall enough to reach the height of the hack fender rack so a platform could extend over the tire. A hinged platform extension would increase the size of the platform by 2x, providing a place for a custom canvas tent(baker?) to be mounted.

I'm thinking the camper could still carry a passenger with the center boards of the platform removed and stored on the floor.

This is about as far I have gotten with the idea of a long term camper for two exploring the desert areas.

Anybody else have desires like this? Discuss?


This is the only other ref I could find on a camper




http://www.geocities.com/moturist/camper.html

another one



another concept
http://moto.kiev.ua/issue/travel/94132041207
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Old 03-25-2008, 10:04 AM   #2
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The only problem, is that the bike is stuck there if you want to go ride. You have to break camp!!!! I am too lazy !!!! I want my cake and get to eat it too!!! Easier to pull a trailer/camper!!!
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Old 03-25-2008, 10:09 AM   #3
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Bring plenty of horsepower and hope you don't hit any wind.
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Old 03-25-2008, 10:42 AM   #4
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Bring plenty of horsepower and hope you don't hit any wind.
I'm sure those issues will be come to be factors. Hopefully the frontal area won't be much greater than it is already with the tub. It just won't be as aerodynamic. With added length I think the wind would be more problem. I can think of 2 options to lessen drag problems. Putting a cone to help move air around the front or using expanded metal panels to allow air to move through easier. I haven't even worked out what the weight might end up being.
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Old 03-26-2008, 01:43 AM   #5
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One of the ADVers down under (South Australia from memory) built this sidecar camper and it looks to be brilliantly done.

I don't know that many details but I'll look for his name and get some info.



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Old 03-26-2008, 01:48 AM   #6
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G'day

Thanks Touring Dave. I was trying to figure out how to put the link up to my sidecar but I have no idea how to do it. Struth I wish my 2 year old would turn 5 so she can show me how to use a computer.

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Old 03-25-2008, 10:24 AM   #7
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Not a problem for me and hopefully it will be self contained enough to make setup easy. Since this is more of a long term camping thought, the riding when ever is not so much a problem as my butt will be sore and I will enjoy walking taking pictures being off the bike. You are free to pull a camper in the desert however, so please let us know how that works out. I haven't seen any pictures or accounts.

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The only problem, is that the bike is stuck there if you want to go ride. You have to break camp!!!! I am too lazy !!!! I want my cake and get to eat it too!!! Easier to pull a trailer/camper!!!
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Old 04-05-2008, 10:50 AM   #8
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Trailer for sale now on Sandy Eggo Craigslist

http://sandiego.craigslist.org/nsd/mcy/629305223.html

1985 CAMP POPUP motorcycle camping trailer that can towed by a motorcyle, thats what it was originally made for, has regular trailer title and a 5 year tag. The canvas and the frame are all in really good condition. Tires are also good, the fiberglass body could use a paint job. The canvas is in Scottish plaid. Sleeps 2 to 4. EASY UP & DOWN. MUST SEE! Approx weight 250 lbs. Approx tongue weight ranges between 15 - 20 lbs. Tracked well with motorcyle, car, truck, whatever!

$750.00 OBO Very motivated!



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Old 07-28-2008, 01:38 PM   #9
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camper

I am sourcing a hitch for my Ural Gear Up so I can tow my Westson Roadster tent camper, very similar to what you have pictured.

Have taken it all over eastern north america, from James Bay to the maritime and down east coast, including Meat Cove, Nova Scotia memorable for the views of the ocean and the road to it!

I used to pull it with a K100, weight was no problem and swivel coupling made it safe.

Ten years old and still in great shape, actually used it last night to have a "camp out" night with my 3 year old grandson in the front yard (Mommy isn't ready to completely let go, maybe next year), I had forgotten how comfortable and roomy it is.l

With Ural it should be good for +90 kph.

My suggestion is find a used motorcycle pop up camper and tow.
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Old 07-29-2008, 05:42 AM   #10
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Gene at Holopaw Corvette/Ural in Florida has trailer hitches for GearUPs.


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Old 07-29-2008, 01:39 PM   #11
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Thanks Bob, I called him today and ordered.

I appreciate your help.

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Gene at Holopaw Corvette/Ural in Florida has trailer hitches for GearUPs.


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Old 08-17-2008, 04:54 AM   #12
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Mate of mine made this sleeper body for his Valk outfit



I'll post some interior pics when I get them.
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Old 08-18-2008, 11:03 AM   #13
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I can only see those imbedded...can you send me those?
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