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Old 02-07-2011, 03:03 PM   #1696
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Camping in a hack...

...this was for one night, but could've just as easily been for a week. All the room in the sidecar just makes it too damn easy

En route to camp:


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Campsite on the Alabama River:


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Old 02-07-2011, 06:53 PM   #1697
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Hey GSBS, I see two tents inthe pic of campsite, does you dog snore that bad?
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Old 02-07-2011, 07:22 PM   #1698
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...this was for one night, but could've just as easily been for a week. All the room in the sidecar just makes it too damn easy

En route to camp:


Bailey:


Campsite on the Alabama River:


Campfire surfin':


Campfire canine:

What make model is the tan colored tent? Saw one a few years ago at a rally and want one.

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Old 02-07-2011, 08:59 PM   #1699
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What make model is the tan colored tent? Saw one a few years ago at a rally and want one.

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thats an MSR Velo, long discontinued. Very expensive, even used. But totally awesome. The vestibule is just about, if not bigger (depending on the year of the tent) than the tent itself. Two people can sit in there on Kermit chairs with panniers or a table in between and be out of the weather.

A little big and heavy compared to to a lightweight tent but considering it's a bike thats carrying it who cares.
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Old 02-07-2011, 10:33 PM   #1700
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Hey GSBS, I see two tents inthe pic of campsite, does you dog snore that bad?
Another (human) buddy was along. This was a first test run for Bailey camping. She did very well indeed! Only heard one sound from her... after setting up I started to the hack to get a load of wood for the fire and she cried a little bit. Guess she was scar't I was going to leave her.
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Old 02-07-2011, 10:37 PM   #1701
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Can't beat the Velo, IMO

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What make model is the tan colored tent? Saw one a few years ago at a rally and want one.

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Yep... been using this one hard for over 4 years now. Nary a problem or a leak. I average camping about 3 nights a month year-round.

I stuff mine into a compression bag and pack stakes and poles separately. Tent and fly are around 8 pounds and compress to about the size of a volleyball.

And yes, these have been discontinued a couple of years now.
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Old 02-08-2011, 07:39 AM   #1702
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4000 mile 12 day trip to The Smokey Mountains 2 years ago..heading there again in a few months...might pack lighter!!
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Old 02-08-2011, 08:01 AM   #1703
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4000 mile 12 day trip to The Smokey Mountains 2 years ago..heading there again in a few months...might pack lighter!!
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Get yourself some good straps and you can probably save about 5 pounds worth of bungee cords.
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Old 02-08-2011, 09:56 AM   #1704
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Get yourself some good straps and you can probably save about 5 pounds worth of bungee cords.[/QUOTE]
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Old 02-08-2011, 01:38 PM   #1705
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Get yourself some good straps and you can probably save about 5 pounds worth of bungee cords.
And maybe an eye too.

Rex, you're carrying way too much crap. did you do the battery "out" mod to get more storage under the seat? That gives you a helluva lot of room, by the looks I'd say around 20 or so liters.

Also, bungee on a zipper pull is not the best idea.
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Old 02-08-2011, 09:43 PM   #1706
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Nice tent, did you set it up on those folks or did they crawl underneath?


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Old 02-09-2011, 07:26 AM   #1707
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And maybe an eye too.

Rex, you're carrying way too much crap. did you do the battery "out" mod to get more storage under the seat? That gives you a helluva lot of room, by the looks I'd say around 20 or so liters.

Also, bungee on a zipper pull is not the best idea.

It is called a Ted's battery out kit, and yes bike has it. This trip was 4,000 miles 12 states, and I camped every night. Nothing fell off, had everything I needed, and then some........did manage to melt by bags on the muffler though..
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Old 02-09-2011, 05:50 PM   #1708
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Helen 2 Wheels bags. Set up for a three day trip. The bags packed larger than I thought, however they strapped nicely to the bike and made a great backrest.
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Old 02-09-2011, 06:20 PM   #1709
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Helen 2 Wheels bags. Set up for a three day trip. The bags packed larger than I thought, however they strapped nicely to the bike and made a great backrest.
Man, other people go on a three year trip with that amount of luggage ...

Looks nice and clean though.
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Old 02-09-2011, 07:16 PM   #1710
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I learned a lot from this trip, I can cut down the gear in the cases easily by about a third.The small bag is the tent and groundcloth and the large bag contains a Thermarest and sleeping bag. The rectangular bag is a folding chair that will be replaced shortly by a kermit.

We were very close to converting this three day trip to WV into a ten day trip to Utah (camp discussion over cheap whisky and seven up). Called the wives for approval and they agreed to let us roll!
Laughing... Discretion kicked in on day number three and we headed for home.

I'm planning on Alaska in 2013, a few small tweaks and the camping rig should be ready.
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