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Old 01-31-2012, 12:26 AM   #16
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Old 02-20-2012, 11:39 PM   #17
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I've often thought about doing that to my cargo hack but never got around to it. Keep us posted with pictures I'm sure there will be many interested parties
That is so cool.

Wish I had the $$$$ to build something like that.
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Old 02-21-2012, 12:25 AM   #18
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You could start with this as your canapy
http://store.kamprite.com/catalog/Ka...t-p-16146.html


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Old 02-21-2012, 02:19 AM   #19
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Go to Alex's thread and check out his specs. Brilliant stuff!


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Old 02-21-2012, 12:38 PM   #20
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I just finished reading The Rugged Road by Theresa Wallach. She and her gal pal crossed Africa north to south in 1936 and they used a platform tent that sat on top of their sidecar trailer. The trailer itself was their footprint, and they just needed some supports under each corner to keep it steady. Here's a pic of it deployed and undeployed. I like the design that keeps snakes and other critters out of your tent! Just goes to show that expedition camping on bikes is not exactly new.





By the way, once they reached Capetown, they parted ways and never spoke to each other for the rest of their lives.

Maybe shoulda brought two tents!
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Old 02-21-2012, 06:14 PM   #21
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Well guys, I have come up with another idea that I believe will work for my needs and it is basically mounting a framework for three 28" square plywood boards to lay on top of...made of aluminum 3/4" angle...on top of my Ural sidecar. The three panels will stack forward til nedded and then spread out, locked down and I will use my Kamp Rite tent-cot tent when the weather/bugs make it unsuitable to just lie on it in my bivy sack....

http://store.kamprite.com/catalog/Ka...C-p-16138.html

The tent and fly are a separate unit from the cot...

I go to town to buy the wood and I already have the angle iron....fabbing the frame will be next...

I'll post pix when done...

I have Theresa Wallach's book in my RTW collection and it was quite enjoyable...you are right about shoulda had two tents....
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Old 02-21-2012, 09:05 PM   #22
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Old 02-22-2012, 06:33 AM   #23
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Sleep on the ground you wussies, portable tent indeed........
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Old 02-22-2012, 06:45 AM   #24
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Sleep on the ground you wussies, portable tent indeed........
Did you read my first post? Next time I ride through Mexico, you can come along and when it starts to get dark and we have no place to camp, you can sleep on the ground amongst the gobs of snot and used condoms behind a Pemex truck stop while I lay down in my portable tent...snurk, snurk....

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Old 02-22-2012, 07:47 AM   #25
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Ural camper

I think this concept, but with a road legal trailer, would be the way to go for m/c and sidecar camping.

It would permit both an off the ground tent and extra carrying while at the same time perserving the ability to bring a passenger in the sidecar.

Should be simple enough even for a mechanical klutz such as me to make by starting with a cheap small utility trailer although in my case I am fortunate enough to own a Roadster m/c tent trailer that fills my bill.

http://store.kamprite.com/catalog/Mi...a-p-16143.html

or another option for the home builder:

http://www.top-tent.com/MOABTents.htm

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Old 02-22-2012, 04:21 PM   #26
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I think this concept, but with a road legal trailer, would be the way to go for m/c and sidecar campin
I hear you Montague, and you are totally right...IF I wanted to pull a trailer...

I will do just about anything including still sleep on the ground to not have to pull a trailer tho. With my style of riding and the necessity of being able to ride in an Adventure touring mode... meaning for me, two track and open land and really crappy roads...think Mexico and Central America....a trailer would be a total pain in the arse....

If I had the extra cash, I would be building a dual sport rig just for better access to difficult riding terrain....
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Old 02-22-2012, 04:57 PM   #27
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Another alternative is what I use when travelling on my ST, a Go Kot to be comfortable off ground and a Cabelas Cot tent, light and packs small; total investment between $150 and $180.
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Old 03-03-2012, 05:48 PM   #28
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Well shucks! I built a prototype of my idea mostly of stuff laying around my place and a friends steel pile and I am not happy with my idea...one, it is butt-ugly, two I need much heavier steel than the conduit I used.....I will keep the basic build in various pieces so if an errant idea comes along fr building it stronger and foldable, I can begin again.

So using two of the frame mounting units I made, I am now making a pair of brackets to set my folded Kamp-rite tent cot on and strap down.....this way I will still be off the ground, at chair level and even though I can't just slide into a truckstop and set up so easily, I will still be comfortable....

I will let it go for now....
Thanks for all the ideas...
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Old 03-04-2012, 12:26 AM   #29
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Well shucks! I built a prototype of my idea mostly of stuff laying around my place and a friends steel pile and I am not happy with my idea...one, it is butt-ugly, two I need much heavier steel than the conduit I used.....I will keep the basic build in various pieces so if an errant idea comes along fr building it stronger and foldable, I can begin again.

So using two of the frame mounting units I made, I am now making a pair of brackets to set my folded Kamp-rite tent cot on and strap down.....this way I will still be off the ground, at chair level and even though I can't just slide into a truckstop and set up so easily, I will still be comfortable....

I will let it go for now....
Thanks for all the ideas...
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Old 03-04-2012, 07:44 AM   #30
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Where's the pictures? There's lessons to be learned in failures as well.
Sorry, I am not in the habit of taking photos as I work on something. I can put it together rather quickly and take some though. I will also take some of the new brackets for carrying my tentcot. I have to run down to Mexico today but will do it soon. Thanks for asking Scott...
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