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Old 01-01-2013, 11:02 AM   #31
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Thought about that too. Ford makes this cargo type van/car that I like and it gets pretty good gas mileage, but no 4 wheel drive. I'm not sure I can give that up.
If you're dragging that much stuff with you, do you really want to be out far enough that you absolutely have to have 4wd? My old 2wd F350 pretty much went everywhere. When I had a 4wd truck, I think I only used 4wd twice.
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Old 01-01-2013, 05:27 PM   #32
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I've never liked the hitch mount moto racks because they seem to flex a lot, and my lightest bike is around 325 lbs. I do like the tilting rack they use, however, and think it would work well on the toungue of a teardrop. It would cost less than you think to have a certified welder extend the toungue about 3 feet, with the last three feet removable. You could remove the 6 bolts or whatever, and store it in the garage with the detached toungue slid underneath.

A nice used camper shell would provide space for the dogs and some gear, and you could put a kayak rack on top. I think I have seen solar powered fans for the windows.

You're going to need the V-8 version if you add much more, though.
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Old 01-01-2013, 05:48 PM   #33
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After a lot of good information and advice and spending waaaay too much time on the internet, I have decided, what would work best for me:

Pop up camper with a kayak rack on the top and a hitch mounted bike carrier.

Now, if everybody on advrider would just donate $10......
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Old 01-02-2013, 09:39 AM   #34
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Pop up camper with a kayak rack on the top and a hitch mounted bike carrier.

Now, if everybody on advrider would just donate $10......
If you could get everyone on ADVrider to donate ONE dollar, you could buy yourself a brand new Sportsmobile and you could buy me one too....
I think there are north of 200,000 members here.




I might have an extra pair of Yakima "Hully Rollers" laying around if they would help your cause.

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Old 01-02-2013, 10:21 AM   #35
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That is an awesome rig!
I have several kayak hauling rollers and stuff - thanks though!

Make Mr. G and me happy, maybe we can even be a tax write-off! - just $1/advrider member......
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Old 01-02-2013, 04:04 PM   #36
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I had a "Harbor freight" fold up for several years, put thousands of miles on it, great little trailer. I eventually bought a small enclosed trailer and modded to suite my needs; added windows, side door, a rail across the tounge to carry a bike. It's a 5x8, fits in a standard garage, and will carry my big ATV, and bike (on the rail) and doubles as my camper. Yea it's small, but that's the idea. It suits my needs at this time.

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I had a "Harbor freight" fold up for several years, put thousands of miles on it, great little trailer. I eventually bought a small enclosed trailer and modded to suite my needs; added windows, side door, a rail across the tounge to carry a bike. It's a 5x8, fits in a standard garage, and will carry my big ATV, and bike (on the rail) and doubles as my camper. Yea it's small, but that's the idea. It suits my needs at this time.

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I really like that setup! I had originally thought about doing exactly that, I might still except now I'm not sure I can get everything in the garage!
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