Best Motorcycle Campsite Items, Goodies and Ideas?

Discussion in 'Trip Planning' started by Perkio, Mar 6, 2014.

  1. scootac

    scootac Just a Traveler

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    And they are a bitch to get out of when you wake up in the middle of the night with a cramp in your leg!!!!!!
    :yikes

    DAMHIK
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  3. everready

    everready Stuck in Ohio....Ugh!!!

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    Fleabay has the same kind of chair for 1/3 the price. I've had one for over a year now. It stays set up in my living room.
    Just be sure to rough up the ends of the legs with sandpaper and glue the feet to it.
    As far as tents go. I think a 1 man tent is inadequate. In my experience a free standing two man with dual doors/vestibules is required. You're going to need place to store your riding gear (helmet/pants/jacket etc) that keep them dry and critter free.

    This tent is popular:
    https://www.rei.com/product/878519/rei-co-op-half-dome-2-tent

    STP has some great deals. I've had several Eureka tents. They are built well. My Timberline lasted 20 years as well has the Half Moon model I owned.
    https://www.sierratradingpost.com/e...n-3-season~p~195pt/?filterString=tents~d~228/
    https://www.sierratradingpost.com/j...n-3-season~p~9990a/?filterString=tents~d~228/

    Al
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  4. Friz Freleng

    Friz Freleng Religious zealot

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    Funny you should mention this. For motorcycle camping I always bring calcium/magnesium tablets. I take one before hitting the sack to prevent leg cramping. They work well, plus, they help me fall asleep.
  5. LDesp

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    Thank you for the tips and suggestions, I did not even think about storing gear inside with me as well, glad you brought that up.

    I was also looking at this one man
    https://www.amazon.com/Winterial-Pe...nt&refinements=p_n_size_browse-bin:2204488011

    But now perhaps 2 man is better for the storage of any gear.
  6. everready

    everready Stuck in Ohio....Ugh!!!

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    You're welcome.
    Definitely a two man, at the minimum. Two doors are good for when it's very hot and/or humid. You're going to want to have air moving through the tent or you will be incredibly uncomfortable.

    Al
  7. WaywardSon

    WaywardSon Long timer

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    You will likely find that a two man tent is none too big. By the time you get your "stuff" in it, you will not have room to turn around.
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  8. LDesp

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    Im glad you guys brought that to my attention. Thanks for the tip =)
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    ts3doug Long timer

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    I have the half dome 2 plus and it is great but, very heavy. Buddy has the hubba hubba 2 man and it seems to be the cats
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    Tall Man Priest, Temple of Syrinx

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    I have one-man and two-man tents. Each has distinct advantages. When camping during cooler weather, my issue ICS is hard to beat. Blackout capability means it's quite warm, and the vestibule on the backside protects my gear from the elements. The tent and poles pack smaller and shorter than a compressed sleeping bag, and the digital camo pattern allows for stealth as the environment and your circumstances may require.
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  11. CavReconSGT

    CavReconSGT Just the right amount of evil.

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    I have done camping for three decades. I have camped with tarps, hammocks, one man tents, two man tents, wall tents with wood stoves, bivies, etc. How much it sucks, to not have the ability to sit up while in a tent cannot be minimized. The ability to stand up is a godsend. My personal thoughts are do not buy a tent that you cannot sit up in without first testing it in the backyard overnight. I am dead serious about this. Personally I don't bring anything in the woods without testing it at home first.

    Just what I consider a useful suggestion.
    YMMV,
    KR
  12. scootac

    scootac Just a Traveler

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    I should probably try that. My own fault I suppose, usually don't drink enough. In hot weather, I like something very cold, so hard to carry anything and have it cold enough for me to WANT to drink a lot.
    Thanks for the suggestion!
  13. LDesp

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    Anyone have or used a lone rider tent? I just discovered them and kinda like the idea of keeping the bike out of sight and the elements when you sleep seems you can zip it up and keep it somewhat secure not having to totally unpack gear at night.

    Here is a video of it


    https://www.lonerider-motorcycle.com/products/the-motorcycle-tent-mototent-v2

    They are pretty expensive though so curious if any riders here have any comments on them?
  14. flei

    flei cycletherapist

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    this looks the same as the Redverz tent which quite a few of us have. there are several threads on this tent on ADV if you search. bottom line is this is an expensive, large and heavy tent to carry (17lbs, packs 21"x9"), but it is very luxurious to use with headroom for standing in both the sleeping and "garage" area. they are great to hang out in if it is raining. i bought one in the flea market here and i use it if i am going to be setting up camp somewhere for more than 2 days. if i am going to be moving campsites daily, i bring a much smaller, lighter, 2-person backpacking tent.
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    Thanks for your input. The mototent says its 12 lbs .. I will check out the adv search and the redverz as well.
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    flei cycletherapist

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    i just checked and the Mototent is about the same size as the Redverz Solo model and the same weight (price, specs., etc., as far as i can tell); the 16lb Redverz i cited above is their larger model. fyi, there were a few Redverz tents in the flea market recently for $300.
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  17. LDesp

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    Very cool and thanks for pointing out the flea market, I am new on the forums and did not know it was there I will surely check it out.
  18. CavReconSGT

    CavReconSGT Just the right amount of evil.

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    You may have missed this thread.

    http://advrider.com/index.php?threads/redverz-tent-thread.1146262/

    I am an owner of the Redverz Solo and like it very much. My friend has the full size and he loves his also.

    Packed on the bike. The big green bag on the back:
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    Mine and my buddies setup on the Hampster trail:
    [​IMG]

    Setup near Churchill falls:
    [​IMG]

    KR
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  19. LDesp

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    Thanks for your input and sharing the pics, helps put the size into perspective. I will take a look at that thread.
  20. CavReconSGT

    CavReconSGT Just the right amount of evil.

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    I should also point out that while I have never put my bike in the tent. My friend did it every night we camped out. It is his normal.


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    KR