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BIKE HAULING & CAMPING--what is your travel set-up?

Discussion in 'Camping Toys' started by Lotta Throttle, Jul 29, 2019.

  1. Maggot12

    Maggot12 U'mmmm yeaah!!

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    Can skin this cat a bunch of ways. Have the vehicle, not being the rv is probably the most mobile if towing anything.

    Motorhome towing garage, or garage vehicle towing rv. Or use a van to tow a toy hauler...

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  2. Maggot12

    Maggot12 U'mmmm yeaah!!

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    Think you're right. Pic above confirms, and he refers to the rv as a truck. Looks like a Class C as well.

    Neat idea to put an additional awning on the back.

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  3. tastroman

    tastroman Long timer

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    He'd carry a Honda Gold Wing in the back of this truck. It did require removing the windshield. After getting the bike loaded he still had accessible shelving from the exterior of both sides of the truck. He pulled an Airstream with it but it would tow pretty much anything you'd want. It's a excellent set up if you decide on going the truck trailer route.
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  4. enduro0125

    enduro0125 Sticks and Stones™..

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    Sprinter Van next piece of the puzzle
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  5. Paul124ac

    Paul124ac Long timer

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    Always get confused with the classes, here in Aus a class A is a coach conversion or purpose built on a chassis but still flat floor thru to drivers cab and usually a pusher, class B is my Moho so a truck or Ute cab/chassis with a purpose built body can be cab over or not, class C is a van conversion. When I say truck I mean a full chassis cab forward motor under cab type truck. Mine is an Isuzu NPR350. We have a lot of Fiat and Iveco based motorhomes, toyhaulers aren’t that popular but gaining traction, fifth wheelers are around and would be my choice if I weren’t into also taking boats, a lot got imported from the States when the $Au was at parity or better to the greenback a few years ago. And yeah, the access door and awnings had to be swapped over. Front view, drivers side:

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  6. Maggot12

    Maggot12 U'mmmm yeaah!!

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    Opposite Classes over here. But whatever class that is, it's cooler than fuck.
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  7. Bucho

    Bucho DAMNrider

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    Van is my daily driver. Very simple build. Not an RV. Just a second row of seating and room in back for bikes. Im obviously not living out of it. Just camping out of it and using as a mobile basecamp.
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  8. Bueller

    Bueller Cashin? Super Supporter

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    No dirt on two wheels anymore, but the Motorcycle/Scooter/Bicycles goes in the back of the truck. I have a bike to ride at our destination, and she/we have a truck to drive for everything else. We have stayed in it for several months at a time - two people, three dogs. It's my happy place!




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  10. enduro0125

    enduro0125 Sticks and Stones™..

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    Gillus High Desert Rat Super Supporter

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  12. groop

    groop So much to ponder

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    I've had a 20' toy hauler since 2011. It's been fine for the dirt bikes and quads and trips all over the southwest. Now that I'm an empty nester, I too and looking at sprinters, and I'm no hipster.
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  13. Westerly_Wind

    Westerly_Wind Been here awhile

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    enduro0125 Sticks and Stones™..

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    I always removed the 1up,I should try it and see if it will work.
    Good eye on the no straps
    That was just a test run to see how’d they fit

    I added this (the tan part)for some support and use conventional tie down method
    With the 640’s we put one forward and the other backwards

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  15. Lotta Throttle

    Lotta Throttle Been here awhile

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    That is awesome, well done.
    The 4x4 option on the Sprinters looks perfect but I'm wondering if anyone has ever lifted a Class B+ just enough to make it able to hop a curb and travel an un-maintained road. They all look like low riders--i follow Ultramobility channel on YouTube and have yet to see a B+ that looks like it could take even a curb.
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  16. Colemanfu

    Colemanfu King of all manfu

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    We've evolved from a pick up with a topper to a 4Runner and now to a high roof van. On each rig the bike has lived out back on a Versahauler - yup, it's lasted 15 years and 3 vehicles. The hauler it self has evolved into a intricate piece of camp. The table out back, the back porch and all the crap we dangle off the back of it.

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    Back of the van, pretty much my favorite place to cook! :dukegirl

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  17. Lotta Throttle

    Lotta Throttle Been here awhile

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    Sprinter Cargo vans do look like a great solution. I have a '19 LWB Offroad Tacoma that Toyo claims a 6400lb max tow capacity. MB claims the new Sprinter Cargo 4x4 2500 170" has max tow of 5000lbs---but with the added benefit of inside storage and 2x the cargo capacity of my Tacoma. I'm thinking a Sprinter 170" 4x4 with pull behind camper seems the most mobile and comfortable approach for cross country exploring. I prefer to sh**, shave and shower in my own clean bathroom so a pull behind camper would negate the need for a wet bath in the Sprinter and leave extra room for gear and a sleeper inside.
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  18. groop

    groop So much to ponder

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    Just one more comment about the toy haulers. I originally thought I would be able to easily load a big GS or full dresser Harley, should I one day want to do a drive and ride combo. The reality is that the the ramp is short and steep and navigating a 500# bike solo is a hair-raising experience- especially backing one out.
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  19. Davidprej

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    That's a good point. You could back up to a hill, ditch or the like to get a little advantage, if available. Are there DIY ramp extenders anyone has made/used to get a little more slope? Not an issue with dirt bikes, but my Goldwing...?
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  20. Bueller

    Bueller Cashin? Super Supporter

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    Sounds like a dream to me, compared to loading a 600# bike into the back of a 2500 4x4 using two harbor fright folding aluminum ramps :lol3

    Find a slope to back up to. Makes things much easier!
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