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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. RiverRatRider

    RiverRatRider Been here awhile

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    Started with open floor plan.
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  2. Baroquenride

    Baroquenride Everyone dies, but not everyone truly lives.

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  3. MartiniUp

    MartiniUp Long timer

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    :thumb Nice setup, very nice home also. Nice touch to add length to the tongue, sure makes a difference.
  4. MartiniUp

    MartiniUp Long timer

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    I would have to alter that setup also but these things are usually a work in progress.
  5. Bicyclist

    Bicyclist Been here awhile

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    Yer not takin a couple of the gummint's trees home, are ya?
  6. RiverRatRider

    RiverRatRider Been here awhile

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    No way .. Greenhouse purchase...
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  7. adv_sacrifice

    adv_sacrifice Been here awhile

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    Well after trying the rtt thing for a bit, i have to say simplicity is by far the thing i enjoy the most. Ground tent, self inflating pad, and a heater in the cold.
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  8. Dash750

    Dash750 Adventurer

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    The Weeroll rig is designed to have the AC unit easily removable. When travelling it's out of the slot and a latching plate is in its place.
  9. azgsa

    azgsa Dude

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    Thor Outlaw 29H, garage holds 2 bikes. Added 4" suspension lift, 2" bigger AT tires, 400W solar.

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  10. PackinDirt

    PackinDirt Been here awhile Super Supporter

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    Well, since the Thor Outlaw is a little out of my price range, I tow my XR650L around the Northeast and Canada with my trusty '06 Toyota Matrix XR. It has a 1500 lb. towing capacity and I can sleep very comfortably in the back with the passenger seat folded forward. That leaves room on the other side for riding gear. Yeah, it only sleeps one and you can't sit up in it but I still get 30 mpg while towing.

    Roaming Rally, Ontario, Canada, May '19

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  11. MartiniUp

    MartiniUp Long timer

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    Mini van might be a more comfortable option, I couldn't stand getting dressed while laying down.
  12. Maggot12

    Maggot12 U'mmmm yeaah!!

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    Any concerns levelling the rv like this?

  13. PackinDirt

    PackinDirt Been here awhile Super Supporter

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    I thought about getting a mini-van but then I'd have to live with a massive people hauler during the other 95% of the year when I'm not hauling a bike to a rally. Can't afford to have a dedicated toy hauler/camper. There are compromises with this little setup but it works for me.
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  14. Maggot12

    Maggot12 U'mmmm yeaah!!

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    I think the matrix has a sun roof.... :lol3

    I'd probably stand under the hatch to get dressed. A couple old window curtains and a couple magnets to hang them for privacy.

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  15. PackinDirt

    PackinDirt Been here awhile Super Supporter

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    There are tent attachments for hatchbacks that take advantage of the open rear hatch. That might be next. A vestibule of sorts. But I'd need to unhook the trailer. Nice to just load the bike and go without having to break down a tent.
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  16. Maggot12

    Maggot12 U'mmmm yeaah!!

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    I hung a single curtain from the hatch of my minivan. It would cover the side and 1/2 the back. I'd hang whatever side I wanted the privacy. Couple magnets sewn in the ends made for quick haul down. I could leave the trailer attached.

  17. sieg

    sieg Wearing out tires......2 at a time, day after day. Supporter

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    What would or could be the concerns?
    Not mine in the picture...but I've done similar or higher, the longer the rig the worse it gets and mine is 44 ft.


    What I don't get is the people that block their wheels when they have the weight on jacks. It's level and the weight on the jacks what would cause it to roll? 40 years of camping on unlevel ground and never had one roll. Once the weight is on the jacks, which it is when you unhook a TT or 5er it ain't gona roll. A MH if the front jacks are down while the rig is in park, it ain't gona roll, so then you can lower the rear jacks.
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  18. adv_sacrifice

    adv_sacrifice Been here awhile

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    One reason i got out of the rtt and back into a ground tent. Got tired of packing up.
  19. donmac

    donmac casual angler

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    Can't speak for a 5th wheels, but on bumper pulls it is standard procedure to block the wheels before lifting the coupler off the ball. Otherwise the trailer will often move a little bit when it is raised off the ball - even if it is flat since you are lifting the front and then dropping it. This has been true for the countless boat, camper, snowmobile, utility, motorcycle, etc trailers I have had over the decades.
  20. Maggot12

    Maggot12 U'mmmm yeaah!!

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    I thought they were for stabilizing/levelling, not so much as actually lifting the vehicle off the ground.
    Come in handy for a flat I suppose, if you can determine the height.
    Can a "self levelling" system be overridden?