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

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

  1. MartiniUp

    MartiniUp Long timer

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    And probably a funnel, I'm no spring chicken! :lol3
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  2. miller806

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    We just pulled into our campsite.
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  3. MartiniUp

    MartiniUp Long timer

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    That is what would work best for me. Never more than two of us.
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  4. Natgeo14

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    Sprinters have about 12 inches of ground clearance. Transits and Promasters have about 6 inches.
  5. talcon

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    Can you still get in and out of the camper with the motorcycle on the rack?
  6. billbob412

    billbob412 Been here awhile

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    I have a similar setup, a fourwheelcamper and a versahaul carrier. I found that if I move the crossbar all the way to the rear and the front of bike to the right I can get in and out of the camper. Of course I'm pretty skinny
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  7. Aces 6

    Aces 6 Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, Over

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    Thanks for posting that!
    I've been going round and round on what to get but simple is better and as I am a few years from retirement, avoiding debt.
    I already have the 4RNR.
    Kit it out with a awning and a Road Shower type device. Throw kayak rack up top and good to go.
    Have a Africa Twin but thinking just keep that as a long hauler for mostly road type trips and get a WR250R and a hitch/rack like you have for the more offroad ADV stuff as weight of bike now becoming an issue (funny how that happens with age).
    That will scratch the boondocking/camping itch. Low cost and fits the bill.
    Once again, thanks.
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  8. EGR

    EGR Been here awhile

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    That works. My first moto was a ct90 I could lift end at a time onto and off bumper rack
    while boat and paddle were on top of car. Setting shuttles river running totally solo. Years of post uniform therapy with that kit.
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  9. Mike D1153

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    Its a tight squeeze but not impossible, a front mount hitch with the cooler strapped to that makes pit stop refreshments easier.
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  11. Davidprej

    Davidprej Davidprej Supporter

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    You win on the Cool factor. Any pics of the inside. I'm normally a function over form guy, but that is one hip ride.
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  12. Snake Oiler

    Snake Oiler If the world didn't suck, we would all fall off

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    I'm sorta wandering what kind of fuel economy it gets. What is pushing it, Cat? I don't know what they use in those beast but most Freightliners use a cat which is finally back on the road. For a while they only made equipment engines.
  13. MotorcycleWriter

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    I like the [relative] simplicity and footprint. Even gives you a covered carport for the bike. But, I’ve always balked at the idea of climbing down that ladder at night for a bathroom break. I suppose I could just bring a bottle up there with me...
  14. Yinzer Moto

    Yinzer Moto Sloppy 300 rider Supporter

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    The milage is probably pretty good given the amount of cubic feet of space. I would guess 8mpg.

    I know someone who has a Freightliner M2 and gets low double digits, like 10 to 12.
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    Alanpb Been here awhile

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    A few pages back you will find some interior pics. Enjoy!
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  17. Alanpb

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    It has a Detroit Diesel in the middle of the bus. It's a 6-71. Very good access all around the engine. A large floor hatch inside and doors on the side of the bus to access everything else. I average 10 mpg. It's slow up hills but will last longer than me probably. It's already 47 years old. 5 speed stick too!
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    Alanpb Been here awhile

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    It is sorta cool driving a piece of history. California crushed most of these buses because of emissions. There are still a few in private hands and value is creeping up. I enjoy driving it a lot. They built them on a class 8 truck chassis so they are capable of 1 million miles plus! The engine too if looked after properly. Mine probably has 350 to 450k miles on it. Mostly aluminum body too!
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    plastic coffee container works great , for both of us, even has a handle.