Building a sidecar "camper".

Discussion in 'Hacks' started by doublemocha, Nov 11, 2015.

  1. GreatWhiteNorth

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  2. doublemocha

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    updates; door, headlite and signal (moved the OEM signal lite to sidecar), sidecar open it will be 8 feet long with a tailgate not yet installed (plywood is mock up)
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  3. doublemocha

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    update 2; auxiliary fuel tank in the front compartment under the floor 20"x26"x7", the second compartment in the rear i think will be for 2nd battery, compressor, and other recovery equipments. today i am will be working on the laying down the floor.... more to come. auxtank.jpg
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  4. doublemocha

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    post thanksgiving update: thank to angtlalaska for doing the electrical, headline, tail lines, and signal lite all running through the motorcycle switches. this is temporary until Feb 2016 when the rig will be taken apart for powder coating. this set up is just to get me on the road. we want to take it on a couple of trips before powder coating. the last picture is the electrical box located under the floor relays and pdm 60 http://www.amazon.com/Rowe-Electronics-PDM60-Distribution-Module/dp/B00M9MRA14 on the final version. all will be water proof. thank you again angtlaska for doing the electrical. frontlites.jpg taillites.jpg ebox.jpg
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  5. doublemocha

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    post thanksgiving update 2: the total length of the floor is 8 feet with the tail gate open. the chair is of course is removable with a drawer under the chair attached. additional utility storage under the chair floor that is accessible through the back floor panel. the auxiliary fuel tank is locate under the chair forward 20"x26"x7", behind the chair will be a removable cabinet with drawers (to be constructed). thx enjoy. chairside.jpg
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  6. hensmen

    hensmen Been here awhile

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    great work!
    We were this summer on the road with our rig.
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  7. DanKearney

    DanKearney I'm in no rush. . .

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    :lurk Look forward to more. . .

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  8. Dan Alexander

    Dan Alexander still alive and well

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    Is the idea to leave the chair in the tub and lounge around and when it's lights out you put your feet under it or does the chair stay outside ...... or both?
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  9. doublemocha

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    The chair is easily removable and will also be use as a camp chair for two. Behind the chair is a removable storage box/kitchen (Not yet build). Sorry for the slow build I have a full time job :-) thx for the inspirations.
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  10. JustKip

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    I have a rafting kitchen/drybox that I wish would fit on my rig. The legs are removable, and store inside. Thinking about having a smaller one made, like this

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  11. doublemocha

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    that is the idea, it will be easy to build, i will do it next time i get on the project maybe next week.
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  12. Dan Alexander

    Dan Alexander still alive and well

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    You're not slow ..... we won't go onto how slow I am but let's call it a couple of years slow :becca

    And thank you for the inspirations.
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  13. DanKearney

    DanKearney I'm in no rush. . .

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    Show a few pics of that hack'd mountain bike.

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  14. DirtyDR

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    Only you Dan.
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  15. doublemocha

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    finally took it for a test drive yesterday in the neighborhood and to the hardware store. wanted to make sure it is all works. it will take getting use to with the EZS Leading Link and the sidecar but all seems to work fine...... need to ride it more. frontrt.jpg front backside.jpg back.jpg latch.jpg
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  16. Jarrod Weaver

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    Cool project. Robust is an understatement. How much do you think the hack weighs? I'd bet with the suspension and wheels/tires you are running being heavy isn't an issue.
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  17. davebig

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    How's it steer David ?
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  18. doublemocha

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    i don't know how much it weight, does't not seem like it has more structure than any other build i have seen. i still need to put storage/kitchen in the back made out of aluminum and the body i am thinking of thin aluminum and or maybe canvas.
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  19. doublemocha

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    i read some place on this forum that adding a leading link will make it feel like power steering. at low speed which is my road test so far, it does not feel like power steering. i still need to go on gravel and freeway speed. to be fair i need to ride it more. we are thinking of trailering it to Baja Ca this holiday if uhaul will allow us to take their trailer across the border.
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  20. DirtyDR

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    Looking really nice there.

    My K100/EML rig with the EML leading link and 135/14 car tires does not want to turn at low speeds either. Of course I have the stock BMW RS handlebars also which does not help much.
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