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Discussion in 'Camping Toys' started by ClearwaterBMW, Jun 8, 2007.
You can tell because it's kinda holy.
How are you packing that cot tent on your bike? Can you show me a photo of it on your bike? Would like to see how big it is compared to the bike when it is packed because it looks huge when opened up.
On the loaded picture...that bottom, black bundle...that's the case that holds the cot/tent.
I strapped it on, looping one strap over the top, under the trunk bracket, across and under, and over the top on the other side. The ratchet I had on the top side where I could snug it down.
It was shorter than the width of the bike with the hard-cases mounted. The load looks like a tippy stack, but it rode well. It was on when I dropped the bike, and it stayed put.
I looked up the double-sized Kamp-Rite and it’s 42 pounds with a closed measurement of 12 x 45 x 12. In comparison, the single-sized Kamp-Rite weighs 25 pounds and has a closed measurement of 9 x 43 x 10.
I’m wondering which one you have and how big you are. I’m 6’ and about 200 lbs...wondering if I could get by with the single-sized. Seems like 25 lbs, plus the weight of a sleeping pad and bag would be manageable, but I’m not too certain that would be the case for the double-sized.
Can you get by with the single? Depends on how old, how athletic you are - and how you react to close-in spaces.
Mine is the single; and it's smaller than it looks on that one photo. A single sleeping bag is bigger than the cot.
I'm six-two and my toes are brushing against the canvas with my head hitting the other side. Turning over is a project.
I use a CPAP machine, and I set it outside and run the tubing through the bottom of the tent door, so I breathe okay. But, honestly, if the weather is nice, you might be better off with a hammock. I found if rain wasn't forecast, I'd sleep better by just setting up the cot, leaving the tent unattached.
A hammock is out of the question...been down that road and don't want to return.
I took a gamble and bought the Kamp-Rite single cot. For only $88, it wasn't much of a gamble, and if it doesn't work out for me I can either return it or my 7yo boy can make use of it. Thanks for all the info.
It's an Ursack Major. I would recommend the Ursack Major XL though. The Major is fine, but the extra space of the XL would be nice without any drawback for moto camping.
Thanks! I think I may pick one up
That size worked well for me
Here's a few pictures from a weekend camping trip my wife and I did two weeks ago. We were the only ones there Friday night and there was one family camping down the road on Saturday. We had a great time.
Happy Hour view.
Hello!! Well this is our latest setup (just put together and farkled this month) we will use to moto camp. We have always had the bike fully loaded for our 2up ADV without much room to spare. This KIPMOTO trailer will be a game changer. I have already purchased a bigger tent that we can actually stand up in and a pair of lightweight compact cots. Will also be able to bring better cooking stuff etc. and our collapsible cooler. Definately eager to test it all out! Cheers!
Love the orange! What tire are you running on the trailer?
Great photo but if that foam ear plug in the foreground fits your ears then your head must be enormous.
It's funny you made an earplug joke. I was going to make a butt plug joke.
Yes, I have an immature sense of humor.
Holy crap @Oldschoolrocker you and honeybunny are going to be travelling in real style. Nice orange paint job and I like the Ready to Camp mod too.
Its a Shinko 244 I believe. Also picked up some KOYO bearings for the hub. Both recommended. Cheers!
Thanks Man!! Old “Competition Cams” come in handy for something! We cant wait to set up camp!
New tent. First time setup was around 5 minutes. 9,steaks and tarp pole. The seams are straight and taped. Steaks are cheap but "V" seems okay cord isn't reflective. It's 80 degrees out today so it's hot as hell inside.
So,all that,said .. I'm going to try it out this weekend I hope temps are to be in the high 30's. Rain tonight so it's staying up over night to see about leaks. Over all I'm pleased and the best part it was only 40 usd
River County tent
Very nice! I'm a fan of the Action Packers (have 5 of them myself) and it's cool the trailer is built around that. Any issue completing tight turns or u-turns while towing that trailer? What are all the S-biners for?
I've been considering building a 1 wheel trailer like that for some time now, you're pushing me over the edge!