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post #81 of 105 (permalink) Old 06-02-2016, 12:44 PM
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Maybe your camping wrong!

Camping definitively! We make trailers that you can haul everything you need for camping that open into a completely off the ground pop-up tent. 23 cubic feet of cargo space not including poles and tent. Timeouttrailers.org. Hardly feels like camping anymore. Includes battery powered queen air mattress. Upgrade to a attach a A/C unit, add a screen room to protect your bike at night. The enclosed screen room can fit 2 bikes side by side and still have room for a table and chairs.
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The problem I have is I always see the motel I WISH I had stayed in 15 minutes after taking off in the morning.

Great little places, mom & pop's, places with a view or a diner next door...

If I had ONLY stayed on the bike 15 more minutes!.!.!.

Or right after lunch, when I'm not ready to quit for the day.

I try to mentally note these places for the next time through but they all get overwritten.

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That's why you call it a day around 3:00pm. Then take that 30 minute ride around town and you'll find those places as well as good places to eat.

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I have a 10ft x 10ft pop up gazebo that i park my trailer in.That folds out both sides to give me a 9ft x 4ft platform,a table until i put my inflatable settee on to sleep.I have a 120ah battery for the coolbox,lighting,sound system,shower, and laptop.A gas bottle that feeds a plug in at the back of the trailer for the cooker/bbq.Within 10 minutes of pulling up,i can have a steak on the go, while i take a shower listening to music.I cant figure out how to post photo's,anyone help with that please.
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Here we go.
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Nice camp!!

How do you pack all that stuff when riding?
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Nice camp!!

How do you pack all that stuff when riding?
Thanks mate.I carry a 120ah battery and gas bottle in a cupboard in the front of the trailer,that provides power for the lighting,shower & laptop sound sytsem.The gas bottle has a hose running underneath to a plug-in at the back for the cooker/bbq.I carry a portable toilet,the speakers,the blow-up sofa/bed and various other bits inside the trailer.The Gazebo,parasol,and light/shower pole,go on the top rack.During the day the trailer is used as a table,at night the sofa/bed folds out,and i put it on the table,nice height for swinging my legs over the side to get up in the night.The trailer has 2 flip-up cupboard lids with gas stuts,+ sliding door fronts,and is lined out with plywood.I am having trouble loading more photo's because of their size,but will try and post them later.
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I did my share of camping in my youth. Now, in my 'old age', I want air conditioning, running water, and a soft bed up off the ground! After 50+ years of biking, I don't have to prove how "tough" I am
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I did my share of camping in my youth. Now, in my 'old age', I want air conditioning, running water, and a soft bed up off the ground! After 50+ years of biking, I don't have to prove how "tough" I am
I have everything you mentioned except the air con on my trailer,its not required in England.I have also been 45yrs in the saddle,and i am not trying to prove anything.
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I have everything you mentioned except the air con on my trailer,its not required in England.
All that fits in that little trailer????
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All that fits in that little trailer????
Yes it does.Did i mention its got a coolbox too.
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Yes it does.Did i mention its got a coolbox too.
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I can't resist this one

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Having done many miles of this, I have to take notice that that guy pictured is a serious camper and set up nicely. Even looks like he's carrying extra water and fuel. Or maybe the white container is being misused and the red thing is something else. But at any rate he's set for going far and seeing things most never will. I truly enjoyed my roughing it at one time. No darn way I can do it today.

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How about in the middle

I've stayed at cabins and yurts in the state parks

Much cheaper then a hotel, still can build a fire for dinner and have a shower plus bed


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I am 56 and just getting into moto camping and really enjoy it; a great bike ride followed by a campfire meal, pint of bourbon, a little solitude, the great outdoors outdoors and a good air mattress, what could be better?
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Actually, I think a roof over my head, air conditioning, and a real bathroom is much better after a long day of riding. Granted, camping gives you more flexibility and lower cost, but comfort makes for a much more enjoyable trip. This past summer I took a solo 2,000 mile ride, and the first few days were a lot hotter than I had expected. Riding in 95 degree heat, even with minimal protective gear, left me worn out and drenched. Having a real shower in a real motel room with air conditioning made all the difference in the world. If I had been camping I probably would have turned around and gone home after one day on the road.

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If possible I camp for a day or two than find a motel. I have slept next to my bike in the middle of nowhere many times.
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I'm a minimalist.

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I love camping and backpacking but think I will stick to motels on motorcycle journeys.
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I'm a minimalist.

I see. Very few terrain features.
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There aren't any. It's in the desert about 10 or so miles west of Mesquite, NV. Not much there but I was at the end of my rope so I put my blanket down. At 70 I don't ride as far as I used too.
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On our six week trip across Canada, a few in our group did the camping thing for a while. The rest of us stayed in motels. Most mornings we either woke up to frost on the bikes or wet foggy conditions. The tent guys called us wimps, until they woke up one morning to wolf tracks around their campsite. The rest of the trip they splurged for motel rooms too.
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The tent guys called us wimps, until they woke up one morning to wolf tracks around their campsite. The rest of the trip they splurged for motel rooms too.
Yep, that would do it for me too!!
I like camping, but that would put an end to it real quick.

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