Initial Mini-Mate Camper Run


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Initial Mini-Mate Camper Run

Postby cal3san » Mon Jun 18, 2012 3:38 pm



The week following the sale of the Aspen Sentry camper to Scott, I went to Myerstown, PA to pick up my new camper, a white Kompac Kamp Mini-Mate. http://www.jdtrailers.com has plenty photos and a video.

This past Saturday I picked up the GF (with the MMC in tow) in New Bern and rode over to Greenville for a March of Dimes Bikes for Babes Poker Run. Mid-afternoon found us on the road to Goldsboro where we grabbed a beautifully treelined and shaded campsite with table and firepit. I can honestly say the MMC towed like a charm and the only time I knew it behind me was when I would see it in the rearview mirror during curves and turns.

As advertised on the web, it really does set up in about 2 mintues which is about 10 minutes faster than the Sentry. But this time does not included the zip-on awning which has yet to arrive but that's only another 3 or 4 mintues.

Comfort-wise it has a good-sleeping mattress and any idea I had about adding the blow-up air mattress for next week's upcoming trip to PNW is moot. Rosemary did state the MMC has the same amount of bed room and the Sentry had. I did take the cooler rack from the Lil' Clipper Cargo Trailer (made by same folks as the MMC) and install on the MMC.

I also did a couple of interior mods to make it more Cal-friendly.
(1) Glued a 4 inch length of PVC between the right fender well and the rear end to hold a can of outdoor bug spray. Eliminates having to search for the can when "you need it the most".
(2) Behind the opposite fender well of the trailer I glued in a homemade, upright paper towel holder. Ditto the reason.
(3) Took an old net pocketed, storage bag and cut into two pieces. One, with use of velco, I attached to the inside of the entry door to hold things I need "right away" at night---small battery operated lanten that I hang from the ceiling and litter bags. The other has two pockets and I suspense it from the tent's frame/poles to put away "stuff" for the night. You know - wallet, keys, cellphone, etc - the don't want to roll over in the middle of the night.

Here's a few photos from the weekend. Will post mod photos later this week from the Trike Rally in Maggie Valley.
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Re: Initial Mini-Mate Camper Run

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Jun 18, 2012 3:47 pm

Looks great, Cal! It really does look tiny all folded up. Also looks like a lot of storage underneath when it's all folded up.

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Re: Initial Mini-Mate Camper Run

Postby docgood » Sun Jul 01, 2012 9:58 pm

Hi, yep, good looking little camper. Few details, wheel size, internal measurements, weight empty and legal load would be interesting. Is it sprung or unsprung.

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Joined: Wed Jan 19, 2011 11:37 pm
Location: Whortonsville, NC
Motorcycle: 2009 Honda Shadow Aero 750 with MT Trike Kit (sold 9/13)
1982 GL 1100 Interstate
w/1999 Lehman Trike Kit (sold 12/12)
1996 GL-1500A with 2009 Champion Trike Kit (sold 7/15)
2003 GL-1800 with 2113 Champion Trike Kit
2007 Aspen Sentry Camper (sold 5/12)
2012 Mini-Mate Kompac Kamper
2014 TO Slipstream Camper

Re: Initial Mini-Mate Camper Run

Postby cal3san » Mon Jul 02, 2012 8:04 am

Doc,

Go to the website, www.jdtrailers.com and you'll get all the answers plus a video of setting up and taking down.
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Re: Initial Mini-Mate Camper Run

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Jul 02, 2012 10:37 am

Here's that video:







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