Camping 101


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Hi riders,

Just wanted to comment on this months story about camping 101. For people who like to camp with you motorcycle and I would definitely agree getting a trailer is the way to go. I bout a Kompact Kamp in 1994. I drove from Vancouver Canada to Grand Junction Colorado on a long weekend. We loaded it in the truck and used it to camp on the way back. I absolutely love it. Sets up quickly in under 5 minutes, and I no longer have to wake up in a wet tent after a night of rain. 10 cubic feet of storage gives me ample room. And as I am sure all will agree, we always take too much anyway. This year I am going to stop taking needless stuff (the army isn't really going to drop by for dinner are they?). Take care everyone and keep the rubber side down.


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Oh, waking up in a wet tent isn't so bad. As long as all the wet is on the outside. :lol:
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You are so correct LOL
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My wife and I went out camping in our Aspen Sentry this weekend - literally the day I sent the newsletter out. We got a bit wet packing up Sunday morning, so I had to pack up the camper wet.

Fortunately, the camper can unfold and set up inside my garage with no problem, so as I've done before, I set it up in the garage and let it sit overnight to dry out before packing it away again.
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Yup, that's what I do too!


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Fantastic guys.....hope to see on the road sometime or some cool campsite.
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Dusty Boots wrote:Yup, that's what I do too!
I notice you have a piece of wood under the extending leg under the bed. I too have to do this - I carry wooden wedges to fill the gap between this leg and the ground. Ever since I replaced the wheels/tires, which are very slightly larger than OEM, I've had to do that. It also helps when you're parked on ground that isn't quite level.
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WingAdmin,
Seems like I recall here a while back, Mrs. WinAdmin was having a little back problem. Was she able to enjoy your weekend camping trip?
Or am I having an old coot moment and it was someone else's wife with a back problem? :roll:
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OldZX11Rider wrote:WingAdmin,
Seems like I recall here a while back, Mrs. WinAdmin was having a little back problem. Was she able to enjoy your weekend camping trip?
Or am I having an old coot moment and it was someone else's wife with a back problem? :roll:
Nope, you got it. She still suffers...but we managed to have a good weekend without it bothering her this time, thankfully.
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That's good to hear. Sounds like whatever the problem is may be on the mend.
Short weekend trips beats no trips! If that's what you have to do for a while, that's what you do. Enjoy! :D
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These popup motorcycle campers are a god send to us. We absolutely love our Roll-A-Home.




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Got a question about your Roll a Home camper. Have you ever had a problem in a storm? It looks like it would catch a fair bit of wind.
Oh, I don't mean while you're traveling, I mean when you've got it all set up somewheres and a storm comes up in the middle of the night. Have you worried about being blow away?
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OldZX11Rider wrote:Got a question about your Roll a Home camper. Have you ever had a problem in a storm? It looks like it would catch a fair bit of wind.
Oh, I don't mean while you're traveling, I mean when you've got it all set up somewheres and a storm comes up in the middle of the night. Have you worried about being blow away?
Sorry for being so late but I just saw this. We've been in a total of 2 storms and while we were rocking and rolling, not once were we worried about it tipping over or blowing away. The RAH does have wind tie downs, but we've not seen the need to use them "yet". We also stayed bone dry. The way it's built allows for a certain amount of "flex" on the aluminum tent frame.
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Okay. I was just curious. I've been in a few storms in a tent and I saw how my tent moved around, a lot!
So I was just curious how bad they might be up on top of a trailer with a lot more surface area than my small tent.


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