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post #1 of 18 Old 07-31-2011, 10:11 AM Thread Starter
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Camping done RIGHT

Figured I had to share this with someone. Went camping 14hrs away so ended up unloading (hard to camp with a 15 month old AND go riding) but it looked sooooooooooooo good I had to share it. Camper is an Evolution E3 and it fits the niner well but was considering a TW.
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post #2 of 18 Old 07-31-2011, 10:45 AM
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Yup, that's how you do it. Nice job. Now the challenge is to be able to get to ride when you're there!

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NICE setup, always loved those cool lil tent trailors, tons of ground clearance so u can drag em wherever!

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Nice!!!! What was the total towing weight? <5000lbs?

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That's a great setup, is the camper designed with the platform for the bike or did you build it?

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That's a great setup, is the camper designed with the platform for the bike or did you build it?
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Looks like the camper comes with the platform.

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Very cool setup!

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I might buy one of those! Of course I would need the time to go someplace!
Seriously I really like that. Any chance there is AC once set up?

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I figure I'm close to 4k w/ the bike loaded and camper full of gear but haven't brought it to the scales yet. The real killer is tongue weight. Bike is definitely 60% to 70% tongue so the weight distribution hitch is a must have. The F150 is more than enough to tow it though. Wife wanted a pop-up and I wanted a toy-hauler so this was a perfect compromise.

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nine1nine: The mailbox looking thing on the top is AC. Was getting down in the mid/low 50s in upstate NY last week so we were running the AC during the day and the heater at night. The propane heater in there works awesome and think we should be able to camp year round down here in SC w/ it.

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That thing is frigging awesome! I wanted a setup like that but the wife thinks critters will get in too easily....hell I'm happy as hell with a tent!

Here is our setup, I put the niner in the truck bed.






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^^ That's like the TajMahal(sp) of camping right there!

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That thing is frigging awesome! I wanted a setup like that but the wife thinks critters will get in too easily....hell I'm happy as hell with a tent!

Here is our setup, I put the niner in the truck bed.
That's no longer considered camping.

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I figure I'm close to 4k w/ the bike loaded and camper full of gear but haven't brought it to the scales yet. The real killer is tongue weight. Bike is definitely 60% to 70% tongue so the weight distribution hitch is a must have. The F150 is more than enough to tow it though. Wife wanted a pop-up and I wanted a toy-hauler so this was a perfect compromise.
What did your tongue weight end up being? The rideline will tow 5000lbs I have a class 3 hitch on it.

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That's no longer considered camping.

Ya think?!? My wifes idea not mine...I wanted a tent and a bedroll....this was our compromise




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Ya think?!? My wifes idea not mine...I wanted a tent and a bedroll....this was our compromise
So she didn't want to go "camping" at all I take it.

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So she didn't want to go "camping" at all I take it.

exactly.....that plus mice magically find their way in when we're not using it really makes her want to "camp"........NOT....siggggghhhhh




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What did your tongue weight end up being? The rideline will tow 5000lbs I have a class 3 hitch on it.
I didn't get an exact tongue weight but with the WD hitch the back of the truck only dropped 1.5 inches or so. I need to load it all up and bring it to the scales but not sure when that will happen. If I had to guess I'd say it is w/in the 5000/500 limit.

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