Good Sam Club Open Roads Forum: Toy Haulers: Newbie RV guy, maybe
Open Roads Forum Already a member? Login here.   If not, Register Today!  |  Help

Newest  |  Active  |  Popular  |  RVing FAQ Forum Rules  |  Forum Posting Help and Support  |  Contact  

Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in Toy Haulers

Open Roads Forum  >  Toy Haulers  >  Weight Issues

 > Newbie RV guy, maybe

Reply to Topic  |  Subscribe  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Third Coast

Houston

New Member

Joined: 07/09/2019

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 07/09/19 12:08pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

So I have just returned from a motorcycle camping trip to Alaska. 1 3/4 months living in a tent, but sometimes motels. Lots of stories, I am still hyped. I want to go back.

BUT - after befriending many campers, the RV guys seem to have it figured out. ??

So I have an F-150 4x4, newish, with V-8 motor. I am kicking around ideas about an in-bed camper (low profile pop up) and pulling an enclosed trailer for bikes.... OR a purpose built Toy Hauler. But my little truck ... ??

I don’t know if I can live with lack of motility and ability to get off the beaten path with my gear, as I did with my r1200gsa bike camping.

Advise and experience welcomed!

Rover_Bill

NE. Ohio

Senior Member

Joined: 04/22/2016

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 07/10/19 01:17am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If I was SINGLE and looking for challenging places to camp and ride my adventure bike, I would prefer a light weight truck camper and tow my single bike on a strong frame open trailer. Adventure bikes are not garage queens and don't need a heavy enclosed trailer to keep them out of the weather. A bumper wench on the truck would be a very good investment. Let your adventure buddies provide their own housing.

If I wanted to share my adventure with a riding buddy (or two), I would look toward a small toy hauler that can handle two bikes. However, the weight and size of the TH will limit your camping to established CGs.

You may want to post this question in the truck camper and toy hauler forums for more suggestions.


2015 GMC Canyon 3.6L V6 4X4 TowHaul SLE ExtCab Bronze
2016 Keystone Passport GT 2670BH
ReCurve R6 hitch, DirecLink brake controller
2005 Suzuki C50 2006 Suzuki S40

Bedlam

PNW

Moderator

Joined: 06/13/2012

View Profile






Posted: 07/10/19 06:50am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Another option is to convert an enclosed trailer with some camping amenities but have enough room for your bike. Using an over deck model will give you greater frame clearance and mobility is not bad if you keep it short. You can now camp in the rough and still explore further on single track before returning to your campsite.

Look for something like a 12x6 or 14x7 single axle with oversized wheels.


Chevy Sonic 1.8-Honda Passport C70B-Host Mammoth 11.5-Interstate Car Carrier 20-Joyner SandViper 250-Kawasaki Concours ZG1000-Paros 8' flatbed-Pelican Decker DLX 8.75-Ram 5500 HD-Tank Urban Touring 150SE-VW TransBuggy 1200


arhayes

Texas

Senior Member

Joined: 03/24/2013

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member


Posted: 07/10/19 09:00am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We full time in a 43’ TH and have almost completed the lower 48. For Alaska we are also contemplating buying a in bed-camper to go in our F-350, tow our bike on a trailer and leave our TH in the lower 48. Less wear and tear and greater mobility. I think you’re on the right track!


Alan and Kathleen
2015 Grand Design Momentum 380TH (RVD2)
2014 F350 6.7L Diesel DRW (Stormtrooper)
2012 Honda Goldwing NAVI/ABS (Land Speeder)

Third Coast

Houston

New Member

Joined: 07/09/2019

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 07/11/19 08:54pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Great answers and ideas posted by all. Thanks so much for the advice . You guys know exactly what I am looking for.

realter

NW

Senior Member

Joined: 01/27/2005

View Profile



Posted: 10/25/19 07:33pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

What did you decide?

Reply to Topic  |  Subscribe  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 

Open Roads Forum  >  Toy Haulers  >  Weight Issues

 > Newbie RV guy, maybe
Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in Toy Haulers


New posts No new posts
Closed, new posts Closed, no new posts
Moved, new posts Moved, no new posts

Adjust text size:




© 2020 CWI, Inc. © 2020 Good Sam Enterprises, LLC. All Rights Reserved.