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noteven

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Posted: 10/20/20 03:14pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

deltabravo wrote:

Lwiddis wrote:

Can't go anywhere unless you break camp...anywhere.


Not when I have this with me

Or this.


I have a DOT approved milk crate that transports a 20lbs propane cylinder aboard my motorbike, 2 cases of beer and some groceries fit in the pannier boxes. I don’t break camp....

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Posted: 10/20/20 03:56pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

deltabravo wrote:

Lwiddis wrote:

Can't go anywhere unless you break camp...anywhere.


Not when I have this with me

Or this.



Ooooohhh....world's nicest enduro bike. Wow!
I have a Husky FC450 pulling my Timbersled and love it.


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NRALIFR wrote:

Lwiddis wrote:

Can't go anywhere unless you break camp...anywhere.


Pfft. [emoticon]

I drop mine everywhere. Everywhere.

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Dat's right! Not quite as quick as unhooking a trailer, but certainly not prohibitive. Just depends on the trip and activities.

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Posted: 10/21/20 07:40am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

For me, one big advantage is that I can select/change the truck and camper independently.
We like the relative simplicity of a TC layout, and the fact that it uses the limited space very economically.
We don't pull a trailer, never leave the camper at the campground and have no other use for the truck. And yet we bought another truck and camper a few years ago. After looking at a lot of class B and C offerings which we didn't really like.


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Posted: 10/21/20 08:09am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

HA, we only need two reasons:

Goes anywhere our truck can go.
Carries everything we need when we go anywhere our truck can go.


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Posted: 10/21/20 09:24am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

specta wrote:

We had folks in our campground last week that dropped theirs, they do it all the time.

They told me they have never been to a campground that wouldn't allow you to unload your camper.
We love the manueverability we've gained with our truck camper (vs. a 5th wheel and TT) in terms of parking, fueling up, u-turns, and, generally, more options for indiscrete camping here and there.

One of our favorite places to camp when we had our 5th wheel and TT was the Willow Beach Marina and RV Park. It's located 10 mi. south of the Hoover Dam, right on the Colorado River.

Used to haul our inflatable boat there in the back seat of our truck. Upon arrival we'd inflate it, mount a small outboard, and cruise/fish the 10 mi. of the Colorado River to the Hoover Dam. It's a beautiful stretch of river with gorgeous views of the huge, deep canyons in the early mornings and late evenings. Unfortunately, if you camp there with a truck camper you're not allowed to remove the camper from the truck during your stay. That put a huge crimp on our usual MO of hauling the inflatable boat back and forth from the marina in the bed of the truck each day. Not interested in hauling a trailer to haul the inflatable. That's why we went with a truck camper in the first place---to lose the trailer. Oh well . . .

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Kayteg.....put yourself in timeout buddy. You’re showing your @ss here.

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Posted: 10/21/20 10:02am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Everyone has their reasons for choosing a particular RV. Here is why we are on our second TC:

1. Shortest RV with the highest tow capacity
2. 4WD with sufficient chassis clearance for unimproved and dispersed camping
3. Ability to bring along towed items or leave them behind based on the trip
4. Ability to upgrade tow vehicle, living quarters or garage separately
5. Ability to split living quarters from the truck if smaller/shorter vehicle is required


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Posted: 10/21/20 11:47am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Motorhomes are an expensive second vehicle and TT come with an extra set of tires and wheel bearing. [emoticon]


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Not in any particular order:

1) No plates or registration required
2) My wife is willing to drive
3) Can pull in to almost any fuel station to fill up
4) Have our bathroom, kitchen, change of clothes with us everywhere we go.
(Nice feature in a big NP like Yellowstone)
5) see number 4 again


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