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Old 04-05-2013, 09:50 AM   #1606
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Be wary of gas with ethanol of you are going to use a genny and not use it very often. The ethanol fuel has a short shelf life and will cause you a lot of carb problems later. DAMHIK

Stabil in the fuel seems to help some but I run my genny every month like religion and burn a 1/4 to a 1/2 tank through to get old gas out and new gas in. PITA, but it saves on trips to the repair man.
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Old 04-05-2013, 10:10 AM   #1607
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Score one for the Yamaha if you like to run the carb dry before storage.
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Old 04-05-2013, 10:23 AM   #1608
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I like to make something like this, small enough to tow behind a motorcycle
This is really cool but I think they want too much... I was quoted $8000.00 up here in Quebec Canada. Are the US prices similar ?

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Old 04-05-2013, 10:27 AM   #1609
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Saw this one in Cycleworld.






http://www.sylvansport.com/
This is what I was quoted $8000.00. It is a tent on a lightweight trailer. I am not sure a bike could pull this, anyway I would not try it.

It is really cool but in my opinion too expensive for what you get!

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Old 04-05-2013, 10:39 AM   #1610
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Seems easier to haul a tent on the bike.
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Old 04-05-2013, 10:51 AM   #1611
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Queen, you could also look at propane fueled generators and dispense with any fuel storage worries completely.

Nice truck, pretty flashy.
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Old 04-05-2013, 11:26 AM   #1612
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Queen, you could also look at propane fueled generators and dispense with any fuel storage worries completely.

Nice truck, pretty flashy.
Thanks, we think it's pretty spiffy.
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Old 04-05-2013, 02:05 PM   #1613
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Seems easier to haul a tent on the bike.
or try this...
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Old 04-05-2013, 06:26 PM   #1614
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I've been camping my whole life, so the tips for basic campground use I've got down pretty well... it's the RV that's new.
I use plastic totes for a lot of our stuff, since We do almost everything outside....
I have one for cookware,
One for dishes utensils cups, this goes in the screen tent
and one for outdoor supplies matches bug stuff, clothes line,etc.

When we set up we just grab the totes, no worries about rain or bugs as we keep them closed up

Only thing inside are clothes and food.
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Old 04-06-2013, 10:38 AM   #1615
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Just took the first step towards camper ownership... swapped out the SUV for a truck. Nissan was offering insane rebates and they gave us a bunch for our trade. It can tow 6100 pounds.

It'll pull that 16' TT no sweat. Just be careful about putting your faith in tow ratings, and thinking 6100# means you can go big. There's also things like frontal area and sidewinds to think about. A 5000# flat trailer loaded with sand or lumber is a lot different from a 5000# TT with 64 sq. ft. of frontal area and 180+ sq. ft. to catch the sidewinds.
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Old 04-06-2013, 12:53 PM   #1616
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I know it's not a trailer, but pretty cool none the less

http://www.outbackimports.ca/sale/HD...tml#HD-2963-02
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Old 04-06-2013, 12:59 PM   #1617
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It'll pull that 16' TT no sweat. Just be careful about putting your faith in tow ratings, and thinking 6100# means you can go big. There's also things like frontal area and sidewinds to think about. A 5000# flat trailer loaded with sand or lumber is a lot different from a 5000# TT with 64 sq. ft. of frontal area and 180+ sq. ft. to catch the sidewinds.
I had to laugh at this. We were looking to replace our Class A with a Fifth Wheel Toy Hauler, Rapter or Velocity in the 36 ft range. Had a salesman, who admitted to being a Harley salesman the week before he started as an RV salesman, attempt to tell me that my F250 SRW would pull the 36ft 5th wheel just fine. Pffft... Pull it across the parking lot just fine but there's no way I'd want to put it on the freeway in that configuration.
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Old 04-06-2013, 02:06 PM   #1618
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I know it's not a trailer, but pretty cool none the less

http://www.outbackimports.ca/sale/HD...tml#HD-2963-02
I saw that thing years ago at a 4x4 show in Red Deer. Pretty cool
but I don't know what it'd be like in a good ol prairie cross wind.
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Old 04-06-2013, 02:07 PM   #1619
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It'll pull that 16' TT no sweat. Just be careful about putting your faith in tow ratings, and thinking 6100# means you can go big. There's also things like frontal area and sidewinds to think about. A 5000# flat trailer loaded with sand or lumber is a lot different from a 5000# TT with 64 sq. ft. of frontal area and 180+ sq. ft. to catch the sidewinds.
My brother offered to let me do a test run with his camper... it's 5800lbs dry, I declined his kind offer.
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Old 04-06-2013, 07:35 PM   #1620
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