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post #291 of 325 (permalink) Old 07-27-2015, 08:29 AM
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So what are you guys with out trailers doing for water??
I always carry at least a collapsable cooler with 4 - 32oz bottles. Whenever possible, fill one and freeze it solid, fill two half full of water and freeze and one with cold water. Before leaving, fill the half full ones with water. This provides almost enough water for 400 miles. Refill as needed at fast food restaurants.

I will be adding a 70-100 oz camelback before next trip. I always have a 20 oz. cup with straw in the drink holder as well.

Started wearing an evaporative cooling vest which works great for about 1.5 hours under a mess jacket to keep my core cooler.

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So what are you guys with out trailers doing for water??


I carry a collapsible water container and fill it when I get to where I am stopping for the night:





If I am staying at a place that does not have water, I will set up camp and then find a place to fill it. It straps easily to the seat when it is filled.

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I prefer to pull a small 40" x 48" Harbour Frieght that I am lengthening the tongue on and building a box for... I will carry all camping supplies...
I have an Ozark Trails 10' x 10' ez up tent... 2 minutes...
I sleep on an 18" high airbed...
a double sleeping bag...
Clothes and other stuff...

I find towing a small trailer is the way to go...
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When we are going away for vacation I use my trailer.
Than I can take everything I like.
Than we have enough storage space.

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that is a very nice trailer.

and what you said, is exactly why I really like my trailer.
I feel "self sufficient" when I have it stocked for my needs, or potential crises that may develop... I have spare parts for just about anything that might be needed in a general maintenance sort of way. Spare battery, alternator, tools, screws, plastic push fasteners that always seem to break, a plastic box with 18 compartments full of electrical terminals, solder, etc.... and more room for my clothes than I need....

My last tour let me know that you can carry way too much in the way of clothing.... unless you plan on going to a frigid climate from a hot summer climate....

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Yes, I have a 600 liter trailer and a 320 liter topbox.
So thats enough. And I have my trunks on my Wing.
So I can really take a lot with me.

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I have done a fair anount of camping on numerous motorcyles. The tent I use is a Hi Tech Pathfinder 8. It is 8 feet square and has reasonable headroom. It is pretty cheap, light wieght and small and is less than fifty bucks at big 5 sporting goods. It comes with a fly and I have been in some pretty bad storms and never had any trouble. To get a decent nights sleep I use a Termarest self inflating pad under my sleeping bag. (one pebble can ruin a nights sleep and so can sleeping on the cold ground. I also use a self inflating pillow. My sleeping bag is a sleep-cell which I purchased from Costco and is good to around 20 degrees. More important is has zippers in the foot and sides which allow in air when it is warm but has screening to keep out and bugs. The Tent, Bag, and Pad, are placed into a waterproof Duffle bag along with my soft plastic water holder, miniature butane stove with pot, (I like hot coffee in the morning) and whatever food I am carying and tied either on the passenger seat or on top of the trunk if my girlfriend comes along. My whole set up cost less than a hundred fifty dollars and it works

I strongly suggest the duffle bag since a wet sleeping bag is no fun and it also keps everything together.
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Another thing that can ruin a good nights sleep, is just a plain air mattress under you.

Talk about being cold...............

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A wealth of information in this post... I have some things I am missing... a sun shade for my tent... The tent is 10x10x6 ez-up tent from Ozark Trails... What size tarp should I get to create sun/rain cover??? also need a few tent poles(in case no trees) and a couple of small tables,,, one inside and one outside(wally-world)...
Then I need some dunkers from Tim Hortons for my morning coffee...

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