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Buzzcut1

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Funny but coming from years of Backpacking and working as a traveling sales guy I find that taking more gear than I can pack in two gym bags is just something I can't do. The wardrobes are always half empty and I am always finding something that the wife packed in a compartment when we first bought the TC yet have never used to toss out on each trip. The pantry is probably half empty as are most of the drawers. I can't see wanting a biger TC or anything like a fiver or toy hauler, heck I find towing the horse trailer to shows to be a big enough pain. The tc is for eating and sleeping, if its light out I will most likely be Hiking, Fishing or Mt Biking. I like the simplicity of just parking the truck where I want to stay, which for me means dry camping as I really don't like staying with 50 or more of my closest strangers at a full service campground. Might also be why I live out in the hills 15 miles from the nearest town, store, market, gas station, sidewalk or streetlight.


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garryk6 wrote:

mountainkowboy wrote:

Reddog1 wrote:

btggraphix wrote:

Reddog1 wrote:

Super_Dave wrote:

If storage is an issue with a TC, then the best tow behind storage is a boat!
No, no, no. The best tow behind storage is a Suzuki Samurai. You can't sight see San Francisco or the desert in a boat.

Wayne


Non no no, it's a flatbed trailer with dirt bikes + your storage.

You see? A TC works for any or all of these!
That is all good, and the Zuke can be on top of the flatbed trailer to protect your storage. Might even put the bike in the front of the trailer.

Wayne


Truck, S&S on its back, Trailer, Harley on the front, Scout behind it. Ready for anything.....priceless!


Kowboy! All you need is the boat up on top the Scout, then you have it all covered!!!!

Garry in AK


I've never been a boating guy (though I certainly enjoy it) but we've always figured if we ever got a boat, it would be a party barge (pontoon boat)......so my thought is the deck of the pontoon boat would haul quite a few dirt bikes and other gear.

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Buzzcut1 wrote:

Funny but coming from years of Backpacking and working as a traveling sales guy I find that taking more gear than I can pack in two gym bags is just something I can't do. The wardrobes are always half empty and I am always finding something that the wife packed in a compartment when we first bought the TC yet have never used to toss out on each trip. The pantry is probably half empty as are most of the drawers. I can't see wanting a biger TC or anything like a fiver or toy hauler, heck I find towing the horse trailer to shows to be a big enough pain. The tc is for eating and sleeping, if its light out I will most likely be Hiking, Fishing or Mt Biking. I like the simplicity of just parking the truck where I want to stay, which for me means dry camping as I really don't like staying with 50 or more of my closest strangers at a full service campground. Might also be why I live out in the hills 15 miles from the nearest town, store, market, gas station, sidewalk or streetlight.


I completely agree. Less is more, more or less. This world needs a lot less more and a lot more less. I could go on, but that would be more rather than less.


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I appreciate the fact that with a TC, I can pretty much go where ever I want, city or in the sticks. If anyone can camp there, so can I. I appreciate taking my TC to spend the night with friends and family, parking in their driveway or on the street. I do take it if the wife and I are going shopping all day. I still take stuff out of my TC. Just about every trip, I have more room, not less. I have a 11.5 foot TC with no slide, and really have no special interest in a smaller TC. I seldom remove it from the truck, and it sits in front of my garage loaded and ready to go. It keeps my beer cold, and provides me with a place to visit my friends and an outside toilet.

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garryk6 wrote:

mountainkowboy wrote:

Reddog1 wrote:

btggraphix wrote:

Reddog1 wrote:

Super_Dave wrote:

If storage is an issue with a TC, then the best tow behind storage is a boat!
No, no, no. The best tow behind storage is a Suzuki Samurai. You can't sight see San Francisco or the desert in a boat.

Wayne


Non no no, it's a flatbed trailer with dirt bikes + your storage.

You see? A TC works for any or all of these!
That is all good, and the Zuke can be on top of the flatbed trailer to protect your storage. Might even put the bike in the front of the trailer.

Wayne


Truck, S&S on its back, Trailer, Harley on the front, Scout behind it. Ready for anything.....priceless!


Kowboy! All you need is the boat up on top the Scout, then you have it all covered!!!!

Garry in AK


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Posted: 01/05/12 09:05am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

btggraphix wrote:

garryk6 wrote:

mountainkowboy wrote:

Reddog1 wrote:

btggraphix wrote:

Reddog1 wrote:

Super_Dave wrote:

If storage is an issue with a TC, then the best tow behind storage is a boat!
No, no, no. The best tow behind storage is a Suzuki Samurai. You can't sight see San Francisco or the desert in a boat.

Wayne


Non no no, it's a flatbed trailer with dirt bikes + your storage.

You see? A TC works for any or all of these!
That is all good, and the Zuke can be on top of the flatbed trailer to protect your storage. Might even put the bike in the front of the trailer.

Wayne



Truck, S&S on its back, Trailer, Harley on the front, Scout behind it. Ready for anything.....priceless!


Kowboy! All you need is the boat up on top the Scout, then you have it all covered!!!!

Garry in AK


I've never been a boating guy (though I certainly enjoy it) but we've always figured if we ever got a boat, it would be a party barge (pontoon boat)......so my thought is the deck of the pontoon boat would haul quite a few dirt bikes and other gear.


The trailer idea is great. But I prefer an Enclosed Trailer/Cargo Trailer, with a ramp in back and a 'walk door' on the side. Keeps the Truck and TC lighter, and the accessories, clean, organized, And 'out of sight'.

TC stays on the truck unless, the bed is needed for hauling something large.


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The trailer idea is great. But I prefer an Enclosed Trailer/Cargo Trailer, with a ramp in back and a 'walk door' on the side. Keeps the Truck and TC lighter, and the accessories, clean, organized, And 'out of sight'.

TC stays on the truck unless, the bed is needed for hauling something large.


My trailer plans are just the Scout sits exposed and the front will be enclosed with a side ramp-door for the Harley and extra storage area. I would love an enclosed trailer but think that would get heavy considering what I would carry.

TC pretty much lives on the truck now too.

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rehoppe wrote:

mountainkowboy wrote:

rehoppe wrote:


The trailer idea is great. But I prefer an Enclosed Trailer/Cargo Trailer, with a ramp in back and a 'walk door' on the side. Keeps the Truck and TC lighter, and the accessories, clean, organized, And 'out of sight'.

TC stays on the truck unless, the bed is needed for hauling something large.


My trailer plans are just the Scout sits exposed and the front will be enclosed with a side ramp-door for the Harley and extra storage area. I would love an enclosed trailer but think that would get heavy considering what I would carry.

TC pretty much lives on the truck now too.


An additional reason for the enclosed trailer is. If someone goes fishing with me and I find that they snore louder than I. THEY can sleep in the 'spare' room. Throw in a cot and you're golden.

See,, I'm actually 'somewhat' civilized.


ROFLMAO!!

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mountainkowboy wrote:

rehoppe wrote:


The trailer idea is great. But I prefer an Enclosed Trailer/Cargo Trailer, with a ramp in back and a 'walk door' on the side. Keeps the Truck and TC lighter, and the accessories, clean, organized, And 'out of sight'.

TC stays on the truck unless, the bed is needed for hauling something large.


My trailer plans are just the Scout sits exposed and the front will be enclosed with a side ramp-door for the Harley and extra storage area. I would love an enclosed trailer but think that would get heavy considering what I would carry.

TC pretty much lives on the truck now too.


An additional reason for the enclosed trailer is. If someone goes fishing with me and I find that they snore louder than I. THEY can sleep in the 'spare' room. Throw in a cot and you're golden.

See,, I'm actually 'somewhat' civilized.

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One factor is age and companions to help you. At 75 I just couldn't do it.
After some camping experience what I have observed is that Motorhome users NEED that extra vehicle to travel convenientlt abs cheaply. Consider youself lucky to iwn a TC.

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