Bug out bicycle camper

Discussion in 'Off Grid Living' started by GhostX, Jan 25, 2017.


  1. GhostX

    GhostX Monkey

    This might be something I'm going to put together in the future.

     
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  2. RightHand

    RightHand Maslow's Contradiction Moderator Founding Member

    I wonder what it cost him to fabricate not including his labor.
     
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  3. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    What's it weigh,I wonder?
     
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  4. DKR

    DKR Raconteur of the first stripe

  5. GhostX

    GhostX Monkey

    Oh wow. I just found his improved design.

     
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  6. GhostX

    GhostX Monkey

    And here's a kid who did it based on his design
     
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  7. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus

    Interesting concept.....the end of the trailer closest to the bike/tractor would benefit from a triangular fairing which would reduce wind resistance...particularly in the face of a headwind....just sayin'
     
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  8. rjburk

    rjburk Monkey

    he would not go far in the mountains where I live.....he would be pulling and pushing a lot.....
     
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  9. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    Exactly why I asked the weight. It's steep around here, too.
     
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  10. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus

    Balsa anyone??? I'd suggest gopherwood, but that's as rare as genuine rocking horse doo doo these days. ;)
     
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  11. arleigh

    arleigh Goophy monkey

    Problems I see are
    weight,up and down hills ,
    wear and tear against breaks, chains and sprockets and one's self.
    rough roads,
    or no roads,
    wind and rain and snow.
    traffic ,
    sharing the road with traffic may not work out most places.
    Ideally if your going to do any thing like that is to use the foot print of a small trailer that use for towing kids, and fold it out for use.
    In short haul a tent and gear in a much lower profile more secure vessel.
    Things to consider .
    tire repair.
    Ideally tires and axils match bike and trailer, that way only need ing one type of tire and tube.
    If a wheel is already built ready to go, making the swap would only take seconds . figuring on bad weather and no where safe to resort to at the moment. It happens.
    Years ago I built a small trailer for my son to haul junk for recycling on has bicycle .i used Moped tires and incorporated the breaks as well . we lived in the mountains so hills were a serious factor, especially going down hill with 200 extra lbs of dead weight.
     
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  12. Thunder5Ranch

    Thunder5Ranch Monkey+++

    Yet another reason to bug in rather than out IMO :) Pretty much limited to pavement or hard trails with that get up. In most SHTF situations the last thing I would do is travel roads and trails that would be functional on. May as well put a billboard on it that says "COME TAKE MY STUFF".
     
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  13. GhostX

    GhostX Monkey

    My only thoughts are that preSHTF, a police officer cannot stop you and demand your license in one of these. He would need probable cause in order to conduct a search as well.
     
  14. DKR

    DKR Raconteur of the first stripe

    Thanks for posting. One of the very few UToob vids I've watched all the way thru. Entertaining and I enjoy young folks (with some support) building something and then using it. Quite the trip by bicycle.
     
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  15. DKR

    DKR Raconteur of the first stripe

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    Commercial (Brit) product for 2200 USD. Folds for movement,
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    I'd sure as heck want so 'electric assist' for something this heavy - (45 Kg) but it large enough to live in for a bit
    Unfolded, it measures 8 1/2 feet long (2.6 m) and just under 3 1/4 feet tall (99 cm).

    More here - Bike towable micro camper that sleeps two now on sale (video)
     
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  16. DKR

    DKR Raconteur of the first stripe

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    Elkin's Burning Man camper (recliner in a box) - see his web page for more on this
     
  17. DKR

    DKR Raconteur of the first stripe

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    Aus Düsseldorf erreicht uns folgende Neuheit -- just a prototype. Most bike camper never get past the prototype stage. No market.
     
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  18. DKR

    DKR Raconteur of the first stripe

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  19. DKR

    DKR Raconteur of the first stripe

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    A Brit one-off. The telly is a bit over the top....
     
  20. DKR

    DKR Raconteur of the first stripe

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    too...err cool not to post. Home on the range indeed.
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