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    Re: Packing on top

    Thread is getting close to coming to a stop.
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    Re: Packing on top

    Quote Originally Posted by lytle1gw View Post
    Thread is getting close to coming to a stop.
    I am DUN..done

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    Re: Packing on top

    Camping means different things to different people, just as pack light means different things to different people!
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    Re: Packing on top

    Quote Originally Posted by Dusty Boots View Post
    Camping means different things to different people, just as pack light means different things to different people!
    Camping with a motorcycle is a different animal altogether ...

    I've done so much with so little for so long ... Now I can do nearly anything with almost nothing.

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    Re: Packing on top

    Quote Originally Posted by G wizz View Post
    Camping with a motorcycle is a different animal altogether ...
    When I refer to camping on this forum, it goes without saying I mean by bike, George!

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    Re: Packing on top

    I've always been of the opinion keeping the loaded weight of the bike under the manufacturers stated GVWR and towing capacity a pretty good guideline.
    When I rode 2 up I rode BMWs, at the time they had a higher load capacity rating than the Goldwing.
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    Re: Packing on top

    Quote Originally Posted by Dusty Boots View Post
    When I refer to camping on this forum, it goes without saying I mean by bike, George!
    Well ... DUH!

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    Re: Packing on top

    There was a mention of a case and a half of h2o going along for the ride. I discovered on a trip that when you stop for fuel at a travel center and check out the available liquid refreshments, a lot of gas stations have gallon jugs of drinking water and it's pretty cheap, like a couple of bucks. Has nothing to do with this subject, just thought I'd throw that money saver out there. I do drink the water in the bottles when I'm on the road to hydrate, but when I'm camping, its main use is to brew coffee in the A.M. and I usually just get it out of the tap. Hasn't got me sick yet. Most other liquid consumption for me is sparkling adult beverages )
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    Re: Packing on top

    Quote Originally Posted by bvail View Post
    There was a mention of a case and a half of h2o going along for the ride. I discovered on a trip that when you stop for fuel at a travel center and check out the available liquid refreshments, a lot of gas stations have gallon jugs of drinking water and it's pretty cheap.
    FYI ... Most grocery stores and places like Wal-Mart have the gallon jugs of water also ...

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    Re: Packing on top

    Deb and I spent two weeks on the bike 'camping' (we had a tent, air mattresses, sheets and blankets, but NO cooking stuff).
    We did not pull (or own) a trailer on that trip. We toured from Illinois to Canada (circled Lake Superior).
    We each had a saddlebag (1990 Yamaha Venture) for our individual stuff. My only comment to her was that she could take anything she wanted, as long as what she wanted, fit into her saddlebag. The trunk contained the bedding and the trunk rack had the tent. We had rain gear and leather riding gear. Oh, and a tank bag.
    She received several comments while on the trip from other motorcycle pillions that they could never do what she did (as far as packing). In fact, Deb had room in her saddlebag to buy several items on the trip (Norwegian sweater, souvenirs, 'pretty rocks', etc.
    And if it makes any difference, this was the FIRST overnight motorcycle trip she had ever taken.
    Just sayin'.
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