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    I see about 10 years ago there was a poll on this. This was interesting to me because last week I was away camping for 5 days and took my wing out on a gravel road to get to the campsite I wanted to stay at. I also visited another campsite in the area. All totaled I drove about 75Km's on a gravel road. It got me thinking how many do this? For those that do I was curious as to what kind of tires you run. Is one better for non-pavement than others?

  • #2
    Re: what kind of moto-camper

    What wing model?
    2008 GL1800 Level 4
    1988 KampARoo pop up
    Previously 2007 & 2008 Aspen Sentry


    • #3
      Re: what kind of moto-camper

      2012 Wing with 95,000 miles
      2016 Rollahome. Just got back from Banff/Jasper Alberta area and 5,786 miles of smiles
      2012 Goldwing & matching Hannigan GL trailer
      Windbender, Traxxion triple tree & AK20 struts
      Michelin Alpin ZP rear tire
      2016 Roll-A-Home camper


      • #4
        Re: what kind of moto-camper

        For a Wing I myself don't no of many tires that are made for dirt /gravel roads. My 05' just turned 87,000 miles. I have tried bridgestones and Dunlop's favoring the Dunlop Elite III's. I don't go looking for dirt/gravel roads but have done many to get to a particular destination. Most campgrounds I frequent once inside are gravel and have never had a problem.
        Keith R.
        Sun City, SoCal
        05' Honda GoldWing
        AKA ownst100 STOC 1211


        • #5
          Re: what kind of moto-camper

          Car tire works well on gravel roads.
          sigpicAspen Classic Camper, 06 GL1800

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          • #6
            Re: what kind of moto-camper

            I camped at a few places last year that were gravel and dirt/sand roads. I pull a trailer but not a camper/trailer. I had no problems with the gravel, its the sandy roads that I don't care for. The campground I was at in Custer, SD I had to go around the office 180 degree turn then go down a fairly steep hill, probably about 45 or 50 degree, then make another turn to get to my campsite...all on gravel. After 3 weeks of in and out of there I had no fears of gravel or dirt roads. I also have a car tire on my VTX 1800 N.


            • #7
              Re: what kind of moto-camper

              I run Dunlop E-3s on my FXR, I live on gravel. They seem to combine good traction on pavement, but don't get too much damage from rocks and gravel.


              • #8
                Re: what kind of moto-camper

                Double dark works very good on gravel. A thick layer of rubber to protect from puncture spreading the weight out over a larger area to offer stability and not digging in.
                '05 ST1300 - 1987 TravelLite p'up, 1999 Roll-A-Home
                While you're alive, shine: never let your mood decline. We've a brief span of life to spend: Time necessitates an end.


                • #9
                  Re: what kind of moto-camper

                  My Metzeler ME880s got me safely across Labrador a couple years ago. I was pulling my UniGo behind my 2001 Goldwing GL1800A. No problems across many km of rough roads.


                  • #10
                    Re: what kind of moto-camper

                    I use Metzeler Tourances on my V-Strom and they work fine on gravel. On my Road King I have used ME880s and Avon tires in the past. I guess I ride on gravel enough that I don't notice.

                    2017 Suzuki DL650A V-Strom 2005 Suzuki DL650 V-Strom, 2002 Harley Road King Classic, 1976 Harley Sportster


                    • #11
                      Re: what kind of moto-camper

                      My wing has done some gravel roads.

                      MY Trike has never had a problem.


                      • #12
                        Re: what kind of moto-camper

                        I'm camped right now in a county park with sand/dirt roads and washboard into the park camping area.

                        Before, on my 2-wheeler, it would have been hell getting to site. With trike, what dirt road? Its wide enough, lets go.
                        Gypsy JR
                        2016 Harley-Davidson Tri Glide Ultra
                        2014 TimeOut Deluxe trailer
                        Living the Gypsy Life... slow, lazy, happy, and don't give a damn