Show me your bike loaded with tent camping gear

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I posted my bike back on post #309, but figured I would post again with pictures of my stuff broken down









Curious about the tent footprint. I have the El Capitan 2. Was wondering if your footprint has grommets for the poles or just fabric loops for stakes.

Also, is the white part of yours made out of ripstop fabric or non-ripstop. Apparently there are different versions....I have one of the blue fly models with ripstop.

Thanks


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Curious about the tent footprint. I have the El Capitan 2. Was wondering if your footprint has grommets for the poles or just fabric loops for stakes.

Also, is the white part of yours made out of ripstop fabric or non-ripstop. Apparently there are different versions....I have one of the blue fly models with ripstop.

Thanks


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The footprint is funny. It doesn't 100% fit the floor of the tent. I suspect they had a footprint for a different tent in the bag when I bought it. It's close enough that it has never bothered me. There are grommets for the poles to go through but I have never used them. I just set the tent on top of the footprint and secure the tent with stakes.

Not sure how to check if it's ripstop or not.
 
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Thanks for the reply. There may be a little white tag on the footprint somewhere that may have some tent names on it. If it says scenic pass or Apex then it's like the right one.

The footprints are made to be smaller than the total area of the floor of the tent so that rain doesn't run down the tent and then get caught in an overlap and end up between it and the tent. So it should be smaller.

It's good to hear that you have grommets. Those should reach out to the corners of the tent and then allow you to stick your poles in it allowing you to setup just the fly or take down the tent under the fly in the rain allowing you and the tent to stay dry as you pack.

Mine doesn't have the grommets for some reason and I can't find one anymore online. I oringally imported the tent from Canada and wish I had spent more time hunting a fly with grommets. I'll likely just add some to mine.

Anyway, thanks again for the reply. :)


The footprint is funny. It doesn't 100% fit the floor of the tent. I suspect they had a footprint for a different tent in the bag when I bought it. It's close enough that it has never bothered me. There are grommets for the poles to go through but I have never used them. I just set the tent on top of the footprint and secure the tent with stakes.

Not sure how to check if it's ripstop or not.
 

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Packed and ready to for Sturgis, a month ago.
Yamaha milk-crate, Nelson Rigg side bags, Dowco tankbag. Dry bag with sleeping items, and tent on top. Will have to upgrade the bungee net for any off-road trips, everything worked great...especially the Tenere.


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Pete likes the SWM alot. Quite capable off-road, just a little slow on-road. We did 6,200ks on the trip with one flat (SWM) and no mechanical issues for either bike; by the way my S10 has a little over 70,000ks and going strong.

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Camping for 1 with the Super10 is easy. Camping for 2up riding is the real challenge.

Here we are, 1 week camping in Magdeleine Isles
- Mosko Moto panniers for clothes, tools
- Top case for pillows, air mattresses and extra liner
- Tent is on topcase
- Sleeping bags on panniers
- Tank bag is basically a backpack strapped on the Kriega tank adapter. It contains our valuables.

Surpsingly the bike drives well. At speed it is a freight train and it'll hold it's line effortlessly. Below 5km/h since the front wheel doesnt have as much traction, it is harder.
 

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Took a trip to central Australia in August. First pic is near Farina NSW, second is Uluru (Ayers Rock).

Managed to squeeze quite a bit in both cases, tried to keep camping stuff in one side (tent, mattress, sleeping bag, chair) and other tools/ cooking gear in the other, with the top box for lighter items and extra stuff like walking shoes, small souvenirs for the family. I also fabricated a mount for 5lt of fuel and 5lt of water in place of the pillion seat, as well as 3lt more water in the backpack (strapped to the LH pannier in the pics). Outback Australia is no place to be caught short of water!

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Here's mine after nearly a week on the road with 350 Liters of storage under the pop-up tent top, plus 25+ liters in the top box. Since it's only about 40 lbs on the hitch, and the hitch is low, the 320-ish trailer (loaded) makes the bike easier to ride than with full boxes or a passenger.
Downside is taking it easier in the corners and going into ABS easier if panic braking.
 
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