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    Default Camping with the Spyder and the Spyder

    Went camping near Owensville, MO for the last 2 weeks. Put close to 200 miles a day on the RTL on some of the curviest ribbon roads (that's what my wife calls roads that are up and down hills) in some of the most scenic parts of the Ozarks. Lots of wineries, some breweries, Octoberfest in Hermann and Dutzow, MO and found a place near Owensville that makes the best artisan cheese, although it is down the gravel roads so we took the truck there.

    So what kind of Winnebago toyhauler do we have to tote our Spyder? Well, of course:
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    Camping? Where is the tent?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gwolf View Post
    Camping? Where is the tent?
    LOL - Back in the mists of time, I did motorcycle camping by making a bivvy with a small tarp over the bike. I moved up to a jungle hammock to keep me dry and the bugs away, then to a 1 person pup tent. Camped with hiking gear, light and small to keep it manageable on a bike. Got married and got a bigger tent, a "3 person" dome tent. Barely big enough for the both of us and a minimal amount of gear. (3 adults in a "3 person" tent better be very good friends.) Found a great deal on an original Time Out - the trailer became a platform and you basically put an umbrella tent on it, not the fold up Time Outs of today. Stepped up to a Bunkhouse motorcycle camper, that folds out, for about 10 years. Went through a used motorhome but didn't have that long enough to take the bikes, got a 43' toy hauler we were going to go fulltime in, but when we decided to keep the sticks and bricks we downsized so we could fit into more campgrounds. Loving the Spyder toy hauler, yes it is "Glamping" in an RV more than camping, but when you're Medicare age the creature comforts count.
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    Just yanking your chain........ I used to camp with an old military sleeping bag and a poncho. Now I usually camp at the Day's Inn. Age and broken bones has made sleeping on the dirt less enjoyable.

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    2021 RT LTD Petrol Blue DARK delivered 9/22/20


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    I run a 38’ Fuzion Fifthwheel for 3+ week trips and a 2020 work and play 25’ bumper pull for primitive and short distances. We have been running Toyhauler and decked out snowmobile trailers for many years. It’s the only way to go. Having a refrig and especially a freezer is great. You can always stay warm and dry by other means In my honest opinion Fiberglass sides are the only way to go.


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    First time out in a Time-Out Deluxe last weekend. We went to Warren Dunes State Park in Mich. They charge every out of state a 18$ one time entry fee in ADDITION to your camping fee. Even though my wife and I had one campsite, they still charged EACH of us the 18$ since my wife rides her own. Everything worked good but we have a few adjustments to make to the equipment. I got a set of mirrors that attach to the handlebars so I could see past the trailer. That was the only mod to the bike beside the hitch and wiring. Tow's great, just a little loss of MPG. The bummer was there were so many people there (think Wal-Mart on black Friday) with campfires there was smoke everywhere. In the evening I had my head lamp on and I could see the smoke in the beam and what I thought were bunches of gnats was actually ash from the campfires floating. The campsite was ok with enough room to set up the camper and store the small cargo trailer she pulls and park the bikes without interfering with the fire ring or the picnic table. We were planning to go to Chain O' Lakes State Park in Indiana this weekend but there is to much rain and cold in the forecast so we cancelled that weekend. We are planning a 3 or 4 or maybe 5 week trip out west next year. We had a Aspin Sentry trailer years ago and the Time Out is not much different. All in All, we like it. Since the Time Out does not have any place to store items "out of sight" I am thinking about fabricating a storage area out of sheet metal that will fit between the wheel wells this winter. Or I could just cheap out and store them in the cargo trailer.

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