Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 12-28-2013, 05:41 PM   #43
Rivet Master
 
m.hony's Avatar
 
2013 30' Classic
Greenwood , Mississippi
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 11,826
My original vintage built in Iowa by Kann manufacturing Linear recumbent bicycle folds, but I can't do it without getting greasy from that really long chain. Our campground bikes are just ordinary diamond frame mountain bikes that go in the bed of the pickup.
__________________

__________________
2013 Classic 30 Limited
2007 Silver Toyota Tundra Crew Max Limited 5.7 iForce
2006 Vivid Black Harley-Davidson Road King Classic
1999 Black Nissan Pathfinder LE
TAC #MS-10
WBCCI #1811, Region 6, Unit 56
Airforums #70955
m.hony is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2013, 01:36 AM   #44
Rivet Slave
 
Rocinante's Avatar

 
2014 27' FB International
Western WA , Washington
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 3,432
Blog Entries: 49
My recumbent trike folds very easily. Thus, we agree, folding bikes are a good idea. Due to neck issues I can no longer ride conventional bikes for any length of time, but I can spend all day on a recumbent.
__________________

__________________
Rocinante is our 2014 International Signature 27FB
(Named for John Steinbeck's camper from "Travels With Charley")


Rocinante is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2013, 06:02 AM   #45
Rivet Master
 
SilverEagle6's Avatar
 
2013 25' Flying Cloud
2008 30' Classic
On The Road To Wherever We End Up , Traveling the USA
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 533
X2 on the folding bikes. After many hours of researching, we bought tow Dahon 7 speed bikes. I can bold them and put them in a Rubbermaid tub for transport in the TV Really enjoy them
__________________
Jeanne and John, and always with us...Jake
2008 30' Classic Ltd Rear twin, 2014 Ford Super Duty
WBCCI 3100, unit 12, TAC USA-1, Escapees 129379

https://instagram.com/silvereagle3100/
SilverEagle6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2013, 07:38 AM   #46
4 Rivet Member
 
2011 30' Flying Cloud
Arvada , Colorado
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 395
We have this bike rack. It works great!

http://www.arvika.ca
__________________
Jack46 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2013, 08:15 AM   #47
Rivet Master
 
mefly2's Avatar
 
2015 25' FB Eddie Bauer
Western , ** Big Sky Country ** Montana
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 2,283
Quote:
Originally Posted by streaminlife View Post
Silvery Moon- I know what you mean about keeping an eye on payload. We are in the same position. We were thinking of getting a topper/cap for the truck but may end up with a tonneau cover instead, not sure yet. We would like to take bikes with us, and one of the forum members mentioned they have the AS bike rack that goes on the back of the trailer. So, no extra payload weight. Could be a good option for us 1/2 tons. I just found this link for truck stop locations - click on the state of interest, and you get listings by city. I haven't yet explored the site much, but maybe it will have some info on scales: Truck Stop Info Plus - find a great truck stop!
The bed cap plusses "outweigh" any negative impact on your potential payload reduction even for a 1/2 ton ... YMMV

The topper will allow easy access to your bikes as well as easy covered access to a generator located in the rear of the bed. We like the security for all our gear in there and have utilized a cap on all of our trucks for the last 40 years. It is really mandatory when you live where there is either much snow or rain - most folks find that whereas the toppers are pretty much water tight - the same can not be said for most tonneau covers. It is nice to be able to simply open the door / tailgate and not have to worry about where the snow load will dump!
__________________
mefly2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2013, 12:19 PM   #48
Rivet Slave
 
Rocinante's Avatar

 
2014 27' FB International
Western WA , Washington
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 3,432
Blog Entries: 49
Thanks! We have a cap on order now for those very reasons. It's a top of the line lightweight fiberglass product, so we feel the trade-offs will be positive overall.
__________________
Rocinante is our 2014 International Signature 27FB
(Named for John Steinbeck's camper from "Travels With Charley")


Rocinante is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2013, 03:38 PM   #49
Rivet Master
 
mefly2's Avatar
 
2015 25' FB Eddie Bauer
Western , ** Big Sky Country ** Montana
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 2,283
Quote:
Originally Posted by Silvery Moon View Post
Thanks! We have a cap on order now for those very reasons. It's a top of the line lightweight fiberglass product, so we feel the trade-offs will be positive overall.
Hey you have this all figured out - much better than when we got our first. Tell the folks at AS NW / Covington ... hello from the EB with Helos from MT!
__________________
mefly2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2013, 09:11 PM   #50
2 Rivet Member
 
2014 27' Flying Cloud
Seattle , Washington
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 86
Thank you, mefly2 - great advice. I did not even think of the snow/weather/water-tightness of the truck cap vs. the tonneau cover. We would much prefer the cap but were a little concerned about max payload.

Silvery Moon- what type of cap did you order for your truck? (If you do not mind sharing.) I am curious about the lightweight ones.
__________________
streaminlife is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2013, 09:13 PM   #51
2 Rivet Member
 
2014 27' Flying Cloud
Seattle , Washington
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 86
Nice bike rack, Jack46! I had not seen one like that before - so many great options out there.
__________________
streaminlife is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2014, 08:58 PM   #52
Rivet Puller
 
SeeMore's Avatar
 
2003 28' Safari S/O
Marietta , Georgia
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 1,232
Images: 3
Quote:
Originally Posted by m.hony View Post
Every time I "unstick" the windows and close them again, they become stuck again.
Basically I have to "unstick" them every time I open them.
I even tried putting baby powder on the rubber.
I have also tried rubbing petroleum jelly on the rubber.
Maybe it's our 100% humidity environment.
I keep an expired credit card in my wallet for the "unsticking".
Use 303 Protectant. Jelly has petroleum in it which further decays the gasket. 303 works great on rubber and is a UV barrier as well so tires are another target application.
__________________
"Good judgement comes from experience. Experience comes from bad judgement."

Sirs Gawain & Galahad
Air #48582, S/SO #003, WBCCI #4584
SeeMore is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2014, 09:41 PM   #53
Rivet Master
 
m.hony's Avatar
 
2013 30' Classic
Greenwood , Mississippi
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 11,826
Where do I buy 303 protectant?
__________________
2013 Classic 30 Limited
2007 Silver Toyota Tundra Crew Max Limited 5.7 iForce
2006 Vivid Black Harley-Davidson Road King Classic
1999 Black Nissan Pathfinder LE
TAC #MS-10
WBCCI #1811, Region 6, Unit 56
Airforums #70955
m.hony is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2014, 10:28 PM   #54
Rivet Puller
 
SeeMore's Avatar
 
2003 28' Safari S/O
Marietta , Georgia
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 1,232
Images: 3
Quote:
Originally Posted by m.hony View Post
Where do I buy 303 protectant?
CampingWorld just added it to their inventory. Most any aviation supplier has it (it was originally made for that industry) and I have seen it in auto parts stores recently.
__________________
"Good judgement comes from experience. Experience comes from bad judgement."

Sirs Gawain & Galahad
Air #48582, S/SO #003, WBCCI #4584
SeeMore is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2014, 10:36 PM   #55
Rivet Master
 
PharmGeek's Avatar

 
2014 30' FB FC Bunk
Hoover , Alabama
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 3,377
I heard someone say my name

I never heard of a folding bike - sounds cool
__________________
“The atoms of our bodies are traceable to stars that manufactured them...We are not figuratively, but literally stardust.”


PharmGeek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2014, 10:38 PM   #56
Rivet Puller
 
SeeMore's Avatar
 
2003 28' Safari S/O
Marietta , Georgia
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 1,232
Images: 3
Quote:
Originally Posted by PharmGeek View Post
I heard someone say my name

I never heard of a folding bike - sounds cool
Its sorta like half a pill. It was whole until someone broke it.
__________________

__________________
"Good judgement comes from experience. Experience comes from bad judgement."

Sirs Gawain & Galahad
Air #48582, S/SO #003, WBCCI #4584
SeeMore is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:09 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.