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Old 27 Sep 2013
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first off.....i am not using this for the bike,but the practicality with space to cook,blog,sit or stand....even dance while its pissing out.....also i cant afford a hotel.the tent looks ideal for the lone traveler WITH TIME,
ok its 6kilos but i think the pros outway the cons....well for me any way the complete tent-web-img_6960.jpg

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Can it be put up in a smaller configuration - think about putting it up for one night only, moving on the next day and then repeat for a few weeks.. you'll get sick of putting all that up if your not stopping for a few nights in a row.


And trying to hide .. you don't want a bright colour... Ok on the bottom of the tent - you can use that to attract attention if you need to .. but something less attention getting overall is better.
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Can it be put up in a smaller configuration - think about putting it up for one night only, moving on the next day and then repeat for a few weeks.. you'll get sick of putting all that up if your not stopping for a few nights in a row.


And trying to hide .. you don't want a bright colour... Ok on the bottom of the tent - you can use that to attract attention if you need to .. but something less attention getting overall is better.
yeh its pretty quick to pitch,down to 10 mins,this one isnt mine i actually ordered the green one,i wouldnt be caught dead with a yellow/orange tent
there will be times when il be pitched for a week,any way i HATE crawling in around tents lying on my back pissed of listening to the rain,cramped up bearly able to breath,i can fold out my 2.5 kilo foldable chair,put on a steak,make a cup of tea and read a book all inside the tent while gazing out at the rain,for an extra 3-5mins of work pitching,im telling you its worth it!
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Hi Brian,
I would be very sceptical parking a bike so close, that if it fell over it would hit you or trash your tent.
If you have the space to carry a larger tent it is a real luxury - every aspect of tent dwelling is easier, except finding a level, dry pitch without ants, mosquitoes and noisy neighbors.
safe travels, let us know how it goes

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Hi Brian,
I would be very sceptical parking a bike so close, that if it fell over it would hit you or trash your tent.
If you have the space to carry a larger tent it is a real luxury - every aspect of tent dwelling is easier, except finding a level, dry pitch without ants, mosquitoes and noisy neighbors.
safe travels, let us know how it goes

Peter, in Oslo
thanks peter,yes it is a risk,but my dr can fit in lenght ways also,but to be honest i dont think il even have the bike inside,its the room to be able to relax that i wanted it for,write my blogs etc,crawling around in the rain in low two man tents is not my thing anymore
ps you live in oslo,drove there 2 years ago,2mins in the capital and i got a 100euro parking fine(that still needs paying) loved norway
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You must have shown some rare initiative to get such a fine, and that was standing still. You can imagine the fine you get for speeding, more than 50% of the limit and you walk home

/d: FOR-1990-06-29-492 :d/ Forskrift om forenklet forelegg i vegtrafikksaker

Met a pissed-off german guy returning from Norway in Varberg Sweden. He was caught speeding two times in same day in Østerdalen. Slow learner. They cleaned him out, and told him to leave Norway.

Back to tents, I have several types and sizes. Also use a hammock, which is very handy, but no privacy and has to hang from something solid.

Safe travels,

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Great tent, I think having the ability to hide the bike away or work on the bike in a torrential downpour is a big advantage.

As long as the tent is not too big or heavy.

Like you say for a year plus of travel 3 mins extra per pitch is a little to pay for space and comfort.

I saw a tepee style tent that could sleep 3 in a netted section still had room for four more and weighed in at 4.5 kgs, not sure if you could fit a bike in there but it seemed like a good price at around £200
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Great tent, I think having the ability to hide the bike away or work on the bike in a torrential downpour is a big advantage.

As long as the tent is not too big or heavy.

Like you say for a year plus of travel 3 mins extra per pitch is a little to pay for space and comfort.

I saw a tepee style tent that could sleep 3 in a netted section still had room for four more and weighed in at 4.5 kgs, not sure if you could fit a bike in there but it seemed like a good price at around £200
yes i have to agree,hiding and working on the bike is another huge bonus,
i was looking at those tepee tents,great prices & loads of room but what swung it for me about the expedition tent was the fact that i could cook inside the bike area of the tent with the door left up without getting gassed by fumes or soaked by the rain they are pricey but i always say where you sleep at night for a year or so really tips the delicate balance of your sanity
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You must have shown some rare initiative to get such a fine, and that was standing still. You can imagine the fine you get for speeding, more than 50% of the limit and you walk home

/d: FOR-1990-06-29-492 :d/ Forskrift om forenklet forelegg i vegtrafikksaker

Met a pissed-off german guy returning from Norway in Varberg Sweden. He was caught speeding two times in same day in Østerdalen. Slow learner. They cleaned him out, and told him to leave Norway.

Back to tents, I have several types and sizes. Also use a hammock, which is very handy, but no privacy and has to hang from something solid.

Safe travels,

Peter, in Oslo
my god i could only imagine,poor lad,what happend to me was i parked on the side of a street got off the bike went into a shop and bought a coffee,came out and a yellow ticket was wrapped on the handlebars,expensive fine list,im guessing i was lucky when me and my brother were doing 170mph from stockholm to oslo on one or two nice roads we would of had a long walk home i was looking at hammocks they look the job and light too,great nights sleep im betting!
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Also be aware of the carcinogenic and just not very pleasant effects of petrol fumes in an enclosed environment like a tent. I tried sharing the back of a van with 1 and 2 bikes and it wasn't a pleasant experience. Won't be doing it again . We're not talking leaks here, just fumes from the petrol cap breather.
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Also be aware of the carcinogenic and just not very pleasant effects of petrol fumes in an enclosed environment like a tent. I tried sharing the back of a van with 1 and 2 bikes and it wasn't a pleasant experience. Won't be doing it again . We're not talking leaks here, just fumes from the petrol cap breather.
Chris if you had a more reliable bike you wouldn't have to share the back of a van with it
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Chris if you had a more reliable bike you wouldn't have to share the back of a van with it
Sorry. Should have been more precise: Dirt bike in van travelling to and from trail riding event. The bike in question is yellow and ultra reliable...

I've heard orange Lada aficionados like your good self have shares in the RAC And our American friends are in the Caravan Club too.
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Each to their own, but I've NEVER understood why anyone would want to park their bike in their tent with them.

I mean, they're pretty waterproof. None of mine have dissolved yet...

Petrol fumes, dog shit on your tyres, dripping chain oiler etc etc etc...

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Also be aware of the carcinogenic and just not very pleasant effects of petrol fumes in an enclosed environment like a tent. I tried sharing the back of a van with 1 and 2 bikes and it wasn't a pleasant experience. Won't be doing it again . We're not talking leaks here, just fumes from the petrol cap breather.
probably 2stroke as well,a lot more sensitive to the senses alright,well thats a cheap way to get wasted
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Had a good look at one of these last year, but discounted it eventually for one major reason, there's no such thing as flat ground- which is what you need for a tent like this to work properly. The Inner tent has a waterproof tub, but (IMHO)it's not very strong underneath and a footprint under groundsheet is essential if you want to protect the bottom from the effect of ground rubbing. As it will be used on a daily basis it's going to get well used. The outside area of the tent has no ground sheet, and however hard you try water will get under the edge and make things damp and uncomfortable.

In dry warm weather, I 'm sure it's fine, but for me a tent must be a dry comfortable place whatever the weather.

I agree wholeheartedly about not liking crawling around in a tent, and this summer has been a game changer for me as my knees have started to complain. My Khyman Biker Tent has stood up well to indifferent weather although my last trip down to the France mini meet was just about the last straw as I did get a bit damp in the outer tent, ( mind you it was a flood!).

I am also looking to change for something a bit taller and with a built in heavy duty groundsheet throughout. Yes it will be heavier, but I'm prepared to accept that for a degree of essential comfort.
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