Tent stretched bed on a bike

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  • wombat457
    wombat457
    14 days ago
    Quoting Kato on 28 Jul 2022 09:26 AM

    Ok ..after some advice as to what to travel with for sleeping whilst out and about 


    I have one of these tent stretcher beds and have used it before when 4wding crossing the Simpson etc and it was ideal 
    Now it got me thinking has anyone here saddled one to their bike and used it for camping 

    My primary concerns is the width at 1050 mm it sticks out about 100 mm on the left and right sides ( that's a bit too much i thought perhaps) 

    Weight is 12.5 kg.

    Id be really keen to see what peoples views are and particularly if they have used one themselves strapped to the back of their bike 
    Otherwise got to get a tent etc i expect 

    Thanks in advance to all that have time to reply 

    Bit late but my advice would be take this, and you'll have pure comfort -

    "credit card - light, compact and eco friendly"

    Sorry - couldn't resist :)
  • Baloffski
    Baloffski
    13 days ago
    Dog on trip, then share tent or bottom of bed. 
    This is an interesting and controversial topic which really may I, elaborate. 
    No fucken dogs these days unless as our dear flstc08 mentions , 'Sidecar'. Simple as that. Cool boys. 
    Too big, too yeah.
    take it easy.
  • STROPP
    STROPP
    12 days ago
    I recently did a camping trip on the bike, tent, helinox stretcher and sleeping bag no problem and comfy 
  • Kato
    Kato
    11 days ago
    Quoting STROPP on 07 Aug 2022 01:15 AMedited: 07 Aug 2022 01:29 AM

    I recently did a camping trip on the bike, tent, helinox stretcher and sleeping bag no problem and comfy 

    Got myself one of those Helinox cots . B+Very smart and provide a great sleep indeed . Just going to get a tent and im done 
  • STEAMER
    STEAMER
    11 days ago
    Quoting STROPP on 07 Aug 2022 01:15 AMedited: 07 Aug 2022 01:29 AM

    I recently did a camping trip on the bike, tent, helinox stretcher and sleeping bag no problem and comfy 

    Quoting Kato on 07 Aug 2022 10:37 PM

    Got myself one of those Helinox cots . B+Very smart and provide a great sleep indeed . Just going to get a tent and im done 

    Stretcher tent across pillion seat should be ok. At least up off ground, and no diff to some big swags you see on biked.
       Insaying that, my bro inlaw used a helinox cot in tent around Australia.
  • Kato
    Kato
    11 days ago
    Quoting STROPP on 07 Aug 2022 01:15 AMedited: 07 Aug 2022 01:29 AM

    I recently did a camping trip on the bike, tent, helinox stretcher and sleeping bag no problem and comfy 

    Quoting Kato on 07 Aug 2022 10:37 PM

    Got myself one of those Helinox cots . B+Very smart and provide a great sleep indeed . Just going to get a tent and im done 

    Quoting STEAMER on 07 Aug 2022 11:22 PM

    Stretcher tent across pillion seat should be ok. At least up off ground, and no diff to some big swags you see on biked.

       Insaying that, my bro inlaw used a helinox cot in tent around Australia.

    How'd ya Bro in Law find the Helinox cot in the tent arrangement . 

    How long did he do that for ?
  • STEAMER
    STEAMER
    11 days ago
    Well on our Lap of Oz in 2015, and he used also in 2013 on lap of Oz. 
    He found it good.
  • T4
    T4
    11 days ago
    At present I use a version of that type of camp bed from Wanderer. Pretty cheap, reasonably comfortable and about 650 wide in its bag.
  • Daffy
    Daffy
    7 days ago
    I use the bed in a motel room. Doesn’t take up any room on the bike. Warm in winter cool in summer. Waterproof too. Heh heh!
  • wombat457
    wombat457
    7 days ago
    A motel/hotel room works for me as well; however, if your going to rough it then I guess a good old fashion, simple, no hassle bed roll would probably work :)
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