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Old 03-29-2015, 06:17 PM   #151
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Road trip Seattle to Ohio 2016 XLR Hyper Light 29

I did the camper route and wife not doing that anymore😃. I've found it nice to have a base camp at great location then explore from there - via truck or my Can-Am Spyder - I still tent camp for over nighter kiteboarding trips with my Spyder - I'm hoping to get to the redwoods in July and Yosemite in August and some day ship my trike down to Florida and do the pan on the Spyder have flown there several time and like it.

Hopefully gas prices stay this low all summer


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Old 03-30-2015, 08:39 AM   #152
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I did the camper route and wife not doing that anymore��. I've found it nice to have a base camp at great location then explore from there - via truck or my Can-Am Spyder - I still tent camp for over nighter kiteboarding trips with my Spyder - I'm hoping to get to the redwoods in July and Yosemite in August and some day ship my trike down to Florida and do the pan on the Spyder have flown there several time and like it.

Hopefully gas prices stay this low all summer
I wasn't thinking of this for long term. Cost wise, probably doesn't make sense. Saving as much as $1500 on fuel might not be worth the hassle. I was thinking about being able to sleep in the truck (camper or just shell) and take the bike alone in the enclosed 5'x10' trailer or pulling a motorcycle size tent camper, but would be concerned about riding that far, by myself. Sleeping on ground isn't for me.
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Old 03-30-2015, 10:22 AM   #153
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WW

I can carry a little more stuff on my Spyder including a luxury EXPED Megamat 10LXW sleeping mat - this is my must have tent camping item 😁 I put 30k on Spyder last year...Click image for larger version

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Here's loaded 😃😃😃
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Old 03-30-2015, 10:37 AM   #154
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cool. You might just motivate me yet, to ride to the Pacific NW
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Old 03-30-2015, 10:46 AM   #155
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Or ship bike fly and ride - train shipping is not that bad - but if retired and have the time I'd ride - but I'm not retired so time can be a hurdle sometimes -- Let me know if your ever up this area - we could get some riding in
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Old 03-30-2015, 11:10 AM   #156
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cool. You might just motivate me yet, to ride to the Pacific NW

The west coast is great riding . did the coast from Malibu to Washington a couple yrs ago and ready to do it again . I a bit closer in Co so it was riding all the way
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Old 04-03-2015, 10:57 AM   #157
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Updated install instructions for Anderson WD Hitch



Very impressed w ease of use of Anderson hitch - make sure your truck and TH with TH on truck - make sure they are level together before any other adjustments



Move adjustable ball hitch up or down to get level (I had to turn my hitch bracket upside down to get level)- this will save you lots of time - plus the hitch will be working properly from the start this way --- or you could do the way I did and really see how different adjustments made huge differences ( don't recommend lol)



Once level and hooked up install chains to TH make sure to put bracket as far back w no threads showing DO NOT TIGHTEN brackets --



- once hooked up to triangle plate and plate is connected to hitch with TH Jack raise TH while connected to TV - this will create slack in the chains - when you find your not gaining any more slack move brackets back as far they will go - - make sure triangle plate is straight per picture in install guide - make sure big washers are installed before nut( backside of bushing) then tighten TH brackets in place ---



Disengage TH Jack this will tighten chains (WD system) and torque nuts to 90lbs



If your front end still seems like it's floating (not enough weight transferred to front axle) - adjust nuts - tighten one thread at a time and drive to check

Or the opposite if you feel too much weight on front axle



Done




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