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Re: #4

Postby Tom&Shelly » Fri May 22, 2020 12:44 pm

tony.latham wrote:
Some sort of face mask for teardrops?


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So, I know you said the vertical hitch was for your bikes, so I'll guess you're looking at making some sort of bike rack. Pivot included to store the bikes flat while traveling? Perhaps to reduce wind resistance and/or make sure the bugs hit the bottom of the bikes?

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Re: #4

Postby Tom&Shelly » Fri May 22, 2020 12:50 pm

tony.latham wrote:
Some sort of face mask for teardrops?


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:thumbsup:

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Or...given it looks like there may be both an az and el pivot, maybe a clockwork mount for your solar panel? (Or do I only get one guess?)

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Re: #4

Postby tony.latham » Fri May 22, 2020 2:18 pm

Or...


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Making more sense?

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Re: #4

Postby tony.latham » Fri May 22, 2020 5:06 pm

It works well. I was concerned there wouldn't be enough room for tight-backing crabs.

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That's a Swagman Current rack. It's rated to hold our ebikes but we may limit it to our pedal machines since we can't charge them anyway.

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Re: #4

Postby Tom&Shelly » Fri May 22, 2020 5:34 pm

tony.latham wrote:It works well. I was concerned there wouldn't be enough room for tight-backing crabs.

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That's a Swagman Current rack. It's rated to hold our ebikes but we may limit it to our pedal machines since we can't charge them anyway.

:thumbsup: :beer:

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Very nice! :thumbsup:

Wonder if you could use one of these to charge your ebikes after you get back to camp? :thinking:

https://www.amazon.com/Generator-Powersteam-Rechargeable-flashlight-integrated/dp/B01NAU877D

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Re: #4

Postby tony.latham » Fri May 22, 2020 7:22 pm

Wonder if you could use one of these...


If we ever meet up, I'll have two. One for you and one for Shelly.

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Re: #4

Postby Tom&Shelly » Fri May 22, 2020 7:26 pm

tony.latham wrote:
Wonder if you could use one of these...


If we ever meet up, I'll have two. One for you and one for Shelly.

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LOL!

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Re: #4

Postby tony.latham » Sun May 31, 2020 9:10 am

We took Buring Woman on a two-nighter about 40 miles from town --locally called "downriver." Another damn-fine trip.

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Nothing like a drive along the River of No Return aka Salmon River.

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Good to see momma bighorn with her spunky new lamb!

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We are really liking the Partner stove. It does a fine simmer or blows the heat out and everything in-between. I'm not missing the one-pound bottles.

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And we're very pleased with how the bike rack is working out. The fold-down feature works well for access to the tongue box.

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Re: #4

Postby Tom&Shelly » Sun May 31, 2020 1:17 pm

tony.latham wrote:We took Buring Woman on a two-nighter about 40 miles from town --locally called "downriver." Another damn-fine trip.

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Re: #4

Postby bdosborn » Sun May 31, 2020 2:13 pm

I get worried about levers with weight on the end. Does it wiggle when you drive? I had a buddy who's jeep rear end fell off because the spare tire was wiggling when he went offroad. The metal fatigued over time and tailgate/rear end tore off.

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Re: #4

Postby tony.latham » Sun May 31, 2020 2:44 pm

Does it wiggle when you drive?


It doesn't. I "shimmed" it with ground-down welds so it fits like a glove. I really can't see a failure point with it.

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Re: #4

Postby bdosborn » Sun May 31, 2020 3:55 pm

What rack did you use?

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Re: #4

Postby tony.latham » Sun May 31, 2020 4:01 pm

What rack did you use?


Swagman Current. $300 from eTrailer. I'm impressed with it.

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Re: #4

Postby bdosborn » Sun May 31, 2020 4:34 pm

Thanks, I book marked it for next winters project.
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Re: #4

Postby MtnDon » Sun May 31, 2020 4:46 pm

tony.latham wrote:
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Good to see momma bighorn with her spunky new lamb!

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Very cool!!! :applause:
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