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    Where to put tent and mattress?

    Returning to touring for the first time in 20 years and I have some questions.

    First, I really like my spacious rear trunk. But if I use a trunk, where do I put the tent and mattress?

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    Senior Member BigBlueToe's Avatar
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    In a BOB trailer. When I tour with panniers I leave my trunk at home. This summer I'm bringing my BOB and this will be my trunk:
    It locks, and I think it will be both squirrel and raccoon proof (not bear proof though.)

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    I've never used a BOB or a trunk, but I know people who have. I would say don't use the trunk or the BOB. BOB adds way too much weight, and a huge handlebarbag is good. They say that it's better to have more weight on the front than the back.

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    aka Cherith Cutestory
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    Nah, a BOB is great, especially if you're concerned about space. Just make sure you pack it low.

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