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Old 04-22-07, 10:58 AM   #1
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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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Old 04-23-07, 07:34 PM   #2
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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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Old 04-25-07, 11:03 PM   #4
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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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