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Vagabond Drifter Camper Buildout and Mods

Discussion in 'Vagabond Outdoors' started by MTNHABITOVERLAND, Mar 27, 2018.

  1. Feb 9, 2019 at 12:42 AM
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    MTNHABITOVERLAND

    MTNHABITOVERLAND [OP] Well-Known Member

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    North into Washington and Oregon!
    If you’re from SoCal, the mountains and desert aren’t going anywhere anytime soon.
     
  2. Feb 9, 2019 at 7:29 AM
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    Drifter on the way.
    WA/OR have a ton of great places. Be sure to look at the weather. We have 5" of snow in the heart of Seattle right now! A ton more in places you'd probably like to actually take a Drifter.
     
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  3. Feb 9, 2019 at 9:53 AM
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    Unfortunately the trip starts from central CA and end near Corona..thought about the desert, but it's been getting some good rain lately.
     
  4. Feb 10, 2019 at 5:50 PM
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    Baja. Just bomb through Tecate (no lines), and get to San Quintin (Pacific) or San Felipe (Gulf) and south. Gives you 3-4 days to soak up mega relaxing camp life in as much solitude as you choose.
     
  5. Feb 10, 2019 at 9:48 PM
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    Plenty of snow in our local mountains (near Corona). Depends on when this trip might be.
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  6. Feb 11, 2019 at 1:14 PM
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    Anyone gonna be in Baja 2/15-2/22? I'll be bouncin around the Sea of Cortez side.
     
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  7. Feb 11, 2019 at 2:11 PM
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    Sorry, just got back about a month ago. DM me if you are looking for any information on current road conditions on MEX 5 after the hurricane in October. I was hoping to drive newly paved asphalt most all the way to Bahia de Los Angeles. But alas, it wasn't so.
     
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  8. Feb 11, 2019 at 3:30 PM
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    Appreciate it but I've kept an eye on Baja Nomad. I'll be taking most of the dirt routes (Laguna Diablo, Calamujae, etc) while heading south so I'm happy to avoid as much of the no-longer-existing pavement as possible. From there down to San Francisquito for a couple nights, a quick run out to Mulege, up to San Ignacio for some whale watching then back north on the 5.
     
  9. Feb 11, 2019 at 5:55 PM
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    Has anyone attempted mounting a bike carrier system on the side of their Drifter yet? Looking to keep things lower profile and easier to load/unload. I haven't come across anything on TW so far, but I was thinking that the KB Voodoo mounts (http://www.kbvoodoo.com/shop/bed-rack-outboard-bike-mounts) could be bolted through the side of the shell with a backing plate. Has anyone seen another solution, maybe some L track contraption, or have thoughts on this idea?

    Planning to drop my Drifter order this weekend!
     
  10. Feb 11, 2019 at 7:15 PM
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    That would be wide and if I am not mistaken. The handlebars would be outside the legal width of vehicles.

    My buddy got pulled over because he had two river kayaks mounted to the side of his rack on his Tacoma. It was over the legal width, he had to remove them and put them on top right there. Cop being a dick? Probably, but there is a reason, when he drove down the road he nearly clipped a lot of things.
     
  11. Feb 11, 2019 at 7:19 PM
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    I would just do a receiver hitch rack. With the factory hitch, my 1up rack clears the tailgate with a bike in the rack (when tilted). Rocky mounts had a swing out version at one point that looked pretty good too.
     
  12. Feb 11, 2019 at 7:36 PM
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    I did come across swing out setups, which might take the cake down the road. That seemed nicer than crawling around the bike to get in and out.

    I didn't think of legal vehicle width. That might eliminate my side mounted paddle board idea too... Back to the drawing board!

    Thanks y'all
     
  13. Feb 11, 2019 at 8:36 PM
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    I have a rack attach swing out with a 4 tray 1up mounted to it. Kuat has bought the patent on the design and makes a cheaper version, but rack attach allows you to select which side it swings to. Its fantastic for camping bike trips.

    I'm also working on a slide out tray in the bed with 2 fork mounts to keep bikes protected if needed.
     
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  14. Feb 11, 2019 at 8:41 PM
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    Something came in the mail today
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    And I got a good spot for it in the Drifter (just have to make some adjustments to make it flush
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  15. Feb 12, 2019 at 12:50 AM
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    kalieaire i didn't know they stacked sh*t that high.

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    Just a note, you might get some toasty legs, I'd consider a piece of reflectix as a deflector when you're on the can.
     
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    Subbed.
     
  17. Feb 12, 2019 at 9:53 AM
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    Another vote here for the swing away paired with 1up tray. I have the Kuat version, because I scored it cheap on CL. Has anyone thought about installing turn signal lights up high on the Drifter to improve visibility for other drivers?
     
  18. Feb 12, 2019 at 12:02 PM
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    1up actually makes an add-on light bar that mounts to the end of the rack and lights up during signaling and braking. https://www.1up-usa.com/product/led-light-bar-2/
     
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  19. Feb 12, 2019 at 9:14 PM
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    Cheers for the swing out suggestions, y'all. I'll look into Kuat.

    Mountain biking and camping trips is exactly what's on the radar again this summer, @SenatorBlutarsky
     
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    Wish mine looked like that. I am missing pieces and it is beat to shit. Just saw the email they will refund me my money as it will take them 2 months to get me a new one, they did offer to pay me to source the parts here in GP, yeah no.
     
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