Great 300lb camper for behind a motorcycle or a car.Bunkhouse pics
Click on the above link or look on the web for more info under Bushtec Trailers or Bunkhouse Camper trailers, This is a XL model.
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Cost new $5,000 will sell for $3200, this is like new and has been Garaged and is a 2005
***Author’s Note: for information in detail go the the official Cannonball web site fro all the entries, winners and losers and their respective positions. Many of the participants have their own web sites that can give more information than myself.
Who would have guessed, after seeing a poster someplace in Wyoming in the smallest town in America (population 2), that was also noted for the coldest beer in town. That I, Martin, Would be involved in the Cannonball. Yes, the poster was real and I kept a ear peeled for more news. Later that summer, in Daytona Beach, I attended a monthly meeting of the Daytona Beach BMW club. There, attending was a Joe Gimple. I had arrived a few minutes late only to hear Joe announce hat he would be entering is late 1920′s BMW motorcycle. It was there in the garage where the meeting was held and I was desirous to see the start and possible the finish of the Cannonball run this year.Above, see Joe Gimple getting ready to leave The Hilton in Milwaukee for Iowa. One of Joe’s back up person and van driver is on the right.
I than thought that I could take some quality pictures and supply them to the magazine On The Level, produced for the BMW Riders Association, a BMW motorcycle magazine.
The first day I went to Newburg, NY to find the start of the Cannonball. I found them at the Hilton Garden in Newburg. Many of the teams of riders, mechanics helpers and drivers were arriving and putting the machines in the best possible mechanical condition to begin the race.
During the first day, I was busy shooting pictures with my Nikon Digital using the fine setting for use in the later publication for the BMWRA.
Some of the first impressions of the large crowd gathered in the parking lots of the Hilton was amazing. Just to see the vast variety of machine, BSA’s, BMW’s Excelsiors, Hendersons, Harley Davidson’s, Indians, Sunbeam, just to name some. The parking lots were ablaze with lights at night as large trailers and work trucks belonging to the contestants fired up their generators to work on the bike.
The next day the start of the event was at the Motorcycle Museum, a few miles from the Hotel. The exodus from the Hilton was an event by it’self. At 6 Am the activity began and machine were starting to leave for the Museum. Many of the machine emitted their own flavor and scent of smoke, so the early cool morning, mixed the dew with the bluish smoke and a smell of castor oil to one of synthetic lube, not a bad thing.
This bike is the 2nd in a line, the first of the r1200rt’s that I had was an 2006 and I managed to get 135,000 miles on it. Both are Identical bikes, with the ’09 having a auto traction control on the rear wheel, the first had a auto suspension adjust. Both of the bikes had heated seats, ABS, cruise control, electric windshields and a re wonderful long distance bikes.
This is the 2nd RT. I have owned and us a brand new 2006 for 130,000 miles. It was really an very reliable bike. The 2nd was a 2009 purchased in 2011 with 800 miles on the OD. It is a Lowered bike and now has a Corbin Leather seat that took a while to break in but now is very comfortable. I think it will not be as reliable as the 06, as I have had to replace a few (5) fuel guage strips. And, well, I dont think it will has the distance going for it. Currently it has 36,000 on the Odometer in 1.5 years.
What will the next rip bring, I am going to Florida on the RT after Thanksgiving in 2012 with one Joe B. He is from the Scranton area and will be traveling down to be at a party in Cedar Key for the Wizard (Kevin Healy), one of the Iron Butt 11 days, 11,000 Miles.
The immediate destination will be our residence in Holiday Travel Park, Bunnell, Florida. (11 miles north of Daytona Beach).
4 23 2012 Another rain spattered and drizzle day, finished a great book, a novel, by Greg Isles, Turning Angel. The book was a mystery whodunit but was different, to place in Natchez, MI. Not that there are any new plots, for murder or any novel, but this had some unique characters in the mystery and involved the murder of a 17 year old high school senior involved with a local Dr. . Drugs were involved, a local lawyer, and a black dealer and a foreign exchange student. Very. Good, also spent over 5 hours working on the computer just to save a older 276c GPS from being useless. Awful waste, but the young man (from the voice) working in Oregon to make it happen for free from Garmin, was very good. Made it worth it just to talk with him.
I was going to work on the TD Door, the hinges, but that will require drugs or something for me to concentrate on the bending of the door hinges. Like I need this, but, there is no option. Or, the doors never get on the car. Over all looks great better than ever. Put the hood on with Willy, our renter, and made the latches fit, awful work to do as the nuts were hardly accessible for the hold downs. Busted knuckel and work to position the bolts to the back of the screws.
Ugh, to be wet one thing, to be cold another, to be both is not good so today was a indoor type of day. 20012 is a good year, so far, plenty of travel and plenty of time. I have just returned from a trip to Florida to get a BMW that was awaiting my return. Purchasing a great trailer for the transport. The BMW was at the new digs at the Holiday travel Park, in Bunnell near Daytona. Bought a trailer house, modular, now we can be called trailer trash. In with the rest of the retired folks, but it does not matter any longer, no one to impress. ON the trip up I took some shots of the ride, the Tallest Florida Lighthouse, (the red one, and the pictures of the beach and driftwood at Jekyl Island and a picture of the BMW on the Blue Ride Parkway. Seems that I had a accident loading the bike on the trailer at Hickory and it fell off, no damage except to my pride as I forgot to snap the lock on the trailer when I went up the ramp and I went over the side. find the picture below of the Jetta and the trailer together with the bike ready to go after the incident.
Last year ended the house up on rt 590, finally sold and done with, great to be from underneath a poor investment. Oh well, we live and learn. Last week I went camping at Hiner State Park with Jonh Aubin and Dwight B. Good time and weather next to perfect. Look forward to the “frosty Nutz” rally in Vermont but I will also be going to John’s Funeral, John Who, read below.
Learned today of the death of a old time employee, John Lathrop from Lou Gerigs disease or LDS. he had a Blog which I scanned and read, awful but I am sure it was good for him, he wrote his own obituary and I found it in the Scranton Time or Ellen did and cut it out for me. I will go to see him on Thursday for the funeral. I wanted to know a little more of his life. Good or bad, a true individual that changed into someone just like everyone else.
John was a great commercial artist, a better sales person who quit me and went elsewhere to sell printing. I was hurt at the time as he just left. As I got older I under stand why he went and it wasn’t to bad. His blog on the end of life was very different.