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    Motorcycle and Camper OR my 15 min of fame

    I was recently interview by TruckCamper magazine and it was just recently published.
    I have been submitting photos to their calander contest for years and Angela was intrigued with our pictures of our adventures with a motorcycle on front and canoes and kayaks on the roof.
    For those interested From Blackboard to Boondocking - Truck Camper Magazine

    I did plug the Moab trip.
    2001 TW200 sporting a MT43 up front. Duro has gone to a good home. 2015 VStrom XT, 1996 DT 200, Broken 2010 Xingue 400 XY. 2009 WR250r now shared with my son.

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    Very nice article. Great family memories
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    Enjoyable article! Your son will never forget the memories of those traveling times.
    I see in one of the old photos a trials bike, way fun!
    You mentioned "blowing a rear hub" (near me!) on the Oregon Dunes.
    Was that a TW hub? What happened?
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    The hub was on a China bike Xingyu XY400.
    Does a TW have the power to pull a hub apart?
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    Great read! Congratulations to you and your family for really getting out there and making some memories together.

    Truck Camper Magazine is a very dangerous publication for me. We don't have a truck camper and never have, but the wife and I are both very interested in moving in that direction. I think I have at least a couple more years of obsessing before making an actual purchase, though.

    Thanks for posting!
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    I enjoyed reading the article & pictures, thanks for sharing. It must be awesome that you guys both have summers, the holiday breaks, and weekends off work, to be able to travel and camp with your family.

    I would love to take some longer trips lasting several weeks, but we're usually limited to long weekends.

    I have a Truck Camper too, a popup. But with my wife and two young kids, we are starting to outgrow it. I put it on a trailer so I can haul more gear, firewood, toys & the TW in the truck bed.

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    Very good article!
    I wonder how many future generations will follow the path set by you guys and your kids?
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    Midnight rider, you are doing great.
    We camped as a family of 4 in a small import camper since my daughter was 3 months old until she was 12 years old.
    When she turned 4 we added a dog.
    For us, the camper was a dry place to sleep and our base camp for exploring.
    We have been blessed having a lot of time to travel as a family and both children realize how lucky they have been to see so many great places in North America and experience its natural beauty.
    Hiking, biking, canoeing, camping and of course motorbiking is and will continue to be part of their lifestyle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ejfranz View Post
    I was recently interview by TruckCamper magazine and it was just recently published.
    I have been submitting photos to their calander contest for years and Angela was intrigued with our pictures of our adventures with a motorcycle on front and canoes and kayaks on the roof.
    For those interested From Blackboard to Boondocking - Truck Camper Magazine

    I did plug the Moab trip.
    This was a pretty cool article in the Magazine.

    My only claim to a written article was when my name appeared in the divorce column of the local newspaper!
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    Terrific article! I'm quite envious of your trips to Newfoundland; that's a bucket list item for my wife and I.
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