Every camping trip I take these days includes my girlfriend, 2-5 teenagers, and at least two dogs.
We camp for 10 days in the desert every spring, 10 days in the desert every fall, plus a week in the mountains around July 4th and 3-4 long weekends during summer break.
Dragging a 25’ spring...
Glad you like your Hope’s, going from 2 piston to 4 in a nice upgrade. Did you go with larger rotors too?
I recently went from Shimano Deore 2 piston on 203mm rotors to TRP DHR evo on my Ripmo, really noticeable how much less effort required to slow the bike down.
Wood heat is nice! You just out of room in a 10' pretty quick. We outgrew ours when the girls were 7&9, they no longer fit in the top bunk without a squabble.
We used a bagger toilet with a small tent for the loo, never could find room in the trailer for one.
Looking forward to seeing what...
Most call that style a canned ham.
We had a '65 Bell 12' with that same layout, loved the hydroflame heater in there. No electricity necessary.
The sink and cooktop were flipped in our Bell, was really nice to get coffee going without getting out from under the covers!
Good luck with your...
Pretty hard to beat the Ibis AF bikes in bang for buck.
If you plan on pedaling mostly, the Ripley is probably the better choice, although they descend really well too.
Gonna ride lifts and do shuttles more? The Ripmo has a bit more tire and squish for that, yet climbs like a goat.
The only camping we do is in bear country. Though not sure if a tent on the ground is considered overlanding, probably depends on how many gear stickers you have....lol
Lock up your food in the vehicle, no food in the tent. Be prepared to repel unwanted visitors.
Dogs in camp don't suck...
I like the Coleman combo grill/burner unit. Boil water for the french press while grilling breakfast.
When I need slow grilling or when I have time to kill I carry a grill grate and grill over wood coals.
Also works great on the tailgate after hunting.