Author Topic: Cyclist Takes Bed Along in Homemade Trailer (Oct, 1940)  (Read 3413 times)


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Re: Cyclist Takes Bed Along in Homemade Trailer (Oct, 1940)
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2008, 01:26:58 pm »
Blimey, that took a long time to make the news.

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Re: Cyclist Takes Bed Along in Homemade Trailer (Oct, 1940)
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2008, 01:30:05 pm »
i missed it first time round... ;)

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Re: Cyclist Takes Bed Along in Homemade Trailer (Oct, 1940)
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2008, 03:27:57 pm »
Not bad at all :)
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Re: Cyclist Takes Bed Along in Homemade Trailer (Oct, 1940)
« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2008, 03:39:39 pm »
Anyone see the trailer tents that were being exhibited at Cycle this year?  I was somewhat tempted - but Mr R would have killed me if I'd come home with one.
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Re: Cyclist Takes Bed Along in Homemade Trailer (Oct, 1940)
« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2008, 10:31:43 pm »
The cycle tents were excellent - i think the 2 man one was pushing it. though.
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Re: Cyclist Takes Bed Along in Homemade Trailer (Oct, 1940)
« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2008, 10:37:26 pm »
Oh come on, you can't be serious?  Those trailer bed/tent things at the cycle show were a solution to a problem that doesn't exist!

Heavy, expensive and awkward, I can't possibly imagine a scenario where for the money or the weight, you'd not be better off with a good tent and a decent camping mattress.

I think the stallholder saw me laughing at some point and got a bit annoyed...
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Re: Cyclist Takes Bed Along in Homemade Trailer (Oct, 1940)
« Reply #7 on: November 08, 2008, 10:42:30 pm »
true but i liked the idea of sleeping off the ground. granted it was a tad heavy compared to a light weight tent set-up.

i think comes from an Australian market rather than europe.
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Re: Cyclist Takes Bed Along in Homemade Trailer (Oct, 1940)
« Reply #8 on: November 10, 2008, 10:09:02 am »
true but i liked the idea of sleeping off the ground. granted it was a tad heavy compared to a light weight tent set-up.

i think comes from an Australian market rather than europe.


If I were in Australia, I'd be tempted by a camp bed above ground...
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Re: Cyclist Takes Bed Along in Homemade Trailer (Oct, 1940)
« Reply #9 on: November 12, 2008, 04:34:53 pm »
Intriguing subject! Love the idea but would hate to pull all that weight  myself. Seem like many of these rather unpractical idea's had a following after WW2 when traveling by bike were the norm!

Who ever dreamed up this one must have wached to many westerns! ;D

The Speedlobster is a bit more up to date, but what the advantage is over a separate tent eludes me... ???

Tony Hoar of Tony’s Trailer has developed one specifically as a shelter solution for homeless witch to me seem like a better purpose!

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