Hello, Newbie from NY

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  1. Dragon267

    Dragon267 New Member

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    Hi, all I am new to the website. I am a new owner of a 73 Starlite Galaxy 8. Got this puppy for $200 from Craigslist. Previos owners divorced and wanted it gone asap. I am currently doing a full remod on the trailer. already have took out all the cushions, beds, pots, pans, etc. First project it to redo the whole roof. The previous owner did this about 10 years ago. It has two small dents on top which led to leaks and roof sag. I have inspected the floor and it doesnt have and visible damage from water. I will be removing cabinets soon which will give me a clearer inspection.

    ok... here's the q&a i need help with.... I am also a biker and was wondering has anyone ever converted a pop up to a pop up motorcycle trailer/camper?

    My idea was to make a tailgate/ ramp door on the tail, install wheel chocks and make one of the cabinets my toolbox area. while hauling the bike of course the trailer would have to be raised. from my calculations 16" but i have already designed a prop lock for the lifts.

    i still would like to utilize the camper features, but while i do not have children, i want to be able to bring my toys with me too.

    Also, I was looking to install a battery box. this camper alreay has wiring for lights and a breaker. Am I able to utilize the same system with mods.
     
  2. generok

    generok Well-Known Member

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    There are PLENTY of home made toy hauler options, but adding a deck to the back for a bike would be a very tough engineering challenge. Here are some images of other solutions, of which there are MANY around these parts as hunting rigs to pull ATVs.

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    sallugo Member

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    Welcome from Tucson AZ!!!
     
  4. Raycfe

    Raycfe Waterford Ct.

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    :) Welcome from southeast Connecticut. Happy and safe camping. Glad you stopped by PopUp Portal. [CP]
     
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    Hello from LI,NY
     
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    Merlin14 Active Member

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    Let's hear it for creativity! That had never even dawned on me.
    Now I may want to acquire a motorcycle!
     
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    Hello from Western Pa!
     
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    JiffyPopJunkie Active Member

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    Welcome to PUP from Upstate NY. Happy Camping!
     
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    Welcome from NJ!
     
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    Heady Active Member

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    Welcome to the portal from Northeast Ohio!
     
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    Welcome from Nebraska.
     
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    Welcome from western pa. Watching thread closly. I too enjoy both sports camping and riding. Be safe doing both.
     
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    martykowalski Member

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    Hello from Southern Wisconsin!
     
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    1951 bear Active Member

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    Hello and Welcome to the Portal from South Central Kentucky. Congrats on the N2U PUP.

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    drosengrant One Day at a Time

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    Welcome from Northern New Jersey.
     

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