Looking to Escape?

Just you, a Bike and the open road? We are working hard to make this dream possible for many bike enthusiests, campers, cyclists and even motocycle riders who love the outdoors but would love a little more creature comfort. our concept is simple. A self contained eco friendly with solar electricity mini camper that can be towed by a bicycle anywhere! no set up just park it and use it! Add adventure to your bike trips by easily extending your trips with this easy to tow portable shelter, just pack and go!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Another Week Goes Bye

Well another week has rolled on by. It's been pretty uneventful in many ways. our indiegogo campaign page is doing us no good, it's just sitting there counting down and not getting any new contributors to our project. They say that most of your initial crowd funding should come from your circle of friends and family. Well I guess our circle of friends and family is either not big enough or influential enough or feel that our project is important enough to us to bother helping out so our campaign suffers further by NOT being visible on the Indie Go Go web site. The only way people know about it is if we lead them by the nose to it which I think is kind of stupid and for that indie go go takes a percentage of your contributions!! For what? Giving us a fancy page to display our campaign that no one can see by going to their web site!! Hell we can do the same thing with our www.ufo-camper.ca web site!!

Even though we are having to deal with that frustration we have had some great things happen over the last couple of weeks. Kel is working hard on the blueprints for the Mark II mini camper and is very near completion. Mike V. has completed our business plan and we have a meeting with the Chamber of Commerce this week to go over our business plan and see what we have to do next. I'm planning a combination business and relaxation trip to Singapore sometime in the coming months. I plan to make some connections down there and see who else I can get interested in our mini camper project, perhaps find a metal fabricator along with the other parts fabricators that way we can explore the possibility of having them built down in Singapore as well as Canada that way shipping to certain parts of the world will not be so expensive if we have a manufacture already fairly close to where a unit will need to be shipped. I can't wait till I get all of my stuff ready to go too seeing how winter is now officially hit the Peg.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Benefits of a bicycle Camper/Trailer

For many cyclists, the idea of towing a bike trailer seems an almost daunting task when compared to the ‘free and easy’ experience of cycling. However there are many reasons for wanting to take a bike trailer when touring with your bike. Using a full set of panniers can often add unnecessary strain to your bike and often upset you balance where as you will not find this to be the case with a bicycle trailer.

1- Keeps your all of your gear dry when its raining. This to some might not seem very important but if you are carrying expensive equipment with you such as cameras or any other electronic gear you will quickly come to see the benefits that an enclosed water tight trailer will provide. Not only that but when it comes to sleeping in your trailer you will also feel comfortable and dry and not have to deal with the discomfort of damp sleeping bags or ground blankets or matting.

2- One clear benefit is the sheer amount of space within a trailer, and therefore the amount of items that can be carried whilst on any road trip. With a trailer's larger single space or smartly designed compartments, bulky or heavy items can be carried easily. Unlike with panniers, which usually has several smaller compartments which prevent larger single items from being transported, a trailer allows the cyclist to carry items of a much larger mass and may therefore be much more useful for trips which require longer tours.

3- A bike trailer isolates your bike from the load so you don't waste energy wiggling the load. Weighted panniers on the other hand turn the bike into a tank that has to be carefully controlled.

4- No damage to your bike Carrying heavy loads in bicycle panniers or mono wheel trailers needs a strong bike with strong wheels and frame. Two wheel bicycle trailer s are rotationally isolated from your bike, so even suspended or lightweight bikes don't suffer.

5- The trailer can be easily removed once you get to your location. reattaching panniers to the bike when they're fully weighted is a bit of a time consuming hassle.

6- Makes you more visible in traffic. While the width of a trailer in the road is a common concern, it actually tends to make drivers give cyclists a little more room. The added advantage of powerful LED lights and reflectors make you far more visible to automobile traffic, this is especially important at night.

7- Balance: The main advantage of a two wheel trailer has to do with the balance. A two wheel trailer is easier to handle because it provides it's own balance. It has less of an effect on the handling of the bike, two wheel trailers stay upright, which makes loading, unloading, and storage easier.

8- Handy for home use as well as touring (carrying groceries, collecting large purchases from shops)

9- Aggressive dogs tend to chase the trailer, keeping them away from your legs.