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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 09-03-2012, 10:21 AM Thread Starter
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The kids have finally reached the age where we're pretty certain the house will still be standing if we leave them alone for a few days. Now we're looking for some advice on our first 5 day road trip. We will be headed to Ocean City for Bike week on the 13th and returning the 17th. I guess the main question for those of you with much more experience than us is, what do we absolutely need to find room for? The girlfriend is already wondering how she's gonna get everything she "needs" in one saddlebag. Keep in mind I don't have a tour pack just a small bag for the luggage rack and whatever space I have left on my side. Also any advice on explaining the term "bare necessities" to the better half would be greatly appreciated.
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If you have some saddlebag liner bags, give her one and tell her to take whatever she wants long as it will fit in there. Worked for me.

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One thing that seems to work better for me, is to roll the clothes instead of folding.
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If you have some saddlebag liner bags, give her one and tell her to take whatever she wants long as it will fit in there. Worked for me.
Absolutely right. That's the easiest way. If works even better if you show that you're meeting her more than halfway. Give her the saddlebag liner and the luggage rack bag. "These two are yours. I'm gonna put all my stuff in this other saddlebag." Hard to argue with that logic.


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If you're moteling it they usually have a hair dryer and iron. some have laundry facilities or there is local laundramat. Plus you'll more than likely be hitting dealers along the way for t-shirts and vendors at the rally for extra clothes.


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I like the give her the rack bag and a saddlebag liner and that's hers idea. That will let her decide what she wants to being and keep you from having to say what to pack. Save room for raingear.

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Carry what you need for "travel days". Ship what you need for the bulk of you stationary trip UPS to the hotel desk.
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I'd get a new girlfriend. One who's already in Ocean City.

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I'd get a new girlfriend. One who's already in Ocean City.
Now there's an idea! I'm sure she won't like it. But it would certianly free up some space.......
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