True Adventure--Living in a Motorcycle Pop-Up Trailer

Today we have a real treat--we meet Kevin who is living full-time on a motorcycle with a pop-up trailer he tows behind it. You'd think that it must be a teeny-tiny camped space, but as you'll see when we go inside, it is surprisingly large and has plenty of room for comfortable living!
The motorcycle is a 2012 Yamaha Super Tenere that is a dual-sport model which means it does reasonably well on dirt roads and in the backcountry, opening up a huge amount for exploring and solitude in gorgeous country. It is Adventure Riding at it's very best.
I must admit to being very jealous of Kevin and his setup because it is about the ultimate in freedom and adventurous living! As a young man I owned two different long-distance touring motorcycles and rode one of them up the Alaska Highway from Eureka, California to Anchorage, Alaska in the early 80s long before the Alaska Highway was paved. It was a very long, cold ride and I ran into construction with extremely muddy roads and even some snow, but I loved every second of it and look back on it as one of the best experiences of my life!
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  • Komfort Kampers manufacture a compact travel trailer...nearly the same size. :)

    Michelle 511Michelle 51113 saatler önce
  • great video

    Phillip SimsPhillip Sims13 saatler önce
  • After some traveling on my own and roughing it for a few years all of a sudden my wife who wouldn't go near my bike decided she wanted a ride. I rode her around the block and she was hooked. For several years after we traveled each year with a group of friends on bikes. We quickly filled my saddlebags, and added a luggage rack and then packs until the damm thing was so loaded down and back heavy that I started to worry about losing steering control. Then she started showing me pictures of bike trailers and that's where I drew a line in the sand. After watching this I might reconsider and see if I could get somethings off the bike and onto the trailer.

    SteelhorsecowboySteelhorsecowboyGün önce
  • When you travel in a car you watch pictures pass by. When you ride a bike you ride in the warmth of the sun and down under the tree canopy into coolness. You smell cut grass, barbeque, pine. Lavender and food cooking, etc. It stimulates all your senses. There is an overwhelming feeling of freedom. Any depression, stress or anxiety disappears as the wind blows through your hair. I have traveled on my Harley Road King with a small tent and slept on a "tanker roll" like I did in the Army but that was nothing like this rig.

    SteelhorsecowboySteelhorsecowboyGün önce
  • I admire you Kevin. I wish I had a way to communicate with you. I enjoyed this video.

    ShellyShelly2 gün önce
  • Where does Kevin get his water in that desert?

    TheonlyonestandingTheonlyonestanding2 gün önce
  • What a set up.

    Garry Fuller SrGarry Fuller Sr6 gün önce
  • In those deserts I suspect they are dangerous wild creatures ... How do you keep them at distance? About this does not say anything ...

    Regy RegencyRegy Regency6 gün önce
  • I would much rather watch Bob than Jimmy Fallon. Thank you.

    VonBluesmanVonBluesman7 gün önce
  • This is cool stuff..💕💗

    Marlene HolleyMarlene Holley9 gün önce
  • This is fantastic!

    Sherry NelsonSherry Nelson9 gün önce
  • Great setup. I do it old school as I can’t justify the extra expense of a trailer for as few times as I get a chance to camp solo and it is a pain to setup a sportbike to pull a trailer. You mentioned towing with a Toyota Corolla, I was surprised when I bought my corolla for commuting that it has a 1500 pound tow rating.

    Road Rage 810Road Rage 8109 gün önce
  • @CheapRVliving you didn't show how it was all set. why ? Comments sayings amazing design. No was asking how he is carrying all this :p

    Shail SShail S12 gün önce
  • wow thank you you got my mind doin flip flops lol

    fred lewisfred lewis13 gün önce
  • What a great setup.

    Linda CLinda C14 gün önce
  • Totally awesome 👍 and who would have thought about all the room and for a motorcycle WOW !!! Thanks for sharein 😁 🌻

    Nancy BockenkampNancy Bockenkamp14 gün önce
  • Here in Italy, motorcycles are not allowed to tow trailers. :(

    Gessetti ColoratiGessetti Colorati15 gün önce
  • Great Lebowski sticker!

    Till Death Dual Us SportTill Death Dual Us Sport15 gün önce
  • Very Cool setup

    G TanzG Tanz15 gün önce
  • Kompact kamp trailers and aspen trailers are a couple manufacturers. I have been traveling with my kompact kamp and Ural for a year

    ItsMeJonItsMeJon16 gün önce
  • Wow this is NICE!!!

  • This is a great idea.

    Rory TennesRory Tennes16 gün önce
  • Those things are hideous The wind turns then just flat and like staying in a jet turbine

    Jerry RobertsJerry Roberts16 gün önce
  • What a life he has, bloody love it. Well done, great video and discussion.

    GofernatorGofernator16 gün önce
  • OMG! This is AMAZING!! All those people living in their cars could have this and be super comfortable. Great video!

    Cecilia PetrowskyCecilia Petrowsky16 gün önce
  • This most be the envy for homeless people on California

    YENKOGTYENKOGT16 gün önce
  • Do be careful sir. I am arguably the safest driver one can come across. However, recently on a drive to Yellowstone I came down with a terrible illness and actually passed out briefly and drifted into oncoming traffic. What a horrible mishap, thankfully there was no cars passing at the moment. Could have been deadly, especially for a motorcyclist.

    Northern RangeNorthern Range16 gün önce
  • Here's some wisdom for you as long as you love what you do then you never work a day in your life

    Wayne MillerWayne Miller16 gün önce
  • Kevin looks very well-groomed I don't think he lives in the desert all of the time just when he takes a road trip you can tell he has a nice cushy house someplace

    Wayne MillerWayne Miller16 gün önce
  • Oh yeah the motorcycle don't have autopilot like my Tesla 🤯 ... or does it introducing the new Tesla motorcycle releases this summer and has autopilot and as self-balancing it'll be selling for 105000 US dollars plus tax

    Wayne MillerWayne Miller16 gün önce
  • Oh wow so much space! That's Livin!

    matty mcmatty mc16 gün önce
  • Love this! Thanks for the inspiration!!

    matty mcmatty mc16 gün önce
  • That's a cracking trailer, very surprised how much space is available. Cheers.

    Adge E BikeAdge E Bike16 gün önce
  • what make is this? any video of it stowed?

    TheMarkbopTheMarkbop16 gün önce
  • I can’t find a person this practical living in dc metro. Sad how most of us are so consumed with material possessions. Even the so called outdoorsy folk camp in posh RVs. Kevin’s mentality on life is rare to find.

    D DD D16 gün önce
  • On second thought. Just gimme a 20$ basic tent in a saddlebag

    JustinJustin17 gün önce
  • Still great idea

    JustinJustin17 gün önce
  • Him= it's a mansion! Me= it's a tent.

    JustinJustin17 gün önce
  • There's a company in Osoyoos British Columbia and in Oroville Washington that they build a trailer along that same lines called a Lees ure Lite. And they're dry weight is between 225 and 250 depending on your options. And there right around 5500 Canadian and can go up to about 65 Canadian

    blkwolf69blkwolf6917 gün önce
  • WOW & Thanks

    Dusty RedcliffsDusty Redcliffs17 gün önce
  • 15% drop - not 4%

    Arvin BrownArvin Brown17 gün önce
  • What was the temp during this video? Its 103 here today and it seems like you would suffocate in there on a hot day.

    Al DarfcoAl Darfco17 gün önce
  • 8:57 They start talking about the trailer. 10:51 They actually go inside the trailer.

    American PatriotAmerican Patriot17 gün önce
  • Great people, that’s all we take when we are gone on this earth, ADVENTURE, FREEDOM and to LIVE TO RIDE.

    Yure Caferra MoreiraYure Caferra Moreira17 gün önce
  • He should ride Europe

    dunoobydubydunoobyduby17 gün önce
  • You love talking !

    RoyRoy17 gün önce
  • What is the make and model of this trailer?

    Isaac LeeIsaac Lee17 gün önce
  • I love your cool new outro segment. Nice to see the expansion of an Amazon store for the products you trust, use, and have tested here on your TRvision channel. It really brings it home to see an easy one-stop shopping experience to so many of us who are inspired to live a better way. Even though I am starting over late in my life and cannot hit the open road it serves as a way to plan ahead for cheaper living at home using solar, wind generators, etc at a scale I can afford. And without giving up some creature comforts. Thanks to you and your friends for making this life style easy to access :)

    IraQ NidIraQ Nid17 gün önce
  • WoW Kevin is awesome! I'd LOVE 💓 to get a bike and just go, go, go! What a wonderful life.

    Regina HaleyRegina Haley17 gün önce
  • Seems like a humble and swell guy!

    NPC trolling to wake you up 4253NPC trolling to wake you up 425318 gün önce
  • I'd thought, as an internal joke, how funny it would be if someone claimed they were tiny living on a bike. Had no idea someone would actually do it! Mindblowing that it actually works!

    osogoodgirlosogoodgirl18 gün önce
  • Make a trike with that trailer!

    TAY TRONGTAY TRONG18 gün önce
  • My parents have a similar trailer for their gold wing. These are nice and come with lots of options depending on who makes it. Insulated sides, and a slot to put in a small ac unit for when you have access to power. Add a blow up mattress to help with the kinda thin one built in, and these are outright luxurious, I blown away first time I seen it.

    JdubJdub18 gün önce
  • Are you at Senator Wash? It' sure looks like it.

    ObjectivityiskeyObjectivityiskey18 gün önce
  • I would love to have one of these for my Van just a little on the back camps tent.

    lue lunsfordlue lunsford18 gün önce
  • enjoyed the video!

    William TravisWilliam Travis18 gün önce
  • How do you determine tow capacity?

    Essayons AdventureEssayons Adventure18 gün önce
    • As a general rule, most people recommend 1/2 the weight of the bike

      Art WebbArt Webb18 gün önce
    • As a general rule 1/2 the weight of the bike is what most recommend

      Art WebbArt Webb18 gün önce
  • Nice set up. Would of liked to seen it in travel configuration.

    Essayons AdventureEssayons Adventure18 gün önce
  • Great video and setup, but I would have liked to see everything packed up and ready for the road too.

    Allan AAllan A18 gün önce
  • When you drive through the wilderness it's like watching movie :) When you ride through it you are IN the movie :)

    Zen ZenZen Zen18 gün önce
  • I met a guy in India who was traveling for 2 years on a bike with a hammock

    Rhonda SharonRhonda Sharon18 gün önce
  • Inspirational.... love the idea of towing that!!

    Becky RoseBecky Rose19 gün önce
  • My destiny!

    Cindy JencksCindy Jencks19 gün önce
  • What do you do when it rains. Does the floor get all muddy then you need to fold it back into the trailer making a total mess. How does it handle the rain and heavy winds.

    Chris ZbodulaChris Zbodula19 gün önce
  • Koolstuff

    Daniel MeseryDaniel Mesery19 gün önce
  • great little

    Joyta FVJoyta FV19 gün önce
  • It would have been great for my late Sammy 4x4.

    Barry Hope SGT HopeBarry Hope SGT Hope19 gün önce
  • Wow, what an amazing amount of space. Love it. Safe travels!

    Richie RichRichie Rich19 gün önce
  • If the Elio was ever made (3 wheel, fully enclosed, 80 mpg vehicle)it'd be the perfect road trip vehicle...Pull a small trailer like this one.

    mike brinkmike brink19 gün önce
  • Fantastic video... haven't watched one for a while but what a great set up.....really enjoyed watching

    biggixerbiggixer19 gün önce
True Adventure--Living in a Motorcycle Pop-Up Trailer