"How To"
Set-up and Pack-up Your Bunkhouse LX Camper
Copyrighted July 10, 2001
  As everyone knows, some folks will not be happy if they were hung with a new rope. Well the same goes for motorcycle campers. In my honest opinion the Bunkhouse from BF-Specialities is one of the better units and after already spending over 24 nights in mine this season I am happy to no end with the Bunkhouse. 
  We have set up a small table and 4 chairs in the front room in cold weather and played dominoes, it's cozy but I could never do it in my other camper I owned prior to this one. 
  I ordered mine with an optional Air Conditioner Duct and carry a 5200 BTU GE Unit in the cargo area, makes for a great nights sleep. 
   At a average of $50 a night motel room and 24 nights out I've almost paid for half the unit in the first 8 months. I just got back from a 18 day trip and camping rates when split up only cost me $125 for the whole trip. Compare this to a possible $450, (sharing a room), if motels had been into play for the trip. 
  Hope this article is of some help to you that have a Bunkhouse camper and have some questions as to how it is to be folded up properly.
  Several of the tips were from the guys at Bunkhouse when I picked the unit up at Chicago, some are mine but I want this camper to last me a long time and think I've got a good procedure for folding and packing the unit up.
  If you've not done motorcycle camping this is the way to go. Getting into Letchworth N.Y. State Park area one afternoon and rain on the way I was set up in less than 6 min's and inside when the rain started.
If you are like me, I need help at times. I purchased a Bunkhouse Camper no instructions as to how to set-up or fold it back into it's neat little shell were enclosed. The guy at Bunkhouse did show me how to fold it up properly, and I think I've shown you with some extra tips how to do it properly.

In this article are some good hints and a good primer to refresh you prior to going camping.
I accept no responsibility as to any damage to your camper, follow this procedure at your own risk.
I think you'll be happy with the results.

To the right is your trailer all packed up.

The initial first thing to do is lower the 4 jack stands and level the trailer.
Stands not shown to conserve space here.

The cover is pretty snug upon the camper frame.

Step 1.

Unhook the bungee cords from the 
5 hooks located around the trailer sides and in the rear.

Step 2.

Then lift each corner of the cover up a few inches as to get it started up over the tent unit.

Step 3. 

Finish removing cover from trailer

Step 4.

The tent is now ready to be unfolded. 
I always place a plastic tarp on the ground to protect the tent floor from punctures and moisture from the ground. On rough surfaces with gravel I try and clear the area well first. If there is just a gravel surface I have a carpet I put inside the tent
but on a gravel surface it goes under the tent floor upon the plastic tarp for puncture protection.

Step 5.

First unfold first fold of tent floor.

Step 6.

Next lay rest of floor onto ground.

Step 7.

Lift up tent room poles and let tent hang as shown.

Step 8.

Next open up bed unit and fold down metal
extension legs and adjust to ground height.

(Note: My yard was not level and trailer is not
level either, so pardon the cattywhompus look, if this had been an actual camping experience it would have been leveled properly.

Step 9.

Raise up right most tent pole till it clicks on each side.

Step 10.

Next extend the middle tent pole till it clicks into place upon each side.

Step 11.

The left hand most pole has two sections that extend outward, a straight section and a U shaped section that extends into the tent top.

Extend the straight sections first till they click and lock in place.

Step 12. 

extend the U shaped section till it locks on each side.  Fluff out the floor area and unzip door to front room. You can then place a carpet upon the floor or rug if you prefer. You can also set up the attached front awning with the poles that come with your unit. Awning is not set up in this picture.
You are now set up and ready to camp.
Actually set-up is done in 2 to 3 minuets with help and 5 to 6 when done by yourself.  If setting up by yourself I use some spring loaded clamps with rubber tips on them to place on poles as I extend them and walk from side to side till sections are fully extended. Making sure I do not extend the poles to far, as not to place too much pressure on pole sections.
No big deal just takes several minuets longer

Time to Go Home

A word of Caution
if you notice the Bunkhouse has external tent poles on the room portion of the camper. In the bed portion of the camper the tent poles are internal, (inside the tent itself). Caution should be taken to pull the tent material outward in the bed portion of the camper and inward  on the room portion of the camper. Reason being to keep from pinching the tent material between the tent poles and wearing a premature hole in the material.

      The art of packing up your camper is not
       hard   but I've tried to put in some hints 
       that should make your packing up easier 
       and extend the life of your camper to 
       it's fullest.
Step 1. 

Remove articles from inside tent and remove carpet if placed inside at set-up.
Retract room tent poles in reverse order as in Set-Up.

Step 2.

Next step is to fold in bed unit back over trailer.
Hint:  There are a set of white ties as indicated in picture to the left. Pull them upward  as this forms a triangle as shown, this keeps the tent material from being pinched between the bed board as it is folded down.. 

Hint: As you fold up bed unit pull tent material
outward from between tent poles inside the bed unit. Again, to keep from pinching tent material from in between poles.

Hint:

As you fold the metal legs up it is good to place a piece of cloth or a towel between the legs and bed bottom. This protects the surface of bed board and keeps gray coloring off your surface material.
 

Hint:

Now that you've protected the bed board, the tent top folds over and on top of the metal leg assembly. To protect it I place my carpet for the inside of the tent on top of the metal legs for two reasons.

1. To keep coloring off tent top.

2. The hinge brackets that the legs attach to are
    somewhat protruding, the carpet protects and 
    pads the brackets from puncturing your tent
    top as shown below.

Hint:

As you fold the tent room portion of the camper
back over onto the trailer itself the top of the tent will rest upon the hinge brackets as mentioned.
If you open the zippered front door you can see inside the tent where the brackets are pressing against the top of the tent after it has been folded in place.
The Carpet is placed over the let brackets as it pads them to provide a smooth surface for the top to rest upon.

Step 3.

After you have formed the triangle as explained and kept the tent material pulled out of the bed unit tent poles, and as you can see the tent material is inside the external tent poles on the room unit. Fold the hinged room unit onto the trailer and fold the "triangle" of material formed in the prior step in between the top of the bed board and under the room unit, the tent material from the bed unit automatically fold into this area also.

Step 4.

Your unit should look like this now.

(Note the tent material bulging out from the room unit)

Take hold of the zippered edge of the tent on top and lift and fold the bulged material up into and under the front of the tent on both sides.

Step 5.

Now take the floor of the tent and fold onto the trailer and with the tent material folded in as described it should look like the picture to the left.

Step 6.

You now have a small portion of the tent floor hanging down in the previous picture. Unzip a portion of the front door to let air escape from the tent material and fold over the trailer as pictured to the right.

Step 7.

You can now place your tarp or other coverings upon the top of your trailer and then place the cover upon the trailer.
The first step to placing the cover on the trailer is to find the bungee cord that hooks to the rear of the trailer, (the front of the trailer has no hook).
Place the cover with this bungee cord to the rear.
Hook one corner of the cover over the trailer corner but not all the way down.
Then slip the opposite cover corner down on it's corner. Follow with the other two remaining corners.

Step 8.

Work the cover down going from corner to corner as the cover is a snug fit and will not simply go on all at once.

Step 9.

Now that the cover is completely on the trailer,
hook the bungee cords to the 2 hooks on each side of the trailer and 1 hook in the rear.
You can now retract all of your jack stands and 
hook the trailer to the bike.