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Old 08-19-2012, 04:32 AM
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What I'm doing is taking the trailer from the top and removing everything that I don't need. After I do that I'll take this cat top carrier and attaching it to the cart as much as I can. If I can add a roof rack then I will and turn it upside down to open and close above that car top carrier. I don't know what type of things I'll ad to it. Maybe some water and other preps but again, I'm not sure.
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Old 08-19-2012, 08:23 AM
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I've looked over the frame work on those kid carriers .... not exactly inspiring ..... cheapest I've seen, in used condition, is around $30 ....

I'd be inclined to adapt something like a motorcycle trailer ....
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Old 08-19-2012, 09:47 AM
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try looking at game carts. made to carry your deer so it would probably be a fair amount stronger. most are adaptable to hitch up to atv, minibike, jeep, etc. to get your kill out of the woods.
just a thought.
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I've looked over the frame work on those kid carriers .... not exactly inspiring ..... cheapest I've seen, in used condition, is around $30 ....

I'd be inclined to adapt something like a motorcycle trailer ....

two weeks ago got one just like the photo at a garage sale for 15.00 like new,yesterday got a racer moto(the small one with a trimmer engine)and thinking to use the trailer with it, this moto goes 35 mph all day
Old 08-19-2012, 08:36 PM
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Those car top carriers are not light, by the time you make a trailer out of it you won't be able to haul much.
Look for a non folding kid biker trailer, or make your own, electrical conduit is a light strong material.
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I have been considering stripping down a wheelchair (preferably a wide design) and then a car top carrier.
Old 08-20-2012, 01:20 AM
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http://www.geneandsue.com/bike_trailer/bike_trailer.htm

or...

http://drumbent.com/trailer.html

Then add one of these, available in many sizes, from nearly any variety or hardware store. Light, cheap & simple.



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I've looked over the frame work on those kid carriers .... not exactly inspiring ..... cheapest I've seen, in used condition, is around $30 ....

I'd be inclined to adapt something like a motorcycle trailer ....
Some of the better built kid haulers, Burley comes to mind, are well designed and capable of 80-100 pound loads. But unloaded, weight a scant 20 pounds or less. Motorcycle trailers are much too heavy for pedal power - and is unnecessary overkill.
Old 08-20-2012, 09:33 AM
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strong, folds flat, carries a heavy load: http://www.sportsmansguide.com/net/c....aspx?a=351879

this for the hitch to attach it to your pedal bike, motorbike, minibike, atv, etc.: http://www.sportsmansguide.com/net/c....aspx?a=818395
sounds like it could use some beefing up, but i haven't found another one this versatile. or you could just make your own.
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I've looked over the frame work on those kid carriers .... not exactly inspiring ..... cheapest I've seen, in used condition, is around $30 ....

I'd be inclined to adapt something like a motorcycle trailer ....
You ever try to pedal with one loaded up and strapped to your rear end? If so, which I doubt, you think it would be somehow better with a 200 pound motorcycle trailer, plus gear? Jeez that would suck.
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strong, folds flat, carries a heavy load: http://www.sportsmansguide.com/net/c....aspx?a=351879

this for the hitch to attach it to your pedal bike, motorbike, minibike, atv, etc.: http://www.sportsmansguide.com/net/c....aspx?a=818395
sounds like it could use some beefing up, but i haven't found another one this versatile. or you could just make your own.
... and probably not stable at all at high speeds.
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Also, anybody who is planning on bugging out on a bike, better know how to do trail and roadside fixes. Otherwise you would be screwed if you jacked up a chain, popped a tire, bent a disc brake, etc.
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... and probably not stable at all at high speeds.
how "high speed" can you go on a bicycle pulling a 100-200# trailer
maybe 5-10 mph and even a minibike (as i have on my bot) will top out at maybe 15-20 mph. you would be fine if you drive as you should... imho.
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If your really serious about using a bicycle and trailer combo look up the bob trailers. notice how they are narrow, single rear or center pair of rear wheels rather than two wide wheels like a kid trailer. Single is more maneuverable, I've pulled a kid trailer on many a trail and the narrow single track trailers are much easier.
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how "high speed" can you go on a bicycle pulling a 100-200# trailer
maybe 5-10 mph and even a minibike (as i have on my bot) will top out at maybe 15-20 mph. you would be fine if you drive as you should... imho.
First of all, a 200 pound trailer? Good luck with that. As for the high speeds... Have you ever heard of hills? You get going down one of these so called hills and you will either be going high speed for a trailer or you will burn up your brakes trying not to if a 200 pound trailer is pushing you.
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deer/game cart will easily handle that load.
as for hills, guess it depends on where you are, where you are trying to get too, and what is between those two places.
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I use a Burley Nomad trailer behind my bike. I used it on a 2 week ride with all my gear and it worked great. I can tell you that pedaling 100 lbs. up a hill sucks. Keep them loaded with what you would normally put into a backpack and you should be fine on a long ride.
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I am looking at options involving modifying a Trail-a-bike.

http://www.trail-a-bike.com/products/trail-a-bikes/

This will not only provide single wheel following and inline trailer, but I think with a bit of creative engineering a really handy trailer.
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I am looking at options involving modifying a Trail-a-bike.

http://www.trail-a-bike.com/products/trail-a-bikes/

This will not only provide single wheel following and inline trailer, but I think with a bit of creative engineering a really handy trailer.
nice idea. i'd be inclined to build the box around at least part of the wheel to keep the oal down a bit. would be kinda like paniers but made of wood or metal maybe, with a full width area in front of the wheel. idk, just a thought.
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You mean like mine
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Just get a Surly "Trailer Bill" and a couple Rubbermaid totes and be done with it. Best bike trailer on the market. Those kids trailers aren't heavy duty, and Burley brand is overrated. http://SurlyBikes.com
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