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New Cargo Trailer for Archery Enthusiast (or other equipment-based hobbies)?

Old 07-13-19, 03:45 PM
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New Cargo Trailer for Archery Enthusiast (or other equipment-based hobbies)?

Virtually every bicycle trailers I have seen are low riding.


I understand that such designs are for greater stability, but I just personally do not like such designs for 3 reasons:
1. Even with dust covers, things just often get dirtier the closer they are to the ground.
2. I just would like the objects stored in the rear to be closer to my back for security purposes. Objects stored on lower trailers require more visual attention in order to deter theft.
3. Even while towing a heavy load, I still care about the loss of energy via aerodynamics. 'Fish tail' designs are best used at the torso height on the bicycle.

I am curious if there are any new trailers with design features similar to that of my own drawing below




As you can see, the ball-hitch joint would extend from the seat post. The frame of the trailer itself would act as a fender to objects stored on the 'luggage space'. At the side of the trailer, perhaps you can add slim panniers or (even better for me) you can securely hook up archery cases. The benefit of such side storage is that one does not need to take down the archery equipment and the bow can be quickly accessed in an upright position by the archer. The same can be said of hunters with their shotguns/rifles or guitarists with their guitar cases.
After the hunt, heavy deer meat would be placed on the 'luggage space' while the hunting equipment would already have their place on the side. Stability shouldn't really be an issue if the trailer has two wheels anyways.

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Old 07-13-19, 08:40 PM
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Trailer for my Kayak



Made of parts from this old kid carrier. Rebuilt the hubs and added new rubber.







Currently working on a hitch that attaches from the kayak to the rear rack. I want it high so the yak won't bottom out on hills and dips. I might make bamboo arms and a collar as I have left over epoxy resin and hemp cord from a bamboo bike build.

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Your problems seem kind of imaginary (low = theft, really?) or easily solved (fenders and floor for mess), but your solution resembles a Burley Travoy
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Aznman,
dont get the theft thing also
aero--not a difference at all, our riding speeds touring as way too slow

but the main issue is very simple--the weight will be too high, and the bike/trailer will be very "floppy" and all kinds of unstable at varying speeds, this is why it makes a diff having panniers lower down

think of the stereotypical milk carton strapped to the top of a rear rack, most of us have probably ridden or helped move a bike with lots of stuff in a milk crate--tippy as heck

but hey, build it and find out for yourself and make your own opinion.
I guess with a light load it will work, but you still have to build it.
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There is the Extrawheel: https://cycloscope.net/extrawheel-tr...t-bike-touring
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The cyclone trailer made by radical designs is the lightest trailer.
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Old 07-15-19, 04:08 AM
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Originally Posted by Happy Feet View Post
Trailer for my Kayak



Made of parts from this old kid carrier. Rebuilt the hubs and added new rubber.







Currently working on a hitch that attaches from the kayak to the rear rack. I want it high so the yak won't bottom out on hills and dips. I might make bamboo arms and a collar as I have left over epoxy resin and hemp cord from a bamboo bike build.
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To both of you: awesome design and site.
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