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08-24-21, 12:37 PM
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Posted By KC8QVO

This kid trailer's deck frame is right at 24"...

This kid trailer's deck frame is right at 24" wide with the wheels outside of that. I'm thinking that is plenty wide - on the verge of being too wide. Again, thinking of crowded trail conditions...
08-24-21, 12:25 PM
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Views: 9,066
Posted By KC8QVO

I have had some totes similar to the one on 10...

I have had some totes similar to the one on 10 Wheels trailer below. We used them as roof top boxes on a trip a few months ago (I sealed the lids with Gorilla Tape to ensure they would stay dry - and...
08-24-21, 09:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,066
Posted By KC8QVO

All, I happened to acquire a 2nd, 3ord,...

All,

I happened to acquire a 2nd, 3ord, 4th.... hand kid trailer last winter from a guy I worked with. It actually had never really been used - still has the mold nubs and seams on the tires.

I...
02-26-21, 05:31 PM
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Views: 9,066
Posted By KC8QVO

Interesting concept. I did think about some...

Interesting concept.

I did think about some alternative materials for the box, namely coroplast. However, what I keep coming back to is the durability/ruggedness of the material - think wrecks and...
02-25-21, 08:35 PM
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Views: 9,066
Posted By KC8QVO

I've been thinking along those lines. Not...

I've been thinking along those lines. Not necessarily to be able to sleep "in the trailer", but to use the trailer as a platform for a pop up tent.

Kamp-Rite made a trailer version of one of their...
11-30-20, 08:55 PM
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Posted By KC8QVO

Does anyone have any thoughts on axle position? ...

Does anyone have any thoughts on axle position?

What I mean by this is how far forward or back the axle is with respect to the trailer dimensions.

Why I ask is the axle placement affects 2...
11-27-20, 03:02 PM
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Views: 9,066
Posted By KC8QVO

I had a suggestion elsewhere of using a box...

I had a suggestion elsewhere of using a box design where the box itself was the "frame" or "structure" in and of itself.

I think if the box was formed correctly, or if the box was assembled well...
11-04-20, 05:27 PM
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Posted By KC8QVO

As far as aluminum goes - it looks like 6063 is...

As far as aluminum goes - it looks like 6063 is going to be easier to source from the "architectural metals" category, as opposed to "structural".

I really like the frame construction technique -...
11-02-20, 04:20 PM
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Views: 9,066
Posted By KC8QVO

Thanks for the pictures. It looks like the...

Thanks for the pictures.

It looks like the part I am looking for is called a "heim joint". Below is a link to an example. I will dig around and see if I can find less expensive option. I suppose...
10-31-20, 10:33 PM
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Posted By KC8QVO

The Bikes At Work side mount/axle hitch looks...

The Bikes At Work side mount/axle hitch looks pretty promising. This one uses the same plain rod end ball joint I was referring to. From the pictures on the site it appears to use a lock nut and is...
10-30-20, 03:58 PM
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Views: 9,066
Posted By KC8QVO

Thanks for the thought. I have looked at a...

Thanks for the thought.

I have looked at a lot of bike trailers. What the commercial options tend to cater to is what is more normal/what the market will more largely accept. The BOB is quite...
10-30-20, 11:51 AM
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Views: 9,066
Posted By KC8QVO

I am working up a post-trip video on gear and the...

I am working up a post-trip video on gear and the trip. So I laid out all my gear - I have not unpacked much at all from the trip. This is a good gauge to the space I want. Of course, with the bags...
10-29-20, 02:10 PM
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Views: 9,066
Posted By KC8QVO

Trailer construction ideas, design

All,

After a 12 day trek with my Disk Trucker + panniers and dry sacks I am looking in to making a trailer. I met a fellow tourer on my travels that uses a trailer and spent 3 days with him on the...
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