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Old 12-19-21, 05:13 AM
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Has anyone tired to take home a full size Christmas Tree home in your trailer or bike?
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Old 12-23-21, 09:09 PM
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No, but I filled a propane tank the other day and carried it in a bike trailer. That has to be the strangest thing I’ve ever carried. I bet I could fit a Christmas tree though if I tried - you could just strap it to something like this.
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Old 12-24-21, 05:29 AM
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GCN did it a few weeks ago. I think the tree was about 7ft and they mounted it sideways, but they were using an ebike with a large cargo container at the front. Didn't look ideal and probably wouldn't be safe on any mups.
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Old 12-24-21, 05:59 AM
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fwiw, in my 20s, I dragged an real big broken tree to a beach party, at night. I put one of those old fashioned bike leg lights on it. it burned real good
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Originally Posted by Colorado Kid View Post
Has anyone tired to take home a full size Christmas Tree home in your trailer or bike?
Many probably would be so tired they don't read what they wite? Well you know what I mean.

I could see the mentally challenged in the LCF forum tying it to their necks and wondering why they were choking while riding with the tree thumping behind them with half the needled gone on the dragging side........
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Old 12-28-21, 11:22 AM
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Many probably would be so tired they don't read what they wite? Well you know what I mean.
"Wite" do you mean?
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Old 12-28-21, 09:24 PM
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Has anyone tired to take home a full size Christmas Tree home in your trailer or bike?
I'm pretty sure I could do it.

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Old 12-29-21, 08:00 AM
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Originally Posted by JoeyBike View Post
I'm pretty sure I could do it.

you would have harvested salt hay with a bike, instead of ox-cart, if you lived near the NE coast in the 1600s. oh wait when was the bike invented? oops 200 years later. never mind
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Originally Posted by Colorado Kid View Post
Has anyone tired to take home a full size Christmas Tree home in your trailer or bike?
I've done both! Once in my BOB yak trailer, and last year in my Babboe Curve-E cargobike.
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Old 09-10-22, 09:25 AM
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Colorado Kid From what I can tell from previous posts, you have a Burley Nomad, which looks study, but a little short in length. I think If you lay the tree along the left hand side with the heavy end towards the bike, you could lay it on and secure it to the trailer arm. That may decrease your turning radius slightly on right hand turns...but it's a 6-7 foot tree, so it's gonna be tricky anyways. That means maybe 3-4 feet of tree will be extending off the end of the trailer. I think some rope or heavy twine, wrapped around the tree near the top could then be secured to the trailer rails (if attached) or just the frame to keep it from sagging.

If you have another trailer with a frame to support a fabric shell, like a kid carrier, you might be able to rest the tree against that and prop it up at a 45-degree angle which would diminish the overall length, although I don;t know how stable that would be, or if one aluminum cross bar could support the weight without buckling.

A quick google search shows wrapping the tree would also help. Here's a photo. This guy's trailer's a little longer than a Burley Nomad, but if you rest the lower trunk on the hitch arm, you should be okay.
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Old 09-14-22, 09:37 AM
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On a Burley Travoy:

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Old 09-28-22, 07:00 PM
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This is an excellent question. The answer is NO. Maybe you should consider going on vacation this xmas instead.
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Old 10-04-22, 04:34 AM
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Wow! What great ideas for holding down something so big. Now, what is the biggest, strangest thing you ever carried home? The V.P. of the company I once worked for let me have a huge painting "if" I could haul it away. (About the size of my Burley Nomad.) Man, did I get some looks.
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