Pictures of your Trailers

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Postby lauriematt » 29 Jul 2008, 12:32pm

Fonant wrote:(or taking an adult on a deckchair!) i



is that talking from experience???

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Postby Fonant » 29 Jul 2008, 12:34pm

lauriematt wrote:
Fonant wrote:(or taking an adult on a deckchair!) i


is that talking from experience???


Yes, have done it a few times. The adult gets a little nervous on corners as they're quite high up, but otherwise it works well. You wouldn't want to tow for more than a few miles though :)
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Postby zenzinnia » 29 Jul 2008, 2:16pm

This is my CF Y-Frame hiding underneath event display boards. The crate holds leaflets and other things and is just high enough so the boards go above the wheels but a piece of hardboard is needed to stop the material dragging onto them. It's not as wide as it might look - it fits through doors.

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Postby GeoffL » 30 Jul 2008, 7:55pm

Cheapie dog trailer bought for about fifty quid off the 'Bay. Good for letting my labrador participate in my wife's and my rides - she runs alongside for part of the way and rides in the trailer for the rest. It's also good for shopping (once the dog-hairs are cleaned out of it) and it folds flat enough to use as a flatbed. Picture here is as bought but it now has a Burley hitch.

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Re: Pictures of your Trailers

Postby BossCat » 6 Dec 2009, 3:47pm

Im at present building a smallish trailer for shopping trips and carrying bit and bobs - No Concrete Blocks :D .
Still have a little to do to it but heres how its looking so far....

Frame sprayed with cheap undercoat from £1 shop.

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Frame finished in black.

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Thick angle iron dropouts as the wheels are cantilevered.

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Im at present painting and varnishing the wooden panels but heres how it looked before any painting was done.

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I'll post morepics once complete.

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Postby Mick F » 6 Dec 2009, 5:28pm

Very nice BossCat! Geat stuff!

I wonder if the torque on the wheel axles may bend the trailer flanges? I can't see the thing being able to beat my record of two concrete blocks! :wink:
Or even Fonant's bigger record of 50 bricks! :shock:

What are you doing for a hitch system?
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Postby BossCat » 6 Dec 2009, 6:24pm

The trailer started out as a square metal frame that I hauled out of a skip. Last week I had a mate weld on 4 sections of angle iron on the corners (there squint - thats my mates welding :) ) and a frame around the top.

When I started building trailers last year (yes iv'e gone a bit trailer mad also :D ) I hunted high and low for some small type of ball hitch like that on a car. Not being able to find anything suitable at the time I settled on a universal joint....

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As you see the U-joint is attched to a towing frame I made for around my back wheel.

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How it looks hooked up to my BIG trailer...

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Since these pics of the U-joint were taken I have managed to get hold of a nice little ball hitch

Ball Hitch.
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I still use the tow frame around the back wheel of my bike as im not a fan of the seatpost or sidearm towing arm.

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I'll get a few clearer pics of trailer & towing hitch done once complete

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Postby rjb » 10 Dec 2009, 2:16pm

Some great ideas there. Here's my trailer built from a Mothercare Pushchair rescued from a skip a couple of weeks ago. The hitch is the second try, first go was a universal joint but it rattled too much and kept tristing in the drop out. The 2nd one uses a spring. I made this after seeing an idea on the web, cut a short length of spring off a drain cleaner shown in some of the photos, covered it with a rubber hose and inserted a brake cable outer and inner inside the spring and secured it in the tube. I hope this is sufficient to hold it all together and prevent it parting. The tube has then been crimped onto the spring assembly using a hammer and punch. So far so good. Heaviest weight i carried was a large breeze block during a test ride. Early days yet though. One handy feature is the quick release wheel system which was on the pushchair and i have retained it. Makes storage in the shed a lot easier. Just need to convince the wife we can do the supermarket shop with it :D
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Re: Pictures of your Trailers

Postby BossCat » 13 Dec 2009, 2:56pm

Nearly finished building my smallish shopping trailer, just a lid and a better towing arm for the hitch to build.

My telly packed in during the week so I though Sunday I'll try out the little trailer and take the telly off to the local recycling dump, a round trip of about 3 mile.
The telly was a bloody heavy one and ended up lifting the back wheel of my bike off the ground! but I think that's due to the tow arms hight. I may also have to set the wheels a little further back on the frame.

Going to the dump with BIG telly.

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Back home after telly had been dumped.
As you can see from this picture the trailer is sitting at an angle.

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Re: Pictures of your Trailers

Postby JMercier » 27 Apr 2010, 1:45pm

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Postby Mick F » 27 Apr 2010, 4:25pm

Great that this thread has started off again!

Thanks.

Here's mine with the new alu box.
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I think it looks better on the back of Chopper. It seems to "sit" better behind.
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Postby GrahamNR17 » 27 Apr 2010, 8:39pm

Bit of a work in progress, but hope to be finished by the weekend. I'm finding that any more than 1/3 of the body overhanging at the back makes it a bit light at the front, especially with 38kg of dog moving around. I'm going to make the draw bar longer so I can shove the dog crate forward a bit.

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and the dogs-eye view
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Re: Pictures of your Trailers

Postby Mick F » 27 Apr 2010, 9:12pm

That's not a dog, that's a horse!
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Postby mill4six » 27 Apr 2010, 9:17pm

Great, where can I get one of those ball hitches????
Here's my offering.

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It's a Lidl "little van" 2 seater but I use it for allsorts.

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Postby GrahamNR17 » 27 Apr 2010, 10:04pm

Mick F wrote:That's not a dog, that's a horse!


She's the little one, half the size of the big fella. I may need a caravan for him :lol: