Cargo trailers with a ball hitch

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somethingdaft
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Cargo trailers with a ball hitch

Postby somethingdaft » 25 Jun 2019, 3:15pm

I’m looking for a cargo trailer to take large/unusual shaped loads that won’t fit in my panniers. I already have a Thule chariot child trailer and the ball hitch attachment works well and I already have a couple attached to my bikes. I’m struggling to find trailers that use the same attachment.

Does anyone know of any cargo trailers the use the same axle mounted socket to ball hitch attachment?

Kind regards, David

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Tigerbiten
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Re: Cargo trailers with a ball hitch

Postby Tigerbiten » 25 Jun 2019, 3:36pm

I think you'll find that each manufacturer uses a proprietary hitch.
So if you want a hitch like a Thule, you'll need Thule parts.
So any cargo trailer modded to take a (2nd hand) Thule hitch is probably your best bet.

Luck ......... :D

Jamesh
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Re: Cargo trailers with a ball hitch

Postby Jamesh » 25 Jun 2019, 5:02pm

Just a crazy idea?

Has anyone copies a 50mm towball and hitch and shrunk it down to say 25mm?

If not why not?

Cheers James

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Cunobelin
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Re: Cargo trailers with a ball hitch

Postby Cunobelin » 25 Jun 2019, 7:09pm

There is a company called Weber

They do a number of hitches that can be retrofitted to both trailers and bikes.

It is possible that this may answer your problem

somethingdaft
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Re: Cargo trailers with a ball hitch

Postby somethingdaft » 26 Jun 2019, 5:20pm

Thanks for all the advice. As it’s just a simple ball I think I might just get a second hand trailer and have a go at weld/screw/nailing a ball onto the end of the attachment arm.

climo
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Re: Cargo trailers with a ball hitch

Postby climo » 27 Jun 2019, 9:26pm

No idea if this will fit but Radical Designs Cyclone hitch is a ball

Brucey
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Re: Cargo trailers with a ball hitch

Postby Brucey » 27 Jun 2019, 10:03pm

£8 on ebay gets you this

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and spare fittings for the bike itself are only a couple of quid.

I don't think these couplings are the best available or anything but they usually work OK and are easily replaced, so that is one route you could take.

cheers
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