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Old 03-04-14, 03:22 AM   #1
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Getting a mini fridge...

and I'm not sure if my trailer can hold it. Has anyone had luck transporting a weighty object like this in a converted kiddie-cart? I have one that's likely sturdy enough but a fridge won't fit on it
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Old 03-04-14, 12:09 PM   #2
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A mini fridge empty is very light these days. My guess is that you're looking at 200lbs or less which is not above most well made trailers can haul.
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How much does it weigh? You can probably go 20 or 30 percent over the trailer's max load capacity if you're careful. I would be thinking about a backup plan if a wheel falls off when you're halfway home or something. Or is there any chance of borrowing a bigger trailer from somebody?
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Are you talking about a 3 cubic foot model or a 12 cubic foot model? There is a huge difference. The last full size model I bought was a 17.2 cubic foot model. I could move it around with a hand cart with no help, and I'm small. It's just a box with Styrofoam insulation. If you can pick it up with two hands it would probably not be too heavy for a kiddy trailer.
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might hitch-hike with it .. heard a Radio4 extra show on BBC pub bet.. a guy wagered they could
hitch around Ireland with a fridge. did it , got a story to tell about it too.
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Well, I get a 3.2 cu ft refrigerator with a shipping weight of 60 lbs and a 1.7 cu ft with a shipping weight of 37 lbs.

What is the weight limit of your trailer? Apparently a Walmart bike trailer will carry 50 lbs if it is a 1 child trailer or 100 lbs if it's a 2 child trailer.
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When I bought my four-foot long floor freezer, I walked over to the student co-ops and borrowed a utility trailer that could handle it. The folks at Sears were a bit surprised, but they helped me load it and off we went. I liked the trailer so much that I went in halves with a neighbor to buy one a year later and I use it regularly for heavy (500-600 pound) loads.
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^This. I don't think I have that kind of skillz though



I think I'm just gonna give it a shot and call someone if it goes south... I'll report back with results.
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^This. I don't think I have that kind of skillz though
I think I'm just gonna give it a shot and call someone if it goes south... I'll report back with results.
We'll be interested to hear how it turns out.
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