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    Flight From Conformity Echo Gypsy's Avatar
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    A Weighty Matter

    What is the total maximum weight that a tadpole trike can carry? What about adding the weight of a trailer as well? If a trike was loaded and pulling a trailer loaded up to 100 pounds would the trailer drop the max carry weight of the trike?
    I may have to call manufacturers on this one.
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    I think most Catrikes have a rider capacity of 275 lbs. I doubt that pulling a heavy trailer would change the trikes person hauling capabilities. Afterall any trail weight would be concentrated on just the rear wheel. That may need to be upgraded for a real heavy trailer.
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    Rider weight is different then max loaded weight. I saw one trike that had a max load weight of 400 pounds. Really though, including me and my touring gear together will be around 240 then add the pull weight of aprox. 110 pounds for a loaded trailer. I think I should be safe.
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    From Mark at Catrikes, useing the Expedition as an example, the weight limit states 275 lbs. But Mark stated that they also plan for 30-40 lbs extra for gear.

    As for the trailer, if loaded right there should only be about 40-50 lbs on the tongue, the rest is just drag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Echo Gypsy View Post
    What is the total maximum weight that a tadpole trike can carry? What about adding the weight of a trailer as well? If a trike was loaded and pulling a trailer loaded up to 100 pounds would the trailer drop the max carry weight of the trike?
    I may have to call manufacturers on this one.
    I dunno. What's an electric pipe organ weigh?
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    yes, but they were pulling it. Based on the rider and the axle I've heard one can pull up to 500 pounds, though I'm not sure how that would work on a steep grade!
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