Has anyone ever tried putting a rack on a BOB trailer?
I'm planning a short bike trip of about 250 miles. Due to how short it will be, and that it might be my last one, I don't want to buy any new camping gear. The sleeping bag I have is a Kelty Callisto 0° rectangular bag that's a great bag, but it's kind of bulky. I also have a Kelty self-inflating sleeping pad, and a 3 person dome tent that I plan to use. As a result, my camping gear takes up most of the room available in the BOB's dry sak, and there won't be much room for anything else. I still have to add in food, water, and a couple of changes of clothing, etc. Even though this gear is bulky it isn't all that heavy.
I have a rack that I had on the front of my old bike I can't put on my current bike because it's has a suspension fork, so I decided to put it on the trailer. I don't plan to put anything on top of the rack, and the load in the pans will be relatively small. The entire load is less than 70 lbs, which is the maximum for the trailer. I weighed it fully loaded and the total is 74 lbs. The trailer itself weighs 13 lbs, so the rack, the pans, and everything else comes to 61 lbs.
I've tried a couple of full load trial runs and it seems to work pretty well. The trailer tracks as well as it ever did. I don't notice it being top heavy at all, so I don't think the center of gravity has been altered all that much.
Any opinions or ideas about this?