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Old 04-16-14, 09:31 PM   #1
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To buy $250 B o b Plus Trailer or $25 Yakima Trailer?

Yakima bicycle cargo trailer.....bob yak bike trailer new-in-box--haggle haggle

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Old 04-16-14, 10:17 PM   #2
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I was looking at that as well. Trying to remember if they take a standard BOB skewer...
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spend the $25 bucks. no brainer. if it doesnt work out then you've only lost $25. cheap lesson.
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You can't get parts for the Yakima Big Tow. You can use BOB skewers after replacing the fork.

BOB Fork $55.00
BOB Skewer $27.50
BOB Dry Sack $69.00
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Old 04-16-14, 11:20 PM   #5
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@ $25 you can't go wrong...
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Old 04-16-14, 11:54 PM   #6
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You can't get parts for the Yakima Big Tow. You can use BOB skewers after replacing the fork.

BOB Fork $55.00
BOB Skewer $27.50
BOB Dry Sack $69.00
Here are some more details on the conversion:

Fitting BOB Trailer Parts on a Yakima Big Tow | Bike Shop Hub
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Old 04-17-14, 06:02 AM   #7
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@ $25 you can't go wrong...
Or you could:

"1: Hitch designs are not recognized as being cross compatible by the bike trailer manufacturers. Installing the hitch of one brand of trailer onto another brand of bike trailer will likely void the warranty on both the hitch and the bike trailer.

"2: Bicycle Trailer hitch design effects the placement of the trailer behind the bicycle. Most bicycle trailers are designed to be centered behind the bicycle. The length of the trailer’s hitch arm is specifically designed to work with the trailer’s specific hitch. If you choose to install another hitch style on your bike, this may have the affect of putting your trailer off center in relation to your bicycle. This can possibly be adjusted for by shortening or lengthening the hitch arm.

"3. Modifying and changing a bicycle trailer can have other unintended consequences. Do not attempt to use a self modified bike trailer without a very thorough understanding of the changes and adjustment being made to the bicycle trailer."
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Or you could:....
yes, but those remarks seem to be sorta general purpose warning. the
only one applicable would be #2 , but seems to be about trailers with arms
on only one side, not the bob/yakima with two arms.

according to the link, "some of our customer have reported that they have been able to get a BOB Trailer quick release to work with the Big Tow trailer fork. The Big Tow Trailer fork has plastic sleeves fitted over its dropouts. With these sleeves in place, the fork dropouts will not fit over a BOB Trailer quick release. Some customers have reported simply removing these plastic sleeves and then being able to fit the fork on albeit with a loose, rattling fit. It also seems as if these plastic sleeves might be filed down with a round file for a snug fit on a BOB quick release."

anyways, i bet $5-10 bucks worth of backyard welding would do the trick, only need
to buy the skewer.

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I'd bet you live a Really exciting life.
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For $25, I'd find a way to make the Yakima work!
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$25 bucks sounds like a great deal and if it doesn't work well pass it on to the next guy.
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Old 04-18-14, 05:55 AM   #13
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I'd bet you live a Really exciting life.
Suits me. Now if you will excuse me, I am about to head out for a 3 day trip. Need to get in some loaded miles in preparation for my Montana trip in mid June.
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