Finished my first DIY Trailer conversion!!
I had a Schwinn folding kiddo trailer in my storage unit that I wasn't sure what to do with. Since the kids are old enough to ride on their own these days, I figured I could try and sell it, find a friend who might use it for a year or two or, turn it into something I can use for a long time.....I went with option C.
Away went all of the nylon tenting and fiberglass poles. (I did take time to remove the near dozen quick release buckles and strap adjusters for later projects.) I then used a conduit bender to reshape the side poles and cut them down into side rails. I was initially going to try and use aluminum for the bottom but was worried about strength once mounted and being able to keep the folding option for the trailer. I searched around Youtube for some ideas and found a video of a guy using paracord for a deck chair weave. Out came a couple of rolls of the stuff I had around and my trusty power drill. With a little help from my lovely Wife for the final stretching, it had it all together in one afternoon. The tennis racket style weave I went with is super light weight yet holds my full body weight (#240). Now I can't wait to get out and put it to use this weekend.
Last edited by recondoc; 03-27-15 at 06:22 PM.