Towing a pop-up camping trailer (the kind of trailer normally seen behind cars) behind a trike.
To add a bit of clarity to the picture, I'm thinking of a very small example of said pop-up, that weighs in around 1,000lbs, behind a Worksman PAV3. (The PAV3 has a combined rider and cargo weight limit of 550lbs, I weigh 150lbs and the trailer is likely to have a tongue weight in the 200-250lb range)
Why? Because I'm just a touch crazy. And I hate my legs. Watching the Youtube video of the couple on a tandem pulling an Airstream didn't help matters any.
I figure that I have three major issues with which to deal: steering, acceleration and braking.
As for braking, my thoughts are that placing the hitch forward of the rear axle centerline will reduce the tendency to jackknife under braking, and possibly cause the transverse twisting of the trailer to bear down on the rear wheels, making them more effective during braking.
For acceleration, the PAV3 has 20" wheels, so that's a help right off. I was figuring on either a NuVinci N360 or a Shimano Nexus 8, with 28/22 sprockets. A Rohloff Speedhub would be nice, but it's out of my price range. I'm coming from the derailleur world, and so I'm new to hubs, and I've been unable to find any information regarding the torque limit of either of these hubs. Does anyone know if either of these hubs is capable of the torque that would likely be seen from moving around a combined vehicle weight of around 1,250lbs?
And as for steering, well... I dunno. I'm hoping the steering will be relatively normal.
Anything else I'm missing?