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Grishnak 09-14-13 01:30 PM

Why is my tralier so bad on a loose surface?
 
Hello,
My single wheel trailer is very good on a hard surface,hardly know its there:).However,when i go over the edge of the beach,on loose pebbles,shingle etc it drags so bad it might as well take the wheel out.Any solutions? It has a 16 inch wheel with a tyre width of 1.75.
thanks.

wahoonc 09-14-13 03:06 PM

I would guess that the tire is narrow and digging a furrow for you. I only have one single wheel trailer, but have never used it on soft surfaces. I know better than to take my two wheeled trailers on soft stuff.

Aaron :)

fietsbob 09-15-13 10:54 AM

BoB trailers get used on single tracks and folks here use them in the woods, hunting ..


You may have expectation only satisfied with a large wheel trailer, like Extrawheel, with panniers on it.

http://www.extrawheel.com/

Grishnak 09-15-13 01:16 PM

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Originally Posted by fietsbob (Post 16067615)
BoB trailers get used on single tracks and folks here use them in the woods, hunting ..


You may have expectation only satisfied with a large wheel trailer, like Extrawheel, with panniers on it.

http://www.extrawheel.com/

I agree,my trailer is very similar to a Bob.OK on any surface but the loose stones.

fietsbob 09-15-13 01:26 PM

The Why is a perception issue , Avoid the route if its un-comforting to take..


others seem fine with them , they make a suspension wheel BoB, too,
for even rougher trails..





Extra wheel trailers are available , they seem well designed, made in Poland..

(it's more than a drive through on the way to Moscow .. )

Sirrus Rider 09-15-13 01:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Grishnak (Post 16065432)
Hello,
My single wheel trailer is very good on a hard surface,hardly know its there:).However,when i go over the edge of the beach,on loose pebbles,shingle etc it drags so bad it might as well take the wheel out.Any solutions? It has a 16 inch wheel with a tyre width of 1.75.
thanks.

You might need an even wider tire with low air pressure. Or like others suggested change to an extrawheel trailer.

Grishnak 09-17-13 12:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sirrus Rider (Post 16068074)
You might need an even wider tire with low air pressure. Or like others suggested change to an extrawheel trailer.

Ok,so i need a wider tyre,with a fairly flat profile.Any suggestions please:)

chaadster 09-17-13 06:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Grishnak (Post 16075737)
Ok,so i need a wider tyre,with a fairly flat profile.Any suggestions please:)

Here's what you want:

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/--uFlnEkv2F...2C11%2B010.JPG

http://coastkid.blogspot.com/2011/04...e-trailer.html

Grishnak 09-18-13 06:00 AM

Thanks that looks a nice set-up.I am riding to the beach to fish.Going to start looking for wheels and tyres,thanks all.

ka0use 09-19-13 07:30 PM

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Originally Posted by chaadster (Post 16076933)


da-yem! that's an aircraft tire! piper cub. here's the bike for that trailer!

tim24k 09-20-13 04:13 AM

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Originally Posted by ka0use (Post 16084791)
da-yem! that's an aircraft tire! piper cub. here's the bike for that trailer!

Does she come with the bike?:eek:

unkchunk 09-20-13 06:55 PM

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Originally Posted by tim24k (Post 16085478)
Does she come with the bike?:eek:

Not if the bike comes first.


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