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Old 09-14-13, 01:30 PM   #1
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Why is my tralier so bad on a loose surface?

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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.
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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.

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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/

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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.
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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 .. )

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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.
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You might need an even wider tire with low air pressure. Or like others suggested change to an extrawheel trailer.
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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
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Ok,so i need a wider tyre,with a fairly flat profile.Any suggestions please
Here's what you want:



http://coastkid.blogspot.com/2011/04...e-trailer.html
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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.
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da-yem! that's an aircraft tire! piper cub. here's the bike for that trailer!
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da-yem! that's an aircraft tire! piper cub. here's the bike for that trailer!
Does she come with the bike?
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Does she come with the bike?
Not if the bike comes first.
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