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    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.
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Grishnak View Post
    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sirrus Rider View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Grishnak View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by chaadster View Post

    da-yem! that's an aircraft tire! piper cub. here's the bike for that trailer!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ka0use View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by tim24k View Post
    Does she come with the bike?
    Not if the bike comes first.

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