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Old 08-12-19, 11:06 PM
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new bookcase? no car? no problem!

taking my new bookcase for a ride in the park:




i transported it six miles to get it home. im sure i must have gotten quite a few stares...
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Old 08-12-19, 11:11 PM
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Yes, from people wondering if that thing was going to fall off and hit something. That tower in Pisa would have toppled at that angle and one nasty bump could have taken that shelving down as well.

Look at the incline on that kiddie hauler and know you were lucky.
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Yes, from people wondering if that thing was going to fall off and hit something. That tower in Pisa would have toppled at that angle and one nasty bump could have taken that shelving down as well.

Look at the incline on that kiddie hauler and know you were lucky.
one guy did actually yell out "thats gonna fall!" but it was actually quite stable. the base is wedged against the front lip of it quite well. i dont know that the bungees were even necessary, but i put em on just in case. i got two of them with no problems at all, including going up some relatively steep inclines.
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Wow! That does look as though the bookcase might fall over at any moment.

But, props to you for getting it home, safely.
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Old 08-14-19, 02:20 PM
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I've carried 2x4's in the air somewhat like that, but I try to get most of the big stuff generally lower.

Your weight, of course, holds the trailer tongue, whether it is positive or negative tongue weight. Negative tongue weight does, however, affect the handling.

I have flipped my trailer a few times. Most commonly on curb cuts. The last time just knocked me down... BAM!!! I discovered it has to do with how the Bike Friday trailer flips in that the tongue impacts the tire. More thought on that in the future.

Yours may actually be safer because it can't flip over. And, of course, weight impacts stability. Even high weight may not be as bad as one thinks (until you pass the point of no return).
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Old 08-16-19, 03:46 PM
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What was that like for weight distribution?
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