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Got a Burley Travoy

Old 02-15-21, 02:53 PM
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Got a Burley Travoy

Sold my car almost one year ago and I have just missed it a little when I needed to carry big things that does not fit in my backpack or panniers. So I bought a Burley Travoy, since I saw it I loved how convenient it looks. Now I need more excusses to use it more frecuently.


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Old 02-23-21, 01:26 PM
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The travoy is a sweet little trailer, I think I have 1500 miles on mine now. I always have to put the hitch up really high on the seatpost to keep my legs from hitting it, have you had that problem?

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Old 03-02-21, 03:40 PM
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Originally Posted by wsgts View Post
The travoy is a sweet little trailer, I think I have 1500 miles on mine now. I always have to put the hitch up really high on the seatpost to keep my legs from hitting it, have you had that problem?

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I don't have that problem, my Travoy is the 2020 version and the tube that connects to the bike extends a little, maybe that solved the problem.
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Old 05-02-21, 12:51 PM
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Awesome! Is there a way to lock it to the frame? Probably not too enticing, but I'd be worried about locking it up outside a store for too long.
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When we were teenagers. my brother and I sometimes towed golf clubs to a local public course with our bikes, and this reminds me of the golf club trolleys.
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I love mine. No car for 2 years, and it does my Costco runs, my regular TJ shops, takes huge packages to UPS/Fedex, and takes my guitar in case to lessons. It's also great as a walking hand cart to and from stores if you're close enough.
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Kind of looks like the old Cannondale bugger. (Remember them?) Does anyone still have one?
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Old 05-21-21, 06:14 AM
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Awesome! Is there a way to lock it to the frame? Probably not too enticing, but I'd be worried about locking it up outside a store for too long.
Maybe you could use an extra chain lock for it, or you could just take it inside with you and use it as a shopping cart.
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Old 05-21-21, 09:24 AM
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Originally Posted by hugorodrigo23 View Post
Maybe you could use an extra chain lock for it, or you could just take it inside with you and use it as a shopping cart.
That's what I do - otherwise it's too easy to buy stuff you can't carry home!!!
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Old 06-06-21, 11:15 AM
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I have been using a Travoy for years. Occasional flat due to goathead thorns ;-(
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Questions on best usage

So for the new users of the Travoy...what has been the best add-ons. I just got the marketplace bag...but do you pull a cooler for the store? Extend the dolly area on the bottom to accommodate more stuff? Use a small tap to cover things you're hauling when it rains?

Curious....as I'm getting ready to restart using mine.
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Old 04-27-22, 11:40 PM
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hugorodrigo23 That big box seems to have almost all it's weight on the lower corner. Isn't it pressing on the PVC sheet/cover at the bottom? Is that a concern? Prone to puncture/tears?

Those with years of Travoy usage how has it worn down? Burley's website only list repair patch/tape.
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