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Old 07-23-08, 08:49 AM
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Nashbar 2 wheel utility trailer

I hadn't noticed this before:

http://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?sku=24396

Interesting. They are currently running a "buy 5 things, get 20% off" promotion...tempting.

I like the fold-up design. I'm requesting the weight and load capacity figures from nashbar. Anyone have any first hand experience with this?

Edit: Amazon lists specs:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000P7NJZQ

Cargo capacity is givn as 66 lbs, empty weight is listed as 25#, but the shipping weight is listed as 20.2 lbs....maybe they pack it helium filled bubble wrap??

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Old 07-23-08, 10:05 AM
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This trailer is to lightweight for much durablity or hard work, mate.

Posted before but still valid info........

"Yes, you can find anything "ready made" if you throw enough money at it. But why do that?

You ,even if your a clutzy person, can build this trailer , or have it built, for under $100 with
salvaged parts to carry 300# easy. Save your money, mate, it's hard times..remember??

"For those who want a "afforable" trailer consider a DIY trailer like this one. I built this trailer
many years ago using easily salvaged material that were found or I had on hand. I use it still
today when my Worksman PAV trike can't handle the load. If you elect to follow my mods to
the original plan it will have load capaicity of 300 lbs easy.

http://www.motherearthnews.com/Do-It...e-Trailer.aspx

My mods.....
Frame... from plywood to white oak salvaged from a shipping skid.
Wheels...from 27" to 20" salvaged from a discarded kids bike (carrys more).
Neck.. from plywood to white oak salvaged from a shipping skid.
Bracing for neck (for added twist strength) diagonal from front edge of frame to 6"
behind hitch of 3/4" electrical conduit. Neck dimensions can be adjusted to fit properly.
Paint...what I had on hand in oil based enamel.
Hitch.. a piece of tire side wall or other cord reinforced rubber sheeting.
Safety... seat belt for kids and bike flag for idiot drivers.

This plan is so easy to build I built mine using simple hand tools for everything except
drilling the 4 holes in the metal conduit."
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