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Old 10-03-09, 06:49 PM
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Backpack on trailer

I have a backpack. It has all my camping gear in it. I like how it is organized. I am thinking about doing a long trip and would like to be able to just drop my backpack on a trailer.

What trailer would you recommend?

I like the look of BOB trailers. I would think they would handle some of the narrow spots better than a two wheeled tailer.
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Old 10-03-09, 07:11 PM
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Originally Posted by RWBlue01 View Post
I have a backpack. It has all my camping gear in it. I like how it is organized. I am thinking about doing a long trip and would like to be able to just drop my backpack on a trailer.

What trailer would you recommend?

I like the look of BOB trailers. I would think they would handle some of the narrow spots better than a two wheeled tailer.
I have never done long tours with a trailer, however after dragging my two children over kingdom come in a seat post hitched two wheeled trailer I think the BOB would be my choice, it is bound to track better and you don't have to worry about clipping curbs with it. A plus in my eyes would be if you wanted to store the bike and trailer and hit a few trails along the way.

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Bob trailers work great. I wish I would have used my backpack rather then the north face duffel on our GDT ride. I have the suspended Bob Yak, tracks great, a bit heavy, but no more so then a full pannier setup with bags. I tow it behind a fully suspended mountain bike on single track with great results.
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Will a full sized backpack fit in/on a BOB?

I can't seem to find the BOB's measurements for the carrying area.

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I have a BOB and use the big drybag that comes with it. It holds a lot. Plus, I use a smaller dry bag from my kayaking days for more frequently used items. Then a trunk bag for snacks, rain gear, camera, etc.

I just measured my BOB. It is 8" deep and 14" wide in the middle and 27" long. The sides are tapered so it's a tad wider at the front than the back. They're also tapered in height. Min height is 6" at the back.

Do backpack manufacturers make drybag-like packs?
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Originally Posted by skijor View Post
I have a BOB and use the big drybag that comes with it. It holds a lot. Plus, I use a smaller dry bag from my kayaking days for more frequently used items. Then a trunk bag for snacks, rain gear, camera, etc.

I just measured my BOB. It is 8" deep and 14" wide in the middle and 27" long. The sides are tapered so it's a tad wider at the front than the back. They're also tapered in height. Min height is 6" at the back.

Do backpack manufacturers make drybag-like packs?
Thanks for the measurements.

Yes, they do make a dry backpack. I have one. I will un-recommend it. When loaded it needs a frame to be comfortable hiking and no one I know of makes a suitable frame. And like all large bags, whatever you want is in the bottom. And like all dry bags, they don't do well with pointed items.
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I have an Arcteryx drybag backpack. I love it.
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Originally Posted by RWBlue01 View Post
I have a backpack. It has all my camping gear in it. I like how it is organized. I am thinking about doing a long trip and would like to be able to just drop my backpack on a trailer.

What trailer would you recommend?

I like the look of BOB trailers. I would think they would handle some of the narrow spots better than a two wheeled tailer.

I like the look of the Oxtail trailer. If I was in the market to purchase a single wheel bike trailer, the Oxtail would be the one of my choice.

www.oxtailbicycletrailers.com/trailer.html
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