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Ordered the 8 ft bikes at work trailer today

Old 11-29-11, 08:40 PM
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Ordered the 8 ft bikes at work trailer today

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congrats. I've been thinking about one too. Mostly every time I load up my short trailer and realizing having a longer trailer would make everything easier.
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xtracycles are awesome
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Their current modular nature, means you get a shorter trailer too..
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That's a fantastic trailer (I have the 64A). While I love my BAW trailer, here are a couple of improvements that could be made:
1- bolt-on stake pockets for sideboards to help in hauling bulky, but lighter loads like you will be hauling. Stake pockets could probably be easily made out of tubing, even PVC. Now that I think of it, it wouldn't be too hard to build a couple PVC side-boards if I needed them. If I was doing that, I'd probably start with 1" PVC couplers (2 or 3 per side), attach them, and then I'd have secure places to set in place side-boards made out of 1" PVC.
2- bolt-on pieces to go between the front of the wheels/fenders and the frame, to create a deflector if one were to ride by something too closely. Just like you see on the Surly Bill trailer.

I used corrugated plastic for a floor on mine. I found that two layers is pretty solid and fit perfectly in the space. I don't have to worry about it getting wet or messy because it's impervious and easy to clean.

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Post B@W stake pockets and fender guards


1) You can replace the bolts in the holes on the side that are spaced 1-1/4" apart with standard 1/4"x1" U-bolts to make simple stake pockets for attaching sides.

You may need to drill the holes out to 9/32" if you have an older trailer to get the U-bolts to fit as U-bolt leg spacings vary. (We now drill out the sides of all our trailers to 9/32" for this reason.)

You can use 3/4" EMT, 1/2" pipe, or 1" aluminum tube for the stakes, depending on where you position the stop nut on the legs of the U-bolt. Contact me about this if you have any questions about how to do this. I hope to have more details about how to do this soon on our web site (once we finish working on our new CMS :-) ).

2) We can provide a similar guard as well, but it makes changing the trailer configuration more difficult because it spans more than one trailer section. Again, contact me if you are interested.

-Jim G.
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