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bike hauling pod

Postby tjdale » Thu Oct 23, 2008 8:25 pm

I have not been looking at this site for about a year and am just getting back. I am thinking of building a tiny trailer pod that can be hauled on my 5X10 open flat bed utility trailer and removed when not needed. It needs only the bare minimum---nothing fancy. A bed, a place for a camp stove, cooler, and potty, and storage. But it needs to also be able to haul my recumbent---maybe my short wheel base and/or my trike. I have seen several squarish designs that can be adapted for my use but have seen no built trailers like this. I am thinking of having a rear entrance rather then or in addition to a side entrance, making it easier to roll the bike in.

One big question I have is with wt placement over the axles on the flat bed. I do not want to move the axles but am not sure how to best design the pod to properly distribute the wt.

Another problem is a mechanism for moving the pod on and off the trailer. I have thought about mounting the jacks used on drop-in pick up campers, but these are really expensive. Maybe a deck in the yard with a boat winch mounted which can slide it off the trailer onto the deck?!

Any pics out there which might help my plans? Any ideas which might help?
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Postby bobhenry » Mon Oct 27, 2008 11:02 am

schedule 80 (thick wall ) pvc as rollers 3 or 4 sticks the bigger around the better.

No need for a winch I move 2000 - 2500 lb. minibarns with 4 ~ 4" x 8' pvc rollers with relative ease across a lawn.

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Postby the pvc bike guy » Fri Jun 26, 2009 5:10 pm

bobhenry wrote:schedule 80 (thick wall ) pvc as rollers 3 or 4 sticks the bigger around the better.

No need for a winch I move 2000 - 2500 lb. minibarns with 4 ~ 4" x 8' pvc rollers with relative ease across a lawn.

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PVC is great I'm going to make a other trailer to Hall a TD made most lee out of PVC pipe an wood. :crazy:
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