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Old 06-23-2010, 03:39 PM   #1
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Lightbulb my home made single wheel trailer

here are a few pic's of a single wheel trailer i made ....I copied what another company makes..I made this one under 500 bucks U.S.A ..took it for 4 diffrent tests rides each one longer then the last ..working just like it should
the box on it is made by rubbermaid and it's called a ActionPacker cargo box..comes in size's from 8 gal to 48 gal .. I went with the 48 gal ...I looked at the 35 gal but thought it was better to go big and down size later if I need to ...
the shock is off one of my kids old mountain bikes rated for 750lbs
the rear tire is from centrail tractor and the spindle is also...







we a 600 mile trip with this trailer cared all our grear ..it handle on the highway great.... ran at speed of 80mph most of the time got up to 95mph a couple times ..it ran strait and true behind the bike .. we had a 5 man tent, 2 sleeping bags,blankets,2 military cots,2 pillows, a lantern.a stove burner,tools for camping, 2 propane bottles, rope.power cord, and the fixings for morning Coffey...and it all stayed dry




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I hope you all like what I have done... I am going make some changes to it and will post more pic's when I do..

any ?????? please just ask ...

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Old 06-23-2010, 03:51 PM   #2
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Re: my home made single wheel trailer

I just want to say ..this is not my ideal... i copyed what other single wheel trailer conpanys do... I made my living as a welder/fabricator.. and still have friends with machine shops ..to help make the other parts I needed ..

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Old 06-23-2010, 06:30 PM   #3
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FANTASTIC!

GREAT job Ed. I wish I could do the same hitch setup with my GS. That hitch is probably the reason you can do 95mph.

Once again, GREAT JOB! Got to love what you've done here.

Question: How and what did you use for a stand to hold the trailer up when not hooked up to the bike? One of the pictures shows it standing on its own. Im still trying to figure something out for mine.
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Old 06-23-2010, 06:51 PM   #4
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Re: my home made single wheel trailer

Very nice...

Keith, look at the 1st and 2nd pics, you'll see a fold out stand.
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Old 06-23-2010, 06:52 PM   #5
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That is a pretty neat design!
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Old 06-23-2010, 08:41 PM   #6
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I like it! If you all keep posting trailer pics it may get me motivated to finally finish mine. Well maybe work at night as the heat index has been above 100 degrees the last few days.

Ed I'll probably have some questions about your axle mount in the future, if I ever get started on a hitch for the Strom
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Old 06-23-2010, 08:51 PM   #7
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Excellent.

Have you counted how many donuts will fit in that ? This is important information ....
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Old 06-23-2010, 09:46 PM   #8
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FANTASTIC!

GREAT job Ed. I wish I could do the same hitch setup with my GS. That hitch is probably the reason you can do 95mph.

Once again, GREAT JOB! Got to love what you've done here.

Question: How and what did you use for a stand to hold the trailer up when not hooked up to the bike? One of the pictures shows it standing on its own. Im still trying to figure something out for mine.
thanks Blues.... I used bike kick stands that i got walmart and welded to the frame..http://www.walmart.com/ip/Alloy-Side-Kickstand/13012497

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Old 06-23-2010, 09:52 PM   #9
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Re: my home made single wheel trailer

The hitch is awsume .
Would you need to grease the connection points as they still seem to have a bit of movement to them
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Old 06-23-2010, 09:52 PM   #10
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I like it! If you all keep posting trailer pics it may get me motivated to finally finish mine. Well maybe work at night as the heat index has been above 100 degrees the last few days.

Ed I'll probably have some questions about your axle mount in the future, if I ever get started on a hitch for the Strom
np i can help...it's a piece of threaded rod ..that goes throught the axle and the pin's are like nut's that thread on to the threaded rod..
so it very easy to remove..


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