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    Quote Originally Posted by HawkTheSlayer View Post
    I think i would rather sleep in that box over the bare ground, BD.
    Having a little water and DC power is nice too.
    If you go down a large enough hill, you could power a dridge, or a microwave.Going up though would be a might tough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kris P Bacon View Post
    Having fabricated bikes and bike trailers for years, that would be cake to pull.100 pounds or less, no problem here in flat florida.

    I once towed 386 pounds of steel to the scrap yard, that was a bit of effort but low gears and momentum made that not to bad. Now steep grades? Different story.

    I see the value of a bike camper as more useful for the homeless than a teotwaki scenario.
    Iím in the mountains, and look at it from the perspective that everything is uphill.

    As for weight, the trailer is 100lbs, but any gear you need to take with you would add up pretty quick too. Water alone being 8lbs a gallon, donít most but out bags run 50lbs or more?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fins View Post
    I’m in the mountains, and look at it from the perspective that everything is uphill.

    As for weight, the trailer is 100lbs, but any gear you need to take with you would add up pretty quick too. Water alone being 8lbs a gallon, don’t most but out bags run 50lbs or more?
    @Fins one trailer I built. Used to tow the other half and dog around. When we moved a bit over a mile, some years back, i moved much of our house with this one. It is mostly welded EMT conduit, very strong and light material. Trailer is probably 50 pounds or less.

    One weak point I see on most trailers is the hitch. I used a heim (?) joint and had a muffler shop bend the tongue. The receiver is welded on the bike (upside down in the pic) top dead center, just forward the axle. If I was doing hills, some simple rim brakes would be needed. Very stout setup, i once towed a love seat with a recliner AND a long ass countertop with a double sink.

    Been meaning to build one for something to do but it's on the back burner DSCN0147.JPG DSCN0148.JPG DSCN0149.JPG
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