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Prototype Long Hitch Arm for Wandertec Bongo Trailer

by Josh Lipton

Here at the shop, we’re working on making our Wandertec Bongo Bike Cargo Trailer more versatile and useful. One of the many projects in the works is an extended hitch arm for carrying longer cargo. It won’t be ideal for hauling really heavy stuff, but it’ll be great for moving a little lumber, a ladder, or lightweight boats. The prototype pictured here is about 3 1/2 feet long, which allows you to center an eight foot long load over the trailer axle. We’re considering making it a little longer, or possibly offering two sizes. What do you all think? What kinds of long cargo do you want to haul with your bike trailers?

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And for those of you who want to carry the long and/or heavy stuff, check out industrial strength offerings over at Bikes At Work.

Thanks for reading, and thanks for riding bikes.

-Casey

 
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4 Responses to “Prototype Long Hitch Arm for Wandertec Bongo Trailer”

  1. [...] of our progress on the Wandertec BONGO Bike Cargo Trailer. Casey posted about his work on a longer hitch arm for the BONGO. Casey was testing out spar varnish on some loadbeds for the BONGO. And I snapped a photo of [...]

  2. John says:

    I’d love to see a set of handle bars and a bottom brace/strut that would mount to the trailer and allow it to be easily used as a wheelbarrow substitute.

  3. Phil Miller says:

    This could be a great solution for me. I’d like to carry my skis, poles, boots, and gear from where I stay to the ski area without having to park way out, then having to shuttle in. Besides, the distance in my car, and typical winter temps is such, that the car’s smog device isn’t even effective (warmed up) by the time I’ve parked! I think setting a good example at the resort would be a good idea.
    The problem has been finding a trailer that is light, can handle a LITTLE snow (not talking chains-only conditions here) and doesn’t leave them dragging on the pavement!

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