When my kids were young, we purchased a two-seater bike trailer from Costco that could double as a stroller. That thing followed my bike everywhere. But, as is the nature of children, they grew up. They learned to ride their own bikes and the trailer was banished to the storage shed where it has stayed for the past four years.
While cleaning out the shed recently , we rediscovered the trailer and decided to refurbish it into something a bit more appropriate for my now-older children. Because we often ride our bikes to go shopping, the most logical solution was to transform it into a cargo trailer.
My eight year old son (Jacob) took all of the pictures to document our project.
Step 1: Remove fabric
Use a utility knife, scissors, or other cutting tool to remove the fabric. The fabric is not needed for this project, so, unless you are going to reuse it for another project, take this opportunity to release some of that pent-up aggression. Hack away!
Unfortunately, after 4 years in the storage shed, the fabric was practically falling off of our frame, so no hacking for us. :-(
Step 2: Take your top off
We don't need the upper frame portion of the trailer, so we are going to remove it. On our trailer, the upper frame was attached with bolts at each of the four corners. Jacob removed these bolts and the top came off in one piece.
We were left with a relatively flat base upon which to build.