Instructables
cheap pvc bike trailer for pool and shopping

parts
-old tires (theese from lawn mower)
-plastic tub of som sort
-pvc-any size and 3 Ts,3 caps,3 45degre bends, and 1 elbow
-skrews
-1 steal rod (10 feet or more)
-bolt/cotter pins
-epoxy
 
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Step 1: Frame

Picture of frame
asemble the frame like in the pic and use epoxy/tape/glue to hold it together. in the pic it isnt visible but put a 45 bend on long peice with cap at end to attach it to bike. us the steel rod for the axle and left over should be used to stiffen the hitch. use cotter pins or bolts to hold tires from sliding off

Step 2: Tub attachment

Picture of tub attachment
skrew the tub on the frame, add some epoxy to help hold it on
I do not think the axle will be very strong, but I do much like the idea of a very pared down frame, with an Action Packer mounted on it. That should make it much easier to construct a cargo trailer.
ilpug3 years ago
one i get me some wheels, I might just do this.
jrdittmer4 years ago
this is a really good idea i think im going to use it thanks:)
dchall87 years ago
In step 1 you say, asemble the frame like in the pic and use epoxy/tape/glue to hold it together." Why not use proper PVC cement? And why did you not come back into the hitch with a 45 rather than the complicated 45-90-T?
i was just thinking about PVC cement! I go to shop a lot and like to get myself some food (my larder is a bit empty now) and I have been waiting for something like this to roll along.
rocknrollskwurl (author)  dchall87 years ago
1. pvc cement is would work for the frame, but you nead epoxy/skrews to hold the box on. also the weird front configuration adds more support for adding stuff like his razor scooter,boogieboard,extra storage box, etc. also i built this all out of stuff i already had and i had used all my pvc cement on another project and was out
hmm if this had a stronger hitch then i'd make one to transport my dead bodies around ... Uhh i mean Shopping YEs shopping
cornboy36 years ago
How much can this frame support?
rocknrollskwurl (author)  cornboy36 years ago
the axle and hitch have metal rods so I would say 50 to 75 pounds? the only problem would be the more weight the more you have to pull up hills. and I would recommend a different hitch design for items exceeding 50 pounds.
fool1a1a1a6 years ago
where did you get that right angle gear box iv been looking and all iv found is offset ones
LinuxH4x0r6 years ago
Cool! I plan on making one from conduit if I get time.
bumpus7 years ago
how long is the cuts for the tubing, how are the wheels attached lets see how it clips to your bike...
rocknrollskwurl (author)  bumpus7 years ago
tubing size depends on size of tub, just follow this basic shape and wheels slide on the steal rod and are held on by a pvc pipe washer and a cotter pin
rocknrollskwurl (author) 7 years ago
it has a metal and plastic clip, the plastic is a backup
Aar000n3y7 years ago
Is a plastic clip like that strong and durable enough for this?
i.am.mozman7 years ago
Any chance of seeing some shots of the hitch.