Camping Cart




Introduction: Camping Cart

About: Living the dream.......

A simple modification so you can use a bike trailer to hall, gear or something you need. I'm going to use it to go camping and haul my gear..

Step 1: Gather Materials

The things you need are,
cart/kids bike trailer,
fanny pack or something similar,
10 feet of emt conduit,
2 bolts ( or 4 u bolts ) with nuts,
2 eye bolts with nuts,
2 carabiner,
hack saw,
and a drill.

Step 2: Planning

So you need to decide how long you want your poles, my emt was 10 feet, so I just cut it in half.
On one end of emt I put a eye bolt, I put 2 nuts on the the end of the bolt and tightened the nuts together.
Then put the bolt in the end and hammer the the end of the conduit down to hold the bolt.
Repeat for other side.

Step 3: Connect to Trailer.

At the other end of conduit, I drilled a 1/4 in hole. I put my holes 5 in from end. Fortunately I was able to put my emt right into the frame of the trailer.
If I were not able to I would of had used u - bolts (I'm going to have to do that with my other trailer).
Then I drilled a hole in trailer, then I was able to just put 1 bolt on each side.

Step 4: Connect to Fanny Pack.

I had this bag so I just tried it on.
I was able to just clip the carabiner to the pack, but as a safety I ran a piece of webbing though the pouch on the pack. and also ran that to the carabiner.

Step 5: Put It on and Enjoy.

My kids are testing it out pulling each other around, and I'm going to use it camping.

Step 6: And I Still Can Take Off Poles, and Use Original Bike Hook Up, or Attache Poles to the Rack on the Back of My Bike.

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    7 years ago on Introduction

    This is a great idea. I'm getting past the age where I want big loads on my back! I have also thought that it would be interesting to look at the science of this in the sense of where the wheels are regarding weight distribution.

    It would be nice to be able to place the weight behind the axle so there was actually either zero force at the belt or even a slightly upward force at the belt to effectively slightly lighten your body weight. Although you don't get anything for nothing, this would be passing your body weight back to the wheels, but this should therefore be easier and more energy efficient than carrying the weight on your feet.

    I suspect though that given your long poles it's still far easier than carrying the weight on your shoulders!