This is my first instruct able, so please remember that I am only trying to share an idea that I found to do the task I needed.

I needed a light weight trailer that was strong enough to carry a variety of different loads, without a lot of maintenance. I also wanted to use all recycled materials and tried to keep the cost at a minimum.

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Step 1:

I used these 4X4X1/4 aluminum c-channel wall supports to make the frame lightweight and strong. The dimensions can be whatever suits your purpose, my length is 40 inches long by 20 inches wide.

Step 2:

For the goose neck, I used an old bike frame that I had. I used a grinder to cut away every thing but the bottom rail and back wheel supports, then I spread the supports and welded a piece of flat iron on so I could bolt it to the frame, I used a 4 inch u-bolt to fasten the front to frame.

Step 3:

I used wheelchair wheels, because they are durable, cheap,( I paid 5 dollars for this set, less than one inner tube would cost), and they are reliable, no flats,

The blue wheel spacer is scrap 1x1 steel tubing.

I added 1/4 inch plywood deck .

Please remember to always wear safety goggles, and follow tool safety warnings when working with power tools

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    4 years ago

    How does it pull? I've heard that it's really easy to mess up the physics of riding a bike when making things like this…I've never tried though.

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    Reply 4 years ago on Introduction

    SORRY, it took so long to reply. The rigid bike frame I used for the goose neck really made a big difference in how the trailer pulled and added extra stability for pulling a lot of weight, I have pulled over 100 pound loads with no problems.

    xaderRubeus Hagrid

    Reply 4 years ago on Introduction

    I got the wheels at a local metal recycle yard, they are off of an old wheelchair and cost 5 dollars for both. I forgot to say the mount for the goose neck is two 4x4x1/8 steel plates, I used a long bolt in the center an 4 short bolts on corners.


    4 years ago on Introduction

    Looks great! Nice job on your first Instructable too. I love that this was made using all reused materials.