Intro: Folding Outdoor Dolly / Pull Cart / Gear Hauler
Summer is upon us and outdoor adventures await. As the resident mule in the family, I was looking for an easier way to haul gear from the car to the FUN and back again. I scored a super nice golf pull cart on heavy trash day and I liked the idea of modifying it to haul gear across various terrains. However, the cart needed a larger rack to accommodate all my stuff. This instructable details how I built a PVC rack and mounted it to the pull cart to create a versatile, light and functional gear hauler.
Step 1: Tools & Supplies
Golf pull cart (I got mine free on trash day!)
3/4" PVC Sch 40
Assorted fittings (elbows, tees and caps)
PVC glue & primer
Step 2: Cut & Fit Up PVC
Start cutting and fitting the PVC for your pull cart. Elbows give you nice corner support, while the tees help with cross members. I dry fit the entire assembly first to test the fit. Once satisfied, I glued everything together.
Because my PVC is built custom for my pull cart, I won't give you exact dimensions. My rack is approximately 18" wide by 32" tall.
You can see the double 6" pegs I put on the lower section so I would have support for the gear to rest on.
Step 3: Final Thoughts & Details
I glued the PVC frame together and then let it sit for a while so the glue will set.
The frame is attached to the pull cart with a shoestring on top so it won't shift. The weight of the gear on the bottom is enough to hold the frame in place. I also use a long bungee to secure gear on the rack.
The entire thing breaks down/sets up in about 30 seconds and fits nicely in the back of my SUV.