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Bicycle trailer based on a ladder

 
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Another epiphany has struck me like a bolt of lighting. I quickly Googled the idea and it seems that I'm not the first. There are many trailers made from ladders.

For the trailer to be useful to me, it must function as a ladder, when I arrive at my destination. I'm looking to use it in my tree service business. When I get small jobs where the customer hauls their own debris, I will get there using my battery powered bike. Most jobs are within 5 miles of home.

This guy has compiled a few photos. Google Images has many more.


http://www.mrmoneymustache.com/2014/06/23/how-to-carry-major-appliances-on-your-bike/
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Genius

I am going to build one of those. Like I need another project.

I run a sign making business and I often use a trailer behind my bike to do small jobs around town but my trailer isn't big enough to carry my ladder.

it never occurred to me to use the ladder as thee trailer.

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There are wheels held together by a heavy strap, that I've seen used to transport canoes to the water. Something like that could be attached to the ladder.

When I'm on my electric bike, we're about 265 lb. I have very good disk brakes, so 100 lb of trailer and tools shouldn't be a problem.

https://permies.com/t/48503/bicycle/Dale-Super-Cool-Electric-Bike
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Canoe wheels and re-rig a stabilizer bracket (the one for the top that spans across windows) to be the tongue. Or just bend a piece of 3/4 or 1" conduit.
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