SegaCD: This is pretty slick but costly. Looks easy to make, the only spendy part
is that wheel with a motor.
jozsef kowalik: smart
pushtrailer: It takes a very large solar panel array to charge at a rate that would be
useful while on the move. Solar charging while parked for a long while
would work....but it takes a high rate charger over-night to do the job
crsbt: great idea,,first time ive seen one,,,looks cool.
skipstah70: Wow, and where does all that electric power come from?
whyanotheryoutubeaccount: Cool, well done, congratulations. Do you have any idea how much (surface)
solar panels you would need to fully charge the batteries? Any way to
integrate them (maybe charge partly while cycling, partly when
HardcoreTeabrewer: The solution for the arm looks very solid. But I need to build one with two
wheels -- to be stable enough for my dog. And get plenty of room for a
motor and battery.
ggraysonlv: I'm surprised that no one has asked what the ballpark total investment
would be (dollars, not hours of sweat equity) to build one of these neat-o
propulsion trailers. Probably would be significantly cheaper than the
Ridekick, right? 2nd question - will it push a tandem acceptably?
pushtrailer: The trailer uses FOUR 12 volt, 10 amp/hr, lead acid batteries located under
the cargo box. They will last up to 20 miles if you use them sparingly to
help up hills and for short speed bursts. Visit our site for more
andre pata: Best kit ive seen. Congrats.
pushtrailer: Sorry it took so lomg to nawer these questions. Cost varies a great deal. I
get reports of $450 to $850. Contact me and I''ll beark it down for you.
The more weight it needs to push, the more it drains battery life and
general performance. Motor choice is key here.
joyjoy451: i need one
pushtrailer: Well if you did that how would the trailer balance on one wheel? And why do
you think the bike should lean independently?
pushtrailer: A builer sent a picture of his dog riding along just fine. Medium size dog
to be sure.
pushtrailer: Thank You. Others like it too.....we've sold plans all over the globe for
the last three years. Take Care....we extend our best wishes.
stopglobalswarming: Why not use 1 Optima 12v offroad/automotive battery, or some other high
output auto/boat battery?
stsgabe: Good idea. How bout a U-joint connecter that would allow the bike to lean
pushtrailer: Thed drive system requires 48 volts....and car natteries are simply too
Renato G.F. Naso: Excellent idea & very practical!! (Love that funky music too!!...) Ok, I'm
going 2 take a look @ the site, 2 C how much it is 4 the plan..
stsgabe: good point, as I've never ridden one,, just seems like it would handle
better. It looked like you had to "steer it" as opposed to leaning.. very
very cool tho
trailorspam: novel idea,minimal mods and 20 smiles per charge:)
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