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Re: Cargo Trailer Spruce Up
« Reply #120 on: August 01, 2022, 06:01:38 PM »
You wouldn't want to "pull" anything with it (not what it's made for obviously), but I did add some bracing on the backside of that rear plate as well. I hung on the bike rack like a monkey and it was really solid. All the hitch stuff was just laying around in the garage, so it was all but free.
Yeah just looking at it, it’s not going anywhere for it’s intended purpose. 


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Re: Cargo Trailer Spruce Up
« Reply #121 on: August 06, 2022, 12:21:48 AM »
Everything worked out pretty well on day 1. Wicked side wind, but everything was stable at 65-70mph.





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Re: Cargo Trailer Spruce Up
« Reply #122 on: August 06, 2022, 05:35:55 AM »
So 8.7 mpg for us simple folks.  The kilometers and the liters I understand but what’s with the liters per 100 kilometers.  That’s unnecessary.

Overall 600 miles though.  That’s a good bit of driving to see how everything held up.  Glad it all worked as advertised. 


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« Reply #123 on: August 06, 2022, 07:41:46 AM »
It’s odd, but it is the metric we use for fuel economy. The other is kms per litre, but it didn’t seem to catch on.

Another 500 or so miles today and we’ll be at the destination. I pick up the family from the airport today. They elected to fly the first leg, which is probably best for all of us, lol.


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Re: Cargo Trailer Spruce Up
« Reply #124 on: August 06, 2022, 08:55:37 AM »
Kilometers per liter makes so much more sense.  Weird.  I guess whatever came first and everyone got accustomed to. 

That’s a lot of solo driving.  Sometimes I think that’s the way to go.  Especially when a certain “other half” thinks silence is awkward and I dislike small talk.  Not a good mix. 


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« Reply #125 on: August 06, 2022, 09:20:26 PM »
Second leg done! Head wind killed the MPGs even a little more. Look at the litres burned and remember that gas is $2 a litre here, ouch!






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« Reply #126 on: August 06, 2022, 10:55:04 PM »
My sleeping accommodations for last night



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Re: Cargo Trailer Spruce Up
« Reply #127 on: August 09, 2022, 06:56:37 PM »
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You sleep in the trailer at someone’s house?  Haha.  What are the temperatures like there? 

On a side note, my sister just came up to borrow some camping gear.  She has decided to go tent camping for the first time in her life in the kiddie of August.  It’s been hot and humid all week with temps over 100.  You won’t catch me tent camping in that but I would love to see how it goes for her. 


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« Reply #128 on: August 09, 2022, 09:55:46 PM »
Ha, I realized that post is pretty confusing. That is how I slept the night of the first day before we made it to the destination. I stopped at a help center right at the boarder between provinces. Just me and the semi trucks, lol.

Temp was down to 14c at night, so pretty ideal for the trailer and a sleeping bag.


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« Reply #129 on: August 11, 2022, 02:23:51 PM »
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You sleep in the trailer at someone’s house?  Haha.  What are the temperatures like there? 

On a side note, my sister just came up to borrow some camping gear.  She has decided to go tent camping for the first time in her life in the kiddie of August.  It’s been hot and humid all week with temps over 100.  You won’t catch me tent camping in that but I would love to see how it goes for her. 


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Re: Cargo Trailer Spruce Up
« Reply #130 on: October 18, 2022, 10:32:33 AM »
The trailer has been getting a fair amount of use, which is great. Last weekend was camping with Ollie and his Boy Scout troupe and the weekend before was getting out on the quads. Hoping to go riding again this weekend before the weather turns cold.









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« Reply #131 on: October 18, 2022, 02:18:44 PM »
Looks like everybody was having a great time!

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« Reply #132 on: October 18, 2022, 05:43:36 PM »
I was just about to talk crap about it being too cold to ride before I realized that, one, your cold is probs my drastically different than our cold and, two, last time I was in tennessee we called it quits early because it was too cold.  Haha

Looks like fun though and glad the trailer is working as planned.  That’s awesome!


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« Reply #133 on: October 18, 2022, 07:33:08 PM »
Not gonna lie, it has been amazingly warm during the day, like low 70’s. It gets pretty chilly as soon as the sun drops though.

Tomorrow is out last nice day, then it turns to real fall weather apparently.


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