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I was just curious about how many trike riders there are. I have had mine 18 months and 10,000 miles and its been great. Ron at Cool Custom Trikes built mine and he did a great job. On a flat road no wind loaded it is getting 33 to 35 miles per gallon. And I mean loaded. Also if anyone has any good ideas on a trailer I would sure appreciate it.



Thanks to all for your input and information,



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:)Hi don nice trike and trailer i will be getting my 1500 triked at the trike shop in the uk soon as funds allow.



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Thanks but no trailer. No wheels just a custom carrier. Good luck on the trike.



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Don, trike looks good.

Would appreciate some details/photos of the construction of the carrier as I have a spare set of panniers and wanted to do this for Christine's CSC trike.

Chris generally get up to 40mpg, but that drops when towing our trailer tent which weighs 300Kg. Mind you, our gallons are bigger than yours! :)
 

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I can take some photo of inside and underneath. Will post as soon as I can.

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There are quite a number of trikers on this forum. Heck, with 24,072 members, what are the odds?:D



There are a great munber of trailers out there, seems you just pick a size and/or price and do the research. We have a Bunkhouse camping trailer, has 26square feet of cargo space under the tent.



One of those carriers made from the saddlebags is on a trike at the local Honda dealership, the space under the cover between the bags is hollow and they don't recommend anything be carried there. I can see someone filling in the area with plywood or fibergalss to make it a storage area. recommended weight in the carrier is about 40-50 lbs max. They want over $600 USD for it.:shock:



Not trying to step on anyone's toes here, and am not advocating bailing from here, but there isanother resource - aforum for trikers - about a year and a half old, and, like this board, very friendly folks. There are some members from here that visit over there quite often.



http://www.triketalk.com/forum/
 

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dbeii wrote:
Thanks but no trailer. No wheels just a custom carrier. Good luck on the trike.



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They finally figured a way to market the trunk they remove to trike it. It fits in the trailer hitch receiver. Nice idea. I've seen them on the back of bikes too, but I'd be afraid the extra weight in the rear would lighten the front end.
 

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Geezerglider wrote:
dbeii wrote:
Thanks but no trailer. No wheels just a custom carrier. Good luck on the trike.



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They finally figured a way to market the trunk they remove to trike it. It fits in the trailer hitch receiver. Nice idea. I've seen them on the back of bikes too, but I'd be afraid the extra weight in the rear would lighten the front end.
Typically a trike kit increases the wheel base which puts more weight on the front. Properly loaded the rear carrier would not be a problem on a trike. On 2 wheels you want to be careful and carry only the lightweight stuff in it.

Keep in mind the tongue weight of the trailers many of us tow is as much as 50 pounds and it is not a big difference in handling.
 
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