Bike trailer topbox for luggage etc





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    Question Bike trailer topbox for luggage etc

    I have a 2 bike trailer and I am keen to get a big topbox to fit on the load bed rather than buy a new venter trailer. My aim is to be able to pack it like a venter trailer when we go on holiday as the car is getting too full. Is there anybody out there that can make like a fibreglass bin or have a plastic bin that could screw onto the bottom. I have attached an image to show for the size with a bike on top for reference. I am not planning to get it right away but I think sometime this year and I just want to get some ideas and options and find out if it can be done and made up and approx cost. A new trailer is about R13k. i know second hand is much cheaper but I would prefer to have 1 trailer.
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    Default Re: Bike trailer topbox for luggage etc

    Quote Originally Posted by tomahawk View Post
    I have a 2 bike trailer and I am keen to get a big topbox to fit on the load bed rather than buy a new venter trailer. My aim is to be able to pack it like a venter trailer when we go on holiday as the car is getting too full. Is there anybody out there that can make like a fibreglass bin or have a plastic bin that could screw onto the bottom. I have attached an image to show for the size with a bike on top for reference. I am not planning to get it right away but I think sometime this year and I just want to get some ideas and options and find out if it can be done and made up and approx cost. A new trailer is about R13k. i know second hand is much cheaper but I would prefer to have 1 trailer.
    I have seen a similar trailer here in PE. All the guy did was fit a solid bottom and sides. He then added the Securi-lid type lockable roll-top cover.
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    Default Re: Bike trailer topbox for luggage etc

    I think I misread.

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    Roll top for that size is going to put you back probably R15-20k. It will be a elegant solution though.

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    Default Re: Bike trailer topbox for luggage etc

    Why not build a frame with Aluminium and connect-it fittings and cover with checkered plate

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    Default Re: Bike trailer topbox for luggage etc

    What about the extension boxes that fit on a venter trailer?
    You get them in 1.5, 1.8, 2.1m long.
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    Default Re: Bike trailer topbox for luggage etc

    We did this, worked really well. Had a bag made out of heavy duty tarpaulin to the size of the trailer. At the time I paid about a grand for it. Tall enough for two ammo boxes and it sucked up all the mattresses tents, chairs tables, food, everything.
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    Default Re: Bike trailer topbox for luggage etc

    I investigated the same thing about a year ago and ended up buying a 2nd hand luggage trailer.

    I could not get the cost lower than buying a 2nd hand luggage trailer for what I wanted on my bike trailer

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    Default Re: Bike trailer topbox for luggage etc

    I had this dilemma. My solution was to buy large plastic boxes which I strapped to the trailer. Worked well. The boxes are strong, nothing like a "Plasticland, big jim made in China box".

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