Dog trailer advice
Our greyhound doesn't like being left behind so we're considering getting a trailer to go behind the tandem for her. I've tried her in the kids old Croozer which was find until she go excited where upon the limitations of the conversion became quite apparent!
Does anyone have any recommendations? She's 26kg and quite large. I've towed the kids trailer hundreds of miles so I'm not worried about the towing aspect of it.
I've just sold a trailer which I picked up for about eighty quid, it's generic made in china steel fabrication, I've tried to attach pictures, from above with cover on and from beneath leaning on wall.
This should be more than strong enough for a 26kg load, I carried up to sixty on mine.
However you will need to improve on the standard, the minimum would be to have a soft dogber on the sheet steel base and if you need to enclose the hound because there's any risk of jumping out then you'll have to get into fabricating hoops like on wagons in the wild west, then covering that.
Good luck! I can relate to this as our casual rides were always limited to four hours because we had to get back to guide dog.
Sadly you can't put guide dogs on trailers!
Our greyound, Bubbles, used to love bike rides in her trailer. The longest one we did was a camping trip of several days along the Devon Coast-to-Coast and she was fine; I found a child trailer that had a metal base rather than a canvas one, took the seat out and the dog curled up very happily on a suitably sized bed. It seemed important to be able to zip her in so that any sheep we might pass didn't get terrified. Bubbles died a couple of years ago but the trailer is still in the garage. I'm in Redhill, Surrey, if you'd like to try the trailer.
Thanks everyone for the comments and photos - makes me think we're on the right lines. Thanks for the offer David but we're in Durham...
Next challenge: getting my four year old stoker to produce enough power that we can go on a club ride with the dog!
Hi John we have a doggy ride that we aren't using now. We are up in Newcastle if you are still looking for one.
We have now tried a couple of trailers but unfortunately the dog doesn't seem to like being enclosed and then breaks out! I'm still keen to try and make it work so if think your trailer might be tough enough to hold her I'd be keen to give it another go.
Hi John if you want it you can have it. I will need to get it out of the loft though lol!! I can give you my mobile no if you would like?
Hi Ian, that's very kind. No burning hurry, if you can drop me an email with details that would be great. I happen to be up in Gateshead on Friday evening if that would be any good for you?