I am doing yet another one of my little projects... I'm not sure if I will actually do it, but would appreciate some input.
I am trying to mount a Burley Travoy cargo trailer to a TiLite ZRA rigidizer bar. We want to use it when my husband uses his Spinergy ZX-1 Power Add-on when we are inside of shops so that I can be hands free to shop. We might also possibly use it when travelling to carry luggage.
It won?t be driven at high speeds or on rough ground. I also don?t imagine it will be very heavy loads, maybe 40-50 lbs / 18-22 kg maximum, which is well withing the weight limit with him in it for the ZRA. I realise that there may be warranty issues, but would like to stick with the technical issues.
There are some photos at the bottom of the post.
The only other option I can think of is to attach it to the arm rests of the ZX1, but then he will be super wide and it will be hard to manoeuvre and will also be very low to the ground.
The hitch on the Travoy is designed to mount on a vertical bike seat post. These are the specs for the hitch:
- Hitch mounting height: 28-34 in / 71-86 cm
- Hitch diameter: ? 25-32mm seat posts (M6 bolts)
My husband has a folding titanium adjustable height seat back that locks when folded with a 4? deep backrest rigidizer bar. These are the specs for the wheelchair rigidizer bar:
- Wheelchair rigidizer bar height: 22 in / 56 cm
- Wheelchair rigidizer bar diameter: is ? .75 in / 19 mm
I am thinking that maybe I can mount ? .75 in / 19 mm tubing vertically using a push handle clamp that is meant to mount on the rigidizer bar. I have some spare 6-8 in tubing pieces that would allow me to raise it so that it would fit the hitch mounting height.
The good thing about using this clamp is that I could remove the tube when it is not in use, but the clamp would need to stay on the rigidiizer bar. I would also need a shim to fit the hitch at ? 1 in / 25 mm on the ? .75 in / 19 mm tubing.
Here are some photos of the different bits mentioned. To see them larger you can click them, but may get sent to our website -- I have a hard time posting photos on the forum.
Any comments or suggestions, or busting your gut in laughter?