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Offroad Trailers for kids?

Took my 2 and a half year old son out on the trials today in his InStep Trailer...He had a great time but it was a little wide and bumpy....He kept telling me go faster faster...but he did keep saying it was bumpy...

Has anyone ever build a kids trailer out of a BOB trailer? Or does anyone know if there is a company out there that makes good offroad Kids Trailers?

Thanks for any help!
 

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Thanks but not what I am looking for.. that is basically the same thing I have. I want something more like a BOB trailer for a kid. Something with one wheel in the back and some suspension....come on guys I cant be the only one that wants something like this....
 

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I don't think it so much about you being the only one who wants something like that, I think its more about companies taking into consideration the safety of the child.

Wait until your kid is old enough to ride a trail-a-bike.

See if you can borrow a bob-type trailer, load it up with 30 or 40 pounds, then take it on some reasonably rough singletrack (I've done this while camping with my trailer)

Because the first time that single wheeled trailed flips over with your kid in it, you'd understand why such a thing is not made.

FWIW, I've got a chariot cougar with suspension, and even that can only handle so much.
 

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Yeah I kinda thought of that too..but I thought the BOB trailers dont flip over? Am I wrong..? Also I live in IL right now and the trails around here are not technical at all....some singletrack but pretty mellow.

I want to bring him out on my rides because he really has a lot of fun and I like spending the time with him..

But I do thank you for the feed back
 

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Try the top of the line Burley

Skip said:
Took my 2 and a half year old son out on the trials today in his InStep Trailer...He had a great time but it was a little wide and bumpy....He kept telling me go faster faster...but he did keep saying it was bumpy...

Has anyone ever build a kids trailer out of a BOB trailer? Or does anyone know if there is a company out there that makes good offroad Kids Trailers?

Thanks for any help!
X lite or delite, anyway it's their 2 seater flagship, lists for $450.00, It claims the suspension seating set up is designed to absorb big and little hits so your kid doesn't have to.

I'm looking more at the burley Solo, 17lbs, folds up nice and small for storage.
 

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Thanks

Thanks, I will check with Burley next week and see what they had to say. I might contact BOB trailers also to see if they can give any suggestions.
 

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I will second the Chariot Carriers. I got one for my little girl and she absolutely loves the thing. The Cougar, and the step above that, have a very efficient suspension design. It is obviously has its limits, but works very well. My daughter is only 14 months old, so I dont take her on very rough trails, but she does see a lot of fireroads and rails to trails. She has yet to come back from a ride with anything other than a smile on her face (as long as she is still awake).
I did a lot of research on trailers before I bought my Chariot. I did side by side comparisons and found the Chariot to be far superior to the competition. The overall build, imo, was much better and the fabric was heavier and of much better quality. Im not going to mention names when it comes to the competition, but they were also in the 400 dollar and above range.
 
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