How to Turn Your Bike Trailer into a Cargo Carrier

If you're like most people, you probably don't use your bike trailer to its full potential. Sure, it's great for carrying around bikes and other gear when you go cycling, but what else can it do?

Well, if you're willing to get a little creative, your bike trailer can be turned into an awesome cargo carrier. Here's how:

1. Attach a cargo net to the frame of your trailer

This will give you a place to secure smaller items that might otherwise fall out or get lost. What you can do is go to your local hardware store and buy some bungee cords.

Here is the list that you need to attach a cargo net:

  • 4 small (14 inches) bungee cords
  • 1 large (24 inches) bungee cord
  • 1 cargo net
  • 1 pair of pliers
  • 1 scissors

Cut them to size, and then use them to attach the net to the frame. Take note, you should make sure that the net is not too tight. The last thing you want is for your items to get damaged because they're being held too tightly in place.

2. Add some panniers

Panniers are great for carrying larger items, and they can be easily attached to most bike trailers. If you don't have any panniers, you can usually find them at your local bike shop, or you can order them online.

To attach the panniers, you can either use bungee cords or you can buy some specialised clips that are made for attaching panniers to trailers.

3. Use bungee cords to secure larger items

If you're carrying something large and unwieldy, like a piece of furniture, you can use bungee cords to secure it in place.

Just make sure that the item is well balanced and that the cords are not too tight.

4. Add a rear rack

If you don't already have one, adding a rear rack to your bike will make it easier to attach and secure your trailer. You can find racks at most bike shops, or you can order them online.

Rear racks are helpful for carrying larger and heavier items, but they can also be used to secure smaller items in place.

5. Use Reflective Tape

This is more of a safety tip than anything else, but it's always a good idea to add some reflective tape to your bike trailer. This will help make you more visible to drivers, especially at night.

Adding reflective tape to your trailer will make it easier for drivers to see you, especially at night. You can find reflective tape at most hardware stores.

6. Follow the Law

Last but not least, make sure you follow the law when you're using your bike trailer. This means being aware of local regulations regarding trailers, and also making sure that your trailer is properly marked and lit.

Following the law will help keep you and other cyclists safe on the road.

So there you have it, six tips for turning your bike trailer into a cargo carrier. With a little bit of creativity, you can use your trailer to carry just about anything. Just make sure you follow the law and stay safe on the road.

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