Cycling/triathlon trailers

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May 2014
11:01am, 17 May 2014
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A bit of a punt and an ask for feed back/opinion. Some of you might know I've started working for a new company who make expensive horse boxes horse trailers. They are always looking for new opportunities and now do these products as well

My question to all of fetchland who find themselves driving around in a huge van type thing 100% of the time when you only need the size 2% of the time is would you consider having a regular car with a towbar and investing say 5 - 6 K in a specialist Triathlon trailer that could have pretty much what ever you would want in it. If you look at the smaller Moto-x ones on the website I think that for cycling/tri you could go even smaller.

My initial thoughts if it were me spec'ing it I would want a a changing area and wet suit locker/hanger with drainage, a fridge, not necessarily a hob, a table and chairs (fold out/fold down) enough space for 3 or 4 bikes, a tool rack and small work bench with a vice, space to set up a work stand and enough floor space to set up 2 bikes on a turbos for a good warm up, with a dirty great fan to keep you cool.

I was speaking to a guy in the engineering dept, who is into sailing and is designing, in his luchtimes, a sailing version on a small chassis where the boat slides out and everything drops down. his opinion is they can make pretty much anything work using cad and cando! He wants to pitch his idea and has asked in the sailing community as the company arnt going to entertain anything without an indicator of if anyone would be interested.

So basically sexy trailer with 5 - 6 K investment, off set against you could have a car that costs 5 - 6 K less than a van type affair and is a lot less expensive to run. And you get a sexy trailer, with a fridge and somewhere to change, warm up etc.
May 2014
11:08am, 17 May 2014
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I think that's an excellent idea. A sort of detachable campervan for the car? I'd seriously be interested :)
May 2014
11:22am, 17 May 2014
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eL Bee!
Also think it's a great idea.
May 2014
12:36pm, 17 May 2014
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I like our van LWB vivaro with crew cab. Not sure I'd ever need all that you mention for tri or bike racing. We paid less for a brand new van (specified to what we wanted) than we would have paid for a brand new car to the same spec. Granted our van would have been more had we needed sink, fridge etc... The van is no less practical than a car most of the time. We can get in normal parking spaces, the only difficulty is in some multi-storey or underground car parks (height restriction). The van is more economical than our previous car.

Some will love your idea, but sell on lifestyle choice, not cost as you won't be saving £5-6k buying a car instead of a van. It costs the best part of £500 for a tow bar on a car for a start. Consider a hose system too, would make it useful for mountain bikers/CX racers.
May 2014
1:43pm, 17 May 2014
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Does it come in black and yellow ;-)

sounds good :-)

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