Recently I bought a collapsible garden trailer which came with a fishing kayak sold on Trademe, a buy/sell NZ web site. The seller delivered the kayak using this. I met him at the half way point, Pokeno. Due to minor injuries, neither of us is able to load/unload this kayak (35 kg) on to our roof racks by ourself. This is the perfect solution to a common problem, back injuries.
The collapsing feature could be very important if we use this trailer only occasionally (autumn trees pruning). However I discovered that in spite of its excellent design it wasn't a simple operation to fold it up and store it in my garage. The product does not come with any instruction booklet or links to a web site. It was a great big, heavy jig saw puzzle. that weighs over 200 kg.
I contacted the seller who put me in contact with the manufacturer. He was very helpful; but I still have a few unanswered questions eg what is this?
Mitre 10 mega in Hamilton is selling a smaller version @ NZD 100 less than this one; but theirs is a standard size garden trailer, (not quite long enough for my kayak); but with detachable draw bar. This feature is excellent for those who keep their trailer on the front lawn and is afraid of it being [borrowed] at night. A folding trailer can be locked up inside the garage making it a far superior product. It is also bigger by 30%.
|The kayak launching wheels used for putting the kayak on water at location.|
|This operation can easily be done by one man, lifting about 18 kg or less.|
|Removing the end and front panels for carrying longer loads|
or the side panels all removed for use as a flatbed trailer.
|draw bar removable|
The front consisting of the jockey wheel and draw bar can be easily detached by removing 2 bolts rendering the trailer resistant to theft, (if stored in the open, on the front lawn.)
|draw bar removed|
The flat bed can be folded in half and stored in a very small space. It can be lifted vertically onto its castors (freeing the wheels) and rolled to the back yard or maybe even stored inside the garage This a big advantage for householders who seldom need a trailer.
|Quick release pins to be removed when folding the trailer|