Trailer to transport a special needs bike

With your special needs bike you can make a bike ride in your own area. Sometimes you also want to cycle in a different environment or other country, which is too far to cycle. With a custom trailer or roof-top carrier for special needs bicycles, mounted on your car, you can take your bike with you. At Van Raam we do not have trailers or roof-top carriers in our assortment. We do know some suppliers where you can purchase these trailers. You can find these in our article.


Why a custom trailer for a special needs bike?

A 'normal' trailer or bicycle carrier is often not suitable for a special needs bicycle. This is because a special needs (electric) bicycle soon becomes too heavy. If you still want to take your bike with you on a trailer, it is important to purchase or rent a custom trailer. This trailer is specially made to transport a special needs bike, the bike is well secured and can be safely transported.

Trailer for tricycle allround hecktraeger

Weight of the trailer on the tow bar

You can attach a trailer for a (special needs bike) bike to the tow bar of your car. Every trailer should have a type-approval according to European legislation. This type-approval indicates with which nose weight the tow bar can be ballasted in resting position. This maximum downward pressure is called nose weight and must not be exceeded. When the maximum nose weight is exceeded you are in default. You can get a fine for this, but it can also have consequences for your insurance cover.
 
Most cars have a maximum nose weight of 50 kg, some larger cars have a nose weight of 75 kg and some smaller cars sometimes less than 50 kg. If you have two electric bikes on a bike carrier, you will soon reach a nose weight of 60 kg. A too high nose weight is not good for the suspension and the tow bar of the car. The driving comfort and steering convenience is reduced and / or the bicycle carrier / trailer can swing on the tow bar. (source: www.recreaties.nl)
 
With a custom trailer the weight you can divide the weight over the clutch and the sprung axle, the center of gravity is on the trailer and not on the tow bar. The bicycle(s) can then be safely transported.

Video detach Easy Rider tricycle seat and transport

To transport the Easy Rider tricycle bike easily? See how to detach the Easy Rider seat and transport it with the bike carrier.

Suppliers of trailers for special needs bikes

There are various (Dutch) suppliers who specialize in supplying custom trailers or roof-top carriers for your tricycle, side-by-side tandemtandemscooter bike or wheelchair bike. With some suppliers it is also possible to rent the custom trailer. If you have a supplier of trailers for special needs bikes in your country, please sent an email to info@vanraam.com.

1. Trailer for tricycle, duo bike, tandem, scooter bike or wheelchair bike at Recreaties

Recreaties produces trailers for specials needs bicycles. Recreaties works together with sales points in different regions, which are responsible for the sale of the trailers. It is possible to buy trailers here, but also to rent them. Check the website www.recreaties.nl for the possibilities and points of sale.

2. Trailer for Easy Rider tricycle and Fun2Go side-by-side tandem and VeloPlus wheelchair bike at Care4More

At www.care4more.nl you can buy a trailer for your tricycle, duo bike or wheelchair bike.

3. Trailer for tricyles and Fun2Go side by side tandem at awa-aanhangwagens

At www.awa-aanhangwagens.com you can buy trailers for tricycles or the side by side tandem.

4. Trailer for tricycles and scooter bike at Scoot2Be

At www.scoot2be.nl you can buy a trailer for your tricycle or scooter bike.

5. Trailer for a tricycle

At Pater Aanhanger Service (PAS) you can get a trailer for a tricycle. They make trailers by the piece. There’s a possibility for different kinds of bikes for one trailer. For example 2 tricycles, 1 tricycle with 1 regular bike, or a tandem bike with 2 regular bikes.

6. Bike carrier for tricycle

Through our dealer ViaErwin it is possible to rent or buy a bike carrier. This bike carrier is suitable for a mobility scooter or a tricycle.

7. German suppliers for special needs bikes

Van Raam also works with several German suppliers where you can buy a custom trailer or roof rack for your tricycle, for example www.allround-hecktraeger.de 

In addition to trailers, there are options for a roof rack for your custom bike, or storage box. For more information check out the third party options page.

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Van Raam Easy Rider tricycle trailer Recreaties

The Easy Rider tricycle on a trailer by Recreaties.

Van Raam Fun2Go side by side bike trailer Recreaties

The Fun2Go side by side bike on a trailer by Recreaties.

Van Raam Twinny Plus tandem trailer Recreaties

The Twinny Plus tandem on a trailer by Recreaties.

Van Raam Easy Go mobily scooter bike trailer Recreaties

The Easy Go mobility scooter bike on a trailer by Recreaties.

Van Raam OPair wheelchair bike trailer Recreaties

The OPair wheelchair bike on a trailer by Recreaties.

Van Raam Fun2Go side by side tandem trailer Care4More

The Fun2Go side by side bike on a trailer by Care4More.

Trailer for tricycle Easy Rider and regular bike

A trailer made by PAS with the tricycle Easy Rider and a regular bike with two wheels.

Trailer for tricycle from allround hecktraeger

Easy Rider tricycle on a trailer by Allround Hecktraeger.

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Roof-top carrier for tricycle

It is also possible to transport a tricycle with a roof-top carrier. Prasolux in Germany has a rooftop-carrier suitable for a Van Raam tricycle.

View the Prasolux website for more information.

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Storage of the special needs bikes trailer

A trailer for a special needs bike can take up a lot of space. With the trailers of Recreaties, storage is no problem. With the Vertical Storage System you can store the trailer vertically and you need at least 80% less storage space.

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