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 customtrailer. This trailer is specially made to transport a special needs bike, the bike is well secured and can be safely transported.
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 barcan 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.
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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 tandem, tandem, scooter 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
1. Trailer for Van Raam bikes
Even with a special needs bike, you sometimes want to cycle in a different environment. Care4More's trailers for tricycles and duo bikes make this possible. Did you know that Care4More's trailers can accommodate both a three-wheeler and a two-wheeler at the same time? View the trailers.
2. 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.
3. Trailer for tricycles and scooter bike at Scoot2Be
At www.scoot2be.nl you can buy a trailer for your tricycle or scooter bike.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. 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.
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.
The Van Raam Easy Rider tricycle on a trailer by Care4More.
The Fun2Go side by side bike on a trailer by Care4More.
The Van Raam VeloPlus wheelchairbike on a trailer by Care4More.
The Van Raam Easy Rider and Easy Sport on a trailer by Care4More
The Easy Rider tricycle on a trailer by Recreaties.
The Fun2Go side by side bike on a trailer by Recreaties.
The Twinny Plus tandem on a trailer by Recreaties.
The Easy Go mobility scooter bike on a trailer by Recreaties.
The OPair wheelchair bike on a trailer by Recreaties.
A trailer made by PAS with the tricycle Easy Rider and a regular bike with two wheels.
Easy Rider tricycle on a trailer by Allround Hecktraeger.
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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