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    Default Game carts and mountain bikes

    I see hunters who have made cargo trailers from children's bike trailers and various other adapted trailers that attach to the rear axle region. Most of these are limited to 125# cargo capacity or less. I would live to know if anyone has hitched a standard gamecart to the seat post or a rear rack and hauled heavier loads in the 200# range. I have used the kid's trailers to haul up to 125# loads at China.

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    BOB YAK trailers have taken substantially heavier. I know a couple guys who took a moose out on two. Really. Pretty well smoked the trailers but it worked.

    I don't really use mine anymore. I hauled a couple texas deer whole on it. Not a lot of use.

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    long range recovery systems down in vancouver wa makes some dandy post hitch type trailers also cycle tote out of colorado makes a very nice trailer

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    Quote Originally Posted by READYPRO1 View Post
    long range recovery systems down in vancouver wa makes some dandy post hitch type trailers also cycle tote out of colorado makes a very nice trailer
    Thanks for info

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    Yes, Thanx ReadyPro1!

    Wonder if any of those trailers could accept fat-tire sized wheels (26 x 3.7-4.8") for better flotation on wet & muddy trails or over snow?
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    I hooked a game cart to my mtb, and it was a disaster. Loaded a moose out on a well used trail/ road and any uphill or rocky area i stopped due the combined weight and drag was too much for me, basically every couple hundred meters. I ended up, un hooking the cart and pulling it my self then went back for the bike, and another load. The cart had about 250lbs. If it had been a smooth trail and not alot of hills i think it could have worked. I will look and see if i have any pics, but it was a hunt that i really want to forget about.....


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    I have been working on this bike trailer/game cart for a few hunts I have in mind for this coming fall. I am still testing it out but it seems do do good with #150 so far.
    lostinthewoods experience sounds consistent with what I heard from others regarding the bike being more of a liability once the cart is loaded with meat. I think I have convinced myself to leave the bike home and just use the cart as a game cart for the walk-in caribou hunt with rough trails and lots of up and down. If others have input on solutions for this problem I would like to hear them.
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    I did a bicycle hunt a few years back. It was an unbelievable trip. I used a bob trailer and would not for the life of me recommend using one for a hunt. I only had gear and half of a caribou in it and it just plain stunk. It always wanted to tip over and that caused the bike to be unstable. I found this website that has bike trailer kits and I think I will make one of these if I ever go again.
    http://www.wicycle.com/index.php/pro...icycle-trailer

    I also ran across this youtube video which looks interesting.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Jj3nb0dyMk
    Whatever you choose, make sure it's a double wheeled cart. That gives you stability which is highly desirable when pulling your hard earned game.
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    I've done the Chitina trail with a mountain bike a couple of times and I've hunted small game quite a lot.

    The BoB trailer is a pretty good concept, but once the weight gets up to about 50lbs or so the trailer really has a tendency to push you around. Even on a flat, hard pack road the trailer tends to overpower the bike on curves.

    The two wheeled trailers are more stable, but if the trail has a lot of obstructions and is narrow they just bounce along hitting stuff.
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