There are times when you feel like you need more cargo space than what your current bicycle trailer provides. In this case, you need a rear trailer hitch that clamps on the rear crossmember of any bicycle trailer and connects two trailers from end-to-end. Furthermore, you can pull them both with just one bicycle.
Attaching a second trailer is faster than extending a trailer length. Also, it enables you to tow as much as twice the weight than an extended trailer does, thus giving more volumetric capacity. A rear trailer hitch is indeed a useful accessory for this purpose. You can easily attach it on the crossmember then tighten the clamp bolts. It can be attached permanently once mounted. Anyway, it won’t interfere with the loads you’ll carry.
Reminders when pulling two trailers
The following are some points to consider when you use two trailers with just one bicycle.
- In order to maximize traction, more loads should be positioned on the front section of the first trailer to balance the second trailer’s additional tongue weight on the first trailer’s rear part.
- Keep in mind that you have two trailers behind, so extra care is needed when passing through areas with obstacles.
- When you do U-turns, make it in a clockwise direction to prevent the second trailer’s towbar arm from striking the first trailer’s rear crossmember. If you frequently pull two trailers at the same time, it’s better to mount the back trailer towbar on a vertical fashion like “gooseneck-style” then use a vertical hitch adapter in connecting the two trailers.
- As much as possible, maintain both trailers in straight line then make steady improvements rather than big ones in an instant. As you well know, practice makes perfect, hence you will easily master it after you’ve done it several times.
Is this legal?
Perhaps you have this question in mind. Well, many people are pulling multiple bicycle trailers, and so far, there’s no reported prohibition in any state or locality in U.S. But this is prohibited in Switzerland. No matter what, there’s one thing that you can be sure of. Having multiple trailers is the most practical way to enhance your bicycle’s cargo capacity.