Stef frequently says that I always have to have some sort of RV project going. She’s teasing, but she’s also correct. In fact, when I run out of projects, I’ll sometimes do some of them over again, which is how we get to this week’s project decking out our small trailer for bikes.
We bought the trailer 6 months or so ago, and I added some storage to it, and also some mounting for bikes. Yeah. I’m re-doing all of that.
You see, after having used the trailer now for a while, we’ve learned what works well, and what doesn’t with our current setup. So yes, I’m making improvements to a project that was already basically complete. This is the first installment of that, and probably the easiest.
I’m adding a bicycle repair stand to the trailer. Why? Well, imagine trying to work on your car if you car kept falling over. That’s how annoying it is to work on a bike without a repair stand. They just make life so much easier – even if you’re only changing a tire. And I’ve found that I do enough of this on the road that I’ve been wishing for a repair stand.
Now typically, bike repair stands are two-legged or three-legged affairs that are kind of big and awkward, or at the very least require level ground. Sure, they fold down like tripods to move, but then you still have to store them. The one I found for our trailer is a wall mount one, and it comes with two mounting brackets. I mounted one of the brackets inside the trailer so we can use that to store the stand in when we’re underway.
Beyond that, you can see everything in the video.
You can find the repair stand on Amazon, here: Conquer Bicycle Wall Mount Repair Stand Bicycle Rack – Rotating Head
And before anyone asks, this is the kind of trailer we have: http://www.sundownertrailer.com/tlr-MiniGO.html
I’ve got some more ideas for the trailer, so look for those in the coming weeks!