DutchDog Doggyride Trailer review..

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  1. scotjimland

    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    Bought one last year at the end of summer so didn't really try it out properly until we went to France this year.. We have two dogs , a JRT and a Cairn Terrier.. they both fit in with space to spare.. we only had Mylo with us in France.

    So.. what can I say..

    It's a very well made trailer, simply to assemble and pack away.. very well constructed with quality materials.

    Assembly is easy, it uses quick release pins on both wheels and drawbar..

    I towed it behind a non electric mountain bike, it was ok on the flat, I could keep a steady speed of about 10mph .. you certainly know t's there... uphill it was a bit of a toil.. it would benefit from being lighter..

    Have also towed it with an electric bike and it's no problem.. you know it's there but it doesn't hold you back

    Mylo loves it.. he soon realised that when he went out in it he was going out for some fun at a beach where he loves to swim.. so much so, he would sit in it when it was sitting on the site.. It could be used as kennel ..

    Out riding, he put his paws up on the front opening flap and stood on his hind legs .. wish I had a picture.. you could see he was enjoying the ride.. It also doubles up as a shopping trailer ..

    It folds away and is quite compact.. but would need a decent sized locker or garage to store it..

    My only criticising is the weight.. it would have been better if made of alloy tube instead of mild steel ...


    More info here

    http://www.doggyride.com

    Price.. it's not cheap .. I paid £211.65, from Canine Concepts

    there are cheaper trailers on eBay and elsewhere.. but whether they are of the same quality I couldn't say.. you generally get what you pay for ..


    Edit.. found a picture , taken at Parc Verger on the cycle path ..

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    and another .. at Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer

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    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    Folded flat ready to store ..

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    Interesting, I've been looking at the doggyhut trailer recently, did you compare this to doggyhut?
    What is the weight of yours
     
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    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    No.. didn't do a comparison.. someone recommended it to me ..


    from the site specs. http://www.doggyride.com/us/en/P1265/DoggyRide-Original-dog-bike-trailer.aspx

    Max dog size 26-in/65 cm shoulder height
    Interior dimensions 31.5 x 21 x 25.5 in/80 x 56 x 65 cm
    Net Weight 38 lbs/17 kgs
    Maximum Loading Capacity 100 lbs/45 kgs
    Catalog page http://issuu.com/dutchdogdesign/docs/dutchdog_catalog_2014_06_25_en_web/5
    Wheel size/tire 20 inch/Kenda 20 x 1.75
     
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