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Thursday, January 10, 2008

Burley Chassis

Burley of Eugene, Oregon, USA produce the Flatbed (top) and Nomad (below) cargo carrying trailers which are distributed in the UK by Fisher Outdoor and their many dealers. The Flatbed costs around £200 though if your quick Wiggle are offering a 10% January discount. It carries 45.5Kg. The aluminium alloy frame helps keep the empty weight down to 5.9Kg and it runs on twenty inch wheels which have quick release skewers. Ideal for carrying a coolbox or your fishing tackle.
The nomad seems more squarely aimed at the adventure camping market. It costs around £250 but again you can get one for £225 from Wiggle before the end of January. The rack on top of the Nomad is an optional extra priced at £61 to £69 depending on where you shop. Like the flatbed it carries 45.5Kg though it runs on smaller 16" wheels. Without the rack the cargo volume is slightly more than 131 litres (8000 Cu In is quoted). Burley also produce a large range of child & pet carrying trailers and all seem to have a good reputation for handling and durability.

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