Pull-Behind DIY Bike Trailer Step 2: Make Your Bike Electric

It sucks to pull big, heavy bike trailers. Solution? Add some electricity, solar panels, and a big ol’ battery.

Riding with a bike trailer you can sleep in is a unique pleasure. Until you start going up hills. At that point, it starts to be the opposite of fun. That’s what Drew from the popular YouTube channel Drew Builds Stuff found out after building his clever DIY bike trailer.

In his latest video, Drew sets out to solve his problem by doing a DIY e-bike conversion on his rig. It’s a fun (and instructive!) watch. Ever built a battery? Us either — but Drew has.

Runtime: 34 minutes

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Andrew Marshall is a writer, painter, and photographer with work in publications across the web. Andrew lives, runs, bikes, paddles, and skis in the Tahoe basin on the California/Nevada state line. He's one of the few unapologetic cat people in the outdoor industry. You can find him on Instagram (@andrewmarshallimages) or Twitter (@pawn_andrew).

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