Hinterher.com Fahrradanhänger Hmax Hmini

It's fun to build your own bike trailer. In fact, it's fun and satisfying to build your own stuff regardless whether it's a trailer, bed or bookshelf. We try to support you in your bike trailer project as much as possible. Building your own bike trailer is easy and no rocket science. However, there are more things to consider than you might have thought. This concernes the exact measurements of the trailer, the length of the hitch arm, the position of the wheels in respect to the base plate of your trailer and so on. All these things determin if your trailer runs safely and smoothly behind your bike and has good driving dynamics. Building your trialer becomes a lot easier if you use some of our parts like the hitch arm, the hitch adapter and the hitch itself since they are all geared to each other. Look at the download section for more details on how to build a trailer based on the dimensions of our models with parts from our onlineshop. Of course you can use your own parts too. Have fun building and we're looking forward to seeing the result!


Nedless to say: We don't accept responsibility and liability for any do-it-yourself or tuning project presented here by ourselves or third parties. Now go out and build your own!



Parts you need for a DIY-Trailer


Depending of what your bike trailer should look like you need the following parts:


1. Base plate (like plywood made with waterproof glue, a sheet of aluminium or a frame based design).
2. Hitch arm and hitch arm adapter (for being able to remove the hitch arm from your trailer. Of course it's also possible to permanently fix the hitch arm to your trailer but that is somewhat impractical if you want to store it in a small package or want to take it onboard your boat). For trailers that are narrow you need to attach the hitch arm centered otherwise they will follow your bike off-centre. This centered position needs a different hitch arm design too.
3. Axle mounts for the wheels. Ours are made from glas fibre reinforced plastic with an inner sheath made from brass. If you want to use different parts we recommend looking for mounts designed for quick release axles.
4. A set of wheels. 16 inch wheels are well suited for smaller trailers or boat trailers which need to fold away into small spaces. 20 inch wheels run smoother over rough surfaces and bumps. The selection of tires available for 20 inch wheels is also much greater than for 16 inch wheels.
5. Lashing-straps for securing your cargo. At this point we would usually boast our custom designed lashing-straps which click into the aluminium chassis. But you wanted to build your own trailer so go for high quality ones that aren't made from flexible straps as they are not secure enough for fixing heavier loads.


This list of parts is just a rough guide and misses many smaller parts like screws or tools needed to build a trailer. Once again check out the download section where you will find a template with measurements that could serve you as example or inspiration for your own trailer.

DIY-Boat Trailer

This DIY-trailer is extremely light and can be disassembled and stored away in a canoe or kayak. For the baseplate we suggest choosing any material that can withstand moisture, like plywood made with waterproof glue.


DIY- Sidecar with Hinterher parts

What a great and fun project of a professionel welder with some of our parts.


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Trailer with frame design

It doesn't have to be a base plate made from wood. In this example a customer has used an aluminium frame design. The different parts are screwed together but if you know how to weld you can probably make something even fancier.



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