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#1 Ruby77

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Posted 12 May 2010 - 01:18 PM

Does anyone have any tips on which trollies are best to help transport stuff from the car?

Was looking at wheelbarrows but that wont fit in the car.
Also looking at those old ladies shopping trollies but not big enough.

Any other ideas? The cheaper the better!

Thanks

#2 Richk109

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Posted 12 May 2010 - 01:26 PM

Trolley threads all over the forum.

Check here

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Posted 12 May 2010 - 02:44 PM

Does anyone have any tips on which trollies are best to help transport stuff from the car?

Was looking at wheelbarrows but that wont fit in the car.
Also looking at those old ladies shopping trollies but not big enough.

Any other ideas? The cheaper the better!

Thanks


and if you can't be bothered to read the whole thread, pneumatic large wheels are a must. Granny shopping trollies will die before you get on site. As with most things, you get what you pay for.

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Posted 13 May 2010 - 05:41 PM

Does anyone have any tips on which trollies are best to help transport stuff from the car?

Was looking at wheelbarrows but that wont fit in the car.
Also looking at those old ladies shopping trollies but not big enough.

Any other ideas? The cheaper the better!

Thanks

Campervans they are the FUTURE..... :P

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Posted 13 May 2010 - 08:36 PM

Does anyone have any tips on which trollies are best to help transport stuff from the car?

Was looking at wheelbarrows but that wont fit in the car.
Also looking at those old ladies shopping trollies but not big enough.

Any other ideas? The cheaper the better!

Thanks



My advice? Shanks' pony. I tried the trolley gig two years running - once with a horse feed trolley, the next with a sturdy builders one. It's seriously not worth the effort, with all the deep dried tractor ruts and/or mud. You'll be dead from exhaustion by the time u get to your camp.

Best make a few leisurely trips by foot to the car - it's a long way, but easier with a lighter load.

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Posted 14 May 2010 - 05:44 AM

My advice? Shanks' pony. I tried the trolley gig two years running - once with a horse feed trolley, the next with a sturdy builders one. It's seriously not worth the effort, with all the deep dried tractor ruts and/or mud. You'll be dead from exhaustion by the time u get to your camp.

Best make a few leisurely trips by foot to the car - it's a long way, but easier with a lighter load.

A good garden trolley or sack trolley with pneumatic wheels definitely win the award for camping gear carrioer of the year. we have a sack trolley this year but also a couple of these Festival wheel Barrows you can throw all your small bits and pieces in and off you go, they are no good for carrying heavy cumbersome stuff and you get aching arms but you can always stop for a can and a smoke en route just saves one trip to the car park and back if you can carry twice as much.

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Posted 14 May 2010 - 08:45 AM

have used a 250kg capacity sack trolly with a fish box strapped to the top works really well the larger the tyres and make sure there pneumatic the better

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Posted 14 May 2010 - 08:53 AM

Does anyone have any tips on which trollies are best to help transport stuff from the car?

Was looking at wheelbarrows but that wont fit in the car.
Also looking at those old ladies shopping trollies but not big enough.

Any other ideas? The cheaper the better!

Thanks



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#9 Ruby77

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Posted 14 May 2010 - 03:17 PM

Sorry for bringing up an old topic but Im sure its always useful!

I really like the look of that festival barrow, I found this one on ebay http://cgi.ebay.co.u...3d40754ffc99b72

a bit cheaper, do you think that will do the job just as well?

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Posted 14 May 2010 - 10:35 PM

Sorry for bringing up an old topic but Im sure its always useful!

I really like the look of that festival barrow, I found this one on ebay http://cgi.ebay.co.u...3d40754ffc99b72

a bit cheaper, do you think that will do the job just as well?



it doesn't look as if it will actually hold that much??
i prefer a sack trolley because you can stack lots on it.
just my opinion tho. :P

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Posted 16 May 2010 - 12:42 PM

This is what I use...

http://cgi.ebay.co.u...=item2c53638aad

and a roll of gaffer tape!

If it dont fit on it dont go in!

Pneumatic tyres are a must!

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Posted 16 May 2010 - 01:42 PM

we use a wheelbarrow and it folds down quite small.i know it was called a festival wheelbarrow!! :P

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Posted 16 May 2010 - 01:49 PM

we use a wheelbarrow and it folds down quite small.i know it was called a festival wheelbarrow!! :P


Haha you better duck :P I dared to mention one of these and some of the self called "Veterans" (I've been going since 1192 myself!) Shot me down in flames! I have a Festival wheelbarrow For the 1st time this year and I am sure as long as it's not overloaded stupidly it will be just fine, we have a sack trolley too but I have a bad knee (Meniscus cartilige) so will not be able to carry too much weight, so am sure the wheelbarrow is my solution.
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Posted 16 May 2010 - 05:22 PM

I agree there's a certain threshold were you have to make the jump to a trolley of some kind.

But if you can limit yourself to what fits in a rucksack, and two bags that'll hang from your arms without touching the floor, then that's the way to go.

A good rucksack clips around your waist so that almost all the weight is carried on your hips. The shoulder straps are just to stop it toppling backwards. It's a really effortless way to carry a lot of weight, and your feet are much better on rough ground than wheels are.

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Posted 17 May 2010 - 10:18 AM

One thing to bear in mind is that if you have so much stuff that you can't carry it and need a trolley and then that trolley breaks then you are a bit screwed. The entrance to the festival site is always littered with bits of dead trolley!

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Posted 17 May 2010 - 04:09 PM

Take less stuff and put it all on your back.

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Posted 17 May 2010 - 04:41 PM

I got my sack truck (with big wheels) from Macro

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Posted 17 May 2010 - 11:48 PM

I HTFU and carry it all on my back and in my arms. All my stuff, the tent, and 5 crates of lager. I'm a 21 year old male who weighs 9 stone, Russell Brand's jeans would look skinny on me. When i get to Glasto though i turn into Hulk Hogan and carry all my stuff a mile up hill in mud in one go, people watch me with open mouths.

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Posted 18 May 2010 - 01:49 AM

I HTFU and carry it all on my back and in my arms. All my stuff, the tent, and 5 crates of lager. I'm a 21 year old male who weighs 9 stone, Russell Brand's jeans would look skinny on me. When i get to Glasto though i turn into Hulk Hogan and carry all my stuff a mile up hill in mud in one go, people watch me with open mouths.


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hehe. i bought a cheap B&Q sacktruck last year for about 20, it folds up flat, is pretty sturdy, and is great for the crates. I don't take much to a festival, so while tent and clothes and shit is carried on my back, i've realised that one of these makes the cider so much easier...

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#20 Ruby77

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Posted 19 May 2010 - 10:53 AM

Im thinking now I might just take a normal wheelbarrow from the shed!! Will cost nothing that way...