Quick Haul & Trailers: Tips for Getting Started
With a max gross vehicle weight of 150 kg (330 lb), the Quick Haul is capable of carrying a considerable load—including a passenger on the rear rack. But if you're looking for ways to boost your carry capacity and haul a second kid or even more cargo, you'll probably need a trailer.
The good news is that the Quick Haul is very much capable of towing a trailer; the not-so-great news is we can't recommend specific trailer brands or models without extensive testing—after all, we do want to make sure what we recommend is safe for you and your passenger(s).
In this article, you'll find very basic information to get you in the right direction before you decide on a particular trailer.
1. What Are My Options?
Here are two options for towing a trailer with the Quick Haul:
- Using the Weber EH coupling
- Using a quick-release skewer
Weber-compatible trailers are more common in Europe. If you're in the U.S., chances are your trailer won't have a Weber hitch. In that case, look for trailers that attach to the bike's rear wheel using a quick-release skewer.
The Weber EH coupling attaches to the Quick Haul's side kickstand mount. It looks like this:
Important: If you choose this method, you'll need to remove the existing side kickstand. But fret not—you can replace it with the DuoStand, which offers even more stability when carrying passengers or heavier cargo.
1.2. Quick-Release Skewer
Some trailers can be attached to the rear wheel of a bike using a standard quick-release skewer. Depending on the trailer model, you may need to buy a new skewer and any required adapters separately.
Important: You may need to replace your Quick Haul's stock skewer with a longer skewer depending on the trailer hitch. Please work with your bike shop to determine if it's necessary, and how long the new skewer should be.
2. What Else Do I Need to Know?
2.1. Always Test It Yourself
No matter what trailer or hitch system you choose, it's always best to test it yourself before using it to carry children, pets, or cargo. Pay particular attention to the trailer's arm angle; make sure it won't hit the Quick Haul when maneuvering the bike, and won't interfere with any accessories installed on the bike.
2.2. Always Follow the Guidelines
To safely carry your loved ones, finding a compatible trailer is only the first step. Always follow the safety guidelines of the trailer manufacturer. Exceeding the trailer's weight limit or using it in ways it wasn't designed to be used may pose a serious risk, and should be avoided.
3. What If I Have Questions?
If you're not sure if your trailer is compatible with your Quick Haul, or if you're not sure how to install it, we recommend visiting your local Tern dealer, or the shop where you bought your trailer for help. They will be able to quickly identify the issue, and to offer you immediate assistance.
That's about all you need to know to get started. If you'd like to share your own trailer recommendation, or just see how other riders are hauling their stuff, join the Quick Haul Facebook group.