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I bought one from Maplins about 3 years ago. Unfortunately one of it's wheels fell off last weekend during a trip to Bath and Bristol for gigs.

It lasted amazingly well though, especially considering it's price. I've no idea how many hundreds of miles it's traveled around the country, it went with me to Paris even in April. Carrying everything from my double bass around London to my Markbass combo, to all my solo'y gear.

So, I'm on the hunt for a new one. I have slightly more to spend this time around, better quality, though I have to say there was really nothing wrong with the other one, I would like something slightly better built, and maybe a little larger, though it needs to be train friendly.

So suggestions please :).

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I bought a very good quality trolly from Homebase, approximately £20, to put my Ashdown 4x10 combo on, which weighed more than a collapsed star.

I was very impressed with it (the trolly that is, not the combo...)

Edited by PaulGibsonBass

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I bought one of these many moons ago. I prefer this type rather than those tall sack trucks because it takes up very little
space when fold down.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Folding-Platform-Trolley-Truck-Sack-Cart-Barrow-/282523584598?hash=item41c7b7c856:g:FVcAAOSw7U5Y~fKa

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[quote name='ambient' timestamp='1498210160' post='3323108']
I bought one from Maplins about 3 years ago. Unfortunately one of it's wheels fell off last weekend during a trip to Bath and Bristol for gigs.
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You didn't have a backup with you?

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[quote name='chris_b' timestamp='1498219359' post='3323198']


You didn't have a backup with you?
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😄

Luckily I managed to find the nut that had fallen off, and managed to make an emergency repair.

There was a policeman on duty by Bristol cathedral, he helped me.

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[quote name='fleabag' timestamp='1498219227' post='3323197']
I bought one of these many moons ago. I prefer this type rather than those tall sack trucks because it takes up very little
space when fold down.

[url="http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Folding-Platform-Trolley-Truck-Sack-Cart-Barrow-/282523584598?hash=item41c7b7c856:g:FVcAAOSw7U5Y~fKa"]http://www.ebay.co.u...VcAAOSw7U5Y~fKa[/url]
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These are good trucks for hauling stuff around, although perhaps not so ergonomic when boarding or alighting from a bus/train/taxi..?

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So, dad, what type of truck / trolley is good for hauling combos and cabs on a bus / train / taxi ??

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[url="http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/3-in-1-Aluminium-Folding-Sack-Truck-Hand-Trolley-Cart-Car-Home-Foldable-Office/262965014383?_trksid=p2045573.c100505.m3226&_trkparms=aid%3D555014%26algo%3DPL.DEFAULT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D43783%26meid%3Dac03ed80a7594e7a805d430509a75091%26pid%3D100505%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D1%26"]Aluminium Folding Sack Truck ...[/url]

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[quote name='Dad3353' timestamp='1498220669' post='3323221']
[url="http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/3-in-1-Aluminium-Folding-Sack-Truck-Hand-Trolley-Cart-Car-Home-Foldable-Office/262965014383?_trksid=p2045573.c100505.m3226&_trkparms=aid%3D555014%26algo%3DPL.DEFAULT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D43783%26meid%3Dac03ed80a7594e7a805d430509a75091%26pid%3D100505%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D1%26"]Aluminium Folding Sack Truck ...[/url]
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I think I've just done a sex wee :-)

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There is always the very expensive but very nice Gruv Gear Trolley: https://www.musicstore.de/en_RS/EUR/Gruv-Gear-Solo-Lite-Multi-Function-Trolley/art-PAH0012573-000

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[url="https://www.tradecounterdirect.com/product/einhell-folding-sack-trolley-e_type.html?utm_source=bing&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=DA%20-%20Auto%20-%20PLA%20-%20Einhell&utm_term=4583520378887571&utm_content=2211%20-%20Einhell%20Folding%20Sack%20Trolley%20-%20EINBTHT90"]This[/url] sort of design works well, had many years of service from one of these until a pot hole in the dark buckled the axle an they fold up pretty well so dont take up acres of space in the car. Dont be tempted to get a lightweight one where the wheels fold inward for 'flatpacking'. They dont have the strength or durability for serious cab shifting.

Edited by KevB

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[quote name='KevB' timestamp='1498230659' post='3323324']
[url="https://www.tradecounterdirect.com/product/einhell-folding-sack-trolley-e_type.html?utm_source=bing&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=DA%20-%20Auto%20-%20PLA%20-%20Einhell&utm_term=4583520378887571&utm_content=2211%20-%20Einhell%20Folding%20Sack%20Trolley%20-%20EINBTHT90"]This[/url] sort of design works well, had many years of service from one of these until a pot hole in the dark buckled the axle an they fold up pretty well so dont take up acres of space in the car. Dont be tempted to get a lightweight one where the wheels fold inward for 'flatpacking'. They dont have the strength or durability for serious cab shifting.
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Yup, I have one like this - £18 on eBay if I recall. Brilliant for piling up lightweight gear, but I'm not happy sticking 90Kg on it. 40Kg is more like my largest payload, which is enough for my cabinets, amp and case of leads for sure.

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[quote name='Dad3353' timestamp='1498220278' post='3323215']
These are good trucks for hauling stuff around, although perhaps not so ergonomic when boarding or alighting from a bus/train/taxi..?
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A gentleman would never be seen alighting from a bus :)

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[quote name='markstuk' timestamp='1498221737' post='3323232']
I think I've just done a sex wee :-)
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:D Corrrr. Defo worth going for larger wheels. Smaller ones catch on every rut and bump.

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[quote name='Dad3353' timestamp='1498220669' post='3323221']
[url="http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/3-in-1-Aluminium-Folding-Sack-Truck-Hand-Trolley-Cart-Car-Home-Foldable-Office/262965014383?_trksid=p2045573.c100505.m3226&_trkparms=aid%3D555014%26algo%3DPL.DEFAULT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D43783%26meid%3Dac03ed80a7594e7a805d430509a75091%26pid%3D100505%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D1%26"]Aluminium Folding Sack Truck ...[/url]
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Dammit - thats way better than my ole trolley, guv

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I've come unstuck ( matron ? ) when trying to cross gravel car parks to pubs with hard wheel trolleys

The best type for any ground are balloon type wheels, as they just float across rather than try and bury themselves. Bastards

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[quote name='fleabag' timestamp='1498239503' post='3323388']
I've come unstuck ( matron ? ) when trying to cross gravel car parks to pubs with hard wheel trolleys

The best type for any ground are balloon type wheels, as they just float across rather than try and bury themselves. Bastards
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Something like this - https://www.tackleuk.co.uk/Shop/SeaFishingSeatBoxes/Tronix-Pro-Beach-Trolley.htm?gclid=CNqJuO7z1dQCFRMo0wodRCgIog. Handy for carrying stuff over soft ground - sand and similar.

Edited by Dan Dare

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... or do without the wheels altogether..?



Not sure about on the train, though. :unsure:

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[quote name='fleabag' timestamp='1498305274' post='3323740']
But bus and taxi no problem ? :blink:
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[quote name='fleabag' timestamp='1498239503' post='3323388']
I've come unstuck ( matron ? ) when trying to cross gravel car parks to pubs with hard wheel trolleys

The best type for any ground are balloon type wheels, as they just float across rather than try and bury themselves. Bastards
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Anything with wheelbarrow type wheels works well on soft/gravel surfaces.. although I like the look of the balloon tyred trolley .

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I've had one of these for a couple of years:

https://totalsounds.co.uk/rocknroller-multi-cart-rmh1-mini-handtruck-p-4336.html

Compact and sturdy. Means that I can travel on buses and trains with a full gigging rig. Highly recommended.

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[quote name='Panamonte' timestamp='1498307660' post='3323771']
I've had one of these for a couple of years:

[url="https://totalsounds.co.uk/rocknroller-multi-cart-rmh1-mini-handtruck-p-4336.html"]https://totalsounds....uck-p-4336.html[/url]

Compact and sturdy. Means that I can travel on buses and trains with a full gigging rig. Highly recommended.
[/quote]

That looks great.

:)

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[quote name='Mykesbass' timestamp='1498306079' post='3323752']

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Oh brilliant :)

Just the bus to sort now

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I have the Millennium copy of the RMH1, the Millennium Go-Kart Solo. V happy so far, and softer tyres than the RMH1, I believe.

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