I try not to buy too many new things. For instance, I only get a new shirt after having disposed of three old ones. This is how my wardrobe and shoe cabinet get emptier and emptier. It is really a sensational feeling to see how the cupboards lose weight all the time.
Also, I try to do without unnecessary electrical devices and all other kinds of gadgets. Because I certainly no longer want to buy all those stupid things …
Three weeks ago, during the f.re.e, however, I reverted to being a shopping king. It was all because, all of a sudden, a wonderful bike trailer stood before my nose. I had been looking for a really sturdy one for a long time. One that you can fill. One that has enough space for a crate of beer and a lunch packet that deserves its name.
I found a true multi-talent. The inventors, Hans-Jürgen and Huber, named it Mobi-Table.
Mobi-Table immediately convinced me because of its manifold functions and possible applications. Using it as a transportation box, its length of 101 cm makes it quite suitable for taking with you in most medium-sized cars.
And – it is extremely easy to handle. None of the mobile and disposable parts have any bolts and thus everything can be re-arranged without tools.
Weighing 20 kilograms, this transport genius can carry an additional weight of 150 kilograms! If you lift the back frame, you can also use it as a hand cart for pushing heavy objects. Long or huge-size objects can be stowed between the two lifted frame parts, thus enabling a safe transport.
Unfortunately, our family cannot use it in this way before May – because that is when our trolley will be delivered to us. The delivery time is that long. But perhaps we can actually go on a trip on Ascension Day.
I was also delighted to notice that all frame parts are high-gloss galvanized and made of stainless steel or aluminium. The three-layer wood planks give me the reassuring feeling that they will easily cope with any wind and weather conditions.
The engineering marvel is produced as a small batch series in Dasing/Friedberg near Augsburg. And everything you can see on these pictures was minutely examined and tried out by me on the fair. I can assure you: it is all true. This is not an April Fool’s trick, but a truly very impressive innovation for an alternative, mobile future.
The price is also moderate. You can get them for 379.00 € and the bike trailer with clutch is available for around 500.00 €. In my book that is very reasonable if you consider that it is good craftsmanship. Here is the link to the Website of thev Mobi-Table, where the product and its technology are described. There is also a PDF manual.
When I attend the #AktMobCmp on May, 20th and 21st in Augsburg, I will have my trailer with me for the exhibition!
(Translated by EG)
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