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PostPosted: Sat Nov 14, 2020 4:08 pm 
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The new Oziconcept Folding Kayak trailer will be making its debut very soon in the US market. This is the perfect solution for those that want/need a trailer, but don't have the storage space for a conventional trailer.I was previously involved with another folding trailer, the Bulldog Folding Trailer several years ago. While the concept was there with the Bulldog, the trailer had many issues which finally lead me to stop representing the product. The Oziconcept trailers use a similar patented folding mechanism, but that's the only similarity. The OZI is precision engineered and built-in France using a high-quality stainless steel chassis and components. It sports a unique load suspension system, radial tires, sealed LED lights, meets all NHTSA/FMSS requirements, and comes with crossbar extensions for carrying two or more kayaks. I've been using the Ozi since May and have logged over 5,000 miles on it including a 3,000-mile road trip from Colorado to Louisiana and back. The trailer has performed flawlessly. The first shipment is due into the states in Feb 2021 and they're currently taking pre-orders. The genius of this trailer is that within a couple of minutes it folds up and stores in the corner of your garage, taking up less room than an average trash bin!
If you have any questions about the trailer you can contact me at 720-552-7974 or [email protected] or visit the website at http://www.folding-trailer-us.com
Click the Youtube link to see a preview of the Oziconcept Kayak Trailer https://youtu.be/GGlPLVywFLY


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2020 10:05 am 
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It does indeed look like a very practical trailer. I have been reading about it in Europe for a couple of years. I would buy it immediately if there were a longer version for a Tandem Island. But apparently, it's not possible. :(


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2020 9:05 pm 
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Chess, thank you for your comment. I haul my PA14 on the trailer with room to spare, but the Tandem Island at 18'6" would be 4.5' longer. One possible solution would be to use a hitch extender. Torklift makes a 48" receiver extender for your hitch effectively lengthening the trailer from 12'6" to 16'6". That should give you plenty of room for the Tandem Island. The only other accessory you'd need is a 4' wiring extension for the lights.
Just a thought.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2020 10:56 am 
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Thank you for your reply, jeffdrugmand!

I must admit I didn't even know that hitch extenders existed! It does look like a potential solution. However, I am currently in Europe, and I think this product isn't available. In addition to that, installing the hitch receiver and extender, plus the trailer, does come at a steep cost. And it would only allow one specific car (with the receiver installed) to tow the trailer. It would be a lot easier and cheaper to develop an optional tongue extender for the trailer itself. I would definitely buy it. It is a real pity that there are no folding trailers in the market for the Islands. It would be very convenient. I really love the Ozyconcept trailer, and would definitely consider it if I owned shorter kayaks. Any chance Ozyconcept could come up with a tongue extender?


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2020 9:11 pm 
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Chess, Shoot me an email at [email protected]
We came up with a design for a Tandem Island and I'd like to get your feedback


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2020 9:09 pm 
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Chess,
Check this out.
https://imgur.com/a/dbPFpPE

What do you think?


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2020 8:22 am 
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It looks amazing! I will send you an email.

Thanks a lot,

Chess.


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