Proof of Concept Wrap-up

This was the first real outing for The Mule, our new-to-us generator-hauler-turned-expedition trailer. In the past we’ve been unsure about the compromises proposed by towing while on the trail. Despite being poorly equipped for the task our Mule has proved to us it will be well worth the effort. It has earned itself a real suspension, a matched set of tires & wheels, and a good kit of on-board support equipment for our longer treks.

The little trailer made the entire trip without issue until 20 minutes outside Laughlin, where one of the el cheapo Wal-Mart tires exploded, probably from a cholla picked up in Lanfair Valley. Luckily, I was able to borrow a bigger trailer from a friend to go pick it up…