(not just another chopper-style VW trike)
OVERVIEW. Here's a rough photochopped sketch of my design for a 1F2R trike (one front wheel, two rear wheels). I'm told that Dreirad is German for three-wheeled and Phaeton is a roadster body style with two rows of seating.
of my modified fiberglass FiberFab
gives it a 'Roaring '20s'
cyclecar appearance with room
for TheMissus in the
I'll need to
fabricate some parts, too:
PURPOSE and CONSTRAINTS. The primary use of Dreirad Phaeton will be as a 'dinghy' for side trips when we're staying in our 1995 Winnebago Rialta motorhome (right). Because the 21' VW Eurovan-based Rialta is modestly powered, we need to keep Dreirad Phaeton under 1000 pounds. Despite the weight penalty, we'll need a custom receiver cradle that the front wheel can sit in when being towed and it must have fenders in order to meet all trailer regulations while it's being towed (the extended hood functions as the front fender). Unfortunately, both of us will be required to wear helmets in this vehicle.
OF WASHINGTON (RCW)
Definition of Motorcycle
"Motorcycle" means a motor vehicle designed to travel on not more than three wheels in contact with the ground, on which the driver:
(1) Rides on a seat or saddle and the motor vehicle is designed to be steered with a handlebar; or
(2) Rides on a seat in a partially or completely enclosed seating area that is equipped with safety belts and the motor vehicle is designed to be steered with a steering wheel.