With my 27th. annual Canadian fishing trip coming up in a month, I usually come-up with an idea to enhance the trip with technology. Last year was the radio controlled trolling boat...too windy and cumbersome and a general PIA. This year I was thinking of a cart to haul our gear up and down the "Cardiac Hill" that is about 150' long by 50' high. The camp is about ten miles up the lake by boat. It's not too bad unless you have to carry about a thousand pounds of stuff in the heat and bugs. The van won't make it up and down the hill, even if it were 4WD.
I'm thinking of a 4'x4'x4' cart that will break down for transport. For some strange reason, I have a couple of wheelchairs around for wheels that are light and big enough to handle the rough terrain. I am thinking of making a fixture that would fit into the hitch receiver on the van with a small electric winch mounted. Thus, run the cart up or down the hill with64 cubic feet of gear on it. (Not as much beer and hooch as there used to be, the drugs of choice are now Naproxin and Tums)
My fear is that it will weigh 500 pounds, have independent suspension, cost thousands, won't fit in the van and not work right when I'm done designing and building it...and I only have a month. Any ideas would be appreciated, is there a commercial thing I could buy?