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Schwinn Rascal Owner's Manual

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Rascal
PET TRAILER
13-SC315
OWNER'S MANUAL
This manual contains safety, assembly, use and maintenance
instructions. Read these instructions carefully before use and keep
them for future reference. Your pet's safety may be affected if you
do not follow these instructions. The Schwinn Bicycle Trailer must
be assembled by an adult who has read and understands the
instructions in this manual. Keep the packaging away from children
and dispose all packaging before use.
Do not return to store. Call toll free 1-800-242-6110 for assistance
and replacement parts. Keep instructions for future reference.

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  • Page 1 Read these instructions carefully before use and keep them for future reference. Your pet’s safety may be affected if you do not follow these instructions. The Schwinn Bicycle Trailer must be assembled by an adult who has read and understands the instructions in this manual.
  • Page 2 Thank You For purchasing the Schwinn Pet Trailer. Enjoy hours of pleasurable exercise and pet-time fun. If you have any questions or comments our customer service hours are: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Monday through Friday CST. You may also reach us through the following: Web: www.pacific-cycle.com...
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    8 WARRANTY .........22 Schwinn Pet Trailer • model 13-SC315...
  • Page 4: Safety

    • Check the assembly (i.e.: crossbar locked, screws tight) before to riding using the product. • Make sure the tow bar safety strap is properly secured for • Never allow children to assemble, fold, or disassemble additional safety the trailer. Schwinn Pet Trailer • model 13-SC315...
  • Page 5: Trailer Use Warnings

    • Zippered bug screens and weather screen can be rolled up (fastened with elastic bands) or rolled down, depending on riding conditions. Schwinn Pet Trailer • model 13-SC315...
  • Page 6: Parts And Features

    (rolls up and fastens in elastic bands) Storage pouch Zippered bug screen Zippered pet door Bug screen side window (2) Washable liner Bicycle coupler Wheels (2) Safety strap Tow bar Tow bar locking pin Schwinn Pet Trailer • model 13-SC315...
  • Page 7: Assembly

    Locking bracket. Figure 3.1 ❷ Rotate the tow bar out and away from the trailer. The tow bar should be resting on the front of the frame. Figure 3.1 Tow bar bracket Figure 3.1 Schwinn Pet Trailer • model 13-SC315...
  • Page 8: Attach The Wheels

    ❶ Remove the caps from the ends of the axles. ❷ Insert the axle of the wheel into the hole located on the side of the trailer frame. Figure 3.3 Figure 3.2 Figure 3.3 Schwinn Pet Trailer • model 13-SC315...
  • Page 9 ❹ Repeat steps 2 and 3 for the remaining wheel. Figure 3.5 slide the end of the safety loop over the end of the locking pin. Check that the locking pin is securely in place. Figure 3.4 Figure 3.4 Figure 3.5 Schwinn Pet Trailer • model 13-SC315...
  • Page 10: Unfold The Frame

    Fold or unfold the trailer slowly using caution. • Keep children clear when folding or unfolding the trailer. • Ensure that all locking devices are engaged before use. Figure 3.6 Schwinn Pet Trailer • model 13-SC315...
  • Page 11: Figure

    ❷ Lift the left side wall up into a vertical position. Figure 3.7 ❸ Lift the right side wall up into a vertical position. Figure 3.8 Figure 3.7 Figure 3.8 Schwinn Pet Trailer • model 13-SC315...
  • Page 12: Insert The Safety Flag

    ❶ Insert the top half of the pole into the opening of the bottom half of the pole. ❷ Insert the flag pole into the flag pole sleeve. Figure 3.12 Release button Crossbar latch Figure 3.9 Figure 3.10 Schwinn Pet Trailer • model 13-SC315...
  • Page 13: Trailer Attachment

    ❸ Place the tab washer on the axle. Fit the tab into the slot on the bicycle frame dropout. Note: If your bicycle frame doesn’t have a slot in the drop out, rotate the tab to fit into the axle slot. Figure 4.3 Slot washer Figure 4.3 Schwinn Pet Trailer • model 13-SC315...
  • Page 14 ❹ Remove the locking pin from the coupler and slide the coupler ❻ Place the hub nut and washer back onto the axle and tighten. off the end of the tow bar. Figure 4.5 Incorrect coupler placement Coupler Washer Hub nut Figure 4.4 Figure 4.5 Schwinn Pet Trailer • model 13-SC315...
  • Page 15: Attachment With Quick Release

    Figure 4.6 Inner Skewer Spring Outer Quick spring release lever Quick release lever and spring Figure 4.6 Figure 4.7 Schwinn Pet Trailer • model 13-SC315...
  • Page 16 ❻ Rotate the quick release lever up and tighten. When properly tightened, the quick release lever should leave an imprint in your hand. The pressure should be firm but not excessive. Quick release lever and spring Slot washer Figure 4.9 Figure 4.8 Schwinn Pet Trailer • model 13-SC315...
  • Page 17 This reduces stress on the tow bar. Figure 4.10 from the wheel to prevent possible friction against the wheel and spokes of the bicycle. ❽ Insert the locking pin into the hole on the top of the coupler. Figure 4.10 Figure 4.11 Schwinn Pet Trailer • model 13-SC315...
  • Page 18: Attach The Safety Strap

    Tow bar ring ❶ Wrap the tow bar safety strap around the bicycle frame. Figure 4.12 Bicycle frame Safety strap Safety strap Figure 4.12 Figure 4.13 Schwinn Pet Trailer • model 13-SC315...
  • Page 19: Using The Pet Trailer

    • To get your pet used to the trailer, practice with frequent but shorter rides, in less trafficked areas to limit distraction for you and the pet Figure 5.1 Schwinn Pet Trailer • model 13-SC315...
  • Page 20 Figure 5.2 screen zipped shut, rolled back and secured with the elastic straps. This will depend on the dog’s size and comfort. Figure 5.3 Figure 5.2 Figure 5.3 Schwinn Pet Trailer • model 13-SC315...
  • Page 21: Disassembly And Storage

    • Always fold or unfold the trailer slowly and with caution. • Keep children clear when folding or unfolding the trailer. ❶ Remove the flag pole and separate the flag pole sections. Figure 6.1 Release button Crossbar latch Figure 6.1 Figure 6.2 Schwinn Pet Trailer • model 13-SC315...
  • Page 22 ❸ Fold the left and right walls down. Figure 6.3 ❹ Remove the locking pins from the wheels. Pull the wheels out of the trailer frame. Figure 6.4 Figure 6.3 Figure 6.4 Schwinn Pet Trailer • model 13-SC315...
  • Page 23 ❻ Rotate the tow bar back into the frame. Insert the locking pin through the tow bar and frame. Secure the safety loop over the end of the locking pin. Figure 6.6 Figure 6.5 Figure 6.6 Schwinn Pet Trailer • model 13-SC315...
  • Page 24: Maintenance And Parts

    Only use a foot or hand pump to inflate. • Have a qualified bicycle mechanic perform routine safety checks on your bicycle before using with the trailer. • Routine bicycle maintenance is recommended to be performed every year. Schwinn Pet Trailer • model 13-SC315...
  • Page 25: Warranty

    To make a claim under warranty, notification of such defect must be given to Pacific Cycle, Inc. at 1-800-242-6110. You will be instructed on how the product or part needing replacement should be shipped, postpaid, to Pacific Cycle, Inc. Schwinn Pet Trailer • model 13-SC315...
  • Page 26 Manufactured for Pacific Cycle, Inc (A Division of Dorel Industries) Pacific Cycle, Inc. 4902 Hammersley Road Madison, WI 53711 ©2016 Pacific Cycle, Inc. Schwinn® is a registered trademark of Pacific Cycle, Inc. Made in China · Printed 2016 Schwinn Pet Trailer • model 13-SC315...