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Old 11-27-10, 04:39 PM   #1
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Trailer ?

Hi Everyone,
I would like to know if anyone here has any knowledge of this trailer or it's company seen here.
http://www.aosom.com/index.php?main_...products_id=46
I am thinking of buying this trailer for groceries and laundry runs.
Any help and suggestions are much appreciated and thank you for your time.
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Old 11-27-10, 05:41 PM   #2
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WOW, for that price, it sure looks good!! I mean, this is what I haul stuff (food, etc.) in:


I made this utility trailer out of a beat up old "kid carrier trailer" I got for $25.00 (US) and it's done a great job for many years. A Burley like that would cost you 300-350 dollars so it just might be worth the chance, you can always "brace it up" yourself, jmho, ymmv.
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Hi Everyone,
I would like to know if anyone here has any knowledge of this trailer or it's company seen here.
http://www.aosom.com/index.php?main_...products_id=46
I am thinking of buying this trailer for groceries and laundry runs.
Any help and suggestions are much appreciated and thank you for your time.
Check out the cargo trailers at Wike Trailers They have a number of pretty neat trailers around $200 and you can even get a kit (minus some aluminum channel) for $129.

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WOW, for that price, it sure looks good!! I mean, this is what I haul stuff (food, etc.) in:

I made this utility trailer out of a beat up old "kid carrier trailer" I got for $25.00 (US) and it's done a great job for many years. A Burley like that would cost you 300-350 dollars so it just might be worth the chance, you can always "brace it up" yourself, jmho, ymmv.
You should post this in the Utility forum. They are just aching for this type of post.
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I don't believe that you can go wrong with almost any trailer.
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Old 11-29-10, 01:03 PM   #5
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I have a cycletote trailer which I am very happy with. I use it for laundry, groceries, hardware store, etc. I have the touring model, but have the bits and pieces to convert it into a child carrier for when my grand-daughter is visiting. Very versatile, very well built, but not the least expensive trailer that you are liable to find. I like the fact that it uses 700C tires, so I can use the same tubes and tires as I use on my bike.
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The only complaint I read about those Aosom trailers is that when filled up the fabric bulges out on sides and starts rubbing against the wheels.
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Thank you all for your replies but keep them coming if anyone else has input please make a suggestion I am all ears.
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At 35 pounds that trailer seems pretty heavy, especially if you live in any of the hillier parts of the Garden State. Most other cheapo trailers, with their steel frames, weigh in around 25 lb. The more expensive Burley Nomad, with an aluminum frame, is just under 15.
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I'm personally looking at the Burley Flatbed -- 100lb capacity, 13lb trailer weight, good overall size. Looked at the Wike trailer site, and I like the simplicity of the hitch system, but their trailers come up a bit short for my needs.
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At 35 pounds that trailer seems pretty heavy, especially if you live in any of the hillier parts of the Garden State. Most other cheapo trailers, with their steel frames, weigh in around 25 lb. The more expensive Burley Nomad, with an aluminum frame, is just under 15.
I agree with you the trailer is heavy and yes it's very hilly here nothing but hills.
I was also looking at the Burley flat bed.
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I'm personally looking at the Burley Flatbed -- 100lb capacity, 13lb trailer weight, good overall size. Looked at the Wike trailer site, and I like the simplicity of the hitch system, but their trailers come up a bit short for my needs.
Didn't like the Wike either.
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This is right after assembling my new trailer, just before wrapping the cargo netting around it.
It's just a cart for an acetylene welder. Fifty bucks.

Night view from rear with tool rack at front of trailer and battery lights off.
Reflective tape is fun! <(^_^<)

No way I'm paying $250 for a commercial trailer!

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This is right after assembling my new trailer, just before wrapping the cargo netting around it.
It's just a cart for an acetylene welder. Fifty bucks.
Looks like cornering might be a bit of an issue. How does it work?
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Actually, it's not bad. There's enough pivot with the u-bolts that join it together, and enough flexibility in the aluminum rods to turn pretty well. Of course, you gotta pull a three-pointer if you want to turn around in a cramped driveway or such. At city and open road speeds, though, it's not a problem- there's plenty of lean.
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One of the more versatile trailers for pure cargo hauling is the Bike at Work series of trailers. They are for some serious utility hauling.

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Thanks I just checked them out and it's more then I want to spend.
I do have to say they are heavy duty and I don't think you can go wrong with one of them if you have a need for such a trailer.
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Thanks I just checked them out and it's more then I want to spend.
I do have to say they are heavy duty and I don't think you can go wrong with one of them if you have a need for such a trailer.
Look for them on CL I have seen a couple for half price, also take a look at how they are built, someone on here built a similar one out of a trashed aluminum extension ladder.

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I have the Burley Nomad.. very nice for grocery getting.

Sometimes Amazon will have a good deal on them.
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One of the more versatile trailers for pure cargo hauling is the Bike at Work series of trailers. They are for some serious utility hauling.

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These are outrageously expensive. You could probably DIYa 300lbs capable trailer for much less. It's basically one side of an aluminum ladder with two wheels attached.
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These are outrageously expensive. You could probably DIYa 300lbs capable trailer for much less. It's basically one side of an aluminum ladder with two wheels attached.
Expensive, outrageously so? I don't think so. They are well designed and modular, made in the USA in small production runs. If you are living car free and need to haul a lot of weight or bulky items on a regular basis you won't find a better trailer. Yes you could probably DIY one if you wanted to, my time is worth around $50 an hour, I am not going to get one built in an 8 hour day.

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Expensive, outrageously so? I don't think so. ...
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+1 very reasonable price for a quality product.
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