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    Kiddie trailer

    Anybody else have this problem? Kid still well within the weight limit for most trailers, but too tall to fit! Is there one brand or model that has more room than most? Thanks.

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    I don't have the problem with my own kids, but deal with it as part of the rentals I manage. Hopefully your child is old enough, and mature enough, to upgrade to a trailercycle. Burly is highly recommended, but Adams and Sun offer an optional seat back with a seat belt.
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    Wike has several models, the largest one accommodating a 5 ft 10" person.
    http://www.wicycle.com/

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    If they are too tall for the typical trailers then your options are the "special needs" trailers. The only two makers I have seen with special needs trailers are from Wike as noted above and CycleTote. I always thought that Chariot and Burley would (especially Burley) come out with a special needs trailer, but they have not.

    A problem you may have is that your child is probably older and will not be in a trailer much longer. It will cost alot of money to buy a special needs trailer that will see one maybe 2 seasons of use? You can recoup some on resale but I don't see them come up to say that it would be in high demand or less demand.

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    Many companies avoid "special needs" equipment out of liability concerns.
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    Of the standard, non-special needs trailers, the Wike has the most legroom based on the research I've done. Your mileage may vary, but we've been extremely happy with our Moonlight Double. Relatively cheap, easy, very good.

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