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    Should I buy this trailer?

    Burley d'lite? the owner says they purchased it in 2002 so I guess I have to assume it was manufactured around 01/02? (btw, how can you tell the DOM?)

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    Background: I'm new here! Not sure if this is the appropriate place to post this question so if it needs to be moved then sorry

    We have 3 kids (5,3,1) and are looking to get into biking as a family to become more active and physically fit. I think we've narrowed down our search to a trailer for the younger 2 and a TAB for the 5yo.Since we're new to this I'm leary of investing a large amount of money, but I do not want to waste any money on something we'll hate that will make it harder for us to enjoy and do regularly/for life, kwim?

    So, I've narrowed our search further to Burley and Chariot (although, Burley prices are more appealing at this point). I found the Burley d'lite locally for sale for $375 (cdn) and I'm wondering if:

    1) is that fair for that age of trailer (I know the resale on Burley is good, but I have no idea of fair market value or what it would have been worth new that long ago)
    2) should I just consider a bee new for $460?
    3) should I consider something else?

    Help please Thanks!

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    I would go with an InStep trailer. I had one. My grandson loved it.

    http://www.instep.net/Product/Bicycl...uble_12-QE212/
    [SIZE=1][B]What I like about Texas[/B]
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGukLuXzH1E

    Set F1re To The Ra1n ( NY Night Rain Ride)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7jfcWEkSrI

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    The Burley's and Chariots are well made, lightweight, easy to tow, safe, comfortable. They are also pretty easy to resell and hold their value well. I would not hesitate to buy a 10 year old model that was taken care of. You can check "completed listings" on ebay to see what they have been selling for: http://completed.shop.ebay.com/i.htm..._dmd=1&_ipg=50

    I would buy a used, high quality Burley over something like a new InStep trailer, but then I don't buy my bicycles from Walmart, either.
    Last edited by EriktheFish; 06-29-11 at 09:35 PM.

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    Where are you located? I would hit the yard sales hard. I just bought one
    at a yard sale, like new. There is no way to tell the age, the older ones
    had a round tow bar, the newer ones are square. Older ones have 20"
    wheels, the newer ones are 16's.

    Everyone I have talked to got theirs second hand. Yard sale prices are
    $50 or less.

    Burley D-lite:



    I paid one dollar, they thought the tires where bad, they just needed
    put back on the rims and aired up.

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    I got mine free at a curb waiting for a trash pick up.
    Also got the rubbermaid tub at the curb.

    Check with your local Craiglist.

    Hauled my 40 lb grandson and used it for groceries.
    Gave it to a father who wanted to pull his two kids.



    Last edited by 10 Wheels; 06-29-11 at 10:03 PM.
    [SIZE=1][B]What I like about Texas[/B]
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGukLuXzH1E

    Set F1re To The Ra1n ( NY Night Rain Ride)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7jfcWEkSrI

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