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Old 06-29-11, 02:09 PM   #1
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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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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?

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Old 06-29-11, 09:16 PM   #2
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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/
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Old 06-29-11, 09:31 PM   #3
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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.

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Old 06-29-11, 09:37 PM   #4
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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.



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