I recently acquired a typical child-transporting trailer - the kind that bolts to the rear triangle, covered in canvas and folds.
The canvas was long gone by the time it reached me, since my neighbor who was about to throw it out had already removed it. They where planning to build a bottom on it and use it to haul groceries. Instead they left this to rust and bought an SUV. Something went wrong with that plan...
Anyways, I had some pine shelving that happened to be just the right size to lay down a platform on the frame, and some copper pipe-hangers which where just the thing to attach it with. I removed all unnecessary parts, and took it out for a test-ride.
I saw a couple in their late teens / early twenties walking by and I heard him remark "that's the coolest thing ever..." to his girlfriend. I got a few smiles and quizzical looks from older folks. A girl, maybe about six, on her tiny bicycle was flabbergasted by this contraption. She got very excited and started questioning her nearby parent as to what I was doing with that thing - although she understood right away that one could carry a lot with it.
I stopped at my girlfriend's house to show her my new geeky toy, and the six year old was going around the block and every time she passed she slowed down and just stared at me and the trailer.
My general plan is to make some Rubbermaid bins bolt on with wing-nuts for waterproof trunk storage that can be easily removed should I need part or all of the platform. I can only imagine what kind of reactions I'm going to get then.
Anyone have strange reactions the first time (or every time...) they rolled their trailer out?