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Croozer cargo trailer - anyone have one?
I've been keeping an eye out for a cargo trailer (and contemplating building one, but the hitch part intimidates the hell out of me) for nearly a year now. I may still try to build one myself, but I just ran across the Croozer brand and they look like a distinct possibility. The first Croozer I saw was a kids trailer that looked WAY more solid than most I've seen!
For cargo, there is a flatbed model
and one that looks like a miniature covered wagon
or a souped-up child's wagon
; I like that small one. It was listed at $199 US on one site, 1/3 less than the Burley Flatbed, and it looks just about ideal for my needs.
The cargo capacity of the Croozer Cargo (small trailer) is listed at 65 lb, similar to a Bob trailer but more stable with 2 wheels. It doesn't carry as much as a Burley flatbed, but seriously, I doubt I will need to carry 100 pounds of stuff anytime soon. Plus I like the looks of the smaller trailer! Apparently the hitch arm swings up to use it as a handcart more easily (big plus).
I would most likely use the trailer for grocery runs and laundromat trips, as well as (hopefully) transporting my jewellery to local craft fairs and the farmer's market to sell. I'll have to come up with a folding table or something for display.
Does anyone have this trailer, or have you test-driven one? What do you think? And then the question is whether there's a dealer in Calgary...