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This $70 trailer any good?

Old 11-01-11, 10:19 AM
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This $70 trailer any good?

What do you guys think about this trailer? It seems like a deal at $70 but I can't tell the quality....seems compact....any thoughts?

It's made of steel and the wheels are 16" and also it seems like the deal is for the yellow/black one which doesn't seem as good as the other ones in the pictures.

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Old 11-01-11, 11:52 AM
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Sounds a bit hincky to me. Besides where the tow arm fastens to the trailer is one very weak point.

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Old 11-01-11, 12:12 PM
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That is a good price for that trailer. Double-check that shipping isn't outrageous though. I checked one out that was in my area as for sale used and it is a pretty nice setup. It can haul a lot and you can fold it up. The reason I did not get it is that is was fairly wide - and more than I needed (hauling my dogs). The guy was pullng it for groceries and carried 4 5 gallon water jugs with it.
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I've seen similar ones for sale on ebay. I assume that they are the same manufacturer. You may want to try to locate it and read the reviews.
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I know a guy who bought one off eBay for $100 or so. He's happy with it, but he doesn't tow much weight.
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Old 11-01-11, 04:20 PM
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Thanks for the input. I'll pass and stick with my kiddie trailer for now. They seem of similar quality the more I look at it. I don't haul much or use it that often but I see myself using it a lot more next summer....mostly Ice-chest/snacks/beach stuff....I eat out too much to haul groceries like some of you guys
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Originally Posted by Nightshade View Post
Sounds a bit hincky to me. Besides where the tow arm fastens to the trailer is one very weak point.

Pass is my advice..........
Wow ... a $70 trailer... with spoked wheels... and you say pass? I'm not sure what the hitch is, but you could replace it with the Burley hitch for $25 or so...

What other brand would you recommend?
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Originally Posted by Nightshade View Post
...where the tow arm fastens to the trailer is one very weak point.
Looks like a good deal to me. Consider that Nashbar sells a 35lb rated single wheel at this price, and a BOB singlewheel is over twice the price. Used child trailers are at or above this price on craiggers, also.

I've seen Kidarooz trailers with a tow-arm mounting similar to this and I've seen them successfully tow about 80lbs, which is above the rating for a BikeRev EcoShopper.

If you don't like the dropout hitch or don't like Burley replacement PVC hitches, one can pretty easily fasion a hitch out of hose clamps and a pneumatic tool coupling.
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Old 11-02-11, 10:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Nightshade View Post
Sounds a bit hincky to me. Besides where the tow arm fastens to the trailer is one very weak point.

Pass is my advice..........

hincky?
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Old 11-03-11, 08:07 PM
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Originally Posted by ka0use View Post
hincky?
+1 - I was going to check the dictionary, but thought I'd wait and see if someone asked the question - what the heck is hincky?
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I'm not sure what the OP is talking about, since the original link is dead, but for what it's worth I bought the cheapest cargo trailer I could find, made by Aosom, off ebay, for $110 shipped about a year ago.

I haven't used the thing very extensively, but it's worked fine when I have. I have most commonly used it to haul laundry a few blocks, and once used it to transport a fifty pound guitar amplifier and a couple instruments a few miles with some climbs. This has worked fine.

The thing seems sturdy. Actually, it seems overbuilt. The bottom of the thing is a solid sheet of steel, and the whole thing is probably unnecessarily heavy. The hitch seems to be sufficiently sturdy so far, although the backup webbing's carabeaner broke. I still need to replace that. The hitch is very easy to use.

It folds up quite easily, and the wheels detach, which are genuinely great features. It also comes with a fabric cover, which could potentially be useful.

I would never tour or ride long distances with the thing, though. I rarely need to carry more than 4 panniers, hence the lack of its use.

Honestly I'd recommend itfor non-touring utility usage at a low price. I'm sure more expensive trailers are better (and almost certainly lighter)but mine is fine thus far.


PS. The OP's link is working for me now. That's the somewhat smaller version of the trailer I have. Seems like a reasonable deal.

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Old 11-22-11, 08:42 PM
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Looking for a cargo trailer - check out the $99 Wike https://www.wicycle.com/cargo_economy...le_trailer.php . Seems very well built, supported by the company, and good carrying capacity. I am going to get the DIY https://www.wicycle.com/cargo_diy_kit...le_trailer.php $129 (plus $30 shipping) and for another $27 can get the aluminum I need.
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Old 11-26-11, 11:14 AM
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I've owned very similar trailers to that, possibly from the same factory. The axles broke, suddenly, every 2-300mi or so, under 0-50% of the stated maximum load. They're ok but only for limited fair-weather use.

And keep them clean and dry, of course.

The tyres will wear through in no time at all, so you'll have to put new ones on soon.
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