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  1. #1
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    How to buy a used kiddie trailer for a bicycle

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    I want to buy a kiddie trailer for the bicycle. I looked on Craigslist.org and there are many types of used trailers. I have no clue what to even look for in a used trailer or if it is even worth buying a used trailer rather than a new one.

    Although my 38 year old daughter only has one child who will be one on December 11 (Oh where does the time go?), I would bet my bottom dollar they may have another baby within the next two years. So I guess the only thing I do know is I would like to buy one that holds two children. The trailer is for me! I do daycare for her two days one week. The MIL and I alternate Fridays. I usually take my grandson for a stroller ride but I think a bike ride would be a lot of fun, too. The other grandma had a knee replacement so she doesn't do stroller rides or bike riding.

    Thanks for any advice! And if anyone in the Twin City Minnesota area has one for sale, let me know! I would trust someone on TE rather than Craigslist!
    kajero
    2013 Trek FX 7.6 WSD
    2012 Specialized Ruby WSD
    2004 Schwinn (I think that is the year)

  2. #2
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    I think you should find other trailer threads and see what specifics they suggest for looking at new, then go from there. (FWIW, Amazon has many trailers at reasonable prices if you can't find what you are looking for used).

    Also, read the reviews of trailers at Amazon, that will tell you in detail what to look for and avoid.
    Last edited by Muirenn; 08-15-2014 at 05:45 AM.
    So long as the wheels are still turning, life is good.

    Battswebb

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  3. #3
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    Thanks for the info. I have looked at the threads for NEW trailers. I just wondering about what pitfalls USED trailers may present. I don't want to buy anything used that may not be safe because someone adjusted an axel or removed a screw.

    Thanks again.
    kajero
    2013 Trek FX 7.6 WSD
    2012 Specialized Ruby WSD
    2004 Schwinn (I think that is the year)

  4. #4
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    What is your budget?

    If the safety of used worries you, maybe you should stay away from them? (They are probably fine, though).
    So long as the wheels are still turning, life is good.

    Battswebb

    Pinarello Quattro~CAADX~ Zurich Lemond
    Specialized Romin Saddles

    Surly Krampus!

  5. #5
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    I don't know what my budget is right now. LOL. I am trying to get my ex and his wife, and her MIL and FIL to go with me for an Xmas gift. If I could get a used one that was nearly new it would help convince them.
    kajero
    2013 Trek FX 7.6 WSD
    2012 Specialized Ruby WSD
    2004 Schwinn (I think that is the year)

 

 

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