Whenever possible, try to see a trailer in person before you buy, but often times that simply isn’t possible. High-end trailers are often available in stores, but lower-end models are often mail-order only or a floor model is not available. Prior to buying any trailers, I would first give Craigslist a try. If you don’t get lucky, here’s where to find your favorite brands:
Chariot trailer are the most expensive on the market, but offer the most features. They are best suited for multi-sport families or families with taller kids, who plan on riding off-road. Before searching new, I would definitely recommend looking for a used trailer first. Due to the large investment, purchasing from a store with an excellent return policy is ideal.
REI has a no-questions-asked return policy, will ship free to their stores and carry the Chariot trailers in store for viewing and comparing. Most locations will even allow you to take the trailer out for a test ride. The downside of REI is their pricing as you will often pay more compared to online stores. By becoming a member to REI, which cost $20 for a lifetime membership, you will also be given additional discounts including 20% any full-price item several times a year.
Current Deals and Promotions as REI: REI Coupons & Rebates
Chariot Trailers are also available on Amazon through a third-party: Chariot Trailers on Amazon
Etrailer.com also sells the complete line of Chariot trailers with free shipping, has extensive reviews and photos of each model and offers a 60 day, no-questions-asked return policy on all trailers.
Burley trailers are a great fit for multi-sport families, who don’t need or want to pay for all the bells and whistles of a Chariot. If you plan on using your trailer to haul cargo, instead of kids on occasion, a Burley D’Lite, Solo, Cub or Encore should be your top, if not only choice, as their seats easy fold flat.