We love our trailer. We debated getting a pickup, but we both do more driving than hauling. And we will frequently end up with more than one passenger. And in the NW, an uncovered bed is not so good for wet weather hauling and a canopy is not so versatile.So a few years ago Phoebe found this little trailer on Craigslist. It tracks easily behind our Subarus, is easy to load, and can carry a surprising amount of stuff. She added the uprights when we were moving large doors.
It seems to work best with less than 1000lbs loaded into it. Any more and our little cars struggle a little to much. The trailer does not have brakes, so our car must do all the slowing and stopping. Too much weight, as we have found, does not feel comfortable when it comes to stopping.
We have hauled wood, scrap metal to recycle, garbage to the dump, hay, furniture, appliances, fence poles and wire. We help folks move. It has gates on both ends, and when they are removed, 16' lumber rides just fine. It is light enough to move by hand.
Someday, I can see getting a truck, but for now, we love our trailer.