Originally Posted by DuckDodgers
What exactly do you mean by "tows like a sack of bricks"? Just that it is difficult to tow? In what sense? Heavy? What other cons are there? What are the pros (besides the price)? I will say, the price looks very attractive...
Price is attractive becomes you get an aluminum box with 4 tires. There are zero safety features on that trailer, the welds are sub-par, and it tows like crap.
All I know is, when I towed my Featherlite, there was nothing but smooth going on back there. I never felt it slide around. I had to keep checking my mirrors to make sure it was still there. When I towed the eclipse, I could feel it swaying around, everything was jerky like the wheels were locking up, and it did feel heavier than my Featherlite. I tow with a 6 liter 3/4 ton Chevy, so I was not remotely over weighted. I don't like how that thing tows at all.
Sure you can get a brand new Eclipse for the price of an older used Featherlite, but the Eclipse will cease to be shiny, clean and new on the first day and you'll be left with a trailer that is of far less quality than a Featherlite, Sundowner or the other big name aluminum brands. Any one of the better ones used is the far better option.