A couple days ago Benjamen previewed the upcoming Tow-N-Stow trailer. However, the $2,500 price tag and the odd choice of pairing it with a stationary storage unit got some lukewarm responses from Toolmongers. In light of that, I’d like to see what y’all think of this new fold-up utility trailer from Craftsman.
Built on a fly-wing drive screw, the 6′ by 7′ trailer shrinks down to a 2-1/2′ by 7′ trailer in a matter of seconds, making it easy to store back along a fence or at the side of a garage. Built-in drainage prevents water from pooling if you do decide to leave it outside, and because the bed’s made of galvanized steel plating, it won’t rust in the elements.
Craftsman further sets their folding utility trailer apart from any other on the market by including a solid bed and front, back, and side gate houses; most other folding trailers have a skeleton frame design which allows for the folding mechanism but doesn’t do much to enclose the items in the trailer.
Craftsman manufactures this trailer from heavy-duty galvanized steel and gives it a weather and scratch-resistant coating. You can remove the front and back gate houses and drop ’em into the lip of the trailer to function as ramps, so you’re never caught without ’em. The trailer connects to vehicles via a standard 2″ ball hitch, and the fully enclosed light kit hooks up to most trucks, jeeps, and SUVs.
The trailer runs $1,600 retail, and currently it’s on sale for $1,300. So, at half the price of the Tow-N-Stow, is this a little more palatable as a weekend hauling solution?