A thousand bucks is a little hard on the budget right now. MoreOVER...I joined the ranks of pick-em-up truck owners a few years ago - of course, me being me, I did it differently. Got a 2wd first-gen Tacoma, cheaper than dirt. And it's been exactly what I need; and I've lugged bikes around with it.
Problem is, loading and unloading is anything but convenient. But what I'm saying is, I don't need a trailer - MUCH. I do need it when I do need it. Roadside fails; or when I'm carrying other stuff
The trailer this winter was because I'd planned to be camping in the back of the truck.
But, I'm babbling. Frankly, that pile of rusty junk is just about what I need now - with two exceptions. First, space is at a premium. So aluminum or a folding trailer is a REAL nice concept. Aluminum, so I can just stand it up without a hand winch or recruiting strangers to help me heave-ho. Folding to just fold it up.
Second concern, of course, is what happens to rusty junk over time. FAILURE. Nobody needs that on the road with an expensive bike in the middle of the debris.
If I can't cost-effectively do it, I may just toss out this trailer and fill the OCCASIONAL needs outta Y'all-Haul.