Sunday, November 14, 2010

Welcome to Haulin' Colin Trailers

Haulin’ Colin is the world’s best-loved bike trailer.

Hand-made in Seattle, Washington, it is beautiful, durable, and will safely carry as much weight as you can pull with your bicycle.

It’s better than a car for stuff like mattresses, Christmas trees, extra bikes, and bulky boxes of all sizes.

The Haulin’ Colin trailer sets you free and makes errands to the grocery store, lumberyard, and post office a joy.

The bed of the trailer is 5 feet long by 2 feet wide—large enough to carry all manner of items, slim enough to navigate tight spaces and even bike paths.

Unloaded, the Haulin’ Colin weighs about 35 pounds. Because of its superior design, perfected over years of trial and error, you hardly notice the weight when it’s empty. When loaded, it remains stable and predictable even at higher speeds.

The Haulin’ Colin trailer is built to last a lifetime. The trailer arm is burly and bracketed for maximum strength. And welded steel construction throughout means that any part can easily be repaired in the unlikely event of damage.

Sustainability? Hell yes.

When you ride with the Haulin’ Colin trailer, heads turn. People ask you where you got it and how they can get one, too. Everyone instinctively knows: Haulin’ Colin trailers can save the world. Or, at least, help make it a lovelier, healthier, more beautiful place.

You can purchase a Haulin’ Colin trailer by contacting Dave Shapiro, at Haulin Colin’ Trailer Sales,

Retail price is $750.00 NOW ON SALE FOR $550.00!, which includes shipping. Free delivery by bike in the Seattle, WA area. Quantity discounts available and reduced rates for community organizations.

Questions? Comments? Please don’t hesitate to contact me.


Dave Shapiro
Haulin’ Colin Trailer Sales


Today was the first day I first made manifest the “company car” I had in mind when I bought the Hunqapiller. This morning, after coffee, I hooked up the Haulin’ Colin to the hitch I finally installed last night and carried a full load of stuff to Goodwill: three bags of old clothes, a couple boxes of knick-knacks and stuffed animals, an old lawn chair, and a bunch of picture frames. I’m sure it would have been all bittersweet had I had to have driven, what with donating these fondly-remembered aspects of my daughter’s younger childhood, but, as it was, pulling the load along via human power, I had nothing but a good time.

The bike performed just as I imagined it would under heavy weight; built for comfort rather than speed, it can poke along in my stump-pulling low gear at just over walking rate up any hill, secure on my 2.25”-wide tires that I’ll remain upright even moving so slowly.

After dropping off the stuff, I pedaled around town a bit, stopping for a couple of Guinesses and some football at my favorite Sunday morning watering hole. I locked up next to a brand-new Mercedes Benz, and although, of course, I wouldn’t trade the opportunity for any bike ride for any automobile drive, I had to admit that our two rigs looked like kindred spirits in terms of quality, durability, and style.

I thus remain confident that there will come a day when the market for Haulin’ Colin trailers (perhaps combined with Rivendell bicycles) will be as robust as the current market for fancy automobiles. It will take, no doubt, a major change in available resources to get people’s tastes to change, but I believe it will happen quite quickly when it does.

The time will arrive when many more people will consider a day like mine today a really good time; trailers may not sell hotcakes then, but like luxury cars would be just fine.