Originally Posted by webspoke
We use a featherlite 3110 17.5' trailer, all aluminum, very nicely built. They cost a bit more, but you never have to worry about paint/rust. Search ebay and you can find them in WV for a very reasonable price, about 1-2k less than your local dealers. That brings the price closer to a steel trailer than you might think.
I can confirm that the Featherlight is a great trailer, I've pulled them more than once, well worth the cost.
ATC and Trailex are also great trailers.
Bottom line, I like Aluminum haulers. Aside from resiting corrosion their lighter weight makes them the preferred choice when total trailer weight is important (meaning you don't have a 3/4 ton pickup to pull it).