First thing...If you are going to hunt around home base a regular trailer front is OK. If you have plans to travel long distances get the V-nose. Steel vs Alum trailer ? I think Alum is lighter but not everybody can weld them if they break, Steel trailers can be welded in just about every garage in the country. Size is the next question......Think about this....you have a 24x24 garage it looks real big, then as you get older and get more "Junk" it looks like the walls are moving in. You run out of room fast. Same thing goes for a trailer. But it much bigger than you think you need. You will find that over the years you get more "JunK" in there too.