FREE SHIPPING - North Star Trailer Sportstar I Utility Trailer Kit - 4ft. x 6ft.
Great Trailer for hauling a golf cart
We got this to haul our golf cart around and it works perfect. The tail lights do seem to need to be replaced every 6 months to a year so make sure you check your lights as you should be doing anyways but really no complaints and I would recommend this trailer to anyone looking to haul a golf cart or ATV, etc
April 23, 2013
I purchased this trailer to haul my Harley from California to Colorado and it worked quite well. I had thought I would never use it again. Since I have been here I have found many uses for it. From hauling cords of firewood to transporting my canoe. With a bit of modification [uni-strut brace] it is very versatile.
The only negative thing I could say is that the serial number is hard to find making registration a hassle.
April 23, 2013
For the price this is the best trailer around. I haul a motorcycle with my car.
October 15, 2012
North Star Trailer Sportstar I Utility Trailer Kit
Bottom Line: I would purchase this trailer again for utility hauling and transporting my ATV.
Bottom Bottom Line: It has several design/manufacturing flaws that have to be dealt with.
(1) The hinge mounts at the bottom of the tailgate are welded about ½” - ¾” too far to the right so the R latch engages its hole too deeply and the L latch doesn’t engage its hole at all. FIX: Cut two ¼” x 1” x 1¼” pieces of steel stock, mount them with small bolts to the inside surface of the L latch plate, and drill out a ½” hole to receive the end of the L latch pin.
(2) The expanded metal bottom is WAY to flexible to support a 500 lb ATV at only the 4 tire footprint points. FIX: Cover the bottom with 5/8” - ¾” plywood. Use carriage bolts to maintain a smooth bed surface but use a flat washer, a split lockwasher, and a regular nut underneath. [Nylon locknuts twist the carriage bolt head out of the plywood before they tighten down enough to hold the bolt in place for final torquing.] I also mounted pieces of plywood inside the side and front rails to keep anything loose (gravel, debris, etc.) from spilling out; that required fabricating brackets that clamp the plywood to the vertical rail supports with square U-bolts.
(3) The tongue flexes side-to-side with my ATV on it. FIX: I cut and mounted ¼” x 1” strips of steel between the tongue and the bottom of the front rail supports as stiffening triangulation. I used a U-bolt to clamp the front ends of the new supports to the tongue just behind the spare tire mount. That far back from the hitch, the wheeled tongue jack will still swivel up and lock in the travel position.
(4) There are no tiedown eyes. FIX: After installing the plywood floor to the expanded metal original floor, I added a stainless steel 1” dia. eye bolt at each corner with a 6” length of ¼” x 1” steel underneath to spread the pulling force of tiedown straps.
August 13, 2012
great little trailer
I got this utility trailer at Northern Tool several years ago at an unbeatable price and it has been worth every penny many times over. I've hauled everthing from furniture to hardwood flooring, to plain ole junk headed for the dump. Easy to load and unload with the fold up ramp which is also highly useful in securing a heavy load. No need for a pick-up when you've got this baby. Love it. and highly recommend it.
January 9, 2012
I agree with nice trailer, HORRRIBLE instructions
The trailer, once assembled, was well worth the money. However, the side reflectors were worthless & the wiring harness was terrible. I had to purchase replacements for these. Once done, I was satisfied with the finished product. Please update the instructions!
December 23, 2011
Better than expected
I was in need of a small ATV/utility trailer and saw this one, with free shipping advertised. I read the reviews on it, and most were positive, though there were a few who had complained of missing parts, noise while towing, etc., but figured for the price, and with my mechanical abilities, I could overcome these problems, so ordeed it. It was better than I had expected, and apparently the builder has addressed the concerns. Not only did I get all the hardware, there were actually some spares. The finish seems to be plenty adequate. The spare tire mount left (barelky) enough room for me to mount a swing-up tongue jack. The lights were all pre-wired nicely, and required only plugging in the connectors. Colorado defines this as a "kit" trailer, and requires an assigned ID number, and it must be inspected after completion by a certified officer for road-worthiness. My inspector commented that this one seemed to be of much higher quality than the typical kit trailer he sees from the chain stores. It tows beautifully and quietly at full loaded highway speed. It has more ground clearance than my old one, making it easier to traverse the rough roads into my hunting areas. I have only two minor complaints. I feel there should be safety chains tio lock the gate in the up position, so the if the latches, release, the gate doesn't fall while towing. I made some for mine, and also rigged them so that I can chain the gate level if I want to haul something like 8' sheets of plywood. The other gripe is that the gate is a bit narrow for the sides, and this can allow the latches to come loose on bumpy roads. I solved this with a cable come-along, bending the rear of the rails in a ways so that the latches insert farther, providing more security. All told, I'm quitte happy with the little trailer.
October 10, 2011
I bought this trailer last year, i drive a small SUV that you hardly know its behind you. I put treated lumber in the floor along with the mesh, making it that much more durable. The gate folding down is a must for heavy equipment. I'm always asked "can I borrow your trailer"...
June 13, 2011
I needed a trailer to haul my 3 dirtbikes; the specific motorcycle trailer was on backorder so I purchased this utility trailer. I attached mounting hooks for my 3 bikes the and size of the trailer was adequate but because of the wire mesh floor as I cinched down the bikes there seemed to be too much flex in the trailer. Although I did not feel totally secure with the stability of the motorcycles they traveled fine. The trailer pulls great and for general applications would be an excellent choice at a great price. For peace of mind I will probably install a solid floor.
February 17, 2010
Nice trailer, HORRIBLE directions
Let me preface this by saying that I am quite mechanically inclined, and have a decently large amount of tools. Based on previous reviews I purchased this trailer. Once you get it built, it is nice. HOWEVER...
I don't know if they updated or modified the parts, but the directions and their "figures", using the word loosely, were horrible. Starting on page 1 I was already worried as the parts list did not agree with what all I had in front of me (stating 30 of one size bolt, 16 of another, 4 of a third, and all I had was 33 of one size...hmmm). I have put things together in the past where some of the parts are already pre-installed, so I was not too alarmed yet.
The figures/pictures they want you to refer to are so pixellated and small that they are nearly useless. And yet they ask you to refer to a picture for clarification of small details? Impossible. There was much trial and error, often times going a few steps ahead to see if that item would fit the way I GUESSED the previous part was to have been installed. As an example, the rear corner brace that supports the lift gate was completely opposite the tiny picture.
Wound up I had enough of the 1-sized bolts, way too many nuts (17 extra?), but not enough lock and flat washers so I had to go out and buy more. The trailer wiring harness had been crimped and nearly cut in two in 3 places, so I had to solder/repair that also. And why on earth would it be necessary to need all these different sized sockets: 17, 18, 19, 22mm, 5/8, 3/4, 7/8, AND an adjustable wrench? Really should be just 2-3 max.
So would I recommend this trailer? It is nice, once you get it built. But either they need to update their instructions, or you might as well be ready to kill an entire afternoon on what should take maybe 2 hours max to build.
December 2, 2009