FREE SHIPPING - North Star Trailer Loadstar I-XL Utility/ATV Trailer Kit - 5ft. x 8ft.
Great trailer at a great price
This trailer works great to transport my lawnmower because of the ramp gate. It also tows behind my fourwheeler and is good for ice fishing.
April 23, 2013
Loadstar Trailer Review
Overall this is a great trailer for it’s price and load capacity (2000 lbs). I was looking for a general purpose trailer with at least a 2000 lbs capacity and a minimum deck size of 8’x5’. I bought it for moving machinery, building supplies and landscaping needs. The lift gate can be easily removed when not needed. The metal mesh deck is good for most purposes but for high point loads a plywood deck would be recommended because the mesh will bend under heavy point loads. Trailer assembly was very easy, trailer parts self aligned and took about 4 hours to assemble. Assembly can be done with one reasonable fit individual, but due to the weight two people would be better. Trailer includes every thing you need accept tools and grease. The trailer is shipped direct from the dealer and arrived in less than a week from ordering. The top rail was bent in shipment but the bend corrected when it was assembled. The trailer is shipped flat on a ~6’x~10’ wood plate and weighs about 1500lbs so be prepared to handle it. As for road handling, I used the trailer to move a 1500 lbs machine the other day and the trailer handled it very nicely. No jerking, swaging or bouncing.
My only complaint is that although the trailer arrives in less than a week, it took 4 weeks to get the certificate of origin (COC) mailed to me. I’m not sure if this was NT or the trailer dealers fault. I my state the COC is required to register the trailer.
June 17, 2011
5x8 utility trlr
trailer came in 3 packages(one box was damaged and some parts were missing); overall, i was able to construct trailer with enclosed instructions within a few days. instead of using the plywood as floor of trailer(i felt that the undercarriage beams were too far apart to support the plywood floor recommended by the directions), i went to home depot and bought 2x6 boards, which fit perfectly.i used the trailer to haul my 900 lb golf cart. i sealed the boards with a weatherproofing sealant. wheel grease zerts; enclosed zerts under standard so i replaced with my own. everywhere i went with trailer i got many great ratings(several even wanted to buy it from me since the trailer i assembled was considered of greater quality than those offered at trailer sales)5 star rating. i recommended to many of my friends the kit as being superior in worksmanship over the other brands.Hitch connection portion could use a stronger and longer base. i felt that if the hitch composition was welded as one piece i would have felt more secure when using it.(i did have the hitch/base composition welded, since i dont own a welder.)I felt that the bolt usage on hitch/base as sub standard and could be improved.otherwise, great trailer.!
June 1, 2010
New customer ,first time ordering product..Order people were very helpful and knowledgeable , with good suggestions and product description. after choicewas made order was processed quickly ,product came in early and in good condition .
Trailer Kit is unusual experience in my department , parts went together easily ,with little problem reading instructions.
I am excited to have this Northstar trailer as a replacement , upgrade for a smaller less versatile one ,in my rental fleet. It is easy to operate , has a good gate for loading ,and great size and stability for customer rental satisfication
February 16, 2010
I purchased this trailer to haul my motorcycles, 2 sportbikes, around the US. There was enough space to add a box in the front and still had plenty of room for the bikes. It towed perfectly straight an all road surfaces The full sized ramp gave us a lot of flexability in loading the bikes. All we added were a tougue jack, a spare tire and tie downs.
November 18, 2008
Great Little Trailer
Sold the old van and needed something to bring supplies and equipment to my warehouse to cut grass, etc. This is a great trailer. It pulls like a dream, hardly dents my fuel mileage, and is rugged. Last month, while helping one of our sons move, I ran over a five foot aligator on the freeway near Orlando, Florida. The trailer was loaded with a bed, couch, furniture, and lots of personal goods. I hit the gator with the rear wheels of my car, then the trailer ran over it. The car "bumped" as it went over the reptile. The trailer went airborne. I was surprised when it didn't pull or jerk my car in any way. When I got home, a close inspection showed ZERO damage to the trailer. What a great little trailer. I'm really glad I bought it. It takes a lickin and keeps on tickin...! And the drop ramp makes it a dream to roll-on or walk-on the load.
August 18, 2008
Excellent purchase for price. Hauled apx 1K lbs 300+ miles, then returned with about 1/2 the load - trailed like a champ. Easy to hook up. Accidently popped off a red running light cover, but Northern Tool+Equipment replacement parts worked perferct (even tho' they look different / screws instead of clips.)
Would recommend upgrading the licence plate braket (plastic). Mine was broke, but I'd planned on replacing this anyway.
Again, excellent for everyday 'homeowmer' hauling / or hooking up behind a tractor for semi-heavy yard work. Made in GA. My usual Home & Garden center sells a smaller (3X6) trailer for the same, or slightly more...
April 22, 2008
5X8 Utility Trailer
I love my little trailer! I got mine, already assembled and on sale at the local NT store. My husband has a big trailer that's just too much trouble to take to the home improvement store to pick up sheets of plywood, bags of concrete, etc. This trailer tows great, we forget it's back there! Also bought the trailer jack, spare tire and holder and tie-downs. The trailer jack we got was too big, so I'm searching for a smaller one that will fit this trailer. Would highly recommend.
March 30, 2008
Trailer & Accessories
Trailer arrived in several boxes & in good shape - very heavy. Fairly easy to assemble, instructions OK & all parts were included. Also picked up the Jack/wheel, spare wheel/tire & the spare wheel mount. Only complaint here was that they seemed to be sized for a larger frame member than existed on the trailer. One other minor negative is that the tailgate forms too sharp an angle for some pieces of equipment (eg. tractors with mowing deck) and I had to get a set of ramps to solve. Have been using for ~ 1 yr with no complaints.
October 29, 2007