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Restored 4X8 Trailer
We bought the neighbors second hand Northern Tool Trailer-which was pretty old he the second owner had it for 10 years and in pretty rough shape after sitting outside for many years uncovered and with no maintainence on it.
We completely took it apart and repaired rusty beams and repaired and repainted the pieces and deck washed and stained the wood deck and rails.
We flipped the plywood floor over and the bottom was like new so it's now the top.
Beefed up the tongue and added a tougue dolly- New LED lights-2 new inner wheel bearings and seals- sanded and refinished the fenders with a top coat of spray on bed liner and it's better than new. Just hauled a yard of mulch- 2 buckets from a really big bobcat- with it today and it was perfect for the job.
If you buy one new- add some anti seize to all the bolts so 20 years from now you can get it apart and give it a makeover like we did
May 8, 2013
125691 Utility Trailer
This kit was easy to assemble, and had good quality components. My only problem has been the wiring instructions; the author is not clear. Anyone assembling the trailer should follow the mechanical instructions carefully as all the steps work well. A friend had built one of these trailers a few years ago, and it works well, so I wqnted one for myself.
April 23, 2013
Lightweight but I'm very happy with it.
This came in two boxes. Well protected parts. Well written instructions. There are LOTS of nuts to assemble but using a socket-driver-adapter and your screw gun made this go much faster. (Socket driver here: http://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_200431371_200431371).
My one wish is that the tongue square tube be stronger. I have a tilt-up jack on it but the tongue square tube bends if there is weight on the trailer.
However, I tow this with a Suburu Imprezza and I put my 500cc ATV on it and it tows like it isn't even there.
April 23, 2013
Motorcycle Trailer Conversion
I added a ramp and mid-rail from NT to convert it to a motorcycle trailer for BMW R 1150. Have to slowly ride it up, so I made wooden stanchions to support back corners and added foot ramps to place alongside the metal main ramp. Not for the faint of heart but tows great.
March 27, 2013
Very nice trailer
Trailer was packaged in 3 boxes. Quite heavy but the sales man loaded it in my Mazda 3 with no problem. Opened and took inventory of all parts. Everything was well packaged and in very good condition. Reading the instructions it stated that all parts are labeled. This was not the case. No markings at all so this took me a bit longer to figure what was what. The trailer went together very easily, Highly recommend not tightening anything until the instructions tell you too. I had to remove several beams because I had them upside down. Finished in about 3 hours. Good idea to have a can of red spray paint to touch up any scratches. Over all great trainer, well made and at a great price.
February 26, 2013
Best Utility Trailer for the money!!!
Great product, delivered in three boxes. Painted nice looking sturdy red.Give yourself some room in the driveway or garage to assemble. Directions are clear and easy to follow. Total assembly time 4-6 hours or quicker if you have a helper. I used one sheet of plywood only held down by L shaped brackets fixed to front and/or side fence posts. I use a ratchet tie down on the top rail circumference to hold all rails tight at the top that way i can easily remove all or one rail when needed depending on the situation. L shaped brackets can be seen on bottom of front posts in attached photo. This allows one to easily remove side rails and floor to fold up into garage. Many try and use fixed deck boards as flooring but then you can't get to the 4 bolts which must be undone to fold. Also fixed deck boards don't fold and are much heavier than one sheet of 3/8 or 1/2 plywood (depending on what you hauling) reducing total amount of load capacity the trailer can accept. Paint or stain top side plywood with exterior deck stain, probably have some leftover from that deck project and paint the underside the wall color of your garage so when you lean the plywood against the garage wall it blends in. Good luck and happy trailering!
October 15, 2012
Well I was shopping for a trailer for last min things and came across the trailer here on northern. It was price for what I thought was a great price. Well I ordered it and it came a few days later ,the boxes were all ripped up and holes in them,I was a little scared to even except them,but I took my chance and made a note I Northern shipping receipt . Well I took all parts out and was stunned how nice the tailer really was.it took me about 5 hrs to put it all together due to some people calling me all the time. Well any way got it together all parts were there and trailer is a very very nice trailer . Only thing I can say I didn't like is that the wheels for when its folded close ,they are kind of weak and one bent as I was pushing it i my garage.no biggie it was an easy fix .
Ok now the bad part ,what I found out later. I went to a local tool place I always go to and found out they had the same trailer for almost 1 hundred dollars cheaper, I was stunned, really didn t think I would find it cheaper any where else .
October 8, 2012
As a beginner this trailer is very straight forward to put together, it’s more like a big children’s toy. My VW Passat has no problems towing it, and I can’t even feel it’s there. In consideration of other reviews, I added a separate cable for grounding, LED lights and extra frame clips for the wiring, as not many come with the kit. Finally I added a ½” plywood floor and wooden sides. The only downside is having to lay on the floor, to insert a couple of bolts when putting it together. But overall this trailer is perfect for carrying items that won’t fit in your car, it‘s like having a pickup truck without paying for the gas. I am not very strong, but I am still able to fold it up.
August 18, 2012
FOLDING 4 X 8 TRAILER ASSEMBLY
While the instructions could be more detailed, if you take your time to review the diagrams assembly is not difficult.
Materials are strong and sturdy.
Ensure that the axle sits well onto the exposed bolt head of the spring before bolting the axle to the spring. If not seated, the axle could become misaligned and create a problem while towing on the road.
Be sure to initially only hand tighten bolts on each of the two frame halves before you tighten. This will ensure you have enough free play to square the frame and attach members. Once a given frame has all its parts attached, frame it square and then tighten the bolts.
Trailer ships in two boxes. One is quite heavy while the other is bulky. Mine arrived in excellent shape with only some minor tears to the boxes. Items inside do come wrapped in plastic. One item has an exposed bolt that could be covered with protective material before packing to limit scaring other items while in transit.
If you are looking for a cost effective trailer for hauling materials, do not discount this 4' X 8' trailer because it requires assembly. If you are the kind of person that is involved in hauling materials for whatever purpose, you no doubt have the skills to put this together.
August 14, 2012
The assembly instructions contained errors and were difficult to understand. I ended up assembling just based on the pictures/trial and error (not too bad if you're fairly handy). Also, it's not a quick process to fold this trailer up, so we just found space on our property to store it unfolded. Otherwise, this has been a great trailer that we use all the time.
May 14, 2012